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Osama Supported The Arab Spring. Obama Supported The Arab Spring. What Does That Tell The World About Obama?

zbacku 2012/05/04 03:34:52
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Bin Laden supported Arab spring

By Johanna Kassel in New York

Osama bin Laden was a surprising proponent of the Arab spring, according todocuments found after his capture and released on Thursday.

In his last private letter written just a week before his death, he said the revolutions represented a “formidable event” and a turning point in the Arab world. Before the release of the 17 letters by the US government, the revolutions were viewed as a concern for bin Laden as they could cause instability and potential western involvement in the region.



At the time of the letter, the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt had fallen to rebel uprisings.

“The fall of the remaining tyrants in the region was inevitable,” he continued, and said al-Qaeda must increase efforts by “educating and warning Muslim people” about “half solutions” touted by the Muslim Brotherhood and similar Islamist groups. If al-Qaeda were successful in recruiting the newly freed rebels, bin Laden said, “then the next phase will [witness a victory] for Islam”.

He said al-Qaeda could capitalise on the revolutions, including “inciting people who have not yet revolted and exhort them to rebel against the rulers” and calling for jihadis to unite in a broader media campaign to that point.

Though the documents – analysed and released by a privately funded academic institution within the West Point military school – were translated into English, analysts noted that bin Laden’s original Arabic wording helped to understand his views on the Arab spring.

He did not call the people involved with the revolutions “mujahidun” or “warriors of faith”, but instead referred to them as “free revolutionaries” or “thuwaar ahrar” taking part in a “liberation (tahrir) enterprise”.

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  • flaca BN-0 2012/05/05 02:42:21
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    Many muslims agree with the Arab Spring. It's about overthrowing rich dictators.
    What the west fails to understand is that you can be pro-Arab spring but be against the zionist regime.
  • Elephant Lord 2012/05/05 02:01:18
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    That they both support the Arab Spring.
  • Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning 2012/05/04 06:48:24
    Both Supported The Muslim Brotherhood. Their 'Brothers'
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    Iran also supports the muslim brotherhood take over of these countries (Syria already in camp). Obama supports them. They were not radical enough prior.
  • Kevin Verdone 2012/05/04 03:51:42
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    +1
    Hitler liked painting.
    Bob Ross liked painting.
    Therefore, Bob Ross supported the holocaust.
  • Bella 2012/05/04 03:39:15
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    Bella
    Oh yay analogies. If Osama likes chocoloate ice cream and obama likes chocolate ice cream, then Obama must like everything Osama likes......

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