Uhh.. Why? Ok, you've heard of the internet... Television etc right? If the guy really had a dick and a message, he'd broadcast it to the world in some way or another. HE reportedly DID warn of an attack about three weeks ago. HE also said that he agreed with the attack. HE obviously has money and resources to get this MESSAGE out FIRST before resorting to a battle. If these terrorists were really concerned about the US attacking their arab brothers (they don't appear to care) They wouldn't agree with the terrorist attack - because the US reaction will not be a pretty one. Stupid morons.
You're telling me that terrorists with these types of resources can't get their message out? If it's an act of desperation, why operate without a message?! The ONLY message that was presented on the 11th was one of HATE. Where the HELL do you come off saying that this is an act of desperation under these circumstances?
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3) This is a faq about bin Laden: http://www.msnbc.com/news/627355.asp
Notice that it tells anything you might want to know about him...except WHY. Why do they hate the US and its western allies? Do YOU know? How much are the many CIA-assisted coups (influenced by commercial interests) in places like Chile, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, etc. ever discussed? Or the use of these places as pawns in the game of "containing the communist menace"? It's easier just to dehumanize Arabs and say they're crazy.
Terrorism isn't madness, it's DESPERATION.
I think the only path out of this situation is open dialogue of ALL OF THE ISSUES. The United States and Britain need to acknowledge their middle east role over the past decades and address the griefs of these people. Not spout empty, predictable platitudes about "terror will not stand." Terror will stand as long as people are oppressed.