Monday, September 10, 2007

 

Bin Laden uses the far left's talking points

(Via Hot Air.)

And despite this brazen attack on the people, the leaders of the West - especially Bush, Blair, Sarkozy, and Brown - still talk about freedom and human rights with a flagrant disregard for the intellects of human beings. So is there a form of terrorism stronger, clearer and more dangerous than this? This is why I tell you: as you liberated yourselves before from the slavery of monks, kings, and feudalism, you should liberate yourselves from the deception, shackles and attrition of the capitalist system.

If you were to poner it well, you would find this in the end, it is a system harsher and fiercer than your systems in the Middle Ages. The capitalist system seeks to turn the entire world into a fiefdom of the major corporations under the label of "globalization" in order to protect democracy.

And Iraq and Afghanistan and their tragedies: and the reeling of many of you under the burden of interest-related debts, insane taxes and real estate mortgages: global warming and its woes; and the abject poverty and tragic hunger in Africa: all of this is but one side of the grim face of this global system.

Except for the part about taxes I can easily imagine these words coming out of Chomsky's mouth. So am I wrong to point out that UBL is using the language of anti-capitalism/globalism? Isn't it obvious that they both share a common enemy - free market capitalism and Western democracy?

There is nothing wrong with sharing a common viewpoint with UBL. But let's not pretend that he is deliberately making this connection. His purposes are unknown but I doubt UBL is praising without considering who in the West would most likely be willing to ally themselves with al Qaeda in the cause of removing Western military presence from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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