You know I had a terrifying thought this morning.... I`d been musing about why the US seemed so keen to start a war with Iraq, and then it struck me..... before I get into this though I want people to know even I think I`m wrong...... probably...
What if this whole drama was a plot by Bin Laden to bring the US down.... The US has been a thorn in the side of Arab states and Muslim fundamentalists for decades.... but they know very well that any form of direct attack on the US would be futile. However, someone like Bin Laden is very clever and capable of planning for years in advance. So what if he engineered an attack where America brought herself down.... by investing in various companies (notably oil), & influencing political pressure groups. If you think about it there is no end of damage a person with sufficient funds could do to rock stability in the American economy, but doing it from within, subtly. Indirectly supporting US organisations that would push for example for the her to act independently of world opinion, isolating it. If the US continued to act in this manner eventually it could be ripe for a terrorist attack that would engender sympathy in foreign governments. The sad thing would be the organisations picked by Bin Laden and his cronies would have to be the most patriotic, hawkish possible. So these groups by defending the US and her interests could be made to bring about her downfall...... a plan like this would take years to implement, would involve stimulating the US to act on the world stage militarily (Sept 11 & the consequent Afgan incursion). Any organisation targeted by Bin Laden, to help him would claim to defend against and deny such involvement to the grave.
Am I turning into Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory........ what do you think?