Al Qaeda Declaration of War February 23 1998:
"On that basis, and in compliance with God's order, we issue the following fatwa to all Muslims: The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies-civilians and military-is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim."
Osama's 'Mein Kempf' given during a Frontline Interview May 1998 contains the following question/answer:
Frontline: Describe the situation when your men took down the American forces in Somalia.
OBL: "After our victory in Afghanistan and the defeat of the oppressors who had killed millions of Muslims, the legend about the invincibility of the superpowers vanished. Our boys no longer viewed America as a superpower. So, when they left Afghanistan, they went to Somalia and prepared themselves carefully for a long war. They had thought that the Americans were like the Russians, so they trained and prepared. They were stunned when they discovered how low was the morale of the American soldier. America had entered with 30,000 soldiers in addition to thousands of soldiers from different countries in the world. ... As I said, our boys were shocked by the low morale of the American soldier and they realized that the American soldier was just a paper tiger. He was unable to endure the strikes that were dealt to his army, so he fled, and America had to stop all its bragging and all that noise it was making in the press after the Gulf War in which it destroyed the infrastructure and the milk and dairy industry that was vital for the infants and the children and the civilians and blew up dams which were necessary for the crops people grew to feed their families. Proud of this destruction, America assumed the titles of world leader and master of the new world order. After a few blows, it forgot all about those titles and rushed out of Somalia in shame and disgrace, dragging the bodies of its soldiers. America stopped calling itself world leader and master of the new world order, and its politicians realized that those titles were too big for them and that they were unworthy of them. I was in Sudan when this happened. I was very happy to learn of that great defeat that America suffered, so was every Muslim. ..."
In the same interview he gives warning in 1998:
"The American government is leading the country towards hell. ... We say to the Americans as people and to American mothers, if they cherish their lives and if they cherish their sons, they must elect an American patriotic government that caters to their interests not the interests of the Jews. If the present injustice continues with the wave of national consciousness, it will inevitably move the battle to American soil, just as Ramzi Yousef and others have done. This is my message to the American people."
So we contemplated our navels until September 11, 2001 and afterward frothed vigorously that we never saw it coming. In his tour of triumph Osama showed up on vieotape in December of that year and explained his strategy for attacking and rallying the cult of the moon-god:
"When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse."
This is the goal of the enemy. To break our will and draw the world into seeing him and the mooj as the strong horse.
And he may be right. Here is evidence of the people being drawn to the Strong Horse .
Will he be right about our national will ? Yes... if Pelosi, Kennedy, Clinton, Reid, Murtha, Durbin, Edwards, Obama, NYT, WaPo, Rosie, Moore and that whole list of delusional, spineless, self-acclaimed elitists can't temper their tongues in their war against George Bush.