- George Bush is not a subtle man. When he gets infuriated,
he takes it out on the Palestinians. So, this week he threw a temper tantrum.
He released the Osama tapes planted by Bin Laden operatives in some Afghan
villa for the CIA to conveniently stumble upon. He made a big show of holding
up the tapes for translation. I guess the 'Arab Street' was in desperate
need of an English translation. By the end of the week, the state department
had realized the necessity of translating the tape back into Arabic. I
called my sources, who live on a very busy Arab Street in the heart of
Cairo. They said 'Who needed the tape? We knew Osama did it. We know his
agenda. Are the Americans going to take it out on us?' . Sure looks that
way. The tapes were obviously meant to antagonize an already angry America.
And this time, George Bush wanted to give Osama a little lift in the ratings
by publicly endorsing the release of the tapes.
- As any red-blooded Texan can tell you, those tapes did
exactly what Osama intended. The anti-Arab bigots at FOX and CNN aired
nothing but the Osama tape all through the weekend. They also had all kinds
of suspect experts 'explaining why the Arab street disbelieved their eyes'.
For some reason, our well-informed sources in Cairo have had trouble locating
anyone who doesn't believe Osama did it. And that was before the release
of the tapes. All the rubbish about the Egyptian media denying Osama's
role is fabricated outright lies manufactured by Arab-hating specialists
at CNN and FOX who can't read a line of Arabic. In one CNN interview, a
young man was talking about the Jewish domination of the press in America.
But the CNN translator had other ideas about what the man said. I have
always considered the boys at CNN to be rank amateurs, but this was a gem.
These losers must be getting money under the table from the Mossad. When
Ad revenues are down, maybe a little foreign aid helps.
- To prove the point, I challenge CNN to finance a project
to fully translate the works of Al-Ahram over the last ninety days. Of
course, we can't use their translators, because they should be sent back
to Arabic 101. The real story is that Egyptian journalists have done nothing
but damn Osama. What they haven't done is endorse American foreign policies
in the Middle East. Bush wants the Arabs to accept the ongoing liquidation
of the Palestinian cause. He wants them to warmly embrace the war criminals
he embraces. He wants them to accept Israeli repression with more grace.
Bush wants Arab leaders to act with more humility and shut the hell up
while Sharon goes about his thuggish business. These days, the president
gets a lot of mileage by mugging for the cameras. Like Clinton, he has
chosen to conduct Middle East foreign policy by taking polls. And the Yiddish
mass media bigots are willing to handle all the expenses of taking the
- The cable network morons, who gained all their experience
chasing Condit in Chandrala, bit on the Bush line and started covering
how the 'Arab Street' would respond to the tape. Of course, the Arab street
was following the latest Al Jazira tape of Israeli carnage in the West
Bank and Gaza. Afghanistan and Bin Laden are a distant secondary concern
to the Palestinian struggle for independence. Bush knew that and wanted
more attention for his exploits in liberating Afghanistan. 'What about
the liberty of Palestinians?' came the loud chorus from the Arab Street?
Bush has a pat response: 'that will have to wait till Afghanistan becomes
more like Sweden. I am not about to start chewing gum while walking'. To
prove his intentions, the Pentagon released the Osama tape just in time
for the Israelis to use the American veto at the United Nations Security
Council. Sharon put it to good use by denying international monitors access
to report on what his brutes are doing in the West Bank and Gaza. As for
Bush, he was too busy raising a 5,000 man UN peacekeeping force in Afghanistan
to show any concern for the security of the Palestinians. Powell came up
with a lame excuse about the language of the resolutions not sufficiently
slandering the Palestinians. In the absence of such slander, in diplomatic
language crafted by none other than the French, Powell concluded that the
Palestinians would be denied international protection.
- Also this week, Colin Powell told Zinni to come home
and share some wet noodles. Indeed, a new brand of wet noodles is now being
marketed under the Zinni name. Sharon warned that he would fire Arafat
if he did not follow the new IDF rules of belligerent occupation. Left
uncovered by our media mavericks, was the sixty man Israeli spy ring and
the FBI's foiling of planned attacks by Jewish extremists against an American
congressman and a Mosque in Los Angeles.
- If the people of the Middle East are confused about the
Bush strategy, then they have failed to grasp the essence of this very
simple man. He likes the CNN camera, he likes his poll numbers, he is grateful
that the Yiddish supremacists have stopped questioning his IQ, he loves
operating that all powerful military tools at his disposal, he wants to
dance in the rain in downtown Kabul come the next monsoon season. Further,
he will not risk any of his political marbles playing games with the favorite
war criminal of the United Yiddish of America.
- Bush set out to be a do nothing president with a unilateral
foreign policy agenda. All this sudden flurry of foreign policy work requests
is a bit too much for him. The last thing he ever intended was to pay any
attention to the Palestinians. Now, more than ever, he buys into the popular
Yiddish theory that the continued repression of the Palestinians is an
important tool in the continued humiliation of the Arabs and Muslims. It
is unclear how such humiliation serves American national security interests,
but that is beside the point. Bush is buying into Sharon's game plan and
that is not a very difficult thing for young George. Bush does the things
that are easy for him to do, no matter how hard they will be on Americans
or Palestinians. The long term to him is next week's poll numbers. The
most pressing issue is the continued threat from the Yiddish media titans
to re-count the Florida vote, again and again. He knows that will happen
if he tangles with Sharon.
- George Bush will play it safe and keep his poll numbers
high no matter what Sharon does to the Palestinians. The President of these
United States is sending a message to the American people that the Palestinians
deserve continued repression because Osama's fanatics attacked the WTC.
Of course, in the other Osama tapes, Osama says it is because Bush senior
put a permanent garrison on Saudi soil. But, who are you going to believe,
Osama's confession or your lying eyes?
- Mr. Ahmed Amr is Editor of NileMedia.com in Seattle and
a regular contributor to Media Monitors Network (MMN). By courtesy &
© 2001 Ahmed Amr
- From Top View
- It's weird to read Ahmed Amr's assertions that all Arabia
"knows" bin Laden "did" it.
- Ahmed Amr -- AND all of Arabia -- may well be right;
to the extent OBL was either INVOLVED in perpetrating the WTC attack or
had prior knowledge of it.
- However: UNLESS OBL and his Al Qaeda boys are in control
the executive branch of the U.S. government AND corrupt/complicit NMCC
commanders, which IRREFUTABLY and UNDENIABLY SHUT DOWN the air defense
system of the United States on Sept. 11 -- by means of stand-down orders
to Air Guard/Af units who had ALREADY received ATC and FAA alerts, then
there is NO WAY Mr. OBL and company were the SOLE perpetrators of 9.11.
- I repeat: NO WAY.
- In fact, it's really inconceivable, given the irrefutable
facts noted above, that Al Qaeda could have possibly played more than a
SUBORDINATE and SECONDARY role in the 9.11 atrocities.
- Is Mr. Amr and all Arabia suggesting that OBL and Al
Qaeda are in control of the executive branch of the federal government,
and many top-level military commanders as well? Hmmm... If that's the case,
I'm certainly glad he's tipped us all off. But somehow, I doubt it.
- And by the way, we STRONGLY suggest that Mr. By Ahmed
Amr and his Media Monitors Network take ANOTHER close look at the NOSE
on the "bin Laden" who appears in the recent BushMob release,
and the NOSE of the "bin Laden who appeared in an EARLIER video.
- UNLESS Mr. OBL had some MAJOR rhinoplasty (that's plastic
surgery on the NOSE, or NOSE JOB) in the intervening weeks, there is NO
WAY these two "bin Ladens" are the SAME PERSON. HELLO?
- This being the case, exactly WHICH bin Laden are Mr.
Ahmed Amr and the rest of Arabia SURE "DID" it anyway? The FIRST
"bin Laden" or the SECOND "bin Laden?" Or maybe even
the THIRD "bin Laden" -- who will no doubt pop up soon on the
NEXT video release from the BushMob.
- We can hardly wait.