I see the sick game of pretending the 9/11 motives are something they are not continues. The bottom line is Bush and others are lying to us about why we are targets of terrorism.
I notice Hanson's article refers to the 1998 fatwa. Hanson writes "If they believe al Qaeda is a rational interlocutor, they should assume that the U.S. withdrawal from Saudi Arabia and cessation of the embargo of Iraq — replaced by massive American aid — have met bin Laden's original 1998 demands and that peace is at hand."
Yet again Hanson as other do, seeks to distort or ignore the motives for the terrorist attacks. DOESN'T ANYONE GET OFFENDED BY THESE CONSTANT ATTEMPTS TO PLAY AMERICANS FOR FOOLS?
The 1998 fatwa made specific demands and Hanson should know or perhaps doesn't care to admit that the demands have not been met. These are basic facts and this is about honesty. Why is Hanson and so many others playing these games?
Here is part of that 1998 fatwa:
"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 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. "
Note that nearly everytime the powers that be quote this section of the 1998 fatwa they only quote the fist part of the sentence and leave of the part that starts with "in order to". THAT part contains the motives. And we can see that Hanson has continued the game that many others play by pretending the basic motives don't exist.
In fact when I say the powers that be don't quote that sentence fully I mean the powerful interests and those that serve those interests. So when CBS's 60 Minutes did a report just last Sunday they omited the part "in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque 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. " When The CIA's George Tenet quotes the same sentance he too leaves out the part that contains the motives. http://www.representativepress.org/Intelligence.html