Osama bin Laden’s attacks had a threefold purpose

AmirAshkan Pishroo
by AmirAshkan Pishroo

Osama bin Laden’s attacks had a threefold purpose:

The first was payback.

The second goal was to use massive terrorist strikes to put fear in the hearts of the American people, turning them against their leaders.

The third purpose was to encourage other Muslims to attack the United States by demonstrating that America is a “paper tiger.”

By contrast, the consensus among some of the most notable American scholars is that America is no mere superpower or hegemon but a full-blown empire. For example, Yale’s Professor Paul Kennedy, who once insisted on the idea of American decline in his bestseller, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, recently, and especially after the Afghan war, has been presenting the most spectacular acknowledgment of US dominance: “Nothing has ever existed like this disparity of power.”

“The Pax Britannica was run on the cheap . . . right now all the other navies in the world combined could not dent American maritime supremacy. Napoleon’s France and Philipii’s Spain had powerful foes and were part of a multipolar system. Charlemagne’s empire was merely Western European in its stretch. The Roman Empire stretched further afield, but there was another great empire in Persia and a larger one in China. There is no comparison,” Paul Kennedy, “The Eagle Has Landed.”

The United States is now undoubtedly the only one superpower. But few trust the United States to be sufficiently benevolent or wise to use its power for everyone’s benefit.


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America is the only entity standing

by samsam1111 on

between Genocider regimes & their citizens. If it wasn,t for America Arab regime in V-ran would have masacered  millions more Iranis by now & the rest of the world would have been the silent observer.


would you be surprised if you find out ....

by soufi on

that the 9/11 was the work of insiders? I wonder what your argument be like then?




What Empire?

by farokh2000 on

This is the 20th Century. You don't build Empires anymore. People around the World are not stupid and ignorant. This is the age of Media and Internet. You can try but will not be able to keep people in the dark.

Everyone knows what happened on 9/11 and how it was taken as an excuse to start wars with people who had absolutely nothing to do with it and murder millions of innocent people.

Empire?. I don't think so. Power of Multinationals, yes, much closer to the truth.

The possibility that Osama would still be alive is very small, knowing he was ill and on Kidney Dialysis Machine. But he will be kept alive for the people in U.S. as long as they want to use him as an excuse to continue their murderous activities in his name.

The Crminals, like the ones in D.C and in Tehran can survive in the short term but in the long term, they will pay for their crimes BIG TIME.