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The Spanish commission investigating the March 11th attacks found that the  connection to Al Qaeda was tangential as well.  

In many ways, Al Qaeda and Bin Laden have learned to mirror globalized capitalism.  Al Qaeda as a military organization hasn't been behind most of the attacks since September 11th.  Local affiliates have carried out the attacks.  I think that eventually we're going to realize in the West that just as there was no monolithic communist threat, monolithic terrorism in the form of Al Qaeda also does not exist.  That offer challenges (this is a many headed snake) and opportunities (what divisions can be exploited?)

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sat Apr 15th, 2006 at 04:49:14 PM EST
This has now been confirmed by the judicial investigation by judge Juan del Olmo, which was published this past week. The connection to Al Qaeda is at most ideological or inspirational.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Apr 15th, 2006 at 05:27:37 PM EST
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The connection to Al Qaeda is at most ideological or inspirational.

Do what you do best, and outsource the rest.

Remember Migeru, brand identity is very important.  You can sell people overpriced, low quality junk, but they aren't buying the product, they're buying the brand. Hell,  I bet we could even get people to blow themselves into itsy bitsy little bits if we could come up with a really good brand story.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sat Apr 15th, 2006 at 06:06:49 PM EST
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