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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

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