WashingtonPost, Bin Laden and Old Tricks

William Arkin is an idiot.  The fun kind.  Let’s take a look at his attempt at analysis regarding the Bin Laden tape.  In a posting titled “Bin Laden the Communist” Arkin writes:

Bin Laden saves his vitriol for corporate interests.

He claims that the “major corporations” are behind a long history of American killing, of the “Red Indians,” in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

And I love this one: “life of all of mankind is in danger because of the global warming resulting to a large degree from the emissions of the factories of the major corporations.

Bin Laden says that America should “liberate” itself “from the deception, shackles and attrition of the capitalist system.” Oh, and also “embrace Islam.”

So criticizing capitalism, corporations, and global warming is communist?  Please comrade!  You are fooling no one.

In fact, Mr Arkin, you’ve simply achieved a sad little double whammy of tired conservative tricks.  Calling out the problem with corporations and unrestrained greed is a liberal position, and you damn well know it.  By calling these positions communist and tacking that label on Osama, you are following in very well worn footsteps:  Calling liberals communists, and equating liberals with terrorists.

You fucking idiot.

That is absolutely irresponsible of you.  Stop it.

To add further insult to injury, you miss a very interesting problem this video raises.  Osama calls out the danger of global warming.  Ok….  Sometimes, even the very worst of humanity has a point.  Like when the Chinese government accuses us of human rights violations.  Well, they aren’t wrong.  And we have to deal with that.

Besides, for a CIA trained asshole who loves mind-fucking America, I’m surprised Osama hasn’t officially adopted the Democratic party platform.  After all, that would serve the Republicans better, and everything that violent bastard has done since Bush took office has helped the Republicans hold onto power.

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