“Right now, his (Usama Bin Laden) potential for Binladanism, his potential for growth is virtually unlimited. Because he’s focused on American policy’s and western policy’s Islamic stand that, Muslims believes, are an attack on their faith and their god.
No one’s gonna listen to our diplomacy, no one will listen to our propoganda. We are just not heard in the Islamic world. It’s not a matter of them not knowing what we’re upto. The problem we have is, they think they know what we’re upto. And that’s supporting tyrannies, we’re after their oil, we’re supporting Israelis over the Palastinians at all times, we’re supporting governments that oppress Muslims elsewhere such as the Chinese, the Indians, the Russians. It’s a matter of policy.”
– Michael Scheuer (CIA 1982-2004)