Skip to comments.Why Clinton failed to stop bin Laden
Posted on 05/19/2002 1:37:38 PM PDT by Kay SozeEdited on 04/13/2004 1:39:35 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Osama bin Laden was emerging as a terrorist as Bill Clinton was inaugurated as president.
The Saudi exile would be implicated in the first World Trade Center bombing, which occurred a month after Clinton took office. Bin Laden would contribute to the Somali debacle that scarred the president's first use of military force abroad. His al-Qa'eda network would kill more Americans in two bombings in Saudi Arabia and at two U.S. embassies in East Africa, and nearly sink a Navy warship in the final months of Clinton's term.
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Clinton in 8 years allowed Osama to bcome stonger while repetedly ingnoring the ever escalating terrorist activities. While only in office for 8 months we now know Bush was already formulating plans to remove Osama and his men.
His liberal psychology precluded him and his staff from seeing and tackling security issues related to terrorist and other threats against the US . Their mindset always will.
And the world community reads news papers and knows that Clinton did not have the necessary components to take any decisive action to ensure US security and treated him accordingly. Contrast the cooperation that Yemen gave Clinton with the total support Yemen has given Bush.
Because of our involvement in Vietnam (given to the US by Pres Johnson and Robert McNamara !), his mistrust of Intelligence and Military establishments , Clinton as a war protestor would not allow any intelligence or military actions take place to reduce or delay the inevitable escalation of terrorist attacks by Osama and others.
He could not lead the nation and drum up support for what need to take place... a war to stop terror.
As a side note: I dont know if any of you are old enough to recall a man named Mohmar Kadafi the Libyan Dictator.
While Regan was president it was determined that that Kadfii had killed a US servicemen in a Berlin disco bombing and that Kadafi might be behind the Locker bee TWA airplane bombing. Reagans response was decisive, quick despite worldwide condemnation he bombed Kadafis house! France would not even allow US planes to land for refueling. Reagan did not submit months or proof to the UN and begin begging for Worldwide support for action to stem the escalating tide of terror against the US he acted UNILATERLY.
To this day we have never had another single instance of terror from that man or regime!
They weren't supposed to be saying things like this. The game plan that the media bosses agreed on was that they would blame it on Bush.
Incredibly little, that is.
Also, a correction:
France would not even allow US planes to land for refueling.
It's not that France wouldn't allow US planes to land for refueling; they wouldn't even allow overflight of our planes going from England, from whence the attacks were launched, to Libya. As a result, they had to go way the heck out west around Spain/Portugal, significantly complicating the mission.
Agreed. Interesting indeed.
Another thing that interested me was the fact that time and again, Bill's concern for getting re-elected or hiding his misdeeds or obtaining some other domestic political advantage prevented him from acting on behalf of the interests of the United States. It's one of those things that you know - but when you see it set out, item by item, on a timeline, it really hits you.
Two weeks after the bombings, Clinton ordered Tomahawk cruise missile strikes on a suspected chemical weapons factory in Sudan and a bin Laden training camp in Afghanistan. Intelligence reports had indicated bin Laden would be meeting there with 200 to 300 al-Qa'eda agents.
The night prior to Monica Lewinsky's potentially explosive grand-jury testimony, Team Clinton initiated a vicious, murderous media suppression operation. Taking advantage of circumstance -- terrorist bombings of two US Embassies in Eastern Africa that had occurred two weeks prior, Clinton ordered Tomahawk cruise missile strikes on a what was presented to the fawning media as "a suspected chemical weapons factory" in Sudan and a "major" Bin Laden terrorist organization gathering in Afghanistan.The Khartoum "chemical weapons" plant was in reality only a simple pharmeceutical plant, producing 60% of Sudan's anti-malarial and veterinary drugs that were desperately needed in that pooest of countries.
By including an African target -- any East African target -- Team Clinton provided a much better tie-in to the embassy bombings, and made the story so much more digestably presentable to the media.
It is difficult to determine how many innocents died from that ejaculatory missile raid, reports from European sources said that about a dozen workers had been killed, and estimates of the indirect deaths from the follow-on lack of malaria and husbandry drugs are very hard to find, ten to hundreds of thousands of Sudanese may have died due to such lacks.
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"Maybe if the crews wouldn't have been so tired having to fly around France, their aim would have been better."
IMHO, UBL paid off Clinton. Either cash or a sex slave. Why else would he be out of the country
(not that I'm complaining) so much?
They sacrificed the lives of 3,000 Americans in order to help Gore win the election. One could argue that since 9/11 hadn't yet happened, that that isn't true, but they knew what Al Qaeda was capable of, yet they saw having Gore win the election as a higher priority than protecting the American people from Al Qaeda. This is sickening.
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Wait a minute. This is the direct opposite of what Clintoon said when he wagged his finger and lied. He said he did not have time to talk about Monica Lewinsky because he had to get back to work for the American people!
Seems to me that Clintoon's mismanagement of the terrorism problem is proof positive that he was too distracted by the scandal of his own making and should have resigned.
Liberals can whine and cry about giving peace a chance all they want but it's as simple as this: Your enemy's opinion of you is important. Had he knuckled down in Somalia- 9/11 might not have happened. Bin Laden might've gotten a totally different impression of the US and what the consequences were for attacking us.
Clinton may have been a pansy who was afraid to fight but he was the Commander in Chief and had the reputation of the nation in his hands. He screwed it up. He was afraid to sacrifice the lives of men and women who volunteered for that particular chore and in the end he sacrificed innocent civilians instead. The liberals like to refer to Dubya and the Right as war mongers, but Clinton did more to bring war to this nation than anybody else in modern history. He will be remembered for that in the history books.
Absolutely not! This man was riveted on sex, drugs or alcohol, pizza, rock 'n roll, and huge piles of money for 8 YEARS!. He was the consumate coward. He was brave enough when he had legions of law enforcement officers, press whores, private detectives, stolen FBI files, the IRS, the INS, NOW, and hosts of fellow gypsies tramps and thieves who did his bidding and ruined and harassed good law abiding concerned citizens. The difference between CLINTON and BUSH is this - and it is why men respect BUSH - If Clinton were mad at you he would have his henchmen beat you up. If BUSH were mad at you he could whup your butt himself. BUSH is a MAN, CLINTON is a sissy and a coward! And his foreign policy consisted of 8 years of running and hiding from evildoers.
But it was the Clinton administration's bragging about tracking Bin Laden's satellite phone calls that caused him to abandon that practice.
And I'm still wondering how he got so decisive when it came to bombing the Serbs who were fighting the KLA who were/are connected to Bin Laden's terrorist network.
Maybe it was because US security wasn't at stake.
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