Does anybody actually know what Al Qaeda's objectives are? Really? Because beyond not liking America much, I really don't know. I don't know why the Bali bombing happened, for example, if that was indeed Al Qaeda. Same thing with the Madrid bombing. And then today I found this in the New York Times:
"... one of Al Qaeda's most cherished goals is the overthrow of the Saudi government."
Really? I had no idea. No one seems to have a fact sheet on the group that says:
This is what they want
This is how they plan to get it
Just about any other group you care to name: IRA, Tamil Tigers, Kahmir rebels - have clear goals that they communicate often. Why not AQ?
If you go to this website: http://www.al-qaeda.com/ then it says: "Hacked, Tracked and Owned by the USA".
Then, it automatically redirects you to a page called ITS HAPPENING CURRENT EVENTS FORUM and then advises you that the page is offline to preserve public safety and homeland security. "DO NOT CLICK this GRAPHIC HERE there is NOTHING to see here. Just move along."
Seemed like a challenge to me so I clicked the graphic.
It takes you to http://www.itshappening.com/index.php which is (according to itself) a free mental health support forum, but it's a discussion board with groups like:
Rant & Rave
BUT if you go to http://www.itshappening.com/ you get the same 'blocked for homeland security' message.
I looked at some of the posts on the discusson board and it appears to be a discussion forum for hot-heads. It could well need a mental health expert or two moderating it.
Interesting though. Take a look.
Posted by phreq at January 3, 2005 06:13 AM