Sunday, August 21, 2005

What If ...

Today, JABBS begins an occasional series, "What If ..."

Here's today's question:

What if Osama Bin Laden wasn't a Saudi? Say he and his followers of (Russian, Libyan, Cuban, etc..) heritage attacked the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. Assuming all else is equal (protection from the Taliban, a history of attacking U.S. interests abroad, etc.) what would President Bush have done?

There is no right or wrong answer. Liberals, conservatives and moderates -- how do you respond?

20 Comments:

Blogger Michael Miller said...

Since we didn't attack Saudi Arabia, I'm not sure it would've made much difference.

What if bin Laden were supported nit by Afghanistan, but by Chechnya?

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Anonymous jamal said...

Thats an intresting point. If OBL wasnt a saudi or a Muslim, then propagandafied concepts such as "war on terror" and "islamist" would not exist!

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Blogger David R. Mark said...

I apologize for all the deleted responses. It appears JABBS has been spammed.

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Anonymous alias: "cutiepie" johnson said...

It's true we didn't attack Saudi Arabia, even though that's where OBL and the fighters were from. It's also were the vast majority of "foreign fighters" in Iraq are coming from.

I'm not sure if this is the right answer, but if OBL and the bombers were from, say, Cuba, I don't think we'd be in Iraq right now. I think we'd be in Cuba.

So why aren't we doing something about Saudi Arabia?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Democratic Underground:

Oh, if the person behind 09/11 was a Libyan, you bet we would have had a more serious committment to finding him.

The fact that Osama Bin Laden is Saudi, from a very promienent and power family in Saudi Arabia (even though he is the black sheep of the Bin Laden family) with links to the Saudi Royal Family...let's say that all of that is a bit problemmatic for Bush and the Bush family...as all of us certainly knows.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Democratic Underground:

Depends on military strength and population of the sheltering nation. If Russia or China was sheltering an OBL, there's no way in hell there'd be an invasion. Economic sanctions or
covert ops. assassinations, maybe.

If OBL were in Pakistan(right next door to the actual culprit), no invasion. Brazil, no invasion. Uruguay would have hell to pay. So would Nepal, but not India. IMHO.

Harry Turtledove writes alternative history(fiction, of course). I'd love to see him write on this topic.

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Blogger Ditto said...

If the camps had been in Cuba. We would have attacked Cuba. Then three months later attacked Mexico because they speak the same language. And there's more than a just few dusty tents to bomb in Mexico. The relative difference between that scenario and the real one, 9/11 and Iraq, seem to be just as flimsy.

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