"Oops. Torpedoes your little theory, doesn't it?"
No it doesnt. Clearly reality and geopolitics isnt your forte.
If the United States launched an attack against the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammed for oil, I doubt if you or the world as we know it would be standing today. Even Dubya knows better than that, which aint saying much for you. Iraq offers an excellent opportunity for an exit strategy from Saudi Arabia.
"Clinton refused to go after IBL after the NBO & initial WTO bombings which made the US look weak & led directly to 9-11"
More simplistic blather.
This is the chronology of the OBL
, Clinton, Sudan connection.
Sudan offered to arrest Osama bin Laden in the early spring of 1996 and place him in Saudi custody on the eve of the pullout of all American staff from our embassy in Khartoum. The Clinton administration spent 3 months trying to convince the Saudis to accept OBL
. The Saudis refused because they feared a backlash. The refusal came from King Fahd himself. Unable to persuade the Saudis to accept bin Laden, and lacking a case to indict him in U.S. courts at the time given advice by the FBI at the time, the Clinton administration finally gave up on persuading the Saudis. In addition, the Sudanese offer was suspect: there was strong evidence that Khartoum was trying to directly assasinate Sec. Advisor Anthony Lake at the time, who was under armed guard in DC.
Sudan finally expelled bin Laden in May, 1996 to Afghanistan because they feared direct US hits in Khartoum following the embassy pullout, the Lake issue, and the fact that OBL
was becoming a liability with the presence of nearly 300 armed Jihadis in Khartoum. Even after the East African embassy bombings in NBO and Daresalaam, intelligence directly leading to OBL
was scarce (although it was widely suspected which led to the US attacks on Khartoum and Afghanistan in 1998). However, even in 1998, the US was still acting on a pure hunch. But, by the time the WTC attacks took place, there was a huge dossier on OBL
. However, by then OBL
took direct credit for the attacks, and the case was complete.
Atheism is Myth Understood.