Whats your opinion about osama bin laden ?
He succeded in mobilizing US, Pak and Saudi support against Communism in West Asia and after that, he cleaverly played off the relationship between Pak and the US he created. Even before the US invaded Afghanistan, Bin Laden had an uncanny ability to eliminate his main competitor's w/o making much noise such as Ahamad Shah Massoud.
Thing w/ Osama is that he doesn't have the "I am all" mentality and this is what makes him dangerous to his opponents. When u have other fanatical loons such as Idi Amin, Mobutu Sese Seko etc., they centralized themselfs as the core of their movement. Osama never did that. He seems to be content with his place as a "behind the scenes organizer" and as a "spiritual leader" of his movement.....he left all the other operational aspects of his gang to his sounding boards.
A group loyal to Osama in Delhi and a group loyal to Osama in Chechnya fo ...more