Don’t take my word for it -- I saw a piece on MSNBC last year that laid it all out. When the Soviet Union occupied Afghanistan, the CIA trained him and his buddies in how to commits acts of terrorism against the Soviet forces. It worked! The Soviets turned and ran. Bin Laden was grateful for what we taught him and thought it might be fun to use those same techniques against us.
We abhor terrorism -- unless we’re the ones doing the terrorizing.
The G-8 summit in Genoa, both before and after last month’s event, was marked in large part by a huge and unbalanced media extravaganza. It’s probably where the journalists of tomorrow are learning the trade.