January 23, 2014

How bin Laden Outsmarted America and Won

David Samuels, Tablet Magazine

The Associated Press

The point of Sept. 11 was not to terrorize the West. It was to get the U.S. out of the Muslim world. It worked.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Terrorism, Osama Bin Laden, United States


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