Friday, January 29, 2010

Osama bin Laden Pollutes Airwaves With Criticism of Air Pollution

By Pete Bogs/BogsBlog

Osama bin Laden has found a new reason to hate America: global warming. In his most recent rambling audio tape, the top terrorist and favorite son of Saudi Arabia takes us to task for climate change.

Coming from him – indeed, anything spewing from that gaping maw of ignorance and hate is suspect – ecological complaints just don’t hold polluted water. America does need to get serious about curbing our carbon emissions, but China’s efforts at destroying the earth make us look like Henry David Thoreau by contrast. Osama neglected to mention them.

To punish America for its shameful stewardship, bin Laden is calling for international divestment from the U.S. dollar. It’s like 1980s South Africa all over again. Who would’ve figured Osama for such an ardent activist? At least al-Qaida is easier to spell than apartheid.

If serious, bin Laden has miscalculated: By aligning himself with an environmental cause, he’s just handed nature-hating, big business-beholden forces in the U.S. a powerful weapon in their anti-environment efforts. “If Osama thinks it’s a good idea, it must be bad one.” And, by extension, “Environmentalists are terrorists.” To the unsophisticated mind, those are convincing arguments. I’ll be surprised if the Rush Limbaughs and Glenn Becks of the world aren’t already all over this.

Some have suggested bin Laden is simply jumping on the bandwagon of a popular topic. If so, why not just tweet on his favorite Jersey Shore episode or bitch about the disappointing Google Nexus One like everyone else?

Perhaps he should just stick with what he knows best – shitting in Pakistani caves and picking sand fleas out of his beard.


bearly domesticated boneman said...

or, as the republican guard in this country, he's continuing to divide us all?

Jack K. said...

bin Laden the environmental activist, what a concept. Boneman is on to something here.

Since I don't listen to Limbaugh (limburger) or Beck, I'll have to wait for the print media or the "left-leaning" TV media to report on it. snerx.

I think you are right on about your suggestions for the big business response. All in the name of greed.

Grumble, grouse, grumble, snarl, grrrrr, arrrgh!!!

Pete Bogs said...

boney - he does continue to do that... every day... liberals and consternatives have been at each other's throats since then... we also see all kinds of incidents that are a result of his influence - like someone feeling sick on an airplane being viewed (at first) as a terrorist threat... he is good at what he does, and that is not a compliment...

jack - I wrote this after reading the article linked to at the beginning of the post... THEN went looking around to see what people were saying about this...

the Brits thought the same thing as me:
Osama bin Laden lends unwelcome support in fight against climate change

dianne said...

Sorry I haven't been to visit for a while Pete. ♡
As if bin Laden would have anything responsible to say about protecting the environment or curbing carbon emissions he surely has some hidden agenda, he is a dangerous individual,he and all of his followers, white-anting from within in order to divide and conquer.
Why would any intelligent leader of a country or politician entertain any thoughts of listening to what he had to say, in my opinion he is mad.
I want to know why he is still alive?

Pete Bogs said...

dianne - he should be dead by now... you'd think one of the most powerful countries in the world could handle that... but we got distracted and went to Iraq for some reason...