Sunday, November 12, 2006




Bin Laden Wins Again...And God Bless America!

On the front page of The Guardian on Nov. 3rd. There was a question on which world leader poses a threat to world peace and the top place went to Osama Bin Laden.

The fact that Osama Bin Laden poses a threat to world peace is understandable. And the fact that he comes before George Bush, Kim Jong-il and Mahmoud Ahmedinajad is also understandable. What's amazing ,though, is that he is considered a WORLD LEADER!!!!!

All of the other three "dangerous" candidates are actual presidents that have been elected or chosen by the people, the Ayatolla's or stolen votes in their countries...anyhow they are official presidents with official ,sometimes, misused powers.

Yet, they do not measure up to a man that has gained so much clout that people are now considering him a world leader!! A threat to world peace but a world leader altogether.

Two questions
  • How can a man like Osama Bin Laden once dubbed as the number one terrorist in the world be called a world leader?
  • If Bin Laden can be called a world leader, can the other three be called terrorists?

Read the article:Which world leader poses a danger to world peace?

3 comments:

zinkydays said...

Well spotted! What a very insightful piece of writing.

You should definitely write to the Guardian about this, I'd be interested to see what they have to say.

David Heathfield said...

I spotted this as well. I couldn't believe that...they could of just said which 'prominent person'. Pretty scandolous really, its the whole perversion of language thing that Chris Horrie was talking about.

chris_horrie said...

Actually the only person of these three who can create "world war" (ie the opposite of world peace) is the US President because he controls the US airforce and strategic missle force. What we seem to be being presented with is the equation

EVIL/DEVIOUS PERSON + NOT MUCH FIREPOWER = STUPID/GOOD PERSON + WITH ABILITY TO BLOW UP ENTIRE PLANET IF SO DESIRES

The North Korean of course is more of a threat to OBL because he may develop one ortwo nuclear bomb, with a more limited range the US possess. He won't be able to blow up the world, but he might be able to blow up one or two Japanese cities - let's say at random Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

No - that's going too far - nobody would be evil enough to bomb Hiroshima or Nagaskai with nuclear weapons would they?