In an interview in 1997, Osama bin Laden clearly told the well-known journalist Robert Fisk: "I pray to God that He permits us to turn America into a shadow of itself."
Of course, this is not bin Laden's ultimate objective. The real ultimate objective of bin Laden is to establish an Islamic power empire (Caliphate) in the Middle East over the remaining debris of the US-backed Arab regimes.
So bin Laden sees that all US-backed Arab regimes and Israel will be automatically destroyed when Mujahideen get the United States over. In other words, as al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden used to tell jihadist warriors on several occasions that if the snake was beheaded, the rest of its body will directly fall down. (END)
* Mohamed al-Azaki is a Yemeni independent journalist & researcher.
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