Osama Bin Laden's strategy sounds familiar

Phil Boehmke
Wait just a minute, captured documents reveal that Osama Bin Laden wanted to use race and class warfare to weaken America?  Isn't that what the Democratic Party has been doing for the past half century?  ABC News reports:

Osama Bin Laden aspired to damage the United States not only through persistent terror attacks, but also by attempting to inflame race and class tensions in hopes of tearing down the country from the inside out, according to officials briefed on the evidence trove recovered from the al Qaeda leader's Pakistan compound.

According to materials in the cache of documents recovered in the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that brought down the terror leader, bin Laden planned to specifically recruit African-American Muslim converts to carry out attacks on the homeland.  The goal was to not only kill and maim in the actual operations, but to create a divisiveness that would cause more damage than al Qaeda could ever hope to do on their own.

For some reason Jeremiah Wright's post 9-11 "God damn America" sermon springs to mind.  OBL must have been heartened by the election of Barack Obama, which looks suspiciously like the crowning achievement of his strategy.  Still, it would be wrong to view the race-baiting and class warfare tactics of the left as an outgrowth of some grand al Qaeda strategy. 

The revelation of OBL's strategy brought quick condemnation from Al Sharpton.

"I think it would be the most cynical abuse of African-Americans and America in general," Sharpton told ABC News.  "Remember, Osama bin Laden killed blacks, whites, Latinos, everyone on 9/11...For him to use race relations in the U.S. in a way to support his terroristic barbarism is the absolute height of cynicism."

Gee Al, I thought that the Tawana Brawley hoax was the "absolute height of cynicism."  Of course Sharpton's attack on Freddy's Fashion Mart went way beyond cynicism and took a lethal turn.  Michelle Malkin relates the story.

1995:  When the United House of Prayer, a large black landlord in Harlem, raises the rent on Freddy's Fashion Mart, Freddy's white Jewish owner is forced to raise the rent on his subtenant, a black-owned music store.  A landlord-tenant dispute ensues; Sharpton uses it to incite racial hatred.  "We will not stand by," he warns malignantly, "and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business."  Sharpton's National Action Network sets up picket lines; customers going into Freddy's are spat on and cursed as "traitors" and "Uncle Toms."  Some protesters shout, "Burn down the Jew store!" and simulate striking a match.  "We're going to see that this cracker suffers," says Sharpton's colleague Morris Powell.  On Dec. 8, one of the protesters bursts into Freddy's, shoots four employees point blank, then sets the store on fire.  Seven employees die in the inferno.

Maybe it's just me, but isn't ABC News' decision to interview Al Sharpton about the OBL race and class warfare strategy the "absolute height of cynicism?"  Of course without the full cooperation of the MSM the race-baiting and class warfare policies of the left would never have gathered steam, let alone been allowed to flourish and shape national policy.

In fairness, we shouldn't hold Sharpton accountable for things he did such a long time ago because most of us grow and mellow over time.  Let's see how much Al has mellowed by checking out
this clip from his National Action Network convention this past April.  Ooooops!  To quote another famous Al (Gore) "A leopard can't change his stripes."
Wait just a minute, captured documents reveal that Osama Bin Laden wanted to use race and class warfare to weaken America?  Isn't that what the Democratic Party has been doing for the past half century?  ABC News reports:

Osama Bin Laden aspired to damage the United States not only through persistent terror attacks, but also by attempting to inflame race and class tensions in hopes of tearing down the country from the inside out, according to officials briefed on the evidence trove recovered from the al Qaeda leader's Pakistan compound.

According to materials in the cache of documents recovered in the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that brought down the terror leader, bin Laden planned to specifically recruit African-American Muslim converts to carry out attacks on the homeland.  The goal was to not only kill and maim in the actual operations, but to create a divisiveness that would cause more damage than al Qaeda could ever hope to do on their own.

For some reason Jeremiah Wright's post 9-11 "God damn America" sermon springs to mind.  OBL must have been heartened by the election of Barack Obama, which looks suspiciously like the crowning achievement of his strategy.  Still, it would be wrong to view the race-baiting and class warfare tactics of the left as an outgrowth of some grand al Qaeda strategy. 

The revelation of OBL's strategy brought quick condemnation from Al Sharpton.

"I think it would be the most cynical abuse of African-Americans and America in general," Sharpton told ABC News.  "Remember, Osama bin Laden killed blacks, whites, Latinos, everyone on 9/11...For him to use race relations in the U.S. in a way to support his terroristic barbarism is the absolute height of cynicism."

Gee Al, I thought that the Tawana Brawley hoax was the "absolute height of cynicism."  Of course Sharpton's attack on Freddy's Fashion Mart went way beyond cynicism and took a lethal turn.  Michelle Malkin relates the story.

1995:  When the United House of Prayer, a large black landlord in Harlem, raises the rent on Freddy's Fashion Mart, Freddy's white Jewish owner is forced to raise the rent on his subtenant, a black-owned music store.  A landlord-tenant dispute ensues; Sharpton uses it to incite racial hatred.  "We will not stand by," he warns malignantly, "and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business."  Sharpton's National Action Network sets up picket lines; customers going into Freddy's are spat on and cursed as "traitors" and "Uncle Toms."  Some protesters shout, "Burn down the Jew store!" and simulate striking a match.  "We're going to see that this cracker suffers," says Sharpton's colleague Morris Powell.  On Dec. 8, one of the protesters bursts into Freddy's, shoots four employees point blank, then sets the store on fire.  Seven employees die in the inferno.

Maybe it's just me, but isn't ABC News' decision to interview Al Sharpton about the OBL race and class warfare strategy the "absolute height of cynicism?"  Of course without the full cooperation of the MSM the race-baiting and class warfare policies of the left would never have gathered steam, let alone been allowed to flourish and shape national policy.

In fairness, we shouldn't hold Sharpton accountable for things he did such a long time ago because most of us grow and mellow over time.  Let's see how much Al has mellowed by checking out
this clip from his National Action Network convention this past April.  Ooooops!  To quote another famous Al (Gore) "A leopard can't change his stripes."