I know, I know, you haven’t heard enough about Osama bin Laden in the last ten days, right? But since I haven’t had much blogging time this week, I thought I would post links to a couple of iconoclasts on whom I can always count to present thought-provoking interpretations of world events completely outside the box of the major media outlets.
First there’s Srdja Trifkovic’s reminder of how Osama bin Laden’s theology wasn’t so much of a “monstrous deformity” of the teachings of Islam as some would have us believe.
Then there’s a two-part piece by Thomas Fleming (Part I, Part II) discussing the assassination of Public Enemy #1 and the tendencies democracies have to overdo things in the realm of foreign policy. (I love this quote: “Just because a President of the United States publicly says something does not automatically make it a lie.”)