Monday, January 17, 2011

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?

Good documentary by Morgan Spurlock, the same guy who did Supersize Me. He interviewed people in Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, and KSA, and he asks them questions about Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. He points out how easy it is for Al Qaeda to recruit poor people, and he discusses the bombings Al Qaeda carried out in Morocco. I haven't seen all of it (I will continue watching tonight) but he hasn't talked about what Al Qaeda has done to Iraqis, which is a shame because more people have died in bombings by Al Qaeda-linked terrorists in Iraq than any other place in the world. Still it's a good documentary. He dives into the politics and problems plaguing Palestine and Israel. He shows what Israeli security do when they see a suspicious object lying on the road. That's what Iraqi cops should be doing.

The first time he mentions Iraq is at 45 minutes into the documentary, when he interviews a Jordanian who had met Zarqawi. The Jordanian says if the US had not entered Iraq, Al Qaeda would not have grown so big. Then he goes to Saudia Arabia, where he interviews cleric who preaches death for Jews and Americans in Iraq. He tells the people in the mosque to go after the Christians. That cleric belongs in Dickipedia. Then Spurlock says the Saudi government censors all kinds of websites, but sites supporting Al Qaeda get through just fine. I gotta go to airport, might add to this later.

PS: Spurlock also went to Afghanistan and Pakistan, asking people if they've seen Osama bin Laden.

Thanks Ayrab Jayrab for linking to the YouTube clip.


C.H. said...

Where are you going to from the airport?

Iraqi Mojo said...

Flew into Oakland.