DJ OBL had the following to say in his latest #1 Jam:
The events that affected my soul in a direct way started in 1982 when America permitted the Israelis to invade Lebanon and the American Sixth Fleet helped them in that. This bombardment began and many were killed and injured and others were terrorised and displaced.
I couldn't forget those moving scenes, blood and severed limbs, women and children sprawled everywhere. Houses destroyed along with their occupants and high rises demolished over their residents, rockets raining down on our home without mercy.
The situation was like a crocodile meeting a helpless child, powerless except for his screams. Does the crocodile understand a conversation that doesn't include a weapon? And the whole world saw and heard but it didn't respond.
To which I have the following to say: GO TO A FUCKING LIBRARY. Lebanon was an absolute zoo in the early 80's. Between the Christian minority's violent attempts to maintain control and the wild slaughter happening amongst the various Muslim insurgencies the country was a death zone. Even when the United States attempted to restore some normalcy it conspicuously bit us in the ass. I don't see Osama complaining about the fact that the Syrians plowed into Lebanon and further stirred up the various factions. Plus Hizbollah was using southern Lebanon as the ultimate staging ground for their nonstop guerrilla war against Israel. OBL's helpless child was launching daily rocket attacks against the "crocodile".
Reading crap like this almost makes me glad we invaded Iraq.