Numbers, calendars important to bin Laden include Aug. 6

Folks, intelligence gathered from captured operatives and captured al-Qaida documents has provided the U.S. with some specific information about Osama bin Laden’s favored dates for his “American Hiroshima” nuclear terrorist attack – and one of those dates is August 6, which arrives this week.

Aug. 6 is the anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of that attack, so this Aug. 6 would have special significance.

Saturday would also mark the 1,426 days since Sept. 11, 2001. In the Islamic calendar, this is the year 1426 – and that Aug. 6 would be the first day of the seventh month, the exact midway point of the year 1426.

Remember, Sept. 11 was chosen because it represented the fifth anniversary of the conviction of Ramzi Yousef for the World Trade Center bombing.

The bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, occurred Aug. 7, 1998, the eighth anniversary of the 1990 U.S. commitment to deploy troops to Saudi Arabia.

Other dates to watch for is Oct. 2, the anniversary of the federal court conviction of blind Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman, “the spiritual mentor of bin Laden and his top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Another date of significance is Oct. 7, the day of the launching of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Other dates mentioned by other bin Laden watchers include Sept. 11 and May 14, the anniversary of the re-creation of the legitimate and sovereign nation of Israel in 1948.

Folks, the iconclastic psychopaths of the Arabian Middle East get their jollies by destroying things of ideological significance to others. Islam is not the religion of peace President Bush has claimed after 9-11. The political aspect of Islam makes it severely less a religion and much more of an ideology, and a non-benign one at that. It’s time to destroy it the same way we destroyed nazism and communism – before it’s too late.

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