freedom       2002-09-16 
A little more than one month after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, public enemy No. 1, Osama bin Laden, predicted that "freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people - and the West in general - into an unbearable hell and a choking life."
How right he was. Neither he nor any other terrorist around the world has had to lift a finger against the emerging totalitarian empire state known as the United States.
And, no, this does not refer to the United States of America, although it is the people of the many states that feel the repercussions.