„Look at Vietnam, look at Lebanon. Whenever soldiers start coming home in body bags, Americans panic and retreat. Such a country needs only to be confronted with two or three sharp blows, then it will flee in panic, as it always has.“

As quoted in The Looming Tower, by Wright, p. 187, 8 August 2006.

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fundador da Al Qaeda 1957 - 2011

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