Climate change: How Trump could become the world’s greatest sponsor of terrorism | Middle East Eye

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#Environment

Refusing to fight the biggest threat of our lifetime is to willingly sponsor a myriad of militant groups and violence on a scale we have never seen

CJ Werleman
Wednesday 15 February 2017 19:08 UTC
Thursday 16 February 2017 23:08 UTC

In his 2002 “letter to the American people”, Osama Bin Laden outlined his justifications for the September 11th attacks.

While US military bases in Saudi Arabia, crippling sanctions against the Iraqi people, and Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land were the issues that occupied media headlines, it was the al-Qaeda leader’s surprising criticism of US environmental policy that went largely ignored.

“You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gases more than any other nation in history. Despite this, you refuse to sign the Kyoto agreement so that you can secure the profit of your greedy companies and industries,” wrote Bin Laden.

Wait, Bin Laden the Salafist-jihadist environmentalist? It would seem so.

He continued: “The life of all mankind is in danger because of the global warming, which is largely due to emissions of the factories of the major companies; nonetheless, the representatives of those companies in the White House insist on not observing the Kyoto Accord, notwithstanding…the death and displacement of millions of people as a result.”

Bin Laden’s warning is so uncontroversial that it reads almost identically to the Pentagon’s very own assessment of security implications of climate change-related threats and risks, which describe climate change as a “threat multiplier” that will exacerbate terrorism.

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#Environment

Refusing to fight the biggest threat of our lifetime is to willingly sponsor a myriad of militant groups and violence on a scale we have never seen

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