Back on November 24, 2002 to destroy the economy of the west. It’s six years later and his prophecy , at least in the United States. But yet the media has all but ignored his threat as the cause of our current problems. There is no doubt that Laden, his family, and his vast supporters have great influence in Saudi Arabia (as well as the rest of the Middle East) and they could easily have brought about the various scenarios we are facing now: high gas prices, , etc. Thus, the question of the day is whether his threat was in fact carried out or whether it’s all one big coincidence.