Bin Laden wouzld probably applaud that as the Saudi monarchy is also his enemy
Ah, but you miss the point: bin Laden was not a creature of the monarchy, he was a creature of the surrounding Saudi society of religious extremists. The Russians would have been striking at the Saudi government for the exact same reason we should have--Failure to control their citizens. When you have your citizenry covertly and overtly supporting extra-state actors like bin Laden, you need to be held accountable for what happens. The Russians see this clearly, I think, and we don't.
Allowing this current trend of extra-state actors to interfere in state-level interactions is a recipe for disaster, for all of us. What's the world going to look like when this sort of thing becomes common? As technology grants power, and allows individuals to do things that formerly took the resources of a nation-state, what's going to restrain those individuals if the nation-state structure doesn't?
Here's a hypothetical, in the world that people like bin Laden and Assange are unknowingly making possible: Say, for example, that someone like Ross Perot developed a grievance with a foreign power--Iran, for example, at the time of the revolution. He certainly had cause, did he not? EDS employees effectively taken hostage, in hiding from the revolutionaries, lost contracts, and so forth. Now, posit a world where Ross Perot had the power, and the lack of accountability to anyone, to conduct what should properly be considered an act of war. If those events had taken place in the near future, where the controls for Iranian gas and oil infrastructure were accessible to the internet, let us say that our hypothetical Ross Perot-alike were to use that accessibility to essentially destroy Iranian oil and gas facilities, triggering huge catastrophic damages to them, with attendant loss of life.
Who's at fault, here? Does Iran have a claim on the US? Should it? An act of war was committed by a US citizen, but without the knowledge of the US governmental policy-makers. What answer will there be to something like this, if the bin Ladens and the Assanges of the world have their ways?
A world run according to Assange's rules will be a far more dangerous place, contrary to what he's apparently thinking. Nation-states have vastly ameliorated a lot of the violence, since Westphalia. When was the last time an entrepreneurial nobleman somewhere took it upon himself to go a-adventuring, and looted a neighboring province? Or, raided a city somewhere? Those days are gone, thankfully. Now, these idiots want to bring them back. A pox on all their houses, I say.