US Is Holding Copy of Bin Laden Tape— HE SLAMS DEMS!!
Copy of transcript added below with messages to Truthers, antiwar nuts, and the Kyoto protocol.
Osama video intercepted!
The BBC has a clip of the video HERE.
I still say his eye looks droopy and he looks sick. (Blotter)
Droopy. The Blotter says he is looking fit- I disagree.
He needs to get out in the sun more.
The US is holding onto a copy of the latest Bin Laden tape that will be released today.
(CBS/AP) Officials tell CBS News that the U.S. government has obtained a copy of a new Osama bin Laden video. The tape is being analyzed to determine its authenticity.
Al Qaeda’s media arm had previously announced a new bin Laden video would be released ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The video, if authentic, would be the first video from the terror chief in nearly three years.
Earlier Thursday,the White House said that any new video from bin Laden would serve to highlight threats the West faces. Analysts noted that al Qaeda tends to mark the Sept. 11 anniversary with a slew of messages, and the Department of Homeland Security said it had no credible information warning of an imminent threat to the United States.
U.S. intelligence agencies will run a voice analysis and study the al Qaeda leader’s physical appearance, reports CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer, traveling with President Bush in Australia. They’ll also watch for any verbal or visual signals to followers.
Counterterrorism Blog is keeping current on the story.
HotAir says the White House has a copy of the tape.
ISLAMISTS WEBSITES ARE SHUTTING DOWN reported the BBC:
The Associated Press news agency reported on Friday that all the militant websites that usually carry al-Qaeda statements had become inaccessible in an unprecedented shutdown.
It quoted a terrorism expert as saying al-Qaeda might be trying to plug the leak of the video. The expert said the US was unlikely to have the technology or desire to cause the closures.
Red Alerts reported this strange development yesterday.
According to the transcript, which can be viewed by clicking here, bin Laden opens with “praise to Allah” and his “law of retaliation” — “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth and the killer is killed.”
Bin Laden also spoke to the ongoing situation in Iraq throughout the tape, heavily criticizing the Bush administration.
He says to the American people, “you made one of your greatest mistakes, in that you neither brought to account nor punished those who waged this war, not even the most violent of its murderers, [former Defense Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld…”
“You permitted Bush to complete his first term, and stranger still, chose him for a second term, which gave him a clear mandate from you — with your full knowledge and consent — to continue to murder our people in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then you claim to be innocent! The innocence of yours is like my innocence of the blood of your sons on the 11th — were I to claim such a thing.”
Bin Laden says President Bush’s words echo “neoconservatives like Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Richard Perle.”
“People of America: the world is following your news in regards to your invasion of Iraq, for people have recently come to know that, after several years of tragedies of this war, the vast majority of you want it stopped. Thus, you elected the Democratic Party for this purpose, but the Democrats haven’t made a move worth mentioning. On the contrary, they continue to agree to the spending of tens of billions to continue the killing and war there.”
The transcript indicates that bin Laden refers to statements from U.S. soldiers in Iraq, from an interview taped by a British journalist. Portions of the interview aired in a July report on ABC News.
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Do you suppose that the line about “19 yong men were able. by the grace of Allah the Most High, to change direction of its compass” will get the 9-11 Truthers to admit finally that they are wrong about 9-11?… That it was Al Qaeda behind the attacks and not Bush?
“People of America: the world is following your news in regards to your invasion of Iraq, for people have recently come to know that, after several years of tragedies of this war,
the vast majority of you want it stopped. Thus, you elected the Democratic Party for this purpose, but the Democrats haven’t made a move worth mentioning. On the contrary, they continue to agree to the spending of tens of billions to continue the killing and war there.”
“So in answer to the question about the causes of the Democrat’s failure to stop the war, I say that they are the same reasons that led to the failure of former President Kennedy to stop the Vietnam War. Those with real power and influence are those with the most capital… And, I tell you: after the failure of your representatives in the democratic party to implement your desire to stop the war, you can still carry anti-war placards and spread out in the streets of major cities, then go back to your homes, but that will be of no use and will lead to the prolonging of the war.”
“All of mankind is in danger because of the global warming,… yet despite that the representative of these corporations insists on not observing the Kyoto accord…”
He’s doing his part… Living in a cave- Pooping in a bucket every day. No wonder he’s p*ssed off!
Islam– the religion of peace and lower taxes!
UPDATE: Bookyards has posted the transcripts for all of Osama’s speeches HERE.