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Osama bin Back

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There he is!

Assuming the tape al Jazeera aired is authentic, it appears Osama bin Laden has surfaced in time for the election, although he doesn’t actually come out and endorse Kerry, he does mention him by name. Some excerpts:

“We decided to destroy towers in America,” bin Laden said, referring to the World Trade Center.

“God knows that it had not occurred to our mind to attack the towers, but after our patience ran out and we saw the injustice and inflexibility of the American-Israeli alliance toward our people in Palestine and Lebanon, this came to my mind,” he said.

He accused President Bush of “misleading” the American people since the 2001 suicide airline hijackings that hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

“Your security is not in the hands of (Democratic candidate John) Kerry or Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands,” bin Laden said.

“To the U.S. people, my talk is to you about the best way to avoid another disaster,” he said. “I tell you: security is an important element of human life and free people do not give up their security.”

“If Bush says we hate freedom, let him tell us why we didn’t attack Sweden, for example. It is known that those who hate freedom do not have dignified souls, like those of the 19 blessed ones,” he said, referring to the 19 hijackers.

“We fought you because we are free .. and want to regain freedom for our nation. As you undermine our security we undermine yours.”

Since there would be no reason to refer to Kerry before last spring, if this tape is real, we can infer that it was made this year, which would definitely put a crimp in the theory that Osama is dead. On the other hand, this tape is no different from the others, nor the one aired yesterday in its posturing and empty threats.

We’ve got these savages on the run and Osama – if alive – is still living in a rat hole somewhere. His talk of freedom is spurious nonsense which is clearly aimed at us, as quite different language is used towards his followers. One could try to follow the logic of the statement, but what would be the point? Two things stand out: he takes credit for 9/11 for the first time which one wonders what those who still think the whole thing was a CIA-Mossad plot will do now that their tin-foil hats are spinning round their collective brow, and he also said his patience had run out.

Wow, we exhausted Osama bin Laden’s patience. Apparently over the Palestinians and Lebanon for which you should read our support for Israel.

Well newsflash Jihad-boy – you don’t know what patience is. You don’t know the patience of a people who endured its embassy to be seized, its marines blown up, its elderly shot and thrown overboard, its planes hijacked, its terroritory attacked, its soldiers dragged through the streets, its embassies blown up, its ships blown up. But you started this fight weak horse, and whether it’s Kerry or Bush next week, the American people will finish it.

Oh, and as for freedom, just ask the Afghans and the Iraqis. They are free because of the war you started. But not because you were on their side.

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Written by martinipundit

October 29, 2004 at 4:31 pm

Posted in 2004 Election, GWOT

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