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Second Bin Laden Tape

Osama bin Laden issued his second tape in two days. Geez, now the guy won't shut up.

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Osama bin Laden endorsed the new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq in an Internet posting Saturday, and he warned Shiites there against collaborating with the United States in its fight against Sunni insurgents.

In his fifth audio message this year and his second in two days, bin Laden also warned nations not to send troops to Somalia, where Islamic militants have taken over control of the capital and much of the southern part of the country.

Saturday's message came as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite, started a regional tour seeking support from Sunni Arab countries for his national reconciliation plan that contains a conditional amnesty for insurgents that excludes al-Qaida members.

Although no date was given for bin Laden's message, it was probably made after June 12, when al-Qaida announced that Abu Hamza al-Muhajer was the new head of its operations in Iraq.

Notably, bin Laden's voice in the 19-minute recording was much stronger than in the message that appeared Friday on the Web, reflecting the defiance of its content.

The authenticity of the recording could not be immediately verified. It was accompanied by a photo of bin Laden above the logo and name As-Sahab, al-Qaida's media production wing.

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Comments (14)

Woo woo, so what.He'... (Below threshold)

Woo woo, so what.
He's issuing statements as fast as his foot delivery service can deliver them from his cave.

Bin Laden went on thank the... (Below threshold)

Bin Laden went on thank the New York Times for their generous support...and to pledge that they would be the LAST infidels to be beheaded when his Jihad was complete. Sweet!

Obviously, bin Laden is not... (Below threshold)
Dave in W-S:

Obviously, bin Laden is nothing but a puppet of Karl Rove. He knows nothing and no one should listen to him. /sarcasm off

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden urged Iraqi militants in an Internet message Saturday to continue fighting the U.S.-led coalition in Baghdad, or else "all the capitals in the region will fall to the crusaders."

I predict loud silence from the left on bin Laden's claim that Iraq is the center of the Global War on Terror.

Look, Osama BL had to get h... (Below threshold)

Look, Osama BL had to get his voice out there again to buck up his group -- the Dems/MSM/Libs in the USA, who have been having a lousy several weeks at the hands of Bush et al.

They needed cheering up.

Osama BL to Dems/Libs/MSM: ... (Below threshold)

Osama BL to Dems/Libs/MSM: "hang in there"

"I truly am not that concer... (Below threshold)

"I truly am not that concerned about him." -- George W. Bush, March 2002

What kind of IDIOT would vote for someone unconcerned about the man who bears primary responsibility for the September 11th attacks???

Answer: the same kind of idiot who believes that the best way to fight terrorism is to favor going after those who didn't attack us over pursuing those who did.

Wait a second, Bin Laden IS... (Below threshold)

Wait a second, Bin Laden IS responsible?

I thought you moonbats claimed that the WTC was deliberately destroyed by Bush and Cheney through secret Halliburton demolition teams.

Herman at July 2, 2006 08:5... (Below threshold)

Herman at July 2, 2006 08:58 AM

"I truly am not that concerned about him." -- George W. Bush, March 2002

Herman must be a graduate of the Maureen Dowd School of Cherry-Picking Quotes of Righties to Change The Meaning of What They Say.

I'm going to cherry-pick the quotation as well to make it somewhat brief. The full quotation is about twice this long. In case you want to read the whole thing, the transcript is here.

I have highlighted your snip...

Q Mr. President, in your speeches now you rarely talk or mention Osama bin Laden. Why is that? Also, can you tell the American people if you have any more information, if you know if he is dead or alive? Final part -- deep in your heart, don't you truly believe that until you find out if he is dead or alive, you won't really eliminate the threat of --
THE PRESIDENT: Deep in my heart I know the man is on the run, if he's alive at all. Who knows if he's hiding in some cave or not; we haven't heard from him in a long time. And the idea of focusing on one person is -- really indicates to me people don't understand the scope of the mission.
So I don't know where he is. You know, I just don't spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you. I'm more worried about making sure that our soldiers are well-supplied; that the strategy is clear; that the coalition is strong; that when we find enemy bunched up like we did in Shahikot Mountains, that the military has all the support it needs to go in and do the job, which they did.
Q But don't you believe that the threat that bin Laden posed won't truly be eliminated until he is found either dead or alive?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, as I say, we haven't heard much from him. And I wouldn't necessarily say he's at the center of any command structure. And, again, I don't know where he is. I -- I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him. I know he is on the run. I was concerned about him, when he had taken over a country. I was concerned about the fact that he was basically running Afghanistan and calling the shots for the Taliban.
And we've got more work to do. See, that's the thing the American people have got to understand, that we've only been at this six months. This is going to be a long struggle. I keep saying that; I don't know whether you all believe me or not. But time will show you that it's going to take a long time to achieve this objective. And I can assure you, I am not going to blink. And I'm not going to get tired. Because I know what is at stake. And history has called us to action, and I am going to seize this moment for the good of the world, for peace in the world and for freedom.

Kinda changes it from, "Oh, Bin Laden? I don't give a s**t about Bin Laden!," when you read the full quote in context, doesn't it?

hermie at July 2, 2006 09:2... (Below threshold)

hermie at July 2, 2006 09:29 AM

Wait a second, Bin Laden IS responsible?
You realize it's typical of their "I was against Bin Laden before I was for Bin Laden" strategy. Or in other words, If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with B.S.

Posted by Herman:"... (Below threshold)

Posted by Herman:

"I truly am not that concerned about him." -- George W. Bush, March 2002

What kind of IDIOT would vote for someone unconcerned about the man who bears primary responsibility for the September 11th attacks???

Answer: the same kind of idiot who believes that the best way to fight terrorism is to favor going after those who didn't attack us over pursuing those who did.


Maybe you should go and educate yourself on Al-Qaeda in Iraq (Stephen Hayes has a book on it). They were training in Iraq as early as the mid 1990's. While they may not have been directly related to 911, they were in Iraq nonethelsess. So your contention that we took our eye off the ball is just stupid.

BTW, what shape is Al-Qaeda in now that we've whipped their butts over in Iraq? Obviously not very good since Bin-Laden has started his "tape of the month" club for his followers.

Recently, they found al qae... (Below threshold)

Recently, they found al qaeda linked terrorist training in Ontario Canada and Miami Fl.

Following the awesome logic above, (ie. supposedly some al quaeda trained somewhere in Iraq in the early 90's), it's time to attack Canada, and oops, going to have to attack Florida as well.

Attack everyone. The only way to beat terrorism is to kill everyone who is not like you. Keep stocking up on your weapons, time for armagedon. Problem solved!

As long as you hate and fear what you do not understand; you are as much a part of the problem as the "Islamic Extremist" are.

If you'd been born in an Islamic Country, do you really not think you'd be a terrorist supporter?

Your traits:

1) Might is right.
2) Your way of life is right. All other ways are expendable as long as you can protect your own interest.
3) Your people's live's matter, other Countries and people's lives are expendable for the protection of your way of life.
4) War, revenge, killing is the answer to solve problems.
5) Any voices from your own people that differ from the war message presented are unpatriotic, and need to be shut down with as much force as possible.
6) You hate your enemy.
7) Your enemy does not deserve traditional legal protections because they are unlawful.
8) Yes, you will kill civilians when fighting your enemy, but these are all justifiable acceptable losses.

Which of the above points do you not subscribe to? Which of the following points do terrorist not subscribe to?

You are much more similar to your enemy than you are willing to admit.

Until you realise that hate only breeds more hate and that killing only makes more enemies for you and your people, you are just as bad as the terrorist. You make this world a worse place by igniting more hatred and violence.

You forget that you're not just American, you're human too. Killing other humans is clearly against what the bible teaches and is the opposite of Jesus' message. Yet, on top of the pro war pro hawk extremism, you promote that you follow godly ways.

Hypocracy runs rampant.

Hey Armyguy,I was ... (Below threshold)

Hey Armyguy,

I was just wondering: does your rant also include the terrorists who flew planes into buildings on 911, who bombed a US Navy Ship, who tried to blow up the WTC in the 90's, who killed Marines in Beruit? In your mind, does Jesus also disapprove of what they did? I was just curious since you didn't mention them at all.

And you call us hypocrites?

What you are is a typical liberal who views America as the evil doers in the world. I feel sorry for you that your life is so filled with hate for your own country.

Yeah, we're so evil that we've only saved the French twice in the last century, defeated Japan and Germany and then turned around and helped them rebuild their countries, and in the last 5 years have liberated millions of people in Afghanistan and Iraq (including women, who were subjugated severly).

Yes, some civilians died in the process. So would you rather have Saddam back in power consistently murdering women and children in from of their own husbands/fathers? I doubt the Iraqis do.

BTW, thanks for putting conservatives on the same moral plane as terrorists. It's actually a nice reminder that you have absolutely no clue what conservatism (like all liberals) and that that ignorance will continue to lead to your political defeat.

oops...left out the word "i... (Below threshold)

oops...left out the word "is" after conservatism.

I'm not saying you're like ... (Below threshold)

I'm not saying you're like terrorist. I'm saying you're easily duped like terrorist supporters are. The truth will come out, it's in the process of coming out. I'm not going to post here anymore, but unfortunately, we've all been lied to. It will become evident in the next few years, the ruse will not last. At that time, I highly suggest you use your feelings of anger towards those who do not have your best interest at heart. Just keep your eyes open and you mind open when possible. No one's attacking you, but the fact is, it's not as simple as it seems. The current administration has fooled us. They think we're all suckers. Do you really think that your air force would let 737's fly into all these buildings and targets unstopped? They couldn't stop that from happening? The truth, you can't handle the truth as Jack would say. I'm out.






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