New OBL Tape
FOX News, Drudge, and others are reporting that an new audio tape, reportedly by Osama Bin Laden, has been released by Al-Jazeera.
It is reported that the tape offers a truce in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but after claiming that they are winning on those two fronts.
"In response to the substance of the polls in the US, which indicate that Americans do not want to fight Muslims on Muslim land, nor do they want Muslims to fight them on their land, we do not mind offering a long-term truce based on just conditions that we will stick to.
"We are a nation that Allah banned from lying and stabbing others in the back, hence both parties of the truce will enjoy stability and security to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan, which were destroyed by war.
"There is no problem in this solution, but it will prevent hundreds of billions from going to influential people and war lords in America - those who supported Bush's electoral campaign - and from this, we can understand Bush and his gang's insistence on continuing the war."
To me, it sounds like they know they are losing in Iraq, and have completely lost in Afghanistan, and they are trying to cover the fact that they are really getting their butts whipped. They aren't just getting their butts whipped, but they are getting their pants pulled to their ankles, hung upside down on the swingset, and we are buying candybars, pop and comic books with their lunch money.
The tape also claims that the measure we have undertaken to safeguard our shores have not inhibited their efforts to bring more terror to the US. OBL claims that they are just involved in preparatory stages. Bring it on, sucker, like we need another reason to turn you into worm food.
It is a longstanding US policy to not negotiate with terrorists. Simple as that.
Now my question to the anti-war folks. The CIA has authenticated his voice on this tape. My question is this (or maybe it's more of a statement, I'll let ya'll decide):
Bin Laden claims to have influence on the terrorist we are fighting in Iraq. It seems as if he controls them, and is the one responsible for the insurgency in Iraq. Who claimed responsibility for 9/11??? Oh, yeah, Bin Laden did. So, Iraq has nothing to do with 9/11??? Riiight...any other theories that need de-bunking??
One thing OBL has right is his strategy in this tape. He strokes the anti-war protesters, using almost identical rhetoric when attacking President Bush. Makes you wonder, who is reading who, and what kind of un-holy alliances run much deeper than we may like to think.
More as the situation develops.