New Bin Laden Tape Threatens Heartland Attacks
“… The war against America and its allies will not be confined to Iraq,” [Bin Laden] said, adding that “Iraq has become a magnet for attracting and training talented fighters.”
Gee, there weren’t any trained talented fighters there before we invaded. A cynic might think that an American invasion of Iraq was exactly what Bin Laden needed for recruiting purposes.
[Bin Laden] also said insurgents were winning the conflict in Iraq and warned that security measures in the West and the United States could not prevent attacks there.
“The proof of that is the explosions you have seen in the capitals of European nations,” he said. “The delay in similar operations happening in America has not been because of failure to break through your security measures. The operations are under preparation and you will see them in your homes the minute they are through (with preparations), with God’s permission.”
“It’s only a matter of time,” [Bin Laden] said, referring to attacks. “They are in the planning stages, and you will see them in the heart of your land as soon as the planning is complete.”
That’s something I’ve been warning people about, which is that their culture measures battles and grudges in generations and centuries, not months and years. What better return on investment could Bin Laden get for his money than to launch a cheap but devastating attack every five years or so that causes us in reaction to spend $100,000,000,000 a year and shed our civil liberties? A cynic might think that the lesson the CIA taught this terrorist mastermind on how to mount a long-term guerilla war in order to bankrupt a super power from the outside and rot its politics from the inside was learned very well.
“In response to the substance of the polls in the U.S., 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 God 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 warlords 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,” the voice said.
Isn’t it interesting how whenever there is a threat to Bush’s standing, either from a presidential candidate three days before a razor-thin election, or from a growing anti-war sentiment, or from mounting corruption scandals, or from concern about his domestic wiretapping, the Osama-in-a-box pops up to support the anti-Bush position, forcing Bush’s opponents into rhetorical agreement with that murderous criminal bastard (Osama, I mean) and providing Bush’s supporters more fuel for their pro-war fire. A cynic might think that this terrorist mastermind whose family did business with the Bushes prefers to keep Bush in office so the war will continue. It would be even more cynical to suggest that Bush didn’t capture that terrorist mastermind when he had the chance and he is “…truly not that concerned about him” afterward because he needs the terrorist boogeyman to pop up from time to time to scare us back into meek compliance with the “unitary executive’s” Orwellian domestic policies.
But I’m not that cynical. I don’t think they are working together, but I do think they are complimentary sides of the same evil coin — a megalomaniacal religious fundamentalist symbiosis, if you will. Neither one would be as successful without the other.