Hindrocket (mixed in with general lunacy): I‘m starting to think bin Laden is a regular poster on the Daily Kos.
The Lesser Moran: I just got this from my super secret source over at Daily Kos; Osama Bin Laden has agreed to post a daily diary over at the founding netroots web site.
Impotent Fury: I canâ€™t decide whether Osama is a Markos Zuniga plant (rather than a Rove agent), a crazed Islamist, or a pissed off Buchananite.
Self Loathing Man: Wowâ€¦ Bin Ladenâ€™s latest diatribe is right out of the Daily Kos, Howard Dean & DNC playbook.It is uncanny!
Meanwhile Reliapundit at The Stupidbloggers says: OMFG!!1!!1 WE’RE GONNA DIE!!!RUN! PANIC! AIIIEEE!!!:
DOES BIN LADEN’S NEW TAPE CONTAIN A NUCLEAR THREAT?
Bin Laden comes close to offering a date for the tape with this by saying, “… just a few days ago, the Japanese observed the 62nd anniversary of the annihilation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by your nuclear weapons.” The anniversary was on August 6.
“To conclude,” bin Laden says, “I invite you to embrace Islam.”
After 9/11, bin Laden received sharp criticisms from Islamist scholars that dealt with the al-Qaeda chief’s failure to satisfy several religious requirements pertinent to waging war. The critique focused on three items: (1) insufficient warning; (2) failure to offer Americans a chance to convert to Islam; and (3) inadequate religious authorization to kill so many people. Bin Laden accepted these criticisms and in mid-2002 began a series of speeches and actions to remedy the shortcomings and satisfy his Islamist critics before again attacking in the United States.
I feel that the chief reason this tape is being released now is to pressure the Democrats in Congress to vote for immediate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan.
I feel the second message is to his followers: if the Congress fails to vote for retreat, then detonate.
This may happen anytime after 9/11/07. Just a feeling. Based on these excerpts and my firm belief that Tony Blair was right when he said of the enemy, they are only limited buy their means, not by any morals. If they have nukes, then they will use them.
Fortunately we are safe because Dr. Quack has the Banner of Freedom and Defiance and Iconic Images to protect us like a highly absorbent yet remarkably comfortable panty shield:
Even the dimmest bulb on the left should be able to catch his drift: Convert to Islam or we’ll kill you.
Appeasement ain’t gonna work.
Pretending the Islamic fanatics aren’t a threat ain’t gonna work.
Believing that George Bush and Dick Cheney are the real threat ain’t gonna work.
Either put on your burka, ladies; or prostrate yourselves on that prayer mat, gentlemen–or else.
Here’s my reply which remains unchanged and unyielding toward all the psychopathic tyrants of Islam:
I don’t know about you, but I feel safer knowing that our fate is in their sweaty trembling hands…