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    Bin Laden Threatens New Attack On American Soil, And Offers A Truce

    Bin Laden offers Americans truce

    http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exer...1A9678D922.htm

    Thursday 19 January 2006, 18:39 Makka Time, 15:39 GMT

    In an audio tape broadcast on Aljazeera, Osama bin Laden has warned that al-Qaida was preparing an attack very soon, but also offered Americans a "long-term truce".

    "The new operations of al-Qaida has not happened not because we could not penetrate the security measures. It is being prepared and you'll see it in your homeland very soon," the voice attributed to bin Laden said, apparently addressing Americans.

    But the voice on the tape, which appeared to be aimed at the American public, also offered a truce: "We do not mind establishing a long-term truce between us and you."

    The tape, broadcast on Thursday but dated to December last year, comes after a year of silence from the al-Qaida leader.

    "This message is about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and how to end those wars," it began.

    "It was not my intention to talk to you about this, because those wars are definitely going our way.

    "But what triggered my desire to talk to you is the continuous deliberate misinformation given by your President [George] Bush, when it comes to polls made in your home country which reveal that the majority of your people are willing to withdraw US forces from Iraq.

    Americans want peace
    "But Bush does not want this and claims that it's better to fight his enemies on their land rather than on American land.

    "Bush tried to ignore the polls that demanded that he end the war in Iraq.

    "We are getting increasingly stronger while your situation is getting from bad to worse," he told the US, referring to poor US troop morale and the huge economic losses inflicted by the war.

    "The war in Iraq is raging and the operations in Afghanistan are increasing."

    Truce offer
    "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."

    Addressing Americans again, he said: "If your desire for peace, stability and reconciliation was true, here we have given you the answer to your call."

    Bin Laden, who had not been heard of since a 27 December 2004 audiotape in which he anointed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Iraq's most wanted man, as al-Qaida's leader in Iraq, also said his network was winning the war against the US.

    "I would like to tell you that everything is going to our advantage and the number of your dead is increasing, according to Pentagon figures."

    Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden's deputy, said in a September videotape that his leader was still alive and leading the jihad against the West.
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    CIA Confirms Bin Laden's Voice on Tape

    http://news.yahoo.com/fc/world/osama...n_and_al_qaida

    AP - 1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON - The CIA determined Thursday that the voice on a tape claiming preparation for an al-Qaida attack on the United States was that of Osama bin Laden, an agency official said. The audio tape, played by the Arab network Al-Jazeera, was the first public communication from the terror group's leader since December 2004. "Following technical analysis of the Osama bin Laden tape aired today, the CIA assesses that it was the voice of Osama bin Laden," said the agency official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to use their name.
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    Intersting how it was only an audiotape and not video. Now I'm not so sure he's alive anymore.

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    The new operations of al-Qaida has not happened not because we could not penetrate the security measures
    Do you really think the commander of an Evil Terrorist Organisation With An Ideologly of Hatred Based on Hatred (TM) would openly admit such a failing in their technical abilities?

    I don't.

    Imagine the sceanrio. The Somme 1916. The latest issue of Soldier Boys (or whatever the propaganda paper distributed to the British military in the trenches was called) carries a headline report - "German defences too strong! But we have a cunning plan..."*

    (And just guess what the plan is... )

    * Blackadder reference intended.

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    You misread his quote I think, he said they havn't happend "..not because we could not penetrate the security.."

    Another thing, it's kind of coincidental that bin Laden is threating us as this whole Iranian thing is goin' on. I wouldn't be suprised if we were hit again and the Administration will try to pin this on the Iran.

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    Ah yes, you are correct sir, my mistake.

    Remark withdrawn.

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    Analysts pore over bin Laden tape clues

    http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunhera...s/13674926.htm

    LARA JAKES JORDAN
    Associated Press
    1/20/2006

    WASHINGTON - The government sought Friday to pinpoint when Osama bin Laden recorded his most recent warning about planned attacks on the United States - a key fact that could help determine the risk that terrorists will carry out the threat.

    Intelligence officials said analysts were scrutinizing the audio tape by the al-Qaida leader for any clues - including certain words and phrases - that might be a signal for the terror network's members or followers. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.

    The Homeland Security Department said it had no plans to raise the nation's terror threat alert level and no reason to believe an attack was imminent.

    "We, of course, have been very concerned about the threat of terrorism, generally, since the attacks of 9/11," Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said. "And obviously we expect the American people to live their lives as normally as possible."

    "We clearly understand that we have a very real threat against the United States, United States interests here and abroad," Gonzales said. "And that we ought to be doing everything that we can do to protect America against that threat."

    The audio recording was the first public statement by bin Laden since December 2004. That is the longest stretch the terror leader has been publicly quiet since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    A counterterror official said analysts believe the tape appears to have been recorded since December, although it was not clear how recently - or if in response to U.S. missile strikes in Pakistan last week that Pakistani authorities said killed four senior al-Qaida operatives.

    Arab television network Al-Jazeera, which released the tape Thursday, initially reported it was made in December but corrected itself later to say it was recorded in January. Editors at the station said they could not comment on how they knew when it was made.

    John Rollins, a former Homeland Security intelligence official, said the timeline is important because terror threats can lose credibility as time goes on without an attack.

    "If you can date it back as being from weeks or months ago, and he's saying then that he's getting close to operation readiness, this gives you an indication that it's bravado," said Rollins, now a terrorism expert at the Congressional Research Service.

    But if the threats were recorded very recently, "then that does raise the bar to more concerns that the timing of the tape may coincide with actual plans that are under way," Rollins said.
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    They've established their reason for another "attack".
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    January 20, 2006 -- What's not right about the Osama Bin Laden audio tape. One thing that the Bush administration does well is manage perceptions of the public. Amid protests over the NSA wiretapping, the extension of the Patriot Act, and the nomination of neo-Fascist Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, an audio tape on Osama Bin Laden is sent to Al Jazzera. On the tape, Bin Laden suddenly veers from being a traditional right-wing Wahhabi fanatic to the right of the House of Saud to a leftist progressive. The tape by Bin Laden was quickly verified as "authentic" by a CIA that is now firmly in the grasp of neo-cons under Porter Goss.

    However, the tape is an obvious fake being used by the Bush administration to scare Americans into believing "Al Qaeda" is making plans for another attack and an attempt to link Bin Laden to Democrats.

    The reason the tape is as phony as Niger yellowcake documents and Saddam's weapons of mass destruction is as plain as day. Bin Laden quotes from the introduction of a book written by long-time Washington, DC progressive author and journalist and a friend of mine, Bill Blum. Bill was once an editor and contributor to Covert Action Quarterly, a magazine devoted to exposing CIA operations like the arming, funding, and training of Bin Laden and his mujaheddin guerrillas during the Afghan-Soviet war.

    The Bush perception managers are either incredibly stupid or are trying to ensnare liberal journalists as aiders and abettors of Al Qaeda, something that is certainly within their scope. Bin Laden quotes the following passage from Blum's book, Rogue State: "If you (Americans) are sincere in your desire for peace and security, we have answered you. And if Bush decides to carry on with his lies and oppression, then it would be useful for you to read the book Rogue State, which states in its introduction: 'If I were president, I would stop the attacks on the United States: First I would give an apology to all the widows and orphans and those who were tortured. Then I would announce that American interference in the nations of the world has ended once and for all.'"

    Bin Laden might not be so eager to quote Blum if he was aware of his other work, Killing Hope, an expose of the CIA's covert wars. In it, Blum defends to Soviet occupation of Afghanistan as self-defense against the CIA-backed Islamist guerrillas, including Bin Laden's forces, that were backed by the CIA. Now, why would Bin Laden plug an author like Blum who backed Bin Laden's hated enemies, the Soviet Communists and their Afghan allies? Because the Bin Laden tape and his purported oratory are frauds. In Killing Hope, this is what Blum wrote about Bin Laden and his CIA masters' war in Afghanistan:

    "The new government under President Taraki declared a commitment to Islam within a secular state, and to non-alignment in foreign affairs. It said the coup was not foreign inspired and that they were not Communists but rather nationalists and revolutionaries. They pushed radical reforms, they talked about class struggle, they used anti-imperialist rhetoric, they supported Cuba, they signed a friendship treaty and other cooperative agreements with the Soviets and they increased the number of Soviet civilian and military advisers in Afghanistan.... In May 1979, British political scientist Fred Halliday said 'probably more has changed in the countryside over the last year than in the two centuries since the state was established.'

    In March 1979, Afghan President Taraki visited Moscow to request Soviet help to fight the mujahideen. The Soviets did promise some military aid, but they would not commit ground troops. As Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin told Taraki: 'The entry of our troops into Afghanistan would outrage the international community, triggering a string of extremely negative consequences. Our common enemies are just waiting for the moment when Soviet troops appear in Afghanistan. This will give them the excuse they need to send armed bands into the country.'

    ...prior to the Soviet invasion, the CIA had been beaming radio propaganda into Afghanistan and cultivating alliances with exiled Afghan guerrilla leaders by donating medicine and communications equipment. U.S. foreign service officers had been meeting with Mujahideen leaders to determine their needs at least as early as April 1979. And, in July, President Carter had signed a 'finding' to aid the rebels covertly, which led to the U.S. providing them with cash, weapons, equipment and supplies, and engaging in propaganda and other psychological operations in Afghanistan on their behalf."

    So, we're now supposed to believe that Bin Laden has come around to plug the book written by an author who demonstrated that the Soviet cause in Afghanistan was for self-defense and in furtherance of the well-being of the Afghan people and that Bin Laden's and his mujaheddin compatriots' cause was anti-progressive and destabilizing to the central Asian region? This would be laughable if it were not for the fact that the neo-cons are once again using the Big Lie to further their ambitions of global domination and worldwide fascism. The 911 attacks are beginning to look more and more like the Reichstag Fire, both engineered to bring about fascist control.
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