Saturday, December 01, 2007

Bin Laden (?) translated

Laura Mansfield has the translation of Osama bin Laden's latest audio tape. Sounds like at least some input from our traitorous fuzzball friend Azzam the American. Here's the last paragraph:
In conclusion, I remind you that the American tide is ebbing, by the grace of Allah, and that they shall soon depart for their homeland beyond the Atlantic and leave the neighbors to settle their accounts with each other. So it is better for you to restrain your politicians who are thronging the steps of the White House and work diligently to remove oppression from the oppressed, for justice is right and injustice is torment, and returning to the truth is the hallmark of men of understanding. And peace be on those who follow the guidance
My earlier take here. This translation seems to suggest al Qaeda's forecast winner of the upcoming American elections will be the party of redeployment. In effect they are warning the indigenous peoples of Europe that if they don't want burning cars in their town they best reign in their elected Bush-stooges, because the chief stooge will soon be gone and his successor will pull up stakes.

In days gone by the reply would have been "nuts". But nowadays we haven't heard any passion from the Democrat candidate for president regards Afghanistan or the overall WoT, other than it's a 'bumper sticker'. Who can blame Azzam/AQ? And we know what Ron Paul thinks. AQ must figure that if we're willing to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq then surely we'll re-employ the Clinton doctrine elsewhere, especially with Clinton in office.

Yet stunningly, while we're only about a month away from the first caucus most Democrat voters couldn't care less about Afghanistan or the overall WoT. Matter of fact, some will probably claim the tape was manufactured in Karl Rove's basement. It was probably a basement alright--in Quetta or Tehran.


Bin Laden said something curious on the tape. He made a point of reminding everyone that the Taliban had no knowledge of his 9/11 attack plans. Why is that interesting? Because it very well might be an attempt to distance himself from Saddam. Say what?

Ray Robison has a new book that details the discovery of secret documents that reveal the Taliban asked Iraq for support. If bin Laden admits the Taliban was in on 9/11, that would seem to tie everyone together with a nice big bow.

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