0 votes

Osama Speaks-Friday "Palestine Cause Fuels War/ Fight Goes On"

Bin Laden: Palestinian cause fuels war

By MAGGIE MICHAEL – 1 hour ago

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Osama bin Laden said in a new audio recording released Friday that al-Qaida will continue its holy war against Israel and its allies until it liberates Palestine.

The terrorist leader's third statement this year came as President Bush was wrapping up his visit to Israel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Jewish state.

Bin Laden said the fight for the Palestinian cause was the most important factor driving al-Qaida's war with the West and fueled 19 Muslims to carry out the suicide attacks against the U.S. on September 11.

"To Western nations ... this speech is to understand the core reason of the war between our civilization and your civilizations. I mean the Palestinian cause," said bin Laden in the close to 10 minute audiotape.

"The Palestinian cause is the major issue for my (Islamic) nation. It was an important element in fueling me from the beginning and the 19 others with a great motive to fight for those subjected to injustice and the oppressed," added bin Laden.

Al-Qaida has been stepping up its attempts to use the Israeli-Arab conflict to rally supporters. Israel has warned of growing al-Qaida activity in Palestinian territory, though the terror network is not believed to have taken a strong role there so far.

The authenticity of the message could not be verified, but it was posted on a Web site commonly used by al-Qaida and the voice resembled the one in past bin Laden audiotapes. Though it was unknown exactly when the audio was recorded, but it referenced Israel's 60th anniversary, which began May 8.

IntelCenter, a U.S. group that monitors al-Qaida message traffic, said the audio message was accompanied by a photo of bin Laden wearing a white robe and turban next to a picture of the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. It was unclear when the photo of bin Laden was taken.

The al-Qaida leader said the Western media managed to brainwash people over the past 60 years by "portraying the Jewish invaders, the occupiers of our land, as the victims while it portrayed us as the terrorists."

"Sixty years ago, the Israeli state didn't exist. Instead, it was established on the land of Palestine raped by force," said bin Laden. "Israelis are occupying invaders whom we should fight."

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Arye Mekel dismissed bin Laden's new message.

"We do not relate or pay attention to the words of this terrorist lunatic," he said. "The time has come for him to be apprehended and pay for his crimes."

Bin Laden criticized Western leaders like Bush who participated in Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations. Bush feted Israel on Thursday and predicted that its 120th birthday would find it alongside a Palestinian state and in an all-democratic neighborhood free of today's oppression, restrictions on freedom and extremist Muslim movements.


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

How Convenient

Not only does this supposed message from bin Laden conveniently mesh with Bush's ass-kissing visit to Israel, it also fits well with McCain's recent promise to capture bin Laden before 2013.

Oh, and by the way, does anyone think that maybe this tape, the troubles in Lebanon, etc., are a direct result of Bush's recent directive to increase covert activities throughout the Middle East?

Did Bush forget that blowback is a bitch or does he just not care?

"Bush’s secret directive covers actions across a huge geographic area – from Lebanon to Afghanistan – but is also far more sweeping in the type of actions permitted under its guidelines – up to and including the assassination of targeted officials."

See: http://www.counterpunch.com/andrew05022008.html

Ron Paul Explorer: The All Paul Search Engine


Remember Ms. Bhutto's comments to the BBC just 2 1/2 weeks before she was shot and blown up (most likely orchestrated by us)....Osama Bin Laden has been dead for years! "Murdered" she said....
Big Brother is just shorring up his scare-tactic on the people...keeping the sheep nervous...of course we have to go and defend our good friend Israel..LOL...and continue this fight against evil for 100 more years...
Convenient that Israel is in the news and dipshit is over there visiting now...just in time for this message from the "evil terrorists" to come out....what a bunch of crap.
Recently awakened, always vigilant.
If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

As you all know, I am about as far from a conspiracy

Theorist as it gets - but this stinks to high heaven.

Bin Laden putting out a tape about Israel the day after Bush gives a speech talking about how bad it is to Appease terrorists.

Ever see Mel Gibson in Conspiracy theory ? ? Remember what happened to him when he was finally right about a conspiracy - no one would believe him.


Perhaps, ironman...you're starting to see the big picture...and the fact that there is a huge conspiricy isn't so far-fetched?
I saw a great analogy on TV the other night, on the show "Numbers"....he was talking about solving a crime by seeing patterns...and he used baseball as his analogy: if you sit in the cheap seats in the outfield, you're REALLY close to the jumbotron screen...and if a few panels arent working, all you can see are the black, blank squares...but, if you go and sit behind homeplate and look at the screen...you see the large pattern and the little blanks don't means too much. I think this analogy works well for what's going on, on a global scale against the people.
Recently awakened, always vigilant.
If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

Our 2 minute hate for May 2008

Is anyone even listening to this fool anymore? Seriously...you begin to damage your reputation as a terrorist mastermind when you've been predicting 911 times 100 (which equals 91,100) for almost 7 years now and haven't managed anything besides some imbiciles taking out a few people on commuter trains.

Who was the guy in 1984 who was the subject of the 2 minute hate?

Honestly, I quit trusting the CIA translation of audio tapes after they said Amindinajad called for Israel being wiped off the map. It's not what he said, they basically twisted his call for the government of Israel to be wiped from the pages of history to a rant bent on genocide.

That's the problem with translating English from Arabic or Farsi...there are so few people who are educated enough in both to give proper context. It's very hard to translate, since they often don't have words or expressions that translate.

Want to impress me Al Qaeda? How about a picture of OBL in front of the White House...then I would believe that this was anything more than a bunch of weirdo's with no influence living in a cave.

Actually the original

Actually the original mistranslation of Amindinajad's "Israel wiped off the map" remark was made by an Iranian translator.

The mistranslation continues to be spread despite the fact that a proper translation has long been available.

Ron Paul Explorer: The All Paul Search Engine

Rafah: the Real Picture

Here is one place where you can get unvarnished reports about the situation in Gaza:

See: http://rafahtoday.org/

The photography is especially powerful.

Palestinians are being killed at a rate three times greater than the Israelis. Their houses are being demolished, their lands polluted and their children traumatized. Just a few sad facts which are not worthy of being reported in US media.

Ron Paul Explorer: The All Paul Search Engine

Good thing it is impossible to alter audio recordings!


I always believe everything I hear and if the government says it is Osama's voice, then I am SURE it is!

OBL is a convenient boogeyman

Bhutto did say he was murdered in 2003 in a David Frost Interview.


maybe we should clue in McCain

it would save him a lot of effort...

That Sure Doesn't Sound Like His Words

Didn't Bhuto say he was murdered by another CiA employee, Omar Shiek, before she was assassinated?

"The war shall be continuous." - Socialist Fascist Banking Oligarch Elite by Blood

"Walls are stronger than the men that defend them."

Ghengis Khan

"Walls are stronger than the men that defend them."

Ghengis Khan

I think Bhuto misspoke

I'm thinking she was talking about Daniel Pearl and not Bin Laden. No one will know for sure, though, because she died as a result of banging her head on her sunroof. I'm calling bull@#$ on that one.

Good Timing

Bush is in Israel for the 60th Anniversay

His Second Trip This Year

Why does he have to go every quarter? Give a report to the owners?

I've never seen a US president go to the same country so much as our dictator likes to go kiss up to our Talmudic masters.

Our tax dollars at work, celebrating Israel. I liked him better when he played golf while our boys and gils were targets.

"Walls are stronger than the men that defend them."

Ghengis Khan

"Walls are stronger than the men that defend them."

Ghengis Khan

This second trip sounds more like

finalising discussions about how and when to start on Iran.