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Posted: 12/26/2001 3:03:01 PM EDT
Dec. 26 — Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted man, appeared in excerpts from a never-before-seen videotape broadcast Wednesday by the Arabic television network al-Jazeera. It was not immediately clear when or where the videotape was recorded, but the fugitive al-Qaida leader speaks of an attack on a mosque in Khost “a few days earlier” — an apparent reference to the accidental bombing by U.S. warplanes of a mosque in the Afghan city on Nov. 16. NBC NEWS and other U.S. networks did not immediately air the excerpts of the videotape featuring the camouflage-clad, drawn-looking Saudi exile, heeding Bush administration warnings that the tapes could include secret communications intended for his loyalists around the globe. The chief editor of Al-Jazeera, Ibrahim Hilal, said his station received the tape “a couple days ago” by an air courier service from Pakistan. The sender was anonymous, he said. Hilal said the entire tape runs 33 minutes and will be shown on Al-Jazeera on Thursday. Only a few minutes was shown on the Wednesday night news. The last tape of bin Laden the station aired was on Nov. 3 Complete Story: [url]http://www.msnbc.com/news/627086.asp?cp1=1#BODY[/url]
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 3:55:38 PM EDT
From the BBC - [size=4]New Bin Laden TV broadcast[/size=4] [b]Al-Jazeera says the video was filmed within the past two weeks[/b] Osama Bin Laden has accused the West of loathing Islam in a video message broadcast by the Qatar-based satellite television station, al Jazeera. [b]In the recording, Bin Laden also says that the suicide attacks in which an estimated 3,000 people were killed, were intended to stop US support for Israel.[/b] It has become clear that the West in general and America in particular have an unspeakable hatred for Islam. Al Jazeera said Bin Laden - who appears in his combat clothes and with a Kalashnikov submachine gun propped up beside him - stated that the video was made to mark three months since the attacks on New York and the Pentagon on 11 September. A spokesman for US President George W Bush dismissed the tape as "terrorist propaganda". The wording on the tape indicates that it was recorded within the last two weeks. The chief editor of al Jazeera, Ibrahim Hilal, told the Associated Press news agency that his station received the tape "a couple of days ago" by an air courier service from Pakistan. The sender was anonymous, he said. In the excerpt so far broadcast by the Qatari station, Bin Laden condemns the West for excessive bombing of Muslims in Afghanistan, referring specifically to an attack during Ramadan prayers a few weeks ago. "The latest events have proved important truths," he says. "It has become clear that the West in general and America in particular have an unspeakable hatred for Islam. "All that you hear about mistaken strikes is a lie and a sheer lie," he said, adding that the US had deliberately targeted a mosque in Khost. "Terrorism against America deserves to be praised because it was a response to injustice, [u]aimed at forcing America to stop its support for Israel, which kills our people," he said[/u]. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said: "This is nothing more than the same kind of terrorist propaganda we have heard before." The Pentagon - whose forces are searching for the Saudi-born dissident in the mountains of Afghanistan - said it did not know whether the video was real, or if it was new or old. "Nothing that Bin Laden does surprises me," spokesman Richard McGraw said. Al Jazeera has so far only broadcast an excerpt of the video, and says it will air the whole 33-minute tape on Thursday evening. It is the first Bin Laden message to be broadcast by the TV station since 3 November. [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1729000/1729740.stm[/url] Well straight from satan's mouth - the reason for the attack was to force America away from Israel! Now do you still think that we should do what our new master wishes, or tell him to go hump the camel he rode in on? Eric The(YouKnowWhoYouAre)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 4:15:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 4:20:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Now do you still think that we should do what our new master wishes, or tell him to go hump the camel he rode in on? Eric The(YouKnowWhoYouAre)Hun[>]:)]
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As a card carrying member of PWEETA I object to the camel humping reference. Camels have rights too you know [:D]
Link Posted: 12/26/2001 4:22:48 PM EDT
If they didn't announce the fact that geologists were studying the rocks in the background, the jerk wouldn't have covered it up. He was too stupid to figure it out before, but now he know's better.
Link Posted: 12/27/2001 11:04:51 AM EDT
The "the end of the United States was imminent." Really. You're looking a little pale lately dude. [img]http://a799.ms.akamai.net/3/799/388/3150cb42ab704a/www.msnbc.com/news/1315418.jpg[/img] UPDATED STORY: [url]http://www.msnbc.com/news/678427.asp?cp1=1[/url] Dec. 27 — In a videotape broadcast Thursday, Osama bin Laden called the Sept. 11 attacks a “blessed” response to U.S. policies and said the end of the United States was imminent. The suspected terrorist mastermind appeared gaunt on the 33-minute tape, which was shown in full for the first time Thursday by Arabic television network Al-Jazeera.
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