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Friday, October 29, 2004

Deconstructing bin Laden Videotape

Oh American people, my talk to you is about the best way to avoid another Manhattan, about the war, its causes, and results.
bin Laden will now save the left from the trouble of trying to figure out why he hates us.
Security is an important pillar of human life. Free people do not relinquish their security. This is contrary to Bush's claim that we hate freedom.
Yes, security is an important pillar of human life, and a free people will not relinquish their security, that is why we chased you and your minions from Afganistan. The only contrary claim here is that you believe in freedom.
Let him tell us why we did not strike Sweden, for example. It is known that those who hate freedom do not have proud souls, like the souls of the 19 people [killed while perpetrating the 11 September 2001 attacks], may God have mercy on them.
Sweden and America, now that is a good analogy. Those who hate freedom and deliberately mass murder civilians never expecting an attack are not proud souls, and God will not have mercy upon them. They are screaming in hell.
We fought you because we are free and do not accept injustice. We want to restore freedom to our nation. Just as you waste our security, we will waste your security.
What nation would that be? It is clear here that bin Laden is not referring to any individual country, he is referring instead to a "Nation of Islam" Of course that would mean his version of Islam where only the most strict interpetation of Shai'a law is acceptable. And just how did we "waste their security"? By helping the Mujahideen fight the Soviets? By stopping Saddam from making Kuwait part of Iraq and stopping him from threatening Saudi Arabia? By protecting and stopping genocide of Muslims in the Balkans? I am most confused about this.
I am amazed at you. Although almost four years have passed since the [11 September] incidents, Bush is still practising distortion and confusion.
Oh, now we are going to get to the heart of the matter.
He also continues to conceal from you the real reason [for the 11 September attacks]. Thus, the motives still exist for repeating what happened.
Oops I was wrong, he is not going to really tell us anything, the left can continue to tie themselves into knots about the why of it all, and while their at it still blame Bush. It's really a Bush conspiracy.
I will speak to you about the reasons behind these incidents. I will honestly tell you about the minutes in which the decision was made so that you will consider. I say to you that God knows that the idea of striking the towers never occurred to us.
Really? Never thought about striking the WTC until 2001? What about 1993?
Your security is in your own hands
You bet your ass it is.
But, after things had gone too far and we saw the injustice of the US-Israeli alliance against our people in Palestine and Lebanon, I started thinking of that.
Ok, the thought to cause mass murder goes back many, many years. It didn't just start in 2001. I'm shocked, simply shocked! And I am simply shocked that it has something to do with Israel.
The events that influenced me directly trace back to 1982 and subsequent events when the United States gave permission to the Israelis to invade Lebanon, with the aid of the sixth US fleet.
Not a word about what else was going on in 1982, when the US was assisting the Afgan Mujahideen. Apparently the great evil of the US is not in intervening, it is only with intervening on the side of Israel.
At those difficult moments, many meanings that are hard to describe went on in my mind. However, these meanings produced an overwhelming feeling to reject injustice and generated a strong determination to punish the unjust ones.
Again, the feelings of injustice was created by the US supporting Israel at a time when they were being bombed from inside the borders of Lebanon. Let us not forget that it was primarily the PLO that did this, after having been allowed to stay in Lebanon after the Israeli's withdrew in 1978, under pressure from then President Carter. A UN force was then put in place to enforce "peace" and a fat lot of good that did. While the American government condemned both the PLO and Israel for the continuing conflict, the UN in general only condemned Israel. In 1981 the US under President Reagan assisted in negotiating a cease fire, which the PLO repeatedly violated. The final provocation for Israel occured when a terrorist group led by Abu Nidal attempted to assasinate Shlomo Argov, Ambassador to Great Britian. The following two days the IDF attacked ammuniation dumps and PLO bases in Beurit. The PLO then began massive shelling of the civilian population of Galilee. It was this shelling that prompted the full scale invasion of Lebanon. If bin Laden is right at all, it that security of your people should be the most important thing a government does, the Israeli government did what should be expected of them. And just as a post script where was it Abu Nidal was eventually found? That would be Iraq.
While I was looking at those destroyed towers in Lebanon, it occurred to me to punish the unjust one in a similar manner by destroying towers in the United States so that it would feel some of what we felt and to be deterred from killing our children and women...
I'm getting it even better. Only the deaths of Muslim women and children is wrong. It is perfectly acceptable to murder Israeli women and children. And somehow this madman thought that if he attacked US women and children we would be deterred from assisting Israel or in protecting ourselves. I can't help but note that he has a point. Prior to 9/11 this country had repeatedly shied from confronting the type of terrorism that has been the hallmark of Islamic fanatics, even when they bombed sleeping Marines, killed our Marines when we attempted to intervene in a Civil War so people would quit being starved to death, when our citizens were being kidnapped, when citizens of this country were held for 444 days or even when a US official was assasinated. Prior to 9/11 all indications were that if the US was attacked we would roll over and die.
We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration, because it is similar to regimes in our countries, half of which are governed by the military and the other half of which are governed by the sons of kings and presidents; and we have a long experience with them.
Flash to Michael Moore's movie, in which the Bush family is complicant with the House of Saud. It is not a large leap here to understand what it is that bin Laden is attempting to feed the American people, he is whispering in our ear Michael Moore is right.
In both categories, you find many who are characterised by hubris, arrogance, greed, and unlawful acquisition of money. This similarity transpired since Bush Senior's visit to the region.
Oh God, the Bush's have been infected by the despots of the Middle East! Just ask Michael Moore, as he draws a link between the despotic House of Saud and the Bush family. Their really part of a conspiracy to defraud the American people, and of course the people's of the Middle East, who really just wish to live in peace if only that pesky Israel and it's pesky Jews would go away.
While some of our people were dazzled by the United States and hoped that these visits would affect our countries, he, instead, was affected by these royal and military regimes, envying them for remaining in their posts for scores of years, embezzling public money without being held accountable or monitored.
You mean there are people in the Middle East who thought that the US could positively impact the region with our beliefs. No way! But it just didn't work out that way darn it, instead the Bush's became like the despots of the Middle East. See above.
Accordingly, he transferred dictatorship and the repression of freedoms to his son by introducing the Patriot Act under the pretext of fighting terrorism.
The election was stolen! I hear Democratic talking points here, with a bit of a twist. Bush I stole the election for his son, and somehow introduced the Patriot Act while he wasn't in the government, and this was done to assure his son could be a real dictator. And of course this was done under the pretext of fighting terrorism, which apparently doesn't actually exist. bin Laden is trying to use Democratic talking points but just doesn't quite get the context right.
Bush Senior deemed it appropriate to assign his sons to states. He also did not forget to convey the [election] rigging experience from the leaders of the [Arab] region to Florida to benefit from it at critical times...
The Democrats have it wrong, it was not Bush II who stole the election, it was Bush I who learned how to do these things by absorbing the way the despots of the Middle East do things. And Bush I didn't just manage to steal the Presidental election, he managed to steal the elections of two Govenor races in Texas and Florida so he could make sure and place his two son's into government. When the number one wanted terrorist sounds eerily like the Democratic party something is seriously wrong.
We had agreed with the chief amir [leader - of the 11 September hijackers] Mohammed Atta that he should accomplish all the operations within 20 minutes before Bush and his administration could take notice.
20 minutes? Um, right. Or maybe they figured they could simply kill him or top administration figures first. It's hard to figure out what is happening when your dead.
It never occurred to us that the supreme commander of the US armed forces would leave 50,000 of his citizens in the two towers to face those great horrors alone, at a time when they needed him badly.
Oh goody, more Democratic talking points! And shades of Michael Moore! The US was being attacked and the dumb President gave them even more time! What a moron, how stupid can one man be? Americans turn from Bush, he gave the terrorists more time!
This is because it seemed to him that being preoccupied with the little child's talk about her goat and its butting was more important than being preoccupied with the planes and their ramming into the skyscrapers.
Calling Michael Moore, your propaganda is being used by the worlds most wanted terrorist! You stupid ass.
This gave with three times the period required for carrying out the operations, praise be to God.
Again, it's really all Bush's fault. Those few minutes of finishing a book so he didn't scare the piss out of a bunch of kids gave the terrorists 60 minutes to complete their killings, instead of only 20 minutes. Once again yelling for Michael Moore, come see your good works Micky.
Your security does not lie in the hands of Kerry, Bush, or al-Qaeda. Your security is in your own hands. Each and every state that does not tamper with our security will have automatically assured its own security.
bin Laden now assures us that even though he just lifted pieces from Michael Moore and the Democratic talking points it really doesn't matter who is President, and al Qaeda doesn't really matter either. The American people simply have to abandon Israel and not fight back against terrorism. Give the terrorists what they want and they will leave us alone. Of course that means total surrender but what of it? Sounds like the liberal left loonies, no wonder bin Laden lifted all their talking points.

Red

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