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Bin Laden Appears on New Tape
Fox News ^ | 10-29-04 | Jrmink

Posted on 10/29/2004 1:27:53 PM PDT by jrmink

WASHINGTON — The Arab television station Al-Jazeera is broadcasting a new tape from Al Qaeda (search) leader Usama bin Laden (search). Multiple sources told FOX News that the 18-minute videotape is authentic and said its release was timed to coincide with Tuesday's presidential elections. Bin Laden makes reference to recent conflicts in Iraq and addresses the American people directly, sources said. U.S. officials said the tape appears to have been made recently. Bin Laden is speaking from a lectern and he talks about threats to the United States and he says that President Bush will not protect the American people Al-Jazeera said the tape deals with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and their consequences. While the announcer said the message was an audiotape, the station's Web site called it a video. The Qatari-based channel did not say how it had received the tape nor how it had concluded that it was authentic. The channel has previously received audio- and videotapes from people linked to Al Qaeda. FOX News' Bret Baier, Ian McCaleb, Anna Persky and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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KEYWORDS: 200410; 2004election; binladen; election2004; obltape; threats
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Looks Like bin laden is endorsing Kerry
1 posted on 10/29/2004 1:27:54 PM PDT by jrmink
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To: jrmink

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20041029/D861AA4G0.html

Al-Jazeera Airs Videotape by Bin Laden
Oct 29, 4:16 PM (ET)


CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - The Arab television station Al-Jazeera aired a video of Osama bin Laden on Friday directly admitting for the first time that he carried out the Sept. 11 attacks and promising to outline "the best way to avoid another Manhattan."

It was the first footage of the al-Qaida leader to surface in more than a year. The video showed bin Laden in traditional white robes, a turban and a cloak reading from papers and standing in front of a plain, brown cloth background.

"We decided to destroy towers in America," bin Laden said.

He said the attack was carried out because "we are a free people ... and we want to regain the freedom of our nation."

He also accused President Bush of "misleading" the American people three years since the 2001 suicide airline hijackings that hit the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.


2 posted on 10/29/2004 1:29:00 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (You're it)
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To: jrmink

Let's wait to see if it's really recent; Newpaper headlines, if he mentions very recent events, if it's his voice, etc.


3 posted on 10/29/2004 1:30:40 PM PDT by theDentist (Proud Member of FreeRepublic 's "Pyjama-Hadeen")
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To: jrmink

Can someone please clarify if this is a "still picture with audio" or an actual video with his lips moving and so on?


4 posted on 10/29/2004 1:31:39 PM PDT by Snake65 (Osama Bin Decomposing)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

Voting for Kerry (as he wants) is a vote for Bin Laden.

Surely Americans aren't that stupid.


5 posted on 10/29/2004 1:31:40 PM PDT by tomahawk
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To: jrmink

Gee, maybe he isn't dead after all.


6 posted on 10/29/2004 1:31:48 PM PDT by Grig
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To: jrmink

Fri Oct 29, 2004 04:25 PM ET

DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden accused President Bush of deceiving the American people and said the Sept. 11 attacks would not have been so severe if the president had been alert.

In an address on Al Jazeera television just days ahead of the U.S. presidential election, bin Laden also said the U.S. administration resembled "corrupt" Arab governments.

"It never occurred to us that the commander in chief of the country (Bush) would leave 50,000 citizens in the two towers to face those horrors alone ... because he thought listening to a child discussing her goats was more important," bin Laden said, referring to Bush's visit to a school when the attack occurred.

Al Qaeda leader bin Laden said he had first thought of attacking the United States after the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon. U.S. intelligence agencies believe that it appeared to be bin Laden on the tape, one official said.

Bin Laden appeared to be sitting or standing at a table against a neutral brown background. He wore a round, white head covering and white tunic under a light brown cloak.

Reading from a sheet of paper, his voice was strong and he appeared in fair health, his full beard a mixture of white and dark gray. At times he gestured at the camera with his right index finger to emphasize points.


7 posted on 10/29/2004 1:31:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast


8 posted on 10/29/2004 1:31:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: theDentist

Highly skeptical here -- I'll see it before I'll believe it.


9 posted on 10/29/2004 1:32:20 PM PDT by WL-law
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To: jrmink
Looks Like bin laden is endorsing Kerry

Not to worry, Kerry will defend and protect the US.


10 posted on 10/29/2004 1:32:41 PM PDT by NYer ("The floor of hell is paved with the skulls of Bishops." St. John Chrysostom)
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To: theDentist

You are right---much caution needed before forming an opinion.


11 posted on 10/29/2004 1:32:46 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yet another Kerry campaign ad. So, who all will he owe if elected?


12 posted on 10/29/2004 1:33:26 PM PDT by Hillwoman (Neo-Con in Ky's liberal nut orchard (Lex, KY)!)
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To: jrmink
Cavuto just reported something in the tape bin Laden said about Bush allowing those people to die in the towers while he read about some goats.

Rhetorical question: will Michael Moore be embarrassed that bin Laden is taking a page out of his book?

13 posted on 10/29/2004 1:33:34 PM PDT by admiralsn (Counter Michael Moore- buy, watch, and spread the word- FahrenHYPE 9/11- TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: jrmink
Big surprise??!!
14 posted on 10/29/2004 1:33:53 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill)
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To: tomahawk
Surely Americans aren't that stupid.

Some are, and THAT is scarier than Osama Bin Ladin. Americans are being fed a massive snowjob by the leftist media. It is incredibly ironic that Kerry should say "Wake up America" when if that was to actually happen, Bush would win in a landslide on November 2.
15 posted on 10/29/2004 1:33:53 PM PDT by Trippin
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To: jrmink

Welcome to FR.


16 posted on 10/29/2004 1:34:31 PM PDT by eyespysomething (Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.)
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Well, Osama has come out with his October surprise. Kerry and the media have come out with their October surprise with the explosives lost. WHERE THE HELL IS BUSH'S OCTOBER SURPRISE? WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?


17 posted on 10/29/2004 1:34:50 PM PDT by evanp
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To: jrmink

Anybody else hear Cavuto say Bin Laden makes reference to Bush reading "My Pet Goat" to school children instead of protecting America.

Well, we know where he gets his material from!


18 posted on 10/29/2004 1:34:56 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: jrmink

Someone on FNS made an excellent comment: Kerry will now have to make it appear that he does not agree with bin Laden. Good freaking luck, since the whole videotape appears to have taken their script from a Kerry campaign rally.


19 posted on 10/29/2004 1:35:23 PM PDT by cwiz24 (Hey Yankees fans---Now who's ya daddy?)
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To: admiralsn

who do you think he got his copy from


20 posted on 10/29/2004 1:35:40 PM PDT by beansox
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Bin Laden echoes Michael Moore!! Check it out on The Scotto Bloggo!
22 posted on 10/29/2004 1:35:52 PM PDT by IAmScotto
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

It looks like a Kerry campaign statement..


23 posted on 10/29/2004 1:35:55 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: jrmink
Friday, 29 October, 2004, 20:21 GMT 21:21 UK

BBC:  Bin Laden threatens new attacks

Bin Laden Arabic TV station al-Jazeera has broadcast a videotape apparently featuring Osama Bin Laden, in which he threatens new attacks on the US.

In his opening remarks, the al-Qaeda leader accused President George W Bush of deceiving Americans in the years since the 11 September 2001 attacks.

He compared the Bush administration to what he termed corrupt Arab regimes.

The development comes as US voters prepare to go to the polls on Tuesday in the presidential election.

Bin Laden said he first thought of attacking the US after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982.

He said the attacks on the US would have been less severe if President Bush had been more alert.

But he added that the security of the American people depended neither on Mr Bush nor on his challenger, John Kerry, but on US policy. "The reasons to repeat what happened remain," he said.

If genuine, this is the first videotape of Bin Laden speaking to have surfaced since the US-led war in Afghanistan following the 11 September attacks, which he is generally thought to have masterminded.

It was not obvious when the video was recorded.

However, several audio messages believed to be from Bin Laden have emerged since then.

The most recent, posted on a website known to be used by Islamist militants, strongly criticised the US and coalition forces in Iraq and ordered a jihad, or holy war, against them.

24 posted on 10/29/2004 1:35:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

"It never occurred to us that the commander in chief of the country (Bush) would leave 50,000 citizens in the two towers to face those horrors alone ... because he thought listening to a child discussing her goats was more important," bin Laden said, referring to Bush's visit to a school when the attack occurred. ---


Just damn. UBL is doing the Kerry Talking Points!


25 posted on 10/29/2004 1:36:07 PM PDT by SF South Park Republican (" 'Eminent Domain' - the favorite meme of dictators, fascists, and commies.")
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To: evanp
What makes you think there is a Republican Surprise...

When has there ever been one...

26 posted on 10/29/2004 1:36:49 PM PDT by danneskjold (Hey Dims...Here's a one finger victory salute for you!!!)
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To: tomahawk

I hate to tell you this but millions of Americans will vote for John Kerry and their own deaths. A vote for John Kerry is a vote for Usama bin Laden!!! End of story!!!


27 posted on 10/29/2004 1:36:49 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: jrmink
"Bin Laden also accused President Bush of deceiving the American people..."

Looks like he's got his talking points from Terry McAuliffe.

28 posted on 10/29/2004 1:36:50 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: jrmink

29 posted on 10/29/2004 1:36:56 PM PDT by mrplind (The greatest threat to the United States is not "terrorism" as we know it, it's liberalism!)
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To: jrmink

***BREAKING*** Bin Laden Comes Out For Kerry; Zogby Predicts Major Impact for Kerry in Battleground States, Touts Early Evidence of "More Sensitive" War on Terror


30 posted on 10/29/2004 1:37:00 PM PDT by Elpasser (Live Free or Die)
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To: tomahawk

I hate to tell you this but millions of Americans will vote for John Kerry and their own deaths. A vote for John Kerry is a vote for Usama bin Laden!!! End of story!!!


31 posted on 10/29/2004 1:37:00 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: cwiz24

Kerry will have new ad out .See Bin Laden wants me to be President too!


32 posted on 10/29/2004 1:37:18 PM PDT by JessieHelmsJr
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To: Soul_of_Chogokin

totally fake.


33 posted on 10/29/2004 1:37:29 PM PDT by neveragain2004
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To: jrmink

Time to take out Al Jazeera.


34 posted on 10/29/2004 1:37:37 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 ("Don't bother giving me liberty: I'll take it for myself, thanks.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Michael Moore talking points.

Well, Fahrenheit 9/11 was released in Iran.

The "deceiving" comment is a nice fit with Kerry's identical rhetoric.


35 posted on 10/29/2004 1:38:14 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: jrmink

"...and thats why I endourse John Kerry For President!

36 posted on 10/29/2004 1:38:16 PM PDT by Bommer ( Bush met the First Lady at a BBQ? That's Love brotha!" - stainlessbanner)
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To: danneskjold

i agree with you, but i think we need one this time.


37 posted on 10/29/2004 1:38:31 PM PDT by evanp
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To: evanp

No...we have the truth...


38 posted on 10/29/2004 1:39:13 PM PDT by danneskjold (Hey Dims...Here's a one finger victory salute for you!!!)
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To: theDentist

Did you watch Brett Bair? He said the CIA already confirmed everything you wrote about 30 minutes ago.


39 posted on 10/29/2004 1:39:15 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Actually i voted for John Kerry before I voted against him.)
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To: mrplind

Damn! Osama has the same kind of watch that Kerry has!


40 posted on 10/29/2004 1:39:24 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: tomahawk
His people are "free"? Since when?

Big words form the American traitor, too. Our streets will "run with blood". Haven't we heard that before? I'm betting a lot of it will be theirs. They forget we have guns too---and a lot of them are assault rifles. I'm buying some more ammo----just in case.
41 posted on 10/29/2004 1:39:39 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill)
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To: jrmink

Welcome 10-29-2004.

What do you make of all this?


42 posted on 10/29/2004 1:39:51 PM PDT by eyespysomething (Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
Oh, really. "we are a free people ... and we want to regain the freedom of our nation." So why did he attack us on 9/11/01, when we were not in Iraq or bothering them at all, for that matter? Lying piece of pig excrement.
43 posted on 10/29/2004 1:40:14 PM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers. :: Kerry promises, but Bush delivers!)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
"We decided to destroy towers in America," bin Laden said.

Does this mean that the average Arab on the street can finally stop blaming the Mossad?

44 posted on 10/29/2004 1:40:20 PM PDT by Publius Maximus (Compassionate Conservatism: Profligate Liberal Spending With A Conservative Rhetorical Twist)
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To: evanp

Why? This only helps Bush not hurts him, if Kerry comes out anywhere on this tape the Bush Campaign can scream back sounds like Kerry and Osama are sharing talking points.


45 posted on 10/29/2004 1:40:55 PM PDT by aft_lizard (Actually i voted for John Kerry before I voted against him.)
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To: jrmink

KISS MY ASS bin laden, you are a slithering coward, come out in the open you pussy !


46 posted on 10/29/2004 1:40:59 PM PDT by force recon (BETTER DEAD, than AHMED !)
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To: jrmink

Another foreign leader with a ringing endorsement for John Kerry. It also seems like he got hold of Michael Moore's F9/11--now on DVD.


47 posted on 10/29/2004 1:41:18 PM PDT by junaid (John "I have a plan" Kerry's foreign policy: Globally tested, UN approved.)
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To: Soul_of_Chogokin
Why would he care if Bush "mislead the American people????

Because it confirms Kerry's exactly identical rhetoric.

Neat bit of oppo research by, I assume, Iranian intelligence.

Don't know if it will work to put in Kerry, but if it does, chalk it up to the "genius" Rove who decided long ago to not explain anything about the workings of the WOT, and foreign duplicities.

48 posted on 10/29/2004 1:41:24 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
A vote for John Kerry is a vote for Usama bin Laden!!! End of story!!!

I'm not defending John Kerry at all, don't get me wrong. But what makes me mad about this video is that its a reminder the Bush Administration has had 3 years to get rid of this killer, and he's still out there making video tapes!!!
49 posted on 10/29/2004 1:41:29 PM PDT by usastandsunited
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Have confidence in the American people. The thinking was always: If the election is about terrorism Bush wins; if it is about the economy, Kerry wins. Well, as of 4:00 p.m. today, guess what the election is about.


50 posted on 10/29/2004 1:41:37 PM PDT by Expressway
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