Skip to comments.Taliban leader says attacks were to avenge US 'cruelty'
Posted on 09/25/2001 12:32:26 PM PDT by kattracks
ISLAMABAD, Sept 25 (AFP) -
The attacks on the United States were to avenge US "cruelty" toward Muslim countries, the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar said Tuesday in a message to the American people.
"The American people must know that the sad events that took place recently were the result of their government's wrong policies," he said in the message, delivered through Pakistan-based private news agency, the Afghan Islamic Press.
"Your government is perpetrating all sorts of atrocities in Muslim countries. Instead of supporting your government's policies you should urge your government to reconsider their wrong and cruel policies," he said.
"The recent sad event in America was the result of these cruel policies and was meant to avenge this cruelty," he said, without claiming to know who was responsible.
Omar again defended alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, named by the United States as the prime suspect for the September 11 attacks.
He reiterated that bin Laden, the Saudi-born dissident who has been living under Taliban protection in Afghanistan since 1996, was incapable of planning the sort of sophisticated suicide hijackings which levelled the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon two weeks ago.
"You must think of where the attack took place and who was behind it, but Afghanistan is being made the target and preparations are being made to attack Afghanistan," he said.
"What will be the consequences?
"You accept all just or unjust statements from your government but why can't you judge whether Osama bin Laden is involved in this? Can he do this in America?
"It is better for you to consider this seriously and act with wisdom."
Wisdom is to kill the snake before it kills again. So it shall be.
Seriously, these guys are too much. They claim to know the exact motive behind the attack, but not who did it.
"Uh, I don't know who did these attacks, umm, but I know exactly what their motivation was!"
Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar = A Liar Going to Hell REAL SOON!
Okey-dokey. One smart bomb coming right up...
Looks like Omar's getting his Christmas presents early.
The future sad event in Afghanistan is the result of cruel Taliban policies and is meant to kill you and your cowardly followers.
I do, and I think the current FBI/JTF operation needs to develop a little more before we go.
Then the rest of the article says absolutely nothing about these "atrocites." I wonder why.
You haven't begun to see U.S. cruelty...
These words of wisdom would've been best passed on to bin Laden in early September.
Now, I must admit that I don't know Afghanistan; is the "Taliban leadership" distinct from the "government of Afghanistan", and if it's distinct, who is the real Afg. government and what are they saying/doing?? If there is no difference between the Taliban and the government, why are we hesitating to bring them into the Atomic Age?
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