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Purported Bin Laden Tape Offers Truce to Europe-TV
Yahoo ^ | 4/14/2004 | Ghaida Ghantous

Posted on 04/14/2004 11:49:14 PM PDT by John Lenin

Purported Bin Laden Tape Offers Truce to Europe-TV

By Ghaida Ghantous

DUBAI (Reuters) - Arab television stations aired a new audio tape purportedly from Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) on Thursday offering a truce with European states if they stop attacking Muslims, but not with the United States.

 

"I offer a truce to them (Europe) with a commitment to stop operations against any state which vows to stop attacking Muslims or interfere in their affairs... The announcement of the truce starts with the withdrawal of the last soldier from our land and the door is open for three months from the date of the announcement of this statement," the voice said.

The voice on the tape, broadcast by Dubai-based Al Arabiya channel and then by Qatar-based Al Jazeera station, said there would be no truce with the United States.

"President (George W.) Bush and leaders in his sphere, big media institutions, and the United Nations (news - web sites).. all of them are a fatal danger to the world, and the Zionist lobby is their most dangerous and difficult member, and we insist, God willing, on continuing to fight them," the man said.

The taped message also vowed revenge on Israel and the United States for the death of Hamas leader Ahmed Yassin, killed last month in Gaza.

It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the tape, though the voice sounded like previous tapes thought to be genuine. The CIA (news - web sites) has said some previous tapes purportedly from bin Laden were likely to be genuine.

Bin Laden's al Qaeda network is blamed by Washington for the September 11, 2001, attacks on U.S. cities.

The tape said the March 11 train bombings in Madrid that killed 191 people were payment for Spain's actions in Iraq (news - web sites), Afghanistan (news - web sites) and "Palestine."

"What happened on September 11 and March 11 are your goods returned to you so that you know security is a necessity for all," the voice on the tape said.

Madrid sent troops to Iraq after Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) was toppled and also has a contingent in Afghanistan. Militants claiming links to al Qaeda have claimed responsibility for the Madrid bombings, which have raised pressure on the government to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: audiotape; binladen; europe; obl
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Want to bet they surrender?
1 posted on 04/14/2004 11:49:15 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: John Lenin
Purported Bin Laden Tape Offers Truce to Europe-TV

and Europe-TV accepted quickly.

2 posted on 04/14/2004 11:50:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Dr. Pepper Fiend)
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To: John Lenin
Presidential candidate Kerry issues press release stating "This is my plan to win the war on terror".
3 posted on 04/14/2004 11:50:55 PM PDT by Texasforever (God Bless And Keep Our Troops)
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To: John Lenin
Hey bin Laden......................ask us. We've got yer surrender...........right here.
4 posted on 04/14/2004 11:52:27 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: John Lenin
Several have preemptively surrendered..
5 posted on 04/14/2004 11:52:32 PM PDT by AntiGuv (When the countdown hits zero - something's gonna happen..)
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To: John Lenin
Spain accepted gratefully. Al Qaeda is encouraging the rest of the Eurotrash to follow suit and disassociate itself from the Great Satan's embrace.
6 posted on 04/14/2004 11:52:51 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: John Lenin
"President (George W.) Bush and leaders in his sphere, big media institutions, and the United Nations (news - web sites).. all of them are a fatal danger to the world,

Well he got the media and the UN part right
7 posted on 04/14/2004 11:53:34 PM PDT by boxerblues
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To: Dog; Dog Gone; Coop; swarthyguy; Cap Huff; ganeshpuri89; Jacob Kell; FairOpinion; JustPiper; ...
It looks like he's trying to adopt a "divide and conquer" strategy - his message is certainly going to resonate with the Euroleft. My guess is that he wants to connect with the anti-American aspects of Euro society that have come up from the sewer of late and, if not get them sympathetic towards him, at least neutralize them as a threat to his agenda.
8 posted on 04/14/2004 11:53:37 PM PDT by Angelus Errare
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To: John Lenin
Smart move for a thug. Notice the strings? We will give you a truce for 3 months and maybe extended. Wonder if we can get Europe to set up truce talks? HEY UBL, come out of your hole and we will hold talks.
9 posted on 04/14/2004 11:54:16 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Vote Bush 2004-We have the solutions, Kerry Democrats? Nothing but slogans)
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To: Texasforever
How is it that they don't declare a truce with the UN..They haven't hurt the arabs.

I have no idea how Europe will respond,but I don't see any change happening.
10 posted on 04/14/2004 11:54:17 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: goldstategop
Remember, Islam means SUBMISSION.
11 posted on 04/14/2004 11:54:51 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: goldstategop
We are about to find out who our friends are. The timing of this couldn't be better for a lot of reasons. Get ready for Kerry to insert his foot in his mouth.
12 posted on 04/14/2004 11:55:08 PM PDT by John Lenin (Imagine there's no Liberals, It's easy if you try ...)
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To: John Lenin
I've seen that movie:

"Come over to the dark side, Europa."

13 posted on 04/14/2004 11:56:55 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Let your light so shine before men....)
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To: MEG33
How is it that they don't declare a truce with the UN..They haven't hurt the arabs.

Other than let Iraqis starve to death while pocketing the oil for food money. Nope the UN is an Arab's best friend.

14 posted on 04/14/2004 11:58:32 PM PDT by Texasforever (God Bless And Keep Our Troops)
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To: Angelus Errare
"divide and conquer"

That's what it looks like. Bitter fruit from the thorns of Madrid. I am going to be very interested in seeing how the Euros react.

Hmmmmm. Do you think the Russians got a heads up yesterday?
15 posted on 04/14/2004 11:59:35 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: John Lenin
1930's version: Hitler to Czechoslovakia, Poland, and environs: lay down your arms, come to papa, and we won't hurt you. Honest.
16 posted on 04/15/2004 12:01:56 AM PDT by GretchenEE (Want to see more US soldiers stay alive? Drench them in prayer!)
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To: John Lenin
"President (George W.) Bush and leaders in his sphere, big media institutions, and the United Nations... "

Pure unadulerated bravo sierra and psychobabble. The "big media institutions" and the UN are probably near the top of Bush's list of known enemies and terrorist sympathizers.

17 posted on 04/15/2004 12:02:18 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: John Lenin
Want to bet they surrender?

Won't they have to withdraw from the UN too? And shut down their big media operations? And distance themselves from the US, no matter who is in the White House?

I think UBL has been spending just a little bit too much time in caves. He's gone more batty, if that is possible.

18 posted on 04/15/2004 12:03:02 AM PDT by SAR_dude (Nick the Slick, "Phoenix" C/158/101 1948-1970 - You are not forgotten)
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To: P-Marlowe
I fully expect most of euroscum to embrace this with great enthusiasm....perhaps an alliance?
19 posted on 04/15/2004 12:03:40 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: Texasforever
Perhaps,too, he doesn't like Islamic countries even belonging to the UN...among the infidels.
20 posted on 04/15/2004 12:04:16 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security!)
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To: rrrod
Note to self: damn im glad to be an AMERICAN!
21 posted on 04/15/2004 12:06:19 AM PDT by rrrod
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To: Angelus Errare
with the anti-American aspects of Euro society

and anti-Jewish--he knows how to play to their hearts

22 posted on 04/15/2004 12:06:34 AM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: Texasforever
Presidential candidate Kerry issues press release stating "This is my plan to win the war on terror

"Plan to win" has a such a better ring then Surrender doesn't it Senator?
23 posted on 04/15/2004 12:06:40 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Vote Bush 2004-We have the solutions, Kerry Democrats? Nothing but slogans)
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Yep, that's just how clueless and demented these people really are.
24 posted on 04/15/2004 12:07:43 AM PDT by blandbutmarvellous
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To: John Lenin
Why don't they just keep dismissing these tapes as fakes? "We don't believe it's Bin Laden, prove it!"
25 posted on 04/15/2004 12:09:30 AM PDT by Master of Orion
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To: Master of Orion
That is a good point. Taunt him and make him prove he is still breathing air.
26 posted on 04/15/2004 12:11:10 AM PDT by Texasforever (God Bless And Keep Our Troops)
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To: John Lenin
Osama reads SunTzu: Appear strong when you are weak.

The US will crush them.

27 posted on 04/15/2004 12:15:36 AM PDT by endthematrix (To enter my lane you must use your turn signal!)
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To: Texasforever
"Taunt him and make him prove he is still breathing air."

We'll make it his last!

28 posted on 04/15/2004 12:17:17 AM PDT by endthematrix (To enter my lane you must use your turn signal!)
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To: John Lenin
They should say, "Sure, we'll go for a truce! How about showing up in person to sign it...."
29 posted on 04/15/2004 12:17:56 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: endthematrix
We'll make it his last!

Deep down I don't think he is alive.

30 posted on 04/15/2004 12:19:02 AM PDT by Texasforever (God Bless And Keep Our Troops)
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To: Texasforever
Well if it is his voice then he was alive when Yassin was killed which was very recently.
31 posted on 04/15/2004 12:24:29 AM PDT by Rams82
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To: Rams82
Yes but why only audio tapes? He sure wasn't camera shy before Tora Bora.
32 posted on 04/15/2004 12:27:42 AM PDT by Texasforever (God Bless And Keep Our Troops)
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To: Texasforever
He may be missing a few limbs.
33 posted on 04/15/2004 12:32:03 AM PDT by Rams82
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To: Rams82
LOL. Maybe the use him for second base.
34 posted on 04/15/2004 12:33:20 AM PDT by Texasforever (God Bless And Keep Our Troops)
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To: Texasforever
Actually, no proof of it is worse. We can't exploit it. I thought he had medical issues and would be harbored (by a state actor)and given up. But if he died a martyr, I think it would be used as a rallying call for the terrorists.
35 posted on 04/15/2004 12:33:54 AM PDT by endthematrix (To enter my lane you must use your turn signal!)
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To: endthematrix
But if he died a martyr, I think it would be used as a rallying call for the terrorists.

You could be right. I would love to see him given the Saddam lice inspection on world TV.

36 posted on 04/15/2004 12:36:30 AM PDT by Texasforever (God Bless And Keep Our Troops)
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To: John Lenin
"I offer a truce to them (Europe) with a commitment to stop operations against any state which vows to stop attacking Muslims or interfere in their affairs... The announcement of the truce starts with the withdrawal of the last soldier from our land and the door is open for three months from the date of the announcement of this statement," the voice said.

I'm sure Bin Laden would never lie!!!

"now begone or I shall taunt you a second time."

37 posted on 04/15/2004 12:38:40 AM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: John Lenin
Europe - We have peace in our time...or for 3 months anyhow. And what do they have to give up when the 3 months is up?
38 posted on 04/15/2004 12:40:23 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: John Lenin
So, does this include Afghanistan (probably) or just Iraq? If both, that pretty much covers every nation in Europe except for Austria and Yugoslavia. Even Switzerland has 7 peacekeepers in Afghanistan (who knows what the heck for....)
39 posted on 04/15/2004 12:42:18 AM PDT by AntiGuv (When the countdown hits zero - something's gonna happen..)
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To: BJungNan; MNJohnnie
It doesn't say a three-month truce. It says that they have three months to accept the offer..
40 posted on 04/15/2004 12:44:46 AM PDT by AntiGuv (When the countdown hits zero - something's gonna happen..)
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Several have preemptively surrendered..

Indeed. If they had any balls the European nations would each issue a press release saying they are kicking in another $20 million to the reward fund for his head on a stick.

41 posted on 04/15/2004 12:47:47 AM PDT by Sunnyvale CA Eng.
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To: John Lenin
His head on a stick.
42 posted on 04/15/2004 12:48:12 AM PDT by 12B
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To: AntiGuv
Even Switzerland has 7 peacekeepers in Afghanistan (who knows what the heck for....)

Chasing Rolex counterfeiters?

43 posted on 04/15/2004 12:54:21 AM PDT by razorback-bert
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To: AntiGuv
My reading of the statement is that the truce begins when the last soldier is out of the Muslim countries, and they have 3 months to accomplish it.

In other words, all troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan (and others) by 15 July. On Bastille day the Europeans can't say, "OK, we accept." That's not enough time to withdraw in most cases. The truce only begins when the soldiers are gone.

By the way, I am thinking the Russians got a heads up yesterday.
44 posted on 04/15/2004 12:56:58 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: 12B

45 posted on 04/15/2004 12:59:11 AM PDT by oioiman
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To: All
If anyone is interested, Angelus Errare has his initial take of this on his blog right now:

http://regnumcrucis.blogspot.com/
46 posted on 04/15/2004 1:04:08 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: John Lenin
"President (George W.) Bush and leaders in his sphere, big media institutions, and the United Nations (news - web sites).. all of them are a fatal danger to the world, and the Zionist lobby is their most dangerous and difficult member, and we insist, God willing, on continuing to fight them," the man said.

Well, here's your answer to why they targetted some news outlets with the anthrax attack in 2001.

The leftists in the press can't get it through their thick skulls AQ and such hate them as much as they hate Americans in general.
47 posted on 04/15/2004 1:06:50 AM PDT by swilhelm73
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To: P-Marlowe
Hey, I just hope UBL won't tell us he really is our father, and that together, we shall rule the universe !
48 posted on 04/15/2004 1:06:58 AM PDT by Atlantic Friend (Cursum Perficio)
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To: All
A truce? Al-Qaeda? You've got to be PC beyond anything to fall for a trick that obvious....it nearly sounds like the beginning of a sick joke.
49 posted on 04/15/2004 1:28:40 AM PDT by Bazooka (Nice words are seldom true, and vice versa.)
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To: John Lenin
How about every single Muslim get the _____ out of both Europe, the U.S., all Western countries, and Israel???
50 posted on 04/15/2004 1:56:43 AM PDT by tkathy (nihilism: absolute destructiveness toward the world at large and oneself)
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