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(New Osama tape:) BLOOD MONEY FOR MURDER
Sky News ^ | 5.6.04

Posted on 05/06/2004 2:04:10 PM PDT by mhking

A chilling offer attributed to Osama bin Laden has said he will give gold to anyone who kills the heads of foreign agencies in Iraq.

The statement said the al Qaeda boss had put a bounty on the heads of Paul Bremer, the top US civilian in Iraq, and United Nations chief Kofi Annan.

The audio warning, carried on a website, said the greater prize for those who carried out the assassinations would be martyrdom.

It said: "You know that America promised big rewards for those who kill mujahedeen [holy warriors].

"We in al Qaeda will guarantee, God willing, 10,000 grams of gold to whoever kills the occupier Bremer, or the American chief commander or his deputy in Iraq."

The statement also promised the same reward for the deaths of secretary general Mr Annan and his envoy to Iraq, Lakhdar Brahimi.

It went on: "For security reasons, the rewards will be given as soon as conditions permit, God willing.

"As for those who die while killing an occupying solider, the great prize will be for us and for him when God grants him martyrdom

"The smaller prize [gold] will be for his family."

The transcript also denounced US plans to hand sovereignty to Iraqis on June 30, calling them a trick to end the resistance that has killed hundreds of Coalition soldiers.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: binladen; bounty; breaking

1 posted on 05/06/2004 2:04:11 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

2 posted on 05/06/2004 2:04:36 PM PDT by mhking (Don't wait for the translation, ANSWER ME NOW!)
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To: jwh_Denver; imawit; metesky
Gold bug alert!

3 posted on 05/06/2004 2:06:23 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: headsonpikes
What's a gold bug?
4 posted on 05/06/2004 2:07:15 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: headsonpikes
"Gold Bug" now theres something i haven't thought about in years.
5 posted on 05/06/2004 2:08:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: mhking
I'll kindly pay you Tuesday, for terror killings today.
6 posted on 05/06/2004 2:09:43 PM PDT by Huck (In the Soviet Union, the Admin Moderators ruled.)
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To: mhking
Well, guess this means the UN is gonna take a hike, again..
7 posted on 05/06/2004 2:10:29 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her genes.....any volunteers?)
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To: mhking
Shouldn't this be placed in Breaking News?
8 posted on 05/06/2004 2:11:37 PM PDT by The Turbanator (Vote Democrat They have what it takes, to take what you have.)
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To: mhking
It went on: "For security reasons, the rewards will be given as soon as conditions permit, God willing.

Talk about iffy fine print!
9 posted on 05/06/2004 2:13:01 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: mhking
The audio warning, carried on a website, said the greater prize for those who carried out the assassinations would be martyrdom.

Islamofascists are from another dimension.

10 posted on 05/06/2004 2:13:58 PM PDT by Reelect President Dubya (Drug prohibition laws help support terrorism.)
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To: mhking
OK Osama.....you come out from that freaking cave you been hiding in..... and do the deed yourself you freaking coward.
11 posted on 05/06/2004 2:14:02 PM PDT by Dog (In Memory of Pat Tillman ---- ---- ---- American Hero.)
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To: mhking
Gold is about $12.50/gram. He's only offering $125,000. Bremer should be insulted.
12 posted on 05/06/2004 2:14:07 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Teach a Democrat to fish and he will curse you for not just giving him the fish.)
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To: cyborg
What's a gold bug?

A believer in real Constitutional dollars.

You could look it up! ;^)

13 posted on 05/06/2004 2:15:31 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: TomGuy
This caught my eye.....they are really freaked by June 30th..

The transcript also denounced US plans to hand sovereignty to Iraqis on June 30, calling them a trick to end the resistance that has killed hundreds of Coalition soldiers.

July 1st is the date that it becomes Al Qaeda waging war on fellow muslims.......and that scares them witless.

14 posted on 05/06/2004 2:17:24 PM PDT by Dog (In Memory of Pat Tillman ---- ---- ---- American Hero.)
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To: headsonpikes
Here I thought it was a weird reference to rabid Edgar Allen Poe fans! thanks a lot LOL
15 posted on 05/06/2004 2:17:29 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: KarlInOhio
10,000 grams...that's $1.25 mill at $12.50/gm.
16 posted on 05/06/2004 2:17:56 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: KarlInOhio
The current price on Osama's head is $50 million. His butt is worth slightly more because it seems to be doing all the talking.
17 posted on 05/06/2004 2:18:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Teach a Democrat to fish and he will curse you for not just giving him the fish.)
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To: headsonpikes
10,000 grams...that's $1.25 mill at $12.50/gm.

10 x 10,000 = 100,000, so 12.5 x 10,000 = 125,000.

18 posted on 05/06/2004 2:19:38 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Teach a Democrat to fish and he will curse you for not just giving him the fish.)
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To: KarlInOhio
OOPS!! You're right!

Chump change!
19 posted on 05/06/2004 2:20:54 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: Dog
"For security reasons, the rewards will be given as soon as conditions permit, God willing.

"Your check is in the mail..."

20 posted on 05/06/2004 2:22:57 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: ken5050
For that kind of money maybe Koffi Anna Jr. will turn on Papa not that the Vouchers for Oil program is meeting it's demise. Hard to get use to passing up the Armani suits and Crystal Champagne. /sarcasm off.
21 posted on 05/06/2004 2:23:41 PM PDT by not2worry
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To: Dog
July 1st is the date that it becomes Al Qaeda waging war on fellow muslims.......and that scares them witless.

That really doesn't matter to the extremists. They will get an Imam to issue another 'fart-war' [is that how you spell it?] against the new infidels. They've already killed other muslims throughout the muslim world, from Indonesia thru Pakistan into Iran and Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc.
22 posted on 05/06/2004 2:29:56 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: Dog; Dog Gone; Coop; swarthyguy; Peach; Cap Huff; blam; marron; FairOpinion; JustPiper; ...
Only $135,000?

If I were Bremer, I'd be insulted.

Hell, there are suits out there that cost more than that ...
23 posted on 05/06/2004 2:37:52 PM PDT by Angelus Errare
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To: Angelus Errare
I'm sure Rummy was when his reward matched that for Kimmitt and Sanchez. A cabinet officer and a one or two star general for the same price. Egads.


24 posted on 05/06/2004 2:40:38 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: mhking
I want to see him on a TV tape I still say that sucker is part of the real estate.
25 posted on 05/06/2004 2:46:10 PM PDT by Unicorn (Two many wimps around)
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To: TomGuy
fartwar.........thats the way ted k.would say it..
26 posted on 05/06/2004 2:48:25 PM PDT by MIKEinGA
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To: mhking
Not kofi!
27 posted on 05/06/2004 2:49:22 PM PDT by Monty22
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To: Unicorn
You are right. OBL is dead dead dead.

The statement said the al Qaeda boss had put a bounty on the heads of Paul Bremer, the top US civilian in Iraq, and United Nations chief Kofi Annan.

Can we take up a collection for the latter and help AQ? /sarcasm

28 posted on 05/06/2004 2:52:10 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: Reelect President Dubya
Islamofascists are from another dimension.

Have you been watching their progress in Kosovo? A little preview into what they're planning for us and Europe.

29 posted on 05/06/2004 2:55:53 PM PDT by FormerLib (Feja e shqiptarit eshte terorizm.)
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To: mhking
Well, they'll have to travel to NYC to find Koffie's nasty butt cause he ain't gonna go to Iraq where he could get it blown off!
30 posted on 05/06/2004 3:01:30 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American Way! Toby Keith)
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To: mhking
..and when you take your bag of gold and try to exchange it for currency you will be promptly arrested and made to roll naked with your cell mates..in Leavenworth.
31 posted on 05/06/2004 3:04:20 PM PDT by normy (Just cause you think you can box, doesn't mean you're ready to climb in the ring with Ali.)
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To: normy
We in al Qaeda will guarantee, God willing

The catch part is "God willing".

32 posted on 05/06/2004 3:06:19 PM PDT by b4its2late (Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.)
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To: Angelus Errare
Apparently al-Qaida is suffering a little cashflow problem.
33 posted on 05/06/2004 3:23:16 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: BushisTheMan
Hey, if Osama had declared a war on cigs and secondhandsmoke, he'd be King of NewYork with Bloomberg handing him the keys to the ciy.
34 posted on 05/06/2004 3:25:20 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: KarlInOhio
" Bremer should be insulted."

And Annan probably can't believe anyone would pay that much for him or the entire UN dead or alive.
35 posted on 05/06/2004 3:28:50 PM PDT by AuntB (Law Schools & Journalism schools are America's Madrassas.(aculeus) Jamie Gorelick is proof!)
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To: Angelus Errare
LOL

Maybe he's running out of cash...
36 posted on 05/06/2004 3:30:12 PM PDT by Peach
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To: headsonpikes
10,000 grams...that's $1.25 mill at $12.50/gm.

New Canadian Math? :)
37 posted on 05/06/2004 3:30:28 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Why do Doom and Gloom Gold bugs want to sell their gold for our worthless money?)
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To: Grampa Dave
10000.000 gram [g] equivalent to: 353.00000 ounce [oz]

Gold is current at $392.00, so 10000 grams is worth $138,376.00.
38 posted on 05/06/2004 3:35:13 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I am trying to stop an outbreak here and you're driving the monkey to the airport.)
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To: mhking
Offering the payment directly in gold is consistent with the Islamic philosophy of only trading in gold and not in paper currencies e.g. USD or Euro. It's probably a legitimate offer. The Palestinians talked a 16 year old kid into strapping on a bomb belt for about $23 USD in various amenities. He wasn't very bright. Fortunately, an armed soldier talked him out of going boom.
39 posted on 05/06/2004 3:41:29 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: mhking
"For security reasons, the rewards will be given as soon as conditions permit

Conditions include but are not limited to the following: Payout of gold only results when the dead bodies are seen on international TV including at least two pan-Arabic TV stations and at least one American newspaper, doesn't matter which one but not the Washington Times; payout to be made in gold brick in Geneva Switzerland; bring your own armored car as we are not responsible for theft of said gold once it is in your possession, even if we are the ones stealing it back from you at the point of an Uzi; payment to be made as soon as I am able to leave this goat cave and sign for the withdrawal of funds, which may take a while; offer void for any employee of the United Nations, any citizen of Israel or United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and especially the Virgin Islands, may Allah be praised.

40 posted on 05/06/2004 3:42:31 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Dog
Better yet, will al Qaeda give me any gold if I kill a Hamas leader?
41 posted on 05/06/2004 4:16:11 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Good evening. I'm Sydney Biddle-Barrows, and welcome to Whore Stories!)
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To: Shermy
PayPal?
42 posted on 05/06/2004 4:59:29 PM PDT by olde north church (No animals were abused in the typing of this tagline.)
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To: Yaelle
YUK!!
43 posted on 05/06/2004 5:12:29 PM PDT by bitt
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To: mhking
Assuming this is a legit fatwa by bin laden, it goes to show that appeasement of these filthy camel humpers does no good. Kofi and the boys at the UN have bent over backwards to distance themselves from us and to condemn our military action in Iraq, yet al qaeda still wants him dead. Go figure.
44 posted on 05/06/2004 5:22:08 PM PDT by American Infidel (It is far better to be feared than it is to be loved)
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To: All
Its time to offer 720 virgins in paradise to anyone who martyrs himself by blowing up Bin La-din.
45 posted on 05/06/2004 5:37:42 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (BBTD is back, Cancer gone, on to recovery. And a big thank you to my Vietnamese Hospital orderly.)
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To: mhking
Never hire a professional to do a fanatic's work.
46 posted on 05/06/2004 6:13:08 PM PDT by steveegg (Islamic populations have more in common w/ Radical Islam than the mainstream media has with America)
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To: Yaelle
Conditions include but are not limited to the following: Payout of gold only results when the dead bodies are seen on international TV including at least two pan-Arabic TV stations and at least one American newspaper, doesn't matter which one but not the Washington Times; payout to be made in gold brick in Geneva Switzerland; bring your own armored car as we are not responsible for theft of said gold once it is in your possession, even if we are the ones stealing it back from you at the point of an Uzi; payment to be made as soon as I am able to leave this goat cave and sign for the withdrawal of funds, which may take a while; offer void for any employee of the United Nations, any citizen of Israel or United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and especially the Virgin Islands, may Allah be praised.

There goes my idea of taking care of two birds with one stone (lousy fine print).

47 posted on 05/06/2004 6:21:25 PM PDT by steveegg (Islamic populations have more in common w/ Radical Islam than the mainstream media has with America)
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To: Yaelle
Conditions include but are not limited to the following:....; offer void for any employee of the United Nations, any citizen of Israel or United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and especially the Virgin Islands, may Allah be praised.

YOU LEFT OUT AMERICAN SAMOA! Does this mean that I can participate?

48 posted on 05/06/2004 10:03:04 PM PDT by Experiment 6-2-6 (Meega, Nala Kweesta!!!! Support Congressman Billybob! Go to www.Armorforcongress.com!!!)
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