Skip to comments.Bin Laden deplores climate change ["Global Warming" insanity meets Islamic terrorism]
Posted on 01/29/2010 2:05:32 AM PST by free1977free
Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, has condemned the US and other industrial economies, holding them responsible for the phenomenon of climate change.
In an audio tape obtained by Al Jazeera, bin Laden criticised George Bush, the former US president, for rejecting the Kyoto pact and condemned global corporations.
"This is a message to the whole world about those responsible for climate change and its repercussions - whether intentionally or unintentionally - and about the action we must take," bin Laden said.
"Speaking about climate change is not a matter of intellectual luxury - the phenomenon is an actual fact."
The tape follows one released earlier this week in which the al-Qaeda leader praised a Nigerian man accused of a failed attempt to blow up an airliner heading for Detroit on Christmas Day.
In the new recording, bin Laden says "all the industrial states" are to blame for climate change, "yet the majority of those states have signed the Kyoto Protocol and agreed to curb the emission of harmful gases".
He continued: "However, George Bush junior, preceded by [the US] congress, dismissed the agreement to placate giant corporations. And they are themselves standing behind speculation, monopoly and soaring living costs.
"They are also behind 'globalisation and its tragic implications'. And whenever the perpetrators are found guilty, the heads of state rush to rescue them using public money."
The Kyoto Protocol, a UN treaty aimed at combating global warming, was adopted in December 1997 and has since been ratified by 187 states, but not by the US congress.
Although a signatory to the agreement, the US under Bush refused to ratify the treaty, saying that it should contain binding goals for developing countries to reduce emissions as well as those for industrialised nations.
Targeting US dollar
In the new recording, bin Laden said: "Noam Chomsky [the US academic and political commentator] was correct when he compared the US policies to those of the Mafia. They are the true terrorists and therefore we should refrain from dealing in the US dollar and should try to get rid of this currency as early as possible.
"I am certain that such actions will have grave repercussions and huge impact."
While continuing to attack America, bin Laden's comments mark a shift from his earlier, more regionally focused commentary.
In his previous tape, bin Laden warned that there would be further attacks on the US unless Barack Obama, the current US president, took steps to resolve the Palestinian conflict.
The Obama administration dismissed bin Laden's comments on the earlier tape and said intelligence analysts had not confirmed that the voice was that of bin Laden.
the fur-martyr featured in other posts is probably al quaeda.
eco-terrorism is officially on the radar.
bin Laden is a liberal.
ok, one more thing. what do all the loonies have in common? Bush Derangement Syndrome.
Everything Bin Laden thinks about the West came from Western university professors just like the ones who sent the Climategate emails. The very people who tell us Bin Laden was made by the CIA are the ones who created Bin Laden through their hate for capitalism.
Every mass murderer in history is or has been one.
Ben Laden’s front groups and apologists are the Marxist Left. He must be having a good time mocking the West by parroting what he surely knows are from the playbook of Marxist lies. The war of terror should include the Marxists who are Ben Laden’s propaganda arm and advisors.
Bin Laden is pushing up daisies. He can’t deplore anything, unless he deplores being dead.
Yes but it is really hot where he is LOL
Blond non-Muslim suicide bombers, here they come.:-)
Bin Laden knows that our trying to reduce CO2 will damage us economically, so he’s encouraging our politicians to get on with it. AGW alarmists are among our worst enemies.
Global warming is allah’s will.
What’s he worried about? His cave stays at 52....
That is right radicalism will always seek it’s level of understanding
I look forward to seeing OBL along with Michael Moore and Jimmy Carter at the next Democratic convention.
Could this be a hoax? This would confirm what Beck and Hannity have been saying
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