Skip to comments.Bin Laden: Attack on US to Stop Support for Israel
Posted on 12/26/2001 12:38:08 PM PST by madrussian
LONDON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden (news - web sites), the world's most wanted man, said on a video broadcast by al-Jazeera satellite television on Wednesday that the September 11 suicide attacks were intended to stop U.S. support for Israel.
``Our terrorism against the United States is worthy of praise to deter the oppressor so that America stop its support for Israel, which is killing our children,'' the bearded, Saudi-born fugitive said.
He added that the tape was being issued to mark about three months since the attacks on New York and Washington and two months after the United States began its bombing of Afghan targets.
The remarks indicated the tape was recorded in early to mid December.
Looking tired but calm, bin Laden was dressed in a clean, camouflage-patterned combat jacket. He sat against a cloth or canvas screen, his Russian-designed submachinegun propped beside him. There was no indication where he was when he recorded the video.
I'm not interested in understanding the enemy, I want him to simply not exist. I will support my nation in any endevour that promotes this end result.
Right: The demon says jump; madrussian says, "how hi, O great Prophet?"
Or, do you just jump at any opportunity to trash a small country occupying less territory than many US counties? (Which, incidentally, happens to be the ONLY civilized country in the entire Middle East.)
"``Our terrorism against the United States is worthy of praise to deter the oppressor so that America stop its support for Israel, which is killing our children,'' the bearded, Saudi-born fugitive said."
1. He calls it "our" terrorism.
2. He claims to know the purpose.
3. Being weakened, he no longer calls the US "occupation" of Arabia the motivation, but now appeals to a broader and more basic "reason," the existence of the state of Israel.
Why don't you ask him yourself?
I take your screen-name as some sort of admission of naiveté so I won't be too hard on you. My point was that in international disputes not involving the United States, us* Americans are free to choose sides. My support of Great Britain during the Falklands War was based upon the morality of the situation as I saw it, rather than some allegiance to a foreign power as others might suggest here.
* Darn. There I go again.
You were the one who posted the original article, not some mythical "Israel-firster." You were also the one who cited bin Laden's grievances as reason to change our policies toward Israel.
You are spinning faster than anyone else around here.
The way you keep saying that, it's almost as if you think you can convince anyone of it.
The argument is actually different. You know that if you walk at night in a bad neighborhood, you can get mugged. Is that appeasement?
If I don't walk in a bad neighborhood because I may get hurt, that would be appeasement of one sort with small consequence. However, if LE doesn't work in a bad neighborhood because they may get hurt, that would be appeasement of a major kind with serious present and future consequences -- freedom.
That is the argument.
I think this is very insightful, and accurate.
Oh please. This stuff has been splashed all over the world, and of course there hasn't been a "retraction" everywhere that lie perched. The debunking of the lie has been widespread and available to all interested parties, though. Which leads me to believe that A: The St. Pete Times didn't find it worth its space to clarify this, or B: that you're a party singularly disinterested in anything conflicting with your pet myth. I tend to think it's B ;).