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BIN LADEN'S JULY 4 TERROR BROADCAST
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Posted on 06/22/2002 7:55:04 PM PDT by RCW2001

Osama bin Laden is to give another televised address to the world.

The al-Qaeda leader is to deliver a hate-filled video on July 4, American Independence Day.

The announcement was made on the Arabic Sahab website which issues daily information on the war in Afghanistan.

Bin Laden was pictured on the site, kneeling between two al-Qaeda officials.

His spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith says: "America should get ready and fasten its safety belt.

"We will come to them from where they don't expect. Yes, we will wage attacks but at the right time, at the place we want, in the way we please."

On Friday the FBI were taking seriously a Lebanese-born man's claims to have overheard a mobile phone conversation in Arabic about an attack on Las Vegas.

But yesterday they said they had no evidence of any threat on July 4.

According to Michael Hamdan, the speakers said: ``"We are here in the city of corruption...the city of gambling and prostitution, the city of the unbelievers.

The warlord, who was behind the September 11 attacks on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon, has not been heard from since he was detected on December 11 at his eastern Afghan hideout in Tora Bora.

American intelligence sources believe he is surrounded by al-Qaeda's high command either in Afghanistan or Pakistan. The FBI has also been tracing another website, alneda. com, the mouthpiece for al-Qaeda.

The site has audio and video clips of bin Laden and photographs of al-Qaeda suspects in detention in Pakistan.

There also appear to be coded messages for followers to transmit instructions for attacks.

It has been closed down twice by US intelligence forces after appearing in Malaysia and Texas.

Earlier this month the site posted a message of condolence from terrorist and Taliban chief Mullar Mohammed Omar after the death of a Pakistan scholar.

It was revealed yesterday that the man believed to have recruited September 11 hijacker Mohammed Atta to al-Qaeda was investigated in 1999.

Mohammed Haydar Zammar, 41, attracted the attention of German intelligence after making contact with bin Laden's suspected financial chief.

Zammar was arrested in Morocco this week along with other suspected al- Qaeda members, including Abu Zubair al-Haili.

Al-Haili is thought to have been pivotal in training hijackers for September 11.


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To: Mike Darancette
9-11, 2004 perhaps to 'stir up' the elections, but I really don't see the need for them to hurry. They will be 'reaping' the effects of 9-11, 2001 for quite awhile.

A positively proven 'it's alive' video from ole binny right now, is all that would be needed for now.

51 posted on 06/22/2002 9:08:35 PM PDT by RCW2001
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To: okie01
This can be debated I guess but I think that the entire Islamic world is already united against us and that the only problem would be getting someone with enough b-lls to actually push the button.
53 posted on 06/22/2002 9:13:16 PM PDT by fiftymegaton
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To: marcleblanc
I think they shouldn't be here to start with....Get them outta here,and keep them out. I don't think our country would suffer from a lack of an Islamic community.

Your probaly asking the wrong person....I'm so sick of these muslim/Islamic people and my heart is so hardened from the massacre of 9-11 that I have no mercy for them.... round them up and get them out of here.... send them to Saudi, .....then drop a few!
54 posted on 06/22/2002 9:17:52 PM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: RCW2001
A positively proven 'it's alive' video from ole binny right now, is all that would be needed for now.

If that could have been done I believe that it already would have been done.

I see the war against al-Quaida as now being a war of attrition.

55 posted on 06/22/2002 9:23:52 PM PDT by Mike Darancette
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To: SamAdams76
You may be on to something there. Remember, Henry Kissinger once described Donald Rumsfeld as the most ruthless man he had ever met.

56 posted on 06/22/2002 9:32:19 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: fiftymegaton
"This can be debated I guess but I think that the entire Islamic world is already united against us..."

It seems that way. Because the only Islamists we ever hear about are either a.) al-Qaeda, b.) al-Fatah, c.) Hezbollah, d.) Hamas, e.) Islamic Jihad or some other crackpot radicalist group.

But the best estimates are that no more than 10% of the population of Islam, from Morocco to the Philippines, actually sympathizes with the radical Islamist factions and is actively anti-American.

If there are 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, and only about 150 million hate our guts, it doesn't serve our purposes to gratuitously make another billion enemies. We're better off trying to keep them from joining up with the bad guys.

For a very good perspective and some valuable insights on how not to fight an Islamic terrorist war, check out this thread.

Algeria War: 1954-62

In my estimation, from a learning standpoint, this is one of the most valuable threads ever on Free Republic.

57 posted on 06/22/2002 9:37:50 PM PDT by okie01
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To: SamAdams76
"Still, I plan to carry out my normal routine on that day and so should everybody else. "

Yeah, I will be going to work, just like always. I will get double pay though.

58 posted on 06/22/2002 9:39:22 PM PDT by Don Myers
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To: RCW2001
They only hate us because they're jealous.
59 posted on 06/22/2002 11:58:19 PM PDT by d4now
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To: per loin
The time has come to let it be known that we are targeting a few of our ICBM's on Mecca and Medina, and that we will fire if any further attacks are made on America or American interests.

You're just freaking BRILLIANT, aren't you? I guess you want all ONE BILLION Muslims hating us and trying to kill us instead of just the *relatively* few who feel and act that way now.

I'm just glad people like you don't hold any power...

60 posted on 06/23/2002 12:03:22 AM PDT by Johnny Shear
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To: SouthernFreebird
And they better get their mooslims buds outta here before they try attacking us again cause this melting pot is stewing and ready to blow.

Personally I'd rather see the Rednecks and Hillbillys "outta here". At least we can target them through their actions rather than their affiliations...

61 posted on 06/23/2002 12:08:48 AM PDT by Johnny Shear
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To: Pushi
"Typical FBI."

Typical paranoia.

62 posted on 06/23/2002 2:56:55 AM PDT by Buffalo Head
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To: per loin
Message to Islam: I am holding a Koran and a Saudi flag hostage. In the event of another terrorist attack, my dog WILL poop on them!
63 posted on 06/23/2002 8:14:25 AM PDT by rageaholic
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To: Johnny Shear
It's time for you to do your homework. Read the Koran. Read some of the hadith - I'd not recommend wading through the whole of it, nor is a full reading required to understand the lunacy of modeling one's life upon such madness. Brush up on the long bloody history of Islam, and then spend some time on the editorial sections of some of the current Islamic press, much of which can now be found in English. Nothing written about Islam from the outside damns this bloodthirsty cult as effectively as its own writings do.

And BTW, apologies for your silly and uninformed comments will not be neccessary. Most people in the west have afforded Islam the same assumption of innocense that you evidence in your above comments. A bit of study will cure you of such foolishness, and you can then help spread the word on what a horror Islam is.

65 posted on 06/23/2002 11:05:04 AM PDT by per loin
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To: the_right_way; section9; swarthyguy; All
Osama bin Laden is to give another televised address to the world. The al-Qaeda leader is to deliver a hate-filled video on July 4, American Independence Day.

Ok, I usually do not involve myself in random conjecture and amateur 'deduction,' but look at that statement. Is it not possible that his 'televised' address may not be an 'actual' televised speech by UBL but instead a 'message!'

Let me explain: 9-11 could be said to have been a 'televised address' by UBL since in essence he 'broadcast' his message and goals to the enitre world in one fell swoop by attacking the Twin Towers. The media was basically covering the whole event live, everyone was glued to their screens, and it permeated every corner of the world.

Thus essentially he 'broadcast' a 'televised address' to the world....just not in the orthodox manner most people expect when the phrase 'televised address' is employed in a statement!

Now UBL is supposed to deliver another 'address,' this time on the 4th of July. Although this is mere speculation on my part, is it not possible (if not probable) that this message (if it actually is to be and not some mindless rambling by Jehadis afraid their leader is dead) may be in the form of some act? Think of it...attacking the US on the 4th would have such powerful impact due to the dates importance!

Something like hurting your enemy....and then rubbing salt on the wounds!

66 posted on 06/23/2002 11:05:05 AM PDT by spetznaz
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To: stryker
BTTT!!
67 posted on 06/23/2002 11:18:22 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: spetznaz
Very interesting and thought provoking. I hope you're wrong but your analysis is astute and takes the arabic language's rhetorical flushes, allusions, hyperbole and mixed messages very much into account.

If you're correct, i hope they catch the perps before it happens.
68 posted on 06/23/2002 11:22:31 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: You are here
WOrldNetDaily Reported InfoCom of Dallas was raided and shutdown in late August; it hosted islamic charities and other islamic sites.
69 posted on 06/23/2002 2:27:05 PM PDT by swarthyguy
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