New Message Reported From bin Laden

September 15th, 2009 by

A new audiotape, reportedly from Osama bin Laden, says President Obama is no different from his predecessor and warns that anti-American attacks will not stop unless the United States ends the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The 11-minute, 20-second message, distributed online on Sunday, two days after the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, also said American support for Israel was the main underlying reason for anger in the Muslim world.

It was the first time in three months that a voice recording attributed to Mr. bin Laden had surfaced. Whether the voice was really that of Mr. bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, was not immediately clear. He is believed to be hiding in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region.

The tape appeared on As-Sahab, the Arabic-language Web site used by Al Qaeda to deliver its messages. The recording was reported and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group and IntelCenter, two groups in the United States that monitor jihadist Web sites.

SITE said the message offered reasons for Al Qaeda’s attacks in New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001, and offered advice on how the conflict between Al Qaeda and the United States could come to a close.

“The time has come for you to liberate yourselves from fear and the ideological terrorism of neoconservatives and the Israeli lobby,” the voice attributed to Mr. bin Laden said. “The reason for our dispute with you is your support for your ally Israel, occupying our land in Palestine.”

The voice also said the White House had shown no real shift in policy under the Obama administration because it was “occupied by pressure groups” that controlled it. Unless the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are ended, the message warned, “we will have no choice but to continue our war of attrition on every front.”

SITE said the message consisted of a still image of Mr. bin Laden accompanied by a voice track. It was not possible to verify that the recording had been made by Mr. bin Laden.

Before this tape, the most recent one tape attributed to Mr. bin Laden was issued June 3. That message, as President Obama was embarking on a tour of Muslim countries, warned the United States about its policies in Pakistan.

One Response

  1. Eric

    Fake fake fake fake fake fake fake fake. Bin Laden has been dead for years. Fake fake fake fake fake fake fake.

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