What Was the Real Message of Osama?
By Ali Sina
two years Osama bin Laden remained in hiding. No one heard a word from
him, to the extent that many thought he could be dead. Suddenly, in the
eve of the American presidential elections, this terrorist came out of his
hole with an ominous message.
who analyzed the tape concluded that there was no hint of a specific
threat. But they are mistaken. We'll get to that later. For now let us
assume they are right. In that case what was the message? Did this
terrorist come out to say that he is impartial in this election?
miscalculated the President’s resolve to fight terrorism when he
masterminded the 9/11 dastardly attack. He never expected
to launch a war on a sovereign country just because a few thousand
Americans are killed. For a while he played hide n seek, while his
Taliban buddies demanded America
for proof that he did it.
America's response exceeded this criminal's wildest expectations. He
had attacked America
on various occasions during the Clinton Administration but the
reaction was never this bad. He is now reduced to a shadow of what he was.
From being a de facto ruler of a country, prior to 9/11 and having a base
(al Qaeda means base) for training the terrorists, he is now a terrorist
on the run. From his Qaeda, only a name is left and he is forced to live
like a rat and hide in caves and holes dug in the ground. He misses the gentle
America. One that was less menacing and more compromising. Bush is a wrong
president as far as he is concerned.
is also a ‘filthy infidel American’ it is not that Osama likes him more. But
he is still an enigma. Bush on the other hand is ‘crazy’. With Bush as
the president, the cause of terrorism will suffer a great deal. By the
look of it, Kerry is more sensible. He has promised to fight the
terrorists with "sensitivity". This raises the hope that the
Senator maybe a more reasonable person and inshaAllah easier to get along
with? Mr. Kerry has said that he would first seek the UN approval before
starting a war. That is the kind of man that should lead America, not a cowboy that shoots the Muslims fighters and launches preemptive
wars on sovereign countries that support them, has no respect for the UN
and even disregards the wishes of America’s good allies such as the French and the Germans.
Kerry would never do such things. While this uneducated Texan president
thinks killing a few thousand Americans is the end of the world, Kerry is
an intellectual; he knows that terrorism is just a nuisance - no worse
than gambling and prostitution.
did Osama come out of his hole to say that he is impartial in this
election and he does not want to influence the Americans voters? One must
be really naïve to believe that. The very fact that he comes out to send
a message in the eve of the elections is proof that he cares very much who
is elected. He said that the only way for Americans
to remain safe is if they do not "harm our security".
harming their security prior to 9/11?
Or was it the other way round and the terrorists became bold and attacked
precisely because their security was not harmed?
is clear that Osama is watching this election nervously. The outcome of
this election could determine his success or defeat.
member of FFI gave another reason for the sudden appearance of Osama. This
is what this friend wrote:
"Osama likely knows Kerry's argument that Bush let Osama escape at
Tora Bora. So Osama appearing now just reinforces Kerry's argument against
Bush. He is saying I'm still around and Bush didn't get me."
same friend added:
course, Kerry said at the time of Tora Bora that he thought our military
strategy was a good one (what a hypocrite to criticize it now!), and it
was never proven that Osama was there at all. Kerry would likely still
have been negotiating with the Taliban if he had been President.”
Osama did not stop there. In fact he had a very ominous message for the
American voters. He actually made it very clear that those states that
vote for Bush will be targeted for terrorism. This is what he said:
“Your security is in your own hands and each state which does not harm
our security will remain safe.
seems to be clear what this terrorist wants the American voters to do. He
is telling them that those states that elect Bush are considered as
“harming our security” and therefore will be risking their own
Muslim Terrorists are obviously not that indifferent to this election.
They have high stakes in it and they want Americans to follow their orders and
not vote for Bush or prepare themselves for retaliation and terrorist
decided who the Spaniards should choose as their prime minister and they complied. Now he is telling the Americans whom they should not
elect as their president. Would the Americans comply too? Osama won
Spain. Will he win also in America?
We shall see that tomorrow.
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