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Bin Laden Offers truce In Purported tape
Reuters | 1/19/06 | Yara Bayoumy

Posted on 01/19/2006 8:49:06 AM PST by snowrip

Bin Laden Offers Truce in Purported Tape Terrorist Leader Threatens New Attacks Against U.S. By Yara Bayoumy, Reuters

DUBAI (Jan. 19) -- Osama bin Laden warned that al-Qaida was preparing new attacks inside the United States, but said the group was open to a conditional truce with Americans, according to an audiotape attributed to him on Thursday.

Al Jazeera television, which aired the tape, said it was recorded in the Muslim month that corresponded to December.

"The operations are under preparation and you will see them in your houses as soon as they are complete, God willing," said the speaker on the audiotape, who sounded like bin Laden .

In the tape, broadcast by al Jazeera television, bin Laden said al-Qaida was willing to respond to the fact that public U.S. opinion favored withdrawing troops from Iraq.

"We have no objection to responding to this with a long-term truce based on fair conditions," he said.

Bin Laden issued an audiotape in April 2004 in which he also offered a truce -- on that occasion to Europe, but not to the United States. Bin Laden Messages, Past and Present

AFP/Getty "The operations are under preparation and you will see them in your houses as soon as they are complete, God willing." -- Audiotape, purportedly by Osama bin Laden, aired by Al-Jazeera Jan. 19

Timeline: Bin Laden's Messages

Analysts saw the move at the time as an attempt to drive a wedge between the United States and its allies and to scare wavering coalition members out of Iraq.

In the brief segments aired on Thursday, bin Laden ridiculed President Bush for misreading public opinion which he said showed Americans wanted U.S. forces to quit Iraq.

He also said Iraq had become a recruiting ground for militants. Al-Qaida in Iraq, led by one of bin Laden 's deputies, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is one of several insurgent groups fighting U.S. and foreign forces. U.S. and Iraqi officials say many of their members are non-Iraqis.

"Your president is misinterpreting public opinion polls which show that the vast majority of you support the withdrawal of your forces from Iraq," bin Laden said.

"He (Bush) disagreed with this desire and said the withdrawal of troops will give the wrong message to the enemy and that it is better to fight them on their ground than on our ground."

"Reality shows that the war against the U.S. and its allies is not just restricted to Iraq as he claims, but Iraq has become a gravitational point and a recruiting ground for qualified (mujahideen)."

A U.S. counterterrorism official said U.S. intelligence was assessing the tape to determine its authenticity.

Bin Laden 's last audiotape was in December 2004. The interval between then and now is his longest public silence since al-Qaida's September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001.

Saudi-born bin Laden and his right-hand man, Ayman al-Zawahri, are believed to be hiding in a mountainous area on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

On Thursday, Pakistani intelligence sources said four top al-Qaida militants were believed to have been killed in a U.S. airstrike last week which U.S. officials say was aimed at Zawahri.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: binladen; gwot; heynicelink; hudna; manhunt; obl; obltape; truce; wheresthelink
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1 posted on 01/19/2006 8:49:07 AM PST by snowrip
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To: snowrip

There will be peace when you are in Hell Binny.


2 posted on 01/19/2006 8:50:25 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Is there a satire god who created Al Gore for the sole purpose of making us laugh?)
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To: snowrip
Osama bin Laden warned that al-Qaida was preparing new attacks inside the United States, but said the group was open to a conditional truce with Americans, according to an audiotape attributed to him on Thursday.

For every American killed we will take an Arab leader...

3 posted on 01/19/2006 8:51:33 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: MNJohnnie
No truce.
4 posted on 01/19/2006 8:51:36 AM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Embrace peace- Hug an American soldier- the real peace keepers.)
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To: snowrip
Osama bin Laden warned that al-Qaida was preparing new attacks inside the United States, but said the group was open to a conditional truce with Americans, according to an audiotape attributed to him on Thursday.

For every American killed we will take an Arab leader...

5 posted on 01/19/2006 8:51:50 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: snowrip

Thanks Binny, but only surrender will do.


6 posted on 01/19/2006 8:52:04 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: MNJohnnie

Is he getting counsel from the french now??


7 posted on 01/19/2006 8:52:15 AM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com/)
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To: snowrip

Sounds like he has gotten some sand in his eyes, and is seriously blinking.


8 posted on 01/19/2006 8:52:20 AM PST by Paradox (Liberalism IS a religion.)
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To: snowrip
next we will see osama has accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior
9 posted on 01/19/2006 8:52:31 AM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: MNJohnnie
There will be peace when you are in Hell Binny.

Not only him, but every one of his goat-humping, knuckle-dragging, troglodyte followers.
10 posted on 01/19/2006 8:52:31 AM PST by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: snowrip

Again Osama repeats Democrat talking points. Or is it the other way around?


11 posted on 01/19/2006 8:52:52 AM PST by thoughtomator
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To: snowrip

"The operations are under preparation and you will see them in your houses as soon as they are complete, God willing,"

EnShala my a@@. We shall continue to squeeze your testicles in a vice until you are dead.


12 posted on 01/19/2006 8:53:14 AM PST by roaddog727 (P=3/8 A. or, P=plenty...............)
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To: snowrip

Don't trust him. He needs to surrender, together with al-Zawahiri.

Then we can talk about reparations.


13 posted on 01/19/2006 8:53:58 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant
Al-taqiyya

The word "al-Taqiyya" literally means: "Concealing or disguising one's beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies at a time of eminent danger, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury."

14 posted on 01/19/2006 8:54:35 AM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: thoughtomator

The only difference is that the Democrats don't give a damn whether God is willing.


15 posted on 01/19/2006 8:54:58 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: snowrip
but said the group was open to a conditional truce with Americans

Is it just me, or it somewhat strange for a "religious" movement to offer a truce with "the great Satan"???

16 posted on 01/19/2006 8:55:05 AM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: snowrip

The "peace" of Saladin.


17 posted on 01/19/2006 8:55:05 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: GOPJ

TARLETONS QUARTER!!!!


18 posted on 01/19/2006 8:55:17 AM PST by Zavien Doombringer (13th AF, 3rd TFW, 3rd AGS, 3rd AMU - ESC The Blue Screw will get you too! 86-89)
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To: snowrip

Perusal of the Koran reveals that this is a strategy that is recommended when a Moslem group is at a disadvantage against a superior foe. Such a truce is to be maintained until such time as the Moslem group has built up it's forces and has an expectation of success in combat, at which point the truce is ended.


19 posted on 01/19/2006 8:55:46 AM PST by RonF
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To: thoughtomator
Again Osama repeats Democrat talking points. Or is it the other way around?

Hard to tell - parts of the speech sounded like Murtha...

20 posted on 01/19/2006 8:56:36 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: thoughtomator
"Your president is misinterpreting public opinion polls which show that the vast majority of you support the withdrawal of your forces from Iraq," bin Laden said.

This is exactly what the Democrats have been saying. Exactly.

21 posted on 01/19/2006 8:56:55 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: snowrip
Tales from the Crypt

Leni

22 posted on 01/19/2006 8:57:41 AM PST by MinuteGal (Ahoy there! - "FReeps Ahoy 4" will embark for the Caribbean. The cruise thread is up and running!)
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To: snowrip

WEAKNESS IN SPADES!

First it was "We will not stop till the Great Satan is destroyed", and now it's "Please leave us alone and we'll make a truce with you".

HOW PATHETIC!


23 posted on 01/19/2006 8:57:57 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Supernatural

#1 Democrat talking points
#2 Truce from TERRORIST N1?

Something fishy.. Osama breaking new grounds in terrorism..


24 posted on 01/19/2006 8:58:04 AM PST by b2stealth
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To: Brilliant

this tape is a sign that the Pakistan drone attack has had a significant effect on AQ - they needed to quickly get a moral booster out there to their cells.


25 posted on 01/19/2006 8:58:13 AM PST by oceanview
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To: snowrip

You only accept a truce when you're losing. We ain't losin'.


26 posted on 01/19/2006 8:58:15 AM PST by randita
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To: snowrip

"...the Muslim month that corresponded to December."

On a side note,expect, within the next ten years or so, a "separation of church and state" lawsuit against the US being based on the "Christian" Calendar...

I used to joke about this, but I also used to joke about the government wanting to ban pointy knives. The latter is no longer a joke, and I suspect the former won't be for long.


27 posted on 01/19/2006 8:58:19 AM PST by RobRoy
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To: Brilliant

Putting on my tinfoil hat, the timing of this is simply perfect for one individual who would rather than her "plantation" comment AND the release of the Barrett report not be the top items for tomorrow's headlines.


28 posted on 01/19/2006 8:58:40 AM PST by thoughtomator
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To: snowrip

the fact that he's offering a truce or time-out suggest to me that we're winning and he needs to re-group. we've got our foot on his throat and we don't dare let up.


29 posted on 01/19/2006 8:58:58 AM PST by mfnorman
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To: Brilliant

very true. we need someone, perhaps Bush himself, to make that very point.


30 posted on 01/19/2006 8:59:08 AM PST by oceanview
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To: snowrip
What an idiot.

A "truce" wouldn't help with anything but with his ability to continue to stage the next major strike.

We can't even validate the author. Yeah, we're pulling out because some tape offers a "truce".

How about a "surrender"? That is more easily verified.
31 posted on 01/19/2006 8:59:09 AM PST by ConservativeMind
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To: Spruce
Not only him, but every one of his goat-humping, knuckle-dragging, troglodyte followers.

Why must you offend troglodytes?

32 posted on 01/19/2006 8:59:40 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Back from a suspension I never knew about!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Are we sure this tape wasn't recorded by a Howard Dean clone who speaks Arabic fluently??? Sounds like the Hellfires are making things a little too hot for Osama and his pals, but it also sounds like this tape was created by our very own DNC.


33 posted on 01/19/2006 8:59:46 AM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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To: michigander
Al-taqiyya

Bingo-bango. Lying to gain a strategic advantage is rule #1 of the Muslim military playbook.
34 posted on 01/19/2006 9:00:51 AM PST by Antoninus (The greatest gift parents can give their children is siblings.)
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To: snowrip

This tape, if it is real, is proof that al Qaeda sees the battle as lost. And his followers see it the same way.

All they want is a delay to rebuild and reorganize. They are losing and know it. Now is the time to up the pressure in any way possible.


35 posted on 01/19/2006 9:01:30 AM PST by Maceman (Fake but accurate -- and now double-sourced)
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To: snowrip
"Your president is misinterpreting public opinion polls which show that the vast majority of you support the withdrawal of your forces from Iraq," bin Laden said.

THANK YOU, YOU NO GOOD POS DEMOCRATS!!!

36 posted on 01/19/2006 9:01:30 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: snowrip
A message from Bini?? Maybe we did get Zawgawi (sp) or at least he's badly wounded.

The message certainly puts the emphasis on that one bad dude...who has been making tapes instead of bin laden.

I don't think it's bini...It would be the worst time to risk a communication intercept.

And a truce?? That's not bini!! That would be about the worst thing he could say to his hired hands.

37 posted on 01/19/2006 9:02:32 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: MNJohnnie

GWB pulled his chain good this time!

Which Democrat will be the first to accept the truce? My money is on Howard Dean!!!


38 posted on 01/19/2006 9:02:49 AM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: A.Hun
Which Democrat will be the first to accept the truce? My money is on Howard Dean!!!

Nancy "Queen of Stupid" Pelosi

39 posted on 01/19/2006 9:03:35 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Is there a satire god who created Al Gore for the sole purpose of making us laugh?)
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To: Onelifetogive

According to all of the garbage that the Muslim fanatics have put out...once you get on the enemy list...you cannot be removed, and its a finsh to the end type of episode...so I'm wondering how Ossama can face his big fans and announce that he is ready for a peace treaty. The Muslim religion doesn't allow for that...you have to finish the job or die trying. so ethically, the guy just blinked a thousand times and told his followers that he can't never win. Makes you wonder just how much damage has really been done to his organization and how many friends of his no longer exist.


40 posted on 01/19/2006 9:03:53 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: snowrip

41 posted on 01/19/2006 9:04:09 AM PST by Great Communicator
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To: snowrip

Hullo? Hullo? Is this Osama Barama? Baraka Bin Lama? Your Buddy, er, Teddy calling. Hullo?


42 posted on 01/19/2006 9:04:48 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: snowrip

The United States DOES NOT Negotiate with TERRORISTS!


43 posted on 01/19/2006 9:05:02 AM PST by Jhohanna (Born Free)
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To: snowrip

Truce!! Truce!? You murdering POS, we're not stopping until your whole insane "religion" is an asterisk in a history book.


44 posted on 01/19/2006 9:05:14 AM PST by D.P.Roberts
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To: snowrip

Paper Tiger, Bin Laden.


45 posted on 01/19/2006 9:05:16 AM PST by jw777
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To: oceanview
Moral booster? Saying we'll make a truce is like saying "Hey, guys....We won't be needing you any longer.

Think we did some REAL damage on that Pakistan hit!!!!!!!

46 posted on 01/19/2006 9:05:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: snowrip
the speaker on the audiotape, who sounded like bin Laden.

Kermit the frog still sounds like Jim Henson, too.

47 posted on 01/19/2006 9:05:41 AM PST by dinasour (Pajamahadeen)
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To: snowrip
A "truce," huh?

Yeah. Bin Laden's going to get a "truce" when we stick his fat head in a noose.

48 posted on 01/19/2006 9:05:41 AM PST by Reactionary
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To: Paradox

Yeah, I'm sure this sign of weakness from OBL is going over like a turd in the punch bowl at Buckingham Palace in the Arab world. He must have gotten a good look at the wrong end of a Hellfire.

GO COALITION!!!


50 posted on 01/19/2006 9:07:18 AM PST by halfright (3 Days post Hanoi (Jihadi) Jane... 2200hrs meeting to urinate on her grave...Semper Fi !)
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