Skip to comments.Bin Laden Offers truce In Purported tape
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.
I agree with your point, but the word is 'kuffar'. 'Kaffir' is an Afrikaans racial epithet. :)
Kerry and Jessee Jackson are on their way to Paris right now to commence the peace talks with the AQ "heads of state"
Let me tell you where you can shove that truce, Binny-boy....
I think Osama lurks on DU.Aha! That's where he's been hiding all of this time!
Hmmm.. maybe we did get al Zawahri in Pak, or at least some heavyweights.. the overall damage between what we have done in Pak, Iraq and elsewhere really must be taking a toll.. thats how I see this tape if in fact it's really from the Devil himself. Bin laden can go back to hell and we will send him there, that's the truth and the truce.
Maybe you should do more research and I'll have the duck with the mango salsa.
One big difference between Bin Laden and the libs is that Bin Laden acknowledges that we are, indeed, at war. Any guesses on how many in MSM comment on this acknowledgement and the fact that there can be no "truce" if there is no war?
Probably the latter, since it sounds like the recording was made in December. The missile strike's an added bonus.
By the way, will you be in DC for the March for Life (Jan 22-23)?
Unfortunately, no. I haven't been in a few years since my wife works at night and my kids are young. Hopefully we'll be bringing the kids down in a few years.
I might have been overreacting a tad...
I think you hit it on the head!"
I would like to believe the organization is probably unraveling, and more
and more of the secrets are being known, and pretty soon,
we will get him, and his "partners"
ok then :)
If there is an Arab leader actively helping AQ, then they are the same as AQ.
But most if not all of the leaders over there are smart enough to see what we did in Iraq and to know that we are looking for that stuff to happen and won't get involved.
with the possible exception of Iran of course....
That, my friend, is a brilliant idea.
Maybe we can get them to go to Pakistan to meet with Osama(aka Richard Pearle).
Hopefully you showered before coming back to FR.
No, I overreacted. It's not a good idea...
I don't think so ; he is working for haSatan!
"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."
bin Laden is the one doing the misinterpreting.
"Hopefully you showered before coming back to FR"
I don't think a shower will get rid of lice
Murtha and the MSM ought to be ashamed, but they won't be.
Maybe they could take Joe Wilson with them too.
Is Howard Dean negotiating the terms of our surrender...I mean truce?
"Maybe we can get them to go to Pakistan to meet with Osama(aka Richard Pearle)"
Then we can watch the video beheading on Savage.com
Actually, Osama is running interference for Ted Kennedy:
This cannot be a good day for the dems. UBL asking for a truce and 4 major AQ players taken out. How are you going to spin this?
Yes, Iran. AQ doesn't usually make threats. If the rumors about OBL being in Iran - and that he died there last month are true, the threats and strutting coming out of Iran these last few weeks would speak of darker things... Was the tape spliced?
Well good to know he is preparing another attack. Thanks for warning us.
If the democrats have their way and we can't perform wiretaps on terrorists we might have never known.
Their talking points are interchangeable.
My comment was wrong. And not thought out. Thanks for bringing me back to earth...
I don't know.
Without a body, however, I don't believe the other reports either.
All this means is that we are getting very close to getting him finally and he is about to stain his whites once more. Those air strikes in Pakistan must have been closer than anyone realized.
What do you think?
As a symbol of his sincerity for peace with us, shouldn't he cut off his own head and hand it over?
And that's about when we should take him up on his truce offer.
Sounds like a song...
You say Usama and I say Osama...
You say ur-momma and I say Your Momma...
Usama, Osama... Osama, Usama..
Let's call the whole thing off.....
He'll be killed in the Afghan/Pak border region right along with Zawahiri and Mullah Omar (not in Iran) - We've been slowly encircling them for years. The hunt has been much more active and systematic then 99% understand.
"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."
Yes, that's right. See the movie "Kingdom of Heaven" It touches on a lot of those points.
Also read "The Crusades" by W.B. Bartlett, which presents a balanced picture of the Crusades. In certain periods of time, some Muslims attacked Christian cities or castles for no reason. Other chapters deal with the Crusaders, Hospitallers or Templar Knights provoking a war.
The book also deals with how certain Muslims leaders attacked after a "truce" has "expired" or the conditions change.
Sometimes both sides in the Crusades struggle used the truce for breathing room to regroup.
Might I recommend the tried and true lighter fluid and ice pick method.
You've hit the nail on the head. OBL is running scared.
This all reminds me of some dialogue in The Rundown:
"You're going to get down on your hands and knees and you're gonna beg me for a break. Well guess what? I Don't give Breaks. No Breaks."
So... I say give him his truce, and when he makes a mistake, dares to show himself in public somewhere to his followers, then annihilate his a$$.
We can easily justify it later: The meaning of the truce as it applied to him also applied to us, no more, no less.
These moonbats are Satan's dogs and the season is open on them year round.
"The operations are under preparation and you will see them IN YOU HOUSES as soon as they are complete, God willing."
My first thought is bio attack on food supply.....???
Maybe he saw the premier of '24' beamed into his cave!
Ain't no way we are buying the "truce" card.
This latest attack hurt him.
That does not bother him. He hates them just about as much as he hates us. More maybe.
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