New, But Same Old Osama Bin Laden Video Released

September 14, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Osama bin Laden or whoever fakes his voice these days, typically comes out from under his rock to gloat at the United States in video message around the Sept. 11 anniversary. He was a little late this year (missed by two days) but has resurfaced again like a bad penny. This time in an 11 minute audio tape posted on an Islamist Web site the al Qaeda leader purportedly has a message for the public only after the eighth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In “A statement to the American people” bin Laden says “The time has come for you to liberate yourselves from fear and the ideological terrorism of neo-conservatives and the Israeli lobby.” In the tape, which hasn’t yet been verified, bin Laden allegedly comments on the current government: “If you think about your situation well, you will know that the White House is occupied by pressure groups.”

The video translated by the SITE Intelligence Group and IntelCenter, reportedly plays the audio over a undated photograph of bin Laden, with an American flag as the backdrop and an image of the New York City skyline with the twin towers of the World Trade Center, destroyed in the 9/11 attack still standing. The tape added little to the terrorist leader’s previous addresses, with the big theme this time that President Barack Obama is “powerless” to stop the war in Iraq and Afghanistan because the Israel lobby and corporate interests control US policy. When Obama became president and retained many of the Bush administration’s military leaders, such as Defense Secretary Robert Gates, “reasonable people knew that Obama is a powerless man who will not be able to end the war as he promised,” bin Laden said.


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