Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bin Laden Tape All About Palestine

A new audio tape believed to be Osama bin Laden speaking tells America that he doesn't like our persecution of his Palestinian brothers, and says we will not be safe until we see the error of our way - including stopping all support of Israel. He talks about "fairness," and take credit for the actions of the Christmas Day Underpants bomber's failed attempt on Delta Flight 253. It's all about Palestine for now. Note that the State Department has not confirmed the authenticity of the audio.

From CNN:

A new audio tape allegedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden claims responsibility for an attempt to blow up a plane en route to Michigan on Christmas Day and warns the United States of more attacks.

The tape, which aired on the Arabic-language news Web site Al-Jazeera on Sunday, says "the United States will not dream of enjoying safety until we live it in reality in Palestine."

The tape continues: "It is not fair to enjoy that kind of life while our brothers in Gaza live in the worst of miseries."

CNN could not independently confirm the authenticity of the message, but the CIA has in the past confirmed Al-Jazeera reports on tapes from the al Qaeda leader.

President Obama's senior adviser David Axelrod told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that while there was no immediate confirmation that the message was authentic, it "contains the same hollow justification for the slaughter of innocent people."

In another section of the audio tape that Al-Jazeera broadcast, the voice says: "God willing our attacks will continue as long as you support the Israelis and may peace be on those who follow guidance."

Bin Laden also claims responsibility for the foiled attack on Delta flight 253 in December.

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