Transcript of Bin Laden's Video taped Message
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Al Jazeera Newsreader: A new message from Bin Laden to the American people about the reasons and results of the 9/11 attacks.
Al Jazeera Newsreader 2: The head of AL Qaeda says the continuation of US policy will lead to the repetition of what happened.
Al Jazeera presenter: The head of AL Qaeda organization directed a message to the American people and this video and audio appearance in this tape which Jezeera required for the first time for two years. In the beginning of his message, he spoke about the reasons why they chose the US to execute 9/11..
Osama Bin Laden: You American people, my speech to you is the best way to avoid another conflict about the war and its reasons and results. I am telling you security is an important pillar of human life. And free people don't let go of their security contrary to Bush's claims that we hate freedom. He should tell us why we didn't hit Sweden for instance. Its known that those who hate freedom don't have dignified souls.like the 19 who were blessed. But we fought you because we are free people, we don't sleep on our oppression. We want to regain the freedom of our Muslim nation as you spill our security, we spill your security.
Response: Bin Laden and the followers of Binladenism may not sleep on oppression but they do capitalize on it whether it is from foreign or internal sources. Only the Binladenists are free, and that is restricted only to those who adhere to the leadership council headed by Bin Laden. Freedom is further restricted to them in that they must obey his interpretation as Sharia (law) of Binladenist Islam or be treated as infidel. Infidel Arabs, Pakistanis, Afghans, Sudanese, Americans, Chinese, Africans etc, living in areas patrolled by the Binladenists are routinely oppressed or executed.
Al Jazeera: Bin Laden spoke for the first time about the main reasons he thought of executing Sept 11 attacks, confirming that the Israeli operation in Lebanon was the first incident where he thought of it.
Osama Bin Laden: I am so surprised by you. Although we are in the fourth year after the events of September 11, Bush is still practicing distortion and misleading on you, and obscuring the main reasons and therefore the reasons are still existing to repeat what happened before. I will tell you the reasons behind theses incidents.
I will be honest with you on the moment when the decision was taken to understand. We never thought of hitting the towers. But after we were so fed up, and we saw the oppression of the American Israeli coalition on our people in Palestine and Lebanon, it came to my mind and the incidents that really touched me directly goes back to 1982 and the following incidents. When the US permitted the Israelis to invade Lebanon with the assistance of the 6th fleet. In these hard moments, it occurred to me so many meanings I cant explain but it resulted in a general feeling of rejecting oppression and gave me a hard determination to punish the oppressors. While I was looking at the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it came to my mind to punish the oppressor the same way and destroy towers in the US to get a taste of what they tasted, and quit killing our children and women.
Response: When history is recorded, truthfully, then it would be revealed who killed more children and women, Binladenism or American policy. Let all conspiracy theorists take note: Bin Laden ordered the September 11th attacks.
Al Jazeera: Bin Laden considered in his message that the results of Sept 11 were successful in his opinion and as a reason of that, he said that the similarity between the administration of Bush the father and the arab regimes said Bush learned so much from them during his visits.
Osama Bin Laden: We didn't find difficulty dealing with Bush and his administration due to the similarity of his regime and the regimes in our countries. Which half of them are ruled by military and the other half by sons of kings and presidents and our experience with them is long. Both parties are arrogant and stubborn and the greediness and taking money without right and that similarity appeared during the visits of Bush to the region while people from our side were impressed by the US and hoped that these visits would influence our countries. Here he is being influenced by these regimes, Royal and military. And was feeling jealous they were staying for decades in power stealing the nations finances without anybody overseeing them. So he transferred the oppression of freedom and tyranny to his son and they call it the Patriot Law to fight terrorism. He was bright in putting his sons as governors in states and he didn't forget to transfer his experience from the rulers of our region to Florida to falsify elections to benefit from it in critical times.
Response: Bin Laden, dressed in a golden robe, sees himself as the head of the Islamic State. The military rulers, monarchs, dictators and presidents, prime ministers of all earthly nations have no right to interfere with his rightful place in history, according to him.
This statement is an obvious attempt at political spin of the American elections.
Al Jazeera: Bin Laden considered the way Bush dealt with the first moments of Sept. 11, giving a good chance to the executors of Sept. 11 to complete it.
Osama Bin Laden: We agreed with Mohammed Atta, god bless him, to execute the whole operation in 20 minutes. Before Bush and his administration would pay attention and we never thought that the high commander of the US armies would leave 50 thousand of his citizens in both towers to face the horrors by themselves when they most needed him because it seemed to distract his attention from listening to the girl telling him about her goat butting was more important than paying attention to airplanes butting the towers which gave us three times the time to execute the operation thank god.
Response: We must take time out here to thank Michael Moore for his contribution to the war effort. (see No Moore in DeKalb.)
Al Jazeera: the final part of the message is that the security of the Americans depends on the policy that they execute despite the winner of the elections.
Osama Bin Laden: Your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or Al Qaeda. Your security is in your hands. Each state that doesn't mess with our security has automatically secured their security.
Response: Since no state or nation openly admits to supporting Bin Laden then it must be assumed then that no state or nation is secure. Clearly if any state or nation attempts to enforce its own laws and if those laws would require arresting a Binladenist then the citizens of that state or nation would be subject to retaliation.
Al Jazeera: In Bin Laden's message he approached other points. He pointed to the contradiction which considers oppression and killing of innocents a legal act. They formed an international law as Bush [George H. Bush) the father did with the children of Iraq according to Bin laden. Bin Laden pointed to the millions of pounds of explosives dropped on Iraqi children as bush his son had done, as he said to remove an old agent and install a new agent to help in stealing the oil of iraq. And Bin Laden said the events of 9/11 came as an answer to this oppression and said that if the answer to this oppression is considered bad terror, then we need to do it. And he stressed that he wants to deliver this message to the Americans in words and in deeds since the 9/11 events. He reminded Americans of a few warning messages through various news media like Time Magazine and CNN and other Arab and correspondents since 1996. He warned them of the consequences of their countries policies. He talked about the damage Sept 11 caused the US economy and that it cost close to a trillion dollars. He talked about President Bush and that the emergency law requires more money.
Response: The people of America and all nations; the secularists and all religionists (and yes that includes the vast majority of Muslims). who have not submitted to the rule of Bin Laden must join together to root out and destroy the elements of Binladenism. May that spirit of cooperation then extend to working out global policies that enable all people the freedom to live a good life free from the threat of attack and oppression.