Bin Laden Determined To Strike In US
Could that be the title of the Presidential Daily Briefing today since a new audio tape warning of new attacks came out? Quite possibly. But is it Bin Laden? (UPDATE: The CIA says it is OBL)
Frankly, nobody knows yet, but this is some of what was said on the tape…
“Our mujahedeen were able to overcome all the security measures in European countries and you saw their operation in major European capitals,” the voice on the tape said.
“As for similar operations taking place in America, it’s only a matter of time. They are in the planning stages and you will see them in the heart of your land as soon as the planning is complete.”
“Your President Bush has been misleading you. He has lied when he said that the people are behind him. Opinion polls have indicated that the overwhelming majority of you want him to pull the troops out of our land.
“We have the answer to these misleading information. The situation in Iraq is getting worse for you and the dead and the injured among you is on the rise.”
“Based on what I have said, it is better not to fight the Muslims on their land,” he said. “We do not mind offering you a truce that is fair and long-term. … So we can build Iraq and Afghanistan … there is no shame in this solution because it prevents wasting of billions of dollars … to merchants of war.”
Some are speculating that the last quote there is offering us a truce, although it seems highly unlikely any country would bargain with OBL. And by the way, if it is OBL, he knows that and he’ll simply use the lack of “cooperation” for more reasons to carry out terrorist attacks.