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WAR: New Osama Tape Posted On Web.

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posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 04:34 AM
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AN audio recording posted on the internet today is alleged to be of Osama bin Laden. The recording blesses the work of Saudi militants who stormed the U.S. consulate in Jeddah. The CIA has since indicated they strongly believe the recording is authentic, though further tests are still ongoing.
 



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The recording, in which bin Laden blesses a group of Saudi militants who stormed the US consulate in Jeddah, suggests the al-Qaeda leader is alive.

The voice and the style of the speaker was similar to bin Laden but the authenticity of the tape could not be verified.

The tape was posted on a site known as a clearinghouse for militant Islamic comment.


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The recording also encourages bin Laden's followers to strike out at Middle East oil supplies. "Take Jihad to stop (the Americans) getting hold of (the oil)," the recorded voice said. "Concentrate your operations on the oil, in particular in Iraq and the Gulf."

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posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 04:57 AM
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The voice sounded like the al-Qaeda terror chief's, and the tape was posted on a site known as a clearinghouse for militant Islamic comment.

The speaker said that while Saudi leaders blame "holy warriors" for trouble in the kingdom, "the truth is that the whole responsibility falls on the shoulders of the regime."

The speaker, in calm and even tones, accused Saudi rulers of "violating God's rules," a common theme of statements from bin Laden, who accuses Saudi rulers of being insufficiently Islamic and too close to the "infidel" United States.

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Well, i guess it's now a waiting game to see if this is authentic. But, in my opinion it doesn't really matter if UBL is alive or not. It's the clash of ideologies that will keep the war between east and west fuelled.

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posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 06:26 AM
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Its not a good sign that this tape was released on the same day a massive protest for regime change has been planned in Saudi Arabia for quite some time.
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Thousands of Protesters Expected to Hit Streets Tomorrow
Source: Middle East Online | 10:51:15 AM


Tomorrow is a big day folks. MIRA is expecting upwards of tens of thousands of protesters to hit the streets demonstrating that they would like a regime change. We are not the only analysts that see tomorrow as a key potential for attacks to arise admist of the ongoing demonstrations. Pay close attention to TrackingTerrorism tomorrow as we'll have ongoing details regarding the demonstrations.

DUBAI - A Saudi Islamist dissident group has called for demonstrations in Riyadh and the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Thursday in support of a regime change in the conservative kingdom.

"We are expecting at least tens of thousands of participants, and the mobilisation by the regime of its anti-riot forces, special forces and national guard," Saad al-Faqih of the London-based Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia (MIRA) said.

Faqih's estimation of "tens of thousands" of protestors, however, appeared unrealistic considering the strict laws of Saudi Arabia, which outlaws any political demonstration.

But MIRA has succeeded in organising past demonstrations in Saudi Arabia, with several hundred people taking to the streets of several cities on October 14, 2003 to call for reforms.

The rare protests, held during a human rights conference, the first to be held in the Gulf Arab state, led to more then 150 people being detained in Riyadh alone, the interior ministry said at the time.

At the end of October 2003, Saudi security forces detained more than 70 people to head off fresh protests called by MIRA.

The exiled group has for the past several days broadcast a lengthy statement on its television channel, "Al-Islah" (Reform), and posted it on its website, islah200.org..., calling for protests aimed at a "total change of regime".

The statement paints a bleak picture of the situation in Saudi Arabia, "which holds the largest oil reserves in the world ... but is transformed into a country heavily in debt."

"The ruling (Al-Saud) family not only rejects reforms, but is not capable of them. The regime has lost its legitimacy and the conditions are ripe to start a global action aimed at" changing the regime, it said.



posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 10:59 AM
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I agree with M A T T. It is not a good sign that OBL and MIRA have both made calls for the overthrow of the Saudi royalty.

The protest does not seem to be going well. The police have met the protestors at the planned locations and dispersed them.

Saudis urged to protest regime



posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 12:58 PM
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This is going to be interesting.

If it turns out to be a catalyst for civil war in Saudi, who will Dubya back ?

Those wanting a change and deposition of the despotic Saudi Royal Family (and the installation of a democracy) ?

Or the current dictatorial regime ?

Only time will tell.



posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 03:46 PM
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Osama Bin Laden was identified according to Yahoo



A man identified as Osama bin Laden (news - web sites), speaking on an audiotape posted on an Islamic Web site Thursday, praised an attack earlier this month on a U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia and criticized the Saudi regime as weak and controlled by the United States.


I hope nothing wil happen...

[edit on 16-12-2004 by jazzgul]



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