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Statement from 1998
No one argues today about three facts that are known to everyone; we will list them, in order to remind everyone:
First, for over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places, the Arabian Peninsula, plundering its riches, dictating to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbors, and turning its bases in the Peninsula into a spearhead through which to fight the neighboring Muslim peoples.
If some people have in the past argued about the fact of the occupation, all the people of the Peninsula have now acknowledged it. The best proof of this is the Americans' continuing aggression against the Iraqi people using the Peninsula as a staging post, even though all its rulers are against their territories being used to that end, but they are helpless.
Second, despite the great devastation inflicted on the Iraqi people by the crusader-Zionist alliance, and despite the huge number of those killed, which has exceeded 1 million... despite all this, the Americans are once against trying to repeat the horrific massacres, as though they are not content with the protracted blockade imposed after the ferocious war or the fragmentation and devastation.
So here they come to annihilate what is left of this people and to humiliate their Muslim neighbors.
Third, if the Americans' aims behind these wars are religious and economic, the aim is also to serve the Jews' petty state and divert attention from its occupation of Jerusalem and murder of Muslims there. The best proof of this is their eagerness to destroy Iraq, the strongest neighboring Arab state, and their endeavor to fragment all the states of the region such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Sudan into paper statelets and through their disunion and weakness to guarantee Israel's survival and the continuation of the brutal crusade occupation of the Peninsula.
TIME: How do you react to the December attack on Iraq by U.S. and British forces?
bin Laden: There is no doubt that the treacherous attack has confirmed that Britain and America are acting on behalf of Israel and the Jews, paving the way for the Jews to divide the Muslim world once again, enslave it and loot the rest of its wealth. A great part of the force that carried out the attack came from certain Gulf countries that have lost their sovereignty. Now infidels walk everywhere on the land where Muhammad was born and where the Koran was revealed to him. The situation is serious. The rulers have become powerless. Muslims should carry out their obligations, since the rulers of the region have accepted the invasion of their countries. These countries belong to Islam and not to the rulers.
TIME: What can the U.S. expect from you now?
bin Laden: Any thief or criminal or robber who enters another country in order to steal should expect to be exposed to murder at any time. For the American forces to expect anything from me, personally, reflects a very narrow perception. Muslims are angry. The Americans should expect reactions from the Muslim world that are proportionate to the injustice they inflict.
"O American people, I address these words to you regarding the best way of avoiding another Manhattan, and regarding the war, its causes and its consequences. But before this, I say to you: Security is one of the important pillars of human life, and free men do not take their security lightly, contrary to Bush's claim that we hate freedom. Let him explain why we did not attack Sweden, for example. Clearly, those who hate freedom – unlike the 19, may Allah have mercy on them – have no self-esteem. We have been fighting you because we are free men who do not remain silent in the face of injustice. We want to restore our [Islamic] nation's freedom. Just as you violate our security, we violate yours. Whoever toys with the security of others, deluding himself that he will remain secure, is nothing but a foolish thief. One of the most important things rational people do when calamities occur is to look for their causes so as to avoid them.
Originally posted by ProphetOfYahweh
Bush lied, Bin Laden never said he hated freedom:
"We have declared a bitter war against democracy and all those who seek to enact it," said the speaker in the 35-minute message.Democracy is also based on the right to choose your religion," he said, and that is "against the rule of God."
Originally posted by ancientsailor
Marg, Does your husband share the same view by chance?
I will agree the Native Americans were wronged by the Great White Father of those times up at present! These are people who need to be heard.
[edit on 23-1-2005 by ancientsailor]
The more we invade and attack the middle east the more their people are going to hate the US and his agendas.
How do you know he is hidding he may be in the caiman Island for what you or me knows.
[edit on 23-1-2005 by marg6043]
Originally posted by ancientsailor
You mean the rulers who control the other lands have fear that they will lose their throne and riches who have ruled by an iron fist!
As for Bin is still within the area may be, one day he will be found dead or alive. Most wanted!
As for being over there Marg, real life pictures of the eyes are far better than reading out of the book. These people needs us, they are learning something new about being a person.
If we make the region shake a little, so be it. People have always been against war,
you never had to live in Iraq where the chemicals are still in the sands.
These people deserve a life, not live existing and no hope. The world gives advise and bashing of America, I served with honor with my own truth I stand for.
I have always stand for what I believe in, even when standing alone against people who seam to lose faith.
What has to come in the future neither you or I can stop it from happening, deal with it as it comes. If you can not deal with it, sorry I can not give a crash course on it. Telling others we have no right to be over there, they will hate us because...... I do not buy this, to turn your head of those who need our help, they are our brothers and sisters in the eyes of God himself.
You are worried about things that may happen in the future, your chose. I chose to live for today. Turn your head then, many people in America have done this when DAV ask people for donation for our veterans, and other organizations. We have many problems here this is true, I chose this place it is better than any other I have seen in this world I have walked as a human being.