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(CNN) -- A Web site message, purportedly from Osama bin Laden, says that neither Zacarias Moussaoui nor any of the prisoners held at the U.S. Navy detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had anything to do with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks.
The audiotaped message, in Arabic, included an English translation in subtitles. (Posted 5 p.m.)
In his motion, Moussaoui said he lied on the witness stand March 27 when he reversed four years of denials and claimed he was to have hijacked a fifth jetliner on Sept. 11, 2001, and crashed it into the White House, "even though I knew that was a complete fabrication."
The 37-year-old Frenchman blamed his behavior on the effects of solitary confinement, his inability to get a Muslim lawyer and his misunderstanding of the U.S. justice system.
Moussaoui said he was "extremely surprised" by his life sentence by a federal court jury last week.
"I had thought I would be sentenced to death based on the emotions and anger toward me for the deaths on Sept. 11," he explained in an affidavit. "But after reviewing the jury verdict and reading how the jurors set aside their emotions and disgust for me and focused on the law and the evidence ... I now see that it is possible that I can receive a fair trial even with Americans as jurors."
Originally posted by Street Scholar
deltaboy.... you mean that video that is obviously NOT Osama where he looks different, is wearing gold, and writing with the wrong hand?
Originally posted by deltaboy
Uh no the one where he talks about 80 years of humiliation on the Arab world and that he attacked the U.S. because of its support of Israel's invasion in 1982.
God Almighty hit the United States at its most vulnerable spot. He destroyed its greatest buildings.
Praise be to God.
Here is the United States. It was filled with terror from its north to its south and from its east to its west.
Praise be to God.
What the United States tastes today is a very small thing compared to what we have tasted for tens of years.
Our nation has been tasting this humiliation and contempt for more than 80 years.
Usama bin Ladin appeared on Aljazeera on Friday, threatening new attacks on the United States.
Gesturing at the camera with a finger to stress points, Bin Ladin once again took responsibility for the September 11 attacks and said reasons to attack the United States remain.
He also accused US President George Bush of deceiving the American people.
"Despite the fact that we are into the fourth year after September 11, President Bush is still misleading you and hiding the real reason from you, which means that the reasons to repeat what happened remain," bin Ladin said.
Bin Ladin said the September 11 attacks was in response to the injustices by the US.
But I am amazed at you. Even though we are in the fourth year after the events of September 11th, Bush is still engaged in distortion, deception and hiding from you the real causes. And thus, the reasons are still there for a repeat of what occurred.
So I shall talk to you about the story behind those events and shall tell you truthfully about the moments in which the decision was taken, for you to consider.
I say to you, Allah knows that it had never occurred to us to strike the towers. But after it became unbearable and we witnessed the oppression and tyranny of the American/Israeli coalition against our people in Palestine and Lebanon, it came to my mind.
The events that affected my soul in a direct way started in 1982 when America permitted the Israelis to invade Lebanon and the American Sixth Fleet helped them in that. This bombardment began and many were killed and injured and others were terrorised and displaced.
I couldn't forget those moving scenes, blood and severed limbs, women and children sprawled everywhere. Houses destroyed along with their occupants and high rises demolished over their residents, rockets raining down on our home without mercy.
"I am the one in charge of the 19 brothers and I never assigned brother Zacarias to be with them in that mission," he said, referring to the 19 hijackers.
The al-Qaida chief said the Sept. 11 hijackers were divided into two groups, "pilots and assistants."
"Since Zacarias Moussaoui was still learning how to fly, he wasn't No. 20 in the group, as your government has claimed," bin Laden said. "It knows this very well," he added.
Bin Laden said Moussaoui was not a security risk for al-Qaida, because he did not have knowledge of the plot.
"Brother Moussaoui was arrested two weeks before the events, and if he had known something — even very little — about the Sept. 11 group, we would have informed the leader of the operation, Mohammad Atta, and the others ... to leave America before being discovered," Bin Laden said.
Originally posted by deltaboy
So much for govt. conspiracy crap.
Originally posted by thecry
I don't care what anyone says,if the goverment really wanted to catch bin laden then he would of been caught by now.Look how fast they caught Saddam Hussein,yeah he was hated by his own people which helped in catching him but come on, know matter how many people would die for Osama there is always someone who will talk and with todays technology and undercover agents he would of been found by now.
personally I think Osama is a front man for the U.S's own agenda,I could be wrong but it's just my own opinion.