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CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden called on the Europeans to stop helping the United States in the war in Afghanistan, according to excerpts of a new audiotape broadcast Thursday on Al-Jazeera television.
Bin Laden said he was the "only one responsible" for the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, saying it was unjust for the United States to have invaded Afghanistan.
"The events of Manhattan were retaliation against the American-Israeli alliance's aggression against our people in Palestine and Lebanon, and I am the only one responsible for it. The Afghan people and government knew nothing about it. America knows that," he said.
"Europe went along with it (the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan) because they had no other alternative, only to be a follower," he said.
Originally posted by Ste2652
This statement is interesting, however. Does it suggest that Taliban efforts aren't going as well as they had hoped?