Sections of a previously released tape of Bin Laden that Al-Jazeera aired on 12/26/2001 was rereleased on an jihad website. The excerpts were
specific sections in which Bin Laden threatens Israel and the USA. Is this just an Al-Qaeda Follower reviving old Bin Laden's tapes because of the
lack of communication from UBL himself? I think it is very possible that Al-Qaeda operatives are feeling at a loss without Bin Laden's "guidance"
and wants to use these old recordings to inspire fellow members. But more important, it could be that these re-released sections are specific signals
to carry out attacks. It is also important to note that an audio tape from Abu Musab Al-Zaqwari was released earlier this week and a high level Saudi
Al-Qaeda member release a video today. In the past, video and audio tape messages were signals to an upcoming attack. Could this intensification of
communication be just that?
The re-release is of special concern after the events of March. On March 4, the Osama Bin Laden audio tape, released in January 2004 to Al Jazeera,
but never made public, was released on the internet. In that tape, Bin Laden makes explicit threats to Spain , which he calls Andalusia .
In this excerpt, Bin Laden makes explicit references to Israel , as seen in the translation below.
The translation reads as follows:
Thus, Israel -- and behind it, America -- killed all the children of the world. And who is to stop Israel from the murder of our sons tomorrow in
Tabook or in Jauf or in the surrounding areas of Palestine ? And what will the rulers do if Israel starts to expand its unfair, unjust and false
settlements -- which the leaders do declare as such -- beyond its currently known boundaries, and says, 'Our borders extend to Medina'? What will
the rulers do but yield and succumb to the American Zionist lobby.
And as always, rational people awaken and realize that what happened to Muhammad al-Durra will happen to their own sons and women tomorrow -- and
there is no power and force except from Allah.
Also of importance is what is said elsewhere in that speech of December 26. A transcript is available at the following link:
Specific references are made to the Exodus, the delivery of the children of Israel from the Pharoahs of Egypt. This week, Jews in Israel and
throughout the world are commemorating the Exodus with Pesach, the Passover holiday.
Bin Laden states:
"And through the ages, history rarely finds the deliberate killing of children. One such instance was during the reign of Pharaoh, and God Almighty
was benevolent to the Israelites in that situation and saved them from Pharaoh. As the Quran says, ( 2:49 ) And remember the time when WE delivered
you from Pharaoh's people who afflicted you with grievous torment, slaying your sons and sparing your women. Thus, the slaughter of children is
well-known to be the height of injustice, evil and aggression of Pharaoh, but these same Israelites now use the same style against our sons in
In addition, Bin Laden makes what appears to be one of the earliest, if not the first reference, to attacking targets of economic influence in
America. The renewed interest in economic targets shown recently deserves heightened attention given the re-release of this tape.
[Edited on 9-4-2004 by Zion Mainframe]