posted on Oct, 30 2004 @ 07:48 PM
Well at the moment we can't prove the tape is fake. It may well be.
But look at the message contained in the tape. Whoever made this tape is definately trying a different approach.
By appealing to the American people, this tape is different from all others. What the tape says reading between the lines is:
"Here's your chance America. We don't hate you. We hate what you're doing so we're giving you one last opportunity to change your ways. If you
choose to continue killing us, our children, our culture and our faith, you leave us no choice but to fight back. Stop interfering with our ability to
live and we'll stop interfering with you. If you don't, you have only yourselves to blame."
This is the moral equivalent of a clear conscience from bin Laden's point of view. His way of giving us one last chance to reverse this course. In
his mind he believe's he's saying:
"See I told the American people what they need to do in order to avoid being attacked. I'm not asking them to do anything illegal. I'm just
asking them to stop doing what is illegal and return to the principles and values they pretend they espouse. And look, they don't care. They want
to kill us. Therefore since they won't stop killing us and messing with our lives, they are not innocent any longer. Not their women. Not their
children, none of them. Not innocent in God's eyes and not innocent in mine. They allowed this to happen, therefore all are responsible."
But look at the response we've had from the major players,
Bush and Kerry adamantly declare they will not "Be intimidated or influenced" by anything bin Laden says, suggests or intimates thus positioning
anyone stating the problem is our foreign policy as "terrorist sympathizers" rather than rational human beings who object to breaking international
law, discarding the constitution or the commission of acts defined as war crimes when committed by any country other than the US or Israel. It kills
the diplomatic solution and supports the force solution, the Bush Doctrine.
It leaves no doubt in my mind that the U.S is going to be attacked again and again until it addresses it's foreign policies.