Bin Laden appears to be addressing the American people:
to you is about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and how to end
them. I did not intend to speak to you about this because this
issue has already been decided. Only metal breaks metal, and our
situation, thank God, is only getting better and better, while
your situation is the opposite of that.
But I plan
to speak about the repeated errors your President Bush has
committed in comments on the results of your polls that show an
overwhelming majority of you want the withdrawal of American troops
from Iraq. But he (Bush) has opposed this wish and said that withdrawing
troops sends the wrong message to opponents, that it is better
to fight them (bin Laden's followers) on their land than their
fighting us (Americans) on our land.
can reply to these errors by saying that war in Iraq is raging
with no let-up, and operations in Afghanistan are escalating in
our favor, thank God, and Pentagon figures show the number of
your dead and wounded is increasing not to mention the massive
material losses, the destruction of the soldiers' morale there
and the rise in cases of suicide among them. So you can imagine
the state of psychological breakdown that afflicts a soldier as
he gathers the remains of his colleagues after they stepped on
land mines that tore them apart.
can reply to these errors by saying
that war in Iraq is raging with no let-up,
and operations in Afghanistan are
escalating in our favor, thank God,
and Pentagon figures show the number
of your dead and wounded is increasing
not to mention the massive material
losses, the destruction of the soldiers'
morale there and the rise in cases of
suicide among them."
situation the soldier is caught between two hard options. He either
refuses to leave his military camp on patrols and is therefore
dogged by ruthless punishments enacted by the Vietnam Butcher
(U.S. army) or he gets destroyed by the mines. This puts him under
psychological pressure, fear and humiliation while his nation
is ignorant of that (what is going on). The soldier has no solution
except to commit suicide. That is a strong message to you, written
by his soul, blood and pain, to save what can be saved from this
hell. The solution is in your hands if you care about them (the
of our brother mujahideen (holy warriors) is different from what
the Pentagon publishes. They (the news of mujahideen) and what
the media report is the truth of what is happening on the ground.
And what deepens the doubt over the White House's information
is the fact that it targets the media reporting the truth from
the ground. And it has appeared lately, supported by documents,
that the butcher of freedom in the world (Bush) had decided to
bomb the headquarters of the Al-Jazeera in Qatar after bombing
its offices in Kabul and Baghdad.
another issue, jihad (holy war) is ongoing, thank God, despite
all the oppressive measures adopted by the U.S Army and its agents
(which is) to a point where there is no difference between this
criminality and Saddam's criminality, as it has reached the degree
of raping women and taking them as hostages instead of their husbands.
(holy war) is ongoing,
thank God, despite all the oppressive
measures adopted by the U.S Army and
its agents (which is) to a point where
there is no difference between this
criminality and Saddam's criminality."
As for torturing
men, they have used burning chemical acids and drills on their
joints. And when they give up on (interrogating) them, they sometimes
use the drills on their heads until they die. Read, if you will,
the reports of the horrors in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons.
say that, despite all the barbaric methods, they have not broken
the fierceness of the resistance. The mujahideen, thank God, are
increasing in number and strength - so much so that reports point
to the ultimate failure and defeat of the unlucky quartet of Bush,
Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz. Declaring this defeat is just
a matter of time, depending partly on how much the American people
know of the size of this tragedy. The sensible people realize
that Bush does not have a plan to make his alleged victory in
Iraq come true.
if you compare the small number of dead on the day that Bush announced
the end of major operations in that fake, ridiculous show aboard
the aircraft carrier with the tenfold number of dead and wounded
who were killed in the smaller operations, you would know the
truth of what I say. This
is that Bush and his administration do not have the will or the
ability to get out of Iraq for their own private, suspect reasons.
sensible people realize that Bush
does not have a plan to make his
alleged victory in Iraq come true."
And so to
return to the issue, I say that results of polls please those
who are sensible, and Bush's opposition to them is a mistake.
The reality shows that the war against America and its allies
has not been limited to Iraq as he (Bush) claims. Iraq has become
a point of attraction and restorer of (our) energies. At the same
time, the mujahideen (holy warriors), with God's grace, have managed
repeatedly to penetrate all security measures adopted by the unjust
allied countries. The proof of that is the explosions you have
seen in the capitals of the European nations who are in this aggressive
coalition. The delay in similar operations happening in America
has not been because of failure to break through your security
measures. The operations are under preparation and you will see
them in your homes the minute they are through (with preparations),
with God's permission.
on what has been said, this shows the errors of Bush's statement
- the one that slipped from him - which is at the heart of polls
calling for withdrawing the troops. It is better that we (Americans)
don't fight Muslims on their lands and that they don't fight us
don't mind offering you a long-term truce on fair conditions that
we adhere to. We are a nation that God has forbidden to lie and
cheat. So both sides can enjoy security and stability under this
truce so we can build Iraq and Afghanistan, which have been destroyed
in this war. There is no shame in this solution, which prevents
the wasting of billions of dollars that have gone to those with
influence and merchants of war in America who have supported Bush's
election campaign with billions of dollars - which lets us understand
the insistence by Bush and his gang to carry on with war.
don't mind offering you a
long-term truce on fair conditions that
we adhere to. We are a nation that God
has forbidden to lie and cheat."
If you (Americans)
are sincere in your desire for peace and security, we have answered
you. And if Bush decides to carry on with his lies and oppression,
then it would be useful for you to read the book "Rogue State,"
which states in its introduction: "If I were president, I would
stop the attacks on the United States: First I would give an apology
to all the widows and orphans and those who were tortured. Then
I would announce that American interference in the nations of
the world has ended once and for all."
I say that war will go either in our favor or yours. If it is
the former, it means your loss and your shame forever, and it
is headed in this course. If it is the latter, read history! We
are people who do not stand for injustice and we will seek revenge
all our lives. The nights and days will not pass without us taking
vengeance like on Sept. 11, God permitting. Your minds will be
troubled and your lives embittered. As for us, we have nothing
to lose. A swimmer in the ocean does not fear the rain. You have
occupied our lands, offended our honor and dignity and let out
our blood and stolen our money and destroyed our houses and played
with our security and we will give you the same treatment.
are people who do not stand
for injustice and we will seek revenge
all our lives... You have occupied our
lands, offended our honor and dignity
and let out our blood and stolen our
money and destroyed our houses
and played with our security and
we will give you the same treatment."
tried to prevent us from leading a dignified life, but you will
not be able to prevent us from a dignified death. Failing to carry
out jihad, which is called for in our religion, is a sin. The
best death to us is under the shadows of swords. Don't let your
strength and modern arms fool you. They win a few battles but
lose the war. Patience and steadfastness are much better. We were
patient in fighting the Soviet Union with simple weapons for 10
years and we bled their economy and now they are nothing.
In that there
is a lesson for you.
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