Bin Laden makes almost as many tapes as Tupac.
Osama bin Laden emerges to attack Barack Obama for "antagonising Muslims" - Times Online
In other words: DON'T TRY AND CONFUSE MY TERRORISTS ALLIES WITH YOUR CHANGE SHIT! Fucking confusing the shit out of us...I'm still trying to get used to your name.Osama bin Laden emerged from the shadows yesterday to deliver a scathing attack on President Obama minutes after the US leader landed in Saudi Arabia to begin his landmark visit to the Middle East.
In advance of Mr Obama’s keenly awaited speech to the Islamic world in Cairo today, bin Laden accused him of “antagonising Muslims” and inflaming hatred against America by backing Pakistan’s recent crackdown on militants in the Swat Valley.
Bin Laden’s message came a day after his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, surfaced to attack the White House’s new incumbent. Middle East analysts say the two tapes indicate growing concern in al-Qaeda’s leadership about Mr Obama’s arrival on the world stage when their influence over the increasingly splintered terror network is waning.
As Mr Obama held talks with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, after landing in Riyadh, the al-Qaeda leader’s audiotape was being broadcast on news channels globally. It is his third public message this year but the first time he has used such murderous and threatening language against Mr Obama.
On Tuesday al-Zawahiri, who grew up in Cairo, urged Egyptians to shun Mr Obama. In his audiotape, and in a reference to the Government of President Mubarak, he said that the US President’s trip was at the invitation of the “torturers of Egypt” and the “slaves of America”.
Alluding to Mr Obama’s rhetorical skills, al-Zawahiri, who like bin Laden remains at large since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, added: “His bloody messages were received and are still being received by Muslims, and they will not be concealed by public relations campaigns or farcical visits or elegant words.”
Robert Gibbs, Mr Obama’s spokesman, said: “I don’t think it’s any surprise that al-Qaeda would want to shift attention away from the President’s historic effort to have an open dialogue with the Muslim world.”
Bin Laden’s messages have had diminishing impact in the US over the years. The last one that reverberated among Americans was a dire warning to them on the eve of the 2004 election, which was a factor, analysts believe, in securing the re-election of Mr Bush.
Analysts observed that al-Qaeda’s lifeblood was fuelled by anti-Americanism and Mr Bush’s War on Terror. Yet it is now faced with a US leader whose father was Muslim, whose middle name is Hussein and who is taking a firm stand against Israel over the building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Polls show that Mr Obama is far more popular in the region than Mr Bush.
His speech today, aimed at the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, is an attempt to repair the damage caused by the eight-year Bush presidency. Mr Obama told The New York Times that part of America’s “battle against terrorist extremists involves changing the hearts and minds of the people they recruit from”. Before he departed for Saudi Arabia he met Ehud Barak, the Israeli Defence Minister, in Washington to reiterate that he intended to take a hard line on his insistence that Israel halted settlement expansion.
“They know Obama is popular in a huge part of the Arab and Muslim world because the man is actually trying to address America’s record in the region,” Abdel-Bari Atwan, the Editor of the London-based al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper, said.
Mr Obama spoke to King Abdullah at his horse farm about the Middle East peace process, Iran, the price of oil and how to counter the spread of the Taleban. The US hopes that Saudi Arabia, which has considerable influence in the region and beyond, will pressure Pakistan to keep on the offensive against growing extremism and terrorism inside the country.
“I thought it was very important to come to the place where Islam began and to seek His Majesty’s counsel and to discuss with him many of the issues that we confront here in the Middle East,” Mr Obama said.
Bin Laden makes almost as many tapes as Tupac.
I would amend that to say almost as many "posthumous" tapes as Tupac.
I don't see a lot of evidence that bin Laden is actually alive.
yeah, but at least you can dance to tupac's.....
it's way too hard to shake it to bin-laden
All of God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.
Your guess as is good as mine. You can't say for certainty that he's dead as a fact, which is what you believe, more than I can say he's still alive.
Osama Bin-tarded needs to give it up.
Still trying to stay relevant through the release of old ass tapes. Oh please. Do a little voice simulation here and there and he thinks he's fooling us.
Nobody thought he was 'relevant' in 1999 either...
It's definitely difficult to be dead and relevant at the same time.
Dead or alive, whomever is saying this is pissed off that Obama is making attempts to heal the wounds with the Muslim world.
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