Wednesday, September 17, 2008


CNN, 2004 - The Arabic-language network Al-Jazeera released a full transcript Monday of the most recent videotape from Osama bin Laden in which the head of al Qaeda said his group's goal is to force America into bankruptcy. . . "We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah," bin Laden said in the transcript.

He said the mujahedeen fighters did the same thing to the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s, "using guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers. . . We, alongside the mujahedeen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat."

"All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations," bin Laden said. . .

As part of the "bleed-until-bankruptcy plan," bin Laden cited a British estimate that it cost al Qaeda about $500,000 to carry out the attacks of September 11, 2001, an amount that he said paled in comparison with the costs incurred by the United States.


At September 17, 2008 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The costs incurred by the people of Afghanistan and Iraq have been far greater than the costs of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S.

But thanks to the racist notion of American exceptionalism, CNN will never portray the people there as anything but less than human.

At September 18, 2008 12:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More as if Osama was into Ernesto Guevara.
Recall the quote, "two, three, many Viet Nams"?
Che's idea was to entice the great El Norte into over extending themselves, be it militarily, economic, or any other way really didn't matter that much.
And on it continues...


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