Friday, April 16, 2004

Full text: 'Bin Laden truce tape': "This is a message to our neighbours north of the Mediterranean, containing a reconciliation initiative as a response to their positive reactions... It is known that security is a pressing necessity for all mankind. We do not agree that you should monopolise it only for yourselves. Also, vigilant people do not allow their politicians to tamper with their security. Having said this, we would like to inform you that labelling us and our acts as terrorism is also a description of you and of your acts. Reaction comes at the same level as the original action. Our acts are reaction to your own acts, which are represented by the destruction and killing of our kinfolk in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine."

"Which religion considers your killed ones innocent and our killed ones worthless? And which principle considers your blood real blood and our blood water? Reciprocal treatment is fair and the one who starts injustice bears greater blame. As for your politicians and those who have followed their path, who insist on ignoring the real problem of occupying the entirety of Palestine and exaggerate lies and falsification regarding our right in defence and resistance, they do not respect themselves."

"Moreover, the examining of the developments that have been taking place, in terms of killings in our countries and your countries, will make clear an important fact; namely, that injustice is inflicted on us and on you by your politicians, who send your sons - although you are opposed to this - to our countries to kill and be killed. Therefore, it is in both sides' interest to curb the plans of those who shed the blood of peoples for their narrow personal interest and subservience to the White House gang.

"We must take into consideration that this war brings billions of dollars in profit to the major companies, whether it be those that produce weapons or those that contribute to reconstruction, such as the Halliburton Company, its sisters and daughters. Based on this, it is very clear who is the one benefiting from igniting this war and from the shedding of blood. It is the warlords, the bloodsuckers, who are steering the world policy from behind a curtain.

"As for President Bush, the leaders who are revolving in his orbit, the leading media companies and the United Nations, which makes laws for relations between the masters of veto and the slaves of the General Assembly, these are only some of the tools used to deceive and exploit peoples. All these pose a fatal threat to the whole world. The Zionist lobby is one of the most dangerous and most difficult figures of this group. God willing, we are determined to fight them.

"Based on the above, and in order to deny war merchants a chance and in response to the positive interaction shown by recent events and opinion polls, which indicate that most European peoples want peace, I ask honest people, especially ulema, preachers and merchants, to form a permanent committee to enlighten European peoples of the justice of our causes, above all Palestine. They can make use of the huge potential of the media.

"The door of reconciliation is open for three months of the date of announcing this statement. I also offer a reconciliation initiative to them, whose essence is our commitment to stopping operations against every country that commits itself to not attacking Muslims or interfering in their affairs - including the US conspiracy on the greater Muslim world. This reconciliation can be renewed once the period signed by the first government expires and a second government is formed with the consent of both parties.

"The reconciliation will start with the departure of its last soldier from our country. The door of reconciliation is open for three months of the date of announcing this statement. For those who reject reconciliation and want war, we are ready."

"A rational person does not relinquish his security, money and children to please the liar of the White House. Had he been truthful about his claim for peace, he would not describe the person who ripped open pregnant women in Sabra and Shatila [reference to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon] and the destroyer of the capitulation process [reference to the Palestinian-Israeli peace process] as a man of peace.

"Reality proves our truthfulness and his [George Bush's] lie. He also would not have lied to people and said that we hate freedom and kill for the sake of killing. Reality proves our truthfulness and his lie. The killing of the Russians was after their invasion of Afghanistan and Chechnya; the killing of Europeans was after their invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan; and the killing of Americans on the day of New York [reference to 11 September] was after their support of the Jews in Palestine and their invasion of the Arabian Peninsula. Also, killing them in Somalia was after their invasion of it in Operation Restore Hope. We made them leave without hope, praise be to God."

It is clear from this that Bin Laden has a sophisticated analysis and strategy. In fact it's hard to believe that a guy in a cave could have written this, its more like the work of some strategic Islamic thinktank. Bin Laden is making himself (or has already made himself) into a towering global legend. The numbskull Bush, however, and his fully half-witted 'allies' such as Howard, by attacking Iraq, have made themselves into nothing.

The question must be posed why European nations (and also Australia) ought not commence negotiations immediately with Bin Laden, with a view to terminating the war against Islam/terror (which in fact is at bottom a war against the Arabs for the oil); withdrawing the troops; and making apology, compensation and reparations. It may be necessary to recognise and negotiate directly with Bin Laden in order to achieve the global public impression of a sincere desire to terminate the war. A comprehensive peace must be arranged which includes Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kashmir.

Of course the war-criminal leaders of the 'West', Bush, Blair, Berlusconi, Sharon, Howard etc have made it clear in their mindlessly stupid maxim 'we dont negotiate with terrorists' that they have no intention of stopping the war but every intention of pursuing it which they calculate to be winnable and profitable (at least from their perspective). With the failure of representative democracy being what it is the population of the West looks on helplessly as an openly criminal leadership clique drive the world ever downwards into a spiral of increasing violence.

Meanwhile, in a display of unintentional humour, the Washington post reports that blockheaded 'intelligence' officials "spent much of the day poring over every word and phrase. They looked for clues embedded in the statement -- phrases and rhetoric that could indicate his mental and physical state, or the status of his finances or manpower, or code words that might trigger an operation. "It might also be a message to sleeper cells in Europe to wake up," one [knuckleheaded] European intelligence official said." More likely a message for sleeping Western braincells to wake up...

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