Friday, January 20, 2006

Transcript of Bin Laden latest speech: "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."

Bin Laden again calls for a truce. So why not take him up on the offer? It must be remembered peace talks are between enemies, not friends.

2 comments:

Sinjin von Hoogstraaten said...

Right, perhaps the Bush administration should send representatives to meet with bin Laden or his representatives somewhere neutral, sign papers of a truce and let bygones be bygones.

And that'll be it. Radical Muslims will not make any attempts to kill non-Muslims. America can rest because al-Qaeda will not attack because they agreed to a truce.

An absolutely fantastic idea!

Too bad it'll never work.

Do you honestly believe bin Laden would keep his word and his organization would never again plan to hurt the U.S.?

Foolish thinking.

No, actually it's more like idiotic thinking.

Bernard said...

Bin Laden has clearly and repeatedly laid out his issues and concerns. If the cause of the terrorism is the occupation, then ending the occupation would end the terrorism. This makes far more sense than aggression against another Muslim country, such as Iran. But of course the Bush Administration is not particularly interested in ending terrorism. If they were, they would not have attacked Iraq. Their concerns, far higher priorities, are control of the oil. The 'war on terror' is a gigantic fraud.