Al-Qaida video predicts Obama’s fall

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    Al-Qaida video predicts Obama’s fall
    New 106-minute clip marks eighth anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

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    updated 4:44 p.m. ET, Tues., Sept . 22, 2009
    CAIRO - Al-Qaida on Tuesday marked the eighth anniversary of Sept. 11 with a new 106-minute long video predicting President Barack Obama's downfall at the hands of the Muslim world.

    The Arabic-language video released on militant Web sites, featured a review of the events of the past year and testimony from several leading al-Qaida figures, but not the leader Osama bin Laden himself.

    Similar long messages intercut with news footage have appeared on previous anniversaries as a kind of year's roundup. Bin Laden released a short message of his own on Sept. 14.

    The video sounded similar themes as past ones, including an attempt to conflate Obama with his predecessor, George W. Bush, who was widely disliked by Muslims for his invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Many analysts believe that al-Qaida has been alarmed by Obama's comparative popularity in the Middle East, especially following his landmark speech to the Muslim world in Cairo in June.

    "America has come in a new, hypocritical face. Smiling at us, but stabbing us with the same dagger that Bush used," said Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri in the message.

    "God willing, your end will be at the hands of the Muslim nation, so that the world and history will be free of your crimes and lies." he said addressing Obama at the end of the two part video.

    Al-Qaida video predicts Obama’s fall - Terrorism- msnbc.com

    It appears this video was made on or around 9-11. Why is it that we are only hearing about it now?
     
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    Good question.
     
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    Obama's hush men aren't as good as they think they are.
     
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    I don't believe that is the case. If we look at when the public became aware of past releases, there has always been a lag. I imagine that is to ensure that making it public does not enable communication among terror groups. They are always having to adjust their methods of communicating and we don't want to indavertently enable that. Just speculating, of course.
     
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    Not sure why none of you heard about this video beforehand. I could of swore there was at least three different threads about the video in the past week. Osama Bin Laden is afraid of Obama. He's afraid because Obama is a very popular President around the world. He no longer has Bush to rag on, and his trying to connect Bush to Obama is hilarious desperation.

    Osama Bin Laden probably doesn't have long to live if he is still alive. Didn't he have some sort of cancer a couple years ago? Last I checked, they don't exactly have the best health care out there in the Pakistani Caves. :lol:
     
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    That's my guess.
     
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    wow al quaeda and rush limbaugh land on the same side, why am i not surprised?
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    There's a bit of psychology at play, IMO. Rather than rushing to get it out and therefore appear overly-alarmed (i.e. terrorized ;) ), it's more of a oh-by-the-way, those idiots in the cave sent another video message. Ho-hum.
     
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    You say this while Obama is rubbing elbows with the majority of the world dictators and American haters. How many countries are funding Bin Laden as we speak while Obamay is walking around shaking their hands?
     

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