Purported Bin Laden Tape Offers Truce to Europe-TV

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    http://news.myway.com/top/article/id/353438|top|04-15-2004::02:05|reuters.html

    Purported Bin Laden Tape Offers Truce to Europe-TV

    Apr 15, 2:03 AM (ET)

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Arab television stations aired a new audio tape purportedly from Osama bin Laden on Thursday offering a truce with European states if they stop attacking Muslims, but not with the United States.

    The voice on the tape, broadcast by Dubai-based Al Arabiya channel and then by Qatar-based Al Jazeera station, said there would be no truce with the United States.

    The taped message also vowed revenge on Israel for the death of Hamas leader Ahmed Yassin, killed last month in Gaza.

    It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the tape though the voice sounded like previous tapes thought to be genuine. The CIA has said some previous tapes purportedly from bin Laden were likely to be genuine.

    Bin Laden's al Qaeda network is blamed by Washington for the September 11, 2001, attacks on U.S. cities.

    The tape said the March 11 train bombings in Madrid that killed 191 people were payment for Spain's actions in Iraq, Afghanistan and "Palestine."

    "What happened on September 11 and March 11 are your goods returned to you so that you know security is a necessity for all," the voice on the tape said.

    Madrid sent troops to Iraq after Saddam Hussein was toppled and also has a contingent in Afghanistan. Militants claiming links to al Qaeda have claimed responsibility for the Madrid bombings, which have raised pressure on the government to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq.
     
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    Notice this is not the UN, but the EU.

    Notice it is the Islamic movement against Israel and the United states with the EU potentially backing the Islamists, as they have tried to do inconspicuously all along. -Including making proactive movements to accepting Islamic law.

    As a result of RELIGIOUS circumstances.

    And these guys have proven that they can force a government to do what they want. Now they have bargaining power, and they are already being accepted. My prediction is as it has been for a while now, is that the EU will take over Iraq, set up its own base, and rule it.
     
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    I find it ridiculously ignorant of people to even state that the US was excluded from the truce anyway. There's not a snowballs chance in hell that it would have even been considered....at least by this liberal, right phoenix :rolleyes: :321:
     
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    Oh, hello to you too DK.:bye1:

    Got your finger in a splint there?

    Glad to hear that you would not consider the "truce"!

    The soft target is the EU. Better keep an eye on those back doors!

    I kinda wonder though, if Kerry was was the one in office might have Osama prodded his ass with the olive branch too?:dunno:


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    This is a simple strategy of divide and conquer. All bin Laden is doing is trying to further separate Europe and U.S. from one another. George W. Bush, unfortuntely, is helping bin Laden to achieve this goal with his you're either with us or your with the terrorists foreign policy.

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    Asking for a truce is a sign of weakness. Perhaps that is how it will translate in the arab world.
     
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    Does anyone wonder what it means that bin Laden has started using diplomacy?
     
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    I don't even think about it. :2guns: :firing: :chains:
     
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    I believe I already pointed that out.

    It is a move to partner the EU and Islam.
     

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