October 30, 2004
Saturday reading -- can you say 'hudna?'
What does the purported "Osama" tape really say? Well, a good place to read about it is this roundup at Zombietime. He lists the various translations (my, they are all different!) and also points out that the clip from Al-Jazeera is but a five minute edited piece of a 18 minute video. Read through to the end and he has located an article that discusses some of the unbroadcast video.
Questions to keep in mind in the reading is that Osama seems to be channeling Michael Moore. There's the "blood for oil" meme, the mocking schtick over "my pet goat", the usual finger pointing at Israel, even a weird reference to the Patriot Act (WTF?). Strange, too, is the claim of "nation" from Osama... a man whose poisonous ideology rejects nationhood. In addition is the implicit suggestion that all American has to do to be "at peace" with Osama is to go home and "not threaten Muslims" anymore. Evidently, Walter Cronkite on Larry King claims that this may mean Osama wants to "negotiate."
This situation actually calls for us not to retreat, but to double down our efforts to crush Islamism and the extremist moslems that support the ideology. Osama may indeed be angling for a "hudna" ... a moslem "cease fire" that is only proposed when moslems are weak. It is offered to their own advantage to give them time to rearm and reorganize to carry on their fight another day. This plays directly to Kerry and his calls for "summits" as *THE* way to "peace."
Oh, BTW, I don't necessarily buy that the visual part of the tape is contemporary even if the audio is. I still lay odds that Osama is taking a dirt nap somewhere and this is a psych-ops tape to influence the US election into Camp Kerry. The Islamo-fascists were able to influence Spain with a subway bombing; however, they may have taken the clue from our general rage and resolve after 9/11 that they had to appeal to the soft appeasement underbelly of American culture instead. And our country is full of cowardly appeasers right now. IE "writer" Susan Sevareid who just about fawns over the "dignified" Osama and his "concilatory tone."
Just read what the man said. He makes sense. I trust him more than Bush or Kerry. You may say that he murdered 3000 at WTC, but it strikes me that he was at war. Was his war more bogus than our own in Iraq. We have killed 15 THOUSAND innocent civilians in Iraq. Seems like we are the murderous sociopaths, not OBL.
These are the kind of folks who stood by and cheered as Hitler loaded boxcars of Jews to the ovens. F**king moral morons.
No wonder Jeff Harrell is so disgusted he's taking a break, maybe an indefinite one. (Note to Jeff: please don't!)
But you know, gentle reader, after the glowing comments about how a bloodthirsty Islamo-fascist is more trustworthy than either GW or Kerry, I need to go take a shower.
Posted by Darleen at October 30, 2004 09:34 AM