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November 26, 2004

Bin Ladin "Amazed" at US Defiance

Great piece on his October 29th video threat. We were all so busy examining the political ramifications at the time, we hardly noticed what he as actually saying.

Turns out he's in disbelief that we won't roll over and appease him. I think we need to provide him with more such disbelief:

   ''This is the message which I sought to communicate to you in word and deed, repeatedly, for years before September 11th,'' the fugitive al-Qaida leader said in a videotape aired around the world Oct. 29. ''But I am amazed at you. Even though we are in the fourth year after the events of September 11th . . . the reasons are still there for a repeat of what occurred.''

   Eight years after issuing a written declaration of war against the United States, the theme of bin Laden's speech was disbelief that he had failed to make his point with the American people, even after the deaths of nearly 3,000 people on U.S. soil and a succession of bombings [and other terrorist acts.]


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