They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Friday, September 07, 2007

Osama bin Laden strikes in the war of ideas

Osama bin Laden's recently acquired video is fascinating on a number of levels - mostly relating to the text - which is available here. The political message is interesting and clearly one would find many of the "al-Qaeda" leader's observations difficult to refute. This is an "evil" man if you like. However, millions would disagree with us on that one, so maybe it's important for our "leaders" to address some of bin Laden's "unfair assertions" .

It's amusing to note - once you have bothered to read the pdf - that the news headlines concerning this "controversy" packed video range from:

Latest video reveals new look for bin Laden
US: No Overt Threats In Osama Video
Osama's latest video appears to be new

Like Gordon Brown might say [as an afterthought, subsequent to approving a failed, disastrous and illegal Iraq war] "it's a war of ideas".

db: Update: Odd ... the video freezes during all references to contemporary events. Possible fake [or rather release of old video tarted up to be 'new'] See more - tx cryptome