En time langt innslag av Osama bin Laden ble lagt ut på internett torsdag. Bin Laden roser angrepet på det amerikanske konsulatet i Jeddah 7. desember.
Han ber om flere angrep på amerikanske mål i Irak og Golfen, spesielt relatert til olje:
Targeting America in Iraq in terms of economy and loss of life is a golden and unique opportunity… Be active and prevent them from reaching the oil, and mount your operations accordingly, particulary in Iraq and the Gulf,» the speaker said.
Bin Laden har bare forakt til overs for reformene i Saudi-Arabia, så som de omtalte kommunevalgene på nyåret.
On the tape attributed to bin Laden, the speaker called for change, and derided overtures such as promised municipal elections and a national dialogue Saudi rulers recently initiated to open public debate on democratization and other issues.
‘‘This hasn’t changed anything … the best they can do is that they will go into the elections game as happened before in Yemen and Jordan or Egypt and move in a vicious circle for dozens of years, this is regardless of the fact that it is prohibited to enter the infidel legislative councils,’’ the speaker said.
Det er interessant at han sier at det er forbudt å delta i folkevalgte, demokratiske forsamlinger.
Alle arabiske ledere, og spesielt kongehuset Saud, er i ledtog med de vantro. Bin Laden kaller dem «korrupte sionister».
The speaker accused all Arab leaders of being puppets of the United States, singling out, in addition to Saudi rulers, interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.
The speaker, in calm and even tones, accused Saudi rulers of ‘‘violating God’s rules,’’ a common theme of bin Laden, who accuses Saudi rulers of being insufficiently Islamic and too close to the ‘‘infidel’’ United States.
Kongehuset Saud kan komme til å lide samme skjebne som shahen av Iran, truer bin Laden.
The man gave Saudi rulers an ultimatum — either allow Saudis to choose their own ruler or face being deposed.
«When nations move to demand their rights, security forces cannot stop them. And you should never forget the fate of the Shah of Iran, who fell despite the strength and experience of his security forces,» he said.