Osama bin Laden holder en ny ti minutters tale i anledning åtteårsdagen for 9/11, der han gjør Israel til ur-forbrytelsen som USA og amerikanerne må bøte for. Ledemotivet nå er at USA er forført og forledet til å kjempe for jødiske interesser. Hvis USA innstilte sine kriger ville USA kunne få fred og amerikanerne slapp å dø.
Opprinnelig gikk bin Laden til frontalangrep på USA, som garanten for den hedenske verdensorden, og den største hindring for opprettelsen av et kalifat. Nå appellerer han til amerikanerne: de ofrer livet forgjeves, og behøver ikke føre krig. Budskapet er endret.
According to the Site translation, the stated purpose of the address is «to remind you of the causes» of September 11, chiefly «your support to your Israeli allies who occupy our land of Palestine».
Bin Laden, who is believed to be hiding in the mountainous region along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, argued against claims that the war was necessary for US security.
He said White House officials were merely following the strategy of the Bush-Cheney administration to «promote the previous policies of fear to market the interests of big companies».
When Obama became president and retained many of the Bush administration’s military leaders, such as the defence secretary, Robert Gates, «reasonable people knew that Obama is a powerless man who will not be able to end the war as he promised», the speaker said.
«If you end the war, so be it. But if it is otherwise, all we will do is continue the war of attrition against you on all possible axes.
«We have demonstrated and stated many times, for more than two and a half decades, that the cause of our disagreement with you is your support to your Israeli allies, who occupy our land of Palestine.
«The delay in your knowing those causes has cost you a lot without any result whatsoever.
«Ask yourselves to determine your position: is your security, your blood, your children, your money, your jobs, your homes, your economy, and your reputation dearer to you than the security of the Israelis, their children and their economy?
«If you choose your security and cessation of war, and this is what the polls have shown, this requires you to work to punish those on your side who play with our security. We are ready to respond to this choice on aforementioned sound and just bases.
«This position of yours, combined with some other injustices, pushed us to undertake the events [of September 11].»
Recording attributed to al-Qaida leader warns Barack Obama he is ‘powerless’ to win Afghan war on his own terms