Osama bin Laden sier Al Qaida sto bak forsøket på å sprenge et passasjerfly over Detroit 1. juledag. Det var et budskap til president Obama fordi ord ikke nytter. USA må slutte å støtte Israel. Angrepene vil fortsette så lenge palestinerne i Gaza lever som de gjør, sa bin Laden.
Lydbåndet er offentliggjort av Al Jazeera.
«The message sent to you with the attempt by the hero Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is a confirmation of our previous message conveyed by the heroes of September 11,» bin Laden said on the tape.
«If it was possible to carry our messages to you by words we wouldn’t have carried them to you by planes,» bin Laden added in a message he said was directed «from Osama to [President Barack] Obama».
On today’s tape, bin Laden cited Washington’s support for Israel as the motivation for more attacks on the United States, and vowed not to stop so long as Palestinians cannot live in peace.
«Our attacks against you will continue as long as US support for Israel continues,» bin Laden said.
«It is not fair that Americans should live in peace as long as our brothers in Gaza live in the worst conditions.»