Osama: Still crazy about the Jews after all these years

posted at 10:55 am on September 14, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Just when you thought it was safe to swim in the North West Frontier Province … Osama bin Laden returns with another taped missive for the lunatic fringe.  Last time anyone heard from the top leadership of al-Qaeda, or what’s left of it, they scolded the Europeans for not surrendering to their will.  This time, bin Laden directs his venom at the US, along with a heaping helping of historical revisionism and a rhetorical jab at the Joooooooos and their conspiracies:

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden warned the American people over their government’s close ties with Israel in an apparently new audio tape posted on an Islamist website Monday.

“The time has come for you to liberate yourselves from fear and the ideological terrorism of neo-conservatives and the Israeli lobby,” Bin Laden’s latest tape said.

“The reason for our dispute with you is your support for your ally Israel, occupying our land in Palestine.”

That’s a change for AQ and Osama.  Originally, their “dispute” started over our “occupation” of Saudi land, which Osama considered an offense to holy ground.   The Saudis hosted us during the twelve years of attempting to contain Saddam Hussein, and AQ attacks began arguably in 1993 (1st WTC) and certainly in 1996 (Khobar Towers).  Why the focus on Israel now?  Reuters explains:

Analysts who study al Qaeda say the organization is under pressure from followers to strike at Israel following criticism from many Arab commentators that it has never succeeded in launching a direct attack on the Jewish state.

Increasingly frequent and belligerent mentions of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute in al Qaeda statements is an attempt to deflect such criticism, they say.

In fact, AQ has killed many more Muslims than non-Muslims during the erratic course of bin Laden’s career.  They have never successfully attacked Israel, and perhaps they’re not too keen to try.  Israel has a much more pragmatic approach to counterterrorism and interrogations than the US, mainly because they have a much more keen sense of the existential threat that radical Islamists pose to their nation.  I’m sure the Mossad’s not exactly on the sidelines against AQ, but if bin Laden hit Israel, they could expect a scorched-earth response that the US has mainly avoided since 9/11.

That doesn’t keep Osama from indulging in his paranoid delusions about the Jooooooos, as the BBC reports.  Osama also goes after Barack Obama in an apparent attempt to validate his existence:

“You have only changed the faces in the White House,” he said, referring to Obama who took office this year. “Obama is a weakened man. He will not be able to stop the war.”

Really, it’s the same old crap repackaged for 2009.  It does have potential significance in another way, though.  In the past, Osama’s messages have set the stage for coordinated attacks.  Of late, AQ has been unable to conduct attacks after most of these speeches, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t capable now.  So while we rightly dismiss the message contents as the dull, repetitive droning of a paranoid delusional, the fact of the message should put us on heightened alert.


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Kanye!

Mr. Joe on September 14, 2009 at 10:57 AM

Oh wait, its Kanye East.

Mr. Joe on September 14, 2009 at 10:58 AM

So typical for a muslim to be jealous of the Jews.

Jerricho68 on September 14, 2009 at 11:01 AM

“You have only changed the faces in the White House,” he said, referring to Obama who took office this year. “Obama is a weakened man. He will not be able to stop the war.”

To Obama, it’s not a war. Hence, nothing to stop. He’ll just file criminal charges. Job done.

TXUS on September 14, 2009 at 11:01 AM

New ROE in theater. Usama goes to the mic. Coincidence?

Fletch54 on September 14, 2009 at 11:02 AM

“You have only changed the faces in the White House,” he said, referring to Obama who took office this year. “Obama is a weakened man. He will not be able to stop the war.”

Aw… Osama aint all hope and changey. Send the unicorns Obama!

shick on September 14, 2009 at 11:03 AM

“You have only changed the faces in the White House,” he said, referring to Obama who took office this year.

RAAAACISSST!!!!!

4shoes on September 14, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Let’s mix things up a bit. Since he released a message, let’s drop dozen unguided bombs on the North West Frontier Province. Then make this a tradition of ours. AQ releases a tape, we release a dozens bombs.

WashJeff on September 14, 2009 at 11:06 AM

you have very high regard for Israel. they’re not as smart as you think.

Phoenician on September 14, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Originally, their “dispute” started over our “occupation” of Saudi land, which Osama considered an offense to holy ground. The Saudis hosted us during the twelve years of attempting to contain Saddam Hussein,

Wait a second, You’re saying the Containment Policy contributed to our being attacked? Well gosh, that kinda blows a hole in the “unneccesary war” meme, don’t it?

trubble on September 14, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Q. How many Jihadis does it take to change a light bulb?

A. None, they prefer to sit in the dark and blame the Jews.

Mr. Joe on September 14, 2009 at 11:08 AM

“The time has come for you to liberate yourselves from fear and the ideological terrorism of neo-conservatives and the Israeli lobby,” Bin Laden’s latest tape said.

Hmmm, sounds like a liberal.

FontanaConservative on September 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Binny is just lucky that Mullah Omar didn’t barge into the room, grab the tape recorder mike and start shouting, “Yo, the Taliban is still the shiznatch of all the mofacky terrorist groups! Here ya go Osama, continue on.”

Bishop on September 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Um… they attack us not because of Israel, or our “occupation” of Saudi Arabia. Here are their marching orders:

Sura 48:29- Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves.

Sura 8:55- Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve.

Sura 9:123- O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.

Sura 9:30- And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah… Allah fights against them. How perverse are they!

Sura 8:12- I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

Sura 5:33- The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement

Akzed on September 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Sounds like he’s channeling his inner Ron Paul.

Rebar on September 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM

Let’s mix things up a bit. Since he released a message, let’s drop dozen unguided a nuclear bombs on the North West Frontier Province. Then make this a tradition of ours. AQ releases a tape, we release a dozens a nuclear bombs.

WashJeff on September 14, 2009 at 11:06 AM

FIFE (Fixed It For Effectiveness).

profitsbeard on September 14, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Is he reading democrat talking points again?

lorien1973 on September 14, 2009 at 11:10 AM

Bishop on September 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM

LOL Now I have this picture in my mind of Mullah Omar doing the jihad rap.

becki51758 on September 14, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Nothing like a good ole heightened alert.

The Calibur on September 14, 2009 at 11:12 AM

As Michael Savage clarified, “Neoconservative” is the PC label for “JEW”.

So bin Laden reminds Obama where Obama stands, impotently, powerless in Afghanistan to “end the war” and dares Obama to get on with it or face bin Laden’s “axes”.

Fred Thompson charged Obama to answer whether or not “WIN” is still part of our vocabulary, or if Obama is going to apologize his way out of Afghanistan.

Well, cry baby Obama whines that he inherited HIS war in Afghanistan. And I’m pointing out that Obama is hell bent on making sure to leave a bigger “inheritance” to the next POTUS than GWB left Obama. Whether domestic/global economy or political engagements that involve warfare for national defense, Obama is bent on dragging us all down into his self made blackhole. Misery loves company.

maverick muse on September 14, 2009 at 11:13 AM

“The reason for our dispute with you is your support for your ally Israel, occupying our land in Palestine.”

That’s a change for AQ and Osama. Originally, their “dispute” started over our “occupation” of Saudi land, which Osama considered an offense to holy ground.

I thought AQ was upset with us because we didn’t have universal health care.

rbj on September 14, 2009 at 11:13 AM

you have very high regard for Israel. they’re not as smart as you think.

Phoenician on September 14, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Sadly, you are correct. If they were smart, there would not now be a Palestinian problem.

OldEnglish on September 14, 2009 at 11:14 AM

It is more or less the democrapt party line right?

daesleeper on September 14, 2009 at 11:14 AM

We will be getting these videos from Osama for another 100 years, maybe longer. He is immortal.

Skandia Recluse on September 14, 2009 at 11:15 AM

I’m waiting for Osama to come out with a call for green jihad. That’s where all these losers end up, don’t they?

PattyJ on September 14, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Has anyone read him his Miranda rights yet?

mankai on September 14, 2009 at 11:15 AM

Osama and Obama’s “spiritual mentor” agree!

Joe Caps on September 14, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Um… they attack us not because of Israel, or our “occupation” of Saudi Arabia. Here are their marching orders:

I don’t know. After awhile I got the impression that Osama might not actually really care about any of that. Maybe I’m just that jaded but I guess I focused more on the fact he talks about re-establishing the Caliphate. (Let me guess, he’d be nice enough to run it as Caliph.) I was thinking really maybe his main goal is to be king of the Middle East and he says that stuff because it polls well in the Muslim world. (And gets them to support him where if he was honest and just came out said “I want to be king” they’d go tell him to shove off.)

Dave_d on September 14, 2009 at 11:17 AM

maverick muse on September 14, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Well, if Obama is so upset about inheriting all these problems..why did he want to run for POTUS? I am sick,sick, sick of hearing that…and hearing you’re a racist.

becki51758 on September 14, 2009 at 11:17 AM

This is not the Osama bin Laden I knew.

mankai on September 14, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Osama needs some hopeium.

txag92 on September 14, 2009 at 11:18 AM

It is more or less the democrapt party line right?

daesleeper on September 14, 2009 at 11:14 AM

lol i hope they post this of huffpost. The anti-semetism posts over there are always good for a laugh because 90% agree with it. It is always the best when the anti-semetism is being spewed from a terrorist and they all still agree.

Joe Caps on September 14, 2009 at 11:18 AM

Surely there is a predator drone with Osama’s name on it…God Willing.

This does seem pathetic, what does Israel have to do with the Pashtuns? That’s not their fight.

Dr Evil on September 14, 2009 at 11:18 AM

This son of a bitch has been dead as eleanor roosevelt for years

james hooker on September 14, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Osama has been reading that Alinsky book Obama sent him.

Fletch54 on September 14, 2009 at 11:21 AM

False flag op!

/Alex jones

blatantblue on September 14, 2009 at 11:21 AM

http://www.veteranoutrage.com

I am so sick to death about the muslims
intense fears of the jews.

apparently since their are over 1 billion muslims
and only 44 million jews
the muslims feel that the jews have some special secret
power..

NO you morons
Its called God aan he is protecting Israel…

so to all the muslims and especially
osama in laden who still is so deluded that he
honestly believes that islam will win..

sorry charlie.
Even if america is destroyed tomorrow
one thing you can not do is destroy Israel

For God himself is protecting her

http://www.veteranoutrage.com

veteranoutrage on September 14, 2009 at 11:23 AM

test

DrW on September 14, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Did he post that on his Facebook page?

Red Cloud on September 14, 2009 at 11:24 AM

woo hoo! i’m back. clearing internet files and cookies re-enabled my ability to comment.

ok, let’s keep the applause down.

DrW on September 14, 2009 at 11:24 AM

It’s his favorite chew toy, the Jews. But like the president’s race card, it’s all chewed up.

tarpon on September 14, 2009 at 11:24 AM

I’m know through the years lots of people have noticed Al-Qaeda cribbing talking points from the DNC, Kos, DU, and CiF at the Guardian, but it’s nice to remember their target audience. But for the first sentence where it says OBL said it, this could be at any number of lefty blogs or ‘mainstream’ newspapers.

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden warned the American people over their government’s close ties with Israel in an apparently new audio tape posted on an Islamist website Monday.

“The time has come for you to liberate yourselves from fear and the ideological terrorism of neo-conservatives and the Israeli lobby,” Bin Laden’s latest tape said.

“The reason for our dispute with you is your support for your ally Israel, occupying our land in Palestine.”

Al Qaeda understands us much better than our alleged experts understand Islam, sharia, or jihad. Of course many of them are lying for Gulf Arab grant money, but still…

Beagle on September 14, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Even in death, Osama bin Laden is an overfull turdbucket.

TMK on September 14, 2009 at 11:27 AM

As Michael Savage clarified, “Neoconservative” is the PC label for “JEW”.

IT sure is. The other one is “bankers” or “money men” (which is who Latoya Jackson accused of killing Michael). I’m thinking she really meant “Jews”.

mjk on September 14, 2009 at 11:27 AM

Er, I not “I’m”. More incomplete editing. Doh.

Remember this tape?

Beagle on September 14, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Now, when we catch someone who might know where Obama is, what do we say to them? “Tell us where Osama is, or we’ll take away your Keith Olbermann watching privileges!”

RBMN on September 14, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Translation of Sahih Muslim, Book 041, Number 6985:

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.

Killing Jews is a religious imperative of islam. Some “religion of peace”, eh?

Rebar on September 14, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Osama is right about one thing…. Obama is weak. As weak as they come.

ultracon on September 14, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Now, when we catch someone who might know where Obama is, what do we say to them? “Tell us where Osama is, or we’ll take away your Keith Olbermann watching privileges!”

RBMN on September 14, 2009 at 11:29 AM

I think it’s back to the days of the feared “strongly worded letter” that threatens another “strongly worded letter” if they don’t obey the first one.

Terrifying.

Spiritk9 on September 14, 2009 at 11:42 AM

woo hoo! i’m back. clearing internet files and cookies re-enabled my ability to comment.

ok, let’s keep the applause down.

DrW on September 14, 2009 at 11:24 AM

Dude. You must not have been around this weekend.

txag92 on September 14, 2009 at 11:45 AM

apparently since their are over 1 billion muslims
and only 44 million jews
the muslims feel that the jews have some special secret
power..

44 million? Maybe if Hitler and Stalin had never existed. There are less than 14 million Jews in the world, which makes our accomplishments even more impressive. Chew on that, Osama.

LeBron on September 14, 2009 at 11:45 AM

you have very high regard for Israel. they’re not as smart as you think.

Phoenician on September 14, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Are you writing from the country whose majority elected Obama?

Shy Guy on September 14, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Is Obama’s speech writer moonlighting?

It’s the same talking points bin Laden always puts up, the same whining, the same complaints, the same straw men.

Tell us something new or just STFU, and that goes for both of these jackasses.

NoDonkey on September 14, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Osama promises that expunging that state of Israel from the Earth will not add one cent to the deficit.

It can be done with savings from the waste from previous attempts.

profitsbeard on September 14, 2009 at 11:53 AM

44 million? Maybe if Hitler and Stalin had never existed. There are less than 14 million Jews in the world, which makes our accomplishments even more impressive. Chew on that, Osama.

Zombie Jews perhaps?

mjk on September 14, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Don’t worry. Hillary is on it. As we speak, she is hunting down “the tallest man in Afghanistan.”

onlineanalyst on September 14, 2009 at 12:11 PM

“Obama is a weakened man.”

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

bgoldman on September 14, 2009 at 12:49 PM

The reason for our dispute with you is your support for your ally Israel, occupying our land in Palestine.

To be absolutely clear on this, they aren’t just complaining about Israel “occupying” the portions of Palestine called “East Jerusalem” or “the West Bank”, but the portion of Palestine called “Israel”.

In fact, I wonder if OBL actually said “Israel” or the old stand-by “The Zionist Entity”. Like Lord Voldemort, it must not actually be named, you see.

The Monster on September 14, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Well, he is actually pretty smart doing this, if you go to youtube and check all the videos that blame Israel and the Joooos for all the troubles in the world, you’d see that they are viral and ranked high.

Islamic fundamentalists know the trick, they have managed to convince the majority of the world that Israel is the problem and not their own dark-ages mentality. The fact is, most European believe that Israel is a threat to their existence, not the Islamofascists that slowly take control over their day-to-day lives. There’s almost a consensus over the notion that eliminating Israel would solve the problem of radical Islam. I still support the idea of moving Israel to an empty space in America and give it the owner of being the 51st state (or by Obama’s standards 58th). Not for humanitarian reasons of course, just to prove a point, because I’m getting tired of being blamed for everything.

Michelle Dubois on September 14, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Not the type of attack you’re looking for…but still

A terror group said to be affiliated with al-Qaida claimed Monday morning that it had launched Friday’s attack on northern Israel in which two Katyusha rockets landed near Nahariya.

Ejasz on September 14, 2009 at 2:04 PM

Q. How many Jihadis does it take to change a light bulb?

A. None, they prefer to sit in the dark and blame the Jews.

Mr. Joe on September 14, 2009 at 11:08 AM

I don’t care who you are. That there’s funnnnneeee!

Blacksmith8 on September 14, 2009 at 2:17 PM

Not the neocons again. The man sounds like a Paulbot or Michael Moore, same difference.

BTW, I still think Osama is probably dead, missive or no missive.

Terrye on September 14, 2009 at 3:22 PM

AQ releases a tape, we release a dozens bombs.

WashJeff on September 14, 2009 at 11:06 AM

To be fair, we could send a warning first.
Say, about 0:30 seconds before the first detonation.

massrighty on September 14, 2009 at 3:55 PM

Not the neocons again. The man sounds like a Paulbot or Michael Moore, same difference.

BTW, I still think Osama is probably dead, missive or no missive.

Terrye on September 14, 2009 at 3:22 PM

The only people still discussing neocons are AQ members and our mis-guided trolls.

massrighty on September 14, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Q. Know who else rants about Jews?
A. Reverend Wright.

massrighty on September 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Osama promises that expunging that state of Israel from the Earth will not add one cent to the deficit.

It can be done with savings from the waste from previous attempts.

profitsbeard on September 14, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Brutally Funny!

massrighty on September 14, 2009 at 4:01 PM

apparently since their are over 1 billion muslims
and only 44 million jews
the muslims feel that the jews have some special secret
power..

44 million? Maybe if Hitler and Stalin had never existed. There are less than 14 million Jews in the world, which makes our accomplishments even more impressive. Chew on that, Osama.

While it is notoriously hard to gauge the total number of Jews in the world because of the difficulty in defining what that means (culturally, religiously, ethnically…) 14 million is on the high end of the estimates I have seen. It is probobly closer to 13 million; which in turn, ‘makes there accomplishments even more impressive’.

BermanPost on September 14, 2009 at 4:28 PM

“The time has come for you to liberate yourselves from fear and the ideological terrorism of neo-conservatives and the Israeli lobby,” Bin Laden’s latest tape said.

Nice to see he and the left having something else in common besides their hatred of America. Put any of the liberals I’ve known name behind his quote and I would be able to tell the difference. I wonder if he’s been hanging out with The World Can’t Wait or Rev. Wright.

jawkneemusic on September 14, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Osama bin Laden warned the American people over their government’s close ties with Israel

Close ties?!? Hiding in that cave has screwed his mind up worse than it already was; and that is saying something. See http://www.bermanpost.com/2009/09/obama-administration-attacks-israel.html and then the ‘link storm’ in the first paragraph at http://www.bermanpost.com/2009/08/only-four-percent-of-israeli-jews-think.html unfortunately we do not have “close ties with Israel” compared to even a year ago.

BermanPost on September 14, 2009 at 4:42 PM

Are you telling me that Binladen HAS NOT fallen in love with Barry?

GarandFan on September 14, 2009 at 5:52 PM