New bin Laden tape takes credit for failed EunuchBomber attack

posted at 11:31 am on January 24, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

I suppose we should be grateful that al-Qaeda’s leadership should be so anxious to get credit for a failed attack.  The latest Osama bin Laden tape seems to signal a little bit of desperation, if authentic:

Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the December 25 failed bombing of a U.S.-bound plane and promised more attacks on the United States, in an audio tape Al Jazeera said on Sunday was of the Al Qaeda leader.

Bin Laden, speaking days ahead of major international meetings on how to deal with militancy in Afghanistan and Yemen, said the attempt to blow up the plane as it neared Detroit was a continuation of al Qaeda policy since September 11, 2001.

“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 in a message addressed “from Osama to (U.S. President Barack) Obama.”

“If it was possible to carry our messages to you by words, we wouldn’t have carried them to you by planes,” bin Laden said.

Once again, it’s the fault of the Jooooooooos:

On Sunday’s tape, bin Laden cited Washington’s support for Israel as a motivator for more attacks on the United States, and vowed to keep on as long as Palestinians cannot live in peace.

“Our attacks against you will continue as long as U.S. support for Israel continues,” he said. “It is not fair that Americans should live in peace as long as our brothers in Gaza live in the worst conditions.”

Well, pal, maybe you should take that up with Hamas.  After all, Israel pulled out of Gaza, only to watch the Palestinian allies of bin Laden impose a brutal dictatorship of terrorism and use Gaza as a launching pad for missiles into Israel.  If they spent their money on improving their own lives rather than trying to snuff out the lives of Israelis, we’d all be better off.  If they did that, you wouldn’t have to have young Muslims setting their nutsacks on fire over the Atlantic.

Note well that bin Laden didn’t make the supposed “occupation” of Iraq or Afghanistan his biggest issue, although some Americans seem to believe that our withdrawal from those places would placate AQ leadership.  In the end, it’s not even primarily about Israel.  Bin Laden wants to create a new caliphate in southwest Asia that will overthrow Saudi Arabia and other Muslim states along with Israel, with bin Laden as the Caliph who controls the region’s oil resources — and from there put all nations in his thrall.


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Now guys, let’s not jump to any conclusions…

Vera on January 24, 2010 at 11:35 AM

If anyone knows where a transcript (English) is, please post it.

Thanks in advance.

astuddis on January 24, 2010 at 11:35 AM

Obama’s the new Weak Horse.

OhioCoastie on January 24, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Bin Laden tape takes credit for failed EunuchBomber attack

No binny. barry already took credit for failed EunuchBomber attack.

The system worked.

Geochelone on January 24, 2010 at 11:36 AM

It was an isolated incident. The system worked. Nothing to see here, move along.

Knucklehead on January 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM

“Our attacks against you will continue as long as U.S. support for Israel continues,” he said.

If you do not cease and desist from this support of the jooooooos we will be forced to send more idiots to attack you that accidentally set their own asses on fire.

Allah willing…….

conservnut on January 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM

From Osama to Obama

Ahh.

Disturb the Universe on January 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM

I thought his big issue was US troops in Saudi Arabia.

Kinda makes me think that they will keep attacking no matter what anybody does to try to appease them.

forest on January 24, 2010 at 11:38 AM

If Islam were really a religion of “peace” we could have hunted down OBL and killed him withing months of 9/11.

All it would have taken is worldwide condemnation and disgust of terror attacks that kill civilians and a concentrated cooperation by all of the muslim countries in the region. We didn’t get that.

Mord on January 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM

That’s a brave little terrorist.Hide somewhere never showing yourself and proclaim all the evil things you are going to do to us infidels. Bin Laden, if you are still alive, crawl out of your cave and fight like a man. You know, strapping bombs on some poor schmuck and go in and blow up a bunch of women and children.

sandee on January 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Great. Now we’ll be treated to a line in Obama’s SOTU speech about Bush not getting Osama in 8 years of trying, and now he’s still trying to kill Americans. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault. It’s Bush’s fault.

Rational Thought on January 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM

If bin Laden were an American businessman or taxpayer, THEN he’d have something to fear from the current administration by gum…

catmman on January 24, 2010 at 11:42 AM

I am sure OBL got a good laugh at the fact we mirandized the bomber. The B+ precedent and his policies bringing smiles to terrorists everywhere.

Howcome on January 24, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Rational Thought on January 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Exactly. I question the timing….lol.

Mord on January 24, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Great. Now we’ll be treated to a line in Obama’s SOTU speech about Bush not getting Osama in 8 years of trying, and now he’s still trying to kill Americans.
Rational Thought on January 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Wow, that is terrorism! Hey Osama, we stopped waterboarding, why must you continue to torture us?

conservnut on January 24, 2010 at 11:42 AM

If it was possible to carry our messages to you by words, we wouldn’t have carried them to you by planes. – Osama

Couldn’t you just pick up the phone and give us a jingle? – Olby

Disturb the Universe on January 24, 2010 at 11:43 AM

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

AnthonyK on January 24, 2010 at 11:44 AM

OBL sounds like a tenured professor.

RobCon on January 24, 2010 at 11:48 AM

If you do not cease and desist from this support of the jooooooos we will be forced to send more idiots to attack you that accidentally set their own asses on fire.

conservnut on January 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM

The Zionists respond with a video of our own!

Shy Guy on January 24, 2010 at 11:48 AM

“If it was possible to carry our messages to you by words, we wouldn’t have carried them to you by planes,” bin Laden said.

He’s bin working too hard , communicated to little..

the_nile on January 24, 2010 at 11:49 AM

you wouldn’t have to have young Muslims setting their nutsacks on fire over the Atlantic.

Actually, Ed, he tried that where the approach is over Dearborn, into Detroit Metro. If done at the right time he could have killed 278 passengers, and maybe several thousand Muslims on the ground. The backlash on that would have been interesting.

Yoop on January 24, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Related parody: Obama Administration Disappointed by Latest Message from al-Qaeda (Click Image to Enlarge) http://optoons.blogspot.com/2010/01/obama-administration-disappointed-by.html

Mervis Winter on January 24, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Maybe Barry should give another Cairo speech.

GarandFan on January 24, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Bin Laden wants to create a new caliphate in southwest Asia that will overthrow Saudi Arabia and other Muslim states along with Israel, with bin Laden as the Caliph who controls the region’s oil resources — and from there put all nations in his thrall.

All this time I thought he just wanted to close Gitmo. Oh yeah, thats Obama not Osama.

fourdeucer on January 24, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Given Obama’s night terrors about challenging any of his core special interest groups or foreign leaders who were opposed to George W. Bush, it’s 50-50 that bin Laden’s latest audio has him asking his advisers to poll to find out what the public reaction would be to giving up everything south of Andalusia to the caliphate.

jon1979 on January 24, 2010 at 11:52 AM

astuddis on January 24, 2010 at 11:35 AM

All things considered, this is your best source.

They do fine work.

CPT. Charles on January 24, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Will Obama respond with:

Everybody can ride a camel

?

Disturb the Universe on January 24, 2010 at 11:56 AM

We can all sleep safe, knowing Holder will do his best to ensure that Al Queda members get their constitutional rights.

Vashta.Nerada on January 24, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Israel was never the original focus of AQ, which was to expel all foreigners from Islamic lands and establish his caliphate. The other main goal was to destroy western culture itself.

His recent focus on Israel is designed solely to increase support within the Israel and Jew Israel hating international left, especially at the UN.

RadClown on January 24, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Strong words………from a dead man.

Techie on January 24, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Will Mr. Obama show as much visceral anger to this tape as he recently displayed toward ordinary Americans whose only crime is that they work in the banking business?

jeff_from_mpls on January 24, 2010 at 12:03 PM

HEY General Douchbag STFD and STFU!!!!!

sonnyspats1 on January 24, 2010 at 12:05 PM

The real enemy is the American banker. You know, the Jews.

This man is dangerous, and his behavior is increasingly erratic.

jeff_from_mpls on January 24, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Once again, it’s the fault of the Jooooooooos:

Gee, I always knew bin Laden hated neocons. Does that mean he was a registered Democrat?

Del Dolemonte on January 24, 2010 at 12:06 PM

What he didn’t say anything about Gitmo?

d1carter on January 24, 2010 at 12:07 PM

I find it interesting that Bin Laden talks about the suffering of the Palestinians, and until there is peace in Gaza Al Qaeda will continue to attack the U.S.

No mention of the war in Afghanistan, no mention of the drone attacks of the Pakistan. I wonder if he would have left that out of his diatribe if Bush were still president?

fogw on January 24, 2010 at 12:07 PM

good thing the HVIC was already to go and interrogate the young crotch bomber upon arrival in the US…./

Fore!

ted c on January 24, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Will Mr. Obama show as much visceral anger to this tape as he recently displayed toward ordinary Americans whose only crime is that they work in the banking business?

jeff_from_mpls on January 24, 2010 at 12:03 PM

….. and drive pickup trucks.

fogw on January 24, 2010 at 12:09 PM

d1carter on January 24, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Because Obama closed it last year, remember?

notropis on January 24, 2010 at 12:12 PM

I miss the days when we had a President who showed visceral anger to our enemies.

Will Barack Obama even acknowledge this tape?

No, he’ll have his blow-up-doll Gibbs will dismiss it. But mind you, Gibbs will furrow his brow, and say with affected intensity “the President is soooooo mad at terrorism, seriously, he totally is.”

National Security is not even on this man’s radar. You can take that to the bank, my friends.

jeff_from_mpls on January 24, 2010 at 12:12 PM

I don’t believe you, Bin Laden. You come out a week or so later to take credit. Please give us more details in order to let us know how you planned this.

rbj on January 24, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Can’t wait until we capture this vermin of vermin. We’ll, by God, read him his rights and give him a real trial in Manhattan. That’ll show him.
/s

TXUS on January 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM

At least Bin Laden knows that Obama and Holder are protecting his terrorist so he doesn’t give up any info on future attacks. The terrorists can sleep without a worry.

Wills on January 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Rational Thought on January 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Wow! You should go to work as a speechwriter for the WH! Betcha nailed what the SOTU will be about/

Chewy the Lab on January 24, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I miss the days when we had a President who showed visceral anger to our enemies.

jeff_from_mpls on January 24, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Instead we have a president who shows visceral anger at Americans who are successful.

rbj on January 24, 2010 at 12:17 PM

I don’t believe you, Bin Laden. You come out a week month or so later to take credit. Please give us more details in order to let us know how you planned this.

rbj on January 24, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Chewy the Lab on January 24, 2010 at 12:17 PM

It would seem that Hamas isn’t thrilled about OBL poaching their turf.

Osama Hamdan, a spokesman for the Hamas movement, told Al Jazeera that the Palestinians were focused on ending the Israeli occupation.

“All Arabs and Muslims support our cause. [But] the Palestinian position is clear, the resistance is against the occupation, the Israeli army who is occupying and killing our people,” he said.

“Everyone knows that the policies of the US have created huge problems in the region. At this moment, we know who our enemy is – the Israeli occupation.”

RadClown on January 24, 2010 at 12:24 PM

bin Laden also took credit for the Cowboys’ loss to the Vikings.

“The infidel Romo is overrated. We showed what happens when he is not given time in the pocket. The great Satan’s team was defeated! No one beats the Vikings when Favre is hot. Death to the Saints.”

justltl on January 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM

justltl on January 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Still laughing….

TXUS on January 24, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Kus Emek Osama, ya mjnun, kul kalb bigi yumo!

Michelle Dubois on January 24, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Nobody was hurt, but there wasn’t anything “failed” about it.

Ortzinator on January 24, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Interesting that he’s so gung ho that he would have anyone, including his own sons, light their “nutscacks on fire”…excluding himself. The guy is certifiably insane.

scalleywag on January 24, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Yeah, and ObL predicted Scott Brown would be Senator of Massachusetts.

yoda on January 24, 2010 at 1:09 PM

This is a new low for AQ having to take credit for a failed attack.Blaming Israel is another sad attempt to influence American policy, that might work with some on the left. The problem is most Americans aren’t on the left and most remember the celebrations in “Palestine” on 9/11.

Hera on January 24, 2010 at 1:11 PM

bin Laden also took credit for the Cowboys’ loss to the Vikings.

“The infidel Romo is overrated. We showed what happens when he is not given time in the pocket. The great Satan’s team was defeated! No one beats the Vikings when Favre is hot. Death to the Saints.”

justltl on January 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM

THAT 8ASTARD!!!!!!

OK, he’s got my blood up now! Lock and Load Boys!

conservnut on January 24, 2010 at 1:14 PM

His recent focus on Israel is designed solely to increase support within the Israel and Jew Israel hating international left, especially at the UN.
RadClown on January 24, 2010 at 11:57 AM

If OSL is alive and did record the tape – and we only have Al Jezeera’s say so that he did – he is an adept opportunist. He spins his message against whatever perceived injustice he believes will garner him the greatest attention at the moment.

ya2daup on January 24, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Who to believe?
Osama says the Detroit bomber was a terrorist military combatant at war with the US.

Obama says the Detroit bomber was a common criminal and gives him a free lawyer who tells him not to talk any more, plus the bomber gets all the other legal rights of a US citizen.

albill on January 24, 2010 at 1:29 PM

How many times have we got to kill this bastard before he stops sending tapes! You´re DEAD! Act like it!

GET SOME!!

james hooker on January 24, 2010 at 1:47 PM

My take is Osama has been dead for years, much like many democrat voters.

ru2sel on January 24, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Has anyone showed this to Janet Napolitano are is she still harrassing those bitter gun clinging types.

Dire Straits on January 24, 2010 at 1:52 PM

So OBL is taking credit for the Castrati Bomber? Muslim terrorists are taking circumcision to the next level.

Mojave Mark on January 24, 2010 at 2:11 PM

little bit of desperation, if authentic:

‘Taint authentic.

He’s dead, Ed.

Bone fragments are turning to dust and the maggots are long gone from feeding on him.

LegendHasIt on January 24, 2010 at 2:36 PM

albill on January 24, 2010

Perhaps this is a new “strategy” of the Obama admin.

Ignoring attacks from AQ to frustrate OBL, hoping he comes out in the open.

Kinda dumb, but it makes more sense than anything else this Admin has done.

DSchoen on January 24, 2010 at 2:42 PM

He is dead and will remain dead until I see a video of him discussing current events — with his lips moving this time.

tommylotto on January 24, 2010 at 2:46 PM

‘Join Al Queda~get your weenie blown off!’

Excellent new campaign drive!

HornetSting on January 24, 2010 at 2:53 PM

The Palestinians are sitting on miles of Mediterranean coastline. If they invested just a fraction of the billions the West gives them every year, they’d have a thriving tourist economy going.

Kafir on January 24, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Great. Now we’ll be treated to a line in Obama’s SOTU speech about Bush not getting Osama in 8 years of trying, and now he’s still trying to kill Americans.

Rational Thought on January 24,

I hope he does say that!

Especially the whole 8 years thing!

Why?

Cuz of all the attacks against us, including the 1993 WTC bombing.

It will put the lie to the claim Clinton’s “law enforcement” model that Obama wants to use, “works”.

How can it work if we NEVER went after OBL during the 8 years of Clinton!

Either we have been after him for 16 years or 8 years, it can’t be both at the same time.

When the Dem’s claim Bush didn’t get him in the 8 years (although OBL may have been killed at Bora Bora), they are admitting 9/11 happened because Clinton never went after him! EVER!

So yes please have Obama give a speech about Bush not getting Osama in 8 years of trying!

DSchoen on January 24, 2010 at 3:04 PM

The Zionists respond with a video of our own!
Shy Guy on January 24, 2010 at 11:48 AM

ROFLMAO!

Couldn’t be any worse than the real thing!

DSchoen on January 24, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Kinda makes me think that they will keep attacking no matter what anybody does to try to appease them.

forest on January 24, 2010 at 11:38 AM

Exactly!!!

capejasmine on January 24, 2010 at 3:52 PM

although some Americans seem to believe that our withdrawal from those places would placate AQ leadership.

Like who?

Nonfactor on January 24, 2010 at 4:08 PM

If they did that, you wouldn’t have to have young Muslims setting their nutsacks on fire over the Atlantic.

Ed, shame on you for your bad language! Besides, it wasn’t over the Atlantic, it was on approach to Detroit.

I believe the better phrase is “scorching their spermaries” — for, I believe, there was no mention of flaming balls of fire but much mention of burning and scorching.

Here’s the Muslim Truther take on things.

unclesmrgol on January 24, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Muslim technological superiority here demonstrated by their ability to bypass the firewall of hell so that even the smouldering ruins of a maggot-devoured former human can send an inane ‘wish you were here’ message.

YiZhangZhe on January 24, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Looks like it’s time for another World Apology Tour. And a shout out to the moderate TALEEBAUN.
SOLID B+ Baby!!

shov74 on January 24, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Dear bid Laden,

I want you dead.

I want you more than dead.

And when you die there won`t be any allah waiting for you but you will find God.

And he will not be merciful.

And you will suffer a long long long time.

I hate evil.

Sherman1864 on January 24, 2010 at 10:30 PM

OBL sounds like a tenured professor.

RobCon on January 24, 2010 at 11:48 AM

At Columbia.

citrus on January 25, 2010 at 1:50 AM

It just goes to show you–it’s always something (h/t Emily Latella). Thanks for pointing out that it’s not really about Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan or anything else in particular–it’s about OBL wanting power as the head of a new caliphate. Unfortunately, he’s one of several millions who are similarly deranged, so merely “arresting” him or even waiting until he dies of old age aren’t gonna get the job done.

Ay Uaxe on January 25, 2010 at 12:13 PM