Osama bin Laden: New Jihad Over Israeli Offensive in Gaza
Times Online: Osama bin Laden has called for a new jihad over the Israeli offensive in Gaza, through an audio recording posted on Islamist websites in which he questioned America’s stomach for the fight.
The authenticity of the recording could not be verified immediately, but it appeared to be a typically provocative message from the al-Qaeda leader, taunting the United States as it prepares to hand the presidential baton from George W Bush to Barack Obama.
“God has bestowed us with the patience to continue the path of jihad for another seven years, and seven and seven years,” bin Laden said on the tape dated in the current Islamic month. “The question is, can America continue its war with us for several more decades to come? Reports and evidence would suggest otherwise.”
Osama bin Laden sense of time could not be more convenient, especially for Israel.
For the first time in decades it seems that world opinion is not falling for Israel’s tired old excuse for genocide and may well start taking steps to reign in Israel agression.
When all of a sudden who should appear? Why it’s our biggest allies arch nemesis Osama bin Laden. How bloody convenient is that?