As if they have never threatened to do this before. “‘Osama Bin Laden threatens retaliation over 9/11 trial,'” from the BBC, March 25 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A message said to be from Osama Bin Laden threatens to kill Americans if the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks is executed by the US.
Al-Jazeera news channel broadcast an audiotape reportedly from the al-Qaeda leader talking about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other suspects. […]
The taped message said: “The White House has declared its wish to execute (Mr Mohammed and the other suspects). The day the United States takes such a decision, it would be also taking the decision that any of you falling into our hands will be executed.”…
“Mr Mohammed.” Reminds me of Neville Chamberlain talking about “Herr Hitler.”
The White House has been criticised for planning to put the five suspects on trial in New York. Critics say the trial near the Ground Zero will be expensive and disruptive.
White House officials have yet to decide if the trial will take place in a federal courtroom, or in a military commission.
Prosecutors are expected to seek the death penalty, while White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said in January that Mr Mohammed was going to “meet his maker” if found guilty.
The Pentagon says Mr Mohammed has admitted to being responsible “from A to Z” for the attacks in New York and Washington….
Proof that “Osama” is out of touch with reality:
In the tape broadcast on Thursday, the speaker said to be Bin Laden also accused US President Barack Obama of “following the footsteps of his predecessor”.
“The politicians in the White House were practising injustice against us and still they are – especially by supporting Israel in its continuous occupation of Palestine,” he said.
Yeah, Obama is supporting Israel with a reliability and fervor to rival Pakistan’s attachment to its alliance with the United States.
“They used to think that America across the oceans is protected from the rage of the oppressed until our reaction was loudly heard at your home on the 9/11 with God’s help.”…
How odd that he would think that God would help him commit mass murder. Surely some of the Stateside adherents of the Religion of Peaceâ„¢ are ready to refute that notion. Honest Ibe? Brave Ahmed? Anyone? Anyone?