Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Analysis of the Bin Laden video

The increasingly bloated, narcissistic, and intellectually anemic, Western popular news-media tends to treat all news, including important political matters in the same vein as Access Hollywood.

This article from the Jamestown foundation on the two most recent Bin Laden tapes is subdued, reflective, and insightful.

Please read it.

09/11/2007 - By Michael Scheuer (from Terrorism Focus, September 11) - The September 7 release of a new video statement by Osama bin Laden puts to rest, at least for now, widespread speculation that he is dead, retired, or has been pushed aside by his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri [1]. With a newly trimmed and dyed beard, comfortable robes rather than a camouflage jacket, and a clear and patient speaking style, bin Laden achieved a major purpose of his speech before he said a word: he clearly showed Muslims and Americans that he was still alive, that he was healthy and not at death's door, that he spoke from secure surroundings unthreatened by the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, and that he, al-Qaeda and their allies were ready to continue the war.

read the entire article here

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