Osama bin Laden has purportedly issued a new tape saying U.S. policy in Pakistan has generated “new seeds of hatred.”
What are your thoughts on this? And how important is it to find bin Laden? Is he even relevant anymore? Leave your comments below.
I think we as Americans we tend to keep dweeling on the same thing All the time,hence giving Americans a false sense of security .
Looks to me like someone is a bit nervous that Obama is gaining ground in the "hearts and minds" territory. It really seems like Al Quaeda puts these out to distract. It may work partially, but will it work as well as when the pres was Bush who was still going all "evil axis" on everyone in the world?
I don't think Bin Laden should be our first priority. If anything it would be nice to find him just to have another success where the last administration failed. One quick strike against this guy back in 2001 would have been the right thing to do.
I think our Govt knows where he is but the question is why don't they go get him we have the Worlds best Technology so you know that our Govt knows where he is so what they should do is use that Technology Pin point his location and go get him
Well the US clearly is biased and acts on behalf of countries that they do business with like India or China. We sell out America to China and give away all of our middle class jobs to India and if Pakistan and India hate each other than of course it looks like the US is an agent for India. India tried to instigate the US in a war with Pakistan after Sept 11 WTC attacks and now we are dropping bombs on Pakistan via un-manned drones so Bin Laden may have a point. American foreign policy is biased and careless. I do not think that we are winning or will ever win a War in the Middle East through killing innocent people.
Seeds of Hatred? Nah, ah, it's al-Qaida who is spreading the seads of hatred. Al-Qaida is spewing false witness towards our president saying we sowed hatred while fighting in the Swat Valley to save it from Sharia Islamic Law at the hands of the Taliban. Al-Qaida will be destroyed because they have nothing to do but fight and make us submit! Obama has every right to reach out to everyone in the world that was tarnished by the Bush Regime. Period!
Tony I cringe when I hear you say "The MID East". It is the MIDDLE EAST. Do not abreviate "MIDDLE" – little things like this can make a difference – it's just respect
I so believe that all those concerned in finding Bin Laden and bringing him to a legal valid moment of justice should step up. I would even at 60 years young, and yet I don't have any juice with the powers that be in a certain amount of clearance. Thus in my stead I would like to nomimate Mitt Romney to take my place and get moving in this effort. His first assignment would be to go to the Pakistan/Afghanistan area and get an act together. Should he request my presence I'm good-to-go.
Ben Ladin is DEAD! He's been DEAD for a long time! Why doesn't the news media DEMAMD irrefutable evidence that he is alive, such as a photo of him next to a reputable individual with a timely issue of a major newspaper???? Why the news media and other presist in their belief that he is still alive defies explanation. Therefore, why doesn't CNN make the demand suggested above. Even the Premier of Pakistan thinks he is dead. Is keeping Ben Liden alive in the minds of viewers and others meet some sort of "boogie-Man" need??? Jim Thornton
Do you have access to Google at CNN? Why not do a little research and find out who all the people are who say bin Laden has been dead since 2002. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation's counter-terrorism chief, Dale Watson, says he thinks Osama bin Laden is "probably" dead as do Pakistan's president, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Israeli sources said Israel and the United States assess that Bin Laden probably died in the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan in December 2001. They said the emergence of new messages by Bin Laden are probably fabrications..
Why continue to perpetuate the myth that he is alive or that he is responsible for 9/11? He was very ill getting kidney dialysis before 9/11, our CIA met with him at that hospital in Dubai, there have been very obvious fake videos released purporting to be bin Laden ... who is gaining from keeping people thinking he is alive?
I am an American-Pakistani, and I believe that most Pakistanis consider Bin Laden as irrelevant. As far as US policies in Pakistan are concerned, the country is split down the middle, where liberals favor the US policies and conservatives criticize it.
I believe capturing Bin Laden will bring a symbolic victory and clear a lot of confusion in many people's minds and shut some of the conspiracy theorists down.
But if he is hiding in Pakistan, capturing him is not important enough that US should breach Pakistan's sovereignty. I believe Pakistan is capable of finding local solutions of all problems, just as they did with Swat. Bin Laden should also be captured by local efforts not American intervention.
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Mitt Romney to totally wrong about Obama and his efforts regarding the Middle East and the rest of the world. As an American citizen my view is that we are dictators and the rest of the world is getting tired of it. We need to be more critical of ourselves.
I think that the Pakistani military is closing in on him and his cronies. He may try and sneak back into Afghanistan and hide in some cave. Yes I think that we will kill him soon and put that devil in chains for 1000 years!
Who cares what this idiot thinks? I've got an idea.....stop respecting a terrorist by playing his comments!
If Bin Laden is alive, then why don't they film him speaking in a video to prove it. They don't film him because he must be dead, he's been neutered.
I think Bin Laden's tape is a sign of his fear about the changes in American policy.
Of course we need to get Bin Laden. That should have been done a long time ago.
I am Egyptian attending college here and I really HATE what these terrorists are saying in their videos ! I assure you my country is VERY safe and I really wish the U.S. catch these terrorists cause they harm us Egyptians and muslims more than anyone else. Egypt is a good example for a peace loving, safe, muslim country. We support Obama and we welcome him in the GREAT city of Cairo
With this tape, the US knows that Bin Laden is still an active member in the Al-Qaeda community. The Obama Administration should turn their efforts to finding him, since the Bush Administration surprisingly couldn't.
Osama Bin Laden should shout up and AL- jezeera should stop playing tapes from terrorist period if they want to be a viable news oulet.
It's irrelevant what Al Qaeda says, what is relevant is what Obama administration does.If he moves away from destructive path of Fanatic, WAR CRMINIAL BUSH/CHENEY then, it would be enough to win the hearts and Minds of Muslim world. If he doesn't, nothing changes.
So far all he did was escalate the war to Pakistan in addition to the war already ongoing in Iraq & Afghanistan..Americans giving $10 billion/year and giving their lives to protect Israel. Isn't that enough ?Fanatics now want US to go to war with Iran,Syria,Lebanon... all to protect Isreal !
Al Qaeda never said they hate democracy, way of living etc. All they said, they oppose America's blind support of genocide & enslavement of millions Palestinians by Israel. Not only that, US refuses to even condemn gross violation of human rights in other places as well
1.Dagestan-Chechnya-Ingushetia in Caucasus & Bashkokostan-Tatarstan in Volga under Russian brutal occupation
2.Eastern Turkistan(Xin-jiang) under communist Chinese occupation
3.Kashmir under Indian occupation
4.Mindanao(South Phillipines) under Filipino occupation
Again ball is in Obama's court. If he has the courage and will to stand up to the bullying & threats by Zionist Israel lobby and its supporters fanatic christians, world will indeed change. If he remains a showboy and a rubberstamp president, well prepare for more war to follow !
Iam an american citzen orig from jordan,and i think we need to get osama for the safety of all the kids in the world,iam a muslim and what osama is doing has nothing to do with islam.
If this guy is sending tapes to Al Jazeera why can't we catch him? I personally don't think he is alive or ever existed. Show me an Al Qaeda card. Al Qaeda literally translates to the word " Base " in Arabic. I have asked lots of Iraqi's, Saudi's and Kuwaiti's if the Al Qaeda organization even existed and they all laughed at me just like they are laughing at us now. This will be the biggest blunder this century in U.S. history. Republican or Democratic. Matthew Leaf, Moorhead MN
Come on. Do you really think that this audio tape is Osama Bin Laden? Osama is now the new boogie man used to curve american policies. I say Boogie man because he is used to spread fear but no one can ever see him. And for so called terrorist to be on the run in caves they sure do have alot of audio and video equipment. They last video we saw of him didnt even really look like him. I think somebody is playing with our emotions. you can easily control a population when they live in fear. And that control can be from outside or inside forces.
I'm not interested in what Bin Laden has to say on our President's policies, or their motives. Nothing that the west does will ever satisfy the desires of this radical religions' wishes to see a "muslim world" under muslim law. Sorry Osama we don't care what you have to say.
I have not read much about the Bin Laden comments, but the little I have heard I feel strongly about. I feel that waging war in the area will increase tensions. Peaceful negotiations is the only way to go. War will only lead to more war. We need to use peaceful tactics especially in the mideast.
At this point us as americans need to focus on the more important issues we are facing! This Osama fear tactic is only fueling the fire and further bridging the gap between us and the muslim world!
Bin Laden still appears to carry plenty of clout in the Muslim world. As long as that is true he must be considered an important enemy. Killing or capturing him would be a major victory if only a symbolic one. Currently he seems to be invincible to young, radical Muslims. With all our military might, we've been unable to bring him down; therefore, young people are more easily influenced by the clerics who rant against the western world likely using our inability to capture Bin Laden as a sigh of our weakness. Of course we should continue to marginalize him and his kind by showing both strength and goodwill toward the Muslin world, but getting rid of him would be a great victory for the good guys. I believe President Obama is trying hard and will have success with his approach.
I feel this is a smart Administration it's really about finding Bin Laden where abouts but what's most important is the strategy on the ones who follow his word and carry out attacks on americans and also finding better ways to keep our troops more safer.Hey isn't it amazing we have troops who are democrat and republicans fighting in Iraq & Afgan war together isnt it time Congress does the same.
About the new bin Laden tape. Isn't it amazing what the alphabet agencies can do with voice morphing technology? But what I really want to know: Is Osama still dying his beard? Or is he just plain dead?
I think the heat is on and Osama is feeling its full intensity, hence the newly released tape. Obama is heading in the right direction with the middle east trip (and the much-anticipated speech tomorrow) . He needs to leverage on this momentum to win the full support of the Muslims to finally get rid of Al-Qaeda, Iran's nuclear quest and the israeli-palestinian issue .
would i be an anti-american if i were to say that he's still alive for a reason? america is full of greed, money, and pride. everything that religion is against. muslims know this... and so does the god of this country.
Barack Obama makes players like bin Laden and Hugo Chavez are very uncomfortable because he of his eloquence and unflappability. They simply can't get the rise out of Barack and his administration that they could always count on from the reactionary Bush/Cheney administration. Plus, Barack calmly carries out what he says he will do and that really frightens them. John Cochran-Phoenix, AZ
Osama Bin Laden is dead. Proof? None other than Benazir Bhutto has said so in a David Frost interview (look it up on Youtube), just months before she was assassinated. Why no news organization has followed up on this is a complete mystery.
I fail to understand why the media is so obsessed with Bin Laden. What if he released a tape and no one bothered to pick up the story? Seems to me he would go away because he no longer would have a voice. It would make him insignificant and that is exactly what he is.
Why do we continuously give this guy coverage on our news in the US. If we didn't play his videos or tapes, he wouldn't have a stage to preach his views. That is one of the only reasons he makes them, because he thinks we await his every comment. Stay in your cave......
[EDITED] Barack Obama makes players like bin Laden and Hugo Chavez very uncomfortable because of his eloquence and unflappability. They simply can't get the rise out of Barack and his administration that they could always count on from the reactionary Bush/Cheney administration. Plus, Barack calmly carries out what he says he will do and that really frightens them.
He does seem to have tremendous influence over Islam religious fantatics. They're even ready to die for the cause.
Who knows if he's dead. Our stupid intelligence agencies couldn't find a dog in a kennel.
Seems to me Bin Ladin and company are getting nervous about Obamma. Notice all the threats coming from the extremists Since Obama arrived? I think Obama's got a two fold purpose with this trip. 1. Warm up to the Muslim World so peace talks between Israel and the Arabs can begin. 2. Draw a wedge between moderates and extremists groups in the Arab World. Looks to me Like Obama's very shrewd! Go get 'em!
If Osama bin Laden is dead or happens to get killed, it is probably not a bad idea not to publicize it. Why give his supporters the opportunity to add his name to the list of those who have died in the name in Islam. Let him die quietly. I see few positive benefits from announcing his death.
When will people realize that Osama Bin Laden and the enemies designed around are an overexaggerated myth designed by our government to keep the focus and attention of the American people from our internal distress and the failure of our government? A failing economy, the bailing out ofdying industries, a defunct education system, an obsolete healthcare system, and the stagnation of our government caused by our dying intellect are all the greatest threats to America right now. Get your heads on straight.
Seems to me that Bin ladin and company are getting nervous about President Obama! Notice all the threats and remarks generated ever since the President left? I think our President is extremely shrewd in 2 ways. 1. Trying to warm up to the Arab Masses and draw a wedge between the moderates and the extremist. 2. Get the peace talks started in Earnest and for the Arabs not to feel like their Second fiddle in these talks. Which, By the way, would be very good for Israel. Bottom line Israel gets recognized as a sovereign state(about time!) And the Palestinians get the legitimacy that they deserve. Kudo's for Obama trying the impossible!
I don't think Bin Laden is alive anymore and I think these Islamic extremists are just using his name to do his dirty work just like a coward would try to take credit for someone elses work and then try to hide behind the robes of Islam. Shame on all of them.
Tony: Why on earth does the news media continue to publicize the threats of a terrorist like Bin Laden. Whether he is dead or alive it is not in the public interest to continually cover the rethoric.
Cant the news media just say "NO" to playing tapes and publicizing what is a terrorist threat that seeks a free public venue? The public will never forget the seriousness of these threats, but dont need the constant reminders.
The Osama Bin Laden story I think has played out and I agree with the man who said Bin Laden is dead. The reason I think this is due to a report that he was on dialisis. Witch means he would most likely only have 3 to 5 years left before needing a transplant and that is only in the best of conditions and I dont think a cave is equal to a hospital. Unless he is in Saudi. Hey maybe while Obama is there he can talk Bin Laden into turning himself in.
I just want to inform everyone that we would not have the problems we are having today from al-qaeda if President Clinton would have acted back in 1994. He was informed by the Pentagon that they knew Osama bin Laden was in Sudan and they knew he would not be there long. They told the President they could get in covertly and get him out before he was gone. All they needed was permission from the President to go in and get bin Laden. So Clinton approached his legal adviser who told him that act would be illegal. Al Gore then told the President of course it is illegal that is why it is covert. Gore then said and I quote, "go in and get his ass." But because Clinton did not want to upset anyone he left the opportunity slip by and now President Bush is catching all the slack.
Bin Laden and Bigfoot both work for the GOP and live at the ranch in Crawford. Both have a direct line to Dick Cheney
ya know " i dont understand ? ? ?
if the techknoligy out there can find blood stains
and prints can be traced ' along with dental
and phorinic can tell how long a body was lying
and tech ) can determin if money is real
then why cant they keep searching for ' todays date , on that video
it also seems possible that they are scarred and " nevous ) with obama coming there. ( of course they would try to rigg something. them people are crazy ( like us ) but " they ' are stupid ' enough to forget to back up the last date of that video
bin laden is wrong being a pakistani i know for a fact its working the other way
I think that America's state as a whole is far more important than Bin Laden, I could talk about the pointless war but thats not the topic of discussion. To narrow down what I'm trying to say the media needs to focus on things that are important instead of making America panic on non essential topics.
I thought it was his second in command who had sent a new message. I think Osama is dead.
THIS GUY IS DEAD, NO LONGER ALIVE OR NEVER EXISTED TO START WITH!!!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA AND STOP LIVING IN FEAR!!!!!!!!!
Rick, the fact that high profile Republicans would make such a high-stakes move as calling Sonia Sotomayor a racist, at the risk of alienated Hispanics and all minorities, is evidence that they are willing to place extreme ideology over pragmatism. At a time when it should be broadening its appeal, it is also why we are perhaps witnessing the self-destruction of the Republican Party. If it doesn't change, It may be on its way to becoming a permanent minority party in this country.
Osama Bin Laden?
This is a good question to ask former vice President Dick Cheyney. Cheyney claims that the waterboarding and other forms of torture produced valuable information and intelligence. The most obvious value of such coerced intelligence then would be knowledge of the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden, Mullah Omar, and Ayman Al-Zawahiri. In the absence of intelleigence revealing the whereabouts of these men, Dick Cheyney's torture produced nothing useful, and only added to the threat of reprisal from dangerous men who are CIA trained and who are motivated to do us harm. Only a moron would buy Cheyney's book.
I think that the Obama Administration should hold a press conference, to announce that they no longer believe that Osama Bin Laden is alive, and that there is no longer any focus on, or attempts to capture or kill him.
They should also state that the only thing which would change their mind is irrefuttable evidence which would prove it. In this way, it might provide for a fatal Al-Qaeda mistake.
The reason Clinton didn't go in and get Bin Laden is probably because he saw how forgiving Americans were to Carter when he tried a military improv act of his own and it failed. It's funny reading these posts and seeing how careful everyone is to not give any bit of credence to Bin Laden or the arab states' grievances...no matter how founded they may actually be. Freedom and liberty, eh? Negatory...actually a police state. Americans don't need any of Sanchez's daily dashboard cam videos to be convinced of the goon-infested law enforcement in this country. We've all gotten pulled over and had to deal with these wound-a-little-too-tight control freaks.
Chris, if you read Richard Clarke's book, you'll find Clinton indeed try more than anyone to take out Bin Laden. Why is it that Bush apologists are so sadly misinformed?
I understand that Osama is upset about Pakistan and Iraq and blames the US for all their troubles. The US is upset about 9/11 and other terrorists acts against the US, BUT what is the original argument between US and Muslim Community? I feel like we are fighting a feud that no one remembers what the original fight was about, and we just keep it going because no one knows how to stop.
A magnanimous and inspiring message of peace and progress, resonating with the majority of people throughout the world who have been denied basic human rights by tyrannical regimes, (apartheid) religious wars, poverty and corruption. His emphasis on the fact that VIOLENCE IS A DEAD END.
His message inspires people of all religions, Muslims in particular to stand up and fight for PEACE and TOLERANCE in their daily lives. Inspires the concept the power of one – each of us can do our part every day.
I cant understand how we are the world power and we have all this fancy technology but we can't find this one terrorist who has caused a lot of families pain and brain washed so many other terrorist. If we could catch Sadam then Osama should not be much of a problem. Make all that money we spend on or military be put to goo use for once! HE NEEDS TO BE CAUGHT AND TRIED! SOMETHINGS NOT RIGHT!
Its so good to have one religion named as global religion. There should not be any religion in global society at all. All problems will be solved. If we see its so easy to catch Bin Laden, just check out who suppies his tapes to Al jaljeera tv channel and catch the person who suppies it to them and check out the location of Bin laden.
As an american muslim, I am ashamed and confused by BId Laden threats to our president and our country beause he calls what he is doing in the name of Islam. No leaders ars using hatred of people and races the way he and his associates and the KKK.
I hope he has not lost site that he is acountable for his actions, words and deeds to God just as every God believing man and woman are.
Rightly it is Gods decision when we die just as he gives us life,not these extremist that think it is there mission to cleanse the world of wicked and less than people when they are the ones doing the major killing of people they have no rights to kill or judge.
I pray for sucess of OBama's trip and message.
In a way Osama Bin Laden is right, but he (and al Qaeda) should know that it was the previous evil Bush regime started the hateful situation.
That is in the past. Now it is a new chapter with the Mahdi-Righteous
person Barack Obama.
No doubt Osama was right when he started his campaign of Jihad against the Soviet invaders, but now what he is doing is absolutely wrong and most of all un-Islamic.
On the other side of the coin: he should know that it is the weakness of Muslims that they get influenced by others to do the 'wrong actions'.
If someone asks you to drink the Poison would you drink it without a second thought? No, then why the hell the Pakistanis obey others to
do the evil? Don't they have their own independent brain?
As a matter of fact, certain Pakistani tribes are the fighters, and their fight against their own too is still going on since the 14 centuries.
Do you think they have accepted Islam in true sense? No!
They have brought chaos in Muslim world and given a bad name to
Islam. 14 centuries ago it wasn't Americans to plant the seed of hatred. It was their own sick heart that was misled.
I like to see Osama do some good things now and forget about the
notion of Muslims and Americans or non-Muslims.
Also if Al-Qaeda, and Afghani Talibans are fighting and killing
innocents, they will never succeed as their actions are anti-Quran, anti-GOD.
If at all Osama believes in the Tenants of Quran and if he is truly a
Muslim then he should divert his heart, mind and brain to the
different direction of 'Peace' the Obama way, and turn away from the direction of hate.
Hatred is allowed only to 'Iblis' the rejected one Lucifer/Satan.
American GOV. should forget about the revenge and stop going after Osama, change the chapter and leave it to the Higher Power.
Just look forward to the work of Barack Obama.
How could anyone even ask this question ? Since the question was asked though, i have a few of my own. Is he relevent to all the families of the people who died in the 9/11 attack or all the other cowardly attacks he is responsable for around the world ? Is it relevent that ,even as i write this , he is planning or executing yet another attack on innocent people some where in the world ?
Osama is not only relevent but a huge threat to not only the United States but the entire world. You can say mass murderer,serial killer or even monster and they dont truely describe this animal. If he had hit the white house and or killed Bush, would he be relevent then ?
Until this thing is caught and punished, no country or person is safe.Families of all his victums are still waiting on at least some form of closure. So to even ask this question,i think, is a sad example worthless and oppertunistic our leaders have become.
I'snt there another weak oil barring country we can destroy to pretened we are looking for Osama to give the families of his victums at least a glimmer of hope we have not forgotten them ?
Bin Laden has been this bogeyman for 8 years. We need to get over him. Catching him and killing him will do nothing. Someone will take his place...if he isn't dead already.
You can't have a "war on terror" because it's an concept, not a nation.
Until the USA, Canada, the UK and all other Allies get out of the wars, as well as remove their military bases from places like Saudi Arabia, many people will still fear Bin Laden and Al Qaeda.
He is as irrelevant as any other bogeyman in the past.
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why is there anydoubts" on how they should be in the new york courts ? this blowing up crap has to be stoped. and i would really think that " if all ( mohomids) were by the ground zero, ( wouldnt you think everybody of the loss' would be at ease. ( soinia sotomayor
should be the gudge ' them nasty pepole should face. ( besides ) the us would show now " theres no playing around, and president obama would sure come out smelling roses
( my god ) look at ( fort wood )
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