October 30, 2004

T-Minus 3 and Counting

I don’t know about you, but I find it ironic that P. Diddy’s latest voting campaign ad, “Vote or Die” was taken to new heights by Osama bin Laden yesterday. Not only is he taunting us to vote in his latest video, he threatens us with more acts of terror if we vote Bush back in office.

Hmmm, now let me get this straight, Osama – a well known terrorist, who yesterday admitted to being the mastermind and financier of the 9/11 attack which killed over 3,000, is threatening me with violence if I vote for Bush? Of course later he says that we will not be safe as a nation if we interfere with any Islamist nation, no matter who is president.

As any new yorker would say: “What is he… stupid!?” Does he think that I’m actually going to listen to what he has to say to me? Does he really think that I can threatened into changing my vote?

I just realized that’s the 3rd Islamist endorsement Kerry has received in the last 7 days. It seems that Kerry's sister Beth, was busier than I originally thought in getting ex-patriots and others oversease to campaign or vote for Kerry.

Truthfully though, I expected an attack all week long. When it didn't come yesterday morning I wondered what was the sick old man up to? Well, like clockwork, he showed up on tv. First it was Zarqawi over a week ago, now the Boss himself. Let me explain.

Having followed Al-Qaeda since the So. Tower was bombed in 1993, I know that the 7th and 15th day of Ramadan has always produced tapes and or attacks against the West in one form or another. That’s why the tape earlier this week, with the American-English speaking Pakistani, didn’t surprise me, it actually reminded me bin Laden's tape were overdue.

You see during Ramadan, Muslims around the world enter a month long fast. Have any of you fasted? well, the first 3 days is really not a big deal, it's after that point that your body and mind begins to betray you. At around the 7th day, if you are not a positive thinking and prayerful person, your negative thoughts come in to wreak havoc, making you ill-tempered unable to think clearly and your sense of the world around you shifts.

I've often thought that Al-Qaeda focuses on bringing messages to muslims during Ramadan to increase recruitment by capitalizing on the physiological vulnerabilty of pilgrims during this period. The only analogy I can use is pretending that Mel Gibson is a military leader and uses his movie "The Passion of the Christ" to unite christians around the world, while at the same time to subliminally fostering enough anti-semitism to cause rationally thinking people to harbor hate for Jews.

But getting back to the series of tapes released in the last 2 weeks. Since the Zarqawi tape hardly garnered any publicity, and the subsequent english speaking tape, by the robed Pakastani threatening violence, didn’t get much airplay, the Islamists brought out their heaviest gun - Osama. In his taped message, he once again issues threats; most of which I consider overkill.

Threats or not, Osama does not strike any fear in my heart. If anything, I am more determined than ever to vote and in doing so, actively fight against his political and cult beliefs of hate. I take no interest in what he has to say, I leave that to the intelligence experts and the authorities.

Finally, "I don’t know if Michael Moore fans pause when they hear their own propaganda repeated approvingly by a genocidal maniac," what I do know is that on Nov 2nd, come what may, I’m going to use the power of the ballot as My rude gesture toward bin Laden and his cowardly cohorts.

For some really good observations, read:
- The Jawa Report on why "bin Laden is pro-Bush"

-Right on Red with his post on "Michael bin Moore"

Posted by Michele at October 30, 2004 01:42 AM

Those who can, do.

Those who can't, make video tapes.

Just out of curiosity, what evidence is given that this tape is recent? I haven't heard that discussed anywhere.

I still think he's dead.

Posted by: Harvey at October 30, 2004 10:11 AM

There were 3 clear indications to me when I listened to the simultaneous translation of the tape. In it he mentions:
- Bush and Kerry as the presidential candidates.
- the total number of American casualties suffered by our forces. That number was reached last month.
- Allawi and Karzai's election, both of which happened within the last month.

Posted by: michele at October 30, 2004 10:46 AM

Good post. Let's Roll. The War on Terror and this election have morphed into one as of last night.
Click onto my name to learn how this speech fits into the Dems' October Surprise and how you can respond.

Posted by: salt1907 at October 30, 2004 10:59 AM

At the very least, the English-language voiceover is recent.

As for the rest of the tape?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 31, 2004 03:06 AM

Ok, he discussed current events.

Or someone dressed like him did.

He's been too quiet for too long. I'm still thinking dead :-)

Posted by: Harvey at October 31, 2004 10:48 AM

Bush had three years to get Bin Laden,
and he didn't.

Although he made big words around it right after 9/11.

His approval rate was above 90% back then.

Since then he started a different war.
And Bin Laden is still at large. He even said he would not be that concerned about him.

Posted by: Sam Miller at November 1, 2004 06:37 AM

Geez, Sam, didn't you get enough at Mike the Marines place? You gotta dump this same line everywhere you go?

Other than pure symbolism, what actual threat does Bin Laden pose? He hasn't been able to throw anything at us for the last 3 years except magnetic tape.

I'm more concerned with the live people handing out orders in Iraq. Let Bin Laden (or his body double) make all the fancy speeches he wants.

Posted by: Harvey at November 1, 2004 10:01 AM

Yeah, Sammy. I mean c'mon... the least you could do is keep the slop over in MY comments and not ooze all over Michele's place.

I hose down the decks on a daily basis - they ARE concrete and steel, after all. But just look what you did to Michele's carpet! That type of liberal guck NEVER really comes totally clean! Now she's gonna hafta replace the WHOLE thing...

Posted by: Mike the Marine at November 1, 2004 08:08 PM