Osama Bama Bo Bama Fe Fi Bobama...
There will be many more witty, intelligent and insightful people analyzing Osama's tape (let's go to the videotape) today, so before I read any of them, let's start with this:
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And Osama, babe, booby... judging from your new "look", I guess you must have read "personal communications for dummies" that said that gray hair and a pale complexion do not convey confidence or a "power" image... so you sat in your cave and put shoe polish in your beard and women's makeup on your face??? hohohohohoho Look! It's a real girlie-man!! You're a real poofter you are...
And you're inviting me to join Islam? You invite us to join the Islam that is responsible for this:
Whatever little slave of yours wrote this rambling piece of shit talks about the failures of capitalism -- I assume you've divested yourself of the tens of millions of dollars you inherited from your capitalist family? And this from a man who lives in a cave while most Americans and the British and others who EMBRACE capitalism live in comfortable homes with indoor plumbing and heat and electricity... access to schooling... and earning a wage and caring for their families... and giving more generously to charities to help the underprivileged than any other people in the world. And so many Muslim countries that have lived under the thumb of the Taliban and strict Islamic law live three centuries behind in poverty so crushing that death is a blessing?? And we should abandon all this for life in -- caves? uh-huh.
"He was against any American products and I can tell you this. He was against using ice and he actually forbade it on the people that lived around him." Abdurahman says.
"Anyhow the people smuggled it in but he had forbade it. He had forbade electricity even [though] he knew that they needed it, but he didn't want them in any way to be spoiled because with something that's how it starts, he says."
"He is against drinking cold water. Probably because he didn't believe in using modern [conveniences] because he wanted them to be prepared that one day there's no cold water, they'd be able to survive and it wouldn't be so difficult for them," Zaynab says.
"He did not like soft drinks," Maha says."He didn't like to buy American, but his kids sometimes would buy them," Zaynab says. "He liked them to live more natural." [Al-Qaeda Family: At home with Osama bin Laden]
And you call it a failure of Democracy... but wait - Democracy is spreading in the world.... now in Iraq... expanded elections in Egypt... an elected government in Lebanon... even Palestine... hell, even Iran claims an elected leader (however bastardized and farcical the process there). People are throwing off the artificial shackles of your version of Islam and accepting that the true concepts of Islam can influence their lives and guide whom they elect in government -- that religion doesn't have to BE their government. Muslims around the world reject your ideas of a Caliphate and communism and accept the principles of both capitalism and democracy as being compatible with Islam.
You (and the idiot that suggested it) completely mischaracterize some Americans disappointment with the performance of individuals within the democratic government as losing confidence in our system of government. Nothing could be further from the truth! We have the ultimate confidence -- for more than 200 years -- in the SYSTEM -- one that permits us to replace the members within the system regularly. It is why the elections here are so hard-fought, involve so many in the country and dominate the media.
The fact that the Democrats have not been able to "end the war" as you had hoped is evidence that our system works. In fact, the war has escalated with the Surge since the Democrats were elected! Because everyone knows the defeat of al Qeda in Iraq and everywhere in the world IS the wish and the will and in the best interests of the American people.... and freedom-loving people (of every religion) everywhere.
And the references to the Kennedy assasination (are you friends with Ollie Stone??), global warming (not made better by all your hot air, babe)... and mortgages and debt?? And you reference "the abject poverty and tragic hunger in Africa" -- but fail to mention the slaughter of 200,000-400,000 non-Muslims at the hands of Arab-Muslims in just four years. And then there's this and this and this and this and this... So much for all your examples of Muslims and Christians living peacefully together for hundreds of years. But these are "your" murderous Muslims... not Muslims who live by the whole of the Q'uran. You want me to join in your religion?? From a man who thinks nothing of murdering innocent men, women and children?? From a man who hides in a cave??
If you were truly a man of the Q'uran, you would not be hiding in a cave and ordering others to die for your religion while you hide like a frightened child... If you were so certain that your beliefs and convictions were right, you would stand in front of your mighty "army" and die for your beliefs... instead of hiding behind innocents. You should contemplate the fear you will feel when you must face Allah and answer to Him for your murderous ways in His name.
You released this video because we are making SERIOUS progress in our fight in Iraq... the truly Holy Muslim people are turning on you and your "fighters"... You are losing.
This video only proved that you used to be a caricature of yourself... but you have become a cartoon.
So, Osama, notice the Stars & Stripes... this family Supports Victory... in Iraq... in Afghanistan... and wherever freedom-loving people fight terrorists and extremists. Look closely, O... and remove one finger.