Osama bin Laden claims responsibility for Christmas Day bombing attempt and warns of more attacks to come.
This is hardly a belated Christmas Day present that President Barack Hussein Obama wanted to receive. An audio tape was received allegedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden claiming responsibility for the attempted and near successful Christmas Day underwear bombing aboard a plane en route to Michigan.
The tape, which aired on the Arabic-language news Web site Al-Jazeera on Sunday, says “the United States will not dream of enjoying safety until we live it in reality in Palestine.”
The tape continues: “It is not fair to enjoy that kind of life while our brothers in Gaza live in the worst of miseries.”
CNN could not independently confirm the authenticity of the message, but the CIA has in the past confirmed Al-Jazeera reports on tapes from the al Qaeda leader.
White House senior adviser David Axelrod told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that while there was no immediate confirmation that the message was authentic, it “contains the same hollow justification for the slaughter of innocent people.” [editors note: Wasn't the election of Barack Obama supposed to change such rhetoric?]
In another section of the audio tape that Al-Jazeera broadcast, the voice says: “God willing our attacks will continue as long as you support the Israelis and may peace be on those who follow guidance.”
Audio can be heard at the Jawa Report.
This continues to be a twofold problem for Barack Hussein Obama. Didn’t The One say that he would get Osama bin Laden first thing and not waste his time in Iraq? Then again as Jammie Wearing Fool states, “I thought Obama’s outreach to the ‘Muslim world’ was going to make everyone love us”.