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Jazeera TV Says to Air Bin Laden Video Tape
DUBAI (Reuters) - Arab satellite television Al Jazeera said on Friday it would broadcast a video tape from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) addressing the American people.
It said the tape, to be aired at 4 p.m. EDT, would discuss the reasons behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and their repercussions. It gave no further details.
He's going to discuss the "reasons." The REASONS!? You have got to be kidding me. I mean, the Japanese actually had a "reason" for attacking Pearl Harbor, they had a strategic need for oil which required unfettered control of the Pacific, which was best aided by preemptive action against the largest U.S. Naval installation in the Pacific. But I can't see any "reason," as the very word shares the common root of rationality, that they could possibly have.
In a way, this could be a dream come true. I dare the SOB to tell Americans that voting for Bush will incur Al Qaeda's wrath. The very thought of it reminds me of the pic I just uploaded, originall sent sent to me a couple years back, with the Caption "Bush Speech Before the White House Writers Polished it up".
Or, maybe he does plan to join with the Palestinian authority in endorsing John Kerry.
Stay tuned, it should be on in 20 minutes, now.
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