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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Bin Laden Unplugged

A new Bin Laden tape came out that is believed to be a complete version of the last one broadcast Jan. 19 on Al-Jazeera, the pan-Arab satellite channel.

Republicus believes it was made sometime before November 16, 2005, when President Bush made the first of an aggressive series of four speeches which laid out a plan for victory in Iraq to counter the Left's charges that the president had "no plan for victory," a theme Bin Laden regurgitated in the tape.

In addition to what Republicus had presented in the January 19, 2006 post "Human Beings At Their Worst, " which provided, hitherto, the complete text of what was released, the new tape provided more evidence that Bin Laden feels cornered.

He boasted:

"I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death, I don't want to die humiliated or deceived."

Two things stand out:

1) This part: "I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death..." smacks like the spiteful boasting one would hear from Adolf Hitler in the bunker willing to taste the bitter poison of cynanide rather than be captured by the Russians.

That, of course, goes hand-in-hand with the terrorist's world-view that suicide is a way to salvation.

But perhaps he is suggesting that he is ready to go out in a blaze of glory, a la Uday and Qusay Hussein, firing his gun at advancing Special Forces until he's out of bullets, and then swinging the butt like a club, a la Davey Crockett at the Alamo?

Republicus highly doubts that Bin Laden is made of the same stuff that Crockett was made of (or even what the young guns Qusay and Uday were made of, for that matter).

If he is not planning solitary suicide, then the only "blaze of glory" one could expect from such a snake is a booby trap, having a bomb strapped to his chest when he welcomes the U.S. Military to his humble abode with that pacific smile of his.

2) "I don't want to die humiliated or deceived" indicates that he is not only becoming self-conscious of his dire straits and his loss of dignity (getting tired of a lack of indoor plumbing, electricity, and the plethora of goats, one could suppose) as well as the humiliation of being tried and executed if he just surrendered, but has also become wary of deception, i.e. he has begun to mistrust certain people around him or his operatives on the field.

He's paranoid.


Blogger Phelonius said...

I do think we should help Osama out with the whole dying thing. If he finds suicide better than a trial, why, I suggest tomorrow or even today is a good time. If he wanted a vial of cyanide then all he should do is provide an address and some UN people can go verify that he was the one who drank the stuff. I would be happy with that. I have it from good sources that Hemlock does the trick just fine. For that matter, I will grow the hemlock right here if he promises to off his sorry butt.

Still, if he prefers the blaze of glory, we still have some of america's finest over there in Afghanistan that would be pleased to give him his chance at that. God knows they have tried.

Normally I not want to interfere with the lives of "international personalities," but in his case I think we could all agree that the world would be a much better place without this one. I think it is hilarious that he boasts of living free when his hateful vitriolic condemns masses of people to live under Islamo-fascist regimes. So if he does not want a trial, then I say we re-introduce the old-fashioned Texas Neck-tie Party and dispense with a trial altogether. I, for one, would volunteer to be a "helpful hand."

2:03 PM  
Blogger John said...

Remind me never to piss you off, Phelonius. ;)

Yah, I think he's really starting to feel the heat and is going Hamlet on everyone.

It's kind of pathetic. Kind of like his howling hordes of bedraggled followers protesting the cartooned depiction of a violent Islam by going ballistic and getting violent.

Then you have the stupid Bush-hating, "anti-war" liberals apologizing for them and blaming Bush for hitting a wasp's nest like a pinata (after being repeatedly stung by them in his own backyard) and not running away.

You said:

"I think it is hilarious that he boasts of living free when his hateful vitriolic condemns masses of people to live under Islamo-fascist regimes."

Yeah, just like when he whined and compared our "brutalities" to Saddam's AFTER he gave his blessing to the 9/11 massacre.

He's full of it. He's a snake.

He made a huge blunder and he knows it.

Now the E.U. has woken up, are very grateful of the United State's testicularity, after all, and hemispheric heads are gonna epically butt.

I'm pleased to know that you won't find a harder-headed bunch than angry Europeans (once they righteously lose their tempers), and Republicus welcomes them aboard (and they're finally aboard, alright, after the horrific spectacle of mass demonstrations and violence against quintessentially-liberal Denmark because of artistic expression, only they can't be overt about their belated gratutude to us nor of their stealthy but increasing cooperation in the War on Terror quite yet).

10:04 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Live free or die? Lol, I'm sure that can be arranged... the dying part that is; I've lots of ideas.

10:21 PM  
Blogger John said...

You too, huh Jess?

I'm glad I'm on your side (remind me never to piss you off, either).

5:58 PM  

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