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Bin Laden Pops Up With Warning to France

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Posted on Oct 28, 2010
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Looks like Osama bin Laden is still around after all. The French Foreign Ministry said Thursday that video footage showing a man appearing to be bin Laden and threatening repercussions against France for recent actions he finds objectionable was, in fact, the man that no one seems capable of tracking down, even if his general whereabouts (ahem, Pakistan) are apparent by now.  —KA


Bin Laden warned France to get its troops out of Afghanistan and not to oppress Muslims at home in a tape broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network Wednesday.

“If you want to tyrannize and think that it is your right to ban the free women from wearing the burqa, isn’t it our right to expel your occupying forces, your men from our lands by striking them by the neck?” the speaker demands, in reference to recently passed French legislation barring women from covering their faces in public.

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By PatrickHenry, October 29, 2010 at 6:16 am Link to this comment

They have Halloween in France?

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By omygodnotagain, October 28, 2010 at 10:38 pm Link to this comment

This site has some interesting referenced information on SITE the phony Osama producers

This article confirms it—U-S-Britain-covering-continue-war-terror.html

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By fearnotruth, October 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm Link to this comment

into the article:

The tape is audio only. The speaker does not appear. CNN was not able to
confirm that it is really Osama Bin Laden, the head of al Qaeda.

But fake Bin Laden tapes have never been broadcast, U.S. intelligence experts

of course not… but, hold on

Former CIA Officials Admit To Faking Bin Laden Video
Military psy-ops took over operation after intelligence project failed to take off
Steve Watson
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Two former CIA officials have admitted to creating a fake video in which
intelligence officers dressed up as Osama Bin Laden and his cronies in an effort
to defame the terrorist leader throughout the middle east.

The details are outlined in a Washington Post article by investigative reporter
and former Army Intelligence case officer Jeff Stein.

Stein’s sources told him that during planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the
CIA’s Iraq Operations Group considered creating a fake video of Saddam
Hussein engaged in sexual acts with a teenage boy, then flooding Iraq with
copies of the tape.

That idea, along with faking Iraqi news bulletins, never came to fruition
according to the former CIA officials, because agreement on the projects could
not be reached between the Iraq Group and CIA’s Office of Technical Services.

However, the two sources reveal that the agency did previously concoct at least
one fake Bin Laden video:

The agency actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and
his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and savoring
their conquests with boys, one of the former CIA officers recalled, chuckling at
the memory. The actors were drawn from “some of us darker-skinned
employees,” he said.

The former officials told Stein that the project was taken over by the military
after it ground to a halt:

The reality, the former officials said, was that the agency really didn’t have
enough money and expertise to carry out the projects.

“The military took them over,” said one. “They had assets in psy-war down at
Ft. Bragg,” at the army’s special warfare center.

This latest revelation bolsters evidence that the intelligence agencies, and
perhaps more significantly, the military have been engaged in creating fake Bin
Laden videos in the past.

As we have exhaustively documented, Intelcenter, the U.S. monitoring group
that routinely releases Bin Laden video and audio, much of which have been
proven to be either rehashed old footage or outright fakes, is an offshoot of
IDEFENSE, a web security company that monitors intelligence from the middle

ultimately, another limited hangout; but, enough to open the door - and it will all eventually come out

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By Anarcissie, October 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm Link to this comment

It’s election time.

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By omop, October 28, 2010 at 6:44 pm Link to this comment

According to AP some guy named Adam Gadahn beat OBL in threatening
France and the rest of the world.

  OBL’s photo must have been taken after he had plastic surgery in Argentina.
Aand come to think about it “sans beard” he resembles Don Juan Williams from
FOX tv.

Associated Press. October 26, 2010

CAIRO — A U.S.-born spokesman for al-Qaida on Saturday urged Muslims
living in the United States and Europe to carry out attacks there, calling it a
duty and an obligation.

In a 48-minute video posted on militant websites, Adam Gadahn directed his
appeal to Muslim immigrants in what he called the “miserable suburbs” of
Paris, London and Detroit, as well as those traveling to the West to study or

“It is the duty of everyone who is sincere in his desire to defend Islam and
Muslims today, to take the initiative to perform the individual obligation of
jihad … by striking the Zio-Crusader interests,” he said, referring to Western
and Jewish interests.

Gadahn, who has been hunted by the FBI since 2004, also sought to discredit
attempts by moderate Muslim leaders to suppress the “jihadi awakening.”

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By Queenie, October 28, 2010 at 5:52 pm Link to this comment

The tape is audio only. The speaker does not appear. No sh*t, Sherlock.

When Wikileaks released those files I had a funny feeling this guy would be dug up once again. In some form or another.

For crying out loud, CIA, isn’t this act getting rather stale?

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By omygodnotagain, October 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm Link to this comment

He’s been dead for 7 years, the Taliban had a funeral for him, this is the work of those Israeli agents in Germany, all these supposed warnings somehow always originate with them!!!

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By fearnotruth, October 28, 2010 at 4:55 pm Link to this comment

AL-CIA-duh’s all time superstar Mountebank, recycled and proving yet again:

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By sukhbir, October 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm Link to this comment
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Boo ! Emmanuel Goldstein wishes you a happy Halloween.

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