Bin-Laden 'Reaches Out' from the Grave With New Message
He may be dead, but he won't stop talking: Osama Bin Laden's latest message, apparently recorded shortly before his death, was released by Al Qaeda on Tuesday, two days after the U.S. commemorated the 9/11 attacks. In the message, Bin Laden urged Americans to “rise up” against the large corporations – and Israel -which control the United States.
The tape appeared on several websites associated with radical Islamist Arabs on Tuesday, and was translated by MEMRI. In the tape, Bin-Laden tells Americans that "Many of your representatives in the White House and the two Houses of Congress are double agents. Even though theoretically, they are the decision makers, the real decision makers, with regard to your most important demands, are the major corporations.
“I recommend that you read Obama’s Wars, by Bob Woodward. Obama should have been more honest with you, and should have told you that pressure was being exerted on him to continue the war, as well as to support the Israel is, not because this was dictated by America’s interests, but because it was dictated by the interests of the influential lobbies in Washington,” Bin-Laden said. Those interests, he said, were controlled by “Jewish money capital” which was turning Americans into “slaves.”
Bin-Laden's comments were accompanied by a speech by new Al Qaeda chief, Ayman al-Zawahri, who claimed credit on behalf of his terror group for the “Arab spring” uprisings against dictators in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, and other countries. The uprisings have “liberated thousands of the members of the Islamic movement's prisoners, who were imprisoned by direct orders from America,” he said, adding that “the blessed rebellious Arab earthquake has turned America's calculations head over heels. The Arab people have been freed from the chains of fear and terror, so who is the winner and who is the loser?"
Al-Zawahri added that it was time for a new 9/11 type attack, and encouraged Muslims all over the world to fight the U.S. "I encourage every Muslim who desires his nation's freedom to undertake to hurt America for the more we put pressure on it, the freer we will be from its agents,” he said.