Monday, December 20, 2004

Bin Laden Tape Urges Stopping Oil to U.S.

Yes... for all of you Neo-Cons out there... Even with a stable and democratic Iraq, we are still vulnerable to Al Queda. As long as we are dependant on middle east oil (and ANWAR, even at full capacity can't, come close to making up the difference) we are under threat by terrorists ability to hit our energy supply. If there is anyone out there who is not advocating a full push by the US to create alternative energy supplies, then I don't see how you have America's best interest in mind. We were driven to achieve a great feat by JFK in reaching the moon. Now, we need to be driven again to reach another great feat. We need to cut out dependence on oil. We have the brain power and the resources to do it. But we need the leadership and the vision.

Bin Laden Tape Urges Stopping Oil to U.S.

By DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press Writer (Link to Story)

Osama bin Laden claims to have bled the Soviet Union into bankruptcy as an Islamic guerrilla fighter in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Could he do the same to another hated superpower — the United States?

The al-Qaida leader's latest purported communication drove home the point by calling on militants to stop the flow of oil to the West and praising a Dec. 6 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil producer.

"Go on and try to prevent them from getting oil," the speaker said. "Concentrate your operations on that, especially in Iraq (news - web sites) and the Gulf."

It was believed to be the first time a purported bin Laden tape in effect called for attacks on the oil industry. But he has flaunted the economic theme before, recalling in his most recent video how Afghan mujahedeen "bled Russia for 10 years, until it went bankrupt" and taunting the U.S. government over the size of its budget deficit — which peaked at $413 billion last year.

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