BIN LADEN TRANSCRIPT
FRI OCT 29 2004 17:45:46 ET
[IMRA: It should be noted that when the first laundry list was released
explaining the 9/11 attacks Israel was mentioned after a considerable number
of other complaints - among them the corrupting influence of Hollywood and
charging interest on loans.]
Newsreader: A new message from Bin Laden to the American people about the
reasons and resulats of the 9/11 attacks.
Newsreader 2: The head of AL Qaeda says the continuation of us policy will
lead to the repetition of what happened.
Male presenter: The head of AL Qaeda organization directed a message to the
American people and this video and audio apearence in this tape which
Jezeera required for the first time for two years. In the beginning of his
message, he spoke about the reasons why they chose the US to execute 9/11..
OBL: You American people, my speech to you is the best way to avoid another
conflict about the war and its reasons and results. I am telling you
security is an important pillar of human life. And free people don't let go
of their security contrary to Bush's claims that we hate freedom. He should
tell us why we didn't hit Sweden for instance. Its known that those who hate
freedom don't have dignified souls.like the 19 who were blessed. But we
fought you because we are free people, we don't sleep on our oppression. We
want to regain the freedom of our Muslim nation as you spill our security,
we spill your security.
Female presenter: Bin Laden spoke for the first time about the main reasons
he thought of executing Sept 11 attacks, confirming that the Israeli
operation in Lebanon was the first incident where he thought of it.
OBL: I am so surprised by you. Although we are in the fourth year after the
events of sept 11, Bush is still practicing distortion and misleading on
you, and obscuring the main reasons and therefore the reasons are still
existing to repeat what happened before. I will tell you the reasons behind
I will be honest with you on the moment when the decision was taken to
understand. We never thought of hitting the towers. But after we were so fed
up, and we saw the oppression of the American Israeli coalition on our
people in Palestine and Lebanon, it came to my mind and the incidents that
really touched me directly goes back to 1982 and the following incidents.
When the US permitted the Israelis to invade Lebanon with the assistance of
the 6th fleet. In these hard moments, it occurred to me so many meanings I
cant explain but it resulted in a general feeling of rejecting oppression
and gave me a hard determination to punish the oppressors. While I was
looking at the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it came to my mind to punish the
oppressor the same way and destroy towers in the US to get a taste of what
they tasted, and quit killing our children and women.
Male presenter: Bin Laden considered in his message that the results of Sept
11 were successful in his opinion and as a reason of that, he said that the
similarity between the administration of Bush the father and the arab
regimes said Bush learned so much from them during his visits.
OBL: We didn't find difficulty dealing with Bush and his administration due
to the similarity of his regime and the regims in our countries. Whish half
of them are ruled by military and the other half by sons of kings and
presidents and our experience with them is long. Both parties are arrogant
and stubborn and the greediness and taking money without right and that
similarity appeared during the visits of Bush to the region while people
from our side were impressed by the US and hoped that these visits would
influence our countries. Here he is being influenced by these regimes, Royal
and military. And was feeling jealous they were staying for decades in power
stealing the nations finances without anybody overseeing them. So he
transferred the oppression of freedom and tyranny to his son and they call
it th e Patriot Law to fight terrorism. He was bright in putting his sons as
governors in states and he didn't forget to transfer his experience from the
rulers of our region to Florida to falsify elections to benefit from it in
Female Presenter: Bin Laden considered the way Bush dealt with the first
moments of Sept. 11, giving a good chance to the executors of Sept. 11 to
OBL: We agreed with Mohamed Atta, god bless him, to execute the whole
operation in 20 minutes. Before Bush and his administration would pay
attention and we never thought that the high commander of the US armies
would leave 50 thousand of his citizens in both towers to face the horrors
by themselves when they most needed him because it seemed to distract his
attention from listening to the girl telling him about her goat butting was
more important than paying attention to airplanes butting the towers which
gave us three times the time to execute the operation thank god.
Male presenter: the final part of the message is that the security of the
Americans depends on the policy that they execute despite the winner of the
OBL: Your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or Al Qaeda. Your
security is in your hands. Each state that doenst mess with our security has
automatically secured their security.
Female Presenter: In Bin Laden's message he approached other points. He
pointed to the contradiction which considers oppression and killing of
innocents a legal act. They formed an international law as bush the father
did with the children of iraq according to bin laden. Bin Laden pointed to
the millions of pounds of explosives dropped on Iraqi children as bush his
son had done, as he said to remove an old agent and install a new agent to
help instealing the oil of iraq. And bin laden said the events of 9/11 came
as an answer to this oppression and said that if the answer to this
oppression is considered bad terror, then we need to do it. And he stressed
that he wants to deliver this message to the Americans in words and in deeds
since the 9/11 events. He reminded Americans of a few warning messages
through various news media like Time Magazine and CNN and other Arab and
correspondents since 1996. He warned them of the conswquences of their
countries policies. He talked abou t the damage Sept 11 caused the US
economy and that it cost close to a trillion dollars. He talked about
President Bush and that the emergency law requires more money.