Sat. Oct 18, 2003
More Noise from Bin Laden
Osama has come out of his hidey-hole to grace us with another scratchy audiotape in which he says “Boo!” Of course, being a verbose psychopath, it takes him 31 minutes to do that. Nonetheless, Osama has some things to say to you, Joe and Jane America.
From the Washington Post: “In the portion addressed to Americans, the speaker said: ‘I tell the American people we will continue fighting you and we will continue martyrdom operations inside and outside the United States until you stop your injustice, and you end your foolishness.’”
“‘Jihad must continue until an Islamic government is established,’ he said.”
Oh, please, Osama, you’re hurting me … from laughter. Two years worth of laughter at your complete lack of strategic smarts. Two years of your every move reminding me of a quote from Sun Tzu; “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”
Despite the occasional success of your tactics, they emit nothing but “the noise before defeat.”
One should always have a firm grasp of your enemy’s nature, and “what’s possible.” Dreaming big is generally a good thing, but to set the goal of an Islamic government ruling the US merely points out that you have no grasp at all, no sense of reality, and, on those terms, no hope of any outcome but failure. Regardless of your tactics and their success, they will never fulfill that strategy.
By all means, do continue.
As if the above leaves any doubt about his preferred form of “conflict resolution,” CNN reports “He also called on Muslims to fight those in their midst who support democratic solutions to conflicts.”
“‘There are many voices going loud and clear in Iraq—as before in Egypt, Palestine, Yemen and others—calling for peaceful, democratic solutions in dealing with infidel governments,’ the voice said, citing the Iraqi Governing Council as an example. ‘We have to warn against the danger of this methodology. This is against the Sharia (Islamic law) of God.’”
“You have no reward but in Jihad.”
There are no peaceful solutions, there is only Jihad. This is the message Osama wants to spread.
Just out of curiosity, is there anyone out there still wondering, “why do they hate us?” Or does that now seem to be a pretty irrelevant question?