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Case Closed: Osama bin Laden is Dead!

That is the conclusion of Dr. Rusty Shackleford at The Jawa Report after watching the latest bin Laden video released today: New Bin Laden Video to be Released UPDATE: We Have Video UPDATE: Muhammad Cartoon Rant

Although, I like Ace’s headline better at Ace of Spades HQ: Osama Releases New Old Tape Boldly Declaring, “Are You All Fucking Retarded? I’ve Been Dead For Two Years! And I Thought Weekend At Bernie’s Was Actually Far-Fetched!”

Heheh 🙂

Here’s some commentary from Rusty, but go to The Jawa Report to see the video and to read the transcript:

UPDATE: The video shows a static image of bin Laden with a voice over purporting to be of him all about the Mohammed cartoons controversy. This is the “new” speech by bin Laden on the 5th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq?

The Muhammad cartoons were first published in September of 2005!

There is literally no doubt in my mind now. This is an old audio, probably from 2006, of bin Laden. As Sahab must have been embarrassed that they had nothing to offer the world on this the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, so they hurriedly released an old audio they had lying around. The fact that there was no accompanying banner is evidence that they threw this together last minute.

Case closed: Osama bin Laden is dead!

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UPDATE: Okay, at about 3.5 minutes in, “bin Laden” brings up something more recent, the alleged covering up of embezzlement in an arms deal for Saudi Arabia in the al-Yamama scandal which is said to have involved a Saudi prince. The cover up, though, was alleged to have happened in December of 2006.

UPDATE: At about 4:20 bin Laden brings the Pope into it:

Then came the publishing of these drawings, which came in the framework of a new Crusade, in which the Pope of the Vatican has played a large, lengthy role. And all of that is confirmation on your part of the continuation of the war, as well as testing the Muslims and their religion…

When did the Pope reference the violence that ensued after the Muhammed cartoons? September 12, 2006.

UPDATE: The closest thing bin Laden says to something recent is a reference to Bush being “about to leave the White House” which people began talking about when? Like for the past year or more? Since the 2006 elections made his lame duck status really lame duck?

What’s funny is that he rails against the U.S. for intentionally killing women and children, which he “testifies” that he has seen, and then compares that with the Mohammad cartoons. Which is worse? The Mo cartoons, of course!

March 19, 2008 , 10:01PM Posted by | Afghanistan, al Qaeda, Mohammad Cartoons, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Osama bin Laden, Terrorism, The Long War | Comments Off on Case Closed: Osama bin Laden is Dead!

More Reactions to Obama’s Racism in America Speech

AllahPundit at HotAir:

Hey, guys? If the last 20 years count for anything, the best estimates of his “fundamental beliefs” are that the United States is a racist hegemon begging to have jets flown into office towers to teach it a thing or two about imperialism. He’s a gutless, opportunistic coward who was afraid to say an unkind word to one of the power brokers in the black community on whom he counted for votes as an Illinois politician, and now that he’s a national figure he’s throwing the same guy under the bus to preserve the illusion that he’s a “post-racial” politician. And you’re sitting there cheering him on because you don’t care what sort of idiocy or anti-American vitriol you have to swallow to put a Democrat back into the White House. Does that about sum it up? Have I missed any “nuance” in the “U.S. government created the AIDS virus” rant that Obama never, ever heard anything about and that you’re now willing to wave away?

Roger L. Simon at Pajamas Media:

Barack, your speech was bullshit.

Barack, this isn’t about generations.

Barack, this isn’t about the black church.

Barack, this is about a pathological minister whose uncontrolled anger wounds his own people and keeps them down.

Barack, this is about a man who ignored that rage for his own political gain and even now won’t admit a huge mistake and looks for nuance and excuses.

Barack, this about a woman who went on scholarship to Princeton and Harvard and still hates America.

Barack, you say you want Black-Jewish reconciliation but you hung with an anti-Semite.

Jim Geraghty at NRO (via ACE):

Geraghty, on the question everyone except those in the media asks: If Obama disagreed so vehemnetly with the racist, anti-semitic, anti-American crackpottery spewing out of this strutting peacock of a toad’s mouth: Why did he continue bringing his young daughters to be schooled in Uncle Jerry’s Happy House of Hatred?

Ace at Ace of Spades HQ:

“He didn’t just cross the line,” Obama said. “He fed into some of the worst stereotypes that my two young daughters are having to deal with today in America. The notions that as young African-American women — who I hope will be athletes — that that somehow makes them less beautiful or less important. It was a degrading comment. It’s one that I’m not interested in supporting.” 

Yeah, meanwhile your uncle is telling his parishioners that white people created AIDS to exterminate them.

That’s kind of harsh stereotype too, huh?

In fact, I’d guess that sort of notion would make it sort of easier to do harm to someone of another race. Hate speech can impel hateful acts, right? Dehumanization? Depersonalization? This ringing any bells, jagoff?


AllahPundit at HotAir:

Hail he of the immaculate standards for associating with racists!

In an interview with ABC News Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., called for the firing of talk radio host Don Imus. Obama said he would never again appear on Imus’ show, which is broadcast on CBS Radio and MSNBC television.

“I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus,” Obama told ABC News, “but I would also say that there’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude.”

But that wasn’t quite true, was it? It’s almost as though he’s an abject hypocrite who’s making up his “principled” positions on race as he goes along to maximize his electoral advantage, isn’t it?

March 19, 2008 , 7:46PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Black Liberation Theology, Dr James H Cone, Racism, Reverend Dr Jeremiah Wright | Comments Off on More Reactions to Obama’s Racism in America Speech