Archive for January 29th, 2010

Bin Laden blasts US for climate change

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Full story here. My initial response to this was: “are you f***ing kidding me?!?!” OK, so if a [dead since 2002] terrorist says that the US is evil because we are the root of global warming, wouldn’t I be “with the terrorists” if I support the Copenhagen proposals? Of course Bin Laden never mentions the depleted uranium poisoning of Iraq by US troops, which would have far more of a visible impact in the environment and directly affecting his fellow arabs/muslims, not like some nebulous global warming spectre. 

I have to say that I am very disappointed at the CIA (or whoever ‘crafted’ this little message) for making the supposedly butchest terrorist of all time sound like a politically correct snotface from Belgium.

“Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming, according to a new audiotape released Friday.

In the tape, broadcast in part on Al-Jazeera television, bin Laden warned of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring “the wheels of the American economy” to a halt.

He blamed Western industrialized nations for hunger, desertification and floods across the globe, and called for “drastic solutions” to global warming, and “not solutions that partially reduce the effect of climate change.”"