March 25th, 2010
03:22 PM ET

Official on latest purported bin Laden message: 'Height of absurdity'

WASHINGTON — For the first few years after the September 11 attacks, any audio or video-taped message from Osama bin Laden prompted an almost immediate reaction from the U.S. intelligence community, and within a day or two, verification of its authenticity.

But as time went by, intelligence and counterterrorism officials decided they were no longer going to give credibility to what they considered the al Qaeda leader's hateful messages. There would be virtually no comment, not even to verify his identity. As one official put it to me at the time, "It has never not been him." However, I would still make the perfunctory call after each new bin Laden tape, knowing full well I would get a "no comment."

But Thursday's audio message purportedly from bin Laden apparently struck a chord. In the message first aired on al-Jazeera TV, bin Laden threatens to kidnap and kill Americans if the U.S. executes Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any of the other suspected al Qaeda terrorists awaiting trial in the U.S.

A U.S. counterterrorism official (who is not authorized to speak on the record) dashed off a response to bin Laden's latest threat. "It's the height of absurdity for anyone associated with al-Qaeda to even suggest that - now, at long last - they're going to start treating captives badly. They may have forgotten Danny Pearl and all the others they've slaughtered, but we haven't."

Danny Pearl was the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan in 2002. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed took responsibility for the Pearl killing in a written declaration submitted to a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.

The U.S. official also said that "if this is bin Laden and he wants to weigh in on legal proceedings involving 9/11 conspirators, I challenge him to show up in court to make his case. Frankly, that's about all the comment this deserves."

Why comment now? The counterterrorism official told me bin Laden's remarks were "so ridiculous" that the official felt compelled to respond. What really bugged this person was the reference to starting to kill Americans. "They started doing that 10, 12, 15 years ago," said the official.

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  1. 2ndBatt"A"

    At last!! A true liberal, with dillusions of utopia. I was starting to think "Daniel", (who we all know is just a Jr. High student with nothing better to do than try to get people riled up by making ludicrous comments) was the only one on here. Thanks Mr. McElroy! I was starting to think you were all extinct. War is part of life....has been for many many many years, unfortunatley. Just when you think your little utopian world is awesome, and everyone gets along swell, some a$$hole is going to come along and try to take it from you, and kill your family just for the fun of it. Jesus said "there will always be wars and rumors of wars". He is the Prince of PEACE! There is no greater authority on peace. He wrote the book on it. So let's take his word on it and at least be GOOD at it. We can keep the infrastructure up and wage war at the same time...you remember WW2? If not, try watching the History Channel instead of Link TV.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Daniel-is-an-Idiot-X2

    Boy I just love reading these comments. Gives me a good laugh with all the conspiracy theories out there. OBL is still being paid by the CIA; It's all just an excuse so America can go on invading country after country; the accounting office in the Pentagon got hit to hide where the money went; blah blah blah. This is real people. It's not a made up conspiracy fantasy. Deluded people are strapping on bombs across the world and blowing themselves up in crowded places. That is FACT. Not conspiracy fiction. It doesn't matter that OBL is actually dead. His cohorts will never admit that. He needs to be alive – he is the leader they all look to for guidance when their common sense intrudes into their fantasy world and they realize strapping on bombs to blow up children is really just a fast track ticket to their version of hell.

    March 30, 2010 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. Heidi

    He should not be around to make such tapes, but since there seems to be some pretty gutsy folks willing to take on a suicide bomber in Afghanistan today...lets send THEM after him..hehehe...those people are fed up to have done what they did..hate to think he might walk into a village one day and boom..they will capture him..and if we are lucky the same thing will happen to him as happened to that suicide bomber today.

    March 30, 2010 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. Thomas MCElroy

    Bin Laden has been dead for quite some time now. This is part of the lie to foster support for a war that is going nowhere. This country's leaders need to realize that we have become beholden to the defense contractors and any country that spends more on it's military than it does helping people at home is headed for oblivion. The electrical grid in this country is outmoded and outdated. The roads all need work. Schools need help. The economy needs real help. The middle class has been effectively destroyed and yet the "leaders" of this country keep on throwing our money to defense contractors. Before the pentagon got hit by a rocket (call it what it is) Rumsfeld had said that the army had lost 2.5 billion dollars. What part of the pentagon got hit? the accounting office... amazing coincidence? we have been lied to time and again and the politicians have torn the country liberal vs. conservative, this diverts people's attention from the real problems at hand.

    March 29, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TigersFan

    I think we're all pretty bored of listening to OBL's lame threats. After nearly 10 years of his rhetoric we're beginning to see just "how tough" this guy really isn't.........he sleeps outdoors and in a different place every night. If he were really courageous he would stand and fight rather than hide like the coward he truly is.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. mike

    "Headline : Dead bin Laden sends message". Seek the truth ,people are waking up.This scam cannot be allowed any longer.No globalization.End the Federal Reserve.

    March 28, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. john burgess

    yeh he must be dead he walks like he is death warmed over if he was alive I think he would at least challenge obama to a hand to hand battle to the death winner take all. man that would be cool in the history books.

    March 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. pdfniol

    this proven that he has died how long have this group been trying to kill americans. have we forgot 9 11 come on americans wake up and ask yourself have your goverment been lying to you over the last few years come on now wow.

    March 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dahvie

    All I have to say is both this and the people comment are ridiculous. They talk about killing Americans they we Americans talk about killing them. Just because you are American gives you no right to say who dies and who doesn't. Before you comment examine your bald, old, republican self and think about what is going on. Learn about everything.Yes what Osama did was wrong.But so is what you ll do everyday. In the end you will all have to face God.

    March 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Abu

    Well I believe he is in China, look at the maps.

    March 28, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. lance

    bin is good at sending his islamic terrorist on suiside missions but hides out in caves with his taperecorder urging jihad. i heard muhammid would face his enemys in battle, bin your no new recreation of muhammid. just a tard with a taperecorder.

    March 28, 2010 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. FInally

    Busch et al grave OBLt to much airtime.
    We know OBL will kill any and all American's that is what he lives for!
    So we are afraid he will do it agian if we kill his buddy! He can rot in hell.!
    Let him be a real man and a real leader and take the stand in a court to defend himself and his buddy. Better yet subject him to Sharia law. Eye for an eye!

    March 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. An outside observer

    Richard-
    You misunderstand the counterterrorism official. The guy isn't using scare tactics by saying 'its never NOT been him', he's alluding to the fact that UBL is irrelevant. Maybe not to the revenge-hungry American populace, but to US security and the global jihad movement, his usefulness has come to an end. UBL and KSM were both extraordinarily successful in coordinating networks of terrorists before their actions came under the scrutiny of international intelligence agencies, but since we've diminished AQ's freedom of mobility- and UBL's ability to move overtly- his significance is symbolic and nothing more. Regardless of whether or not we manage to capture or kill him, his true value is as a symbol for that movement.

    And we shouldn't think for a second that he's really living in a cave somewhere with goats, living in fear of imminent capture. Pashtunistan is a complicated place with a history of negative interaction with the west, and complex rules that most people fail to appreciate. The same code that protected Marcus Luttrell almost certainly guarantees UBL's safety in the border areas. You could throw up a million UAV's firing a million more AGM's and still have no chance of finding your target- these are people who have been fighting outsiders for hundreds of years with technology stacked against them, and still managed to maintain their own culture and traditions. This is just another repeat of an old, old story.

    At least within the context of his response, this official seems to get it. And if you don't, there are plenty of good history books out there you could use to get informed.

    March 27, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Propaganda Hater

    hmm.. I dont understand why al-qaeda would oppose any of their operatives dying at our hands when they readily commit suicide in the name of jihad and allah. what... you have kill your own self to get the 70 virgins-in-heaven grand prize? what difference should it make to them? doesnt make a lick of sense.

    The above is a classic example of American propaganda and un-intelligence. You are essentially answering your own question in this statement, Why would Al-Qaeda (actually the name of an american Database) or OBL (actually a CIA paid operative) be bothered by a person dying for their, so called, cause. HELLO!!!! They wouldn't, hence the concept of the video is false by definition. Don't believe the constant hype you're poor brains believe constantly. Next you'll be saying Israel isn't breaking international law...

    PS They don't care, just like Americans don't care when they kill thousands of innocent people. US = Nazi Germany without principles.

    March 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. E.D.

    "This message is clearly intended to terrorize Americans into not executing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. "

    You have that backwards: he WANTS us to execute Mohammed. The logic is simple. One, he wants to stir up his followers, two he knows it's almost a given that Mohammed will be given the death penalty. Now, what would happen if Bin Laden's message said, "I believe that God will reward Mohammed, so I cheerfully look forward to Mohammed laughing at the Americans down from heaven" Why doesn't Bin Laden say that instead? Simple, because then after Mohamme's execution he will not have a rallying cry, he wouldn't have an excuse to rally his followers!

    So Bin Laden is hoping, very badly, that Mohammed will be executed, in the most manipulatable way (for Bin Laden's propaganda) and he will be delighted at the excuse to be "outraged" when it happens. Bin Laden is also hoping the U.S. will continue to kill civilians, to invade, to occupy other countries with permanent military bases. Steps like that are a gift to him, as was Bush's 2003 invasion, which was a huge present to Bin Laden.

    Conversely, when Al Qaeda networks murder Americans or other westerners, the worst part is the horror of the murdered innocent lives, but there's a secondary poison: such attacks are a gift to western demagogue leaders who will use it to make up lies ("Iraq has nukes and WMDs aims at us!") helping western demagogues get into power, and the cycle continues. The western far right wing "war forever" and Bin Laden are the best presents for one another, each helping the other, for their endless cycle, they might as well kiss and get married....

    March 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  16. janice

    Larry M. You think OBL is a sorry excuse for a human being, but you want to NUKE an entire region and make it radioactive for the next 100 years. What about those innocents? You are a poor excuse for a human being....

    March 27, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  17. Doc

    In response to Curt's comment pertaining to waterboarding. Have you got any idea how waterboarding is done? It is done in such a way that it is virtually impossible to drown a mouse, let alone a human. It's nothing more than a cheap prank similar to being blindfolded, told to reach into a bowl (which is filled with peeled grapes) and told that the bowl is filled with human eyeballs. College hazing's have been much worse. Personally I feel that anything goes when your talking to terrorists. However, if we do anything we want to to them, than we are just throwing away our own humanity and human decency.
    In response to article itself....The record is skipping...heard it before. Same crap, different day. blah blah blah .
    And in response to Daniel (or is it denial?) The only good intelligence is accurate intelligence...you're not in the right library there fella.. I believe the cheese may have slid right off of your cracker. I'm guessing that you've never been to the Middle East. Until you've been there, especially in a US Military uniform, I suggest that you not make responses with poorly fabricated and innacurate information....makes you appear uneducated and challenged.

    March 27, 2010 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  18. jay

    As another angle, have we so hedged them in and decimated thier ranks and finances that they are desperate for any news at all to remain valid to those that follow thier teachings and hateful jihad against the West??

    Surely, with all their touted technical knowhow and sneaky savvy, they could still be creating missions of killing thousands at a time. That time appears long past by most accounts. Surely they can and still do create havoc with suicide bombers and support for cells, but actual acts of supreme terror have all but disappeared within 10 yrs.

    They were on quite a run for awhile, the US, Uk, Spain, Bali, but even die hard followers of an ideology can see the writing on the wall, when the supreme victory doesn't pan out, what do you tell your followers. Oh, I know, this is a war for a thousand yrs.

    If your only true weapon was terror and your legions small, what is your next best weapon, words and threats to keep your enemy on guard and off balance. I say also that Osama Bin Laden and his cohorts vastly underestemated the prowess of the West and our own anger.

    In reality, Osama Bin Laden has set the muslim world back another thousand years with the outer world. NOBODY in the west, if their heart be told, looks at a muslim with anything but mistrust and contempt, for his actions, and their complicity.

    Tora Bora was telling, he ran like a girl instead of his stated purpose. These messages still prove the pig or his proxy, the good doctor are still out there, but I think his fangs are greatly blunted and this is getting to be his last recourse, if he is still alive that is.

    March 26, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Susan Kellogg

    Osama bin Laden has been dead 7 years. These audios are all fake. Previous videos have stand-ins. Osama never wore yellow Chinese silk galabayas. He always wrapped his own turbans. The CIA/NSA probably keep him alive to terrorize Americans and so we can invade and distroy nations, staying forever at war.

    March 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Daniel-is-an-Idiot-X2

    "...Since it's obvious that Osama bin Laden is already dead..." – I do agree with you that he is most likely dead, having not seen a video of him for years and only hearing audio tapes. I mean really, how hard is it to put up a sheet or something to disquise completely the location you are being filmed in? However, the rest of your statement shows the vacuum between your ears. Are you smoking crack? If America really wanted control of the Middle East we'd have done it already. We have the military might and ability, what we don't have is the desire. Furthermore, how is helping the Iraqis or the Afghans stop a bunch of brainwashed psychotic thugs from walking into marketplaces and blowing up innocents in their Terror War against everyone who does not believe as they do helping us take over the Middle East? Neither one is putting our tanks into Damascus, Jerusalem, Riyidah, Tehran, or any other place that we would have to be in order to "control" the Region. Heck – we're not even getting cheap oil out of the deal.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  21. A. Smith, Oregon

    Whatever Osama bin Ladin states about US Justice or not, The Death Penalty should be taken OFF the table in regards to the alleged enemy combatants held for over 7 years in Gitmo without trial and many without any charges.

    America should remove the Death Penalty from it's sentencing guidelines which would ease the burden of costly litigation, remove obstacles to deportation of overseas criminals and force the few remaining country's with the Death Penalty on their sentencing guidelines to revisit there own legal systems.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  22. KidKanada

    I 100% agree with Andrew Lubin

    Greetings from Canada

    March 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Derek Renfro

    When we start conducting this "war on terrorism" like it's a real war, maybe we can make some headway. We act as if "collateral damage" will cause Muslims across the globe to dislike us. Well, they already do and engaging the enemy like we are in a high school poularity contest will not change these feelings.

    War is a horrible thing no matter how you look at it but to enter conflict without fully engaging the enemy is, at best, a waste of time. At worst it simply inflames the enemy and allows them time to adapt and retaliate.

    Sometimes, innocent people must die in order to achieve a decisive victory. Look at Dresden, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. No one will disagree that these were all horrible incidents, but few will diagree with their necessity and effectiveness at bringing a long and terrible war to an end. All we are doing now is dragging out the horror when we need to end this quickly and decisively.

    March 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  24. hoorah

    Yeah Daniel, you really are a moron. That sounds exactly like something a a Talibani fascist would say. Go play in traffic dude.

    March 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  25. richard kenekuk

    This post would be hilarious if it wasn't so pathetic. As the counterintelligence "official" stated, It's never NOT been him. Of course not, how would that serve the larger interests of US counterintelligence or the defense apparatus...Who is verifying these conveniently released audio tapes? "Counterintelligence"? The Pentagon? NSA? CIA? Another case of (Silver) spoon fed "news"....as dictated by the anonymous government "official" to Pam B. The Orwellian nature of this response speaks volumes.

    Folks, wake up. The language of this so- called official is tactical disinformation. Of course, it's always HIM!...of whom we must all fear for our lives and thank our lucky stars the Pentagon, etc. is receiving over a trillion dollars this year. A bloated "defense" apparatus never saved a sinking ship of state. Just ask the Soviets...

    March 26, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  26. Daniel_is_an_idiot

    That remark reflects your ignorance of what America stands for.

    March 26, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  27. Singaporean

    I don't believe Osama bin Laden is alive. If he is alive, I'm sure american satellite and american intelligent secret agents would have found himby now. If they are not able to locate him, I'm sure someone would have informed his hiding place for money. I believe this is a fabrication for attacking americans.

    March 26, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  28. Capt Pandit

    All the civil society world over should ignore thugs like Osama Bin Laden. In fact, i request the media world over, to clamp a total blackout on statements & videos of these criminals.No country should make any comments/ statements on such Thugs.
    These criminals should be fought with more vigour and ferocity. The humanity will conquer over Evil, ultimately. I salute all the people and soldiers engaged in the fight against these criminals.
    God bless you all with reward of peace and prosperity.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  29. guinevere

    I agree Daniel. Bin Laden, just like the underpants bomber, is a ruse to make us throw up our hands and squeal "help us help us" to the government so that they can step in and make us feel "safe" again. The truth will be known.

    March 26, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  30. Iraq Paramedic

    To Daniel,
    I will pray for you young man because you obviously do not know anything other than what your liberal, left wing, cursive, perverse, immorral, ungodly associates have told you. You might try traveling over there before running off at the mouth. Osama & the Sheikh are 2 of the worst & they would not hesitate to slaughter you & all your associates.

    March 26, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  31. emmanuel herbert

    unlike the al quaeda that goes on jungle way of justice we deemed it fit to execute that manslaughter from all angle of justice.even the holy quaran support this execution,eye for eye especially on the innocent

    March 25, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Jersey

    Wow so Hajji says kill em but Daniel and Curt say its all Washington's fault?? Am I in bizarro world or somthing?

    March 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  33. George from NJ

    It would have been really good if GWB had meant what he said: "Bin Laden, Wanted Dead or Alive!"

    March 25, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  34. bnye

    You gotta love these conspiracy-theorists and pacifists....

    March 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jenn

    Ooooooo...Daniel...you scares me son.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Dan

    Daniel,
    I'm curious – do you actually KNOW you're insane? I've always wondered if the truly insane actually knew they were insane. I mean, when you're sitting in a pile of cheetos, reading "Conspiracy theory" magazine, theorizing how the Israelis actually committed 9/11, do you ever stop and say "Wow! I'm completely crazy!"

    GAIN control of the middle east? To what end? Control the oil? Hint, hint, Dan-o – we pretty much already do that. Take over the middle east? Why? so we can deal with MORE whack job jihadists? No thanks.

    Tell you what – since it's "So obvious" OBL is dead, why don't you tell us the facts off which you based that assumption, despite overwhelming opposition from, I don't know, every single informed source on the planet...?

    March 25, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Das

    Conspiracies..

    March 25, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Ricardo

    It is an outrage to hear from this man still. Why hasn't he been captured along with his fellow assasins? Bin Laden and his followers bring shame to humanity! Any action against these killers is justified but since we are civilized people the punishment shall come through an open and fair judicial system.
    These people have been killing innocent lives for decades!

    March 25, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Mike

    Now that is hysterical. The official is right that any tape by any terrorist "threatening" Americans is ludicrous. Actually its just plain redundant. I have to say it does not matter much who the tapes come from and I am thrilled to hear that our government has decided in general not to give such hate speech a response. As to the poster above who suggests that we are in a war "to gain control of the Middle East," I am impressed that you managed a level of irony here, responding to one ludicrous statement with another.

    March 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  40. John Patton

    I'm split on this, in a slight sense. How much does the government spend on defense? How many US born have died in the War on Terrorism? And we can't capture or kill this piece of dirt, human debris, because, why? We don't want to offend anyone's sense of sensibility. OHH!, or maybe it's the fact we are addicts dependent on oil?

    Political correctness aside, I believe we act in pure self interest, U.S. Contitutional interest, and 'provide for the common defense', by wiping out anyone associated genetically, politically, religiously, or socially with ObL, to the 4th degree of consanguinity.

    It is simple: Our existence as a representative republic, or fundamentalist theocracy? I just happen to believe in the Law of the Land, the US Constitution. At least insofar as it applies to US citizens. He and his cohorts are not. And if they are, afford them due process.

    Our representatives, our leaders,( be they any of the three branches constitutionaly mandated) need to get off their collective rear ends, and take care of business. This trivial whimpering needs to end.

    March 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Lorraine

    hmm.. I dont understand why al-qaeda would oppose any of their operatives dying at our hands when they readily commit suicide in the name of jihad and allah. what... you have kill your own self to get the 70 virgins-in-heaven grand prize? what difference should it make to them? doesnt make a lick of sense.

    March 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  42. D^2

    Let's make everybody happy. If UBL surrenders, then KSM's charges can be referred in a non-capital case. Yes, let's negotiate. I'd rather my bumper stick not read 'We don't negotiate with terrorists" but instead "We got the MF. Yaay." Just sayin.

    March 25, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Daniel

    Since it's obvious that Osama bin Laden is already dead,those video tapes are most probably a fabrication of Western intelligence used by the right-wing thugs in Washington trying to scare the rest of us into supporting their insidious war to gain control of the Middle East.

    March 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sal

      This is the only intelligent comment thus far.

      March 27, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Curt

    The torture and killing of Danny Pearl was reprehensible. But the statement that "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed took responsibility for the Pearl killing in a written declaration submitted to a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay" has no validity.

    Recall that we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 183 times. Did Khalid Sheikh Mohammed play a part in Mr. Pearl's execution? Maybe, maybe not. We can't know by what 'confessions' he makes when those confessions are received based on torture. This should be obvious to everyone.

    We wouldn't consider a confession valid if the shoe were on the other foot. If one of our troops had been tortured, then confesses to some crime, nobody would give it any credence. Yet no only does the man on the street appear to believe such confessions are true but so does our press and worst of all, our military justice system.

    March 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Hajji Muhammad salim

    Inshallah... I guess living in a cave with what's left of his goats has made him stupid... I agree... Now he threatens to kill americans ? What a psychopath! they've been doing that EVEN BEFORE 9/11 – Oh yeah – but these animals dont mind blowing up their own kind – women and children and old men ! ... Any excuse to be famous... WHAT?! for 72 virgins?... How shallow an excuse can you make.... Just goes to show how little these animals respect their own kind....May they rot in hell... Go ahead my friends – let's execute these swine....

    March 25, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Donna McMahan

    We should use every means possible to capture Bin Laden – turn over
    every rock in Pakistan if necessary. Please don't kill him – arrest him and
    put his ass on trial in about 20 years. Enough is Enough.

    March 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Larry M

    This message is clearly intended to terrorize Americans into not executing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. It will not work, we will try and execute him. I tell bin Laden this: If you dare to kill captured Americans in response to Mohammed's execution, we will take the following actions: 1) we will nuke the entire region in Waziristan or wherever we know you are hiding, turning the land radioactive for the next hundred years. You will die of radiation poisoning slowly if you are not turned to dust by the explosion itself.

    We will then turn our bombs on whatever countries are supporting terrorism. Now you be afraid you miserable excuse for a man. Men don't kill innocents, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is not innocent, in fact he confessed to killing Danny Pearl and beheading him.

    It is your time to be terrified, watch the skies. We are coming for you. Remember, you reap what you sow you poor excuse for a human being.

    March 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Dan Lafayette,IN

    We should execute all convicted al Qaeda terrorists and then let God pass judgment on them!

    March 25, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  49. andrew lubin

    What's really the height of adsurdity is that this piece of dirt is still alive.

    Every day OBL remains alive is a reminder that you can attack the United States and get away with murder. Shame on the Bush, Cheyney, Rumsfeld for taking their eye off the ball in Afghanistan to invade Iraq.

    March 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |