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Monday, November 08, 2004

OSAMA BIN LADEN AND THE US ELECTION

Anyone who is skeptical that Osama bin Laden tried to influence the US presidential election should read this story from The Debka File, a source with close connections to Israeli intelligence: "Bin Laden's Videotape Was Hit-and-Run Assault on US Election" http://debka.com/article.php?aid=928.

His attempt to influence the election against Bush failed, obviously. But that he tried this method indicates how weak al Qaeda has become. Osama was unable to launch an attack on the US homeland, which would have been a more powerful way to influence the election, as it was the Spanish election. Osama was reduced to words as propaganda.

The episode indicates that the terrorist war will be focued in Iraq, not in the US.

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