New Bin Laden tape just surfaced...

  1. well, he's at it again.. new tape just surfaced... calling for suicide attacks against the US, its interests, and those Arab countries who supported thios war...
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  3. by   RN always
    I heard a rumor that they have some 5000 volunteers to be suicide victims. Has anyone heard that?
  4. by   jnette
    Not a number, no. DID hear they have NUMEROUS female suicide volunteers now, though.. even in this country.

    Egyptian higher-up also stated that where there was once ONE Bin Laden, now there will be thousands...
  5. by   Mkue
    Not sure if this true or just a comment but there is some thought that since some of the top al-qaeda figures have been captured, there hasn't been a lot of chatter. Maybe that is why OBL has resurfaced with the tapes to get his message out. And some still question whether he is still alive.
  6. by   Mkue
    Al Qaeda income plunges

    LONDON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's income has fallen by 90 percent since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, as a result of
    international efforts to freeze the funds of militant groups, a minister says.

    In the past 18 months, the international community has frozen $100 million (64 million pounds) of assets, Foreign Office minister Bill
    Rammell told a conference on Tuesday.

    The September 11 attacks themselves, he said, may have cost as little as $200,000.

    The U.S. government accuses al Qaeda of carrying out the September 11 attacks and is still looking for its leader, Osama bin Laden.

    "It is vitally important that we keep the issue of the financing of terrorism high on the public agenda," Rammell said. "Financing is the
    lifeblood on which terrorists survive. Without money, terrorists can't train. They can't travel. And they can't attack."

    Wednesday 09.04.2003, CET 01:33

    Interesting OBL is asking for suicide bombers OR monetary donations.
    Last edit by mkue on Apr 8, '03
  7. by   renerian
    Good information Kue. 5,000 would be alot of people committing horrible acts. I sure hope that is not true.