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Nicholas_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-30-04 12:15 PM
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5. I have a strong feeling that Bin Laden and Al Qaeda
Issued some kind of warning just prior to the attack on 9/11 and that Bush did not take the warning. The hints that this may have been what occured are all over the latest tapes, and frequently we get toned down translations of Al Qaeda tape releases.

For example, the tape released by Bin Laden just as we invaded Iraq was translated with something like "We know that Saddam and his socialist government are bad, but first the Iraqi people must repel the Bush and the Western Crusaders, and then deal with Hussein.

The actual transation was far harsher on Hussein, vcalling him an apostate and his government un-Islamic, and that as an apostate bin Laden must be overthrowen and killed in the most brutal manner.

The actual message of the tape was that Hussein was an apostate, while the crusders were infidels. The punishement for apostasy in Islam is death and a pretty brutal death.

I imagine that the message of this tape was altered somewhat to favor Bush administration talking points.

Do you remember the long tape that was found in Afghanistan and the days or even weeks it took for us to hear a "translation" It really would not take all that much time for an Arabic speaker to translate it verbatim. But to change the message so it reflected what the Bush Administration wanted, without appearing to really vary from the real Arabic meaning would have taken much more time.
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