Friday, January 29, 2010

Bin Laden's Hip New Message: Global Warming, Same Old Goal

Perhaps realizing that his calls for jihad and terror have limited appeal, Bin Laden is now targeting a broader audience through a new message emphasizing the dangers of global warming. Unsurprisingly, his solution remains the same, destroy the United States and other Western industrial countries who are responsible for the death of millions through climate change.

Boy this guy's got some serious political game; if your message isn't finding much acceptance, just rehash it to fit the popular trend of the day and all of a sudden you sound no different than Al Gore or the other celebrated global warming preachers. Hell, maybe he won't have to live in a cave anymore, he'll stay in luxury hotels instead, fly around in a private jet, and all the while still keep true to his original goal of destroying the West. The only question is when will he get his Nobel Peace Prize and funding from the UN? Al-Queda Against Global Warming: Death to America, could be the next big NGO, well done Bin Laden!

Osama bin Laden blamed the United States and other industrialised countries for causing global warming in an extraordinary message issued yesterday.

In a departure from his usual religious rants, the Al Qaeda leader lectured on the dangers of climate change, claiming the only solution was to 'bring the wheels of the American economy' to a halt.

Rather than vows to inflict death and destruction on the U.S. and its allies, the man behind the September 11 atrocity in New York discussed the environmental future of the planet and monetary policy.

'This is a message to the whole world about those who are causing climate change, whether deliberately or not, and what we should do about that,' he declared.

He blamed Western industrialised nations for hunger, causing flooding and the destruction of fertile ground across the globe.

And he warned solutions must be 'drastic' rather than 'partial'.

Although bin Laden has briefly referred to climate change and global warming in past messages, this fresh audiotape was his first dedicated to the topic.

The speech, which included almost no religious rhetoric, has been interpreted as an attempt by the terror leader to broaden the appeal of his message beyond Islamic militants.

'Talk about climate change is not an ideological luxury but a reality,' he said in the tape released to the Al Jazeera television network, adding: 'All of the industrialised countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility.'

Bin Laden referred to the fact that while wealthy nations had agreed to the Kyoto Protocol that binds them to emissions targets, former U.S. President George Bush later rejected such limitations in deference to big business.

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