Thursday, September 06, 2007

The language of war.

You may have heard on the news today about an internet jihadist site known to post messages from Al-Qaeda. The site seems to be down, but Stop The ACLU has some quotes. The quote you are seeing on the news is this:

there will be a special gift coming on the day of the blessed invasion of Manhattan.”

My Pet Jawa always has the best scoop on stuff like this.

Here is the news: (via Stop The ACLU)

Egypt (AP) - Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden plans a new video addressing the American people regarding the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, terror monitoring groups said Thursday.SITE Intelligence Group said an Internet announcement of the plan included a photo of the al-Qaida leader from the upcoming video—his beard, which in previous messages had been streaked with gray, was entirely dark.

The creepy thing to me is the phrase "invasion of Manhatten." There may be many (ahem) who don't think that Al Qaeda declared war on us on Sept. 11th. Many who think it was just an act of a madman. But make no mistake about it, they saw it as an invasion.