al-Qaida leader, Osama bin Laden has
warned the European countries to get
back their troops from the Afghanistan
“A wise person would not waste
his sons and money for a gang of criminals
in Washington ... In summary, we are
not asking too much or an invalid
demand, but it would be fair that
you lift your oppression and withdraw
your troops,” – he said.
The tape was released by an Islamic
website yesterday. It was just under
five minutes long.
He also said that the war against
the Americans in Afghanistan will
end very soon.
“It won’t be long before
the war’s dust in Afghanistan
clears out, and you will not find
a trace of an American (soldier) ...
and it will be only us and you left,”
he said, addressing Europeans.
Reacting to this Interior Ministry
spokesman Stefan Paris said that the
video will be taken seriously.
“We are taking this video serious.
It is another step in the propaganda
of al Qaida,”—he said.
“We don’t let the terrorists
and their announcements put us in
a state of agitation,”—he