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Al-Qaeda: Hey, No Fair, You Didn’t Confront OBL on a Battlefield!



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This is from a translation of al-Qaeda’s statement confirming Osama bin Laden’s death:

Even when the Americans managed to kill Osama, they managed to do ONLY that by disgrace and betrayal. Men and heroes only should be confronted in the battlefields but at the end, that’s God’s fate.

I’m sorry, but is the group famous for blowing up embassies and hijacking airplanes and crashing them into skyscrapers and blowing up subways and buses and killing thousands of civilians around the world actually complaining that the U.S. Navy SEALs didn’t meet Osama on the battlefield?

You want to fight on a battlefield, then stay and fight at Tora Bora, you cowards. Don’t spend the better part of a decade hiding in Pakistani suburbs.

Also, the statement on OBL’s death refers to “Osama’s eyes.” I think it’s now just “eye” singular, fellas.


Tags: Osama bin Laden


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