So much for the terrorist not being mad at us anymore. Seems like they aren't particularly impressed with President-Elect Obama. "America has put on a new face, but its heart full of hate, mind drowning in greed, and spirit which spreads evil, murder, repression and despotism continue to be the same as always," the deputy of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden said.
Zawahri goes on to call Obama a house negro. Ayman al-Zawahri said in the message, which appeared on militant Web sites, that Obama is "the direct opposite of honorable black Americans" like Malcolm X, the 1960s African-American rights leader.
In al-Qaida's first response to Obama's victory, al-Zawahri also called the president-elect — along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice —"house Negroes."
Well at least Zawahri was being bi-partisan
Zawahri did not threaten specific attacks, but warned Obama that he was "facing a Jihadi (holy war) awakening and renaissance which is shaking the pillars of the entire Islamic world; and this is the fact which you and your government and country refuse to recognize and pretend not to see."
I have to agree with Zawahri here. It does seem like most people here have forgotten we are fighting a war.
He said Obama's victory showed Americans acknowledged that President George W. Bush's policies were a failure and that the result was an "admission of defeat in Iraq."
Seems to me some of us were saying that electing Obama would inspire the terrorist.
However Obama's actions will have much more to do with what happens in Iraq than any statement some guy makes from a cave. Right now it looks like we'll be there until 2011, due to the status of forces agreement which President Bush and the Iraqi government just agreed on. Then we will withdrawal and let the Iraqi's defend their own country. If Obama tries to leave earlier we may have major a problem on our hands. However I don't see any reason Obama would try to leave earlier 2011 is before 2012 so he can tell everyone he kept his promise to get troops out of Iraq during his re-election campaign. The fact he had absolutely nothing to do with it won't even be mentioned most likely.
Obama has promised a surge into Afganistan during his first term as President. Al-Qaida says they will be waiting.
"Be aware that the dogs of Afghanistan have found the flesh of your soldiers to be delicious, so send thousands after thousands to them," al-Zawahri said.
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