Cave paste says what?
Al-Jazeera on Thursday broadcast portions of an audiotape purportedly from Osama bin Laden, saying al-Qaida is making preparations for attacks in the United States but offering a possible truce to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan.
The voice on the tape said heightened security in the United States is not the reason there have been no attacks there since the Sept. 11, 2001, suicide hijackings.
Instead, the reason is “because there are operations that need preparations,” he said.
First, I tend to doubt that the voice is Bin Laden. Second, it seems to imply that the much maligned flypaper
afterthought, err, strategy is a consideration. See, a truce in Iraq and Afghanistan would mean they could devote their efforts to killing us white devils here in the west. So the guy claiming to be OBL wants to partially make nice and that is probably because things in Iraq and Afghanistan aren’t going the way they want.
Heightened security in the US can’t really deter all attacks. Our plan of confiscating toe-nail clippers and wiretapping of questionable legality is probably not effective so I tend to think they are in the planning stage.