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(CNN) -- Osama bin Laden's No. 2 man in al Qaeda has threatened more destruction in London, saying that British Prime Minister Tony Blair would be to blame.

 

In a video broadcast Thursday on Arabic-language TV station Al Jazeera Ayman al-Zawahiri also issued a warning for the United States.

 

"To the British, I am telling you that Blair brought you destruction in the middle of London and more will come, God willing," he said.

 

He appeared to be referring to the two attacks on London's transit system on July 7 and July 21. The first bombings killed 52 commuters and the four bombers. No one was killed in the second attack, in which the bombs failed to detonate.

 

Al-Zawahiri, a 54-year-old Egyptian doctor, is bin Laden's closest adviser. After the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, the U.S. State Department offered a $25 million award for information leading to al-Zawahiri's apprehension.

 

In the video, al-Zawahiri also issued several warnings for the United States.

 

"Our message is clear -- what you saw in New York and Washington (in 2001) and what you are seeing in Afghanistan and Iraq, all these are nothing compared to what you will see next."

 

He also warned the United States to "stop stealing our oil and wealth and stop supporting corrupt rulers."

 

"If you continue your politics against Muslims, you will see, God willing, such horror that you will forget the horrors of Vietnam."

 

Al-Zawahiri reminded the United States and its allies of the "hudna" (truce) that bin Laden offered last year in return for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Muslim lands.

 

"Didn't Osama bin Laden tell you that you would never dream of peace until we actually live it in Palestine and before all the infidel armies withdraw from the land of Mohammed?

 

"Instead (of accepting the truce), you spilled rivers of blood in our countries, and we exploded volcanoes of anger in your countries."

 

He told the American people that their leaders are lying to them about the Iraq war and called for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces.

 

"The truth that has been kept from you by (President) Bush, (Secretary of State Condoleezza) Rice and (Defense Secretary Donald) Rumsfeld is that there is no way out of Iraq without immediate withdrawal, and any delay on this means only more dead, more losses.

 

"If you don't leave today, certainly you will leave tomorrow, and after tens of thousands of dead, and double that figure in disabled and wounded."

 

A U.S. intelligence official told CNN the video was being analyzed, but quickly pointed out that "there has never been a false tape" from al-Zawahiri.

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I don't know why they would attack Florida, there isn't anything of value to destroy down here.

 

One of the major cities on either coast would make more sense as a target.

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the port of miami and port everglades are highly valuable assets. port everglades is one of the deepest and most valuable ports in the southeast and port of miami deals with all of latin america, we're totally f***ed if they screw iwth that

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Why are we holding back anything now? Shouldnt we be taking out AQ right now? It should be a 100x worse for AQ right now. Unless "they" is who we choose to punish collaterally.

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Im talking throwing out all rules. Telling the world to get F***ed. Going into every country we feel has terrorists and sending 50000 marines. Play by our rules. Youd probably be against that.

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Why are we holding back anything now? Shouldnt we be taking out AQ right now? It should be a 100x worse for AQ right now.? Unless "they" is who we choose to punish collaterally.

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Possibly because this is just a terrorist organization and not a country. Also, North Korea threatens WW3 all the time and we don't invade them ever. It's not even newsworthy anymore.

 

We don't invade people at the drop of a hat (or a few words) because we're not the bad guys. And we don't know exactly where these guys are located (small sects across some havy-duty religious/political ticking timebombs will do that). And where do we draw lines at "taking names"? Shouldn't we finish this awesome War in Iraq before wasting more American lives in some useless continent to continent search for Al-Qeada?

 

Once again some worthless info gets to the masses who couldn't do anything with that information regardless of knowing it or not (the "It's a RED ALERT, what do we do!?" "Well, put the turkey in the oven and let's have dinner" effect). Typical scare tactics. There's TONS of these videos.

 

I can't validate taking away, in some small way, basic freedoms and liberties away from Americans to "avoid" terrorist attacks that may or may not happen. The price of a free society is crap like this can happen at any time. It sucks, but we tacitly consent to it by voting and living here and using the public works. I like the system. We have to keep our borders open and and our eyes for anything, but really, until we have some hard evidence to go on, we can't do anything.

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Why are we holding back anything now? Shouldnt we be taking out AQ right now? It should be a 100x worse for AQ right now. Unless "they" is who we choose to punish collaterally.

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Im talking throwing out all rules. Telling the world to get F***ed. Going into every country we feel has terrorists and sending 50000 marines. Play by our rules. Youd probably be against that.

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I think youve watched one too many Chuck Norris movies.

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Why are we holding back anything now? Shouldnt we be taking out AQ right now? It should be a 100x worse for AQ right now. Unless "they" is who we choose to punish collaterally.

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Possibly because this is just a terrorist organization and not a country. Also, North Korea threatens WW3 all the time and we don't invade them ever. It's not even newsworthy anymore.

 

We don't invade people at the drop of a hat (or a few words) because we're not the bad guys. And we don't know exactly where these guys are located (small sects across some havy-duty religious/political ticking timebombs will do that). And where do we draw lines at "taking names"? Shouldn't we finish this awesome War in Iraq before wasting more American lives in some useless continent to continent search for Al-Qeada?

 

Once again some worthless info gets to the masses who couldn't do anything with that information regardless of knowing it or not (the "It's a RED ALERT, what do we do!?" "Well, put the turkey in the oven and let's have dinner" effect). Typical scare tactics. There's TONS of these videos.

 

I can't validate taking away, in some small way, basic freedoms and liberties away from Americans to "avoid" terrorist attacks that may or may not happen. The price of a free society is crap like this can happen at any time. It sucks, but we tacitly consent to it by voting and living here and using the public works. I like the system. We have to keep our borders open and and our eyes for anything, but really, until we have some hard evidence to go on, we can't do anything.

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There are a lot of things we could be doing that are absolutley feasible. Right now, MS-13 is activley helping AQ in South America such that they are practically allies. MS-13 could be infiltrated since they operated less by a cell system. The religious nut cases in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan need to be addressed too. The problem is nobody really cares and everyone just assumes by default that the current leadership is doing a good job. This war has taken way too much time and resources. The strategy FTF suggests is the core problem. It ignores an intilligent approach to counter terrorism in favor of blow em up and ask questions later. Guess what, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT AQ WANTS. They dont want people on their side. They just want people who are against America. The more we alienate people and tell them to "f*** off, we do what we want," the more convuluted this war gets. As Bill Maher has said, Iraq was our way of saying "we are so pissed off, we are not only going to get you, but we are going to get your cousin who had nothing to do with it." Thats the emotional foreign policy FTF wants. That just doesnt work.

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There are a lot of things we could be doing that are absolutley feasible. Right now, MS-13 is activley helping AQ in South America such that they are practically allies. MS-13 could be infiltrated since they operated less by a cell system. The religious nut cases in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan need to be addressed too. The problem is nobody really cares and everyone just assumes by default that the current leadership is doing a good job. This war has taken way too much time and resources. The strategy FTF suggests is the core problem. It ignores an intilligent approach to counter terrorism in favor of blow em up and ask questions later. Guess what, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT AQ WANTS. They dont want people on their side. They just want people who are against America. The more we alienate people and tell them to "f*** off, we do what we want," the more convuluted this war gets. As Bill Maher has said, Iraq was our way of saying "we are so pissed off, we are not only going to get you, but we are going to get your cousin who had nothing to do with it." Thats the emotional foreign policy FTF wants. That just doesnt work.

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EXACTLY.

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These guys don't have the balls to come out to a fair fight. They've got to be all secretive and stuff and kill innocent people.

 

 

If it were me, I'd find out where every single family member of these @holes live and bomb the **** out of them. Then they'll really know what it is like to lose someone close to them over nothing.

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These guys don't have the balls to come out to a fair fight. They've got to be all secretive and stuff and kill innocent people.

 

 

If it were me, I'd find out where every single family member of these @holes live and bomb the **** out of them. Then they'll really know what it is like to lose someone close to them over nothing.

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Problem with your theory is that this guys are crazy enough to not care that their close family members have died. They would probably find a way to turn it into a martydom for allah.

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