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txradioguy
05-06-2011, 08:44 AM
CAIRO -- Al Qaeda confirmed the killing of Usama bin Laden Friday and vowed revenge, saying Americans' "happiness will turn to sadness" in the first statement by the terror network since its leader was slain in a U.S. commando raid against his Pakistani hideout.

The confirmation came as newly uncovered documents found in bin Laden's residence revealed Al Qaeda plans for derailing an American train on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Terror experts have said bin Laden's death on Monday was a setback for Al Qaeda but the threat of attacks remains and could even spike in coming days from individuals or small extremist groups inspired to take revenge for the killing.

The statement, dated Tuesday but posted Friday on militant websites, opens the way for the group to name a successor to bin Laden. His deputy Ayman al-Zawahri is now the most prominent figure in the group and a likely contender to take his place.

"The blood of the holy warrior sheik, Usama bin Laden, God bless him, is too precious to us and to all Muslims to go in vain," the statement said. "We will remain, God willing, a curse chasing the Americans and their agents, following them outside and inside their countries."

"Soon, God willing, their happiness will turn to sadness," it said, "their blood will be mingled with their tears."

The group gave no indication how it will retaliate. But separate details emerged Friday showing that bin Laden was scheming how to hit the United States hard again.

Materials confiscated by the Navy SEALs who killed the Al Qaeda leader in Abbotabad, Pakistan, reveal the rail attack planning as of February 2010. One idea outlined in handwritten notes was to tamper with an unspecified U.S. rail track so that a train would fall off the track at a valley or a bridge.

Counterterrorism officials said they believe the plot was only in the initial planning stages. The FBI and Homeland Security issued an intelligence bulletin with details of the plan to law enforcement around the country. The bulletin, marked "for official use only," was obtained by The Associated Press.

Rather than making vehement cries of vengeance, the Al Qaeda statement -- entitled "You lived as a good man, you died as a martyr" -- struck a tone of calmness and continuation. Though it included praise of bin Laden, much of the 11-paragraph statement was dedicated to underlining that Al Qaeda would live on, depicting him as just another in a line of "martyrs" from the group.

"It is impossible, impossible. Sheik Usama didn't build an organization to die when he dies," the statement read. "The university of faith, Quran and jihad from which bin Laden graduated will not close its doors," it added.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/05/06/al-qaeda-confirms-bin-ladens-death-islamist-websites/

Apocalypse
05-06-2011, 09:12 AM
Still should release the photos of Bin Laden dead for all to see. We all know this will not end the questions as people will say they are lying to cover for Osama and help hide him.

SarasotaRepub
05-06-2011, 09:26 AM
I'm glad they're around to tell us these things...:rolleyes::D

Odysseus
05-06-2011, 11:10 AM
I'm glad they're around to tell us these things...:rolleyes::D

Really. Maybe they'll release some death photos.

txradioguy
05-06-2011, 12:30 PM
Sounds like someone had the same photos we all want to see waiting in their inbox this morning. :D

Zathras
05-06-2011, 01:54 PM
Well, they are right...my happyness did turn to sadness when I realised the next day that The Obumbler was still President.

SaintLouieWoman
05-06-2011, 02:16 PM
The bulletin, marked "for official use only," was obtained by The Associated Press.


And how, pray tell, did the AP get the document? We're probably as unsafe from the AP as we are from the terrorists. :rolleyes:

txradioguy
05-06-2011, 02:30 PM
And how, pray tell, did the AP get the document? We're probably as unsafe from the AP as we are from the terrorists. :rolleyes:

Probably the same way Reuters got the pics of the tail boom of that helicopter...they paid for it.

SaintLouieWoman
05-06-2011, 03:02 PM
Probably the same way Reuters got the pics of the tail boom of that helicopter...they paid for it.

Such patriots! :rolleyes:

Hawkgirl
05-06-2011, 04:54 PM
Al Qaeda is upset? NO way!! :rolleyes:


We'll come after you too, bitches.