Al Qaeda released a statement on jihadist forums Friday confirming the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden, according to SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors Islamist websites.
The development comes days after U.S. troops killed bin Laden in a raid on a compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.
The statement, translated by SITE, lauded the late militant, threatened to take action against the United States, and urged Pakistanis to “rise up and revolt.”
Bin Laden’s death will serve as a “curse that chases the Americans and their agents, and goes after them inside and outside their countries,” the message said.
“Soon — with help from Allah — their happiness will turn into sorrow, and their blood will be mixed with their tears,” it said.
The statement said al Qaeda will “continue on the path of jihad, the path walked upon by our leaders … without hesitation or reluctance.”
“We will not deviate from that or change until Allah judges between us and between our enemy with truth. Indeed, He is the best of all judges. Nothing will harm us after that, until we see either victory and success and conquest and empowerment, or we die trying.”
It said that Americans “will never enjoy security until our people in Palestine enjoy it.”
“The soldiers of Islam, groups and individuals, will continue planning without tiredness or boredom, and without despair or surrender, and without weakness or stagnancy, until they cause the disaster that makes children look like the elderly!”
It urged Pakistanis “to cleanse this shame that has been attached to them by a clique of traitors and thieves” and “from the filth of the Americans who spread corruption in it.”
Bin Laden and other militants used the Internet to post messages to their followers before and after al Qaeda’s September, 11, 2001 attack on the United States.
There you go conspiracy supporters. He IS dead, now get your head out of your ass and stop making an argument over everything that happens in this world. These people suck, they waste their lives trying to harm others thinking that their afterlife is going to be euphoric. Crazy people. I hope we keep hunting them down one by one until they break and do it just like we did to Bin Laden. None of this capture and trial bull…just kill them, they do not deserve anything else. It just costs us Americans millions in the end.
After the Celtics had fought back to tie the game at 80-80 midway through the fourth quarter, the Heat used a 14-0 run to put the game away and won 102- 91 on Tuesday night.
Rajon Rondo did his best to pull the Celtics within striking distance and finished with a team-high 20 points and game-high 12 assists, but it wasn’t enough to counter the firepower of LeBron James (35 points) and Dwyane Wade (28 points).
DAMMIT!!! I did not want to see them lose last nights game. Getting a win while you are away is absolutely essential. We played like shit, couldn’t contain Lebron, and just let Bibby have wide open shots. We were playing flat and our big three sucked. We need to win the next two games at home.
The Russian website that allows complete strangers to jump from one awkward random video chat to the next was all the rageamong the Web’s tastemakers in the first half of last year, but it seems like everyone’s now pretty much moved on. The fact that the site was – and is still – frequently used by creepswho couldn’t seem to keep their pants on didn’t help much in that regard.
Anyway, Chatroulette is still around, and despite the existence of sites like YouTube, VEVO and direct competitors such asTinychat, they claim to be the ‘largest video social network’ in the world, attracting more than 20 million visitors per month.
Chatroulette plans to announce later today that, in the past six months, it has been doing everything it can to remove all ‘inappropriate content’ from the website. The company says it has developed “both electronic and human methods” to clear the site of sneaky masturbators and whatnot, using optical recognition techniques and 32 full-time reviewing agents, which I like to refer to as cock capturing systems and full-time genital gawkers instead.
Haha awesome. Chatroullete had a great idea but it is overwhelming how many creapy people use the site. Penis everywhere. Hopefully this works!
Pakistan reacted with dismay Wednesday at CIA director Leon Panetta’s assertion that it had not done enough to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, saying there is now “total mistrust” between the United States and Pakistan.
A senior Pakistani intelligence official was reacting to reports that Panetta had told House members Tuesday that Pakistan’s role in determining bin Laden’s whereabouts was troubling.
According to two sources in a closed door briefing, Panetta told lawmakers “either they were involved or incompetent. Neither place is a good place to be.”
If Panetta made such a comment, the Pakistani intelligence official said, “What worse statement can come than that we heard from Panetta? I am afraid this statement is totally regrettable. (Panetta) of all people knows how much we have been doing.”
The Pakistani official, who did not want to be named, said his country had been generously sharing intelligence with its American counterparts. He expressed anger that the United States did not inform Pakistan in advance about Sunday’s U.S. mission that killed bin Laden in Pakistan.
“We have been sharing everything with them, but they have been selectively sharing with us,” the official said. “They are entirely dependent on what we provided them. Why were details (of the operation) not shared with us?”
In an interview with Time magazine, Panetta said “it was decided that any effort to work with the Pakistanis could jeopardize the mission. They might alert the targets.”
Sen. Richard Lugar, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he thinks many Pakistanis might have known where bin Laden was, including people in the government.
“This is one reason we did not inform the Pakistanis of our actions,” he said Tuesday, noting “there were probably many who were very uncomfortable about the presence likewise.”
Why should we trust the Pakistan government? Bin Laden has been at this spot for about 5 years! Just 30 minutes from a major city. He was not in some cave, in the mountains, or underground like we had expected. He was in clear site, in a building that stuck out like a sore thumb. If these people did not know or had no idea about his whereabouts then they are just plain dumb. The building is on a private lot, has 18 foot walls with barbed wire at the top, and is bigger than surrounding buildings…seems suspicious to me.
I am glad that we did not notify Pakistan of what we are doing, how could we trust them? What if they were trying to house Osama, he would have been long gone by the time we got there.
You suck Pakistan, glad you get no more support from us.
Gigwalk wants to put your smartphone to work. On Wednesday the startup is launching its platform for on-demand, on-location task completion.
Businesses can use Gigwalk to post simple projects that can be completed by anyone who has a smartphone. A project might, for instance, ask users to take photos of a restaurant’s menu and answer a series of questions (i.e. “Is the establishment wheelchair friendly?”).
Using an iPhone app [iTunes link], Gigwalk members — or “Gigwalkers” — sign up to complete tasks near them in exchange for between $3 and $90 per task.
It’s not exactly a fulltime job, but it is an easy way to score some fast extra cash. The highest paid Gigwalker in the six-month long private beta earned $2,173 for 277 completed “gigs.”
“Every single iPhone or Android is a node in a network,” says co-founder and CEO Ariel Seidman. “We’re trying to activate that node and say that it actually contribute to a workforce.”
This is pretty neat. I will definitely sign up for this. Make some spending money to do some small jobs, why not? Cool idea!