By Doug Newman

January 26, 2010

Posted at Freedom4um and Facebook.

So another audiotape has surfaced purportedly of Osama Bin Laden claiming that Al-Qaeda was behind the “Eunuch bomber” (1) episode on an airplane in Detroit on Christmas day.

How many of these tapes have surfaced over the last 8-plus years?

If a TV station in your town showed a video recording of a robbery at your neighborhood 7-11, don’t you think people would demand that this video be turned over to authorities as evidence in catching the perps? And wouldn't this constitute probable cause for a judge to issue a warrant for its seizure as evidence in the case?

If the feds are at all serious about apprehending Bin Laden and bringing him to justice, don’t you think that, instead of waging multiple wars and slaughtering countless innocents, they would simply trace these Bin Laden tapes back to their source and nab the guy they say is the tip of the terrorist spear? The Constitution provides for something called a Letter of Marque of Reprisal, which is a warrant to go after the perps of things like terrorism.

Uncle Sam’s pursuit of Osama Bin Laden is as sincere as OJ Simpson’s pursuit of Ron and Nicole’s real killers. Have a look at the FBI’s “most wanted” poster of Bin Laden. It says he is wanted in connection with the 1998 embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya, as well as “other terrorist attacks.” Calling 9/11 “another terrorist attack” is like calling the Grand Canyon “another hole in the ground.”

To this day, Bin Laden has never been formally charged in connection with 9/11.

Did you ever stop to think that maybe - just maybe - the right is lying to you about terror in the same way that the left is lying to you about global warming? These people have.

(1) I did not originate this term. I just wish I knew who did, so I could give proper credit.

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