Terrorists try very hard to spread their disinformation. A key goal is to get others to spread it for them, especially ones who are holed up in a cave somewhere. Thus terrorists craft their disinformation into a sensational message that they hope gullible members of the global media will repeat.
So who got suckered into repeating the message of the number one terrorist in the world?
But Limbaugh isn’t alone. It’s a top story on Drudge. And here’s FoxNews:
Bin Laden Blames U.S. for Global Warming in New Tape
You can see the disinformation and the core message of hatred throughout the piece, but most especially here:
To stop global warming, he called for the “wheels of the American economy” to be brought to a halt. “This is possible … if the peoples of the world stop consuming American goods.”
“We must also stop dealings in the dollar and get rid of it as soon as possible,” he said. “I know that this has great consequences and grave ramifications, but it is the only means to liberate humanity from slavery and dependence on America.”
He also called for the “punishing and holding to account” of corporation chiefs, adding, “this should be easy for the American people to do, particularly those who were effected by Hurricane Katrina or those who lost their jobs, since these criminals live among them, particularly in Washington, New York and Texas.”
It’s amazing that any major media outlet is dumb enough to repeat this, let alone write analysis as if Bin Laden actual believes anything he says.
For the record, it simply is impossible to stop global warming by bringing the US economy to a halt. Only right-wing ideologues could get suckered into pushing this crap for the likes of Al Qaeda .
NOTE: Yes, I’m sorry to be covering this subject at all for my thousands of readers. I was planning on ignoring this, which is what the major media should do for any such message that comes from Bin Laden. But after Limbaugh and FoxNews got suckered into spreading this disinformation to their millions of followers, I felt I had no choice. I’d be interested in your thoughts.