3:15 PM: CIA CANNOT AUTHENTICATE TAPE: See UPDATE Below
I first heard on FOX news that ABC received a new Al Qaeda tape this weekend in Pakistan. Drudge has the story online. It is now in the hands of the CIA being analyzed for authentication.
In the last week before the election, ABCNEWS is holding a videotaped message from a purported al Qaeda terrorist warning of a new attack on America, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
The terrorist claims on tape the next attack will dwarf 9/11. "The streets will run with blood," and "America will mourn in silence" because they will be unable to count the number of the dead. Further claims: America has brought this on itself for electing George Bush who has made war on Islam by destroying the Taliban and making war on Al Qaeda.
Notice the blame America sins? We will pay because we elected George Bush! We will pay because we dared to eliminate the murderous Taliban, and capture 3,000 members of Al Qaeda!
Now tell me again that we haven't waged an effective war on terror?
Our enemy, the murderers who killed innocent men, women, and children on 09/11, (and in Bali, in Turkey, in Spain, in Russia, etc.), now think Americans will shake in fear over their ravings, turn back from our determination to eliminate them as a threat, and vote for John Kerry, who has an anti-war record going back to the early 1970's. That's what this tape is about. They want you and I to shake in fear as we go to the polls, just as they managed to change the outcome of the election in Spain.
WE CANNOT GIVE THE ENEMY WHAT THEY WANT!
I believe in the American people. I trust that we will continue to stand behind President Bush, our troops, and the committment to eliminate the threat of a few thousand murdering thugs who believe we will be intimidated by their cruel inhumane behavior. We are not a nation of people who listen to bullies. We learned young that bullies need to be stood up to be stopped. For that reason I now know that President will continue to lead this great nation spreading liberty and freedom to people who have only known oppression and terror.
FOUR MORE YEARS!
Let it be on your breath and in every action you take in these last important days as we go to the polls and tell these animals that the people of America stand firm in our resolve and are even more determined to be led by President Bush who is willing to risk everything because he trusts the people he serves to see beyond the chatter we are fed daily by the pundits. George Bush trusts that Americans will not tire, will not falter, and will not fail. We will prevail against the pure evil that is Al Qaeda.
Now online at FOX too.
UPDATE 3:15 PM Central: The CIA reports that they can't authenticate the tape. In light of that, do I feel I've jumped the gun? Well, I did report the tape was in the process of being authenticated, but I also assumed the leaks of the content were valid. For that I apologize. We'll have to wait and see. It doesn't change my sentiments that Al Qaeda will consider it a win for their cause if we choose to vote George Bush out of office, so I'm going to leave the post up with update warnings at the top and here.