As-Sahab Media Foundation & Nefa Foundation – 2010-05-16 12:07:24
“The Way to Save the Earth”
Usama Bin Laden / As-Sahab Media Foundation & Nefa Foundation
(February 17, 2010 — This document is the transcript of a communiquÃ© released by Al-Qaidaâ€™s official As-Sahab Media Wing. It was obtained by NEFA investigators on behalf of the NEFA TerrorWatch subscription service.
The As-Sahab Media Foundation is the official propaganda arm of Al-Qaida and is the exclusive source of audio and video recordings of Bin Laden, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri and other high-ranking Al-Qaida leaders in South Asia. This transcript is provided for educational and informational purposes only.)
â€œAll praise is due to God, who created the Creation to worship Him alone, and ordered them to follow good and avoid evil, and forbade them from corruption on land and in the sea.â€
“This is a message to the whole world about those who cause climate change and its dangers — intentionally or unintentionally — and what we must do.”
“Talk of climate change isn’t extravagant speculation: it is a tangible fact which is not diminished by its being muddled by some greedy heads of major corporations. The effects of global warming have spread to all continents of the world.
“Drought, desertification and sands are advancing on one front, while on another front, torrential floods and huge storms the likes of which only used to be seen once every few decades now reoccur every few years. That’s in addition to the islands which are quietly and calmly sinking under the waters of the oceans.
“And the pattern is accelerating, and reports by organizations dealing with the affairs of displaced people estimate the displacement of as many as a billion humans during the next four decades as a result of this.”
“I am not about to talk here about partial solutions which merely lessen the harmful effects of global warming. Rather, I am going to talk about looking for a solution to the crisis at its roots.”
“In front of the world are the records which show the huge numbers of victims of climate change, some of whom died of hunger and others of whom died of drowning. In the same year in which [James E.] Hansen, NASA’s senior expert, confirmed the seriousness of global warming, 140,000 died and 24 million were displaced in floods in Bangladesh alone; and the caravan of victims of climate change hasn’t stopped since, so those behind it must be identified and a way of dealing with them specified.”
“All industrialized countries, especially the major ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis, except that most of them have called on each other to commit to the Kyoto Protocol and have agreed to reduce emissions of harmful gases.
“However, Bush Junior — and prior to him, Congress — rejected this agreement in order to please the major corporations. They, therefore, are the real culprits behind the assault on the global climate, and this isnâ€™t the first of their crimes against humanity: they themselves were also behind the current global financial crisis, and they themselves were behind all the speculation, monopolization and price rises in peoplesâ€™ sustenance. They are also behind globalization and its tragic consequences represented by its adding tens of millions of people to the ranks of the impoverished and unemployed.
And then, when the culprits themselves fall victim to their own evil deeds, the presidents of countries rush to their rescue with public funds; and in this way, the people’s wealth is seized without right twice: one time through corporate fraud and monopolization, and another time through governmental deception and power.”
“Many senior capitalists are characterized by wickedness and hardheartedness, and thus they donâ€™t care about the human disasters caused by their economic activities. Words, conferences and demonstrations are of no use with such people.
Hansen spoke out and warned Americans about the seriousness of global warming in 1988, but they didnâ€™t respond to him. As for conferences, the Kyoto conference took place at the end of the last century, but they didnâ€™t respond to it. And as for demonstrations, not even the largest of them — much less the smaller ones — were able to deter them from their greed and tyranny.
Prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, people throughout the world’s continents took out million-strong demonstrations in which they echoed one phrase: “No to the spilling of red blood because of black oil.” But the result was that the mob boss mocked them and gave orders to start the savage assault on innocent people in Iraq whose only sin in his eyes was the presence of black gold in their country. So they killed, wounded, orphaned, widowed and displaced more than 10 million Iraqis, and they are still murdering and pillaging. That’s not to mention the crimes at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, those ugly crimes which shook the conscience of humanity.
“And after these lean years, there has been no mentionable change in the things which matter; and after all of this, their new proxy was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and he accepted it, in an extreme example of the deception and humiliation of humanity. As has been said, the worst of ordeals is often the most humorous.”
“With this, the bitter truth becomes clear, which is that the world has been kidnapped by the heads of major corporations who are steering it towards the abyss. The policies of the world today are not being steered with the power of superior intellects to serve the interest of the people; but rather, with the power of the motivation and greed of oil-robbers and warmongers, the beasts of predatory capitalism.
Noam Chomsky was right when he pointed to a similarity between American policies and the policies of Mafia gangs. So they are the real terrorists, and drastic and decisive solutions are required to restrain and subdue them: restrain them from their sin and subdue their savagery; and I place in front of you a number of solutions. These are:
“First, the corruption of the climate stems from the corruption of hearts and deeds, and there is a close relationship between the two types of corruption. We know that God has punished peoples with tsunamis due to the corruption of their hearts and deeds and their disobedience to God the Most High; among them were Pharoah and his people. God the Most High says, ‘Corruption has spread on land and in the sea because of what men’s hands have wrought, that He may make them taste the fruit of some of their doings, so that they may turn back from evil.’ (30:41) So happy is the one who learns his lesson, asks for forgiveness and dedicates all worship to God Alone, Who has no partner, through His final Message to all of mankind.”
â€œSecond, that we be economical in all of our affairs and avoid luxury and wastefulness, especially in food, drink, clothing, housing and energy.”
“Third, factoriesâ€™ emissions stop when the factories stop, and the way to achieve their stoppage is easy, simple and in your hands. The wheel of the American economy is like a bicycle wheel: if it loses one link in its chain, it stops moving; and among the links of the wheel of the American economy are raw materials, capital and consumers.
We can affect all these links to varying degrees, but the last one is the weakest and our ability to influence it the greatest. So if the peoples of the world were to stop consuming American goods, this last link would become even weaker, leading in turn to a decrease in harmful gases.”
“Fourth, there must be accounting and punishment for those who head the major corporations and their political proxies, so that they stop their harmful actions against humanity. This is an easy thing for the American people, especially those affected by Hurricane Katrina and those without jobs as a result of the economic crisis, because the culprits live in their midst, particularly in Washington, New York and Texas.
And here is their position at the Denmark conference demonstrating their evasiveness and how they are not serious about making the moves required to deal with climate change, as has also been shown by their denial of responsibility for previous catastrophes and their refusal to compensate the victims. On the contrary, they continue to insist on meddling with world climate for the sake of acquiring wealth, even if that be at the cost of our children’s lives.”
“Fifth, we should refuse to do business with the dollar and get rid of it as soon as possible. I know that this action has huge consequences and massive repercussions; but it is an important way to liberate humanity from enslavement and servitude to America and its corporations. And whatever might be said about the repercussions of this decision, the fact is that remaining enslaved to them has greater and more serious repercussions.
An opportunity should be first given to individuals to get rid of the dollar and related currencies, inasmuch as states with large reserves of dollars — particularly in East Asia — are able to bear many of those repercussions. It isnâ€™t a secret that the dollar has lost more than 80% of its value against the euro since the latter’s introduction, and the same is true for currencies tied to the dollar.
Additionally, gold has risen more than 400% against the dollar since the events of September 11th. And the dollar is continuing to slide, by the grace of God, and I reckon that its losses against the euro will be a whole lot more than 100%; and it is no secret to those familiar with military, political, economic and social sciences that America’s star is waning, its economy is shriveling and the dollarâ€™s ship is sinking. And happy is he who learns from other’s mistakes.”
“In closing, the world has before it a rare and historic opportunity to liberate itself from servitude to America, as the latter finds itself in a serious predicament — by the grace of God the Most High — drowning in the marshes of Iraq and lost in the passes of Afghanistan. The heroic Mujahideen are inflicting on them severe moral and material losses, and they want to escape but cannot, and they are looking with sorrowful and dejected eyes at their rivals in the East and West whose situation has improved and wealth has increased following Americaâ€™s hemorrhaging and its preoccupation with combating the Mujahideen. And for God is all praise.”
“So to all people, all inhabitants of earth: it is neither just nor equitable nor wise nor smart that the burden be left on the Mujahideen alone in an issue whose adverse effects concern the entire world. What is being asked of you is simple: it is that you tighten the embargo against them.
So be earnest and take the initiative in boycotting them, in order to save yourselves, your wealth and your children from climate change and in order to live freely and honorably [instead of standing on] the steps of conferences and begging for your lives, for there is no good in a life which incurs humiliation.”
“And wealthy states must stop lending to America, because to lend to it is to finance its tyrannical wars against the weak, particularly the one against your neighbors in Afghanistan.”
â€œAs for the Mujahideen, they will — God willing — persist in their fighting of the oppressors in Iraq and Afghanistan, in order to achieve truth, cancel falsehood and help the Muslims, especially in Palestine, and in order to defend weak and disaster-stricken people in Asia, Africa and South America who have neither strength nor power. And our final prayer is that all praise is due to God, Lord of the worlds.â€
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