Sep. 7 - Osama bin Laden says in a new video that the United States is still susceptible to attack despite all its military spending.
It was not clear when the tape, acquired by Reuters on Friday, was made. Its authenticity could not be immediately verified, although bin Laden's image matched a still photograph carried by Islamist Web sites.
In this portion of the video bin Laden says:
People of America: I shall be speaking to you on important topics which concern you, so lend me your ears...I begin by discussing the war which is between us....and some of its repercussions for us and you. To preface, I say: despite America being the greatest economic power and possessing the most powerful and up-to-date military arsenal as well: despite it spending on this war and its army....more than the entire world spends on its armies: and despite it being the being the major state influencing the polices of the world as it has a monopoly on the unjust right of veto: Despite all this, 19 you men were able - by the grace of Allah, the Most High - to change the direction of its compass. And in fact, the subject of the Mujahideen has become an inseparable part of the speech of your leader, and the effect and signs that are not hidden. Since the 11th, many of America's policies have come under the influence of the Mujahideen.
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