Bin Laden: Obama ‘powerless’ in Afghanistan

CBC… President Barack Obama is “powerless” to stop the war in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden reportedly said in a tape released Monday.

Bin Laden, who is believed to be hiding in the mountainous region along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, typically addresses the American people in a message timed around anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

“We have demonstrated and stated many times, for more than two and a half decades, that the cause of our disagreement with you is your support to your Israeli allies who occupy our land of Palestine,” bin Laden says in the 11-minute video, which shows a still picture of him.

“The delay in your knowing those causes has cost you a lot without any result whatsoever,” he said in the tape released by al-Qaeda’s media wing, as-Sahab in Cairo.

“This position of yours, combined with some other injustices, pushed us to undertake the events of [Sept. 11, 2001],” bin Laden said.

He said that if Americans realized the extent of the “suffering from the injustice of the Jews … you will realize that both our nations are victims of the policies of the White House,” which he described as “a hostage” to interest groups and companies.

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