Alleged Bin Laden Tape Offers Europe Truce, Not U.S.
A purported audio tape by Osama bin Laden, aired on Arab television Thursday, offered a truce to Europeans if they pulled troops out of Muslim nations but vowed to continue fighting the United States and Israel. The voice on the tape, which sounded like that on previous broadcasts believed to be genuine, also said that the March 11 train bombings in Madrid that killed 191 people were retaliation for Spain’s role in Iraq, Afghanistan and with the Palestinians. “I offer a truce to them (Europe) with a commitment to stop operations against any state which vows to stop attacking Muslims or interfere in their affairs,” the voice said. Full Story