Al Qaeda issued a statement Friday, finally confirming that their leader Osama bin Laden was in fact killed. The letter was signed by the “general leadership” and said:
“We stress that the blood of the holy warrior sheik, Osama bin Laden, God bless him, is precious to us and to all Muslims” the statement said according to the A.P., adding that his death would not “go in vain.” The statement also said, “We will remain, God willing, a curse chasing the Americans and their agents, following them outside and inside their countries.”
According to SITE which ran three pages Al Qaeda will not die with it’s founder and that its members would “continue on the path of jihad.” Bin Laden’s blood, they added, would not be “wasted in vain.”
“It will remain, with permission from God the Almighty, a curse that chases the Americans and their agents, and goes after them inside and outside their countries,” the letter said. “Soon — with help from God — their happiness will turn into sorrow, and their blood will be mixed with their tears.”
My Take: These people are pissed off. Does anyone really think for one second that just because bin Laden is dead that they will just go sit in a corner and cry like school girls who we’re dumped at the prom? Osama bin Laden was nothing more than a figurehead at this point. There’s plenty left to do. We must not stop until all remnants of Al Qaeda are destroyed.