Forwarded from Anthony (bin-Laden tape)

Louis Proyect lnp3 at
Sun Dec 16 15:56:33 MST 2001

Since the tape of Osama Bin Laden speaking about 9/11 was first 
broadcast, I have been listening with fascination to the reactions of 
people here in Bogotá. Not a single person who has voiced an opinion 
to me, from factory workers and cleaning ladies, to corporate 
executives - from leftists to supporters of the paramilitaries - 
believes the tape to be authentic.

Although I think the tape might be authentic - the near unanamous 
popular consensus here is that it is not.

The most interesting comment came from a child, who said, "Osama Bin 
Ladin teaches people". When I asked, "what?", the child answered,

"That you can fight a super power."

All the best, Anthony 

Louis Proyect, lnp3 at on 12/16/2001

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