Osama Warns Europe to Leave Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda mastermind says Obama 'has no regard for human life'
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2009 1:15 PM CDT
Osama bin Laden.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Osama bin Laden wants Europe to pull its troops out Afghanistan and sever ties with the US. In a new audio message, the al-Qaeda chief admonishes European nations for putting in with a United States whose “supreme commander has no regard for human life and intentionally bombs villagers from the air,” AFP reports. He promises retaliation "on behalf of the oppressed." The authenticity has yet to be verified.

"Were you to see what your American ally and his helpers did in northern Afghanistan, and how they packed thousands of Taliban into freight containers like sardines and locked them inside until they died or were thrown into the river, you would understand the causes of the bloody events in Madrid and London," bin Laden says.