Bin Laden Threatens France – Mocks Their National Debt

He’s still alive?
Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin-Laden threatened France today in a new message. The terror leader also mocked France, saying they did not have the ability to fight Al-Qaeda due to their poor economy and national debt.
The AP reported, via Free Republic:

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden called on France to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in exchange for releasing French hostages being held by affiliates of the extremist group, according to a new audio message broadcast on an Arabic news channel Friday.

“The exit of your hostages out of the hands of our brothers depends on the exit of your troops from Afghanistan,” bin Laden said in the message broadcast by al-Jazeera.

Bin Laden reminded the French people of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s refusal in November to withdraw the French troops from Afghanistan and to negotiate with al-Qaida over the hostages.

“Your president’s rejection is a result of being a hireling to America and a green light to kill the hostages … his stand will cost you a high price on different aspects inside or outside France,” he said.

Bin Laden mocked the French, saying they did not have the ability to fight his organization due to their poor economy.

“The size of your debts and the weakness of your budget will not allow you to open a new front,” he said.

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