The theory of anthropogenic climate change got some support from an unwanted source, in the latest anti-US audiotape from “Osama bin Laden.”
“Talk about climate change is not an ideological luxury but a reality,” Mr. bin Laden was quoted as saying in a report on Al Jazeera’s English-language Web site. “All of the industrialized countries, especially the big ones, bear responsibility for the global warming crisis.”
This isn’t the first time a bin Laden audiotape has mentioned climate change; in a 2007 post we noted a previous list of grievances against the US filed by Al Qaeda’s long-running version of “Weekend at Binnie’s,” which included environmental damage and the failure to sign the Kyoto agreement. All these themes are repeated in the new tape.
He called for a worldwide boycott of American goods and the dollar. He faulted the United States for failing to sign the Kyoto Protocol, which sought to curb global warming by restricting greenhouse gas emissions.
In the latest tape, Binnie also gives a thumbs-up to leftist anti-American icon Noam Chomsky …
And he offered a word of praise for Noam Chomsky, the American linguist and liberal political activist.
“Noam Chomsky was correct when he compared the U.S. policies to those of the Mafia,” Al Jazeera quoted Mr. bin Laden as saying. “They are the true terrorists and therefore we should refrain from dealing in the U.S. dollar and should try to get rid of this currency as early as possible.”
… and that’s nothing new either. Also in 2007, “Osama” advocated reading Chomsky.
Whoever’s doing bin Laden these days needs to get some new material.