Bin Laden Urges Iraqi Suicide Attacks
The Associated Press
Tuesday, February 11, 2003; 3:25 PM
Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden on Tuesday urged Iraqis to carry out suicide attacks against Americans, saying this is what scares Israel and America most.
Bin Laden, in an audiotape aired on the Qatar-based Arab satellite news channel Al-Jazeera, said the United States was waging a psychological war against Iraq and said Iraqis should expect massive bombardment from the air.
"Don't worry about the American lies and their smart bombs and laser ones, they look for only the clear obvious targets," he said in the tape, which Al-Jazeera officials had earlier confirmed was his voice.
He urged the Iraqis to stay strong in case of a strike against them from the United States.
"The most effective means to devoid the aerial force of its content is by digging large numbers of trenches and camouflage them," he said, exhorting Iraqis to draw from al-Qaida's experienced in fighting the Americans in Afghanistan.