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January 30, 2010

Osama bin Laden goes Green!

And, quotes Noam Chomsky. In other news, Hell freezes Over.

One hero the Green movement doesn’t want: Osama Bin Laden!

From the Department of WTF.

You know “green” has made it as a global issue when Osama “I care about the plight of innocent humanity” bin Laden tries to use public concern about Global Warming to his advantage. This makes Ward Churchill’s unwanted support for a broader view of 9/11 look like a cakewalk.

“This is a message to the whole world about those responsible for climate change and its repercussions, intentionally or unintentionally, and about the action we must take,” says bin Laden, appearing to manipulate the public’s concerns about the environment and twist them to align with his own agenda. He also says that Western industrialized nations are responsible for hunger, desertification and floods across the globe, and said that “drastic solutions” were necessary, “not solutions that partially reduce the effect of climate change.”

While bin Laden’s words are disturbing, he does make some points that should indicate to the world that regardless of whether the topic is charged negatively or positively, climate change can no longer be ignored. “Speaking about climate change is not an intellectual luxury, the phenomenon is actual fact,” he said.

It’s so strange and horrible to hear truth come out of a murderer-of-civilian’s lips that’s it’s somehow funny. Even though it’s not.

For the rest, go to Inhabitat.

The tapes are unconfirmed, with plenty of room for doubts as to veracity:

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