Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pictures of Obama Burned in Tehran

By Ben Trott

Posters of Obama have been burned in the Iranian capital, Tehran, during protests 'in support of Gaza'. Reuters reported,
'The demonstrators, waving Palestinian flags, some chanting "Death to Obama," had gathered outside the Swiss embassy which handles U.S. interests because Tehran and Washington have not had diplomatic ties for nearly three decades.

'Pictures obtained by Reuters showed the president-elect's image laid on the road for cars to drive over it, and other images showed demonstrators burning the Obama poster.'
Associated Press have also published a story on a new recording, said to be of Osama Bin Laden, 'aimed at harnessing anger in the Mideast over the Gaza offensive', and in which he makes reference to Obama. The article, published on the Huffington Post website, reads,
'Bin Laden spoke in an audiotape posted Wednesday on Islamic militant Web sites where al-Qaida usually issues its messages. It was his first tape since May and came nearly three weeks after Israel started its campaign against Gaza's militant Hamas rulers.

'The al-Qaida leader also vowed that the terror network would open "new fronts" against the United States and its allies beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. He said President-elect Barack Obama has received a "heavy inheritance" from George W. Bush two wars and "the collapse of the economy," which he said will render the United States unable to sustain a long fight against the mujahedeen, or holy warriors.'

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