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基地最新录像带被曝 疑拉登搞心理战
[ 2006-09-13 11:44 ]

卡塔尔半岛电视台9月7日播放了一盘新录像带,介绍了基地组织在发动9·11恐怖袭击前的准备活动,其中可以看到本·拉登与其他策划者在阿富汗山区的一个恐怖分子训练营地里会谈。录像带中,本·拉登穿着深颜色的长袍、戴着白色的帽子,在营地里巡视,并向几十名追随者致意。这些追随者有的蒙面,很多人还带着自动武器。据报道,这是基地组织第四次发布纪念9·11袭击的录像带,有关评论认为,基地组织发布这种录像带的目的是为了招募新人,提高成员士气,发动心理攻势以及为筹集资金创造条件。

 

 

Osama bin Laden is seen gesturing during a videotaped statement broadcast on November 3, 2001. Al Jazeera aired on Thursday a video tape that showed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden meeting what it said were perpetrators of the September 11 attacks on U.S. cities, days ahead of the fifth anniversary of the strikes. [Reuters]
CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Jazeera broadcast Thursday a previously unshown video of the preparations for the Sept. 11 attacks, in which al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden is seen meeting with some of the planners in an Afghan mountain camp. 

The station said that bin Laden also is shown greeting some of the hijackers , although their faces were not clear and it was not immediately known which are purportedly shown.

The video included the last wills and testaments of hijackers Wail al-Shehri and Hamza al-Ghamdi.

Thursday's was the fourth in a series of long videos that al-Qaida has put out to memorialize the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center, said Ben Venzke, head of IntelCenter, a private U.S. company that monitors militant message traffic and provides counterterrorism intelligence services for the American government.

The previous ones were issued in April and September 2002 and September 2003, each showing video from the planning of the suicide hijackings and farewell statements from some of the hijackers, Venzke said.

The video shows bin Laden in a dark robe and white headgear , strolling through the camp and greeting dozens of followers, some masked, and many carrying automatic weapons. A voice-over narration praises the fighters and refers to the camp being "on the soil of Kandahar", a city in southern Afghanistan.

The footage shows scenes of training at the camp. Masked militants perform martial-arts kicks or learn how to break the hold of someone who grabs them from behind. Several militants are shown practicing with fold-out knives.

"They produce long videos like these not just for 9/11, but for any significant events they feel warrant their attention," Venzke said.

One aim is to boost recruitment, but such videos have other purposes - "to speak to their supporters, to raise morale within their own group, to facilitate fundraising, and to serve as a psychological attack ," he said.

The footage also shows glimpses of daily life in the camp, with men chopping wood and cutting up vegetables for dinner.

(Agencies)

Vocabulary:
 


hijackers: 劫机者

counterterrorism intelligence: 反恐情报

farewell statements: 告别演说

headgear: 头饰

footage: 电影胶片,新闻镜头,文中指“录像”,与前段的video同义

raise morale: 鼓舞士气

psychological attack: 心理战

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