“After the [August 7] 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, bin Laden reiterated his conviction that the fight against world infidels–‘the biggest enemy’–should take priority over the fight against pro-Western Muslim rulers [saying, in an interview on ABC News on December 22, 1998]: ‘Our enemy is the crusader alliance led by America, Britain, and Israel.’ ”

 – Fawaz A. Gerges, The Far Enemy, Page 31