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Intercepted 14 October 1529
IBRAHIM: Peace unto you, O Caliph of Islam, Shah of Baghdad, Sultan of Egypt, Caesar of All Lands, and Master of the World! Allah is great!
SULEYMAN: Peace unto you, Vizier. You may report to us on the state of the siege.
IBRAHIM: As is known to Your Omniscience—for indeed, in your valor you are ever in the thick of battle—our stratagems were many and clever, yet it has not been the will of Allah that they succeed. The walls of Vienna were damaged but not, alas, fatally breached by our cannonade. Our men fought like devils, but [inaudible].
SULEYMAN: You're breaking up.
IBRAHIM: Your servant begs forgiveness. This [inaudible] artillery piece is in the way, I think … Is that better?
SULEYMAN: A little.
IBRAHIM: When at last our mines tore holes in the defenses, the pikemen drove us back. Meanwhile the [inaudible] rain, which began during our march from Bulgaria—and which does not perturb the Christians, who must be fish, like their prophet Jesus, and not men who breathe air—has sickened tens of thousands of our troops and thousands of our camels. And our devastation of the Austrian countryside, which seemed such a good idea at the time, has [inaudible].