I hear dead people
The world suffers from a perpetual sixth sense.
The man was assumed dead almost five years ago, yet we continue to be bombarded by audio and video recordings from the grave. Someone - or perhaps a number of groups are making very good use of the legend of OBL. All that's missing is a trademark.
An audio recording of a voice claiming to be that of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been posted on a website used by Islamic militants.You can't maintain a website anonymously! Whoever is propagating these messages is almost definitely approved by one or more governments.
The message states the recently convicted Zacharias Moussaoui had nothing to do with the 11 September attacks, which is referred to as 'that mission'.THAT, we already knew.
Bin Laden also claims that those held in Guantanamo Bay 'have no connection whatsoever' to the attacks, with the exception of whom he called 'two of our brothers'.That, too, is no big revelation.
It is widely believed that at least Mohammed al Khatani, believed to be the so-called 20th hijacker, is being held at the camp.Pretty good for a dead man.
Bin Laden goes on to say that many in Guantanamo have no connection with al-Qaeda and some even oppose the group's war on the US.
The tape recording contained no specific attack threat.
If authenticated, it would be the third recorded message from Osama bin Laden this year.
In January, bin Laden threatened further attacks on the US whilst also offering a truce.Why can't we all just GET ALONG?
Last month he warned against UN peacekeepers in Darfur and condemned the US and Europe for cutting funding to the Palestinian government led by Hamas.He's up for re-incarnation and wants us to know where he stands on the issues.
Oh, one more thing.
Two counterterrorism officials in Washington, who [as usual] spoke on condition of anonymity, said U.S. intelligence is aware of the bin Laden message.They ought to know - they made it.
One of the officials said there is no reason to doubt its authenticity.