September 06, 2007

New bin Laden Video on 9/11


UPDATE 9/07/2007 11:45 AM: White House has copy of bin Laden tape.

Holy schneike, new bin Laden video! Could this be the 9/11 gift to Manhattan? Maybe so.


I had heard that a new bin Laden video was coming out, but frankly I thought it was just wishful thinking on the jihadis part.


Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden plans a new video addressing the American people regarding the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a terror monitoring group said Thursday.

SITE Intelligence Group said an Internet announcement of the plan included a photo of the al-Qaida leader from the upcoming video—his beard, which in previous messages had been streaked with gray, was entirely dark.

And both AllahP and The Blotter connect the video to the "special gift for Manhattan on 9/11" message.

UPDATE: Look at the two pics AllahP has up. Isn't it odd that bin Laden is wearing the same outfit? What could that mean?

Also word now that video will be released within the next 72 hours.

UPDATE: Here's a hint about the two pics: I aint the only one thinking it.

I'll even go out on a limb.

Prediction 1: Any "new" video of Osama will be him talking in generalities, conveniently wearing same clothes as previous videos, only everything looks a bit darker in it. What, you don't think al Qaeda editor at large Adam Gadahn doesn't know how to use video editing tools, which include simple color and tone "fixes"?

Prediction 2: Anything "new" that could possible serve as "proof of life" will actually be audio overlaid on to static photos of bin Laden.

Any takers? I could be wrong, but I just have this sneaking suspicion.

UPDATE: Too good to be true--Kos Kidz already questioning the timing.

Expect more scare tactics from Bush soon.
Like clockwork.

UPDATE: I knew there was a reason Charles was my blogfather--like minds and all that. And do they have digital botox?

UPDATE: The banner above is the official banner released by al Qaeda's as Sahab, the production company thought to be run by Adam Gadahn. It isn't my photo, but the one al Qaeda is using to promote the video.

Thanks to Garduneh Mehr, here is a translation:

"The brave sheikh Osama bin-Laden
A video clip."

UPDATE: Via Gateway Pundit, this Fox News item seems to be the first to at least hint that we should be skeptical:

The official could not confirm or deny the authenticity of the images released, but he said "it's not exactly clear at this point" if the message will be authentic. The official also pointed out that previous messages were later proved to be older footage.
It's almost as if the MSM wants the video to prove once and for all that bin Laden is alive.

In my mind he's dead unless they can prove otherwise. And not with some old video and some static-laden audio.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:45 PM | Comments |