The world suffers from a perpetual sixth
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
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
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.
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
Pretty good for a dead man.
In January, bin Laden threatened further attacks on the US whilst also offering
Why can't we all just
He's up for re-incarnation and wants us to know where he stands on the issues.
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.