Friday, September 7, 2007

Bin Laden 'to issue 9/11 video'

The story is here. I have a preview tape courtesy of Osama's always helpful PR people. Osama isn't in the video himself, although he did direct, choreograph and executive-produce. Book and lyrics by Ayman al-Zawahiri.

From the BBC report:

The website also included a photograph, which appeared to show Bin Laden has aged compared with previous pictures - although his beard now looks dark rather than greying.

I have to say he looks great - every bit as vital as those Russian leaders they used to pump full of formaldehyde and prop up on the Kremlin balcony on May Day. I hope the CIA can find out what he's using on his beard - I could use a splash around the temples.

Another amusing line:

Correspondents say a new video - if indeed one does appear - would serve to dispel persistent rumours that the al-Qaeda leader might have died.

Right. Because it's totally impossible to fake something like that - the technology just doesn't exist.

Related post here.

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