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Osama bin Laden’s prerecorded tape to not be released over fears of making al Queda leader a martyr

BinLaden050111BY BOB HOLT

In January 2010 Osama bin Laden released his last tape, which claimed responsibility for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's Christmas Day 2009 underwear bombing attempt on a Michigan-bound plane.

Just a day after the U.S. Navy SEALs killed Bin Laden, the media was trying to decide whether airing a new tape recorded shortly before his death would turn the al Queda leader into a martyr.

The New York Daily News reported that Wolf Blitzer of CNN said viewers were pleading with CNN through Twitter not to air Bin Laden's message. According to multichannel.com, Blitzer’s co-worker at CNN Anderson Cooper had already made his decision. Cooper said that no show he was on or was associated with would air that tape, and said Bin Laden was a mass murderer who should never be heard from again.

An Associated Press story on philly.com reported a U.S. official saying that the new tape is already going through al Queda’s media networks.

The official said that the timing of the release was coincidental and that he didn’t know U.S. forces were closing in on him.

White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said during television appearances: "This needs to be done thoughtfully," in considering possible reactions to photos of Bin Laden's corpse and video of his burial at sea., according to csmonitor.com. Brennan said that airing the tape might satisfy those who are still doubting that bin Laden was killed.

Officials made a DNA match from his remains that proved it was Bin Laden with 99.9 percent certainty. The Bin Laden tape expected to be released may give credence to those who believe he is still alive.

Comments (7)
7 Sunday, 08 May 2011 01:33
"Osama bin Laden’s prerecorded tape to not be released over fears of making al Queda leader a martyr"... Okay, so let me get this straight... you break into news programs to tell people that bin Laden has been killed, of which you were obviously prepared with people celebrating in front of the white house with fireworks being shot off in the background... yet:
You tell us that he was armed when he was shot.
You tell us he was unarmed when he was shot.
You say a woman (his wife) was killed in the shootout.
You say that his wife was not killed in the shootout.
You said his son had died.
Then you said it was his other son that had died.
Because nobody could get their story straight, you decided not to talk about the details of the raid.
We were told that pictures were taken.
We were told that after deliberating, we were not going to see those pictures.
We were told there was a videotape of the capture and that you watched a play by play of the raid.
We were told that no videotape of the capture existed and there moments of up to 25 minutes or so that you were in the dark.
We are now told that there is a prerecorded tape bin Laden made but you aren't going to release it because of fears of making the al Queda leader a martyr.
Give it a rest already...
6 Saturday, 07 May 2011 12:53
Forget Osama. Who really did it? 9/11 and Israel, here:
5 Saturday, 07 May 2011 12:43
j r
Does this mean everyone else on the planet can hear it except those Americans too dumb to use the internet?

Not that it really matters since it's all fake.
4 Saturday, 07 May 2011 10:35
Benjamin Winters
FAKE!!! FAKE!!!! FAKE!!!!!
3 Saturday, 07 May 2011 10:16
Will Davis
Please release it!
I enjoy exposing flaws in the faked Usama bin Laden video and audio tapes and the still photos as much as I enjoy scrambled word puzzles. The scrambled word puzzles are more difficult though.
2 Saturday, 07 May 2011 10:09
Lob Da Man
The anagram of

Osama bin laden


Lob Da Man In Sea
1 Saturday, 07 May 2011 10:03
Michael Rivero
Osama bin Laden’s prerecorded tape to not be released because yet another piece of fake evidence cratered last night, and the White House cannot risk this latest tape by "Osama" (nudge nudge wink wink) being exposed as being just as fake as the earlier ones.

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