Bin Laden Tape Is Old Material – French Expert (my copy): “A leading French terrorism expert cautioned Thursday against taking the latest Osama bin Laden video at face value, saying it was largely an edited collection of old footage and sound tracks that have already been aired.
Wednesday, the Al Jazeera Arabic television station broadcast a tape of bin Laden and his right hand man Ayman al-Zawahri, in which the al Qaeda leader urges supporters to bury Americans in ‘the graveyard of Iraq.’
But Roland Jacquard, head of the Paris-based International Observatory on Terrorism, told French radio that the tape was above all a show of defiance on the eve of the September 11 anniversary by al Qaeda number two al-Zawahri.”
I’m inclined to agree. All the people I’ve talked to who purport to be in the know agree that bin Ladin was utterly destroyed in a specific bombing attack that destroyed a large cave network.