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In an audiotape released Thursday, Osama bin Laden threatened to kill any captured Americans if the U.S. government executes accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammad.
A U.S. counterterrorism official quickly responded to bin Laden's message, telling ABC News, "It's the height of absurdity for anyone associated with al-Qaeda to even suggest that -- now, at long last -- they're going to start treating captives badly. They may have forgotten Danny Pearl and all the others they've slaughtered, but we haven't."
"If this is Bin Laden and he wants to weigh in on legal proceedings involving 9/11 conspirators, I challenge him to show up in court to make his case," the official added. "Frankly, that's about all the comment this deserves."
DOHA, Qatar (CNN) -- Islamic militant leader Osama bin Laden, the man the United States considers the prime suspect in last week's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, denied any role Sunday in the actions believed to have killed thousands.
Originally posted by loveguy
.... I might even go so far as to say he is a scapegoat/subject of hoax. Continuing hoaxes.
Every time I hear his name come up in the MSM, I know it's a lie. He is being used as a fear instigator by TPTB. Somebody please prove me wrong!
Originally posted by star in a jar
Just how many captured americans are there?
1? 12? 100?
U.S. military officials believe an American soldier captured in Afghanistan in 2009, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl is currently being held by an al Qaeda-affiliated insurgent group in Pakistan's tribal areas.