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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Here's another one...
Originally posted by BrokenCircles
Why release that, but with no sound? Maybe it's a confession that is dragging some of the 'higher-ups' down also. Maybe he named some people who do not want to be named......
(just a thought)
The five videos, released without audio, are small part of what officials told the AP is the “largest collection of senior terrorist materials ever collected.” news.yahoo.com...
The official told a packed room of reporters at the Pentagon on Saturday afternoon that an alphabet soup of intelligence agencies are working "around the clock" to exploit information from dozens of bin Laden's thumb drives, computers, recording devices and cellular phones to unlock clues to future terrorist attacks and the whereabouts of al-Qaida's operatives. That trove is "the largest collection of senior terrorist materials, ever" the official said. Despite years of speculation that bin Laden was a mere figurehead in the organization, he was "an active player," directing "even tactical details of the group's management" from his Abbottabad hideout.
Within the trove: at least five unreleased videos of bin Laden. According to an initial U.S. intelligence assessment, it's "highly unlikely" anyone besides the terrorist leader ever saw this footage. Most display bin Laden recording propaganda videos. One shows a haggard bin Laden watching his own TV appearances. Still others seem like outtakes: "Pakistan's funniest home videos," one reporter joked. Recorded at unknown dates, they now represent some of the last media appearances the charismatic terrorist would ever make -- and for the first time, their release is out of the control of bin Laden's propagandists. www.wired.com...
The U.S. wouldn't release the audio accompanying this or the other four videos, out of a reluctance to spread al-Qaida propaganda. But a senior U.S. intelligence official briefing reporters said that this is a clip from an unreleased bin Laden video recorded probably between October 9 and November 5, 2010. The terrorist leader "rehashes" his usual themes, the official said: attacking U.S. foreign policy and "denigrating capitalism."
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
Its amazing how the release of these home videos humanizes him.