Osama Still Bin Dead

on Monday, September 10, 2007

I already stated in a previous post that I think that Osama Bin Laden is dead - Well guess what, I still do!!

Osama has reportedly put out a new video which features a bumbling rant that rivals most liberal blogs - Osama: "Argh! Taxes, corporations, global warming, and mortgages!"

Keith Olbermann must've written the transcript for Mr. Bin Laden's tirade.

However, the true message of the video lies in the ultimatum offered by Bin Laden himself: "Join us, or we'll kill you."

Ah, but which form of Islam are we to embrace, oh gracious one? If it's Shi Islam, which hierarchy are we to follow? The Lebanese of Hussein Fadhlallah, the Iranianone of Khamenai, or the Iraqi with its four great Ayatollahs? Or if it's Sunni Islam then which doctrine do you recommend? The Shafi'i, the Hanafi, or the Salafi doctrine?.. Also, how will you regulate and moderate our conversion?

But he didn't clarify that for us, did he? Clearly the 'sheik' is full of it. It's quite obvious that Bin Laden has no intent on ever sparing the lives of Americans - the great 'infidels.'

But let's look more closely at the video itself. As I already said, I still think he's dead. Here's why:

Check out the following picture:

Take a real good look at the two faces. How can one honestly think that it's the same guy? Several things don't add up. For example:
1) Osama has a serious kidney infection which makes him look very ill and requires him to be on regular dialysis. Yet the man on the right, to echo numnerous sources, looks perfectly healthy.
2) When the U.S. attacked Tora Bora several years ago, Bin Laden was severely injured - almost killed, actually. In the attack, his left hand was crippled. But once again, the man on the right uses the injured hand without issue.
3) The shape of Bin Laden's face on the left is like an upside-down triangle. The man on the right has a face shaped like an oval.
4) The location and shape of the cheekbones don't line up.
5) The Osama on the right's eyebrows are thicker, darker, and hang at a different angle.
6) The nose is totally different.
7) The mouth and size of lips are different as well.
8) The video is quite blurry. Maybe so that you can't tell that it's not really Osama.
9) Finally, the beard. It's an obvious fake, but this doesn't necessarily mean it's not him. He could be hiding in a region like Southeast Asia where Muslims generally don't have beards. As this picture of a beardless Osama shows, he could walk around completely unnoticed if he shaved.

And even if it IS the real Osama, notice that the video freezes at about 1 minute and 58 seconds, and motion only resumes again at 12:30. The video then freezes again at 14:02 and remains frozen until the end. That adds up to less than 4 minutes out of a 25 minute video in which you can actually see Osama move. Now why would they do that? Maybe the video freezes because Osama is so weak and ill that they had to do several takes because he couldn't speak for more than 30 seconds at a time. There are noticeable frame cuts at 13:19 and 13:25 - clearly some editing has been done to fudge the video.

But that's beside the point; Let's conitinue...

This is not the first time that As-Sahab, as well as other militant websites, have put out fake videos of Bin Laden to make the world think he is still alive. I can remember at least three instances of this - one of which I have already posted about. After all, why would they post 3 fake videos, and then a real one years later. If Osama is supposedly still alive, why not post real ones the whole time?? Why make fake videos with look-alikes if Osama was alive back then?

Some of you may be saying "But wait, Mike! The media and a few authorities have said that the video is authentic! So there!"

Riiiiight... Do you mean the same media and authorities that thought the last 3 As-Sahab videos were real (which turns out weren't)? Or maybe you're referring to the media that bought into this image:

Feb. 1, 2005. Remember this picture? The media went into conniptions when they saw this. They broke regular programming to announce special reports that Jihadists had captured a U.S. soldier and were going to decapitate him if Bush didn't meet their demands. Hmm. Take a closer look at the picture. That, my friends, is a G.I. Joe doll. A doll! And the media totally bought into it! So I'm not too surprised to hear that folks at CNN or Reuters think that this is the real Osama in the video. After all, they were fooled by an obvious doll - so why not a look-alike with some phony beard?


Anonymous said...

New Osama video seems yet another forgery. Everyone needs Osama alive:
terrorists as symbolic leader and the US Administration - to avoid
scaling down the war on terror.
Obadiah Shoher rightly notes (
http://www.samsonblinded.org/news/osama-commemorates-911-1114 ) that
new Osama talks like a leftist university professor. I like Shoher's
analysis. No way a terrorist leader like Osama would use a speechwriter. Osama is famous
for his rhetoric.
Also, in the tape Osama both threatens America with attack (by
"proving" Americans polytheists) and offers (yet another time)
long-term coaching in Islam.
But his dyed beard makes me cautious. Islam's mujahedeen dye their
beards before battle.

Thomas said...

Yikes, that picture of "beardless" Osama looks like my financial planner! Hmmm.....