A new bin Laden video has surfaced in the last day or so. There's no way to determine how recent the video is, but it seems to be rather dated....which once again plays into my theory that he's been dead for some time now. If Ayman al-Zawahiri can make a video every three months, and he's the "second" of al-Qaeda, how come the Big Kahuna can't? Short answer: Because he's dead.
Michael Ledeen agrees with me:
Seeing bin Laden [Michael Ledeen]
As mentioned, there's an Osama cameo floating around. It seems to be from a video shot in 2001 or 2002. If that is correct, then I would draw two conclusions: first, that it is additional confirmation that he is dead. (If he were alive, they could do a new one, right?) And second, that this is a sign of panic, a poorly manufactured pseudo-blockbuster appearance designed to rally the troops, who must be getting fairly discouraged these days. The war is not going well for them in Iraq or Afghanistan (where the big "spring offensive" didn't happen)or Lebanon or England or over here. The best thing they've got going for them at the moment is (are) the surrender monkeys.