In an audio tape a man claiming to be Osama bin Laden has said he is responsibility for the failed attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day and warned Barack Obama that there will be further attacks on the United States.
The Obama administration said intelligence analysts had not confirmed that the al-Qaeda leader’s voice was on the tape and many bloggers are also sceptical of the claim.
Just as we had forgotton about Osama he pops up again one blogger comments.
Referring to this and other claims this blogger talks about the mirage bin Laden being used by Al Qaeda.
Andy Borowitz agrees and jokes that bin Laden has claimed responsibility for the Balloon Boy Hoax.
The US State Department spokesman doubts al-Qaeda involvement. P J Crowley said “He (Osama) is trying to continue to appear relevant.”
But the US group, IntelCenter, have said that the tape was a “possible indicator of an upcoming attack” saying that the tape contained specific language that bin Laden had used in earlier attacks.
Does it matter if the audio was real or fake? Is bin Laden still relevant?