Since the news circulated that Di Tzeitung had altered the now-famous photo of the situation room taken during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, other Photoshopped versions of the image have been cropping up all over the Internet. This one is tagged “Movie Night.”
ProducerMatthew.com has obtained a forty-minute video that shows Osama bin Laden several weeks prior to his death. The video opens with an animation showing insurgents firing rocket-propelled grenades on American tanks inside Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad, Pakistan compound.
Unlike the video we posted earlier (released by the U.S. government), this one INCLUDES audio. This is a notable difference which emphasizes that the source of the video is a third party. The reason for this is that the U.S. government took out the audio to prevent the spread of propaganda. So keep an eye on this.
Al-Qaeda confirms bin Laden’s death
Al-Qaeda confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden Friday in an Internet message that vowed revenge on the United States and its allies, including Pakistan, according to the SITE monitoring service.
Five days after President Barack Obama announced bin Laden’s death in a U.S. raid in Pakistan, al-Qaeda vowed not to deviate from the path of armed struggle and said bin Laden’s blood “is more precious to us and to every Muslim than to be wasted in vain.”
“It (bin Laden’s blood) will remain, with permission from Allah the Almighty, a curse that chases the Americans and their agents, and goes after them inside and outside their countries,” the militant network said in a statement released on Islamist Internet forums and translated by SITE.
Photo: Pakistani protesters burn a U.S. flag in protest against the killing of Osama bin Laden in Multan, on May 6, 2011. (S S MIRZA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Afghan Taliban also said bin Laden’s death “will give new impetus to the current jihad against invaders,” according to The Associated Press.
From The Associated Press: “Some of the first information gleaned from Osama bin Laden’s compound indicates al-Qaida considered attacking U.S. trains, but U.S. officials say they have no recent intelligence indicating such a plot is active.”
NBC News reports the President has decided a photo showing a deceased Osama bin Laden will not be released.
Earlier, a source told ProducerMatthew.com a photo would be released within the next week.
Dario Ogaz, a 20-year-old University of Denver student, talks Tuesday at Kaladi Coffee about the death of Osama bin Laden. He was in fifth grade when 9/11 occurred. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post)
Colleen O’Connor writes: As the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a daring raid in Pakistan leaked out Sunday night, the streets of Washington, D.C., flooded with youths who don’t remember life before the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
But the generation of young adults raised on orange alerts, duct-tape shortages and the idea they could be attacked at any time is deeply divided over what the death of bin Laden really means and how it will affect their future.
Our front page today:
Crowds celebrate at the White House
By Allison Sherry The Denver Post
WASHINGTON» Even before President Barack Obama made the news official, crowds were on their way to the White House.
Onfoot, in cars and on buses, and on bicycles decorated with American flags, people converged at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., where a spontaneous rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” broke out.
Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.
It was nearly 10…