In case you missed Drudge’s flashing siren:
Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden plans a new video addressing the American people regarding the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, terror monitoring groups said Thursday.
SITE Intelligence Group said an Internet announcement of the plan included a photo of the al-Qaida leader from the upcoming video—his beard, which in previous messages had been streaked with gray, was entirely dark.
Ace reports that Jihadist websites are posting statements similar to chatter heard before 9/11.
We are to be expecting a “special gift” on the 6th anniversary of 9/11.
Lest we forget, the Muslim Day parade in NYC, since its inception in 1983, has been held on the last weekend of the month of September. This year, it’s being held on September 9th.
Counterterrorism Blog has a good roundup of all the latest poop.
The Jawa Report thinks the “special gift’ may be the Bin Laden Video.
Allahpundit says that wherever he’s hiding, he’s well stocked with Grecian Formula.
Stop The ACLU reminds us of all the terror threats from this past summer.
Gateway Pundit is already comparing the new OBL still to one from a 2004 video. Thinks they match up.
Michelle Malkin: The video due within hours?
The Anchoress wonders if there’s something in the wind…
We know we live in interesting times. Never forget they are – as ever – Supernatural times, too.
Now might be a good time to unplug the iPods and Blackberries, turn off the E! Channel and take a good look around. All manner of things can take you by surprise when you are distracted, when you are engulfed in noise and image and are unwilling – or unable – to find the silence in which so much may be heard.
Maybe there is nothing at all in the wind. But if that is true, it will be unusual.
The Blotter is reporting this morning, (9/7) that intelligence sources are saying that the video proves that OBL is still alive, but that the beard looks fake.
They say that the tape is aimed at potential suicide bombers in the West.
Sources in the intelligence community, who are already busy analyzing the image of bin Laden for clues of his whereabouts, say the tape is likely to be a direct message to Americans.
Allah reports that in the video, Bin Laden criticizes Democrats for not getting us out of Iraq.
Remember, it’s an absolute article of faith on the left that Bin Laden wants us in Iraq, has always wanted us in Iraq, and will continue to want us in Iraq to give him a casus belli with which to recruit.
I think Bin Laden is being a bit unfair. The Dems deserve an A for effort.
Something Awful has an interesting take on the OBL Video. It’s retarded, but it made me laugh.