January 24th, 2010
10:19 PM ET

Report: New bin Laden tape emerges

A new audio tape allegedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden claims responsibility for an attempt to blow up a plane en route to Michigan on Christmas Day and warns the United States of more attacks. The tape, which aired on the Arabic-language news Web site Al-Jazeera on Sunday, says "the United States will not dream of enjoying safety until we live it in reality in Palestine." The tape continues: "It is not fair to enjoy that kind of life while our brothers in Gaza live in the worst of miseries."

CNN could not independently confirm the authenticity of the message, but the CIA has in the past confirmed Al-Jazeera reports on tapes from the al Qaeda leader.

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  1. A. Smith, Oregon

    Perhaps American taxpayers that gave the CIA billions of dollars to create a supposedly entire section to hunt down and kill/capture Osama bin Laden, CAN GET A REFUND!

    Has any News Media Agency actively researched the apparent fact that Osama bin Laden was on the American CIA payroll during the time he was fighting against the Russians in Afghanistan and training others to do the same?

    Has anyone seriously considered that the CIA and other US Military leaders do not want to kill/capture Osama bin Laden which would seriously cut Military and Defense contract budgets?

    January 25, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Connie Steinman

    Are we really making a pact with Hesbala? Could that be true? These people are freaks to say the least, they have no respect to humanity as a whole, they believe only in themselves, they incite self destruction as a means to an end, they disrespect women, children and animals. Human sacrifice smacks of paganism, respect for one;s body and soul as a gift to be cherished as a work of our creator is essential to each and every person on the face of the earth. Thank you for your work in Haiti. I shows how the world of thinking intelligent individuals still perceive that saving one person is saving the whole world.

    January 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |