just came across the wire
Terror leader Usama bin Laden plans to address Americans on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in a new video, according to a terror monitoring group.
SITE Intelligence Group said an Internet announcement of the plan included a photo of the al-Qaeda leader from the upcoming video — his beard, which in previous messages had been streaked with gray, was entirely dark.
A senior U.S. official with knowledge of intelligence affairs tells FOX News that “no one should be surprised to get a message from Al-Qaeda around this time.”
The official could not confirm or deny the authenticity of the images released, but he said “it’s not exactly clear at this point” if the message will be authentic. The official also pointed out that previous messages were later proved to be older footage.
Meanwhile, federal counterterrorism officials are analyzing a posting on an Islamic forum Web site that warns of “a special gift” to be given on the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11, FOX News has learned.
The warning was posted Sept. 2 on a site frequented by radical groups and said in part that “there will be a special gift coming on the day of the blessed invasion of Manhatten.”
Jawa has more on the “gift”