Al-Sahab, an al-Qaeda production company, issued today, February 19, 2006, an 11:26 minute video of Usama bin Laden?s most recent speech aired by the Arabic satellite channel, Al-Jazeera, from January 19, 2006. The video does not depict bin Laden himself orating the speech; rather, it features an image of the al-Qaeda emir side-by-side footage of news reports, clips of operations executed by al-Qaeda in Iraq and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, and photographs of coalition leaders and soldiers. A voice that seems to be that of Azzam the American (AKA Adam Gadahn) reads an English-translation of the speech, the original Arabic spoken by bin Laden heard under Gadahn?s voice. A bar displayed across the bottom of the video reads: ?How the war in Iraq and Afghanistan can be stopped?.
It is in this speech that bin Laden offers a ?truce? to the American government and threatens attacks in the scope of September 11, which have not allegedly been stymied by American security precautions, but by their merely being in the preparatory stage.
The video is provided to our Intel Service members.