Video of 9-11 Hijackers and bin Laden Aired
With little additional info as yet, as reported by FOX News, al-Jazeera has aired a video tape of bin Laden, Mohammed Atef and Ramzi Binalshibh greeting several of the 9-11 hijackers at unknown time before their attacks.
The video showed bin Laden sitting with his former lieutenant Mohammed Atef and Ramzi Binalshibh, another suspected planner of the Sept. 11, 2001, suicide hijackings.
Atef, also known as Abu Hafs al-Masri, was killed by a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan in 2001. Binalshibh was captured four years ago in Pakistan and is currently in U.S. custody, and this week U.S. President George W. Bush announced plans to put him on military trial.
In the video, Bin Laden was wearing a dark robe and white head gear walking outdoors in a mountainous area. He smiled as he received several of what the tape said was several of the Sept. 11 hijackers.
The al-Jazeera website has a brief article describing the tape, but as yet no apparent on-line copy. A paraphrased translation of a portion of the al-Jazeera web article headlined "Tape shows al-Qaeda leaders planning the September 11 attacks":
On the anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001 al-Jazeera has received a copy of the tape showing al-Qaeda planning the attacks, specifically showing Ramzi bin al-Shibh in a meeting with the leader of al-Qaeda - Usama bin Laden - during preparations for the attack.