Ok, I have to admit, when I first heard about this tape, I was very skeptical. CNN just showed it, in most of its entirety, and I have to say, I am 90% convinced it is real.
Let me explain. I spent three years living with my aunt, who is a detective, and I guess during that time I learned a lot from her. Things just don't happen coincidentally like this. Trust me. It sounds just too good to be true. What are the possibilties that we would find a tape which has Osama confessing to every single charge we have against him, and so freely? I've watched it over and over again, and although I believe it's most likely genuine, a part of me cannot believe the coincidental nature of it. And, why is the voice out of sync with the video? It looks like it was recorded using modern equipment, but I've never heard of a camcorder recording the voice out of sync with the picture, maybe one from the seventies, but surely not a modern piece of equipment. And I guess the most burning question of all is, why would Osama allow himself to videotaped, knowing the enormous bounty on his head? Ego perhaps? It just doesn't add up. I know I'll probably get flamed for this post, but I'm simply trying to think objectively while remaining detached from the outcome. Although I have to say, if it is a fake, it's a damn good one!
I would be interested in seeing a voice spectrum analysis of this, as well as having the shadows on the video analyzed.
Overall, I found the contents most disgusting. Anyone who would commission such a massacre, and delight in the results deserves to pay extraordinary retribution.