[img]http://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in a videotape broadcast Friday on Al-Jazeera television, claims full responsibility for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States and warns Americans that your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or al-Qaida. Your security is in your own hands. White House press secretary Scott McClellan said U.S. intelligence analysts, who were reviewing the tape, believed that the message was authentic and recently shot. U.S. officials told NBC News, however, that there was no plan to raise the terrorist threat level, currently at yellow, or elevated, because bin Laden makes no specific threat. A senior official said the main message appeared to be I'm still here; Im still standing. Neither the Qatar-based channel, which aired about one minute of excerpts from the five-minute tape, nor U.S. officials would say how they had received it.
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