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SWISS LAB SAYS THAT BIN LADEN TAPE WAS FAKE!

Well, surprise surprise. A Swiss lab suggests that the most recent Bin Laden tape is a fake. If this is true, I wonder who was responsible for creating this tape? (cough, cough) CIA. The release of that tape was also very convenient as it came during debate about passage of the Fatherland Security Bill.
Bin Laden tape a fake, Swiss lab says
Scientists compared recording to 20 other tapes of terror chief

PARIS (AP) - The latest audiotape statement attributed to accused terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden is not authentic, a Swiss research institute said.

The Lausanne-based Dalle Molle Institute for Perceptual Artificial Intelligence said it is 95-per-cent certain the tape does not feature the voice of the long-absent terrorist leader.

The review of the tape was commissioned by France-2 television and its findings were presented by the institute's Professor Herve Boulard in a special TV report shown late Thursday.

He said the institute compared the voice on the tape, first aired two weeks ago on Al-Jazeera, an Arabic television network, with some 20 earlier recordings of bin laden.

U.S. experts maintain the tape will likely never be fully authenticated because its poor quality defies complete analysis by even the most sophisticated voice-print technology.

But U.S. experts who have heard it generally support the conclusion by U.S. law-enforcement officials that it probably is bin Laden speaking.

In the tape, the speaker refers to recent terrorist strikes U.S. officials believe are connected to bin Laden's Al Qaeda network. If fully verified, it would provide the first evidence in a year that bin Laden survived U.S. bombing in Afghanistan.

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wait a minute! 29.Nov.2002 01:10

what?

but i thought our government told us it was real, kinda like they told us that obvious video forgery was real last year sometime.

guess the spooks decided to skip the video this time...

the article above say "U.S. experts maintain the tape will likely never be fully authenticated because its poor quality defies complete analysis by even the most sophisticated voice-print technology". and yet THEY said earlier that it was unequivocally REAL.

why would bin laden send a crappy quality tape to al-jazeera? this ain't like trading bootleg 'dead' tapes. couldn't they get any closer to the soundboard? he's supposed to be dr. evil.

throw me a fricking bone here!

hold on just a minute there big guy! 29.Nov.2002 01:21

sgt. hulka

but i thought our government told us it was real, kinda like they told us that obvious video forgery was real last year sometime.

guess the spooks decided to skip the video this time...

the article above says "U.S. experts maintain the tape will likely never be fully authenticated because its poor quality defies complete analysis by even the most sophisticated voice-print technology". and yet THEY said earlier that it was unequivocally REAL.

why would bin laden send a crappy quality tape to al-jazeera? this ain't like trading bootleg 'dead' tapes. couldn't they get any closer to the soundboard? he's supposed to be dr. evil.

throw me a fricking bone here!

it doesn't matter... 29.Nov.2002 08:51

this thing here

... if the tape is real or not.

the media got a hold of it, spewed it out, had talk shows about, so even if its total b.s., the tape has already poured more fuel on the flames of fear. and that, i think was it's purpose. the damage has already been done.

ahhh 29.Nov.2002 19:18

JohnnyRebound

ahh, but you will also note that the CIA and NSA, who analyzed the tape, told us that they were "100% sure" it was absolutely genuine. Just food for thought.