forgetfoo. – OBL: Dead or Alive: “CAIRO, Egypt – Osama bin Laden vowed never to be captured alive and said the U.S. military had become as ‘barbaric’ as
Saddam Hussein in an audiotape reposted on a militant Islamic Web site after first being broadcast last month.
In the tape posted to the Web site Monday, bin Laden offered the United States a long-term truce but also said his al-Qaida terror network would soon launch a fresh attack on American soil. The tape was initially broadcast Jan. 19 on Al-Jazeera, the pan-Arab satellite channel.
Islamic militant Web forums often repost messages from al-Qaida leaders to ensure sympathizers can see them. U.S. intelligence officials confirmed that last month’s tape was of bin Laden — making it his first message in more than a year.
‘I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death, I don’t want to die humiliated or deceived,’ bin Laden said, in the 11-minute, 26-second tape.”