The U.S. Government released segments of five Osama bin Laden videos, home movies as it were. Not exactly of children′s birthday parties and family vacations. Four of the segments were from a message bin Laden recorded last year, probably around October-November. It consisted of the usual rhetoric about destroying America, Capitalism, etc. The fifth segment shows life at home in his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. We see bin Laden watching a television, either a live broadcast or a recorded program of some sort. The interesting difference between the fifth segment and the rest is that Osama bin Laden used a hair-coloring dye to make his beard darker and younger looking for his public statements. The fifth segment shows him relaxing at home and sporting a grayish beard, consistent with his age.
So Osama bin Laden is vain about his looks! How about that? It would seem that being a holy warrior, as he was described by the Taliban and Muslim Brotherhood is not enough to combat the ravages of the aging process. Nor does marrying multiple wives, some as young as 15 years old. Perhaps that in itself is the reason for his aging and his beard going gray!
The release of the five segments of the Osama bin Laden videos which were captured during last Sunday’s raid is only a small part of the treasure trove of intelligence obtained. U.S. officials from the Central Intelligence Agency as well as from the Department of Defense are confirming that bin Laden was still very much a hands-on leader of Al Qaeda. He was involved in decision-making on a strategic, operational and even tactical level. There is still no release of the Osama bin Laden death raid video, recorded by members of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six as they assaulted the hideout compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Nor have any photos of Osama bin Laden dead have been released. Almost immediately, fakes and rumors of conspiracy have emerged.