"All references to current events, such as the 62nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan, and Sarkozy and Brown being the leaders of France and the UK, respectively, occur when the video is frozen!
I find this theory of George Maschke's very interesting and possibly true. When one considers the Telegaph U.K.'s theory that the words are that of Adam Gadahn and the voice over the "freeze frame(s)" it makes the tape all the more ridiculous. Excerpted from Latest Bin Laden Video Is a Forgery: All References to Current Events Are Made During Video Freeze at http://www.boomantribune.com/?op=displaystory;sid=2007/9/9/61032/95401 | Sep. 9, 2007 | George Maschke
"Osama Bin Laden's widely reported video address to the American people has a peculiarity that casts serious doubt on its authenticity: the video freezes at about 1 minute and 36 seconds, and motion only resumes again at 12:30. The video then freezes again at 14:02 remains frozen until the end. All references to current events, such as the 62nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan, and Sarkozy and Brown being the leaders of France and the UK, respectively, occur when the video is frozen! The words spoken when the video is in motion contain no references to contemporary events and could have been (and likely were) made before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. "
"The audio track does appear to be in the voice of a single speaker. What I suspect was done is that an older, unreleased video was dubbed over for this release, with the video frozen when the audio track departed from that of the original video.
The video may be downloaded as a 677 mb MPEG file here."
US loner helps bin Laden to taunt Bush
Tim Shipman in Washington, Sunday Telegraph
Last Updated: 12:44pm BST 09/09/2007
Excerpted from the BBC
His beard appears dark, thick and trimmed, although analysts have suggested that, rather than being dyed, it may be actually false, and that to help avoid detection he is clean-shaven these days" excerpted from : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6985086.stm
A Californian heavy metal fan, who converted to Islam and became the first American to be charged with treason in half a century, has been fingered as the author of Osama bin Laden's latest video lecture - which left the terror chief sounding like an anti-globalisation protester.
Video: Bin Laden returns
The al-Qaeda leader's first video message for three years featured a bizarre rant against America, with references to global warming, "insane taxes", the US mortgage market meltdown and rising interest rates.
Image conscious: Osama bin Laden appears to have dyed his beard to seem younger|
American spy chiefs were quick to name Adam Gadahn, the head of al-Qaeda's English language media operations, as the author of large sections of bin Laden's broadcast.
Last October, the 28-year-old "loner" became the first American charged with treason since 1952, for appearing in a succession of al-Qaeda videos under the guise of "Azzam The American", in which he condemned globalisation and made American cultural references.
He was charged in his absence, as he is thought to be near to bin Laden, almost certainly in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
Gadahn, who as teenager reviewed albums for a metal music magazine, moved to Pakistan in 1998 and became an associate of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 attacks. In 2004, the FBI named him as one of seven al-Qaeda operatives planning attacks in the US. (continue at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/09/wladen109.xml
Excerpted from the Sunday Telegraph U.K. at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/09/wladen109.xml