A videotape is brought to us by the industrious and remarkably well-connected Yosri Fouda. He tells us that it "emerged" "through a previously tested channel". This is reassuring. It starts off with a tall guy addressing a bunch of people in the desert. Then there's a cut: we see two jolly students sitting round chatting, ten days later, indoors, somewhere or other. They look as if they are taking the piss, which is quite a common pastime amongst students. One of them has a right good laugh trying on a hat before deciding it doesn't suit him. Eventually, they take turns reading something or other to the camera. This is where it gets exciting, but unfortunately the camera couldn't record sound. Anyway. Yosri Fouda tells us that the tape is "chilling" and that it shows "suicide pilots at Bin Laden’s HQ". What a scoop. But although those two speakers address that camera face-on, in close-up, for minutes on end, "a US source" says that their words can't be lip-read. What a let-down. They must have been speaking Old High Gaelic with a strong Kerry accent, or Martian.
This tape proves something, apparently.