(tODAY MUST BE nEW yORK pOST dAY.)
NY Post: Officials said that in the 18-minute long tape — of which only six minutes were aired on the al-Jazeera Arab television network in the Middle East on Friday — [#1] bin Laden bemoans the recent democratic elections in Afghanistan and the lack of violence involved with it.THAT'S 4 THINGS NO ONE'S HEARD ABOUT THAT COULD POSSIBLY HELP THE BUSH CAMPAIGN.
On the tape, bin Laden also says [#2] his terror organization has been hurt by the U.S. military's unrelenting manhunt for him and his cohorts on the Afghan-Pakistani border.
A portion of the left-out footage includes [#3] a tirade aimed at President Bush and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, claiming the war in Iraq is purely over oil.
[#4] The tape also sparked some concern that an attack aimed at disrupting Tuesday's election may be planned.
Oh, and get this:
The Terrorist Threat Integration Center, a joint FBI-CIA intelligence-gathering organization, has drawn up possible attack scenarios for officials to look out for — based on information gathered from communication intercepts and interviews with al Qaeda detainees.
The most extreme of those scenarios includes a multi-pronged biological- and chemical-weapons attack; more airline hijackings; assaults on financial institutions with the use of car and truck bombs and an attack similar to the Madrid subway bombing in march.
Many believe that the ringleader of any possible attack is Adnan Shukriagumah, a 28-year-old Saudi-born Guyanese man who grew up in South Florida.