New Osama Bin Laden Videos Released By Pentagon

POSTED BY , UPDATED ON May 8th, 2011

The videos, detained from bin Laden‘s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, gave the world a foremost glimpse into the Al-Qaida leader’s private life behind his compound walls, and the image that emerged was of a man concerned both with his manifestation and his portrayal by the media.

Bin Laden holds a remote control in his right hand and flips between channels, at least one of which featured his picture with Arabic writing underneath.

Other videos, none of which had audio, he appears in more formal garb, his beard dyed black and trimmed and appears to be delivering or at-least rehearsing speeches.

One was believed to have been recorded last October or November, a senior US intelligence official told reporters at the Department of Defense.