(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government, on Saturday, released five videos found in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, showing the al Qaeda leader preparing a message to the United States and watching himself on television. The first was a previously unreleased message from bin Laden directed to the United States that was believed to have been filmed between Oct. 9 and Nov. 5 2010. In the video he appears to have dyed his beard black.
The second video, which runs over a minute long, shows bin Laden watching himself on television and holding the remote control to change the channel. It is unclear when this video was made and whether bin Laden was watching a live broadcast or a tape. [more]