Bin Laden Threatens More U.S. Attacks

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A troubling new message has been received from terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

The audio message threatens new attacks against the United States and takes credit for the Christmas Day bombing attempt aboard a U.S. airliner.

"God willing, our raids on you will continue as long as your support for the Israelis continues," bin Laden said in the recording, which was released to the Al-Jazeera news channel.

Click play for more on Bin Laden's new threats with CBN News Reporter Paul Strand and CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck.

"The message delivered to you through the plane of the heroic warrior Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a confirmation of the previous messages sent by the heroes of the Sept. 11," he said of the Nigerian suspect in the Dec. 25 botched attack.

"If our messages had been able to reach you through words we wouldn't have been delivering them through planes."

However, U.S. officials and several researchers say there's no indication that bin Laden or his aides are connected with the Christmas Day plot. They're also not sure that the new audio message is the voice of bin Laden.

Meanwhile, a U.S. group that monitors militant messages says this latest one contains language that has foreshadowed previous attacks.

But a U.S. State Department spokesman told the Associated Press that al-Qaeda's core leadership offers such groups strategic guidance but depends on them to carry it out.

"He's trying to continue to appear relevant" by talking up the attempted attack by an affiliate, the spokesman, P.J. Crowley, said.

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