Sunday, January 24, 2010

Will the real Osama bin Laden please stand up?

Official FBI photo

It's been a long time since we were shown photos of Osama bin Laden. Now Reuters published a
photo said to have been taken of him in 2009.

If you ask me it doesn't look much like him. (Compare the nose in the 1998 and 2009 pictures.) But this falls into a well established pattern. I have seven different pictures officials claimed to be of the man. (And had several others I unfortunately can't find anymore.) The trouble is they often don't look as if they were of the same person.

Have a look.