FBI issues new Bin Laden photo


Bin Laden's photo digitally updated for age, beard


The Associated Press
Friday, January 15, 2010; 11:26 AM

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. State Department has updated its 1998 file photo of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, digitally altering it to account for a decade of age and possible changes in his facial hair.

There is a $25 million bounty on bin Laden's head for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya. Bin Laden is now 52. And he is believed to be hiding in the lawless Pakistan frontier bordering Afghanistan, though his exact whereabouts have been unknown since late 2001, when he and a small contingent of body guards walked out of the Tora Bora mountains, evading air strikes and U.S. special forces and Afghan militias,

The photos and bounty on bin Laden and 41 others wanted for terrorism is on the State Department's web site rewardsforjustice.net.

Edit: I think they changed the text below his wanted poster. It says: "Usama bin Ladin is wanted in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and for the August 7, 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya." However, the website then omits any mention of an indictment for 9/11, because, as we know, he was never indicted. So how is it he is "wanted" for 9/11?

Bin-Laden finally wanted for 9/11?

The State Department link offered above reads as follows:

"Usama bin Ladin is wanted in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and for the August 7, 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya."

Still no indication of this on his FBI Most Wanted page though.

And the "updated" photos are very misleading—they don't look at all like a man who's been dead for over eight years.

No Hard Evidence


The title at the top of the page says FBI. It's not, it's the State Department's photo.

Anyway, someone should tell the FBI that Osama is wanted for the 9/11 attacks, because the FBI still doesn't want Osama for 9/11:


Dean Jackson/Editor-in-Chief DNotice.org
Washington, DC

thanks FBI

I needed a laugh.

Not sure, but I might have seen this guy down at the mall.


If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.

The guy

on the right looks a little like Dubya hungover and unshaven after a bad weekend.


It's going to be hilarious when they make the next Bin Laden Video, with the exact same 3D-CGI-actor as seen above.

so many out of work graphics people...

and this is best photoshop work the feds can find???

Keep the myth alive. Use "updating his picture" as an excuse to get another story printed. Another story that supports the official conspiracy theory.

What happened

to the fat Bin Laden?


The FBI seems to connect aging with gaining weight - a reasonable assumption for a fat American FBI guy sitting in an office in DC.

Chubby McLaden

They are making him look more like the fatty bin laden video that they need for that new investigation that is coming.



My fav Bin Laden Photo

Aw man...

Why do they always give me more work to do? It's time for another update, but I don't wanna... Also, why not include OBL in the KSM Trials I wonder?

Fact #29
Osama Bin Laden has not been indicted for the 9/11 attacks. Some time before 9/26/2001, FBI spokesman Rex Tomb says, "there’s going to be a considerable amount of time before anyone associated with the attacks is actually charged." He continues, "To be charged with a crime, this means we have found evidence to confirm our suspicions, and a prosecutor has said we will pursue this case in court." On 9/23/2001, then Secretary of State Colin Powell is asked, "will you release publicly a white paper which links [bin Laden] and his organization to this attack to put people at ease?" He responds by saying "we are hard at work bringing all the information together, intelligence information, law enforcement information. And I think in the near future we will be able to put out a paper, a document that will describe quite clearly the evidence that we have linking him to this attack." The following day, then White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer when asked about Powell's statement says "I think that there was just a misinterpretation of the exact words the secretary used on the Sunday shows.… I’m not aware of anybody who said white paper, and the secretary didn’t say anything about a white paper yesterday." On 10/4/2001, Tony Blair will present a paper that makes the case for Osama Bin Laden's involvement before Parliament. It says, "this document does not purport to provide a prosecutable case against Osama bin Laden in a court of law.” Nevertheless, it continues, “on the basis of all the information available [Her Majesty’s Government] is confident of its conclusions as expressed in this document." On 6/6/2006, Rex Tomb will say, "the reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11." This according to Ed Haas of the Muckraker Report. On 8/28/2006, the Washington Post will report about this story. They state "from this point of view, the lack of a Sept. 11 reference suggests that the connection to al-Qaeda is uncertain. Exhaustive government and independent investigations have concluded otherwise, of course, and bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders have proudly taken responsibility for the hijackings." They speak to Rex Tomb who says "There's no mystery here" [...] "They could add 9/11 on there, but they have not because they don't need to at this point. . . . There is a logic to it." According to David N. Kelley, a former U.S. attorney, "It might seem a little strange from the outside, but it makes sense from a legal point of view," said Kelley, now in private practice. "If I were in government, I'd be troubled if I were asked to put up a wanted picture where no formal charges had been filed, no matter who it was." Contrary to WaPo's claim that "bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders have proudly taken responsibility for the hijackings," Osama denied any involvement in the attacks on three separate ocassions. On 9/16/2001, he says, “I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons.” On 9/28/2001, he says, "I have already said that I am not involved in the September 11 attacks in the United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other human beings as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children and other people. Such a practice is forbidden even in the course of battle.… The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; the people who are a part of the US system but are dissenting against it. Or those who are working for some other system; persons who want to make the present century as a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity so that their own civilization, nation, country, or ideology can survive. They may be anyone, from Russia to Israel and from India to Serbia. In the US itself, there are dozens of well-organized and well-equipped groups capable of causing large-scale destruction. Then you cannot forget the American Jews, who have been annoyed with President Bush ever since the Florida elections and who want to avenge him.… Then there are intelligence agencies in the US, which require billions of dollars worth of funds from Congress and the government every year.… They needed an enemy.… Is it not that there exists a government within the government in the United Sates? That secret government must be asked who carried out the attacks." On 12/26/2001, Bin Laden releases a tape that says the U.S.'s invasion of Afghanistan is "a vicious campaign based on mere suspicion." On 9/10/2008, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino will be asked a question. "But Osama bin Laden is the one that — you keep talking about his lieutenants, and, yes, they are very important, but Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of 9/11 –" Her response is to say that "No, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was the mastermind of 9/11, and he’s sitting in jail right now."

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.

How They'd Look Today

This could start a new meme! Here's how Elvis would look today, Marilyn Monroe, Hitler and Bruce Lee, and a 1988 image of JFK aged 71.

Leftist politician inspired FBI updated image of Bin Laden

In a recent article of the Spanish daily “El Mundo”, the FBI admits to have used leftist politician Gaspar Llamazares' facial features to get an updated image of Bin Laden. Gaspar Llamazares is a former leader of the Spanish leftist political party “Izquierda Unida” (United Left).

See both pictures: http://estaticos03.cache.el-mundo.net/elmundo/imagenes/2010/01/16/126359...

The article in Spanish: http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2010/01/16/internacional/1263598044.html



They admit they copied his hair and forehead from a photo found in google

They also chose Gaspar Llamazares to

create the digital picture of a Libian terrorist called 'Atiyah Abd al-Rahman'. In this case the FBI got Gaspar Llamazares' hair and eyes.



Déjà vu

Oh this just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it? The FBI must be squirming pretty good at the moment. How are they going to wiggle out of this one? This poor guy's photo "just happens" to be found in a google image search and gets used to reboot our brains and upgrade us all to OBL 2.0. But then the same poor guy "just happens" to get used AGAIN for an artist's rendering of a Libyan terrorist??? Sure go ahead and try to tell me this is pure coincidence. This is almost as hard to believe and as far fetched an idea as 4 hijacked planes violating US airspace and 3 steel-frame skyscrapers crumbling to dust in seconds due to an hour or so of mostly extinguished fire on the same day. Maybe FBI really stands for Flagrant Blatant Idiocy.

I never realized

how much international crimefighting consists of playing Mr. Potato Head.

BBC is covering it too... And the Washington Post.

Spanish MP's photo used for Osama Bin Laden poster

"A Spanish politician has said he was shocked to find out the FBI had used his photo for a digitally-altered image showing how Osama Bin Laden might look."

"Bin Laden's safety is not threatened by this but mine certainly is" - Gaspar Llamazares

The Washington Post:
Spanish politician may sue over bin Laden photo

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish politician said on Saturday that he was "stupefied" by the FBI's decision to use his photograph to compose its latest image of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and is considering taking legal action. "Firstly I will ask the FBI for an explanation, which they haven't given me yet, and then I will reserve the right to take legal action," Gaspar Llamazares told CNN+.

More resources at Infowars: Spanish Politician Threatens to Sue FBI Over Bin Laden Makeover

To me...

It looks more like Judd Hirsch...

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.

Does this mean

OBL is really a taxi driver??

That is a hilarious comparo, thanks for the chuckle, Jon!

The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry

Personally, I like the New look...

OBL looks fetching neatly coiffed.

Great thread of information.

It's great to get so many quality comments in this thread because we destroy this topic with our information. The FBI was brutalized here with our references and links. It's so great to have a resource like this thread, and post, to come back to anytime this topic comes up in the future. Thanks to all you guys. Their story just unravels when you put this stuff together and now we have it all documented in one place for future easy reference. Man I wish we could get this stuff in court and get people under oath and get competent prosecutors to break this case open and resolve so much of this stress and anguish this issue has caused. We are winning battle after battle though, and that can't lead to anything but good. Refreshing and great to see.

He looks like a cab driver

On the 11th day, of every month.