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In Tape, Top Aide to bin Laden Vows New Strikes at U.S.

Osama bin Laden’s top deputy appeared in a new videotape broadcast on an Arab television network on Thursday, taunting the United States for becoming mired in what he called unsuccessful campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan while vowing that Al Qaeda would attack the United States again.In the tape, excerpts of which were shown on Al Jazeera, the deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, said Al Qaeda was already planning for more suicide strikes. The timing of the tape seemed intentionally to come just two days before the third anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11. It is the latest in a long series of audio or videotapes issued by the Qaeda leadership, but unlike some others did not include an appearance by Mr. bin Laden.Full Story

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