In a new audio message aired by Al Jazeera TV Sunday, Jan. 24, Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the Dec. 25 attempt to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit and vowed there would be more attacks. In a message addressed from "Osama to Obama" he said America would have no peace unless there was "security for Palestinians."
The al Qaeda leader described the described the failed attempt by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to detonate a bomb on Northwest airliner with 300 passengers aboard "confirmation" of previous attacks, including Sept. 11.
Bin Laden promised further attacks if the U.S. continued to support Israel. The tape has not yet been authenticated. His last voice tape was released on Sept. 13, 2009, to mark the 9/11 anniversary.