Twelfth of Never
Headline: "U.S. has copy of purported bin Laden video Bush administration says it is examining tape for authenticity". One of the more interesting lines of speculation I've read is that Osama Bin Laden's mysterious neither-live-nor-dead condition is consciously intended to play to the belief in the Hidden 12th Imam. I can't link to Times Select, but here's a good introductory blurb to the Hidden Imam idea from the Thomas Barnett site. (Hat Tip: IC). Nothing follows.