Videos of bin Laden Practicing for Public Speeches
While escaping authorities, the fugitive leader released various recorded videos to followers. Practice reels were shown in the compound. As Roggio explained, “streaming live was a traceable activity, so he would pre-record himself and send the messages through a courier to his followers.”
As Osama bin Laden was seen as a leader among his followers in Al Qaeda, it was highly necessary for him to show them that he can escape the enemy and that nothing can get to him. So recording these videos in advance helped him to have better control of his public image, and maintain the love of his followers.