Depending on who you ask, Osama bin Laden might be dead, but he's certainly not forgotten. And just when you thought people were starting to forget, a new tape has surfaced on jihadi websites of the Qaeda honcho praising the so-called "Arab Spring" uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa.

The 12-minute tape is thought to have been recorded sometime in the 10 weeks leading up to the Navy SEAL raid on bin Laden's jack shack. "I think that the winds of change will blow over the entire Muslim world, with permission from Allah," bin Laden says. He then cuts a careful path in throwing his support behind people who never once asked for it: "A delay may cause the opportunity to be lost, and carrying it out before the right time will increase the number of casualties." Boy, that's prolific. Al Qaeda is so washed up now.

[AJE, SITE; image via AP]