Bin Laden's latest, posthumous audio message just released largely concentrated on the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, congratulating the people on over throwing their dictators. At the same time, he notably left off any mention of the democracy movements, giving most of the praise to the "lions" in Tahrir square.
"Tunisia was the first but swiftly the knights of Egypt have taken a spark from the free people of Tunisia to Tahrir Square," said bin Laden, adding: "It has made the rulers worried."
He barely mentions Syria or Yemen nor Bahrain. Bahrian's lack of mention is obvious. This is a Shi'ite revolution with potential connections to Iran, though this may only be a chimera in order to make it look like Iran has more political power than they do. Still, it would be unlikely that Al Qaeda would make any attempt to support a Shia' rebellion against a Sunni government.
What is more telling is the continued references to Egypt, not only this from bin Laden, but also Zawahiri's last several messages. What has been even more interesting is the selection of al Adel, an Egyptian, not Zawahiri, to be the "interim" head of al Qaeda. It isn't completely surprising as the Egyptian contingent has held the largest number of seats on the Shura or Quetta council. However, as suggested yesterday, this may not be just a political move for the general al Qaeda organization.