The recent reported offer by the dreaded terrorists kingpin Osama bin Laden for a conditional truce with the USA gives credence to the rumours during the past that the most wanted man on the list of the U.S.A. is no more alive and seemed to be dead in numerous US attacks on the hideouts of Talibans in and neighbouring country, Pakitan, or died on account of deteriorating health, further accentuated in the absence of proper medical care in the far flung remote areas. The offer of the truce seems to be a mere ploy by the terrorist gang al-Qaeda to divert the attention of the US from its campaign to eliminate the scourage of terrorism. The recent air-strikes by the US on a hideout on the Afghan border in Pakistan, killing senior al Qaeda officals, is giving rich dividends and seems to has broken the backbone of dreaded terrorists, who have found haven in the border areas of Pakistan, having a dubious distinction of being the most treacherous one in the world. For 13 months, nothing has been heard about bin Laden. On Thursday, when the first words came about his latest audio tape, the immediate hunch in Washington was that it might be old stuff pulled out of the shelf to torment President Bush and Americans at large as well as to make the point that the dreaded man is very much alive. The CIA then made a prompt determination that it was an authentic tape. Not only that, it was probably recorded as recently as last month – as suggested by Arab television network al Jazeera, which first broadcast the tape. If Laden is alive and kicking then why did he choose to send the message on a audio tape and not on a video tape? However, the Bush administration was quick enough to reject the offer of ‘conditional truce’.The US established policy not to have any dialogue with terrorists is a correct answer to terrorists who long for hogging the limelight.