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Usāmah bin Muḥammad bin `Awaḍ bin Lādin
(Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن‎)
Born March 10, 1957 (1957-03-10) (age 53)
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Osama bin Laden on an al-Qaeda propaganda poster
Place of birth Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Allegiance Al-Qaeda
Battles/wars Soviet war in Afghanistan
War on Terrorism:
.Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (with numerous variations; Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن‎, Usāmah bin Muḥammad bin ‘Awaḍ bin Lādin; born March 10, 1957) is a member of the prominent Saudi bin Laden family and the founding leader of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, best known for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian targets.^ The operation did not target Al Qaeda's leader, Osama bin Laden, nor his Egyptian deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, officials said.
  • What Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri Do All Day, or Why I Cannot Talk About Politics With My Father | Winter Patriot dot com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC winterpatriot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But Osama Bin Laden, the alleged ringleader of the 9-11 attacks, was not in Iraq .
  • The alleged linkage of Saddam Hussein with Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction - SourceWatch 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A document released by the U.K. government, Responsibility for the terrorist atrocities in the United States, 11 September 2001 presents facts that link Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda to the 9/11 attacks.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bin Laden is on the American Federal Bureau of Investigation's list of FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives[1], though he is not on the list for 9/11 nor has he been charged for these attacks.^ But Osama Bin Laden, the alleged ringleader of the 9-11 attacks, was not in Iraq .
  • The alleged linkage of Saddam Hussein with Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction - SourceWatch 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most-wanted fugitive Osama bin Laden treated at American Hospital in Dubai, for ten days.
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.rotten.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Usama Bin Laden and the 11 September attacks .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[2]
.Since 2001, Osama bin Laden and his organization have been major targets of the United States' War on Terrorism.^ About Osama bin Laden .
  • Osama bin Laden - News, photos, topics, and quotes 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden - News, photos, topics, and quotes 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama bin Laden Videos .
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

^ Osama bin Laden was safe.
  • bin Laden, Osama (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

.Bin Laden and fellow Al-Qaeda leaders are believed to be hiding near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.^ Pakistan captures bin Laden.

^ All these will be recycled in Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda.
  • From Amin Al Husseini to Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and the Mulim Brotherhood’s Jihad against the West. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He added that he believes bin Laden is "somewhere in Afghanistan."
  • CNN.com - Trees and tapes may hint at bin Laden location - Aug 24, 2006 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

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Variations of bin Laden's name

.There is not a universally accepted standard in the West for transliterating Arabic words and names into English, so bin Laden's name is spelled in many different ways.^ Osama's name is transliterated in many ways.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There he met Osama bin Laden.
  • Essam Al-Ridi 911review 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC 911review.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There were never any links with Bin Laden or any WMD pointed at the west… .
  • Osama Bin Laden’s Dream of US Economic Collapse — RoughlyDrafted Magazine 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.roughlydrafted.com [Source type: General]

.The version translation most often used by English-language mass media is Osama bin Laden.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Online NewsHour: Osama Bin Laden Threatens U.S. in New Message -- January 19, 2006 18 September 2009 9:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden Images .
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

.Most American government agencies, including the FBI and CIA, use either "Usama bin Laden" or "Usama bin Ladin", both of which are often abbreviated to UBL.^ Bin Laden has always been a CIA asset.
  • Firedoglake » Did Morgan Spurlock Find Osama Bin Laden? 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The immediate reaction of most Americans was predictable, and bin Laden used that predictability to his advantage.
  • Osama Bin Laden wants John McCain to be our next President - politics Discussion Forum 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ BIN LADIN, Usama bin Muhammad bin Awad; a.k.a.
  • FDIC: FIL-88-2001: A Bulletin from the Office of Foreign Assets Control 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC www.fdic.gov [Source type: Academic]

.Less common renderings include "Ussamah Bin Ladin" and "Oussama Ben Laden" (French-language mass media).^ Includes information on links with bin Laden.
  • Al-Qaida/al-qaidah/Bin Ladin /Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.au.af.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The FBI and Fox News use Usama bin Laden, which is often abbreviated to UBL. Less common renderings include Ussamah Bin Ladin and Oussama Ben Laden (French-language mass media).
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama bin Laden is used by most English-language mass media.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The last two words of the name can also be found as "Binladen" or (as used by his family in the West) "Binladin". The spelling with 'o' and 'e' comes from a Persian-influenced pronunciation used in Afghanistan where he was for a long time.^ The latter part of the name can also be found as Binladen or Binladin.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The latter part of the name can also be found as Binladen or Binladin .
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC pustakalaya.olenepal.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda organization, now believed to be hiding along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, has long used the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a cause célèbre for their fight against the West.

.Strictly speaking, Arabic linguistic conventions dictate that he be referred to as "Osama" or "Osama bin Laden", not "bin Laden," as "Bin Laden" is not used as a surname in the Western manner, but simply as part of his name, which in its long form means "Osama, son of Mohammed, son of 'Awad, son of Laden". Still, "bin Laden" has become nearly universal in Western references to him.^ Viral/Other Osama Bin Laden is still out there!
  • Osama Bin Laden is still out there! | SPIKE 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ See index under 'Bin Laden, Osama' for numerous references.
  • Al-Qaida/al-qaidah/Bin Ladin /Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.au.af.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The world knew Osama bin Laden’s name after the 9-11 attacks.
  • Famous People Lessons: English Lesson on Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.famouspeoplelessons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bin Laden's admirers commonly use several aliases and nicknames, including the Prince, the Sheikh, Al-Amir, Abu Abdallah, Sheikh Al-Mujahid, the Lion Sheik,[3] the Director.^ Bin Laden also has several commonly used aliases and nicknames, including the Prince , the Sheikh , Al-Amir , Abu Abdallah , Sheikh Al-Mujahid , the Director , and Samaritan ..

^ Bin Laden cited grievances including: .
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden also has several commonly used aliases and nicknames, including the Prince, Al-Amir, Abu Abdallah, Sheikh Al-Mujahid the Director and Samaritan.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4]

Childhood, education and personal life

.Osama bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Online NewsHour: Osama Bin Laden Threatens U.S. in New Message -- January 19, 2006 18 September 2009 9:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden Images .
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

[5] .In a 1998 interview, he gave his birth date as March 10, 1957.[6] His father Muhammed Awad bin Laden was a wealthy businessman with close ties to the Saudi royal family.^ His father was the late Muhammed Awad bin Laden, a wealthy businessman involved in construction and with close ties to the Saudi royal family.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In a 1998 interview, he gave his birth date as 10 March 1957.
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

^ Presents excerpts from a 1998 interview with bin Laden.
  • Al-Qaida/al-qaidah/Bin Ladin /Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.au.af.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7] .Osama bin Laden was born the only son of Muhammed bin Laden's tenth wife, Hamida al-Attas.^ Osama was born the only son of Muhammed bin Laden's tenth wife, Hamida al-Attas, nee Alia Ghanem, who had been born in Syria.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Online NewsHour: Osama Bin Laden Threatens U.S. in New Message -- January 19, 2006 18 September 2009 9:21 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

[8] .Osama's parents divorced soon after he was born; Osama's mother then married Muhammad al-Attas.^ CIA FBI Poster Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden (aliases included Osama Muhammad al Wahad , Abu Abdallah , and Al Qaqa [1] [2] ) was born on March 10, 1957 in Riyadh [3] to Hamida al-Attas and Muhammed Awad bin Laden, a wealthy businessman in Saudi Arabia.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Muhammad (Atta) from the Egyptian family (meaning the al Qaida Egyptian group), was in charge of the group.

^ Osama's parents divorced soon after he was born, according to Khaled M. Batarfi , a senior editor at the Al Madina newspaper in Jeddah who knew Osama during the 1970s.
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The couple had four children, and Osama lived in the new household with three half-brothers and one half-sister.^ Osama was raised by his mother and lived together with his four half-siblings.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The couple had four children, and Osama lived in the new household with three half brothers and one half sister from the mother's side.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yeslam bin Laden, Osama’s half brother, and a Westernized leader of the Binladin Group.

[8]
.Bin Laden was raised as a devout Wahhabi Muslim.^ Therefore Bin Laden is a good Muslim.
  • Raymond Ibrahim: Osama Bin Laden: man of love? - Jihad Watch 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin laden was raised as a devout Sunni Muslim .
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden believes he is a good Muslim.
  • Raymond Ibrahim: Osama Bin Laden: man of love? - Jihad Watch 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

[9] .From 1968 to 1976 he attended the "élite" secular Al-Thager Model School.^ But from 1968 to 1976, he attended the relatively secular Al-Thager Model School , the most prestigious high school in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, called "the school of the élite."
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But from 1968 to 1976, he attended the relatively secular Al-Thager Model School, the most prestigious high school in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, called "the school of the élite."
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama attended Al Thagher Model School in Jeddah, and graduated in 1976.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10] .Bin Laden studied economics and business administration[11] at King Abdulaziz University.^ Bin Laden mind his own business...
  • Osama Bin Laden vows to 'fight' Israel for Palestinian land - Haaretz - Israel News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As a college student at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, bin Laden studied civil engineering and business administration .
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama Bin Laden says 9/11 is .
  • What Osama Bin Laden didn't understand about The Israel Lobby | Stephen M. Walt 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

Some reports suggest bin Laden earned a degree in civil engineering in 1979,[12] or a degree in public administration in 1981.[13] Other sources describe him as having left university during his third year,[14] never completing a college degree, though "hard working."[15] At university, bin Laden's main interest was religion, where he was involved in both "interpreting the Quran and jihad" and charitable work.[16] He also writes poetry.[17]
.In 1974, at the age of 17, bin Laden married his first wife Najwa Ghanem at Latakia.^ In 1974, at the age of 17, bin Laden married his first wife, Najwa Ghanem , his mother's niece, and a first cousin, who was from Syria.
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1974, at the age of 17, bin Laden married his first wife, Najwa Ghanem, his mother's niece, and a first cousin, who was from Syria.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama bin Laden was 17 when he married his Syrian first cousin, Najwa, then 15.
  • Book dishes on Osama Bin Laden's parenting skills :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: World 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

[18] .According to CNN national security correspondent David Ensore, as of 2002 bin Laden had married four women and fathered roughly 25 or 26 children.^ Bin Laden has fathered at least 24 children.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Muhammad bin Laden had married 22 times and had fathered 55 children.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ BIN LADEN: We are a part of that nation.
  • CNN.com - Transcript of Bin Laden's October interview - February 5, 2002 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

[19] .Other sources report that he has fathered anywhere from 12 to 24 children.^ The following dramatization is based on the 9/11 Commission Report and other published sources and personal interviews.
  • Firedoglake » Does ABC/Disney Movie Include Bush Allowing Osama Bin Laden to Escape from Tora Bora? 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Login or register to reply As others before have said Wed, 01/14/2009 - 12:24 — woodguy the timing of this is laughably suspicious.
  • Osama bin Laden challenges Obama in newly released tape | Crooks and Liars 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden has fathered at least 24 children.
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[20]

Beliefs and ideology

.Bin Laden believes that the restoration of Sharia law will set things right in the Muslim world, and that all other ideologies—"pan-Arabism, socialism, communism, democracy"—must be opposed.^ Bin Laden is believed to have done this kind of thing, or tried to do it, before.
  • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.salonmagazine.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC images.salon.com [Source type: News]

^ Therefore Bin Laden is a good Muslim.
  • Raymond Ibrahim: Osama Bin Laden: man of love? - Jihad Watch 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden is believed to be in Afghanistan.
  • Notes on Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.spongobongo.com [Source type: Original source]

[21] These beliefs, along with violent expansive jihad, have sometimes been called Qutbism.[22] .He believes Afghanistan under the rule of Mullah Omar's Taliban was "the only Islamic country" in the Muslim world.^ Though unquestionably the most influential Muslim of modern times, Khomeini could never transcend the seventh-century division of Islamic society into those who recognize the legitimacy of the caliphal succession to the Prophet Muhammad (the Sunnis) and "the party of Ali" (the Shi'a), who believe that only Muhammad's son-in-law and his descendants can rightfully rule the Islamic world.
  • The Gospel According to Osama Bin Laden - The Atlantic(January 2002) 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Commander of the faithful is the only legitimate ruler of the state of Afghanistan, where God, Praise and Glory be to him, has guided the steps of Muslims so that an Islamic country can be ruled by God’s Shari’a for the first time in tens of years.
  • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That country was by then under the control of radical Muslims headed by Hassan al-Turabi, a cleric b in Laden had met in Afghanistan who had impressed him with the need to overthrow the secular regimes in the Arab world and install purely Islamic governments.
  • TIME.com - One Nation, Indivisible 25 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.time.com [Source type: News]

[23] .Bin Laden has consistently dwelt on the need for violent jihad to right what he believes are injustices against Muslims perpetrated by the United States and sometimes by other non-Muslim states,[24] the need to eliminate the state of Israel, and the necessity of forcing the US to withdraw from the Middle East.^ Osama bin Laden & Jihad .
  • September 11 News.com - Osama bin Laden Speeches Broadcast on Al-Jazeera TV in October, November, andDecember 2001. 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: News]

^ Therefore Bin Laden is a good Muslim.
  • Raymond Ibrahim: Osama Bin Laden: man of love? - Jihad Watch 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ US kills Bin Laden deputy .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

.He has also called on Americans to "reject the immoral acts of fornication (and) homosexuality, intoxicants, gambling, and usury," in an October 2002 letter.^ We call you to be a people of manners, principles, honour, and purity; to reject the immoral acts of fornication, homosexuality, intoxicants, gambling's, and trading with interest.
  • Notes on Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.spongobongo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They called us terrorists even before the mujahedeen had committed any act of terrorism against the real terrorists who are the Americans.
  • frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: interview with osama bin laden (in may 1998) | PBS 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Voice of terror vows more hell for US The Australian October 8, 2002 ↑ " Full text: bin Laden's 'letter to America' ", The Guardian (November 24, 2002).
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25]
.Probably the most infamous part of Bin Laden's ideology is that civilians, including women and children, are legitimate targets of jihad.^ Bin Laden's next act would be his most infamous and horrific.
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden argued back, "This is jihad!
  • Osama bin Laden - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC locke.citizendium.org:8080 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden crusading Jihadism on Israel Bin Laden crusading Jihadism on Israel .
  • Osama Bin Laden vows to 'fight' Israel for Palestinian land - Haaretz - Israel News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

[26][27] .Bin Laden is antisemitic, and has delivered warnings against alleged Jewish conspiracies: "These Jews are masters of usury and leaders in treachery.^ Alleged bin Laden bodyguard charged .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ BIN LADEN IS JEWISH, full stop.

^ Osama Bin Laden warns of retaliation against Europe .
  • gulfnews : Osama Bin Laden warns of retaliation against Europe 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC gulfnews.com [Source type: News]

.They will leave you nothing, either in this world or the next."^ No one suggests they should - find me the quote and post it - but here's a fact for you: The Iraq war has NOTHING to do with bin Laden or Al Queda.
  • Mary Grabar : Osama bin Laden Dead, Hundreds of Thousands Protest - Townhall.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC townhall.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm sure you can recall, off the top of your head, a memorable statement by each that leaves little doubt as to where they stand.
  • Osama bin Laden as a funky but misunderstood dude. | Redstate 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.redstate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Next thing you know....Well, we've declared to the terrorists that we're going to strike them wherever they live.
  • A McCain Flip-Flop on Osama bin Laden? | Mother Jones 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: News]

[28] .Shia Muslims have been listed along with "Heretics,...^ His Indonesian school papers list him as such, along with being a Muslim.
  • Obama: US must capture or kill Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.America and Israel," as the four principal "enemies of Islam" at ideology classes of bin Laden's Al-Qaeda organization.^ All these will be recycled in Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda.
  • From Amin Al Husseini to Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and the Mulim Brotherhood’s Jihad against the West. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden is the leader of a terrorist organization known as Al-Qaeda, "The Base".

^ From that point on, Bin Laden turned to fundraising to support Al Qaeda.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[29]
.In keeping with Wahhabi beliefs,[30] bin Laden opposes music on religious grounds,[31] and his attitude towards technology is mixed.^ Pressure 'keeping bin Laden quiet' .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ All the while, Muhammad bin Laden was a devout fundamentalist Muslim and he demanded that his children observe his strict Wahhabist religious code.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden speaks in the open air at a podium while the audience sits on the ground.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He is interested in "earth-moving machinery and genetic engineering of plants" on the one hand, but rejects "chilled water" on the other.^ IMO, the 9/11 attack was blowback from decades of meddling in the affairs of Afghanistan, backing up Saudi Arabia with one hand and Israel with the other, and so on.
  • Daily Kos: Osama bin Laden Is a Dead Man 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I will narrate to you part of that great battle, to show how cowardly they are on the one hand, and how effective trenches are in exhausting them on the other.
  • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ "It's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person," Romney said.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

[32]
.His viewpoints and methods of achieving them have led to him been designated as a "terrorist" by scholars,[33][34] journalists from the New York Times,[35][36] the British Broadcasting Corporation,[37] and Qatari news station Al Jazeera,[38] analysts such as Peter Bergen,[39] Michael Scheuer,[40] Marc Sageman,[41] and Bruce Hoffman[42][43] and he was indicted on terrorism charges by law enforcement agencies in Madrid, New York City, and Tripoli.^ What follows was reported by the New York Times .
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ New York Times, 12/12/2008 ] .
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What follows was reported by the New York Times.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

[44]

Militant activity

Mujahideen in Afghanistan

Bin Laden with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir in 1997
.After leaving college in 1979 bin Laden joined Abdullah Azzam to fight the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan[45] and lived for a time in Peshawar.^ "Since the time of the Soviet invasion, Afghanistan has been a country in conflict.
  • Commando Solo Radio Scripts 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC www.psywarrior.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Purported bin Laden message to Europe: Leave Afghanistan .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Bin Laden was killed shortly after the initial invasions of Afghanistan.
  • Mr. Attorney General, Where Would You Put Osama bin Laden? | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC blog.heritage.org [Source type: Original source]

[46]
.By 1984, with Azzam, bin Laden established Maktab al-Khadamat, which funneled money, arms and Muslim fighters from around the Arabic world into the Afghan war.^ By 1984, with Azzam, bin Laden had established an organization named Maktab al-Khadamat (MAK, Office of Order in English), which funneled money, arms and Muslim fighters from around the world into the Afghan war.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Maktab al-Khadamat was a predecessor of Al Qaeda.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact, bin Laden et al.
  • Pajamas Media » An Open Question to Osama Bin Laden — or Any Other Islamist 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

.Through al-Khadamat, bin Laden's inherited family fortune[47] paid for air tickets and accommodation, dealt with paperwork with Pakistani authorities and provided other such services for the jihad fighters.^ That Bin Laden is such a spoiler isn't he?
  • Osama Bin Laden speaks [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden argued back, "This is jihad!
  • Osama bin Laden - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC locke.citizendium.org:8080 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden, al-Zarqawi communicating .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

.Osama established a camp in Afghanistan, and with other volunteers fought the Soviets.^ Osama bin Laden establishes the first training camp, known as Maasada—the Lion’s Den—especially for Arabs fighting in the Soviet-Afghan War.
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jump to: navigation , search Osama bin Laden has been the leader of Al Qaeda since the group's formation in 1988, when the Soviets were withdrawing from Afghanistan.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We trained some of the mujahadeen who fought a holy war against Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the l980s.1980s.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Following the withdrawal of Soviet troups from Afghanistan, bin Laden moved to Peshawar in 1994.[citation needed] It was during his time in Peshawar that he began wearing camouflage-print jackets and carrying a captured Soviet assault rifle, which urban legends claimed he had obtained by killing a Russian soldier with his bare hands.^ Pakistan captures bin Laden.

^ Officials: Bin Laden in Afghanistan - maybe .
  • Osama bin Laden News - Topix 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden News - Topix 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

^ Bin Laden was killed shortly after the initial invasions of Afghanistan.
  • Mr. Attorney General, Where Would You Put Osama bin Laden? | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC blog.heritage.org [Source type: Original source]

[48]

Formation and structuring of Al-Qaeda

.By 1988, bin Laden had split from Maktab al-Khidamat.^ By 1988, bin Laden had split from the MAK based on strategic differences.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Azzam and Bin Laden split .
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sliman Abu Rahman, an expert on Islamic issues based in Amman, Jordan, told Al Jazeera that he was surprised by Bin Laden's call.
  • America's Media Darling: Osama bin Laden | | AlterNet 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While Azzam acted as support for Afghan fighters, bin Laden wanted a more military role.^ Bin Laden provides financial support and handling of military affairs.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More Osama bin Laden Blogs .
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

^ Bin Laden- more talk Bin Laden- more talk .
  • Osama Bin Laden vows to 'fight' Israel for Palestinian land - Haaretz - Israel News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

.One of the main points leading to the split and the creation of al-Qaeda was Azzam's insistence that Arab fighters be integrated among the Afghan fighting groups instead of forming a separate fighting force.^ Al-Qaeda - fictional terror group .

^ On the fight against al-Qaeda: .
  • Osama Bin Laden « Patrick J. Buchanan 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC buchanan.org [Source type: General]

^ One of the main points leading to the split and the creation of al-Qaeda was the insistence of Azzam that Arab fighters be integrated among the Afghan fighting groups instead of forming their separate fighting force.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[49]
.Following the Soviet Union's withdrawal from Afghanistan in February 1989, Osama bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia in 1990 as a hero of jihad, who along with his Arab legion, "had brought down the mighty superpower" of the Soviet Union.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden Images .
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

[50] .The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990 had put the kingdom and its ruling House of Saud at risk.^ In 1990 Osama told Saudi regent Abdullah that his mujahideen could stop Saddam's invasion of the kingdom.
  • The American Spectator : Osama bin Elvis 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC spectator.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Kingdom's response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, however, shocked him: he had offered his forces, but the King, instead, invited the Americans, deeply offending him.
  • Osama bin Laden - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC locke.citizendium.org:8080 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ W has had the wrong priorities since August 2002 when he he started to move troops from Afghanistan to Kuwait in preparation for the invasion of Iraq.
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

.The world's most valuable oil fields were within easy striking distance of Iraqi forces in Kuwait, and Saddam's call to pan-Arab/Islamism could potentially rally internal dissent.^ The growing of democracy in the Arab world could change the Arab minds but not Islam.
  • "Osama Bin Laden is a good Muslim" - Jihad Watch 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ His rage stems from the decision by Saudi Arabia to allow the United States to use the country as a staging area for attacks on Iraqi forces in Kuwait and Iraq.
  • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The bin Laden construction company became, and is to this day, one of the largest and most prosperous contracting companies in the Arab world.
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

bin .Laden met with King Fahd, and Sultan, Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia, telling them not to depend on non-Muslim troops, and offered to help defend Saudi Arabia with his mujahideen fighters.^ Bin Laden writes an open letter to King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd on behalf of the Carlyle Group in 2000.

^ US troops in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s.
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bin Laden's offer was rebuffed, and after the American offer to help repel Iraq from Kuwait was accepted, involving deploying U.S. troops in Saudi territory[51], he publicly denounced Saudi Arabia's dependence on the U.S. military, as he believed the presence of foreign troops in the "land of the two mosques" (Mecca and Medina) profaned sacred soil.^ Bin Laden strongly opposed the continued presence of American troops (infidels) in Saudi Arabia.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He had offered to help protect the Saudi kingdom from the Iraqi invaders, but was rebuffed.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is that directed at all Americans, just the American military, just the Americans in Saudi Arabia?
  • frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: interview with osama bin laden (in may 1998) | PBS 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bin Laden's criticism of the Saudi monarchy led that government to attempt to silence him.^ Bin Laden visits Albania as a member of a Saudi government delegation.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1994, the Saudi government stripped bin Laden of his citizenship.
  • Son of Osama bin Laden describes brutal childhood | News from The Post-Standard - 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.syracuse.com [Source type: General]
  • Book dishes on Osama Bin Laden's parenting skills :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: World 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Bin Laden's increasingly strident criticisms of the Saudi monarchy led the government to expel him to Sudan in 1991.
  • Osama bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.spywriter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Shortly after Saudi Arabia permitted U.S. troops on Saudi soil, bin Laden turned his attention to attacks on the west.^ Attacks linked to Bin Laden .
  • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden is believed to have planned the attacks.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama bin Laden was born in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia .
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On November 8, 1990, the FBI raided the New Jersey home of El Sayyid Nosair, an associate of al Qaeda operative Ali Mohamed, discovering a great deal of evidence of terrorist plots, including plans to blow up New York City skyscrapers, marking the earliest uncovering of al Qaeda plans for such activities outside of Muslim countries.^ D damage report from New York City .

^ The purpose of al-Qaeda al-Subah is to prepare Muslims for terrorist operations.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ They identify Mohamed as a top al-Qaeda operative.

[52] Nosair was eventually convicted in connection to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and for the murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane on November 5, 1990.
.Bin Laden continued to speak publicly against the Saudi government for harboring American troops, for which the Saudis banished him.^ Bin Laden strongly opposed the continued presence of American troops (infidels) in Saudi Arabia.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1991 , Saudis arrest bin Laden for criticising their decision to bring in American troops.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden continued to act impulsively after the war against the Soviets.
  • The Osama bin Laden I Know, Peter Bergen, Book - Barnes & Noble 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He went to live in exile in Sudan, in 1992, in a deal brokered by al Qaeda operative Ali Mohamed[53].^ They identify Mohamed as a top al-Qaeda operative.

^ Last year, a U.S. missile strike narrowly missed Zawahiri after the CIA tracked him to a meeting of senior al Qaeda operatives south of Chitral.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Transcript: Osama Bin Laden, socialist icon; Update: Partial Osama video added; Update: Osama hiding in Chitral, Pakistan? 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Transcript: Osama Bin Laden, socialist icon; Update: Partial Osama video added; Update: Osama hiding in Chitral, Pakistan? 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to the detainee, his contact is a Mehsud tribesman, responsible for getting al-Qaeda operatives based abroad to meetings with Bin Laden.

Sudan

.In Sudan, bin Laden established a new base for mujahideen operations, in Khartoum.^ He communicates with bin Laden’s base in Sudan (where bin Laden lives until 1996).

^ Osama Bin Laden in the news .
  • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.salonmagazine.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC images.salon.com [Source type: News]

^ Bin Laden wanted them moved to his new headquarters in Sudan.
  • Essam Al-Ridi 911review 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC 911review.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

bin .Laden continued his verbal assault on King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, and in response, on March 5, 1994, Fahd sent an emissary to Sudan demanding bin Laden's passport.^ In 1994, the Saudi government stripped bin Laden of his citizenship.
  • Son of Osama bin Laden describes brutal childhood | News from The Post-Standard - 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.syracuse.com [Source type: General]
  • Book dishes on Osama Bin Laden's parenting skills :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: World 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Bin Laden’s house in Khartoum, Sudan.

^ Osama bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

.His family was persuaded to cut off his monthly stipend, the equivalent of $7 million a year.^ Osama's share which amounted to approximately $10 million was placed in a trust and frozen, and he was cut off from any dividend payments.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[54] .By now bin Laden was strongly associated with Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), which made up the core of al-Qaeda.^ How much is al Qaeda dependent on Osama Bin Laden?
  • CNN.com - Transcript of Bin Laden's October interview - February 5, 2002 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All these will be recycled in Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda.
  • From Amin Al Husseini to Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and the Mulim Brotherhood’s Jihad against the West. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden argued back, "This is jihad!
  • Osama bin Laden - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC locke.citizendium.org:8080 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1995 the EIJ attempted to assassinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.^ Bin Laden linked to assassination attempt on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak .
  • Notes on Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.spongobongo.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The attempted assassination in June 1995 of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Sudan.
  • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In 1995, Zawahiri and his organization were behind a number of plots against the Egyptian government, including an attempt on June 26, 1995 to assassinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak while he was visiting Ethiopia.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The attempt failed, and the EIJ was expelled from Sudan.
.Sudan also began efforts to expel bin Laden.^ Bin Laden’s house in Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan (see May 18, 1996 ), he was forced to leave most of his personal fortune behind.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the early 1990s, bin Laden fell out with the Saudi royal family over the presence of U.S.-led troops on Saudi soil and moved his wives and children to Sudan.
  • Son of Osama bin Laden describes brutal childhood | News from The Post-Standard - 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.syracuse.com [Source type: General]

The 9/11 Commission Report states:
."In late 1995, when Bin Laden was still in Sudan, the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) learned that Sudanese officials were discussing with the Saudi government the possibility of expelling Bin Laden.^ Bin Laden, a late commer Bin Laden, a late commer .
  • Osama Bin Laden vows to 'fight' Israel for Palestinian land - Haaretz - Israel News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden visits Albania as a member of a Saudi government delegation.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The other is still alive Osama Bin Laden a saudi.
  • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.CIA paramilitary officer Billy Waugh tracked down bin Ladin in the Sudan and prepared an operation to apprehend him, but was denied authorization.^ I authorized a finding for the CIA to kill him.
  • Fox Clinton Interview - Part 1 - Osama bin Laden | Crooks and Liars 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As noted by the head of the bin Laden unit at the CIA, Michael Scheuer, in both cases, the vehicle was not parked so as to bring the entire building down.
  • Dissident Voice : Khobar Towers Investigated: How a Saudi Deception Protected Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC dissidentvoice.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The military are aware that preparations for major operations require time, in contrast with small operations,” said bin Laden.
  • Dissident Voice : Khobar Towers Investigated: How a Saudi Deception Protected Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC dissidentvoice.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[55] US Ambassador Timothy Carney encouraged the Sudanese to pursue this course. .The Saudis, however, did not want Bin Laden, giving as their reason their revocation of his citizenship.^ In 1994, the Saudi government stripped bin Laden of his citizenship.
  • Son of Osama bin Laden describes brutal childhood | News from The Post-Standard - 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.syracuse.com [Source type: General]

^ Which is exactly what bin Laden wanted.
  • Osama Bin Laden wants John McCain to be our next President - politics Discussion Forum 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And this is what bin Laden did.

.Sudan’s minister of defense, Fatih Erwa, has claimed that Sudan offered to hand Bin Laden over to the United States.^ The Bin Laden unit: dismantled.
  • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ironically, the United States helped to create bin Laden and his followers.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden’s house in Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Commission has found no credible evidence that this was so.^ "The officials emphasized that the commission had no evidence to suggest that Iranian officials knew of the Sept.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Although Tripoli admitted to its past attempts to obtain biological weapons, no evidence up to this point have been found to support a substantive Libyan biological program.
  • NTI: Issue Brief: Was Libyan WMD Disarmament a Significant Success for Nonproliferation? 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.nti.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ambassador Carney had instructions only to push the Sudanese to expel Bin Laden.^ Today the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States said that bin Laden had an unhappy childhood growing up, 52 brothers and sisters.
  • Osama bin Laden Jokes - Late-Night Jokes About Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC politicalhumor.about.com [Source type: General]

^ Bin Laden's operations in Sudan were protected by the powerful Sudanese government figure Hassan al Turabi.

^ Indicting Bin Laden and prosecuting him for his role in the 9/11 attacks, through the usual criminal justice process in the U.S. is not the only and possibly not the best option.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ambassador Carney had no legal basis to ask for more from the Sudanese since, at the time, there was no indictment outstanding."^ But the Saudis, following their own investigation, bluntly told their C.I.A. counterparts that there was no basis for treating Tayyib "like a criminal."
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Libs have fought tooth an nail to reverse everything that helps us defeat the new nazi threat in the ME. Now, I will ask one more time.
  • Mary Grabar : Osama bin Laden Dead, Hundreds of Thousands Protest - Townhall.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC townhall.com [Source type: General]

^ "And did you know that the name of the prophet of Allah, Jesus and his mother are mentioned in the noble Qur'an dozens of times," he asks, "and that in the Qur'an there is a chapter whose name is Maryam?"
  • America's Media Darling: Osama bin Laden | Media and Culture | AlterNet 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[56]
The 9/11 Commission Report further states:
."In February 1996, Sudanese officials began approaching officials from the United States and other governments, asking what actions of theirs might ease foreign pressure.^ "Do not approach United States forces.
  • Commando Solo Radio Scripts 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC www.psywarrior.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Osama officially stated his hatred for the United States in August of 1996.
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The MAK was supported by the governments of Pakistan, the United States and Saudi Arabia, and that the three countries channelled their supplies through Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

.In secret meetings with Saudi officials, Sudan offered to expel bin Laden to Saudi Arabia and asked the Saudis to pardon him.^ Saudi Arabia had captured him and offered him to the Clinton administration.
  • Rick Sanchez: Blog Archive - Osama Bin Laden. He got away. « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ricksanchez.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Sudan bows to U.S. pressure and asks bin Laden to leave.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ U.S. to resume hunt for Bin Laden: official .

US officials became aware of these secret discussions, certainly by March. .Saudi officials apparently wanted bin Laden expelled from Sudan.^ Bin Laden wanted them moved to his new headquarters in Sudan.
  • Essam Al-Ridi 911review 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC 911review.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Which is exactly what bin Laden wanted.
  • Osama Bin Laden wants John McCain to be our next President - politics Discussion Forum 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ U.S. to resume hunt for Bin Laden: official .

.They had already revoked his citizenship, however, and would not tolerate his presence in their country.^ They would not tolerate what is taking place.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ However, no nation or religion would tolerate the kinds of viscous unprovoked attacks like those committed against the United States.
  • Commando Solo Radio Scripts 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC www.psywarrior.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "It is inconceivable that any country in the world would tolerate the kinds of horrific terrorism committed against the United States.
  • Commando Solo Radio Scripts 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC www.psywarrior.com [Source type: Original source]

.Also bin Laden may have no longer felt safe in Sudan, where he had already escaped at least one assassination attempt that he believed to have been the work of the Egyptian or Saudi regimes, or both."^ In Sudan he had again escaped an assassination attempt which turned out later to be the plan of Saudi intelligence.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN BIO 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ 'Bin Laden assassination debated' .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Anthrax may be linked to Bin Laden .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

.In May 1996, under increasing pressure on Sudan, from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United States, bin Laden returned to Jalalabad, Afghanistan aboard a chartered jet, and there forged a close relationship with Mullah Mohammed Omar.^ He communicates with bin Laden’s base in Sudan (where bin Laden lives until 1996).

^ Earth to Bin Laden.There was never in history a Palestinian state Earth to Bin Laden.There was never in history a Palestinian state .
  • Osama Bin Laden vows to 'fight' Israel for Palestinian land - Haaretz - Israel News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ January 8, 2002: Search for bin Laden and Mullah Omar in Afghanistan Comes to a Halt .
  • Firedoglake » Does ABC/Disney Movie Include Bush Allowing Osama Bin Laden to Escape from Tora Bora? 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[57][58] .When Bin Laden left Sudan, he and his organization were significantly weakened, despite his ambitions and organizational skills.^ Bin Laden’s house in Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan (see May 18, 1996 ), he was forced to leave most of his personal fortune behind.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Islamic Jihad) is the organization that will radicalize Osama Bin Laden into becoming a central proponent of the Wahhabi Jihad against the West.
  • From Amin Al Husseini to Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and the Mulim Brotherhood’s Jihad against the West. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[59] .In Afghanistan, bin Laden and Al-Qaeda raised money from "donors from the days of the Soviet jihad", and from the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).^ It also details how al-Qaeda raised money for its terrorist enterprise.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ He cultivated generals from the Pakistani intelligence service.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All these will be recycled in Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda.
  • From Amin Al Husseini to Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and the Mulim Brotherhood’s Jihad against the West. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[60]

Early attacks and aid for attacks

.It is believed that the first bombing attack involving bin Laden was the December 29, 1992 bombing of the Gold Mihor Hotel in Aden in which two people were killed.^ The first attack kills two tourists in Yemen at the end of 1992.

^ Osama bin Laden is not planning attack .
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.gallup.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The attack failed to harm bin Laden but killed 19 other people.
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.solcomhouse.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Osama bin Laden at AllExperts 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[61]
.It was after this bombing that al-Qaeda was reported to have developed its justification for the killing of innocent people.^ Al-Qaeda chief KILLED .
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

^ The alleged leader of an al-Qaeda cell in Yemen has been killed in an exchange of fire with security forces, according to a provincial governor.
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

^ We are at war against al-Qaida, a far-reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9/11, that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people and that is plotting to strike us again.” .
  • Osama Bin Laden « Patrick J. Buchanan 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC buchanan.org [Source type: General]

.According to a fatwa issued by Mamdouh Mahmud Salim, the killing of someone standing near the enemy is justified because any innocent bystander will find their proper reward in death, going to Paradise if they were good Muslims and to hell if they were bad or non-believers.^ That's exactly what they want muslims to believe.
  • CALIFORNIA YANKEE: Fatwa Issued Against Bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC cayankee.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ They saw the Taliban as good, not bad.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Can they justify their deaths?
  • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

[62] .The fatwa was issued to al-Qaeda members but not the general public.^ Bin Laden issued another fatwa in February 1998, together with Ayman al Zawahiri, declaring war against Americans.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Everytime we emphasize the fact that the September 11 terrorists were muslim, we help Al Qaeda score a point and argue that we are opposed to muslims in general.
  • CALIFORNIA YANKEE: Fatwa Issued Against Bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC cayankee.blogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Fatwa against Bin Laden from Secular Blasphemy Muslim clerics in Spain have issued a fatwa against Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden , the first such authoritative statement or edict against the world's most wanted terrorist.
  • CALIFORNIA YANKEE: Fatwa Issued Against Bin Laden 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC cayankee.blogs.com [Source type: General]

.In the 1990s bin Laden's al-Qaeda assisted jihadis financially and sometimes militarily in Algeria, Egypt and Afghanistan.^ All these will be recycled in Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda.
  • From Amin Al Husseini to Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, and the Mulim Brotherhood’s Jihad against the West. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.tellthechildrenthetruth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From that point on, Bin Laden turned to fundraising to support Al Qaeda.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden is believed to be in Afghanistan.
  • Notes on Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.spongobongo.com [Source type: Original source]

.In 1992 or 1993 bin Laden sent an emissary, Qari el-Said, with $40,000 to Algeria to aid the Islamists and urge war rather than negotiation with the government.^ I am a criminal," bin Laden said in the Jan.
  • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WJC : Bin Laden may have said that… .
  • Fox Clinton Interview - Part 1 - Osama bin Laden | Crooks and Liars 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden, it seemed, was preparing for war.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Their advice was heeded but the war that followed killed 150,000–200,000 Algerians and ended with Islamist surrender to the government.^ In the end it might be that a leader who continues to be in hiding may be less of a threat to us than one who has been killed and whose followers regard as a martyr to the cause.
  • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When people at the ends of the earth, Japan, were killed by their hundreds of thousands, young and old, it was not considered a war crime, it is something that has justification.
  • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Meanwhile, in Afghanistan instead of following his general’s advice, the necessary troops won’t be sent and the war will, for all intents and purposes, be lost.
  • Pajamas Media » An Open Question to Osama Bin Laden — or Any Other Islamist 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

.In 2009 the American law professor Ken Gromley revealed in his book "The Death of American Virtue" [63], to be released in February 2010, that the US President Clinton escaped from being assassinated in the Philippines by terrorists "controlled by Osama bin Laden" in 1996 [64].^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden Images .
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

.Another effort by bin Laden was the funding of the Luxor massacre of November 17, 1997,[65][66][67] which killed 62 civilians, but so revolted the Egyptian public that it turned against Islamist terror.^ Then again, Bush benefits when Bin Laden is able to terrorize.
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden's brother-in-law killed .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The Egyptian group behind the act was reportedly funded by bin Laden.
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

.In mid-1997, the Northern Alliance threatened to overrun Jalalabad, causing Bin Laden to abandon his Nazim Jihad compound and move his operations to Tarnak Farms in the south.^ Yemen move for Bin Laden driver .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Omar offered Bin Laden accommodations at Tarnak Farms, an abandoned agricultural compound.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden crusading Jihadism on Israel Bin Laden crusading Jihadism on Israel .
  • Osama Bin Laden vows to 'fight' Israel for Palestinian land - Haaretz - Israel News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

[68]
.A later effort that did succeed was an attack on the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan.^ Similarly, in 1989 bin Laden insisted on participating in the attack on the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, despite the fact that such an attack did not play to the strengths of his small guerrilla army.
  • The Osama bin Laden I Know, Peter Bergen, Book - Barnes & Noble 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For instance when he created his Arab force that would not retreat from the Soviets, or later when he attacked the "far enemy" the United States, in an effort to destabilize the "near enemy" Saudi Arabia.
  • The Osama bin Laden I Know, Peter Bergen, Book - Barnes & Noble 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Osama bin Laden is freely plotting attacks, our efforts in Afghanistan are undermanned, and our military readiness has been dangerously diminished.""
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.Bin Laden helped cement his alliance with his hosts the Taliban by sending several hundred of his Afghan Arab fighters along to help the Taliban kill between five and six thousand Hazaras overrunning the city.^ Azzam quarreled with Bin Laden over the idea of separating the Arab mujahaddin fighters from the Afghans.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One message includes bin Laden's denial of having anything to do with the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.
  • Osama Bin Laden DENIED responsibility for 9/11 CIA now admits! 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC forum.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bush's mistake was initially naming Bin Laden as public enemy #1–getting him is simply not worth the death of one single US fighter.
  • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[69]
In 1998, Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri co-signed a fatwa in the name of the World Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders which declared the killing of North Americans and their allies an "individual duty for every Muslim" to "liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque (in Jerusalem) and the holy mosque (in Mecca) from their grip".[70][71] At the public announcement of the fatwa bin Laden announced that North Americans are "very easy targets." He told the attending journalists, "You will see the results of this in a very short time."[72]
.At the end of 2000, Richard Clarke revealed that Islamic militants headed by bin Laden had planned a triple attack on January 3, 2000 which would have included bombings in Jordan of the Radisson SAS Hotel in Amman and tourists at Mount Nebo and a site on the Jordan River, the sinking of the destroyer USS The Sullivans in Yemen, as well as an attack on a target within the United States.^ Yemen move for Bin Laden driver .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ The first attack kills two tourists in Yemen at the end of 1992.

^ Osama bin Laden is not planning attack .
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.gallup.com [Source type: Original source]

.The plan was foiled by the arrest of the Jordanian terrorist cell, the sinking of the explosive-filled skiff intended to target the destroyer, and the arrest of Ahmed Ressam.^ The Jordanians broke up an al-Qaeda cell in Amman; Ahmed Ressam, an Algerian based in Montreal, panicked when stopped at a border crossing from Canada while carrying explosives intended for Los Angeles International Airport; and on Jan.
  • Osama Bin Laden speaks [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PBS Frontline Web site on Algerian terrorist Ahmed Ressam and al-Qa'ida's failed December 1999 "Millennium Plot" to attack Los Angeles International Airport and other targets.
  • The War on Terrorism: Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.ecu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ In December of 1999, Algerian Ahmed Ressam was arrested on the US-Canada border with a trunk full of explosives and timing devices.
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

[73]

Balkan wars

.A former U.S. State Department official in October 2001 described Bosnia and Herzegovina as a safe haven for terrorists, after it was revealed that militant elements of the former Sarajevo government were protecting extremists, some with ties to Osama bin Laden.^ We’re on the hunt after Osama bin Laden.
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Osama bin Laden   .

^ How Osama bin Laden Escaped .
  • How Osama bin Laden Escaped | Foreign Policy 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[74] .In 1997, Rzeczpospolita, one of the largest Polish daily newspapers, reported that intelligence services of the Nordic-Polish SFOR Brigade suspected that a center for training terrorists from Islamic countries was located in the Bocina Donja village near Maglaj in Bosnia and Herzegovina.^ The largest group of mujahideen is now in Bocina Donja, a formerly Serb village near Maglaj, the daily writes, adding that the Nordic-Polish intelligence service G-5 is following the activities of such unusual "settlers", as it suspects that a camp for training terrorists is located in the village following reports from Serb and Croat forces' commanders.

^ Intelligence services of the Nordic-Polish SFOR Brigade suspect that a center for training terrorists from Islamic countries is located in the Bocina Donja village near Maglaj in Bosnia, Warsaw daily Rzecspospolita writes on Tuesday.

^ Polish Reports of Mujaheddin training in Bosnia Introduction: .

.In 1992, hundreds of volunteers joined an "all-mujahedeen unit" called El Moujahed in an abandoned hillside factory, a compound with a hospital and prayer hall.^ In addition to many military tactics suggested, he volunteered to bring all the Arab mujahedeen to defend the kingdom.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN BIO 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]
  • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

.According to Middle East intelligence reports, bin Laden financed small convoys of recruits from the Arab world through his businesses in Sudan.^ Bin Laden’s house in Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama tops world's most wanted list Osama Bin Laden tops the list of Forbes, one of the world's leading magazines famous for issuing worlds top ten lists in various fields.
  • Uncle Sam seeks tribal help to catch Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.merinews.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden (AKA Usamah bin Ladin AKA Ulsammah bin Mohammed bin Laden to name a couple aliases) was born into the Arab world in a time when record keeping was not of the importance it is now.
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

.Among them was Karim Said Atmani who was identified by authorities as the document forger for a group of Algerians accused of plotting the bombings in the USA.[75] He is a former roommate of Ahmed Ressam, the man arrested at the Canadian-U.S. border in mid-December 1999 with a car full of nitroglycerin and bomb-making materials.^ In December of 1999, Algerian Ahmed Ressam was arrested on the US-Canada border with a trunk full of explosives and timing devices.
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ An Algerian, Ahmed Ressam, was stopped at the US-Canadian border and over 100 lbs of bomb making material was found in his car.
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Jordanians broke up an al-Qaeda cell in Amman; Ahmed Ressam, an Algerian based in Montreal, panicked when stopped at a border crossing from Canada while carrying explosives intended for Los Angeles International Airport; and on Jan.
  • Osama Bin Laden speaks [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: Original source]

[76][77] .He was convicted of colluding with Osama bin Laden by a French court.^ We’re on the hunt after Osama bin Laden.
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Osama bin Laden & Jihad .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama bin Laden   .

[78]
.A Bosnian government search of passport and residency records, conducted at the urging of the United States, revealed other former mujahideen who are linked to the same Algerian group or to other groups of suspected terrorists who have lived in this area 60 miles (97 km) north of Sarajevo, the capital, in the past few years.^ Though al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden had been plotting against the United States for years, this act of mass-murder won the band of Islamic terrorists and its leaders worldwide infamy.
  • A McCain Flip-Flop on Osama bin Laden? | Mother Jones 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: News]

^ Also unlike the Libyan case, such an endeavor will surely demand a major multinational effort by the United States, Syria, Israel, the United Kingdom, as well as other countries.
  • NTI: Issue Brief: Was Libyan WMD Disarmament a Significant Success for Nonproliferation? 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.nti.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A document released by the U.K. government, Responsibility for the terrorist atrocities in the United States, 11 September 2001 presents facts that link Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda to the 9/11 attacks.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Khalil al-Deek, was arrested in Jordan in late December 1999 on suspicion of involvement in a plot to blow up tourist sites; a second man with Bosnian citizenship, Hamid Aich, lived in Canada at the same time as Atmani and worked for a charity associated with Osama Bin Laden.^ How much is al Qaeda dependent on Osama Bin Laden?
  • CNN.com - Transcript of Bin Laden's October interview - February 5, 2002 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Osama bin Laden News: .
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ 'Osama Bin Laden alive and well' .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

.In its June 26, 1997 Report on the bombing of the Al Khobar building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the New York Times noted that those arrested confessed to serving with Bosnian Muslims forces.^ What follows was reported by the New York Times .
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ New York Times, 12/12/2008 ] .
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What follows was reported by the New York Times.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

.Further, the captured men also admitted to ties with Osama bin Laden.^ Osama bin Laden & Jihad .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama bin Laden   .

^ How Osama bin Laden Escaped .
  • How Osama bin Laden Escaped | Foreign Policy 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[79][80][81]
.In 1999 it was revealed that Osama bin Laden and his Tunisian assistant Mehrez Aodouni were granted citizenship and Bosnian passports in 1993 by the Government in Sarajevo.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden Images .
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

.This information was denied by the Bosnian government following the 9/11 attacks, but it was later found that Aodouni was arrested in Turkey and that at that time he possessed the Bosnian passport.^ One message includes bin Laden's denial of having anything to do with the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.
  • Osama Bin Laden DENIED responsibility for 9/11 CIA now admits! 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC forum.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A later study by the Bosnian government with help from Western intelligence agencies will determine that at least $2.5 billion passed through the TWRA to Bosnia between 1992 and 1995.

^ The US calls off an attack on bin Laden in 1999 because he is bird hunting with UAE royals at the time (see February 11, 1999 ).
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Following this revelation, a new explanation was given that bin Laden "did not personally collect his Bosnian passport" and that officials at the Bosnian embassy in Vienna, which issued the passport, could not have known who bin Laden was at the time.^ What follows was reported by the New York Times .
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The current whereabouts of bin Laden is not known.
  • Osama Bin Laden DENIED responsibility for 9/11 CIA now admits! 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC forum.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What follows was reported by the New York Times.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

[79][82][83] .The Bosnian daily Oslobođenje published in 2001 that three men, believed linked to be linked to Osama Bin Laden, were arrested in Sarajevo in July 2001. The three, one of whom was identified as Imad El Misri, were Egyptian nationals.^ Osama bin Laden Videos .
  • Osama bin Laden at allvoices.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.allvoices.com [Source type: General]

^ BIN LADEN: We are a part of that nation.
  • CNN.com - Transcript of Bin Laden's October interview - February 5, 2002 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Osama Bin Laden: One of the most wanted men in US .
  • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

The paper said that two of the suspects were holding Bosnian passports.[79]
.In 1998 it was reported that bin Laden was operating his Al Qaeda network out of Albania.^ From that point on, Bin Laden turned to fundraising to support Al Qaeda.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden, al-Zarqawi communicating .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Report: Bin Laden operated terrorist network based in Albania .

.The Charleston Gazette quoted Fatos Klosi, the head of the Albanian intelligence service, as saying a network run by Saudi exile Osama bin Laden sent units to fight in the Serbian province of Kosovo.^ Osama bin Laden Timeline .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ We’re on the hunt after Osama bin Laden.
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Osama bin Laden & Jihad .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Confirmation of these activities came from Claude Kader, a French national who said he was a member of bin Laden's Albanian network.^ BIN LADEN: We are a part of that nation.
  • CNN.com - Transcript of Bin Laden's October interview - February 5, 2002 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am a criminal," bin Laden said in the Jan.
  • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

.By 1998 four members of Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) were arrested in Albania, and extradited to Egypt at the urging of the CIA. It is believed that the 1998 bombing of US embassies in Africa occurred as retaliation for these arrests.^ In 1993, the membership director for Islamic Jihad is arrested in Egypt.

^ Also in 1998, al-Qaeda's bombed to American Embassy bombings in Africa.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Notes on Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.spongobongo.com [Source type: Original source]

[84]

September 11, 2001 attacks

."Allah knows it did not cross our minds to attack the towers but after the situation became unbearable and we witnessed the injustice and tyranny of the American-Israeli alliance against our people in Palestine and Lebanon, I thought about it.^ Our fight now is against the Americans.''
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our fight now is against the Americans.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OBL: He did not know about the operation.

.And the events that affected me directly were that of 1982 and the events that followed -- when America allowed the Israelis to invade Lebanon, helped by the U.S. Sixth Fleet.^ And the events that affected me directly were that of 1982 and the events that followed -- when America allowed the Israelis to invade Lebanon, helped by the U.S. Sixth Fleet.
  • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

.As I watched the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it occurred to me punish the unjust the same way (and) to destroy towers in America so it could taste some of what we are tasting and to stop killing our children and women."^ If they kill our women and our innocent people, we will kill their women and their innocent people until they stop.
  • CNN.com - Transcript of Bin Laden's October interview - February 5, 2002 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "As I watched the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it occurred to me punish the unjust the same way (and) to destroy towers in America so it could taste some of what we are tasting and to stop killing our children and women.
  • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Terrorists have killed our school children.
  • Finding Osama bin Laden: 'We are not closer': The Swamp 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

Osama bin Laden[85]

.After initial denial, in 2004 Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.^ A document released by the U.K. government, Responsibility for the terrorist atrocities in the United States, 11 September 2001 presents facts that link Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda to the 9/11 attacks.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden finally claims 9/11 attacks: Al-Jazeera , Arab News, September 9, 2002.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[86][87][88] .The attacks involved the hijacking of four commercial passenger aircraft,[89] the subsequent destruction of those planes and the World Trade Center in New York City, New York, severe damage to The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia[90], and the deaths of 2,974 people and the nineteen hijackers.^ World Trade Center towers in New York.
  • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]

^ World Trade Center terrorism .
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ D damage report from New York City .

[91] .In response to the attacks, the United States launched a War on Terrorism to depose the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and capture al-Qaeda operatives, and several countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation to preclude future attacks.^ Al Qaeda declares war on Musharraf .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Al-Qaeda threats to other countries Al-Qaeda threats to other countries .
  • Osama Bin Laden vows to 'fight' Israel for Palestinian land - Haaretz - Israel News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Though al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden had been plotting against the United States for years, this act of mass-murder won the band of Islamic terrorists and its leaders worldwide infamy.
  • A McCain Flip-Flop on Osama bin Laden? | Mother Jones 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: News]

.The CIA's Special Activities Division was given the lead in tracking down and killing or capturing bin Laden.^ We were supposedly so close to capturing/killing Bin Laden.
  • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden's brother-in-law killed .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The Bush regime doesn’t want to capture or kill bin Laden.
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

[92]
.The Federal Bureau of Investigation has stated that classified[93] evidence linking Al-Qaeda and bin Laden to the attacks of September 11 is clear and irrefutable.^ Bin Laden finally claims 9/11 attacks: Al-Jazeera , Arab News, September 9, 2002.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cheney: Tape evidence bin Laden behind terror attacks.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ August 11-20, 1988: Bin Laden Forms Al-Qaeda .
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[94] .The Government of the United Kingdom reached a similar conclusion regarding Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden's culpability for the September 11, 2001, attacks although the government report notes that the evidence presented is insufficient for a prosecutable case.^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Getting to know Osama bin Laden .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The attacks of the 11 September 2001 were planned and carried out by Al Qaida, an organisation whose head is Usama Bin Laden.
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[95] .Bin Laden initially denied involvement in the attacks.^ Bin Laden, himself, has denied a role in the attacks.
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden is believed to have planned the attacks.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Usama Bin Laden and previous attacks .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On September 16, 2001, bin Laden read a statement later broadcast by Qatar's Al Jazeera satellite channel denying responsibility for the attack.^ Usama Bin Laden and the 11 September attacks .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden, himself, has denied a role in the attacks.
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The audio tape was played on al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite channel that has been the conduit for previous Bin Laden declarations.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

[96]
.In a videotape recovered by US forces in November 2001 in Jalalabad, bin Laden was seen discussing the attack with Khaled al-Harbi in a way that indicates foreknowledge.^ US kills Bin Laden deputy .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Bin Laden's family condemn US attacks Source: AAP .
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ US Marines hunt Bin Laden .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

[97] .The tape was broadcast on various news networks on December 13, 2001. The merits of this translation have been disputed.^ On December 26, 2001, Fox News interviewed a Taliban source who claimed that he had attended Osama's funeral, along with some 30 associates.
  • The American Spectator : Osama bin Elvis 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC spectator.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A video recovered from a home in Jalalabad, in November, and made public on December 13, 2001, shows Bin Laden talking to a group of supporters.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Official Department of Defense transcript of the bin Laden video made public on December 13, 2001.
  • The War on Terrorism: Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.ecu.edu [Source type: Academic]

Arabist Dr. Abdel El M. Husseini stated: "This translation is very problematic. .At the most important places where it is held to prove the guilt of bin Laden, it is not identical with the Arabic."^ Tape 'proves bin Laden is alive' .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ It was important for Bin Laden to be present at that time.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most recent U.S. estimates have placed bin Laden inside Pakistan.
  • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]

[98]
.In the 2004 Osama bin Laden video, bin Laden abandoned his denials without retracting past statements.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

In it he stated he had personally directed the nineteen hijackers.[87][99] In the 18-minute tape, played on Al-Jazeera, four days before the American presidential election, bin Laden accused U.S. President George W. Bush of negligence on the hijacking of the planes on September 11.[87]
.According to the tapes, bin Laden claimed he was inspired to destroy the World Trade Center after watching the destruction of towers in Lebanon by Israel during the 1982 Lebanon War.^ Voice on tape said to be bin Laden's .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ CIA: Tape probably Bin Laden .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Bin Laden tape due soon .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

[100]
In two other tapes aired by Al Jazeera in 2006, Osama bin Laden announces,
I am the one in charge of the nineteen brothers … I was responsible for entrusting the nineteen brothers … with the raids [5 minute audiotape broadcast May 23, 2006],[101]
and is seen with .Ramzi Binalshibh, as well as two of the 9/11 hijackers, Hamza al-Ghamdi and Wail al-Shehri, as they make preparations for the attacks (videotape broadcast September 7, 2006).^ September 15th, 2006 at 11:17 am .
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ September 15th, 2006 at 11:48 am .
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ September 15th, 2006 at 11:22 am .
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

[102]

Criminal charges

.On March 16, 1998, Libya issued the first official international Interpol arrest warrant against Bin Laden and three other people for killing two German citizens in Libya on March 10, 1994, one of which is thought to have been a German counter-intelligence officer.^ Three of the assassins and two of the guards are killed, but bin Laden emerges unscathed.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are two schools of thought as to what will happen in the event bin Laden is captured or killed.
  • The Fate of Osama bin Laden - Winds of Change.NET 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1998, the Libyan government will issue an arrest warrant for Osama bin Laden and several others for their murders (see April 15, 1998 ).

.Bin Laden is still wanted by the Libyan government.^ Bin Laden is still alive?
  • Osama bin Laden challenges Obama in newly released tape | Crooks and Liars 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just exactly what Bin Laden wants.
  • Osama Bin Laden speaks [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Democrats.com Archive: Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC democrats.com [Source type: News]

[103][104] .Osama bin Laden was first indicted by the United States on June 8, 1998, when a grand jury indicted Osama bin Laden on charges of killing five Americans and two Indians in the November 14, 1995 truck bombing of a US-operated Saudi National Guard training center in Riyadh.^ Three of the assassins and two of the guards are killed, but bin Laden emerges unscathed.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They also believe he is behind the November 1995 bombing of a Saudi base in Riyadh that killed six Americans.
  • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

[105]
.Bin Laden was charged with "conspiracy to attack defense utilities of the United States" and prosecutors further charged that bin Laden is the head of the terrorist organization called al Qaeda, and that he was a major financial backer of Islamic fighters worldwide.^ From that point on, Bin Laden turned to fundraising to support Al Qaeda.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden's organization"—an umbrella group called al-Qaeda, or "the base"—"is not a terrorist organization in the traditional sense.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden is believed to have planned the attacks.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[105] .Bin Laden denied involvement but praised the attack.^ Alleged bin Laden letter praises attacks .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Bin Laden, himself, has denied a role in the attacks.
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Attacks linked to Bin Laden .
  • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

.On November 4, 1998, Osama bin Laden was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, on charges of Murder of US Nationals Outside the United States, Conspiracy to Murder US Nationals Outside the United States, and Attacks on a Federal Facility Resulting in Death[106] for his alleged role in the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.^ New Bin Laden TV broadcast .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Search Results: 'Osama bin Laden' RSS .
  • Osama bin Laden - Lulu.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

^ US kills Bin Laden deputy .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

The evidence against bin Laden included courtroom testimony by former Al Qaeda members and satellite phone records, from a phone purchased for him by al-Qaeda procurement agent Ziyad Khaleel in the U.S.[107]
.Bin Laden became the 456th person listed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, when he was added to the list on June 7, 1999, following his indictment along with others for capital crimes in the 1998 embassy attacks.^ Osama bin Laden (listed by the FBI as Usama bin Laden) was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list in 1999, for his role in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden is believed to have planned the attacks.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DailyNews/terror_binladin_990110.html "FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive".
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

.Attempts at assassination and requests for the extradition of bin Laden from the Taliban of Afghanistan were met with failure prior to the bombing of Afghanistan in October 2001.[108] In 1999, US President Bill Clinton convinced the United Nations to impose sanctions against Afghanistan in an attempt to force the Taliban to extradite him.^ US bombs Bin Laden hide-outs .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ 'Bin Laden assassination debated' .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Taliban detainee 'met Bin Laden this year' .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

.Years later, on October 10, 2001, bin Laden appeared as well on the initial list of the top 22 FBI Most Wanted Terrorists, which was released to the public by the President of the United States George W. Bush, in direct response to the attacks of 9/11, but which was again based on the indictment for the 1998 embassy attack.^ A document released by the U.K. government, Responsibility for the terrorist atrocities in the United States, 11 September 2001 presents facts that link Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda to the 9/11 attacks.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Usama Bin Laden and the 11 September attacks .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States.
  • Was Osama bin Laden Responsible for the 9/11 Attacks? « Patrick J. Buchanan 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC buchanan.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bin Laden was among a group of thirteen fugitive terrorists wanted on that latter list for questioning about the 1998 embassy bombings.^ December 22, 1998: Bin Laden Takes Credit for ‘Instigating’ Embassy Bombings .
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Just exactly what Bin Laden wants.
  • Osama Bin Laden speaks [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden: This is a multi-dimensional question.
  • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

.Bin Laden remains the only fugitive ever to be listed on both FBI fugitive lists.^ FBI links hijackers with Bin Laden .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden remains at large .
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden (listed by the FBI as Usama bin Laden) was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list in 1999, for his role in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Despite the multiple indictments listed above and multiple requests, the Taliban refused to extradite Osama Bin Laden.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Getting to know Osama bin Laden .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.It wasn't until after the bombing of Afghanistan began in October 2001 that the Taliban finally did offer to turn over Osama bin Laden to a third-party country for trial, in return for the US ending the bombing and providing evidence that Osama bin Laden was involved in the 9/11 attacks.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Usama Bin Laden and the 11 September attacks .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This offer was rejected by George W Bush stating that this was no longer negotiable with Bush responding that "There's no need to discuss innocence or guilt.^ There is no polite way to respond to this.
  • Osama Bin Laden speaks [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: Original source]

^ IMHO Bush needs a bogeyman “out there” so he can continue to play the role of SuperBush and protect us from harm.
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And can we please no longer refer to or discuss any ABC Sunday Morning Propaganda salons.
  • Firedoglake » Does ABC/Disney Movie Include Bush Allowing Osama Bin Laden to Escape from Tora Bora? 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

We know he's guilty."[109]

Attempted capture by the United States

US propaganda leaflet used in Afghanistan.

Clinton Administration

.Capturing Osama bin Laden has been an objective of the United States government since the presidency of Bill Clinton.^ Osama bin Laden Timeline .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden & Jihad .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Bin Laden unit: dismantled.
  • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[110] .Shortly after the September 11 attacks it was revealed that President Clinton had signed a directive authorizing the CIA (and specifically their elite Special Activities Division) to apprehend bin Laden and bring him to the United States to stand trial after the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Africa; if taking bin Laden alive was deemed impossible, then deadly force was authorized.^ Usama Bin Laden and the 11 September attacks .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States.
  • Was Osama bin Laden Responsible for the 9/11 Attacks? « Patrick J. Buchanan 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC buchanan.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[111] .On August 20, 1998, 66 cruise missiles launched by United States Navy ships in the Arabian Sea struck bin Laden's training camps near Khost in Afghanistan, narrowly missing him by a few hours.^ Ironically, the United States helped to create bin Laden and his followers.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama bin Laden August 20, 1998 .
  • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Al-Fawwaz then shipped it to bin Laden in Afghanistan.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[112] .In 1999 the CIA, together with Pakistani military intelligence, had prepared a team of approximately 60 Pakistani commandos to infiltrate Afghanistan to capture or kill bin Laden, but the plan was aborted by the 1999 Pakistani coup d'état;[112] in 2000, foreign operatives working on behalf of the CIA had fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a convoy of vehicles in which bin Laden was traveling through the mountains of Afghanistan, hitting one of the vehicles but not the one in which bin Laden was riding.^ Bin Laden is believed to have planned the attacks.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CIA: Tape probably Bin Laden .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Capturing bin Laden, as Rep.
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

[111]
In 2000, prior to the September 11 attacks, Paul Bremer characterized the Clinton administration as "correctly focused on bin Laden", while Robert Oakley criticized their "obsession with Osama".[73]

Bush Administration

.According to The Washington Post, the US government concluded that Osama bin Laden was present during the Battle of Tora Bora, Afghanistan in late 2001, and according to civilian and military officials with first-hand knowledge, failure by the US to commit US ground troops to hunt him led to his escape and was the gravest failure by the US in the war against al Qaeda.^ November 16, 2001: Tora Bora Battle Begins .
  • Firedoglake » Does ABC/Disney Movie Include Bush Allowing Osama Bin Laden to Escape from Tora Bora? 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden Background - American Press Institute 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.americanpressinstitute.org [Source type: News]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.Intelligence officials have assembled what they believe to be decisive evidence, from contemporary and subsequent interrogations and intercepted communications, that bin Laden began the battle of Tora Bora inside the cave complex along Afghanistan's mountainous eastern border.^ Osama bin Laden Evidence .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was confirmed that Bin Laden was at Tora Bora, a cave complex south of Jalalabad, in Afghanistan in December 2001.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden is believed to have planned the attacks.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[113]
The Washington Post also reported that the CIA unit composed of their special operations paramilitary forces dedicated to capturing Osama was shut down in late 2005.[114]
.US and Afghanistan forces raided the mountain caves in Tora Bora between 14–16 August 2007. The military was drawn to the area after receiving intelligence of a pre-Ramadan meeting held by al Qaeda members.^ Jun 14, 2007 16:40 .
  • MPAC, CAIR, and Praising Osama bin Laden :: Daniel Pipes 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.danielpipes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Al-Qaeda threatens US and UK .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ The notes from al-Qaeda’s formation meeting.

.After killing dozens of al Qaeda and Taliban members, they did not find either Osama bin Laden or Ayman al Zawahiri.^ We’re on the hunt after Osama bin Laden.
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Entity Tags: Taliban , Osama bin Laden .
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama bin Laden & Jihad .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[115]
.Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, US government officials named bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda organization as the prime suspects and offered a reward of $25 million for information leading to his capture or death.^ Usama Bin Laden and the 11 September attacks .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From that point on, Bin Laden turned to fundraising to support Al Qaeda.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama Bin Laden says 9/11 is .
  • What Osama Bin Laden didn't understand about The Israel Lobby | Stephen M. Walt 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

[4][116] On July 13, 2007, this figure was doubled to $50 million.[117]
.The Airline Pilots Association and the Air Transport Association are offering an additional $2 million reward.^ The FBI was almost as crestfallen as the Pakistani cop dreaming of how he would spend his piece of the $25 million reward offered by the U.S. Government for Mohammed's capture."
  • Democrats.com Archive: Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC democrats.com [Source type: News]

[118]

Obama Administration

.U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said in December 2009 that officials have had no reliable information on Bin Laden's whereabouts for "years". One week later, general Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said in December 2009 that al-Qaeda will not be defeated unless its leader, Osama Bin Laden, is captured or killed.^ US kills Bin Laden deputy .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden News: .
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Blair said the al Qaeda leader replied: "It is what we instigated, for a while, in self defense.
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Testifying to the U.S. Congress, he said Bin Laden had become an "iconic figure, whose survival emboldens al-Qaeda as a franchising organization across the world", and that Obama's deployment of 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan meant that success would be possible.^ From that point on, Bin Laden turned to fundraising to support Al Qaeda.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am a criminal," bin Laden said in the Jan.
  • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden soon takes over the organization, which effectively morphs into al-Qaeda.

."I don't think that we can finally defeat al-Qaeda until he's captured or killed", McChrystal said of Bin Laden.^ From that point on, Bin Laden turned to fundraising to support Al Qaeda.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am a criminal," bin Laden said in the Jan.
  • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We were supposedly so close to capturing/killing Bin Laden.
  • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Killing or capturing Bin Laden would not spell the end of al-Qaeda, but the movement could not be eradicated while he remained at large.^ From that point on, Bin Laden turned to fundraising to support Al Qaeda.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Introduction Osama bin Laden remains at large.
  • 2009: “Where in The World Is Osama bin Laden?” …someone knows!? « Rupee News 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC rupeenews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We were supposedly so close to capturing/killing Bin Laden.
  • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[119]

Conflicting reports of his death and his survival since 9/11

.Shortly after the attacks of 9/11, US president George W. Bush issued a statement that as a consequence of the 9/11 attacks, he now hoped to "kill or capture" Bin Laden.^ Bush try to catch Usama bin Laden now?
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Usama Bin Laden and the 11 September attacks .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So....could it be that Bin Laden is now trying to help Bush?
  • Democrats.com Archive: Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC democrats.com [Source type: News]

.Subsequently, Bin Laden retreated further from public contact as an obviously defensive measure against potential US capture.^ US to produce Bin Laden evidence .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ US kills Bin Laden deputy .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ US Marines hunt Bin Laden .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

.Since that time, numerous speculative press reports have been issued concerning various hearsay stories about his whereabouts, and also about alleged evidence of his supposed death.^ In the last 7 years George W. Bush has managed to bring about the deaths and injuries of more than 3 times the number of americans than were killed or injured in the 9/11 attacks.
  • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Perhaps it is past time to embrace this technology and create a public database concerning models or hypotheses about bin Laden’s current location.
  • 2009: “Where in The World Is Osama bin Laden?” …someone knows!? « Rupee News 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC rupeenews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It covers a lot of items scattered about the net, including previous reports of his death and burial on 12/13/2001 (end of article).
  • Daily Kos: Where. Oh where is Osama Bin Laden? 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.Meanwhile, Al Qaeda has continued to release time sensitive and professionally verified videos demonstrating Bin Laden's continued survival as recently as August of 2007.[120] In the years since 9/11, Al Queda has also released a regular series of audio and video tapes averaging once every two to three months, which seem to be generally accepted as authentic.^ Al Qaeda video and audiotapes .
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden to issue video as 9/11 anniversary approaches .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The authenticity of the tape could not immediately be verified but the voice sounded like Bin Laden's.
  • Osama Bin Laden vows to 'fight' Israel for Palestinian land - Haaretz - Israel News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

.Most recently, US General McChrystal emphasized the continued importance of the capture or killing of Bin Laden, thus clearly indicating that the US high command continues to believe that Bin Laden is probably still alive.^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden 'alive and in Pakistan' .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ We were supposedly so close to capturing/killing Bin Laden.
  • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Following are some of these conflicting reports regarding both his claimed death, and his claimed continued whereabouts:

Reports of his death

December 2001 Quoting an unnamed Taliban official, the Pakistan Observer reported that Bin Laden died of untreated lung complications and was buried in an unmarked grave in Tora Bora on December 15.[121] This report was picked up by Fox News in the United States on December 26.[122] Also on December 26, the Egyptian newspaper AlWafd - Daily carried a short obituary by a prominent official of the Afghan Taliban, who was allegedly present at the funeral, stating Bin Laden had been buried on or about December 13:[123]
."(Osama bin Laden) suffered serious complications and died a natural, quiet death.^ Pressure 'keeping bin Laden quiet' .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.He was buried in Tora Bora, a funeral attended by 30 Al Qaeda fighters, close members of his family and friends from the Taliban.^ Anti-Talibans rush to Tora Bora .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ On December 26, 2001, Fox News interviewed a Taliban source who claimed that he had attended Osama's funeral, along with some 30 associates.
  • The American Spectator : Osama bin Elvis 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC spectator.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Last al-Qaeda stronghold falls    Tribal fighters have taken the al-Qaeda positions in the caves of Tora Bora.
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

By the Wahhabi tradition, no mark was left on the grave"
.A videotape was released on December 27 showing a gaunt, unwell Bin Laden, prompting an unnamed White House aide to comment that it could have been made shortly before his death.^ Aide met bin Laden in December, Pakistan says.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Bin Laden’s house in Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Bin Laden's videotape    Osama bin Laden told Americans their security does not depend on the president they elect, but on U.S. policy .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

[121] .On CNN, Dr Sanjay Gupta commented that Bin Laden's left arm never moved during the video, suggesting a recent stroke and possibly a symptom of kidney failure.^ Posted: December 22, 2006 Description: Osama Bin Laden- Family Guy Tags: comedy • family guy Posted By: theninjaway Videos: 3 Articles: 0 More From User Osama Bin Laden- Family Guy .
  • Osama Bin Laden- Family Guy | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Dead: January 18, 2002 According to the pakistani president Pervez Musharraf , Osama bin Laden might have died following an acute kidney failure, after he got disconnected from his dialysis machine (!
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From bin Laden's mention of current events it appeared to indicate the video is recently made and thus also proving bin Laden is still alive, however the mentions of current events occur only in the frozen sections of the tape.
  • Daily Kos: Where. Oh where is Osama Bin Laden? 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

[124] .According to Pakistani President Musharraf, Bin Laden required two dialysis machines, which also suggests kidney failure.^ Dead: January 18, 2002 According to the pakistani president Pervez Musharraf , Osama bin Laden might have died following an acute kidney failure, after he got disconnected from his dialysis machine (!
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Please show me these facts: "President Bush and /or Vice President Cheney know, and always have known exactly where Osama bin Laden is" .
  • Osama Bin Laden speaks [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pakistani news agency had quoted bin Laden as saying he was "not involved: in the bombing "but I don't regret what happened there."
  • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

[125] ."I think now, frankly, he is dead for the reason he is a...^ And I think that's the real reason why Bush went from "wanted: dead or alive" to "not important" (or whatever it was he said).
  • Osama bin Laden is dead (Wizbang) 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

kidney patient," Musharraf said.[125] .If Bin Laden suffered kidney failure, he would require a sterile environment, electricity, and continuous attention by a team of specialists, Gupta said.^ The soft-spoken bin Laden now suffers from kidney disease.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I am a criminal," bin Laden said in the Jan.
  • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Dead: January 18, 2002 According to the pakistani president Pervez Musharraf , Osama bin Laden might have died following an acute kidney failure, after he got disconnected from his dialysis machine (!
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

[124] .In April 2002, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld stated, "We have heard neither hide nor hair of him since, oh, about December in terms of anything hard....We are pretty sure he is either alive or dead."^ What if everything we have seen or heard of him on video and audio tapes since the early days after 9/11 is a fake - and that he is being kept 'alive' by the Western allies to stir up support for the war on terror?
  • Daily Kos: Where. Oh where is Osama Bin Laden? 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld claimed in September 2002 that the United States had "bulletproof" evidence of cooperation between the radical Islamist terror group and Saddam's secular dictatorship."
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ That's all - it wasn't any effort to hide the underlying message about OBL being dead, but because he called him the name of our President.
  • Daily Kos: Osama bin Laden Is a Dead Man 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

[126] .FBI Counterterrorism chief Dale Watson and President Karzai of Afghanistan also expressed the opinion that Bin Laden probably died at this time.^ Time.com " Osama bin Laden " .
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ It was important for Bin Laden to be present at that time.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Time.com: Is Osama bin Laden Dying ...
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[127][128]
.October 2002: In a CNN interview, Afghan President Hamid Karzai stated that "I would come to believe that [bin Laden] probably is dead."^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden bin dead for year...
  • Osama bin Laden is dead (Wizbang) 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Bin Laden: Alive or dead -- and how would we know?
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[129]
April 2005: The Sydney Morning Herald stated "Dr Clive Williams, director of terrorism studies at the Australian National University, says documents provided by an Indian colleague suggested bin Laden died of massive organ failure in April last year … 'It's hard to prove or disprove these things because there hasn't really been anything that allows you to make a judgment one way or the other,' Dr. Williams said."[130]
.Late 2005 CIA disbands "Alec Station", unit dedicated to Bin Laden.^ Bin Laden, a late commer Bin Laden, a late commer .
  • Osama Bin Laden vows to 'fight' Israel for Palestinian land - Haaretz - Israel News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CIA boys (nt) bin laden and his CIA boys (nt) .
  • Osama Bin Laden vows to 'fight' Israel for Palestinian land - Haaretz - Israel News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bush closed down the CIA’s “bin Laden unit.” .
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

[131]
.September 2006: On September 23, 2006, the French newspaper L'Est Républicain quoted a report from the French secret service (Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure, DGSE) stating that Osama bin Laden had died in Pakistan on August 23, 2006, after contracting a case of typhoid fever that paralyzed his lower limbs.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Getting to know Osama bin Laden .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

[132] .According to the newspaper, Saudi security services first heard of bin Laden's alleged death on September 4, 2006.[133][134][135] The alleged death was reported by the Saudi Arabian secret service to its government, which reported it to the French secret service.^ Bin Laden visits Albania as a member of a Saudi government delegation.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alleged bin Laden bodyguard charged .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Officials, friends can't confirm Bin Laden death report .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.The French defense minister Michèle Alliot-Marie expressed her regret that the report had been published while French President Jacques Chirac declared that bin Laden's death had not been confirmed.^ Officials, friends can't confirm Bin Laden death report .
  • Osama bin Laden: News & Videos about Osama bin Laden - CNN.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Bin Laden is trying to transform his image from a warrior who has caused tremendous death into a Muslim preacher.
  • America's Media Darling: Osama bin Laden | Media and Culture | AlterNet 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Please show me these facts: "President Bush and /or Vice President Cheney know, and always have known exactly where Osama bin Laden is" .
  • Osama Bin Laden speaks [Archive] - SignOnSanDiego Forums 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC forum.signonsandiego.com [Source type: Original source]

[136] American authorities also cannot confirm reports of bin Laden's death,[137] with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice saying only, "No comment, and no knowledge."[138] Later, CNN's Nic Robertson said that he had received confirmation from an anonymous Saudi source that the Saudi intelligence community has known for a while that bin Laden has a water-borne illness, but that he had heard no reports that it was specifically typhoid or that he had died.[139]
.November 2007: In an interview with political interviewer David Frost taken on November 2, 2007, the Pakistani politician and Pakistan Peoples Party chairwoman Benazir Bhutto claimed that bin Laden had been murdered by Omar Sheikh.^ After that, bin Laden's political evolution accelerated.
  • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Benazir Bhutto said bin Laden was murdered, in this notorious interview with David Frost, aired on November 2 1007.
  • Daily Kos: Osama bin Laden Is a Dead Man 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ During an interview with David Frost, Benazir Bhutto reported that Osama bin Laden was killed.

.During her answer to a question pertaining to the identities of those who had previously attempted her own assassination, Bhutto named Sheikh as a possible suspect while referring to him as "the man who murdered Osama bin Laden."^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

.Despite the weight of such a statement, neither Bhutto nor Frost attempted to clarify it during the remainder of the interview.^ In Benizir Bhutto's last interview with David Frost (naturally not shown on American TV) she very matter of factly states that he died in Tora Bora in 2001.
  • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During an interview with David Frost, Benazir Bhutto reported that Osama bin Laden was killed.

[140] .Omar Chatriwala, a journalist for Al Jazeera English, claims that he chose not to pursue the story at the time because he believes Bhutto misspoke, meaning to say Sheikh murdered Daniel Pearl and not Osama Bin Laden.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden Background - American Press Institute 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.americanpressinstitute.org [Source type: News]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

[141] .The BBC drew criticism when it rebroadcast the Frost/Bhutto interview on its website, but edited out Bhutto's statement regarding Osama Bin Laden.^ Osama bin Laden Timeline .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden & Jihad .
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama bin Laden   .

Later the BBC apologized and replaced the edited version with the complete interview.[142] .In October 2007, Bhutto stated in an interview that she would cooperate with the American military in targeting Osama bin Laden.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

[143]
.March 2009: In an essay published in The American Spectator in March 2009, international relations professor Angelo Codevilla of Boston University argued that Osama bin Laden had been dead for many years.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is the best chance in many years to finish off Osama bin Laden.
  • Daily Kos: Osama bin Laden Is a Dead Man 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

[144]
.April 2009: During an interview with the Telegraph, Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari raised the prospect that Osama bin Laden could be dead after he said that intelligence officials could find "no trace" of the al-Qaeda chief.^ Al Qaeda chiefs 'met in December' .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden Background - American Press Institute 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.americanpressinstitute.org [Source type: News]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

.Mr Zardari's predecessor, Pervez Musharraf, similarly suggested that the Saudi terror chief could be dead.^ Dead: July 17, 2002 The chief of the FBI anti-terror unit, Dale Watson , says that "he has a feeling that bin Laden is dead".
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

.Additionally, Pakistan's intelligence agencies also believe Osama bin Laden may be dead.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden Background - American Press Institute 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.americanpressinstitute.org [Source type: News]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

[145]
October 2009: An article in the conservative Daily Mail points out that the theory that Bin Laden died in 2001 "is gaining credence among political commentators, respected academics and even terror experts" and notes that the mounting evidence that supports the claim makes the theory "worthy of examination".[123]

Reports of his current whereabouts

.Claims as to the location of Osama bin Laden have been made since December 2001, although none have been definitively proven and some have placed Osama in different locations during overlapping time periods.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

Since a major military offensive in Afghanistan in the wake of the 2001 al Qaeda attacks in the United States failed to uncover his whereabouts, Pakistan had regularly been identified as his suspected hiding place,
.An December 11, 2005, letter from Atiyah Abd al-Rahman to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi indicates that bin Laden and the al-Qaeda leadership were based in the Waziristan region of Pakistan at the time.^ Abu Musab al-Zarqawi .
  • Osama bin Laden is dead (Wizbang) 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

^ From that point on, Bin Laden turned to fundraising to support Al Qaeda.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Osama Bin Laden says 9/11 is .
  • What Osama Bin Laden didn't understand about The Israel Lobby | Stephen M. Walt 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC walt.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

In the letter, translated by the United States military's Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, "Atiyah" instructs Zarqawi to "send messengers from your end to Waziristan so that they meet with the brothers of the leadership … I am now on a visit to them and I am writing you this letter as I am with them…" Al-Rahman also indicates that bin Laden and al-Qaeda are "weak" and "have many of their own problems." The letter has been deemed authentic by military and counterterrorism officials, according to the Washington Post.[146][147]
.In 2009 a research team led by Thomas W. Gillespie and John A. Agnew of UCLA used satellite-aided geographical analysis to pinpoint three compounds in Parachinar as likely hideouts of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.^ This unfortunately, is how people like Osama bin-Laden operate.
  • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Osama bin Laden News: .
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ 'Osama Bin Laden alive and well' .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

[148]
.In March 2009, the New York Daily News reported that the hunt for bin Laden had centered in the Chitral district of Pakistan, including the Kalam Valley.^ What follows was reported by the New York Times.
  • Prophet of Doom - Good Muslims - Osama bin Laden - Osama ben Laden, Osama bin Ladin 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.prophetofdoom.net [Source type: Original source]

^ New York Daily News , 8/11/96) .
  • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bin Laden cited grievances including: .
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to the report, author Rohan Gunaratna states that captured Al Qaeda leaders have confirmed that Chitral is where bin Laden is hiding.^ From that point on, Bin Laden turned to fundraising to support Al Qaeda.
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Capturing bin Laden, as Rep.
  • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In fact, bin Laden et al.
  • Pajamas Media » An Open Question to Osama Bin Laden — or Any Other Islamist 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

[149]
.In the first week of December 2009, a Taliban detainee in Pakistan said he had information that Bin Laden was in Afghanistan in 2009. The detainee said that in January or February (of 2009) he met a trusted contact who had seen Bin Laden about 15 to 20 days earlier in Afghanistan.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ January 8, 2009 3:15 PM .
  • Osama bin Laden is dead (Wizbang) 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Pakistan seeks Bin Laden handover .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

.But, the US has had no reliable information on the whereabouts of Bin Laden in years, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates admitted on December 6, 2009.[150] Pakistan's Prime Minister Gillani rejected claims that Osama bin Laden would be hiding within his country.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ US admits Bin Laden may escape .
  • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

[151]
The digitally aged photograph of Osama bin Laden created using an image of Gaspar Llamazares
.On January 15, 2010 the FBI published digitally aged pictures of Osama bin Laden showing what he may look like after a decade of aging.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Osama bin Laden Background - American Press Institute 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.americanpressinstitute.org [Source type: News]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Bin Laden looking for a way out.
  • Osama Bin Laden vows to 'fight' Israel for Palestinian land - Haaretz - Israel News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: Original source]

.Spanish newspaper El Mundo revealed that a picture of a Spanish politician, Gaspar Llamazares was taken from Google images and used to create the image.^ Answer: Both are now digitally re-created images used to manipulate the public.
  • The Fate of Osama bin Laden - Winds of Change.NET 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The FBI has admitted to this and removed the image from its website. .Gaspar Llamazares has responded by stating that he was stupefied by the FBI's decision to use his photograph to compose its latest image of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and that he is considering taking legal action if the FBI does not provide an explanation.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

[152] .An internal investigation has been launched by the FBI to find out if this was done intentionally.^ CIA and the FBI both need help finding out the truth in indigenous regions - they can hardly find native speakers to "trust".
  • Daily Kos: Osama bin Laden Is a Dead Man 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

[153][154]
.On February 2, 2010 an anonymous official of the Saudi Foreign Ministry declared that the kingdom had no intention of getting involved in peacemaking in Afghanistan unless the Taliban would sever ties with extremists and expel Osama bin Laden.^ Who is Osama bin Laden?

^ Salon.com " Osama Bin Laden.
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

^ Osama bin Laden - dead or alive?
  • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

This condition was announced as the Afghan president Karzai arrived in the kingdom for an official visit, for a discussion of a possible Saudi role in his plan to reintegrate Taliban militants [155]

Criticism

.Salafist Muslims have criticized bin Laden for adherence to Qutbism (the ideology of Sayyid Qutb), takfir and Khaarijite deviance.^ The Saudi government revokes bin Laden’s citizenship and moves to freeze his assets in Saudi Arabia because of his support for Muslim fundamentalist movements.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden says that Muslims have to leave countries that are ruled by “allies of Jews and Christians,” and join his cause to be “prepared” for holy war.
  • Complete 911 Timeline: Osama Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.historycommons.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bin Laden Osama Not the Face of Indian Muslim Osama bin Laden doesn't impress the majority.

.Critics are said to include Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee, Abd-al-Aziz ibn Abd-Allah ibn Baaz, Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan and Muqbil bin Haadi al-Waadi'ee.^ Osama Muhammad Al-Wahad bin Laden, Usama bin Laden, OBL, UBL .

^ This was transmitted to Shaykh Sulayman Al ((Umar)) Allah bless him.
  • September 11 News.com - The Evidence Against Osama bin Laden - The Pentagon Videotape and U.K. Evidence. 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The CIA said Thursday that a tape of a man identifying himself as Osama bin Laden probably is an authentic recording of the al-Qaida leader."
  • OSAMA BIN LADEN NEWS USAMA BIN LADEN NEWS SEARCH REFERENCE SOURCES SPECIAL REPORT FOCUS | HavenWorks.com/world/afghanistan/bin-laden news resources also spelled: Usama bin Ladin 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC havenworks.com [Source type: News]

See also

Footnotes

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  5. ^ "frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: chronology". PBS. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/binladen/etc/cron.html. Retrieved 2006-08-21. 
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  8. ^ a b Letter From Jedda, Young Osama, How he learned radicalism, and may have seen America, by Steve Coll, The New Yorker Fact, Issue of 2005-12-12, posted 2005-12-05.
  9. ^ Beyer, Lisa (2001-09-24). "The Most Wanted Man In The World". Time. http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101010924/wosama.html. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  10. ^ Steve Coll, Young Osama. The New Yorker magazine, 2005-12-12.
  11. ^ Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden, Verso, 2005, p. xii.
  12. ^ Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement, Vol. 22. Gale Group, 2002.
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  14. ^ Gunaratna, Rohan (2003). Inside Al Qaeda (3rd ed.). Berkley Books. p. 22. 
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  17. ^ Analysing Bin Laden's jihadi poetry, Michael Hirst, BBC News, 2008-09-24.
  18. ^ Michael Slackman (November 13, 2001), Bin Laden Kin Wait and Worry, Los Angeles Times, http://articles.latimes.com/2001/nov/13/news/mn-3564, retrieved 2008-10-02 .
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  21. ^ Messages, 2005, p. 218. "Resist the New Rome, audiotape delivered to al-Jazeera and broadcast by it on 2004-01-04.
  22. ^ Qutbism: An Ideology of Islamic-Fascism by Dale C. Eikmeier. From Parameters, Spring 2007, pp. 85–98.
  23. ^ Messages, (2005), p.143. from an interview published in Al-Quds Al-Arabi in London November 12, 2001 (originally published in Pakistani daily, Ausaf, Nov. 7.
  24. ^ Messages to the World, (2005), pp. xix, xx, editor Bruce Lawrence.
  25. ^ October 6, 2002. Appeared in Al-Qala'a website and then the London Observer 2002-11-24.
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  27. ^ Messages, (2005), p. 119, October 21, 2001 interview with Taysir Alluni of Al Jazeera.
  28. ^ Messages, (2005), p. 190. from 53-minute audiotape that "was circulated on various websites." dated February 14, 2003. "Among a Band of Knights."
  29. ^ from interview with Ali Soufan – a Lebanese Sunni FBI]agent – by Wright, Wright, Looming Tower (2006), p. 303.
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  34. ^ A Capitol Idea Donald E. Abelson p. 208.
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  36. ^ The New York Times 2001-09-17.
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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Sheikh Osama bin Laden (born 10 March 1957) is the founder of al-Qaeda, a militant Islamic organization that has been involved in terrorist attacks against civilian and military targets around the world, especially against Western countries.^ Osama bin Laden ( ; with numerous variations) (born 10 March 1957) is a member of the prominent Saudi bin Laden family and the founder of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, best known for the September 11 attacks on the United States and its associations with numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian targets.

^ Osama bin Laden 2.

^ Osama bin Laden was born evil.
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  • The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies—civilians and military—is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim.^ The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies -- civilians and military -- is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it [EMPHASIS ADDED] , in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim.
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    ^ "To kill Americans and their allies, both civil and military, is an individual duty of every Muslim who is able, in any country," the manifesto reads, "until their armies, shattered and broken-winged, depart from all the lands of Islam."
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    ^ U.S. military to re-liberate their country and save them from who?
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    • "Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders" (23 February 1998)
  • After our victory in Afghanistan and the defeat of the oppressors who had killed millions of Muslims, the legend about the invincibility of the superpowers vanished.^ February 23, 1998 .
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    ^ Muslims to the invading crusaders and assist them against the Muslims."
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    ^ They sympathized with Muslims against the people of the West, who are the crusaders.
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    .Our boys no longer viewed America as a superpower.^ Our boys no longer viewed America as a superpower.
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    ^ Our Emmanuel Goldstein will no longer have a specific and recognizable face; he will be truly multifaceted, have many sides, many visages, and be ever shifting and thus ever elusive (and forever dangerous).
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    .So, when they left Afghanistan, they went to Somalia and prepared themselves carefully for a long war.^ So, when they left Afghanistan, they went to Somalia and prepared themselves carefully for a long war.
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    ^ Afghanistan and Pakistan and went to war …” .

    ^ After our victory in Afghanistan … they went to Somalia and prepared themselves carefully for a long war.

    .They had thought that the Americans were like the Russians, so they trained and prepared.^ They had thought that the Americans were like the Russians, so they trained and prepared.
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    ^ The American people, by and large, do not know the name bin Laden, but they soon likely will.
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    ^ That would be like saying ALL white americans hang people from trees just because they're black.
    • First Look: Morgan Spurlock’s Where In The World is Osama Bin Laden? | /Film 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: General]

    .They were stunned when they discovered how low was the morale of the American soldier.^ They were stunned when they discovered how low was the morale of the American soldier.
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    ^ Americans on the East Coast were at work already at the time of the attacks and could not imagine how their lives would feel changed by the time they left work that day.
    • Where is Osama Bin Laden? September 11th Approaches and He is Still Free - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Nope, they’re his bestest oil buddies in the Middle East, so they get off scot-free, no matter how many Americans they murder.
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    .America had entered with 30,000 soldiers in addition to thousands of soldiers from different countries in the world.^ America had entered with 30,000 soldiers in addition to thousands of soldiers from different countries in the world.
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    ^ November 2009 -- in honor of Barack Obama's decision to send an additional 30,000 American troops to Afghanistan when American unemployment stood over 10%.
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    ^ God Bless America for giving you nutbags a place to discuss your conspiracy theories and hatred for the best country in the world.
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    ... .As I said, our boys were shocked by the low morale of the American soldier and they realized that the American soldier was just a paper tiger.^ This convinced us that the Americans are a paper tiger.
    • Fwd: [COMMUNISM LIST]Osama bin Laden: The godfather of terror? 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC wsarch.ucr.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They were stunned when they discovered how low was the morale of the American soldier.
    • frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: interview with osama bin laden (in may 1998) | PBS 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As I said, our boys were shocked by the low morale of the American soldier and they realized that the American soldier was just a paper tiger.
    • frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: interview with osama bin laden (in may 1998) | PBS 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]
    • OSAMA BIN LADEN - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thelede.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

    .
  • Acquiring weapons for the defense of Muslims is a religious duty.^ ABC Nightline John Miller interview with bin Laden broadcast.
    • frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: chronology | PBS 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ May 1998 interview.
    • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]

    ^ In answer I would say that acquiring weapons for the defense of Muslims is a religious duty.
    • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If I have indeed acquired these weapons, then I thank God for enabling me to do so.^ If I have indeed acquired these weapons, then this is an obligation I carried out and I thank God for enabling us to do that.
    • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If I have indeed acquired these weapons, then I thank God for enabling me to do so.”(12) He responded similarly to the same question in an ABC News interview two days later, stating, “If I seek to acquire such weapons, this is a religious duty.
    • CNS - WMD Terrorism and Usama Bin Laden 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC cns.miis.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And if I seek to acquire these weapons I am carrying out a duty.
    • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And if I seek to acquire these weapons, I am carrying out a duty.^ It seems there is an abundance of data to suggest Osama carries out Jihad from the spirit world these days and not here on the sunlit Earth at all.
    • Osama bin Laden's Dead | Corrente 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.correntewire.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If I have indeed acquired these weapons, then I thank God for enabling me to do so.”(12) He responded similarly to the same question in an ABC News interview two days later, stating, “If I seek to acquire such weapons, this is a religious duty.
    • CNS - WMD Terrorism and Usama Bin Laden 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC cns.miis.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Is the land of Allah not vast enough to carry out the religious duty of financial jihad?"
    • The NEFA Foundation - Statements by Al-Qaida Leadership 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC www1.nefafoundation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It would be a sin for Muslims not to try to possess the weapons that would prevent the infidels from inflicting harm on Muslims.^ It would be a sin for Muslims not to try to possess the weapons that would prevent the infidels from inflicting harm on Muslims.
    • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Americans were further galvanized when Bin Laden claimed that it was his Islamic duty to acquire chemical and nuclear weapons to use against the USA. "It would be a sin for Muslims not to try to possess the weapons that would prevent infidels from inflicting harm on Muslims.

    ^ 'Muslims Have Joined' I would also like to add that our work targets world infidels in the first place.
    • Osama Bin Laden Speaks to ABC News / Time 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC jya.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • In response to the interviewer stating: "The U.S. says you are trying to acquire chemical and nuclear weapons."^ I am wondering what you are trying to say.
      • Osama bin Laden as a funky but misunderstood dude. | Redstate 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.redstate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ HM: Some Western media claim that you are trying to acquire chemical and nuclear weapons.
      • Osama claims he has nukes: If US uses N-arms it will get same response-DAWN - Top Stories; November 10, 2001 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.dawn.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Arabic newspaper al-Hayat claims bin Laden has acquired nuclear weapons from Soviet Central Asian countries using a network of "influential friends".
      • frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: chronology | PBS 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      Time Magazine Interview (23 December 1998)
.
The pieces of the bodies of infidels were flying like dust particles.
^ "The pieces of the bodies of the infidels were flying like dust particles," he sang.
  • TIME.com - One Nation, Indivisible 25 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.time.com [Source type: News]

.If you would have seen it with your own eyes, you would have been very pleased, and your heart would have been filled with joy.^ You seem to be very good at jerking your own chain.
  • Mary Grabar : Osama bin Laden Dead, Hundreds of Thousands Protest - Townhall.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC townhall.com [Source type: General]

^ If you had seen it with your own eyes, your heart would have been filled with joy.
  • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]
  • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]

^ "If you had seen it with your own eyes, your heart would have been filled with joy."
  • TIME.com - One Nation, Indivisible 25 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.time.com [Source type: News]

  • In today's wars, there are no morals. .We believe the worst thieves in the world today and the worst terrorists are the Americans.^ We believe the worst thieves in the world today and the worst terrorists are the Americans.
    • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]
    • TIME.com - One Nation, Indivisible 25 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.time.com [Source type: News]

    ^ So, he said, "we believe the biggest thieves in the world and the terrorists are the Americans.

    ^ We believe that the worst thieves in the world today and the worst terrorists are the Americans.
    • frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: interview with osama bin laden (in may 1998) | PBS 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We do not have to differentiate between military or civilian.^ We don’t differentiate between those dressed in military uniforms and civilians.
    • #1 World's Most Wanted Terrorist - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC briantaylor.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We do not have to differentiate between military or civilian.
    • frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: interview with osama bin laden (in may 1998) | PBS 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.solcomhouse.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]
    • TIME.com - One Nation, Indivisible 25 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.time.com [Source type: News]

    ^ On the other hand, we say that American politics and their religion do not believe in differentiating between civilians and military, between infants and animals, or among any human groups.
    • frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: interview with osama bin laden (in may 1998) | PBS 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    .As far as we are concerned, they are all targets.^ As far as we are concerned, they are all targets, and this is what the fatwah says ...
    • frontline: hunting bin laden: who is bin laden?: interview with osama bin laden (in may 1998) | PBS 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As far as we are concerned, they [Americans] are all targets."
    • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As far as we are concerned, they are all targets."
    • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.solcomhouse.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]
    • TIME.com - One Nation, Indivisible 25 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.time.com [Source type: News]

    .
  • The pieces of the bodies of infidels were flying like dust particles.^ The recording ends ______ that the world’s most wanted man had died.

    ^ September 11,2001 Time Line .

    ^ The recording ends rumors that the world’s most wanted man had died.

    .If you would have seen it with your own eyes, you would have been very pleased, and your heart would have been filled with joy.^ You seem to be very good at jerking your own chain.
    • Mary Grabar : Osama bin Laden Dead, Hundreds of Thousands Protest - Townhall.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC townhall.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you had seen it with your own eyes, your heart would have been filled with joy.
    • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama bin Laden -- Prophecies About Monsterous Islamic Moses 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.greaterthings.com [Source type: News]

    ^ "If you had seen it with your own eyes, your heart would have been filled with joy."
    • TIME.com - One Nation, Indivisible 25 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.time.com [Source type: News]

    .
  • I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God.^ The recording ends ______ that the world’s most wanted man had died.

    ^ I`m fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God.
    • Osama Bin Laden - Dating, Gossip, News, Osama Bin Laden Photos 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ September 11,2001 Time Line .

    .Our fight now is against the Americans.^ Our fight now is against the Americans.''
    • Terrorist: Bin Laden 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.empereur.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Our fight now is against the Americans.
    • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Osama Bin Laden - Dating, Gossip, News, Osama Bin Laden Photos 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "We are sure of our victory against the Americans and the Jews as promised by the Prophet : Judgment day shall not come until the Muslim fights the Jew, where the Jew will hide behind trees and stones, and the tree and the stone will speak and say, ' Muslim, behind me is a Jew.
    • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Every Muslim must rise to defend his religion.^ New Bin Laden TV broadcast .
    • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama bin Laden Timeline, 21st Century 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC www.mapreport.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Osama bin Laden News Editors .
    • Osama bin Laden News - Topix 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama bin Laden News - Topix 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

    ^ Osama Bin Laden in the news .
    • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.salonmagazine.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC images.salon.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC archive.salon.com [Source type: News]

    The wind of faith is blowing. .
    • Video statement broadcast on the Arabic-language Al-Jazeera TV station.^ This video was first obtained by Al Jazeera.
      • The Many Faces of Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.the7thfire.com [Source type: News]

      ^ Arab television station Al-Jazeera.
      • Osama Bin Laden Says “Join Us” – Transcript | Sweetness & Light 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC sweetness-light.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Osama bin Laden's statement broadcast by al-Jazeera television on April 23 shows the al-Qaeda chief on top of his rhetorical game [1].
      • Osama bin Laden: Taking Stock of the "Zionist-Crusader War" - The Jamestown Foundation 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.jamestown.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .(7 October 2001)
  • We say our terror against America is blessed terror in order to put an end to suppression, in order for the United States to stop its support to Israel.^ Our support of Israel 's military occupation .
    • Osama bin Laden@Everything2.com 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We support the President on the war against terrorism — have and will.
    • Global Terrorism - 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden Revelations | PadminiArhant.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC padminiarhant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Muslim countries and stop supporting Israel.
    • Famous People Lessons: English Lesson on Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.famouspeoplelessons.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Video statement broadcast on the Arabic-language Al-Jazeera TV station.^ This video was first obtained by Al Jazeera.
      • The Many Faces of Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.the7thfire.com [Source type: News]

      ^ Arab television station Al-Jazeera.
      • Osama Bin Laden Says “Join Us” – Transcript | Sweetness & Light 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC sweetness-light.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Osama bin Laden's statement broadcast by al-Jazeera television on April 23 shows the al-Qaeda chief on top of his rhetorical game [1].
      • Osama bin Laden: Taking Stock of the "Zionist-Crusader War" - The Jamestown Foundation 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.jamestown.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      (26 December 2001)
.
If inciting people to do that is terrorism, and if killing those who kill our sons is terrorism, then let history be witness that we are terrorists.
  • If inciting people to do that is terrorism, and if killing those who kill our sons is terrorism, then let history be witness that we are terrorists.^ British government said today, and explains that "if avenging the killing of our people is terrorism, let history be a witness that we are terrorists."
    • osama bin laden - wanted dead or alive? sept 11 photo of the week, from teaching and undersanding 9-11 by mark hamm and paul leighton - part of the stop violence education project 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC stopviolence.com [Source type: News]
    • osama bin laden - wanted dead or alive? sept 11 photo of the week, from teaching and undersanding 9-11 by mark hamm and paul leighton - part of the stop violence education project 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC stopviolence.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Or in Iraq, what our who are being killed in Iraq.
    • September 11 News.com - Osama bin Laden Speeches Broadcast on Al-Jazeera TV in October, November, andDecember 2001. 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.september11news.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Terrorists have killed our school children.
    • Finding Osama bin Laden: 'We are not closer': The Swamp 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Just like you kill us, we will kill you.^ Bin Laden finally claims 9/11 attacks: Al-Jazeera , Arab News, September 9, 2002.
    • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ September 11, 2001 attacks .
    • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC pustakalaya.olenepal.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Osama bin Laden (President McCain) - Alternative History 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC althistory.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ September 11, 2001 Terrorists/Hijackers .

    .
  • We will continue to fight you as long as we have weapons in our hands.^ Q: Do you have a message for the viewers of Al-Jazeera?
    • CNN.com - Transcript of Bin Laden's October interview - February 5, 2002 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In a 2002 interview with Al Jazeera journalist Yosri Fouda, Mohammed admitted his involvement, along with Ramzi Binalshibh, in the "Holy Tuesday operation".
    • The American Spectator : Osama bin Elvis 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC spectator.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's well documented that the CIA gave training, money and weapons to the guys who became Al Queda, to help them fight against the USSR's invasion of Afghanistan.
    • Another Osama Bin Laden Message Coming Soon 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC digg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • There is no dialogue except with weapons.^ There is no Al Qaeda organisation.
    • Osama bin Laden is dead - DeepJournal 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.deepjournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There is no strength except with Allah.

    ^ WJC : There was no al Qaeda… .
    • Fox Clinton Interview - Part 1 - Osama bin Laden | Crooks and Liars 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Audiotape aired on Al-Jazeera (18 October 2003)
  • This war in Iraq makes millions of dollars for big corporations, either weapons manufacturers or those working in the reconstruction, such as Halliburton and its sister companies.^ He rants that ‘this war is making billions of dollars for the big corporations, whether it be those who manufacture weapons or reconstruction firms like Halliburton and its offshoot and sister companies’.
    • Is Osama bin Laden an environmentalist? | spiked 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.spiked-online.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Message "To the Peoples of Europe," a video statement broadcast on Al Jazeera, one month after Madrid bombing, April 15, 2004, quoted in Messages , p.235 [9.1] "To the People of Iraq," audio tape delivered to al-Jazeera, Feb.11, 2003, (p.181, Messages, 2006 [9.2] from 53-minute audiotape that "was circulated on various websites."
    • How Did Sayyid Qutb Influence Osama bin Laden? 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC gemsofislamism.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That failure was directly related to the fact that top administration officials gave priority to planning for war with Iraq over military action against al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
    • POLITICS-US: Bush Had No Plan to Catch Bin Laden after 9/11 - IPS ipsnews.net 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.ipsnews.net [Source type: News]

    . . .It is crystal clear who benefits from igniting the fire of this war and this bloodshed: They are the merchants of war, the bloodsuckers who run the policy of the world from behind the scenes.^ It is the warlords, the bloodsuckers, who are steering the world policy from behind a curtain.
    • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Based on this, it is very clear who is the one benefiting from igniting this war and from the shedding of blood.
    • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They are like a guy who sets fire to his hair and then tries to put it out by hitting it with a hammer.

    .President Bush and his ilk, the media giants, and the U.N. .^ It’s up to alternative media pose the hard questions to the new president and not allow him to do what Bush did when in is press conferences [which were few] only allowed softball questions.
    • Obama: US must capture or kill Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    . all are a fatal danger to the world, and the .Zionist lobby is their most dangerous member.^ The Zionist lobby is one of the most dangerous and most difficult figures of this group.
    • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .God willing, we will persist in fighting them.^ God willing, we are determined to fight them.
    • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Seen as a religious struggle, Bin Laden is willing to fight and die a martyr, "I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God.
    • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    . . .
  • Your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or al Qaeda.^ How much is al Qaeda dependent on Osama Bin Laden?
    • CNN.com - Transcript of Bin Laden's October interview - February 5, 2002 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Real bin Laden is LEFT handed.
    • The Many Faces of Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.the7thfire.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Your security is in your own hands.
    • Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theories and Controlled Demolition - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.debunking911.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Transcript of Osama bin Laden - Worldpress.org 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC worldpress.org [Source type: Original source]
    • "Intelligence Asset" Osama bin Laden supports Bush Re-election 25 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Your security is in your own hands.^ Your security is in your own hands.
    • Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theories and Controlled Demolition - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.debunking911.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Transcript of Osama bin Laden - Worldpress.org 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC worldpress.org [Source type: Original source]
    • "Intelligence Asset" Osama bin Laden supports Bush Re-election 25 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Your security is in your own hands .
    • "Intelligence Asset" Osama bin Laden supports Bush Re-election 25 September 2009 4:25 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Your security is in your own hands."
    • Osama bin Laden Meets Karl Marx - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC reason.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Each and every state that does not tamper with our security will have automatically assured its own security.^ Your security is in your own hands and each state which does not harm our security will remain safe."
    • Osama Bin Laden wants John McCain to be our next President - politics Discussion Forum 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And every state that doesn't play with our security has automatically guaranteed its own security.
    • Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theories and Controlled Demolition - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.debunking911.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Transcript of Osama bin Laden - Worldpress.org 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC worldpress.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Your security is in your own hands and each state which does not harm our security will remain safe.
    • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Videotape broadcast on al-Jazeera TV as reported in a BBC article (29 October 2004)
  • Free people do not relinquish their security.^ October 22, 2004 8:29 AM .
    • The Fate of Osama bin Laden - Winds of Change.NET 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Bush, George W., 29 October 2004.
    • Journal of Diplomatic Language 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.jdlonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ October 29, 2004 .
    • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .This is contrary to Bush's claim that we hate freedom.^ Contrary to what Bush says and claims, that we hate your freedom.
    • The Osama Bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of Al-Qaeda's Leader: Amazon.co.uk: Peter Bergen: Books 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ "Bush says and claims that we hate freedom, let him tell us then, 'Why did we not attack Sweden ?'"
    • bin Laden, Osama (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Security is an important foundation of human life and free people do not squander their security, contrary to Bush's claims that we hate freedom.
    • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .Let him tell us why we did not strike Sweden, for example.^ Can you tell us why?

    ^ And what did you tell him?
    • Essam Al-Ridi 911review 16 October 2009 12:27 UTC 911review.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Let him tell us why we did not attack Sweden for example.
    • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Videotape broadcast on al-Jazeera TV as reported by BBC (29 October 2004)
  • We fought with you because we are free, and we don't put up with transgressions.^ Because you talk the talk, but you don't walk the walk.
    • Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - The long fruitless hunt for Osama bin Laden « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ac360.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Q: Do you have a message for the viewers of Al-Jazeera?
    • CNN.com - Transcript of Bin Laden's October interview - February 5, 2002 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ October 22, 2004 8:29 AM .
    • The Fate of Osama bin Laden - Winds of Change.NET 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We want to reclaim our nation.^ We want to restore freedom to our nation."

    ^ He wanted us to get snared in wars against Muslim nations to generate more anti-American hatred and drain our treasury (check).
    • Time: Why Osama Bin Laden Failed | Drudge Retort 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.drudge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If this is your first time visiting National Terror Alert you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed.

    .As you spoil our security, we will do so to you.^ When you squander our security we squander yours.
    • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our Lord, we ask you to secure the release of the truthful scholars, Ulama, of Islam and pious youths of the Ummah from their imprisonment.
    • Osama Bin Laden - Fatwa- Background and Declaration of War against the Americans Ocupying the two Holy Places 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.mideastweb.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • It never occurred that the highest leader of the military armed forces would leave 50,000 people to face the horror that they faced all by themselves when they needed him most.^ After all, they blamed him for everything else.
    • Daily Kos: Osama bin Laden Is a Dead Man 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ October 22, 2004 8:29 AM .
    • The Fate of Osama bin Laden - Winds of Change.NET 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ See, for example, the 2004 tape where he said that "It never occurred to us that the supreme commander of the US armed forces would leave 50,000 of his citizens in the two towers to face those great horrors alone .
    • Osama bin Laden Meets Karl Marx - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC reason.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Videotape broadcast on al-Jazeera TV as reported by CNN (29 October 2004)
  • And as I was looking at those towers that were destroyed in Lebanon, it occurred to me that we have to punish the transgressor with the same, and that we had to destroy the towers in America, so that they taste what we tasted and they stop killing our women and children.^ If they kill our women and our innocent people, we will kill their women and their innocent people until they stop.
    • CNN.com - Transcript of Bin Laden's October interview - February 5, 2002 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC archives.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ October 22, 2004 8:29 AM .
    • The Fate of Osama bin Laden - Winds of Change.NET 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "As I watched the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it occurred to me punish the unjust the same way (and) to destroy towers in America so it could taste some of what we are tasting and to stop killing our children and women.
    • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

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    • Videotape broadcast on al-Jazeera TV as reported by CNN (29 October 2004)
  • We have not found it difficult to deal with the Bush administration in light of the resemblance that it bears to the regimes in our countries, half of which are ruled by the military and the other half which are ruled by the sons of kings.^ So, in other words, the Bush administration policy is: .
    • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is due to many factors, chief amongst them, that we have found it difficult to deal with the Bush administration in light of the resemblance it bears to the regimes in our countries, half of which are ruled by the military and the other half which are ruled by the sons of kings and presidents.
    • Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theories and Controlled Demolition - Osama Bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.debunking911.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ October 22, 2004 8:29 AM .
    • The Fate of Osama bin Laden - Winds of Change.NET 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Videotape broadcast on Aljazeera and CNN (29 October 2004)
  • Every Muslim, from the moment they realize the distinction in their hearts, hates Americans, hates Jews and hates Christians.^ October 22, 2004 8:29 AM .
    • The Fate of Osama bin Laden - Winds of Change.NET 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Bush, George W., 29 October 2004.
    • Journal of Diplomatic Language 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.jdlonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ October 29, 2004 .
    • bin Laden, Osama (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]
    • Bin Laden Speeches 15 September 2009 19:019 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .For as long as I can remember, I have felt tormented and at war, and have felt hatred and animosity for Americans.^ EDT A new audio tape from Osama bin Laden criticizes President Barack Obama for planting seeds of "hatred and vengeance toward Americans" and warns of "new long wars."
    • New Bin Laden Tape Blasts Obama - CBS News 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ For those American citizens that have volunteered for military service prior to 9/11 and post 9/11 know and remember why Afghanistan is known as the forgotten war.
    • Rick Sanchez: Blog Archive - Osama Bin Laden. He got away. « - Blogs from CNN.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC ricksanchez.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

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    • As quoted in Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden (2005) by Bruce Lawrence ISBN 1844670457
  • Thinking people, when disaster strikes, make it their priority to look for its causes, in order to prevent it happening again.^ Do you think the picture above is really Osama bin Laden?
    • Hot Conflict: New Osama Bin Laden Video, Real or Hoax? 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.hotconflict.com [Source type: General]

    ^ About Osama bin Laden .
    • Osama bin Laden - News, photos, topics, and quotes 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Osama bin Laden - News, photos, topics, and quotes 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Osama bin Laden has hired 10 look-alikes.
    • Osama bin Laden Jokes - Late-Night Jokes About Bin Laden 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC politicalhumor.about.com [Source type: General]

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  • I am the one in charge of the 19 brothers … I was responsible for entrusting the 19 brothers … with the raids.^ A point-by-point analysis of how one of America's top national security officials has a severe problem with the truth," Center for American Progress, March 26, 2004.
    • The alleged linkage of Saddam Hussein with Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction - SourceWatch 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The fourth plane, had it struck as planned, would have magnified the fear yet again, and sent the message that no one in America was safe.
    • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.salonmagazine.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: News]
    • Osama Bin Laden - Salon.com 26 January 2010 13:22 UTC images.salon.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The brothers, who conducted the operation, all they knew was that they have a martyrdom operation and we asked each of them to go to America but they didn't know anything about the operation, not even one letter.
    • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • People of America: the world is following your news in regards to your invasion of Iraq, for people have recently come to know that, after several years of tragedies of this war, the vast majority of you want it stopped.^ September 15th, 2006 at 11:17 am .
    • Think Progress » Bush Tells Barnes Capturing Bin Laden Is ‘Not A Top Priority Use of American Resources’ 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bin Laden finally claims 9/11 attacks: Al-Jazeera , Arab News, September 9, 2002.
    • Osama bin Laden -Debunk 9/11 Myths 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC debunk911myths.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ September 11, 2001 attacks .
    • Osama bin Laden 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC pustakalaya.olenepal.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Osama bin Laden (President McCain) - Alternative History 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC althistory.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Thus, you elected the Democratic Party for this purpose, but the Democrats haven't made a move worth mentioning.^ Thus, you elected the Democratic Party for this purpose, but the Democrats haven’t made a move worth mentioning.
    • Osama Bin Laden Says “Join Us” – Transcript | Sweetness & Light 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC sweetness-light.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Osama Bin Laden Transcript 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.charlotteconservative.com [Source type: General]
    • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Transcript: Osama Bin Laden, socialist icon; Update: Partial Osama video added; Update: Osama hiding in Chitral, Pakistan? 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Are you saying that bunch is the base of the Democrat party?
    • Osama bin Laden as a funky but misunderstood dude. | Redstate 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.redstate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It is a fact that the democrat party has moved so far left that they endanger the security of this nation.
    • Mary Grabar : Osama bin Laden Dead, Hundreds of Thousands Protest - Townhall.com 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC townhall.com [Source type: General]

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  • As for those who condemned these operations looked at the event [9/11] in isolation and failed to connect them to past events and did not look at the causes that lead to this result.^ September 8, 2007 at 11:38 AM .
    • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Transcript: Osama Bin Laden, socialist icon; Update: Partial Osama video added; Update: Osama hiding in Chitral, Pakistan? 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ September 13, 2007, 11:57am .
    • Osama bin Laden Meets Karl Marx - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC reason.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The events of September 11 were engineered by these global elites.
    • al-Qaeda & Osama Bin Laden 16 September 2009 1:01 UTC nworesearch.org [Source type: News]

    So their point of view is narrow.

Quotes about Osama bin Laden

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  • I would like to emphasize here, on Al-Arabiya TV, that I place Sheik Osama on the same level as my father, and I love him perhaps even more than my father.^ Osama and Cheney in the same place at the same time.
    • Daily Kos: Osama bin Laden Is a Dead Man 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My father, Osama bin Laden .
    • osama bin laden – Crikey 28 January 2010 1:37 UTC www.crikey.com.au [Source type: News]

    ^ My father hated his enemies more than he loved his sons."
    • Book dishes on Osama Bin Laden's parenting skills :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: World 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.suntimes.com [Source type: General]
    • Son's book, with lurid stories about parenting, exile, sheds light on Osama bin Laden | World News - cleveland.com - 1 February 2010 4:36 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: News]

External links

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Osama bin Laden (born Saudi Arabia,[1] 10 March 1957) is an Islamic fundamentalist, the founder and head of the al-Qaeda terrorist organisation. He is a member of the very rich Bin Laden family.

Most people see him as the person who did all the planning for the 9/11 attack on the United States. The terror network which he helped create (al-Qaeda) is considered to be among the deadliest in the world. Quite a few people call him a terrorist. bin Ladin has admitted that he planned the 9/11 attack. A videotape of him talking about it was shown on TV.

In the fall of 2003, he went to Pakistan to meet Abu Hafiza and Ayman al-Zawahiri to talk about Al Qaeda's 2004 plans.

Bin Laden and fellow al-Qaeda leaders are believed to be hiding near the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

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Beliefs and ideology

Bin Laden believes that the restoration of Sharia law will set things right in the Muslim world, and that all other ideologies—"pan-Arabism, socialism, communism, democracy"—must be opposed.[2] These beliefs, along with violent expansive jihad, have sometimes been called Qutbism.[3]

He believes Afghanistan under the rule of Mullah Omar's Taliban was "the only Islamic country" in the Muslim world.[4] Bin Laden has consistently dwelt on the need for violent jihad to right what he believes are injustices against Muslims perpetrated by the United States and sometimes by other non-Muslim states,[5] the need to eliminate the state of Israel, and the necessity of forcing the US to withdraw from the Middle East. He has also called on Americans to "reject the immoral acts of fornication and homosexuality, intoxicants (e.g. alcohol), gambling, and usury" in an October 2002 letter.[6]

Probably the most infamous part of Bin Laden's ideology is that civilians, including women and children, are legitimate targets of jihad.[7][8] Bin Laden is antisemitic, and has delivered warnings against alleged Jewish conspiracies: "These Jews are masters of usury and leaders in treachery. They will leave you nothing, either in this world or the next".[9] Shia Muslims have been listed along with "Heretics,... America and Israel," as the four principal "enemies of Islam" at ideology classes of bin Laden's Al-Qaeda organization.[10]p303

In keeping with Wahhabi beliefs (the Saudi type of Islam),[11] bin Laden opposes music on religious grounds,[10]p167 and his attitude towards technology is mixed. He is interested in "earth-moving machinery and genetic engineering of plants" on the one hand, but rejects "chilled water" on the other.[10]p172

His viewpoints and methods of achieving them have led to him been designated as a terrorist by scholars,[12][13] journalists from the New York Times,[14][15] the British Broadcasting Corporation,[16] and Qatari news station Al Jazeera,[17] analysts such as Peter Bergen,[18] Michael Scheuer,[19] Marc Sageman,[20] and Bruce Hoffman[21][22] and he was indicted on terrorism charges by law enforcement agencies in Madrid, New York City, and Tripoli.[23]

Names

Osama bin Laden's name can be transliterated in several ways. Usāmah bin Muhammad bin 'Awad bin Lādin (Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن), better known as Usama bin Laden (أسامة بن لادن)

The form used here, Osama bin Laden, is used by most English-language mass media. This includes CNN and the BBC. The FBI and Fox News use Usama bin Laden. Often the name is abbreviated to UBL.

The Bin Laden family (or "Binladin," as they like to be called) usually use the name as a surname in the Western style. The family company is known as the Binladin Brothers for Contracting and Industry. It is one of the largest corporations in Saudi Arabia.

Bin Laden has many aliases and nicknames, such as 'the Prince', 'the Emir', 'Abu Abdallah', 'Mujahid Shayekh', and 'the Director'.

Other websites

References

  1. Interpol[1]
  2. Messages, 2005, p. 218. "Resist the New Rome, audiotape delivered to al-Jazeera and broadcast by it on 2004-01-04.
  3. Dale C. Eikmeier (Spring 2007). "Qutbism: an ideology of Islamic-fascism". Parameters. pp. 85–98. http://www.carlisle.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/07spring/eikmeier.htm. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  4. Messages, (2005), p. 143. from an interview published in Al-Quds Al-Arabi in London November 12, 2001 (originally published in Pakistani daily, Ausaf, Nov. 7.
  5. Messages to the World, (2005), pp. xix, xx, editor Bruce Lawrence.
  6. October 6, 2002. Appeared in Al-Qala'a website and then the London Observer 2002-11-24.
  7. Messages, 2005. p70. Al Jazeera interview, December 1998, after the Kenya and Tanzania embassy attacks.
  8. Messages, (2005), p. 119, October 21, 2001 interview with Taysir Alluni of Al Jazeera.
  9. Messages, (2005), p. 190. from 53-minute audiotape that was circulated on various websites, dated February 14, 2003. "Among a Band of Knights."
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Wright, Lawrence 2006. The looming tower : Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11. New York: Knopf.
  11. Klebnikov, Paul (September 14, 2001). "Who Is Osama bin Laden?". Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/2001/09/14/0914whoisobl.html. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  12. John Randal 2005. Osama: the making of a terrorist Tauris.
  13. A Capitol Idea Donald E. Abelson p. 208.
  14. Abby Goodnough (July 8, 2007). "Mysteries, Legal and Sartorial, at Padilla Trial". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/08/us/nationalspecial3/08padilla.html?_r=1&sq=islamist%20osama&st=nyt&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&scp=7&adxnnlx=1214784198-I4IcWDM+QsboskeLb729pg. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  15. Michael R. Gordon (September 17, 2001). "AFTER THE ATTACKS: THE STRATEGY; A New War And Its Scale". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/17/world/after-the-attacks-the-strategy-a-new-war-and-its-scale.html?sec=&spon=&&scp=7&sq=%22terrorist%20osama%20%22&st=cse. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  16. "Is global terror threat falling?". BBC News. May 21, 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7412036.stm. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  17. "Osama bin Laden's operation" has "perpetrated the worst act of terrorism ever witnessed on US soil."[dead link]
  18. Peter L. Bergen 2006. The Osama bin Laden I know: an oral history of al Quaeda's leader. New York: Free Press, 2006
  19. Michael Scheuer 2006. Through our enemies' Eyes: Osama bin Laden, radical Islam, and the future of America Potomac Books.
  20. Marc Sageman 2008. Leaderless Jihad: terror networks in the twenty-first century University of Pennsylvania Press.
  21. Bruce Hoffman (Spring 2004). "Redefining Counterterrorism: The Terrorist Leader as CEO". RAND Review. 
  22. Peter Brookes 2005. A devil's triangle: terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and rogue states Rowman & Littlefield.
  23. "Wanted: Usama Bin Laden". Interpol. http://www.interpol.int/Public/Data/Wanted/Notices/Data/1998/32/1998_20232.asp. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 



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