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  • Trump's New Defence Secretary Was Obama's Go-To Man to Keep Pakistani Generals Happy

    12/04/2016 8:26:38 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Wire, thewire.in ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Devirupa Mitra
    <p>In the aftermath of the Raymond Davis and bin Laden affairs, General James Mattis was key in maintaining ties with top Pakistani military leadership.</p> <p>New Delhi: The next US secretary of defence was the Obama administration's main man to keep a line open and bring ties with the top Pakistani military leadership back on an even keel in the dark days following the arrest of a CIA contractor and the killing of Osama bin Laden.</p>
  • MI5 and MI6 'cleared' over torture claims [UK -- Gitmo detainee]

    01/11/2012 10:54:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck
    BBC ^ | 11 January 2012 Last updated at 23:00 ET | unattributed
    British spies will be cleared in a number of cases of alleged complicity in the torture of detainees abroad, the BBC understands. Scotland Yard and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are to issue a joint statement on Thursday. It follows an investigation into the conduct of officers from MI5 and MI6. Although it is expected that no charges will be brought in some cases it is understood the statement will contain other significant information. The BBC's home affairs correspondent, Danny Shaw says the fact that the statement has been prepared by the DPP, together with Scotland Yard, is highly...
  • Bin Laden secrets revealed in latest Clinton e-mail leak

    10/09/2016 5:35:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 12 replies
    Julian Assange WikiLeaks nypost.com ^ | 10/9/16 | Julian Assange Eileen AJ Connely
    She went on: “The amount of work that was required to get a strong-enough basis of information on which to plan took more than a decade . . . and then all of a sudden putting this matrix together and saying, ‘This guy used to protect bin Laden — he has just made a phone call. He said this in the phone call. We need to figure out where he is. Then we need to follow him.’ “And that is how we found this compound in Abbottabad [Pakistan]” — where a team of Navy SEALs took out bin Laden in May 2011.
  • 9/11 widow sues Saudi Arabia

    09/30/2016 8:42:51 PM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 56 replies
    Gulf News Saudi Arabia ^ | September 30, 2016
    A woman widowed when her husband was killed at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 sued Saudi Arabia just two days after the US Congress enacted legislation allowing Americans to sue foreign governments for allegedly being involved in terrorist attacks on US soil.
  • Jill Stein: I would not have assassinated bin Laden

    09/12/2016 8:12:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12, 2016 | David Wright
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said in an interview published Sunday that she would not have ordered the assassination of Osama bin Laden. Marking the 15th anniversary of September 11 terror attacks, Stein instead told the Des Moines Register that she would have tried to bring the terror leader to trial in accordance with international law.
  • Sept 10, 2001 Bill Clinton: "I could have killed" Osama bin Laden - FLASHBACK

    09/10/2016 8:46:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Jul 31, 2014 | Jake Miller
    The day before the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, former President Bill Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he "could have killed" the man behind those attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 1998, but he decided against launching a strike out of concern for civilian casualties. It's a startling and tragic bit of irony that remained hidden until Wednesday, when Michael Kroger, the former head of the Liberal Party in Australia, released the audio during an interview on Sky News. Mr. Clinton knew he was being recorded, but the audio was never released because Kroger said he'd...
  • How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut

    08/28/2013 3:03:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 2, 2013 | Andy Greenberg and Ryan Mac
    Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasnt had much time to himself. On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantirs lean 45-year-old chief executive, with a top-heavy mop of frazzled hair, hikes the grassy hills around Stanford Universitys massive satellite antennae known as the Dish, a favorite meditative pastime. But his solitude is disturbed somewhat by Mike, an ex-Marinesilent, 6 foot 1, 270 pounds of mostly pectoral musclewho trails him everywhere he goes. Even on the suburban streets of Palo Alto, steps from Palantirs headquarters, the bodyguard...
  • Obama Appoints French Economist Funded by Saudi Billionaire to Shape US Global Development Policy

    01/08/2013 8:54:28 AM PST · by bayouranger · 18 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 06JAN12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Esther Duflo is one of those people who are taken seriously by the sort of people who eat up TED talks with a silver spoon. Her big number is how to help people in the Third World up from poverty, which is a surprisingly profitable branch of economics when you consider the sheer number of NGOs and billionaires interested in getting into the aid business. But theres one particular billionaire at Duflos back. Abdul Latif Jameel. Esther Duflo is one of the co-founders of the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, more commonly known as J-PAL for the father of Abdul...
  • Osama bin Laden's son threatens revenge against U.S.

    07/10/2016 7:50:00 AM PDT · by granite · 56 replies
    The Associated Press CTVNews.ca ^ | Published Sunday, July 10, 2016 8:03AM EDT | The Associated Press
    BEIRUT -- Al-Qaida's media arm has released an audio in which the purported son of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden threatens revenge against the U.S. for assassinating his father.
  • Bin Laden Arrested

    07/03/2016 3:37:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | July 2, 2016 | wowk
    UPDATE - 7/2/16 James Reynard Collins, also known as "Bin Laden", 34, has been arrested and is in the South Central Regional Jail after being arraigned. Charleston Police say that Collins turned himself into authorities. Collins is from 200 Carter Avenue in Powelton but the incident happened in Charleston.
  • Guilty as sin (Osama's driver)

    08/07/2008 2:34:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 216+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 07 2008
    The military tribunal verdict convicting Salim Hamdan of providing material support to terrorism was eminently just. The guy was, after all, Osama Bin Laden's driver, and he was, after all, arrested with two surface-to-air missiles in the back of his car. And there was, after all, the video of a 1998 Al Qaeda news conference for Pakistani journalists that at one point showed Hamdan with a machine gun and at another juncture captured him smiling at Bin Laden. And there were, after all, the undisputed facts that Hamdan fell in with Bin Laden in 1996 and worked with him through...
  • Infidel George Clooney Wants to Make Osamas Driver a Star

    08/12/2008 7:49:04 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 14 replies · 302+ views
    Jossip ^ | Aug 12, 2008 | David Hauslaib
    Salim Hamdan was just sentenced to five and half years for chauffeuring Osama bin Laden through McDonalds drive-thrus, or whatever the Afghani equivalent is, while he plotted the 9/11 attacks. Hamdan has been holed up in Guantanamo Bay for over five years without a trial, so hes actually eligible for release in five months, although Bush & Co. have threatened to hold him indefinitely after he has served him time. The media has been all over the story because 1) Not every programming minute can be filled by the Olympics; and 2) It potentially sets a precedent for suspected terrorists...
  • Mr. Hamdan, We're Ready For Your Closeup [George Clooneys production company has just purchased]

    08/17/2008 9:49:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 183+ views
    Mr. Hamdan, We're Ready For Your Closeup Aug. 17, 2008(CBS) Attorney Andrew Cohen analyzes legal issues for CBS News and CBSNews.com.Of course George Clooneys production company has just purchased the rights to a book written about Salim Hamdan, the most famous mechanic and driver in the history of the world. The sensitive star knows a good story when he sees one, and Hamdans story (the final chapters of which have yet to be written) over the past six years surely ranks as one of the best of the decade. Hamdan drove Osama bin Laden for a while (imaging having that...
  • Five Years After Bin Laden's Death, What's Changed?

    05/01/2016 7:57:42 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 39 replies
    NBC ^ | 5/1/16 | TIM STELLOH
    Shortly before midnight on May 1st, 2011, President Barack Obama stood at a lectern in the East Room of the White House and delivered a startling announcement: American forces had located and killed the most wanted terrorist on the planet, Osama bin Laden.
  • OBAMA FREES OSAMA'S ARMS DEALER ( Omar Khalif Mohammed )

    04/10/2016 9:18:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 9, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Arms dealer .. Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour Umar. Yes he's got a lot of names. Also a longtime associate of Osama bin Laden who helped establish training camps for Al Qaeda after the US bombed them. He served as an explosives and weapons trainer at terrorist training camps. And commanded a training camp. He was an arms dealer who worked with Osama bin Laden and plotted to carry out IED attacks against US forces. He also has ties to Zawahiri and the mastermind of the USS Cole Bombing. He's listed as posing a high risk to the US...
  • U.S. Charges Two Guantanamo Prisoners

    02/24/2004 11:37:17 AM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 3 replies · 152+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 24, 2004
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has brought conspiracy charges against a Yemeni man and a Sudanese man, both described as having close ties to al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden (news - web sites), making them the first Guantanamo Bay prisoners to face criminal charges, the Pentagon (news - web sites) said on Tuesday. The Defense Department said Ali Hamza Ahmed Sulayman al Bahlul of Yemen and Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi of Sudan were charged with a single count each of conspiracy to commit war crimes and will be brought to trial before a military tribunal. Pentagon spokesman...
  • Freed Gitmo detainee, ex-bin Laden aide cements place as top jihadist in videos

    02/17/2016 4:34:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2016
    When Ibrahim al Qosi was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2012, a lawyer for the former Usama bin Laden aide said he looked forward to living a life of peace in his native Sudan. Three years later, Qosi has emerged as a prominent voice of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, appearing in a number of AQAP propaganda videos -- including a 50-minute lecture calling for the takeover of Saudi Arabia. ...
  • Hillary Cites Bin Laden Raid When Pressed on $200k (> $2.9M total) Speaking Fees From 'Big Banks'

    01/24/2016 8:08:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Brietbart ^ | January 24, 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she gets paid over $200,000 for a speech because of interests in various matters including "a lot of interest in the bin Laden raid." Partial transcript follows:
  • Navy SEAL Author Rejects the Pentagon's Legal Threat

    08/31/2012 9:34:58 PM PDT · by Rabin · 36 replies
    .theatlanticwire ^ | August 31 | John Hudson
    Defense Department's top attorney , "all remedies legally available" against the publication of No Easy Day, (of the) firsthand account of the mission (which culminated in the demise of 0 bin Laden). "You are in material breach and violation of the nondisclosure agreements you signed," wrote Pentagon general counsel Jeh Charles Johnson. The letter; threats of a criminal prosecution seizure of as well as go after publisher Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Group. In a written response, "Mr. Owen sought legal advice about his responsibilities before agreeing to publish his book and scrupulously reviewed the work to ensure that it...
  • Calls Key in Terror Case (calls from Albany NY to Syria)

    03/23/2006 7:01:11 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 18 replies · 1,415+ views
    timesunion.com ^ | March 22, 2006 | BRENDAN LYONS,
    ALBANY -- The spiritual leader of an Albany mosque repeatedly called a phone number in Syria that an FBI report indicates had been used to gather terrorist intelligence for Osama bin Laden, according to classified documents unsealed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The FBI report, which was based on information from a confidential informant, was among several once-secret documents that federal authorities say raise questions about Yassin Aref's connections to terrorist organizations across the Middle East. Aref, 35, a Kurdish refugee who moved to Albany with his family in 1999, is in jail without bond while awaiting trial on...
  • The SEALs must return to the shadows

    11/02/2015 12:33:38 AM PST · by pboyington · 64 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 2, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The Navy SEALs have been everywhere in the media in the last few years: in films, books, magazines, video games, on news shows and the Internet. While publicity is always good for the military, is this the type of PR you want for a covert special warfare unit? Are the SEALs a special operations group or a circus act in wet suits? Every time I turn on Fox News, some muscle bound SEAL is on promoting a book like “Manage your company like a SEAL”, “The SEAL Cookbook”, “160 Ways to Garrote a Tango.” If they’re not pumping up a...
  • Joe Biden's alternative history of the Bin Laden raid

    10/21/2015 7:23:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2015 | Rick Moran
    A funny thing happens when a candidate decides to run for president; embarrassing or controversial actions in the candidate's past are magically altered or reinvented entirely to make him look good. And that's what happened when Joe Biden decided to give an alternative history account of his role in the decision to attack the compound in Abbottobad where Osama bin Laden was eventually killed. Previously, several participants - including President Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - said that Biden was opposed to the raid. But yesterday, we learn that Biden actually told the President (in private)...
  • NY Times: The Taliban's new leader is a Pakistani ISI agent/asset.

    10/06/2015 9:06:46 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 9 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/04/2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    He has also benefited from a powerful alliance with the Pakistani military spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, the original sponsor of the Afghan Taliban insurgency. ...snip... Mullah Mansour, a stout man believed to be just under 50, does not, unlike his famously reclusive predecessor, live in hiding. His circumstances are not those of a jihadist leader living a fugitive existence, fearing drone strikes and avoiding cellphones in case they are tracked in fact, one person who knows him says the Taliban leader owns a cellphone company. Some of the time, he lives in a southern neighborhood of Quetta, Pakistan, known...
  • Breaking: Obama Releases 20th 9-11 Hijacker From Gitmo

    09/25/2015 3:06:34 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/25/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama released Osama Bin Ladens bodyguard this week from Gitmo. Abdul Rahman Shalabi was trained as the 20th hijacker in the 9-11 attacks. 20th hijacker shalabi Obama released Shalabi to Saudi Arabia this week. Shalabi was released from Gitmo on September 21, 2015. Investors Business Daily reported, via Pamela Geller: How much does President Obama still want the Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison shuttered? He just released the man trained to be the 20th hijacker for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. In May, 2008, Rear Adm. David M. Thomas, then-commander of the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay, sent...
  • Senior al Qaeda leaders reportedly released from custody in Iran

    09/19/2015 6:17:47 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | September 18, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn
    In recent days, pro-al Qaeda jihadists claimed to confirm a recent news report saying that several senior al Qaeda leaders have been released from Iranian custody. Sky News reported earlier this week that five veteran jihadists were released in exchange for an Iranian diplomat who had been kidnapped in Yemen. Several jihadists on Twitter who are connected to al Qaeda have said the report is accurate. One of them is known as Al Siyasi al Mutaqaid, who has relayed accurate information on al Qaeda in the past. The five jihadists who were reportedly freed are: Saif al Adel, Abu Mohammed...
  • Binladin Group Barred for Lethal Mecca Mosque Collapse

    09/15/2015 3:50:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/15 | Ari Yashar
    The influential Saudi Binladin Group has been suspended by Saudi Arabia after one of its cranes at the Grand Mosque in Mecca collapsed last Friday, killing 107 and wounding 238 people at the holiest site in Islam which houses the Kaaba cube Muslims pray towards. Ironically the lethal crane collapse took place on September 11 amid high winds and a sandstorm; Binladin Group was founded in 1931 by the father of Osama bin Laden, the infamous late terror leader of Al Qaeda who conducted the 9/11 attacks against the US exactly 14 years earlier. Osama's brother Bakr runs the Binladin...
  • The Bin Laden Papers

    09/15/2015 12:09:01 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 14, 2015
    Unlike so many terrorists, Osama Bin Laden didnt take all of his secrets to the grave. The Navy SEALs who hunted him down also brought back from his Abbottabad hideout many files on al Qaedas plans as well as its cooperation with Iran. The question is why the public hasnt been allowed to see them. In a speech at the American Enterprise Institute last week, Dick Cheney quoted former Defense Intelligence Agency Gen. Michael Flynn saying there are letters about Irans role, influence and acknowledgment of enabling al Qaeda operatives to pass through Iran as long as al Qaeda did...
  • VIDEO: Muslim Crowds Slaughtered After Act of God Hits Islams Most Holy Site (ON 9/11!)

    09/12/2015 3:14:55 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 60 replies
    On the anniversary of the horrific 9/11 terror attacks against the World Trade Center and other targets, some are calling a deadly accident at the Grand Mosque in Mecca nothing less than divine payback. A crane crashed into the building on Friday, leaving 65 dead and injuring another 154, according to initial estimates. The crane reportedly came down due to strong winds in the area. Heavy rains and even a lightning strike were also reported. The mosque was even more crowded than usual because of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca by millions of Muslims this time of year, known as...
  • Scores killed after crane crashes in Mecca mosque

    09/11/2015 10:14:58 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | 11 Sep 2015 | aljazeera
    At least 62 people were killed when a crane crashed in Mecca's Grand Mosque on Friday, Saudi Arabia's civil defence authority said on its Twitter account. It said nearly 30 people were injured as well. The Muslim annual Haj pilgrimage is due later this month. Al Jazeera's Hasan Patel, reporting from Mecca, said witnesses told him that a crane fell on the third floor of the Grand Mosque around 5.45pm.
  • At least 52 dead in crane accident in Mecca's Grand Mosque - Saudi civil defence

    09/11/2015 10:03:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    It said nearly 30 people were injured as well. The Muslim annual Haj pilgrimage is due later this month.
  • Crane Collapse in Mecca Leaves More Than 80 Dead

    09/11/2015 12:13:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 114 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 11, 2015, | MEGHAN KENEALLY KIRIT RADIA
    At least 87 people have been killed after a crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia, according to local authorities.
  • Saudi Arabia: 65 Dead in Crane Collapse at Mecca Mosque

    09/11/2015 11:52:04 AM PDT · by anymouse · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2015
    At least 65 people were killed and scores were wounded Friday when a crane collapsed in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia's civil defense authority said. The accident happened as pilgrims from around the world converged on the city, Islam's holiest site, for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place this month. (snip) Another video, on a Twitter posting, captured the apparent moment of the crane's collapse during a heavy rainstorm, with a loud boom, screams and confusion.
  • No Difference Between Iran, bin-Laden Terrorism

    09/10/2015 5:45:40 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 10, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York September 10, 2015 You dont buy a knife for someone who wants to murder you. You dont give 150 billion dollars to a terror state, Iran, which chants Death To America. If you do give 150 billion dollars to a terror state which has taken Americans hostage, which continues to imprison Americans because they are American, you do so because you are losing the war against Islamic Jihad. Islamic Jihad means holy war against Christians and Jews. It is written as such in the bible of the Muslims the Quran....
  • Profile of Osama Bin Laden's Mother the Concubine-- Calling Dr. Freud!

    10/22/2001 3:17:10 PM PDT · by Shermy · 33 replies · 582+ views
    London Times ^ | October 19, 2001 | Ian Cobain
    FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 2001The wife who was shunnedBY IAN COBAINHamida: Bin Laden's motherHAMIDA Al-Attas, a tiny woman in her early sixties, has probably had little to say about the way the world has changed since September 11. But today, as she sits in her villa overlooking the highway linking Jedda to Mecca, she will be watching events as closely as any.Were she able to lift the veil of her burka, moreover, and talk openly, she could offer astonishing insights into the mind of the man that the West believes is to blame. Al-Attas is Osama bin Ladens mother.Many hastily concocted ...
  • Osama Bin Laden's 'stepmother and sister among four killed' after their private jet crashes

    07/31/2015 7:01:25 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 31 | Darren Boyle
    Four people have been killed when a private jet owned by Osama Bin Ladens family crashed in a fireball after overshooting a runway while trying to land outside London. The 7million Embraer Phenom 300 was owned by Salem Aviation in Jeddah, which is controlled by the dead terrorists family. The Brazilian-built aircraft exploded after ploughing into a carpark killing the pilot and three passengers - believed to be members of the Bin Laden family. ] Saudi Arabian media reported that Osama Bin Laden's stepmother and sister were among the four people killed, as well as their Jordanian pilot.
  • US authorities allege Oregon imam assisted radicals

    07/20/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 10:03 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    U.S. authorities are seeking to revoke the citizenship of an Oregon imam who they say tried to conceal past associations with radical Islamic groups. Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye raised money, recruited fighters and provided training for insurgent groups battling Soviet forces in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the U.S. Department of Justice says in a complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland. Kariye was one of more than a dozen people who filed a lawsuit challenging the no-fly list, winning last year a court order saying the government must provide information about why people are on the list. The...
  • Is Osama bin Ladens Son a Deather? (No Death Certificate)

    06/21/2015 2:38:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.20.15 | Esther Goldberg
    Abdulla bin Laden, son of Osama, wrote to our embassy in Saudi Arabia asking for his fathers death certificate. He was informed that there wasnt one. The Administration has also denied other requests for proof of Osamas death
  • Monk dubbed 'Buddhist Bin Laden' targets Myanmar's persecuted Muslims

    05/24/2015 7:18:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/24/2015 | SHASHANK BENGALI
    He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy. "James Bond is a nationalist," the cherub-faced monk said in a recent interview. Flashing a smile, he offered a vague recollection of a movie in which 007, in order to extract information from a woman, took her to bed. "While he did not take much pleasure in the act," Wirathu said, "he did it for his country." His questionable reading of Bond aside, the firebrand Wirathu firmly says he is defending Myanmar against the people he...
  • Bin Laden Papers: 'Homosexual Marriages & Infant Butchery' Reasons to Kill 'Sinful' Americans

    05/22/2015 10:36:09 AM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | | May 22, 2015 | 6:22 AM EDT | Susan Yost
    Among the papers found in Osama bin Laden's compound is a 15-page document that urges bomb-makers to join al Qaeda to kill "drunkard, sinful" American voters who permit "alien satanic practices" such as same-sex marriage and abortion. Written by Abu-Salih Al Somali, a senior al Qaeda operative, the attempt to recruit explosives experts and other Muslim scientists explains who they will be killing: "It is the VOTERS, who choose their leaders who deploy their armies against Muslims, and pay billions of (their produced tax money) to Israel to massacre our brothers and sister(s). It is the voters who vote on...
  • Osama Bin Laden's Surprising Taste in Literature

    05/21/2015 7:51:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/21/2015 | Adam Chandler
    On Wednesday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released what it called a sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used to hide Usama bin Ladin. A sorted list of those materials appears in a slick web production on the ODNIs website entitled Bin Ladins Bookshelf. What Was Released Among the materials made public were previously classified documents, non-classified documents, and a trove of English-language materials found at Bin Ladens Abbottabad compound following his death in a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs in 2011. That includes letters, public American government documents, religious sermons,...
  • The Author Who Got A Big Boost From bin Laden (WANTS BUSH TO APOLOGIZE TO THE WORLD - WEASEL!!)

    01/22/2006 7:43:17 AM PST · by paulat · 24 replies · 684+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/23/06 | David Montgomery
    The Author Who Got A Big Boost From bin Laden Historian 'Glad' of Mention As Sales of Book Skyrocket By David Montgomery Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, January 21, 2006; Page C01 Twenty-four hours after Osama bin Laden told the world that the American people should read the work of a little-known Washington historian, William Blum was still adjusting. Blum, who at 72 is accustomed to laboring in relative left-wing obscurity, checked his emotions and pronounced himself shocked and, well, pleased. "This is almost as good as being an Oprah book," he said yesterday between telephone calls from the world...
  • Osama bin Laden's pornography stash to remain under wraps, US decides

    05/20/2015 12:43:38 PM PDT · by McGruff · 65 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/20/2015 | Spencer Ackerman
    The list of documents recovered from Osama bin Ladens Pakistan hideout and released by US intelligence officials includes operational notes, family letters, political analysis and histories of Islamist militancy. But one portion of the document hoard seems unlikely ever to be declassified: Osama bin Ladens porn collection.
  • Bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end: files

    05/20/2015 6:52:48 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 10 replies
    AFP Worldwide ^ | 5/20 | Dan De Luce
    Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the United States instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting. Documents declassified on Wednesday shed new light on the mindset of Al-Qaeda's founder, his debates over tactics, his anxiety over Western spying and his fixation with the group's media image. "The focus should be on killing and fighting the American people and their representatives," Bin Laden wrote in one of the newly revealed documents.
  • Now German spies say THEY were the ones who told the CIA where Osama Bin Laden was hiding

    05/17/2015 7:19:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/15 | Jenny Awford
    German spies have claimed they were the ones who told the CIA where Osama Bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan so US special forces could kill the al-Qaeda leader, according to reports. The BND, Germany's foreign intelligence agency, tipped off U.S. officials about where the architect of the September 11 attacks was taking refuge, newspaper Bild am Sonntag claimed. The tip-off from a BND source within Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency was said to be of 'fundamental importance' in the hunt for the terrorist, the German paper said. Bin Laden was found hiding in a walled compound in Abbottabad less than...
  • In Stunning U-Turn, NBC Retracts Story That Obama Lied About bin Laden

    05/14/2015 8:39:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/14/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It would appear someone at NBC News got a rather large tap on the shoulder. In what is a stunning reversal of their confirmation that President Obama lied and lying about the killing of bin Laden, NBC News has updated their original story - that "two intelligence sources tell NBC News that the year before the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a 'walk in' asset from Pakistani intelligence told the CIA where the most wanted man in the world was hiding" - to this - "Sources say that while the asset provided information vital to the hunt...
  • New York Times correspondent backs up Sy Hersh claim about how the US really found bin Laden

    05/13/2015 8:19:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/13/2015 | Marcus Baram
    As soon as legendary journalist Sy Hersh's controversial story on the Osama bin Laden raid was published Sunday night, critics pounced and skeptics ripped his account because of its reliance on anonymous sourcing and its lack of documentary evidence. Now a respected New York Times foreign correspondent, who was based in Afghanistan and Pakistan, writes about a key detail "in Seymour Hersh's Bin Laden story that rings true." Carlotta Gall writes that she also learned from sources that Pakistan's intelligence service, ISI, had kept bin Laden prisoner since 2006 and that the CIA learned about his location from a Pakistani...
  • Obama LIED when he said U.S. pulled off bin Laden raid without help:

    05/11/2015 4:56:11 AM PDT · by Hodapp · 20 replies
    President Obama lied to Americans about the role of Pakistan special forces in the raid which killed Osama Bin Laden so he could take credit for the mission, an expose published on Sunday has claimed. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has accused the the Commander-In-Chief of rushing to receive plaudits just hours after the Navy SEAL operation which killed the head of Al Qaeda and 9/11 mastermind four years ago.
  • The Killing of Osama bin Laden

    05/10/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 21 May 2015 | Seymour Hersh
    Its been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obamas first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistans army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administrations account. The White Houses story might have been written by Lewis Carroll:...
  • Report: Obama lied about bin Laden raid

    05/10/2015 12:44:03 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    An expose published on Sunday alleges that President Obama deceived Americans with his narrative of the 2011 assassination of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Author Seymour M. Hersh accuses Obama of rushing to take credit for bin Ladens death. This decision, Hersh argues in the London Review of Books, forced the military and intelligence communities to scramble and then collaborate the presidents version of events. High-level lying nonetheless remains the modus operandi of U.S. policy, along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no, Hersh...
  • How the FBI is whitewashing the Saudi connection to 9/11

    04/12/2015 8:39:44 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 April 15 | Paul Sperry
    Just 15 days before the 9/11 attacks, a well-connected Saudi family suddenly abandoned their luxury home in Sarasota, Fla., leaving behind jewelry, clothes, opulent furniture, a driveway full of cars including a brand new Chrysler PT Cruiser and even a refrigerator full of food. About the only thing not left behind was a forwarding address. The occupants simply vanished without notifying their neighbors, realtor or even mail carrier. The 3,300-square-foot home on Escondito Circle belonged to Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of then-King Fahd. But at the time, it was occupied by his daughter and...