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  • Trump to get intel briefings despite opposition

    05/16/2016 6:46:26 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 69 replies
    TNN, Times of India ^ | Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: The US President's schedule on any given morning includes a confidential Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) at 9 am before he embarks on the day's (mostly) public engagements. Presented usually by the Director of National Intelligence, the PDB fuses intelligence from various spy agencies (CIA, DIA, NSA etc), much of it obtained through "sigint" (signal intelligence) and "'technical" means (euphemism for bugging, electronic surveillance etc), to give the President a head's up on vital national security issues - from nuclear advances in countries such as Pakistan, North Korea and Iran to negotiating positions of China, India, and other majors at...
  • Bin Laden Letter: “Iran is Our Main Artery for Funds, Personnel, and Communication”

    03/03/2016 12:41:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Tower ^ | 3/3/16 | staff
    Osama bin Laden ordered his al-Qaeda deputies not to attack Iran, which he called a “main artery” for his terror organization’s operations, recently-disclosed documents from his Pakistan compound reveal.The order was part of a collection of 112 letters taken from bin Laden’s compound by U.S. special ops forces after he was killed in 2011. The collection was made public Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.In a 2007 letter, bin Laden criticized an operative for threatening to attack Iran. “We expect you would consult with us for these important matters, for as you are aware, Iran is our main artery for funds, personnel, and communication, as well...
  • Another Obama coverup on Iran

    03/03/2016 12:39:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/3/16 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    To ensure that its sellout to a nuclear Iran would make its way through Congress, the Obama administration withheld until after the Iran vote a letter written by al-Qaeda chieftain Osama Bin Laden pegging Iran as being the terror group's chief financier. In a 2007 letter, bin Laden criticized an operative for threatening to attack Iran. “We expect you would consult with us for these important matters, for as you are aware, Iran is our main artery for funds, personnel, and communication, as well as the matter of hostages,” he wrote. Ties between Iran and al Qaeda have been reported for years, with numerous ways...
  • 14 years after 9/11, elderly Sikh man in US labeled Osama Bin Laden, brutally assaulted

    09/10/2015 3:11:01 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, September 10, 2015 | PTI
    New York - In a hate crime, an elderly Sikh-American man was brutally assaulted and left with severe facial injuries by an assailant who yelled racial slurs like "terrorist" and "Bin Laden", just before the US commemorates the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Inderjit Singh Mukker of Chicago was assaulted on September 8 when the assailant pulled up to his car yelling racial slurs, including, "Terrorist, go back to your country, Bin Laden!" Advocacy group The Sikh Coalition said it spoke with Darien Police Chief Ernest Brown and were informed that authorities are investigating the case as a hate crime....
  • Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden Revealed – Rob O’Neill Shot OBL Three Times in Head

    11/06/2014 3:38:26 AM PST · by servo1969 · 81 replies ^ | 11-5-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden has been identified. In action: A rare picture of O’Neill as a serviceman shows him in uniform in Liberia, where the Navy was involved in operation to stabilize the war-torn country. (Daily Mail)Rob O’Neill, a team leader of Naval Special Warfare Development Group, is currently a circuit speaker. Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill’s mantra is “Never quit.” O’Neill shot Osama three times in the head.The Daily Mail reported: The Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden dead in the special force’s most famous operation can be named today.The Navy hero is set...
  • Meet One Of The Guns That Went On The Bin Laden Raid

    07/02/2014 4:20:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies ^ | 7-1-2014 | Yehuda Remer
    Mark Owen, the author of the controversial No Easy Day, has released photos of his gun that was used in the mission that took out Bin Laden. The former DEVGRU (Seal Team Six) operator posted photos of his gun and as asks, “What do you need to Pimp My Rifle?” How does $11,700 dollars sound? Also, since a person can’t get one of the H&K 416 with a 10" barrel, here's the civilian list: - HK MR556A1, $3,295.00 - AAC Suppressor, $850 - Geissele trigger, $300 - Remington RAHG, $250 - Surefire Scout light, $290 - S&S Precision light...
  • WaPo Writer Refers to Cruz as 'Ted bin Laden'

    10/14/2013 7:49:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/14/13 | John Nolte
    On the pages of The Washington Post, columnist Kathleen Parker (who poses as a Republican) compared the Republican Party to a fictional mafia crime family and refers to Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz as "Ted bin Laden," an obvious reference to the Osama bin Laden, the Islamist terrorist responsible for the murder of thousands of Americans: In trying to understand the Republican Party’s internal battles, it helps to think of Michael and Sonny. Corleone, that is. … That would be Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who grabbed headlines by speaking for 21 hours against Obamacare. Cruz is neither Michael nor...
  • Report: Leon Panetta Gave Classified Material to 'Zero Dark Thirty' Screenwriter

    06/05/2013 11:52:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies ^ | 6-5-2013 | William Bigelow
    Not only did former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta leak the name of the Navy SEAL group responsible for the killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011, but the release of the Pentagon Inspector General’s (IG) report revealing the incident, which was ready in July 2012, was delayed until now. In the spring of 2012, GOP members accused Barack Obama’s administration of leaking national security secrets to help Obama get reelected, but the administration denied it. At a CIA awards ceremony on June 24, 2011, Panetta named the SEAL group and its commander. Among those present were 1300 military and...
  • Is Hillary planning to admit to some of her lies?

    05/30/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies ^ | 5-30-2013 | Bookworm
    For those of you who always thought that Hillary was lying about everything, you’re about to be proven right. Moreover, the news is going to come from a very unexpected source: Hillary herself. The National Enquirer, which has stuck very close to honest reporting since getting burned in a long-ago libel suit, reports that Hillary has decided to stop the lies and tell the truth in an upcoming memoir. Simon & Schuster will pay her $25 million for writing the book, which she hopes will inoculate her 2016 presidential run against any future ugly revelations. According to the National Enquirer’s...
  • Kangaroo Court: Obama Defies Congress, Endangers U.S. by Bringing bin Laden Son-in-Law to New York

    03/07/2013 10:30:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/7/13 | Joel B. Pollak
    He is an unlawful enemy combatant, captured on foreign soil while engaged in hostilities against the United States. He belongs in the military justice system and detention facility established by Congress in accordance with the Constitution and the Supreme Court. Yet President Barack Obama has brought Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, to face a civilian trial on U.S. soil in federal court in New York City. In so doing, President Obama has defied the express will of Congress, which already refused to transfer foreign terror suspects from the Guantánamo Bay prison to the U.S. at the beginning...
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • Internal Emails Reveal Details of Bin Laden Burial

    11/22/2012 11:49:29 AM PST · by Positive · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/22/2012 | Self
    With all of the Dims hoopla about Usama is dead - GM is alive, I thought back to my suspension of belief of the US Government and all of it's transparency. Today I find this AP article on Yahoo! news. Here is my excerpt the whole article is available at the link above:Although the Obama administration has pledged to be the most transparent in American history, it is keeping a tight hold on materials related to the bin Laden raid. In a response to separate requests from the AP for information about the mission, the Defense Department said in March...
  • Exclusive: Obama 'cancelled missions to kill bin Laden THREE TIMES after getting cold feet

    08/20/2012 10:08:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Dailty Mail ^ | 8/20/12 | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama cancelled three operations to kill Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Hillary Clinton, according to a new book. The explosive allegation is contained in an expose by journalist Rich Miniter, who argues that the White House’s carefully-crafted narrative of Obama as a decisive leader who dispatched the al-Qaeda leader despite the doubts of advisers is a myth. Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him will be published on Tuesday. Excerpts have been viewed by Mail Online.
  • Kathryn Bigelow Sells Her Artistic Soul to The State

    05/24/2012 11:00:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 5-24-2012 | John Nolte
    Starting with her stunning 1987 debut, "Near Dark," for two decades Bigelow was a true iconoclast, a woman director making some of the most masculine action films of her time and making them in her own way. Finally, it all comes together for her with "The Hurt Locker," and … she joins the club. Maybe she hasn't seen "The Lives of Others." Maybe someone needs to sit her down and explain that as of right now she's the pre-arc playwright shilling for the State in exchange for access, riches, adoration, and acclaim. The only thing worse than those who use...
  • White House officials shaped pending bin Laden movie

    05/22/2012 5:19:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/22/12 | Neil Munro
    Top White House officials worked closely with producers of a movie about the successful killing of Osama bin Laden and pushed them to incorporate the administration’s talking points, according to administration documents unveiled by Judicial Watch. “I took your guidance and spoke to the WH and had a good meeting with [John] Brennan and [Denis] McDonough and I plan to follow up with them; and they were forward leaning and interested in sharing their point of view,” screenwriter Mark Boal wrote in a July 2011 transcript of a Pentagon meeting. Brennan is President Barack Obama’s chief counter-terrorism adviser and Denis...
  • Obama’s bin Laden leaks angered military (Leaks came straight from White House)

    05/17/2012 12:15:11 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-17-2012 | Paul Bedard
    When they published their revealing book last August about the nation’s fight against terrorism, the authors, two New York Times national security reporters, immediately felt heat from the Pentagon for dishing too much operational info about the killing of Osama bin Laden. “I was stopped by a very senior officer in the special operations community who basically wanted to rip my lungs out,” said Thom Shanker, who co-authored “Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda,” with Eric Schmitt. But, he revealed at a counter terrorism expo this week, the info came directly and officially from the...
  • Scrapped SNL skit mocks Obama for taking credit for bin Laden killing

    05/06/2012 9:49:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/6/12 | Gregg Re
    The Daily Caller has obtained a scrapped skit authored by comedian Jim Downey, intended for airing at the opening of last night’s “Saturday Night Live” on NBC. In the skit, which was not aired, President Barack Obama addresses Americans soon after the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden — and the president makes sure to remind viewers that all credit for the raid on the terrorist leader’s compound belonged to him. “I hope you had a safe and joyous first anniversary of his killing,” the president, portrayed by Fred Armisen, begins. “Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be...
  • Obama arrives in Afghanistan report says; White House denies it

    05/01/2012 8:10:53 AM PDT · by PilotDave · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | may day | Staff
    "That report is not accurate and the president is not in Kabul," National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told NewsCore. ISAF would only confirm that a "high-level delegation" had arrived in the Afghan capital while the US Embassy said reports that Obama was there were "false." The president's official schedule for Tuesday listed no public events, just meetings with senior advisors and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in the Oval Office.
  • Obama: Marking bin Laden death isn't 'celebration

    04/30/2012 4:05:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/30/12 | ANNE GEARAN and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gave a steely defense of his handling of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and his use of it to burnish his re-election credentials a year later, saying Monday that it is appropriate to mark an anniversary that Republicans charge is being turned into a campaign bumper sticker. He then jumped at the chance to portray presumed Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney as unprepared to make the kind of hard call required to send U.S. forces on that highly risky mission. Without mentioning Romney by name, Obama recommended looking at people's previous statements...
  • Teen arrested in flight ruckus sang of bin Laden

    02/22/2012 4:46:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    ap ^ | 2/22/12 | NIGEL DUARA
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Saudi Arabian teenager who authorities say swung his fist at a flight attendant and praised Osama bin Laden during a flight from Portland to Houston has appeared in court. An attorney for 19-year-old Yazeed Mohammed A. Abunayyan (ah-boo-NYE-an) told a federal judge in Portland Wednesday that he needs more time to meet with Abunayyan before he enters a plea. The indictment says Abunayyan interfered with a flight attendant and a flight crew member by refusing to stop smoking. He's also accused of hitting or attempting to hit several passengers. The indictment also says he spoke...
  • Revealed: How Obama was playing golf until 20 minutes before Navy SEALs began mission

    11/06/2011 6:40:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/6/11 | Daniel Bates
    In the official photograph, he looked every inch the commander in chief. Strain etched on his face, Barack Obama watched as the raid to kill Osama bin Laden played out on a television in front of him. According to a new book, however, the President was not nearly that engaged – and was actually playing golf until 20 minutes before the operation began in earnest.Only then did he down his clubs and return to the White House to watch what he later trumpeted as a great success of his presidency. A new book claims the official account was
  • Judicial Watch Sues Central Intelligence Agency for bin Laden Photos and Videos

    06/14/2011 10:50:54 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    judicial-watch ^ | June 9, 2011 | Staff
    The American people by law have a right to know basic information about the killing of Osama bin Laden. President Obama’s personal reluctance to release the documents is not a lawful basis for withholding them. The Obama administration will need to justify its lack of compliance in federal court. This lawsuit should remind the administration that it is not above the law, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
  • Pakistan lawmakers: no repeat of bin Laden raid (may cut US supply lines to Afghanistan)

    05/14/2011 4:56:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/14/11
    Pakistan lawmakers: no repeat of bin Laden raidAFP May 14, 2011, 6:40 pm ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan lawmakers pledged Saturday there must be no repeat of the US commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden and said drone strikes targeting terrorists near the border with Afghanistan must end. The strongly-worded message came after a parliamentary session lasting more than 10 hours, in which MPs debated the "situation arising from unilateral US action in Abbottabad," north of Islamabad, where the Al-Qaeda chief was found and shot dead on May 2 after a decade-long manhunt. The statement came hours after Pakistan's Taliban...
  • Pakistan PM orders probe into bin Laden presence

    05/09/2011 9:14:43 PM PDT · by Rabin · 10 replies
    xinhua ^ | 2011-05/09 | Staff
    He admitted failure of the Pakistani intelligence agencies to know the location of the al-Qaida chief. "Yes, there has been an intelligence failure. It is not only ours but of all the intelligence agencies of the world," said the prime minister defending the role of the country's main intelligence agency ISI, (Pak). "It was the ISI that passed key leads to CIA that enabled the U. S. intelligence to use superior technological assets and focus on the area in which Osama bin Laden was eventually found," Gilani said.
  • Pakistan: Taliban fighters hold bin Laden memorial

    05/09/2011 3:55:00 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 17 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 05/09/2011 | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD
    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan – An intelligence official and local tribal chief say several hundred Taliban fighters held a memorial service for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan's tribal region. They say the mourners hailed the slain al-Qaida chief and shouted slogans against America and Pakistan. The service took place Monday in Wana, the main town in South Waziristan. South Waziristan was the Pakistani Taliban's main sanctuary before the army launched an offensive in 2009. The intelligence official and local tribal chief Ghanam Shah Wazir say the army allowed the service to occur because it was led by Maulvi Nazir, a...
  • Osama Bin Laden Raid: Al Qaeda 'Playbook' Revealed

    05/06/2011 6:56:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1+ views
    abc ^ | 5/6/11 | PIERRE THOMAS (@PierreTABC) and RICHARD ESPOSITO
    U.S. intelligence is now in possession of a veritable "playbook" of al Qaeda operations -- from potential terror attack targets to information on international safe houses and top commanders -- thanks to the Navy SEAL raid that took down Osama bin Laden Sunday, officials told ABC News today. The cache of electronic and handwritten materials obtained by the SEALs includes numerous hallmark al Qaeda plots including attacks on infrastructure targets such as water supply and transportation including rail and air, in what one official described as a "strategic guide for how to attack the U.S." In the past, al Qaeda...
  • <Sen) Saxby Chambliss: First shot at Osama bin Laden was a miss

    05/05/2011 1:37:06 PM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies ^ | 5-5-11 | Jim Galloway
    U.S. commandos missed with their first shot at Osama bin Laden, when the world’s most wanted man poked his head out of a third-floor room to see what was headed his way, according to U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Bin Laden ducked back in, and the Navy SEALS quickly followed and finished the job, Chambliss said in a telephone interview this afternoon. The missed shot was a new detail in the emerging story of the 40-minute raid on the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. Chambliss also said commandos found a pistol and AK-47 in...
  • Osama Bin Laden Is Dead (South Park) (Original Video)

    05/04/2011 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/4/11 | South Park
    The original video of bin laden getting shot in south park Tango Down Tango Down We got him ...
  • WikiLeaks docs: Nuclear reprisals if bin Laden killed

    05/04/2011 10:15:46 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    CNet ^ | 5/3/11 | Declan McCullagh
    Recently-released WikiLeaks documents show that detained al Qaeda members have predicted nuclear reprisals if Osama bin Laden were captured or killed. The classified Defense Department files, obtained from detainee interviews at the Guantanamo Bay prison, were released by the document-sharing Web site a week before the raid in Pakistan that resulted in bin Laden's demise. (See list of related CNET stories.) Abu al-Libi, al Qaeda's third in command and "operational chief" before he was captured in 2005, reportedly said the nuclear device was "located in Europe" and would be used in retaliation over bin Laden's death, according to the leaked...
  • Beck on Bin Laden and More

    05/03/2011 9:59:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 5/3/11 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck in fine form. The marching band is a nice touch.
  • Pardon my Cynicism

    05/03/2011 8:10:02 PM PDT · by publius321 · 13 replies
    Pardon me for being cynical in the midst of the adulation for Barack Obama but I find it amazing how lefties love the military when one of their own controls it. If Bush were President right now, the left Democrats would be accusing him of “war crimes” for killing bin Laden without a trial. To contend... (continued)
  • If bin Laden Was Unarmed, Why Was He Shot?(Did Seals take ANY fire?)

    05/03/2011 5:18:12 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 167 replies
    Time/Swampland ^ | 3 May 2011 | Michael Crowley
    A major question lingers unanswered at the center of this story: Why was bin Laden killed? Michael Scherer has reported that the Navy Seals who landed at Osama bin Laden’s safehouse were not given orders specifically to kill, but were on a “kill or capture” mission. That implies they were prepared to accept bin Laden’s surrender. It didn’t work out that way. But despite earlier reports to the contrary, including from White House counter-terror adviser John Brennan, Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Tuesday that bin Laden was in fact unarmed. (“Resistance does not require a firearm,” he said.) So,...
  • Bin Laden Dead: Video animation of terrorist leader's final moments

    05/02/2011 1:58:07 PM PDT · by Vendome · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 2, 2011 | NMATV
    Bin Laden was killed by the US Navy Seal on Sunday. While most part of the world is celebrating, NMA has made an animation to portray what had happened during the siege and what happens to him after his death. Donald Trump was kicked off the air on Sunday to make way for some important news from President Barack Obama. Obama announced that US Navy Seals had located 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden at a large residential compound in a Pakistan neighborhood. Pakistan claimed its intelligence agents were involved in the operation. Bin Laden reportedly resisted capture. US forces recovered...
  • Okay, but who won the OBL kill-or-capture-date pool?

    05/02/2011 7:20:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    I'm dying to know, which Freeper had the best crystal ball?
  • Facebook Page...We are all Osama Bin Laden

    05/02/2011 12:06:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | Public Figure
    Found this link posted through twitter. Worth looking at. FReeping. Facebook page at the link. Nothing surprises me anymore.
  • Osama Bin Laden Dead?

    05/01/2011 8:24:14 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 32 replies ^ | May 1, 2011 |
    "Osama Bin Laden has been killed by U.S. military forces ... according to numerous news reports."........
  • CIA has come close to getting bin Laden deputy

    12/01/2010 9:49:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/2/10 | Adam Goldman & Kathy Gannon
    The CIA has come closer to capturing or killing Osama bin Laden's top deputy than was previously known during the past nine years, the Associated Press has learned. Tragically, the agency thought it had its best chance last year at a secret base in Afghanistan, but instead fell victim to a double agent's devastating suicide bombing. The CIA missed a chance to nab Ayman al-Zawahri in 2003 in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar, where he met with another senior al Qaeda leader who was apprehended the next day, several current and former U.S. intelligence officials said. The fugitive Egyptian...
  • Even if Bin Laden Had Been on the Gaza-Bound Flotilla, Israel’s Actions Would Have Been Illegal

    09/29/2010 10:16:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/28/10 | Patrick Goodenough
    Israel’s blockade of a Gaza-bound flotilla last May would have been illegal, even if Osama bin Laden himself had been on the ship full of pro-Palestinian activists, a member of a U.N.-appointed fact-finding mission told the Human Rights Council. The Geneva-based HRC is considering a report by the three-member commission that investigated the so-called “flotilla incident” – Israel’s interception at sea of Gaza-bound vessels, including the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara, on May 31, 2010. The ensuing deadly clashes between Israeli commandos and pro-Palestinian activists left nine activists dead.
  • Osama bin Laden and top aides are hiding in Sabzevar, Iran

    06/07/2010 8:22:18 PM PDT · by Errant · 35 replies · 209+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | June 8, 2010
    Osama bin Laden's hiding place for the last five years was pinned down Monday, June 7 by Middle East sources as the mountainous town of Savzevar in the northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan. He is said to enjoy Iran's sanctuary along with Ayman Al-Zawahiri and five other high-ranking al Qaeda leaders...
  • Bin Laden had 'no clue' about Sept. 11 retaliation

    04/27/2010 5:55:31 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 31 replies · 1,877+ views
    WTOP ^ | April 27, 2010 | J.J. Green
    WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden had no idea the U.S. would hit al-Qaida as hard as it has since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, a former bin Laden associate tells WTOP in an exclusive interview. "I'm 100 percent sure they had no clue about what was going to happen," says Noman Benotman, who was head of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in the summer of 2000. "What happened after the 11th of September was beyond their imagination, " says Benotman, who adds that al-Qaida thought the U.S. was a "paper tiger." Sitting on the floor at bin Laden's compound in...
  • McChrystal Disagrees With Holder: bin Laden Is Wanted Alive

    03/17/2010 5:08:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 285+ views
    NYT ^ | 3/17/10 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top commander of American and NATO troops in Afghanistan, contradicted the attorney general on Wednesday when he said that actually, the military still wants to capture Osama bin Laden alive. “I think that is something that is understood by everyone,’’ he said. But perhaps not by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who on Tuesday told a House subcommittee that the chances of capturing Mr. bin Laden alive were “infinitesimal” and that he would either be killed by the United States or killed by his own people. “The reality is that we will be reading...
  • Holder: Osama bin Laden will never face US trial

    03/16/2010 1:35:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies · 801+ views
    yahoo ^ | 3/16/10 | DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Write
    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder says Osama bin Laden (oh-SAH'-muh bin LAH'-din) will never face trial in the United States because he will not be captured alive. Holder sternly rejected criticism from Republican lawmakers on a House Appropriations subcommittee, who contend it is too dangerous to put terror suspects on trial in federal civilian courts.
  • Would Obama Administration Mirandize Osama Bin Laden?

    02/03/2010 5:26:52 PM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 282+ views ^ | February 3, 2010 | Steve McGough
    A bad sign of the times when a war is nothing more then a police action. That was the question put to President Obama’s director of national intelligence at a Senate hearing today. Dennis Blair simply refused to answer a simple question. They can’t answer the question, probably because the White House staff will need to “measure the political winds” if the subject ever comes up.
  • Bin Laden blasts US for climate change

    01/29/2010 6:08:56 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 9 replies · 457+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/29/2010 | Yahoo News
    CAIRO – Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming, according to a new audiotape released Friday. In the tape, broadcast in part on Al-Jazeera television, bin Laden warned of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring "the wheels of the American economy" to a halt. He blamed Western industrialized nations for hunger, desertification and floods across the globe, and called for "drastic solutions" to global warming, and "not solutions...
  • Osama Bin Laden

    01/06/2010 1:36:45 AM PST · by PureSolace · 13 replies · 508+ views
    Right Now | Me, Myself and I
    Just a quick vanity post to tap the consciousness of the Free Republic... It seems the news has been full of Obama showing weakness this past year, and the dems in congress not helping matters... but does anyone have any idea, news or thoughts about Osama Bin Laden and what he's been up to? I ask cause I haven't read much news lately about him, and if that old evil fox of a man is still around, I gotta gut feeling that he'd probably be on the move for continuing his jihad against the west. If you have any news...
  • Former bin Laden bodyguard is among ex-guerrillas in Yemen

    01/05/2010 7:58:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 513+ views
    Wapo ^ | 1/5/10 | Sudarsan Raghavan
    SANAA, YEMEN -- When he served in the Afghan mountains as Osama bin Laden's personal bodyguard, Nasser al-Bahri said, he was known as "The Killer." Today, Bahri is a business consultant in Yemen who favors Western-style pinstriped shirts, crisp slacks and black loafers. But his ideas are still radical: Ask him whether jihadists should kill Americans on U.S. soil and he replies without hesitation, "America is a legitimate target."
  • New effort planned to capture Osama bin Laden

    12/06/2009 5:26:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,248+ views ^ | 12/7/09 | afp
    THE US will launch a new effort to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, who is believed to be hiding along the mountainous Afghan-Pakistani border, US national security adviser James Jones says. Asked in an interview if the administration planned a fresh attempt to go after al-Qaeda's leader, Mr Jones said: "I think so."
  • Bin Laden's Brother Dies

    09/13/2009 3:40:43 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 28 replies · 1,807+ views
    Kuwait Times ^ | September 14, 2009 | Not credited
    RIYADH: The family of Osama bin Laden has announced the death of one of the terror mastermind's brothers. In a full-page notice on Sunday in Al-Riyadh newspaper, the family said Thabet bin Laden passed away and the funeral is scheduled that afternoon in the holy city of Makkah. The notice said he died Saturday but did not give the cause of death or his age. Thabet bin Laden was one of 54 children born to Mohammed bin Laden, a poor Yemeni immigrant who started the family contracting business in the 1930s that grew into a multimillion dollar construction empire. The...
  • Afghan National Indicted for Alleged Ties To Terrorists - Los Angeles (Osama bin Laden)

    02/21/2009 5:31:28 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 3 replies · 535+ views
    Federal officials said this morning they have indicted an Afghan national for lying about his alleged ties to terrorists in a bid to fraudulently obtain a U.S. passport. Ahmadullah Sais Niazi, 34, who was arrested without incident this morning at his Tustin residence by members of the joint terrorism task force, was named in a five-count indictment returned Feb. 11 by a federal grand jury. The indictment, unsealed this morning, alleges Niazi hid associations with “Specially Designated Global Terrorists,” groups including Al Qaeda, Hizb-i-Islami and the Taliban, when he
  • Elite Officer Recalls Hunt For Bin Laden-(60 min delta )video

    10/05/2008 9:00:00 PM PDT · by Flavius · 19 replies · 2,003+ views
    cbs ^ | 10/8/08 | cbs
    (CBS) Shortly after 9/11, the Pentagon ordered a top secret team of American commandos into Afghanistan with a single, simple order: kill Osama bin Laden. It was America's best chance to eliminate the leader of al Qaeda. The inside story of exactly what happened in that mission, and how close it came to its objective has never been told until now.