Friday, January 14, 2011

Osama Bin Laden has probably been dead since around 2002


Bin Laden is akin to Emmanuel Goldstein of Orwell's novel 1984, a propaganda fabrication of the "Ministry of Truth"... a boogeyman trodden out by the powers-that-be to terrorize and scare the populace into suppporting the elite/establishment agenda.


Bin Laden 'probably' dead

Thursday, 18 July, 2002
BBC News

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation's counter-terrorism chief, Dale Watson, says he thinks Osama bin Laden is "probably" dead.

It is thought to be the first time a senior US law-enforcement official has publicly offered an opinion on whether Bin Laden, the prime suspect believed to be behind the 11 September attacks, is dead or alive.

"Is (Bin Laden) alive or is he dead?" Mr Watson said. "I am not really sure of the answer... I personally think he is probably not with us anymore but I have no evidence to support that."

The remarks, made at a law-enforcement conference in Washington on Wednesday, follow recent statements from both an Arabic newspaper editor and the chief of German foreign intelligence that Bin Laden is still alive.

But Mr Watson's comments suggest that the FBI, at least, has no firsthand information that confirms Bin Laden is still alive.

Other US officials told the Associated Press they were surprised by Mr Watson's remarks, as Washington's official position remains that it does not know where Bin Laden is, or whether he is still alive.

Abdel-Bari Atwan, editor of the London-based Al-Quds Al Arabi newspaper, said this week that the leader of the al-Qaeda leader is in good health, but had been wounded in an attack on his base in Afghanistan last December.

Mr Atwan said Bin Laden's followers had told him that he would not make more video statements until his group launches another attack on the United States.

Mr Atwan is one of few journalists to have interviewed Bin Laden before the US attacks.

Last week, the head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency also said Bin Laden was alive and believed to be hiding in the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

'New attacks'

August Hanning told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that the wanted Saudi dissident was still very much a key figure within the al-Qaeda terror network.

"Given the information we have we are convinced that Bin Laden is still alive," he said.

"He is still the figurehead of al-Qaeda, but doesn't appear to move around very much."

Mr Hanning said that an estimated 5,000 al-Qaeda operatives still remained in Afghanistan and Pakistan, while others had returned to their countries of origin to plan new attacks.

"They are preparing new attacks from their new locations," he said.




More:
- Pakistan's Musharraf: Bin Laden probably dead (CNN)
- Magazine runs what it calls bin Laden's will (CNN)
- Karzai: bin Laden 'probably' dead (CNN)

2 comments:

  1. Well, I hope he is. He is a fighter against injustice. He fought against two axis of evil; the Russian and the USA. If he is dead..God bless his soul.

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    1. You stupid old fuck......its Muslims like you who are a disgrace to us other Muslims! You are confirming that Muslims are the terrorists and extremists! People like you are just ruining the image of Islam even more! You SUCK! Go use your head as a chia pet rather than trolling on the internet you BIGFOOT YETI! We should teach the world that we are not the terrorists! But you are confirming that we are the bad guys! You sensless shit!

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