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Osama bin Laden has died, according to the L'Est republicain
AP France ^ | September 23, 2006

Posted on 09/22/2006 10:33:45 PM PDT by confrico

PARIS (AP) - The head of terrorist network al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, has died, according to information from the Saudi police, transmitted by the Directorate-General of External Services (DGSE), and reported on the Lorraine daily newspaper L'Est republicain in its Saturday edition.

"According to a commonly reliable source, the Saudi police believes that Osama Bin Laden has died," said a September 21st confidential note from the DGSE classified as "defense." L'Est republicain will publish it in its Saturday edition. The note, specified the daily newspaper, would be re-printed "un-edited."

According to the note to be published by the L'Est republicain, the Saudi police "would try to obtain more details, in particular the location of the burial site, and then announce the news officially." The DGSE specified in the note that no "jihadist Internet site has for the moment been made aware of the death of Osama bin Laden."

According to the note, "the head of al Qaeda may have fallen victim to a strong case of typhoid fever while in Pakistan, on August 23, 2006," and may have died within a matter of days.

The French news organization transmitted this note to the President of France, to the Defense and Prime Minister and the Ministers of the Interior Department on September 21, according to the regional daily newspaper, which added that a prior note transmitted on September 19th to the leaders of France explained why the Saudi police "sought to confirm the death of Osama bin Laden."


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To: syriacus
Maybe the rash of terrorist folks who have been coming to the UN are actually attempting to bring some waterborne diseases into the US.
401 posted on 09/23/2006 7:25:51 AM PDT by syriacus (How does America spell relief? --- UBL is DOA)
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To: Sacajaweau
Ramadan ... Dates for Ramadan 2006 (or the Islamic year of 1427) are 24 September thru 23 October.
402 posted on 09/23/2006 7:28:16 AM PDT by syriacus (How does America spell relief? --- UBL is DOA)
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To: Republican Red
bin Laden has been sick for several weeks with a "water born" disease but is still alive.

Every middle-easterner has a water borne disease at some time or other. Flagyl solves the problem usually but it's very hard on the kidneys, or maybe the liver.

403 posted on 09/23/2006 7:30:11 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: syriacus

http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2006/08/allah_will_know.html

The night of August 21, 2006 is the night Prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven from the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem while a great light lit-up the night sky. August 22 is the day Iran's President Ahmadinejad will give his 'answer' to the West concerning his nuclear program. A coincidence? August 22 is the day "Allah will know his own", meaning that infidel, non-Muslim, victims will go to a well-deserved punishment in hell and Muslims will be sent to heaven.

'Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: an evil fate. --Quran 9:73 (via The Conservative Voice)'

In 874 A.D., the “12th Imam”, the Mahdi, which means messiah or guide, was “hidden by God”, and most muslims believe his return will signal the onset of Armageddon in which Islam will dominate the world. This strangely coincides with the much older prophecy that the Anti-Christ will come from the East at the start of Armageddon.

The Mahdi can’t come unless there is major opression, death and destruction of muslims going on and Ahmadinejad wants to promote this to bring about the Mahdis return. -- via Islaminazi

http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2006/08/allah_will_know.html


404 posted on 09/23/2006 7:30:31 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Raycpa; nopardons
My comment to nopardons was because she was here in 98.
A poster from the class of 2001 called her a troll.
My advice to "keep clam" is from a typo she did several months ago. It almost became part of Freep lore.

I was lurking near the end of 98, so I do remember the numerous real trolls.
I believe the Viking Kitty stuff started after I arrived in 99.

405 posted on 09/23/2006 7:31:44 AM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: Raycpa

Thank you for posting the important info.


406 posted on 09/23/2006 7:32:30 AM PDT by syriacus (How does America spell relief? --- UBL is DOA)
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To: Miss Marple

Yes, it's a perfect bank shot for GWB. He uses the guys who hate him in the CIA to confirm the authenticity of bogus OBL tapes. It's a beautiful thing!
The CIA guys were willing to do it so the Dems could ridicule GWB for not getting OBL.
W didn't care 'cause he got the larger advantage of keeping peoples' attention focused on th WOT.


407 posted on 09/23/2006 7:32:49 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: Raycpa

The death of Osama might be needed to make "room" for the 12th Iman


408 posted on 09/23/2006 7:33:10 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: confrico

I would rather hear that Zawahiri was dead. He is the real force behind Al Queda. Bin Laden is just Al Queda's venture capitalist who managed to get a Board seat.


409 posted on 09/23/2006 7:33:18 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Raycpa
We should have had the fly guys in Okinowa hit them hard.

Comrade Murtha would like the way you think. LOL.

410 posted on 09/23/2006 7:33:55 AM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: Miss Marple
Great analysis, Miss Marple!
411 posted on 09/23/2006 7:35:40 AM PDT by airborne (Fecal matter is en route to fan! Contact is imminent!)
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To: ASA Vet

I wasn't critical, I was reminiscing about the good old days for the benefit of others. I could see by your date you would have the same memories.


412 posted on 09/23/2006 7:35:50 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

>" How can President Bush and his team take credit for the death of OSBL , when ? they never even found him or captured him in the first place ? ,,, Bush was never intent on finding OSBL, and we ( Dems ) are going to be stronger on the WOT than the Republicans and Bush "<

Osama has been skulking in a cave for well on 5 years. If Bush had not put pressure on him, he'd have been in some cushy hospital, getting the best treatment his billions of dollars could buy.


413 posted on 09/23/2006 7:37:00 AM PDT by Darnright (http://media.putfile.com/Webb-on-Allen)
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To: confrico

Let's all hope this is true. But, BUT--since it came from a FRENCH newspaper, I will consider the source.


414 posted on 09/23/2006 7:37:45 AM PDT by stockstrader
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To: petercooper
If Osama is alive, he should come out on video and give his opinion on the 11 Domino's employees who have formed the nation's first union of pizza delivery drivers.

HAHAHAHAHA! Maybe he'd weigh in about bagged spinach, too.

415 posted on 09/23/2006 7:38:16 AM PDT by RedRover (It is worse. It IS raining.)
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To: Raycpa
I wasn't critical

I didn't take it that way.

416 posted on 09/23/2006 7:38:19 AM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: river rat; All
The ultimate test: Follow the Times....

WHY BIN LADEN WANTS HOME DELIVERY OF THE NEW YORK TIMES
by Mia T, 7.11.06




417 posted on 09/23/2006 7:38:46 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: cardinal4

Agreed, no concrete evidence of his being alive since 2001 has ever been shown. Someone in another thread mentioned finding a note with his handwriting on it a few years ago or so, but we all know how subjective that is.

Trust me, osama is a man that thrived on publicity and attention. That is why he still appeared on that video in 2001, even though he looked near death, because his ego was greater than his desire to appear invincible from U.S. forces (bombs).

Most telling is that in the video released recently threatening arab states and israel, it was not osama but his second in command zawahiri that appears. They can smuggle opium and everything and anything in and out of afghanistan and pakistan, you'd think they could smuggle a reliable piece of video that shows osama live in real time by now. Yet they haven't.

So, Osama died a long time ago. If he does show up alive one day I'll be the first to eat crow, but for now he's most assuredly dead.


418 posted on 09/23/2006 7:39:54 AM PDT by World_Events
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To: Raycpa

Here is a wild speculative thought. What if "they" knew Osama had died earlier and knew that Imam was due to come back in August. Do you leave a void by announcing his death or do you pretend he is alive until the fated day.


419 posted on 09/23/2006 7:40:33 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: confrico

That may explain the smell that emanates from that part of the World. OTOH, maybe its the superior intellect and love for the fellow man that keeps that part of the world so odoriferous.


420 posted on 09/23/2006 7:41:35 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: syriacus; Sacajaweau
That the funeral photo was eerily similar to the one showing Usama and his entourage as targets during the Clinton Administration.

Is it possible that Clinton was tipped off to the story by the French? So he had to get his spin cover story circulating?

421 posted on 09/23/2006 7:45:06 AM PDT by airborne (Fecal matter is en route to fan! Contact is imminent!)
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To: beaversmom

Sorry! Nope, I meant OBL.


422 posted on 09/23/2006 7:45:09 AM PDT by F-117A (They say there is no such thing as an ex-Marine,.Murtha disproves that!!!)
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To: 4woodenboats
This pathway is sometimes called the fecal-oral route of disease transmission

Not using toilet paper and not washing your hands. It fits the profile.

423 posted on 09/23/2006 7:47:55 AM PDT by airborne (Fecal matter is en route to fan! Contact is imminent!)
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To: World_Events
I concur with your assessment. Bin Laden was just another mouthy Sharpton/Jackson that took every chance to be on video and radio to thumb his long pig snout to the Christian community. He could get his message out without compromising his location easily because of the large number of his sympathizers and followers in the MSM and those that would carry his message.
424 posted on 09/23/2006 7:49:32 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: syriacus

That's why Islam is so backwards, they still think it's 1427!


425 posted on 09/23/2006 7:49:55 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (".... We are a nation of Americans. We are DECENDED from legal immigrants"- johnandrhonda)
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To: confrico
the Saudi police "would try to obtain more details, in particular the location of the burial site,"

Hope so. Did up the body, identify the remains, add pig entrails, and bury again.

426 posted on 09/23/2006 7:51:27 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: World_Events
Agreed, no concrete evidence of his being alive since 2001 has ever been shown.

Actually, he released an audio tape mentioning the death of Al Zarqawi around 28 June.

427 posted on 09/23/2006 7:51:48 AM PDT by airborne (Fecal matter is en route to fan! Contact is imminent!)
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To: All
The queda-types are worried

"The news did not come from the CIA or British, but from fellow French"

So says one forum post...Note the admitted admiration fer the frogs

428 posted on 09/23/2006 7:58:29 AM PDT by harwood (Ann Coulter: Future SCOTUS nominee!)
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To: ASA Vet

All we need now is for Quidam to weigh in.


429 posted on 09/23/2006 8:02:27 AM PDT by spokeshave (The Democrat Party stands for open treason in a time of war.)
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To: TomGuy

"Again?


Ole bin Laden has died almost as many times as Yassar Arafat did.

Is he really, really dead this time, though?"

Maybe he's just mostly dead. If he was totally dead, all you could do would be to look through his pockets for loose change.


430 posted on 09/23/2006 8:02:38 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: confrico

It's interesting that it reports he was paralyzed. Hopefully one of our bombs did that (or a sharpshooter, better still). After watching the trial of Saddam, one sure hopes bin Laden dies rather than be put on trial. We should have plugged Saddam in the spider hole when we had the chance -- I am sure he was aiming his pistol at that good Marine....


431 posted on 09/23/2006 8:04:53 AM PDT by lazlohollyfeld
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To: spokeshave
All we need now is for Quidam to weigh in.


432 posted on 09/23/2006 8:05:31 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

"I'm waiting for the expert!

"As Coroner I must aver,
I thoroughly examined him...
and he's not only merely dead,
but really most sincerely dead."


LOL!!!!


433 posted on 09/23/2006 8:07:51 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: vimto; beyond the sea

Yes, it's the "B" in BLT. The food of infidels! ;)


434 posted on 09/23/2006 8:09:27 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: zook

"If this is true, expect Kerry and Dean to say something stupid like, "this just confirms Bush's incompetence! He let Bin Laden die before he could be captured!""

Yes, probably, but anyway they cannot continue to say why is Bush expending all this energy doing (fill in the blank) when he should be concentrating on finding/killing Bin Laden.


435 posted on 09/23/2006 8:10:52 AM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: ASA Vet

There were lefties back then, but the troll word came along later.

Anyway, I consider trolls people who try to pretend they are with us but bring up insidious back biting stuff.


436 posted on 09/23/2006 8:13:57 AM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: airborne
Is it possible that Clinton was tipped off to the story by the French? So he had to get his spin cover story circulating?

Smells that way.

437 posted on 09/23/2006 8:16:29 AM PDT by syriacus (How does America spell relief? --- UBL is DOA)
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To: World_Events

But if he died back then all we could ever have is a skeleton or a mummy.

I want a body!


438 posted on 09/23/2006 8:17:39 AM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: river rat

I agree. Show me the body, then I'll be satisfied he's finally gone.


439 posted on 09/23/2006 8:18:37 AM PDT by pctech
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To: confrico
Oh, sure. If the French are reporting it, it must be true....
440 posted on 09/23/2006 8:20:04 AM PDT by 60Gunner (Leftism: preoperational egocentrism with a gun)
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To: altura

And others have mentioned THIS...if he dies from living in a remote area where he doesn't get the best medical treatment and perhaps there are harsh conditions, the whole reason for that would be that we were on his trail, relentlessly, and he dared not do otherwise.

Therefore, it is the same as if WE got him.

Who cares about the captured part, anyway? That would just give the imbeciles something to yell about whether we were treating him well. Spare us such an outcome...


441 posted on 09/23/2006 8:23:33 AM PDT by txrangerette ("We are fighting al-Qaeda, NOT Aunt Sadie"...Dick Cheney commenting on the wiretaps!!)
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To: Darnright
he'd have been in some cushy hospital

I was wondering and mulling the other day about some covert folks working up a program whereby ALL dialysis machines have some sort of tiny locator implanted.

Do the GPS thing, find the one in the hills of Pakistan, and go get him!

442 posted on 09/23/2006 8:23:38 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Meep Meep)
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To: cardinal4
He died at Tora Bora in 2001.

Wishful thinking is no way to fight a war.

443 posted on 09/23/2006 8:26:11 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Fiscal Conservative, Social Moderate. Understand?)
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To: RedRover

"HAHAHAHAHA! Maybe he'd weigh in about bagged spinach, too."

Maybe he was eating bagged spinach. Maybe he had a thing for American grown organic spinach.


444 posted on 09/23/2006 8:28:53 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Maybe he gets it delivered along with the New York Times.


445 posted on 09/23/2006 8:35:54 AM PDT by RedRover
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To: Lunatic Fringe

But concealing the fact that he's long since dead is a brilliant way to fight this war!


446 posted on 09/23/2006 8:35:59 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: World_Events

Agreed. I have no insider info on his situation, but the things you have outlined above have convinced me of his death. Keep in mind, these are the same people that paraded that dead baby around a couple of months ago. The interesting thing about it is that it has been kept under wraps for so long..


447 posted on 09/23/2006 8:41:54 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi..)
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To: SunkenCiv
Al-Qaeda 'issues France threat'

Thursday, 14 Sept. 2006,

De Villepin says France is under terrorist threat

Friday, 15 Sept. 2006

French report: Bin Laden died in Pakistan

Saturday 23 Sept , 2006

Chirac says report of bin Laden 'death' unconfirmed

Saturday 23 Sept, 2006

448 posted on 09/23/2006 8:45:14 AM PDT by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe
Wishful thinking is no way to fight a war.

Show me a video of UBL talking about Nutjob's UN visit while standing up on his own power in front of a TV showing Al Jazeera's coverage of the address and holding up todays NYT, and I will take it all back. Scratchy audio of some Al-Qaeda foot soldier wont convince me. He's dead, Jim..

449 posted on 09/23/2006 8:45:52 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi..)
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To: confrico

George Noory read this article on Coast last night. He said behorehand that his French was not good and wow! did he prove it.


450 posted on 09/23/2006 8:47:12 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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