Skip to comments.Osama bin Laden has died, according to the L'Est republicain
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."
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.
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 cant 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
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.
Thank you for posting the important info.
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.
The death of Osama might be needed to make "room" for the 12th Iman
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.
Comrade Murtha would like the way you think. LOL.
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.
>" 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.
Let's all hope this is true. But, BUT--since it came from a FRENCH newspaper, I will consider the source.
HAHAHAHAHA! Maybe he'd weigh in about bagged spinach, too.
I didn't take it that way.
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.
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.
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.
Is it possible that Clinton was tipped off to the story by the French? So he had to get his spin cover story circulating?
Sorry! Nope, I meant OBL.
Not using toilet paper and not washing your hands. It fits the profile.
That's why Islam is so backwards, they still think it's 1427!
Hope so. Did up the body, identify the remains, add pig entrails, and bury again.
Actually, he released an audio tape mentioning the death of Al Zarqawi around 28 June.
"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
All we need now is for Quidam to weigh in.
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.
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....
"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."
Yes, it's the "B" in BLT. The food of infidels! ;)
"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.
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.
Smells that way.
But if he died back then all we could ever have is a skeleton or a mummy.
I want a body!
I agree. Show me the body, then I'll be satisfied he's finally gone.
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...
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!
Wishful thinking is no way to fight a war.
"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.
Maybe he gets it delivered along with the New York Times.
But concealing the fact that he's long since dead is a brilliant way to fight this war!
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..
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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..
George Noory read this article on Coast last night. He said behorehand that his French was not good and wow! did he prove it.