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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: lazlohollyfeld
I am sure he was aiming his pistol at that good Marine

It was the Army, not the Marines.


451 posted on 09/23/2006 8:48:25 AM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: confrico

I have a better translation of the French Article at http://plancksconstant.org/blog1/2006/09/bin_ladens_death_sad.html


452 posted on 09/23/2006 8:50:42 AM PDT by bernieg1
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I haven't looked at the end of the thread yet... Is he still dead today??? (grin)


453 posted on 09/23/2006 8:53:56 AM PDT by SierraWasp (With government as your savior from disaster, it must first be your master!!!)
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To: confrico
SHOW ME THE BODY!

454 posted on 09/23/2006 8:54:36 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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OOOOOOOSAMA COME FORTH!

455 posted on 09/23/2006 8:56:15 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: TexKat

Dan Rather is on his way to a Kinko's right now to retrieve the Reuters photographs. But we all know that he will spend months verifying the authenticity, and making certain there was no Photoshop trickery ;)


456 posted on 09/23/2006 8:58:19 AM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: confrico
the head of al Qaeda may have fallen victim to a strong case of typhoid fever

If true, how ironic. Had we captured him, we would have provided him the best medical care for his typhoid fever.

Then we'd execute him.

457 posted on 09/23/2006 8:58:30 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: confrico
"Osama bin Laden has died"

Again????

458 posted on 09/23/2006 8:59:30 AM PDT by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile!)
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To: cardinal4

A null hypothesis is assumed to be true (he's alive) until there is overwhelming evidence for the alternative hypothesis (he's dead).

If our generals thought the way you do, they'd all be relieved of command.


459 posted on 09/23/2006 9:04:07 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Fiscal Conservative, Social Moderate. Understand?)
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To: ARealMothersSonForever
The French are scarded shiiteless with the treat that Zawahiri issued a week or so ago.

Do you know where your local Algeria's Salafist Group is today?

Terror's Televangelists Don't Scare Paris

460 posted on 09/23/2006 9:06:47 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: sweetliberty; MinuteGal; Bahbah

Need to go back and find the thread about a month ago that we were all speculating......It would certainly fit in to our theory. About the same time, the Pakistani government agreed to vacate the area. Could the "funeral picture" we saw from the drone, have been his? Who else would have drawn SO many?

I figured at the time we'd hear about some dna test by late Sept.

Waiting.....waiting......waiting......


461 posted on 09/23/2006 9:07:21 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Lunatic Fringe
If our generals thought the way you do, they'd all be relieved of command.

Im fairly certain they DONT think like I do. Im sure they think in the context of UBLs successor(s). Sorry, Osama mystique doesnt work on me. Again, not one video of him after Dec 2001. Just scratchy audio tapes.

462 posted on 09/23/2006 9:13:15 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi..)
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To: altura; spokeshave; nopardons
Being a geek I did some checking.

The "ZOT" came along after the creation of Admin Mods on 9/3/01 but before 11/27/02.
The thread I found with the Nov 02 date had a lot of explaining of "ZOT",
so one can assume it was still fairly new.
The Admin Mod profile page says they invented it, but gives no time frame.

The first mention of "Viking Kittens" I could find was from 4/3/03. In that thread it appears they'd been around for a short time.
I found a long "Zot" thread on 2/4/03 which did not have VK involvement.
I conclude VK's started between Feb 03 and April 03.

Not being a Cat person, I've not gotten into the VK's. I prefer a good old fashioned ZOT.

463 posted on 09/23/2006 9:13:18 AM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: Republican Red

From your article:

"Putin suggested that leaks can be ways to manipulate. "When there are leaks ... one can say that (they) were done especially."

He should know...(rolling eyes)


464 posted on 09/23/2006 9:17:32 AM PDT by penelopesire
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To: All
To paraphrase Fletcher in The Outlaw Josie Wales, I don't to hear bin Laden is dead, I want to see bin Laden dead.
465 posted on 09/23/2006 9:31:42 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: ASA Vet

Not what I head at all. I'll have to do some research . From what I understand they stood down because it was a funeral.


466 posted on 09/23/2006 9:36:59 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: sonic109
You are aware that "funeral" was photographed by our drone in July, not August 23rd?
467 posted on 09/23/2006 9:41:11 AM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: sonic109
The funeral: Maybe they didn't hit it because it would be VERY difficult to pick up the dna if they DID hit it!


468 posted on 09/23/2006 9:47:33 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Issaquahking

If Osama ever tapped into the Illegals here for support, we would be so screwed.


469 posted on 09/23/2006 9:49:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: confrico

470 posted on 09/23/2006 9:55:33 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democrats. French, but more cowardly.)
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To: hoosiermama
and.......maybe our side KNEW or suspected that this was Bin Laden's funeral and decided against bombing the mourners' formation because of the religious rage and destruction it would ignite across the Islam world.

In any event, I wish Binnie whatever happiness he may be experiencing with his 72 raisins in some blissful Valh-allah somewhere.

leni

471 posted on 09/23/2006 9:56:07 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Israel, Hold Firm !................No Retreat means No Repeat !)
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To: RasterMaster
I saw the news report on the Drudge Report now.
It's look like this new report is picking up steam.
I have not checked the TV news reports yet, it will be fun to watch the MSDBM reactions to this.
And to answer your question,,, yes
472 posted on 09/23/2006 10:02:41 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Sad day to be a DUmocrat!

AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED


473 posted on 09/23/2006 10:05:38 AM PDT by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: ASA Vet

Before we were infested with trolls, we had a bad case of disrputors.


474 posted on 09/23/2006 10:06:27 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Barset
He and the one-eyed mullah. R.I.P. Burn in Hell.

Fixed, free of charge.

475 posted on 09/23/2006 10:13:22 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democrats. French, but more cowardly.)
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To: alwaysconservative

You do know that OBL dropped a reference to "Fahrenheit 911" in that pre-election tape, right? That would make that it unlikely to have been "recorded years earlier."


476 posted on 09/23/2006 10:13:27 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: norwaypinesavage
Yes... and the should be the Republicans answer to the Liberals spin and manipulation of OSBL death.
You know that they ( DEMS/MSDBM ) is going to turn this around and use it to their favor and bash President Bush for not going after OSBL and how they are going to be stronger on the WOT.
But, we need to get the word out, get the word out to RUSH, The great one ( Mark Levin ) ... and hey TONY SNOW ? if your still reading post here on FR ... tell the Libs/DEMS that it was the mere fact that President Bush had OSBL on the run and in hiding that it was the cause of OSBLs death because he could not have gotten the proper medical attention.

norwaypinesavage ?
The rest of us ?
Republicans ?
Tony Snow ?
We need to counter the DEMS/LIBS/MSDBM with this, because we know how they lie and spin things, we got to keep the pressure on the DEMS because of election year.
I hope Rush, Tony Snow, The Great one ( Mark Levin ) are reading these threads and post here, please get the word out.
477 posted on 09/23/2006 10:13:50 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Fred Nerks

ROTFLM*O!

For sure... either he's trampling on poppies, or pushing up poppies.

This just in from the Clymer News Network...[sound of typewriters in background]

A.A.C.


478 posted on 09/23/2006 10:19:44 AM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: Miss Marple

"We were hoping for a speedy recovery. Sniff."

479 posted on 09/23/2006 10:28:40 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democrats. French, but more cowardly.)
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To: F-117A

LOL! You beat me to it!


480 posted on 09/23/2006 10:34:23 AM PDT by Blue State Insurgent (Those who know the truth need to speak out against these kinds of myths, and lies, and distortions..)
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To: Darnright
I agree.
Just for clarification of the post I made, I was just thinking of what the Dems/MSDBM would say about President Bush and the Republicans :

DEMS Response:

" ( 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 ) this is what the Dems/MSDBM might say,,," )

so, we must be on our guard and counter this.
481 posted on 09/23/2006 10:39:00 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: SierraWasp
OK..... pinged you to this :

Chirac: Bin Laden Intel Not Confirmed ~ Saudi's think he died of typhoid...in Aug... in Pakistan

482 posted on 09/23/2006 10:43:34 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: RasterMaster
It's going to be fun to watch how they are going to spin this.
So DEMS ? MSDBM ? now you admit that there is actually a WOT ? and that there is actually those who would want to harm us here in the USA ( unlike Kerry's response, " that terrorism is JUST A NUISANCE " ).
Yeah,,, right, the Democrats are going to be stronger on the WOT ( just it time for the fall election that they become stronger on the WOT ).
As the old saying goes ( Oh what a tangled web we weave, only when we first to try to deceive ).

Hey RasterMaster ? we need to get someone or company to make as many bumper stickers as we can of what that one Republican Senator said about the Democrats caring more about the protection of terrorist than the protection of the American people.

( Yes, Democrats care: The Democrats care more about the health and protection of Terrorist and the enemies of America , than they do for the American people ).

Ain't it amazing what we have seen lately ?
How the Dems got so patriotic all of a sudden, after the Republicans comments, and after Hugo Chavez's speech and Hugo using standard DNC talking points ?
Amazing isn't it ?
483 posted on 09/23/2006 10:51:21 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: hoosiermama
That funeral was in July someone wrote to me earlier.

Time frame wrong.

484 posted on 09/23/2006 10:53:25 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( Nancy Von Trotsky on Chavez ."................ but all he is is an everyday thug.")
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To: hoosiermama
Could the "funeral picture" we saw from the drone, have been his? Who else would have drawn SO many?

See post # 291 and 293.

485 posted on 09/23/2006 10:55:51 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( Nancy Von Trotsky on Chavez ."................ but all he is is an everyday thug.")
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To: Prophet in the wilderness
I have a comeback for dem spin:

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
486 posted on 09/23/2006 10:56:21 AM PDT by Blue State Insurgent (Those who know the truth need to speak out against these kinds of myths, and lies, and distortions..)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Chirac: Bin Laden Intel Not Confirmed ~ Saudi's think he died of typhoid...in Aug... in Pakistan

Just reported on CNN:

The Saudi intelligence source told CNN's Nic Robertson that there have been credible reports for the past several weeks that bin Laden is ill, but there has been no word of his death.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/09/23/france.binladen/

487 posted on 09/23/2006 10:57:57 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: TexKat

So, the bugger is alive & dying!


488 posted on 09/23/2006 10:58:46 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry ( The kinder we are to terrorists, the harsher we are to their potential victims.)
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To: beaversmom

I hope he died of severe, projectile diarrhea.
HOpe he was weak and had to lie in it for days.


I'm sure he's still alive and well though.


489 posted on 09/23/2006 10:59:37 AM PDT by Muzzle_em (taglines are for sissies)
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To: confrico
Is this the Rove October surprise that I read about here last week?
490 posted on 09/23/2006 11:01:51 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: confrico; ASA Vet; Grampa Dave
Hmmmm.......A report of UBL's demise closely follows Musharraf's visit with POTUS this week.

Suspiciously fragrant.
491 posted on 09/23/2006 11:07:34 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

Clinton's tirade tops it off....not a good week to be a LIEberal DUmocrat!


492 posted on 09/23/2006 11:08:24 AM PDT by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Karl Rove is keeping him alive until late October.


493 posted on 09/23/2006 11:09:00 AM PDT by js1138 (The absolute seriousness of someone who is terminally deluded.)
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To: hoosiermama

Noting your post for future reference. ;-)


494 posted on 09/23/2006 11:15:57 AM PDT by Samwise (All that is needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.)
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To: js1138
Habemus Corpus?

(Note, not Habeas Corpus.)
495 posted on 09/23/2006 11:23:52 AM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Beg to differ with you. Some parts of the country would be "so screwed" others, not at all. Surgery is can be painful, but cutting ut the bad parts is preferable to having the patient die.

If Osama ever tapped into the illegals, at least we'd know exactly where to cut.


496 posted on 09/23/2006 11:26:01 AM PDT by oneolcop (Take off the Gloves!)
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To: RasterMaster

"Clinton's tirade tops it off....not a good week to be a LIEberal DUmocrat!"

Frankly, I'm in the gotta-see-the-schmuck-stuffed-and-on-display-in-Macey's-front-window school of verification, BUT.....

I'm sure Slick is still getting his daily Intel brief, and if he's been told that OBL is wormfood it might be an explanation for the loss of composure.

The only thing better than having your own plan come together is watching your enemy's reaction to his plans coming apart.


497 posted on 09/23/2006 11:30:26 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet (I can't really accept a welcome home until the last MIA does.)
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To: reg45

Yes, conversion to Judaism on especially the New Year!

I like that a lot as well.


498 posted on 09/23/2006 12:03:59 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

I've always thought he and Mullah Omar are stains on the highway....they were heading for the hills outside Kanahar when Omar's Suburban was bombed.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/10/13/womar13.xml&sSheet=/news/2001/10/13/ixhome.html


499 posted on 09/23/2006 12:17:21 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

It is no wonder why Clinton is soooooo mad in that FOX Report. I think he got an inside scoop from someone, that something big is going to happen. NOT for the DEMS He knows his legacy is doomed. I say Doomed!

Bush looking better everyday.


CAN SOMEONE PLEASE START SINGING.....HERE COMES THE SUN.....


500 posted on 09/23/2006 12:24:50 PM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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