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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: Texas4ever

ok I'LL START...


I FEEL THE ICE IS SLOWLY MELTING...

IT SEEMS LIKE YEARS SINCE ITS BEEN HERE...


HERE COMES THE SUN, DO DO DO DOOO


501 posted on 09/23/2006 12:27:45 PM PDT by Texas4ever (Anything off the dollar menu :))
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

We need another Patton. He had the right attitude.


502 posted on 09/23/2006 12:35:46 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: saradippity

Maybe because some believe that seeing a video confirms that he's alive. If they see a video of me 200 years from now people will think I'm alive.


503 posted on 09/23/2006 12:38:08 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: Cobra64
Note post when the last video was released http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1697226/posts?page=114#109

If he had died of "poor health", (he's had issues for years), WE may not have killed him. Cavuto asked specifically if WE had done the job.
They may have had to pay the warlords a bit of the reward money, just to help confirm his death. Could still be waiting on testing, not wanting to release information and then have everyone yell "Bush lied"......
Maybe THE tape was confiscated at the time the sample was taken? Is it too much to ask for?

114 posted on 09/07/2006 4:31:44 PM EDT by hoosiermama

504 posted on 09/23/2006 12:46:18 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: omega4179
"troll"...moi?

You haven't the slightest idea what a troll looks look. LOL

505 posted on 09/23/2006 1:00:22 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: sonic109

You're 100% correct.


506 posted on 09/23/2006 1:01:40 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: ASA Vet
You bet there were trolls in 1998 and they WERE far worse than todays trolls. Eschoir managed to hack into FR and shut it down a few times, he showed up at THE MARCH FOR JUSTICE, he was SO bad, that Jim had to sue him. And then, there was ASH.

Later, quite a few FREEPERs turned into trolls and even when they were banned, their drooling sycophants would post long threads for them.

LOL.....I'm as clam as a cucumber. :-)

507 posted on 09/23/2006 1:05:38 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: ASA Vet

:-)


508 posted on 09/23/2006 1:13:46 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Mia T

bttt


509 posted on 09/23/2006 1:15:02 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: spokeshave

LOL...but he wasn't a troll.


510 posted on 09/23/2006 1:16:29 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: altura
Remember ESCHOIR? He was a troll! So was ASH; but back them, we called them and others like them DISRUPTORS.
511 posted on 09/23/2006 1:18:45 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: ASA Vet

During your searches, did you find out when the first MODS appeared? I know that FR didn't have any until at least 2000.


512 posted on 09/23/2006 1:25:53 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Raycpa

That we did!


513 posted on 09/23/2006 1:28:41 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Miss Marple


I think you're spot on, Miss Marple.

"The answer might be that word has reached someone in his family."

Indeed!


514 posted on 09/23/2006 1:36:09 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: hoosiermama
The question is WHY WAS THIS RELEASED? Surely the terrorists would easily recognize it.

I'd like to see the frames around it. AND you know we have better views than that.

No, our government doesn't have to 'splain the photographs that are classified.

515 posted on 09/23/2006 1:36:45 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: BIGLOOK

There was a big meeting between Karzai and Musharuff in the last couple of weeks, too.


516 posted on 09/23/2006 1:41:15 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Sacajaweau

It wasn't released it was leaked:

See here: http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=134420

IMO after it was leaked the gov had to come up with a story. (Note they tried to pull it first.) It may be they changed the date to cover the boots still in the area.


517 posted on 09/23/2006 1:41:35 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Miss Marple

I might add that OBL reveled in his role as leader and spokesman. I have always thought it out of character for him to allow others to appear on the tapes in his place.

On other words, I have long thought him dead.


518 posted on 09/23/2006 1:44:46 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: nopardons; Admin Moderator
when the first MODS appeared?

The Admin Mods sign up date on their profile page is 9/3/01,
but my memory is that they were around before they had the profile thing.

Why don't we ask them.

519 posted on 09/23/2006 1:48:19 PM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: confrico
Bin Laden hasn't released a tape in a long while even though his sidekick Zawahri has released numerous recently and who better to trust than the Saudi Intelligence since they have probably been helping hide him.
520 posted on 09/23/2006 1:48:23 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: onyx

Agreed.


521 posted on 09/23/2006 1:50:59 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Bush_Democrat

Hahaha that is so funny.


522 posted on 09/23/2006 1:52:47 PM PDT by Brandie (Support American troops and the IDF or bug off and stay out of my life.)
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To: ASA Vet
The Mods have been changed, since they were first instituted.

In the beginning, there was no religion Mod, for example.

Hopefully some MOD will see the ping and come to the thread and tell us.

523 posted on 09/23/2006 1:52:58 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: tiredoflaundry
Conflicting reports: Bin Laden could be dead or ill
524 posted on 09/23/2006 1:53:11 PM 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: Cobra64
We need another Patton

A Pershing would be better.

A True story about General "Black Jack" Pershing.

One important thing to remember is that Muslims detest pork because they believe pigs are filthy animals. Some of them simply refuse to eat it, while others won't even touch pigs at all, nor any of their by-products. To them, eating or touching a pig, its meat, its blood, etc., is to be instantly barred from paradise and doomed to hell.

Just before World War I, there were a number of terrorist attacks against the United States and it's interests by, you guessed it, Muslim extremists.

So General Pershing captured 50 of the terrorists and had them tied to posts execution style. He then had his men bring in two pigs and slaughter them in front of the, now horrified, terrorists.

The soldiers then soaked their bullets in pigs blood, and proceeded to execute 49 of the terrorists by firing squad.

The soldiers then dug a big hole, dumped in the terrorist's bodies and covered them in pig blood, entrails, etc.

They let the 50th man go. And for about the next 42 years, there was not a single attack by a muslim fanatic anywhere in the world.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_black_jack_pershing.htm
525 posted on 09/23/2006 1:56:57 PM PDT by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: hoagy62
(Waitaminit...didn't Rove say there'd be an 'October Surprise'? Could it be....?????)

And no wonder BJ Clinton is all upset and screaming... The hopes for a DemocRAT US Senate and/or House is now just a disappearing mirage.

526 posted on 09/23/2006 1:58:13 PM PDT by vox_freedom (Matthew 5:37 But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no)
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To: vox_freedom

Maybe Rove poisoned UBL's water supply? ;^)


527 posted on 09/23/2006 2:02:13 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: MinuteGal
"In any event, I wish Binnie whatever happiness he may be experiencing with his 72 raisins in some blissful Valh-allah somewhere.. If anyone thinks that God is going to allow a bunch of men screwing a bunch of women around His landcape, they will just permantaly cease to exist. Where did you come up with "raisins"? I haven't heard that in a very long time:)

Are you old enough to be talking to me?

528 posted on 09/23/2006 2:02:26 PM PDT by BobS
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To: cardinal4

Given the fact that he refered to John Kerry by name in one of the 2004 videos, that seems highly unlikely.


529 posted on 09/23/2006 2:03:36 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: zbigreddogz

We have dudes that can do Jimmy Stewart better than Jimmy Stewart. Would an imitator's voice show different? These tapes are likely NEVER 1st generation.


530 posted on 09/23/2006 2:08:54 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: BobS
According to those in the know, the Arab word for "virgin" can also be translated as "raisin".

I can use these naughty words because I'm older than you.

LOL

Leni

531 posted on 09/23/2006 2:09:58 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Israel, Hold Firm !................No Retreat means No Repeat !)
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To: Sacajaweau

I'm pretty sure that kind of thing can be detected.

But whatever. I hope he's dead, but I'll believe it when I see the pig intestines being poured into his coffin. (At least that's what I'd do.)


532 posted on 09/23/2006 2:10:30 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: Beckwith

I've seen this before. There is no evidence that it ever happened.


533 posted on 09/23/2006 2:15:00 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: zbigreddogz

The guy looks like a cadaver. Old video with voiceover..

534 posted on 09/23/2006 2:19:09 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi..)
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To: zbigreddogz
But whatever. I hope he's dead, but I'll believe it when I see the pig intestines being poured into his coffin. (At least that's what I'd do.)

Id prefer seeing his remains in a pig sty-slowly ground into the earth under the trampling pigs..

535 posted on 09/23/2006 2:23:40 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi..)
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To: confrico

536 posted on 09/23/2006 2:27:21 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of "dependence on government"!)
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To: hoosiermama
Below is from the CDC. Maybe Rove sent a bottle of placebos to his cave rather than antibiotics. Poor thing...

How is typhoid fever spread?

Salmonella Typhi lives only in humans. Persons with typhoid fever carry the bacteria in their bloodstream and intestinal tract. In addition, a small number of persons, called carriers , recover from typhoid fever but continue to carry the bacteria. Both ill persons and carriers shed S. Typhi in their feces (stool).

You can get typhoid fever if you eat food or drink beverages that have been handled by a person who is shedding S. Typhi or if sewage contaminated with S. Typhi bacteria gets into the water you use for drinking or washing food. Therefore, typhoid fever is more common in areas of the world where handwashing is less frequent and water is likely to be contaminated with sewage.

Once S. Typhi bacteria are eaten or drunk, they multiply and spread into the bloodstream. The body reacts with fever and other signs and symptoms.

537 posted on 09/23/2006 2:31:17 PM PDT by vox_freedom (Matthew 5:37 But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no)
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To: vox_freedom
Naw! Rove just sent him a bag of raw spinach!
538 posted on 09/23/2006 2:42:02 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: nopardons

Oh, I remember Eschoir and Ash very well!

Wonder if they've found a home on DU?


539 posted on 09/23/2006 2:52:59 PM PDT by altura (Bushbot No. 1 - get in line.)
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To: altura
I thought that you would. :-)

I don't know where ASH is, but Eschoir has jumped around the net, joining one anti-FR site after another; though I don't know where he is now.

540 posted on 09/23/2006 3:23:14 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: NormsRevenge

Interesting that you would ask..... There's a small coffee/cappuccino shop in the lobby where I work, family-run, which happens to be......muslim. Guess what they were serving for lunch yesterday? HOT FRESH SPINACH WRAPS.


541 posted on 09/23/2006 3:23:39 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: hoosiermama

Damn, that would have been such a good score.


542 posted on 09/23/2006 3:50:19 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: ET(end tyranny)

Agree Completely.. Won't trust any muslim source. Or French sourses either. i.e. Lance Armstrong doping tests


543 posted on 09/23/2006 4:02:47 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Liberal Agenda : "You've got it, I want it, you owe me,")
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To: sweetliberty

Researching the death of Osama "The Cat" bin Laden. I'm looking to see if this might actually be the final, terminal, 9th of the 9 lives:

October 2001, killed in Tora Bora attack
October 16, 2001, killed by his own men, shot in the back, along with Mullah Omar
December 2001, died of kidney failure
December 2001, died in US led attack (not sure if this was before or after the kidney failure killed him)
Feb 4, 2002 killed by US Hellfire drone launched missile
April 28, 2005, dead of unknown causes, possibly, for the second time, kidney and other organ failure
October 2005, died in earthquake
December 2005, died a third time of kidney failure
August 23, 2006, died of typhoid fever

Yep, this is the 9th life. He's cashed them all in. Definitely dead. This time. Yep. For sure. Uh-huh. Gotta be.......


544 posted on 09/23/2006 4:09:11 PM PDT by Right_Handed_Writer (If you change policy to accommodate ideology, soon all of your policy is ideologically based.)
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To: A CA Guy

and during Ramadan!!!


545 posted on 09/23/2006 4:48:58 PM PDT by reg45
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To: SeaBiscuit

If it had been UBL funeral, and we hit it, we would never have been able to sort out the dna to confirm his death.


546 posted on 09/23/2006 4:54:41 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: reg45

God be Praised! LOL


547 posted on 09/23/2006 4:56:13 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: MinuteGal

And I thought I knew evertyhing")


548 posted on 09/23/2006 4:58:54 PM PDT by BobS
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To: hoosiermama

Yep, I understand that.. though that's not the reason we didn't strike.. The Terrorists are pure animals that have and will continue to show no mercy towards our troops and us, recent example: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1707038/posts

It would have been a good score.


549 posted on 09/23/2006 5:05:38 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: reg45

Did you hear?


550 posted on 09/23/2006 5:07:23 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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