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Osama bin Laden and top aides are hiding in Sabzevar, Iran
DEBKAfile ^ | June 8, 2010

Posted on 06/07/2010 8:22:18 PM PDT by Errant

Osama bin Laden's hiding place for the last five years was pinned down Monday, June 7 by Middle East sources as the mountainous town of Savzevar in the northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan. He is said to enjoy Iran's sanctuary along with Ayman Al-Zawahiri and five other high-ranking al Qaeda leaders...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 911; iran; laden; osamabinladen
I know, it's DEBKAfile. I still trust them more than CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Washington Post, LA Times, NY Times or Huff & Puff...
1 posted on 06/07/2010 8:22:19 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
I know, it's DEBKAfile. I still trust them more than CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Washington Post, LA Times, NY Times or Huff & Puff

Agreed! But wait for the trash to fly.

2 posted on 06/07/2010 8:24:15 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: outofstyle

Well I suggest a flight of b-52s to take a look-see of the terrain.....


3 posted on 06/07/2010 8:27:35 PM PDT by abigkahuna (Step on up folks and see the "Strange Thing" only a thin dollar, babies free)
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To: Errant

Wasn’t he sighted in Salt Lake City during the 2002 winter olympics ? I am pretty sure I read it in the news.


4 posted on 06/07/2010 8:29:14 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Errant
You were saying ...

I know, it's DEBKAfile. I still trust them more than CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Washington Post, LA Times, NY Times or Huff & Puff...

LOL ... there are those here on Free Republic who would rather vote for Obama than listen to Debka ... :-)

That's just plain irrational ...



Osama bin Laden and top aides are hiding in Sabzevar, Iran

June 8, 2010, 12:16 AM (GMT+02:00)

Osama bin Laden's hiding place was pinned down for the first time Monday, June 7, by the Kuwaiti Al-Siyassa Monday, June 7, as the mountainous town of Savzevar in the northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan, 220 km west of Mashhad. He is said to have lived there under Tehran's protection for the last five years, along with Ayman Al-Zawahiri and five other high-ranking al Qaeda leaders.

DEBKAfile's intelligence sources disclosed Monday night that Turkish prime minister Recep Erdogan and his intelligence chiefs are well aware that Bin Laden and Zawahiri are hiding in Iran. The leak to the Kuwait paper was intended to show the Obama administration that the Turkish leader's ties with Iran had grown intense enough for him to be fully in the picture of Iran's secret sanctuary for the authors of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

Savzevar, a small town of about a quarter of a million inhabitants, is connected by road to Tehran and Mashhad and has a small airport. A center for producing grapes and raisins, its location is remote and difficult to access because it is enclosed by lofty mountains and a salt desert 50,000 square kilometers in area.

On May 13, American intelligence sources reported in detail that senior al Qaeda operatives living in Iran had been allowed to leave the country through Syria to orchestrate terrorist attacks on American targets. Among them was Saif al-Adel, who is believed to have been assigned with planning an attack on the world soccer games opening in South Africa on June 12.

Those sources noted that Saif al-Adel had received his instructions directly from Osama bin Laden and Ayman Zawahiri but did not reveal knowledge of their presence in Iran.

DEBKAfile's counter-terror sources disclose that the purpose of airing their precise whereabouts at this time, aside from implicating the Turkish leader, was first, to warn al Qaeda's leaders that their hideout was blown and they had better move on - which would make them easier to catch; and, second, to nudge US president Barak Obama into a decision to go after them. 

A rare opportunity may now be building up to capture the world's most wanted terrorist, DEBKAfile's counter-terror sources report. Last December, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged the United States has not had any good intelligence on bin Laden's whereabouts in years. Until recently, the elusive master-terrorist was generally thought to have gone to ground in the wilder parts of Pakistan-Afghanistan border region.

5 posted on 06/07/2010 8:29:53 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Errant

Cruise missile time!


6 posted on 06/07/2010 8:31:06 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Errant

7 posted on 06/07/2010 8:31:56 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: Errant

DEBKAfile picks some random hellhole Iranian city and claims Obama is there.


8 posted on 06/07/2010 8:32:11 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: Errant

Those guys are living it large since 9/11 in some islamic country. No doubt at all.


9 posted on 06/07/2010 8:32:14 PM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: Errant

The bombing begins in five minutes.

BTW, if Bin Laden is hiding out with Al Zawalhiri, Binny is the Muslim version of Weekend at Bernie’s.

They must wheel him to face Mecca five times daily.

But he ain’t praying.


10 posted on 06/07/2010 8:33:15 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
DEBKAfile picks some random hellhole Iranian city and claims Obama is there

Osama,Obama, both work for me ;)

11 posted on 06/07/2010 8:35:34 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

I wish Obama was in the Iranian toilet of a town, not Osama.


12 posted on 06/07/2010 8:38:35 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: Errant

13 posted on 06/07/2010 8:39:21 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: outofstyle
Agreed! But wait for the trash to fly.


14 posted on 06/07/2010 8:40:01 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

LOL! But can it really fly?


15 posted on 06/07/2010 8:41:55 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: FormerACLUmember
I wish Obama was in the Iranian toilet of a town, not Osama

Amen. Then he could nightly hear the so called sweetest sound on earth--a fellow follower of the pedophile Mohammed screeching his lings out on top of a tower at sunset.

16 posted on 06/07/2010 8:43:02 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Errant
Just in time to distract America from the fact that Obama is personally responsible for killing the Atlantic ocean, the American economy, the space program, success in 2 wars, and oh yeah, Israel.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 06/07/2010 8:45:48 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: The Comedian

I felt safer after 9/11 than I do now. How pathetic is that?


18 posted on 06/07/2010 8:46:46 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Errant
I keep up on Debka and trust them more then the (Lame)MSM, and Debka once thought OBL went to Yemen. I still think if he survived Tora Bora, what unfolds below is plausible, maybe still there in Yemen (couldn't find original Debka File with same details, but found at Cryptome, same details). I don't buy he is in Iran, seems more like a baiting situation, wouldn't it be convenient for OBL to be in Iran... I don't trust the Turks one bit: http://cryptome.org/obl-yemen.htm 28 December 2001. Thanks to WM. December 27th BIN LADEN REPORTEDLY ESCAPES TO EASTERN YEMEN Wayne Madsen According to informed Afghan, Iranian, and U.S. government sources, Osama bin Laden managed to escape to the eastern Hadhramaut region of Yemen around the time of the first major snowfalls in Afghanistan in mid-November. Bin Laden, the world's most wanted man, apparently managed to slip out of Afghanistan through the porous border with Pakistan. With the help of local loyal Pashtun tribesmen and allies within the Pakistani Inter Service Intelligence agency, Bin Laden is said to have boarded a boat in the vicinity of Gwader, Pakistan and made his way to Yemen, possibly via Oman where the Wahhabi sect commands a majority of Islamic adherents and Bin Laden enjoys some support. The U.S. Navy claims its ships in the Arabian Sea have been conducting thorough searches of vessels in the hunt for Bin Laden. Gwader, a former possession of the Sultanate of Oman, is a traditional seaport linking Pakistan with the Arabian peninsula. The dhow traffic is so heavy, one observer opined that it would be nearly impossible for US Navy ships in the area to search each and every sailboat, especially if they travel at night without navigational lights. If the reports on Bin Laden's whereabouts are true, he now resides in an area that is his birthplace and the ancestral home of his family. Some of the eastern Yemeni tribesmen are fiercely loyal to Bin Laden and the area is not easily penetrated by Yemeni security forces. Although a recent videotape of Bin Laden shown on Al Jazeera TV purportedly placed him in a cave fortress in Afghanistan around December 9, there is no confirmation that Bin Laden actually taped the video from Afghanistan. Recently, CIA, U.S. Special Forces, and Marine Corps units, along with Yemeni security patrols, have been involved in sorties resulting in occasional firefights with tribesmen in Yemen's remote mountainous provinces, an indication that U.S. and Yemeni intelligence believe that the armed tribal units in Yemen might now include Bin Laden and his Al Qaeda associates. GWADER: BIN LADEN'S EXIT PORT Gwader remained an Omani possession as part of the sultanate until September 1958. Gwader today belongs to the jurisdiction of the Government of Baluchistan - Home and Tribal Affairs Department - within the Makran Division. A number of Baluchis support Bin Laden. The African Muslim element is still very evident in this ex-Omani enclave and there are ties between the more militant of them and Bin Laden allies along the Kenyan, Somali, and Tanzanian coasts. Within the old Arab-African bazaar, there are a number of Bin Laden loyalists who can make things happen quickly and discretely (like a boat trip to Arabia). Bin Laden's New Protectors If Bin Laden has escaped to the Hadhramaut of Yemen, he would be surrounded by Sayyid tribesmen who are allied with members of the Saudi elite. In what could be bad news for those trying to pry Bin Laden out of the area, the Sayyids of the Hadhramaut are said to be direct descendants of the Prophet Mohammed through a tribe led by Ahmed bin Isa al Muhajir, who arrived from Iraq around 951 AD. The people who would be protecting Bin Laden are semi-nomadic Sayyids who live among other mountain tribes between the Wadi Masila and the coast of the Arabian Sea. Bin Laden has publicly commented that the Hadhramaut is one area where he might want to seek sanctuary. Hadhramautis are believed to have been behind the attack on the USS Cole in Aden harbor in Oct. 2000. At the time, Yemeni Prime Minister Abdul-Karim al-Iryani reported that one of the men who steered the small boat of plastic explosives into the ship was born in the Hadramaut. The second man was also believed to be from Hadhramaut. The FBI's investigation of the Hadhramautis was shut down by the CIA Station in Sanaa when the investigation began linking the Hadhramautis and Bin Laden to members of the Saudi royal elite. The Saudis are major backers of the tribes of the Hadhramaut who have been waging an intermittent civil war with the Yemeni central government in Sanaa. The primary FBI agent in that investigation, John P. O'Neill, was called back to New York after pressure was exerted on US ambassador to Yemen Barbara Bodine to spike O'Neill's potentially embarrassing investigation. O'Neill was among those killed at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
19 posted on 06/07/2010 8:48:24 PM PDT by Imperialist
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To: Imperialist

oops, sorry for the lack of punctuation, bad copy/paste job!


20 posted on 06/07/2010 8:49:34 PM PDT by Imperialist
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To: FormerACLUmember
You're right! Here's Proof!! ;)


21 posted on 06/07/2010 8:52:59 PM PDT by Errant
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To: The Comedian
Damn he's good.... For Islam that is....
22 posted on 06/07/2010 8:55:46 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Halloween costume contest winner:

Enviro-trash!


23 posted on 06/07/2010 8:56:02 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: Errant

We know that his family, wives and kids, and his inner circle were given refuge in Iran. So its not a stretch to imagine he also is there. And we have seen press reports of his sons coming and going from there, and a daughter who supposedly was trying to get out.

So that has been one of my two guesses right along, that he was either in Iran, or in a family villa in Saudi Arabia, maybe on the Red Sea near the Yemen border. I doubt seriously (assuming he is alive) that he is in the war zone where the predators can get at him.

The former assumes he is under Iranian government protection. The latter assumes he is under Saudi protection. Not impossible, considering that the Sauds are not necessarily a monolith united against muslim terror. I suspect he has royal support still.

Thats my story.


24 posted on 06/07/2010 9:20:07 PM PDT by marron
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To: Imperialist

Obama and Osama I think must be of the same sect for I don’t believe I’ve heard one criticized the other.


25 posted on 06/07/2010 9:22:17 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Ah Comm’on!

Can’t we all keep our mouths shut, and let the snipers and drones take out the trash?

Why do we have to fight against ourselves at every turn in the road?

War was never like this in the past, and our forces surprised the Germans at Normandy, surprised The Japanese at Hiroshoima- but everyone kept thier pie-hole shut.

Today the NYT, and all the other scum media lets the scum know that we think they know where they’re at, so they can just move-on.

At some point, the media should be called out as traitors, allowing our forces to be killed, because they couldn’t keep their traps shut long enough for us to take out the trash.

Totally despicable!


26 posted on 06/07/2010 9:26:14 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: Errant

Agreed, I can’t recall one quote from our current Present where he actually mentions OBL by name...


27 posted on 06/07/2010 9:33:52 PM PDT by Imperialist
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To: marron

If OBL is in Yemen, he is Saudi protected by default. Iran would be far too fantastic, it is a trap...

Remember, this is the Turks revealing this ‘new’ info to Kuwait somehow, for our consumption, in light of the recent Israeli raids on those blockade runners... Ramping it up...


28 posted on 06/07/2010 9:40:16 PM PDT by Imperialist
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To: abigkahuna

send a few small quiet drones overhead to take a look-see; keep the pilots in the readyroom until we know something.


29 posted on 06/07/2010 10:01:39 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Imperialist
It's a little thing, Obama's failing to knock Osama's handiwork. It's a lot like Daniel Pearl's beheading 'captured the world's imagination'.

What we call little things are merely the causes of great things; they are the beginning, the embryo, and it is the point of departure which, generally speaking, decides the whole future of an existence. One single black speck may be the beginning of a gangrene, of a storm, of a revolution." - Amiel, Henri Frederic

30 posted on 06/07/2010 10:11:47 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Finalapproach29er

Guess I am a retro-kinda guy and not “with-it” in regards to all these new fangled devices.... So drones it is.. and then the B 52’s, both the group and the planes


31 posted on 06/07/2010 10:19:55 PM PDT by abigkahuna (Step on up folks and see the "Strange Thing" only a thin dollar, babies free)
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To: Errant
It's as good a guess as any, some of it rings plausible. That is an area popular for hunting with falcons, a love of bin Laden. Iran refuge explains a lot of our inability to find him. There are a lot of Baloch tribesman in the area, that is an ancestral home for the Baloch whom are well known pals of bin Laden. The last reliable sighting of bin Laden was in Kunar, 5 years ago about the time this story has him moving to Iran.

Several big problems with the story. First, no chance bin Laden and Zawahiri are even in the same area. Bin Laden's last two audio tapes were sent by courier to India and then to Al Jazeera, no need to do that if he was in Iran. Zawahiri would not go to Iran and the Iranians would not let him in and Zawahiri doesn't have the money to pay them off.

Zawahiri is in Pakistan, lots of family there, likely Quetta. Bin Laden could be in Quetta too, but my bet is on Karachi.

32 posted on 06/07/2010 11:58:40 PM PDT by gandalftb (OK State: Go Cowboys)
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To: Errant

Seems as though the vultures are getting along well with the buzzards.


33 posted on 06/08/2010 5:53:31 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Errant

Somebody call “Whore-Aldo” and let him investigate it...


34 posted on 06/08/2010 4:23:35 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Errant

Well now we know he was in Pakistan. Emphasis on was. Now reposed in the sea.


35 posted on 05/02/2011 5:49:08 PM PDT by Redcitizen (In case of economic breakdown, make sure you have a case of Snickers candy bars.)
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To: Redcitizen

Maybe he also had a place in Iran... and Saudi Arabia...


36 posted on 05/02/2011 5:54:34 PM PDT by GOPJ (Osama bin SEALed - http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html)
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