Skip to comments.NATO official: Bin Laden, deputy hiding in northwest Pakistan
Posted on 10/18/2010 3:14:42 AM PDT by John W
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are believed to be hiding close to each other in houses in northwest Pakistan, but are not together, a senior NATO official said.
"Nobody in al Qaeda is living in a cave," said the official, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the intelligence matters involved.
Rather, al Qaeda's top leadership is believed to be living in relative comfort, protected by locals and some members of the Pakistani intelligence services, the official said.
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I believe Bin laden has been dead for years. How old would he be now if still alive, and what of the rumors of dialysis . No one can hde for this long.
Don’t disagree, but, he would only be 53.
October Surprise Alert
“October Surprise Alert”
That wouldn’t surprise me in the least. That said, for an electorate outraged over inaction on jobs etc., I don’t picture that the capture or death of either of these jokers this late in the game would magically turn around electoral prospects for the Dems. At this juncture, Obama is so lacking in credibility that if anything there might be a backlash against what is perceived to be an obvious political ploy.
What Obama essentially has proven over the past 2 years is that even a massive infusion of new troops into Afghanistan hasn’t sufficed to run down the man that candidate Obama implied could be captured with ease if only we hadn’t diverted resources to Iraq.
In reality, we’d quickly defeated the Taliban early on and Bush never foolishly aspired to building a democracy in one of the most backward countries on the planet. It’s not likely anyone would have thought adding 30,000 troops back in 2003 purely for the purposes of capturing bin Laden would have been a sensible use of military resources.
We pay the Pakis billions in “aid” while they and Iran fund weaponry and C4 for Talibans who use it to kill our troops. The Muslim killing merry go round never stops. It is long past time to kill them all.
They perpetuate this myth for power and money reasons... both sides are doing it.
I no longer believe any statement from anyone connected to our government. Reagan said “Trust but verify”. They lost the “trust” part. Now I just verify. Even on the rare occasion that they actually tell the truth... it is usually wrapped in a lie.
Right. And Elvis lives next door.
Thanks: The last time I saw a picture of him he looked 75 and was frail. Again: I wonder how a man who looked that bad could make it living in isolation and hiding.
I still say he is dead.
Living on stimulus funds sent to Pockeeesttahhhnnn
Islam needs to be wiped from the face of the earth, starting with America.
Islam needs to be wiped from the face of the earth, starting with America.
Agree, communism was outlawed in the US in the early 50s and with ISLAM as a political philosophy it should also be outlawed. Shut down the mosques and deport the followers of this human plague.
Which planet are you referring to?
Do you mean the Bush who changed the name Operation Infinite Justice because it was insulting to Allah? THAT Bush?
George W. Bush's failures in playing an amazingly strong hand are too numerous to even begin to discuss.
But his idiotic belief that Islam was just one diorama on the "It's a Small World After All" ride through the Disney World of his mind was surely the worst, followed closely by his fantasy that all that savages and barbarians really want are free elections and women's equality.
Too bad it’s still not outlawed today....
yah, I really believe this
It certainly would explain how he could have survived with kidney disease all these yrs.
Spot on. You using missiles or guns because you are so damn on it!
I disagree. Start with nuking Mecca, Medina and Qum. That would finish the "religion" as it would remove the possibility of the Muzzies to perform the Haj, one of the central tenants of Islam. Then allow the rest of these idjeets to CONVERT or DIE, just as they did themselves to the Hindus. Payback's a b*tch!
This is news? I might be wrong, but hasn’t he been hiding there for awhile?
also, does the 'gubmint' care 'bout binnie anymore?!
He is still around.
Each will be put in the ground one of these nights....but time was always on their side in the short term range once they decided to seek shelter in the Pak border regions...The CIA is to risk adverse in terms of hitting targets and gathering Intel....If the Mil side was put in charge of finding their own targets we could tighten our OODA loop enough to increase the odds of nailing these SOBs.
Boogie men always dance on que ( as long as the get their check from the CIA).
The population is so cynical they would see through a surprise pretty quckly.
“protected by locals and some members of the Pakistani intelligence services”
I have no doubt that elements of the Pakistani intelligence service know exactly where they are at and are providing protection.
Knowing someone remains alive and knowing someones given location are two separate realities, both completely conceivably true.
There are numerous ways to conclude (even verify to a set date) that someone is/was alive, without being able to pinpoint their location in any actionable sense.
When one understands the region of the world where he is located along with the logistic complexities regarding both Intel and DA Ops, one understands how he has remained alive.
“it started because of equipment purchases that could be duel use....”
I thought it was started based on his sickly appearance at the time
He’s dead, Jim.
Here we go!
At one time there was no shortage of bin laden videos but no new ones for a long, long time. Why not?
Pakistan is not our friend and it is no stretch of the imagination to think they are harboring our enemies there. Islamic birds of a feather are flocking together and playing us for fools.
I know what Marfan’s is. That would not explain his looking very ill back yrs ago.
Splitting time between Chitral and Kurram Agency..
First, this really isn't accurate. There has never been a tremendous amount of video of UBL. Secondly, and more importantly....when there was video of him, it was prior to us putting boots on the ground and hunting his sorry as$! UBL clearly became much more interested in his well being, staying alive than with promoting his new found status.
Also note, the video of him that came out shortly after 9-11 was not put out by him or AQ propaganda wing....but it was video that was recovered during a US SOF Op and then released to the public. Could there be other such videos recovered during Ops since (be it 2005, 2007, 2008) and simply not released to the public?
He matters. Don’t kid yourself.
Operational security...its easier to smuggle out a audio tape.
Yes: Thay have been playiong us like fools for years.
Pakistan is an outlaw territory in my opinion , Thy pose as a sovereign state ,but are not really of one Government, almost as tribal as Afghanistan and the only ay their Government gets along is to play along. It could collapse at any moment, and the frightening thing is they are a Nuclear power.
There are only two reasons I come to these threads anymore. One is to see the Elvis bin Laden posting awards, and two is to post...
I say first we stop the $4,000,000,000 in aid the United States gives to that sewer. Second, we drop a nuke sucking all the air out of Afghanistan and Pakistan turning all of it into a huge parking lot. Third and last, we all go out into to the streets and celebrate the death of Islam just like they did when the Towers were attacked. What difference is a few fewer million camel jockeys on earth. Just my opinion of course.
Sounds like a plan my good man!
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