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Report: U.S. Special Forces May Have Captured Osama Bin Laden [World Tribune, consider the source]
World Tribune Breaking News ^ | May 1. 2003 | special report staff

Posted on 05/01/2003 7:11:52 AM PDT by ewing

The London based Al Hayat daily reported Thursday that United States forces may have captured Osama Bin Laden.

The newspaper quoted Pakastani military sources as saying Osama Bin Laden could have been one of the Al Qaeda leaders siezed by the United States.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldtribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; US: District of Columbia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bigone; elvisbinladin; osama; pakastani; report; specialops; thisisveyhugh
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No wonder Dubya was so happy reliving his jet flying days in college..
1 posted on 05/01/2003 7:11:52 AM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing
Hmmmm....is this a respectable publication?
2 posted on 05/01/2003 7:13:59 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: ewing
Sounds wonderful but.......

World Tribune is filled with fairy tales.

3 posted on 05/01/2003 7:14:06 AM PDT by freedomson (Baruch haba b'shem Adonai!)
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To: ewing
that would be so great if true!

please please be true
4 posted on 05/01/2003 7:14:49 AM PDT by hapy
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To: ewing
A May Day present to the communists/socialists. HOPEFULLY!
5 posted on 05/01/2003 7:15:01 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: ewing
Here we go again.


6 posted on 05/01/2003 7:15:34 AM PDT by ASA Vet ("Those who know, don't talk. Those who talk, don't know." (I'm in the 2nd group.))
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To: freedomson
The World Tribune quoting Al Hayat is a little like Bill Clinton quoting Baghdad Bob.
7 posted on 05/01/2003 7:15:44 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: ewing
[Al Hayat] quoted Pakastani military sources as saying Osama Bin Laden could have been one of the Al Qaeda leaders siezed by the United States.

To be filed in the same place as DEBKA quoting a friend of Batboy.

8 posted on 05/01/2003 7:16:18 AM PDT by dighton (Amen-Corner Hatchet Team, Nasty Little Clique, Vulgar Horde)
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To: Dog Gone
ditto
9 posted on 05/01/2003 7:16:38 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: ewing
the Democraps are gonna be furious if true...
10 posted on 05/01/2003 7:16:43 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ewing
Hmmm. Trying to ignore this and not get excited. If I allowed myself to believe it fully, my whole day would be shot.:-'
11 posted on 05/01/2003 7:17:27 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (It's not nice to fool Mr. Rumsfeld!)
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To: ewing
If true. . .that would be incredible; and an incredible blow to every Leftist in America. . .
12 posted on 05/01/2003 7:17:54 AM PDT by cricket
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To: cricket
Would we debreif him if caught for a couple of days?
13 posted on 05/01/2003 7:19:12 AM PDT by ewing
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To: Dog Gone
"The World Tribune quoting Al Hayat is a little like Bill Clinton quoting Baghdad Bob."

. . .a 'back-to-earth' bump perhaps. . .

14 posted on 05/01/2003 7:19:29 AM PDT by cricket
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To: ewing
Does this mean he won't be sending anymore faxes from his cave?
15 posted on 05/01/2003 7:20:16 AM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: dighton
I already checked, not a peep on Deb-caca yet..
16 posted on 05/01/2003 7:20:25 AM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing
I don't know the reliability of the World Tribune but I seriously doubt UBL will be taken alive. He's the one AQ leader that won't raise his hands in surrender like all the other self-proclaimed AQ martyrs do when cornered. Of course, this assumes that UBL is still alive.
17 posted on 05/01/2003 7:20:53 AM PDT by mikegi
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To: ConservativeDude
Dasshole will be saddened. Deeply saddened.
19 posted on 05/01/2003 7:22:14 AM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: ewing
Yes, and they could have captured Elvis. Or Judge Crater. Or Amelia Earhart. Maybe all four of them. If Judge Crater is a tenor, they've got themselves one hell of a barbershop quartet.
20 posted on 05/01/2003 7:22:57 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: ewing
It is impossible to know if this is true or not. I hope it is.

One possible motive for this story appearing today is to create the expectation that President Bush will announce the capture of Bin Laden in his speech tonight. Then, when he doesn't, the Left can claim some sort of small victory.

On the other hand, maybe the story is true and President Bush (and the rest of the citizens of the United States) will claim a great victory tonight.

21 posted on 05/01/2003 7:24:18 AM PDT by Pete
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To: ewing
Imagine if W could announce after making a carrier landing on the Lincoln that we had won the war in Iraq AND got Binny?! What will the Rats talk about in their upcoming debates?! LOL
22 posted on 05/01/2003 7:24:20 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: ewing
Can a dead man still surrender. They made my horse surrender but not me.
23 posted on 05/01/2003 7:25:20 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (At Least I'm Relevent)
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To: Dog Gone
The World Tribune quoting Al Hayat is a little like Bill Clinton quoting Baghdad Bob.

This presents a deep philosophical problem. Since both are allergic to truth, do they cancel each other's lies like a double negative, or can they share a common lie?

24 posted on 05/01/2003 7:25:20 AM PDT by js1138
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To: mhking
This thread is begging for your famous Not This $ again picture!
25 posted on 05/01/2003 7:26:33 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: ewing
Hope springs eternal. But give the story till 1200EDT. If no one else picks it up it's DEBKA-like junk, but if someone else looks into it or mentions it then we may have something. Remember that Bush is speaking today. He may deal with more than Iraq. We can hope.
26 posted on 05/01/2003 7:27:31 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: All
Never fear OBL. Saddam and Elvis are on their way to rescue you!


27 posted on 05/01/2003 7:29:27 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Grampa Dave
You're right about the picture!
However, it is nice to dream.
28 posted on 05/01/2003 7:29:43 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Bush/Rice 2004- pray for our troops)
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To: finnman69
For crying out loud, read the damn article. The operative word is "may."

"The London-based Al Hayat daily reported on Thursday that the U.S. force might have also captured Bin Laden. The newspaper quoted Pakistani military sources as saying that Bin Laden could have been one of the Al Qaida leaders seized by the United States."

They also "may" have captured Ru Paul in Pakistan. But they didn't. OBL has been dead for a year.

29 posted on 05/01/2003 7:30:40 AM PDT by presidio9 (Homophobic And Proud.)
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To: Pete
Crikey, he is speaking in prime time tonight!
30 posted on 05/01/2003 7:31:20 AM PDT by ewing
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To: finnman69
I knew a nuf' Gnome Chomsky reading , "Nothing bad ever happened without the USA having a hand in it", aquaintances in college to be able to predict exactly what they are going to say. The capture of Binny was delayed till after the Iraq war in order for the U.S to not loose a lot of it's justification for fighting the war, mainly Iraq's links to Al Qaida and giving them WMD.
31 posted on 05/01/2003 7:34:40 AM PDT by Odyssey-x
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To: ewing
Am I the only one who still believes that OBL is pushing up daisies somewhere in the vicinity of Tora Bora?
32 posted on 05/01/2003 7:34:50 AM PDT by randita
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To: presidio9
Might, may have been, undisclosed sources, unidentified administration members, secret witness, alien from UFO's and other word tricks are used to cover the BS in the waste of news print like this one.

Reminds me of the Quagmire, the stand down and how we lost the Iraqi War.
33 posted on 05/01/2003 7:35:00 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: ewing
Hmm, time to add another card to the deck?


34 posted on 05/01/2003 7:36:38 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: ewing
I'd be happy if we capture someone we know is alive-- Mullah Omar, who is living it up in the home of some wealthy pro-terrorist Pakistani.
35 posted on 05/01/2003 7:36:39 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (Putting government in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of children.)
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To: dc-zoo
A State Department report, entitled "Patterns of Global Terrorism 2002," said terrorist attacks around the world declined from 355 in 2001 to 199 in 2002, a drop of 44 percent.

Of course they did not include Israel in "the world" as there were over 3000 attacks last year alone. Yep, State Department has an agenda...

36 posted on 05/01/2003 7:37:02 AM PDT by American in Israel (Right beats wrong)
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To: ewing
I just got out of the shower , what happened???
37 posted on 05/01/2003 7:37:08 AM PDT by robjna
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To: Grampa Dave
Might, may have been, undisclosed sources, unidentified administration members, secret witness, alien from UFO's and other word tricks are used to cover the BS in the waste of news print like this one.

As are news sources with the word "Al" in them.

38 posted on 05/01/2003 7:37:27 AM PDT by presidio9 (Homophobic And Proud.)
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To: presidio9
I did read the 'damn' article. May I suggest less coffee in the morning.
39 posted on 05/01/2003 7:37:28 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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The most reasonable response is to discount this report. It's a secret too big to be bottled up and only reported by one source.

Then again, the Lisa Marie Presley - Michael Jackson Carribean wedding started out with this just this kind of report.

40 posted on 05/01/2003 7:38:00 AM PDT by vollmond
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To: ewing
If true, keep it quiet for awhile. The Libs and RATS will surely start whining that the war on terror is over, stop hurting the poor terrorists.
41 posted on 05/01/2003 7:38:13 AM PDT by JimRed (Disinformation is the leftist's and enemy's friend; consider the source before believing.)
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To: presidio9
Like: Al Reuters, al AFP, al NY/LA Slimes, al ABCNNBCBS and al NewsWeak?
42 posted on 05/01/2003 7:40:46 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Grampa Dave; mhking
Here ya go Dave, I no problem stealing mhking's work. heheh.


43 posted on 05/01/2003 7:41:18 AM PDT by ASA Vet ("Those who know, don't talk. Those who talk, don't know." (I'm in the 2nd group.))
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To: ASA Vet
LOL!! I just love that pic. Cracks me up every time.
44 posted on 05/01/2003 7:42:45 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: ewing
Bomshell! Braking!! Hugh!! Massif!! Monsta!! Wundafull!!
45 posted on 05/01/2003 7:46:58 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: ewing
"Would we debrief him if caught for a couple of days?"

Well, read him 'rights' for sure. . .

Can only imagine the haggling from our 'friends' as to what would be done with/to Osama.

46 posted on 05/01/2003 7:51:09 AM PDT by cricket
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To: ewing
Dear Al Hayat chief of staff!

Today it´s MAY FIRST (!), and not April Fools Day! So please write the truth in your sh**** paper and don´t confuse us!

Sincerely,

Michael
47 posted on 05/01/2003 7:53:34 AM PDT by Michael81Dus
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To: presidio9
While you are quick to dismiss this report (so am I) you then add that OBL has been dead for a year as if it's fact. LOL! None of us know for sure what is true in this regard including you.
48 posted on 05/01/2003 7:55:34 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk
If he's alive why haven't we heard from him? Do you believe in bigfoot?
49 posted on 05/01/2003 8:00:05 AM PDT by presidio9 (Homophobic And Proud.)
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To: presidio9
Well, maybe he doesn't wish to be caught! Maybe he has nothing to say to us and chooses to survive in order to 'speak' to us through future terrorist actions. Who knows?
50 posted on 05/01/2003 8:03:29 AM PDT by plain talk
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