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Posted on 10/31/2001 11:42:23 PM PST by Pericles
Bin Laden In Turkey Twice
ISTANBUL, Sept 21 (NTV-MSNBC) - Records show that Osama Bin Laden, the prime suspect in the terrorist attacks against the US last week, visited Turkey in 1996 and 1998. However, the curtain over who he has met with has yet to be lifted. The Saudi dissident bin Laden arrived in Turkey on 28 August 1996 in his private plane and stayed for 33 hours. bin Ladens plane is reported to have landed at Adanas Sakirpasa airport in the south of Turkey from the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The plane flew then to Istanbul and left Turkey the next day. During this trip to Turkey bin Laden was accompanied by one person apart from the crew.
bin Laden paid another visit to Turkey on 17 February 1998, just six months before bombing attacks on the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. This visit also had a stop over in Adana before flying to Istanbul. According to the records of Havas, which provided on the ground services to the plane, apart from bin Laden himself who was listed as Muhammad Osama there was one other passenger named El Sawaf.
Although bin Laden was on Interpols wanted list at the time of both his visits he has faced no difficulties while in Turkey.
Airways experts say that bin Laden could have flown from Jeddah to Istanbul without his plane having to refuel. One official from the State Airports Management said that it was noteworthy that in both cases bin Laden used the Adana airport and that this could have been a conscious choice.
Adanas Sakirpasa airport is known for its poor record of security in recent years, with a number of hijackings taking place. The official stated that Adana could have been chosen to avoid passport controls.
Another interesting detail about the visits of bin Laden to Turkey is that the first visit was reported to the Ankara State Airport Management Directorate, as is compulsory for all private planes. The first visit has been recorded in Istanbul among in secret files. Another point was that the documentation for ground services given to the bin Laden plane were not put on computer and was filled by hand with the registration number left blank.
The American newspaper the Wall Street Journal in a news piece citing CIA sources, has claimed that bin Laden held talks with the Iraq intelligence service El Muhaberat.
NTV-MSNBC 9/21/01 8:13:29 AM
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Very Intresting indeed.
I will bet this was Al-Zawahiri.
bin Laden was already on Interpol's wanted list in 1996? Well, well, well! According to Richard Labeviere's Dollars for Terror, bin Laden had no trouble landing his private jet at London's Heathrow Airport in Oct. 1997. He then attended a meeting at the house of the spokesman of bin Laden front ARC at 94 Dewsbury Rd., Wembley, London on Oct. 10, 1997, where the order was given for the massacre at Luxor that took place on Nov. 17, 1997.
By the way, the headquarters of the Turkish intelligence service is right outside Adana.
Not being smarmy in the slightest, these are legitimate observations and questions.
if it's all the "clinton agenda", why are we still in the balkans?The alternative to you being in the Balkans would be us being there, as the Brittish and the French would not be efficient at keeping the peace, nor protecting the population. You're only there to prevent us from having gone in, which would have given a number of those countries over there to cause a wider war in Europe - not something to be wished for.
Wall Street Journal Europe-as revealed in the February 2001 East Africa bombing trial testimony of Jamal al Fadl -- an al Qaeda operative in charge of weapons development in Sudan -- uranium used in "dirty bombs" that release lethal radioactive material, had been tested in 1994 by members of the Sudan-based Islamic National Front in the town of Hilat Koko, in Turkish-held northern Cyprus.
In what capacity?
You're only there to prevent us from having gone inIn a capacity not enjoyable to those laying siege to Bosnasaray.
In what capacity
You don't say................
That would have required permission from others, and represents an option that would:
1. Unite the Christian Slavs in the Balkans if not everywhere else.
2. Ultimately paint Turkey and the mujihadeen with the same brush.
Turkey has no dog in the Balkans fight. Is "history" worth Turkey ruining its political capital in order to save Albanian illegal immigration in the Balkans?
A nation with a track record of unemployability, robbery, pimping, and the European sales agents for taliban heroin?
If Turkey had moved into Bosnia or Kosovo, no amount of Ruder Finn or the CNN war slut could have prevented a big problem.
Turkey does what it is told. For now, its job is to absorb earthquakes, make allies as directed, and hope that Jan Sobieski stays buried.
Wonder what Bayezid said when Taburlane had him in a cage.
Turkey has no dog in the Balkans fight. Is "history" worth Turkey ruining its political capital in order to save Albanian illegal immigration in the Balkans?Another Cold Loser!
A nation with a track record of unemployability, robbery, pimping, and the European sales agents for taliban heroin?You musta had your glasses up your a$$ before you put them on to see what's up!
If Turkey had moved into Bosnia or Kosovo, no amount of Ruder Finn or the CNN war slut could have prevented a big problem.Did your sister work for CNN?
Turkey does what it is told. For now, its job is to absorb earthquakes, make allies as directed, and hope that Jan Sobieski stays buried.Yawn.
Wonder what Bayezid said when Taburlane had him in a cage.He said, "What can I do for you?" To which Timur replied: "I'll have something to drink. It was a long journey."