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Bin Laden sons 'shot, captured' (Believed US is incensed official may have spoken too soon)
The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 8, 2003

Posted on 03/08/2003 7:44:24 AM PST by Indy Pendance

THE United States has refused to deny reports that two of Osama bin Laden's sons – including his heir apparent to the al-Qaida terror network – have been captured in a gun battle with US troops.

The reports, confirmed on television by a Pakistani Government official, have intensified speculation that the US is closing in on the fugitive terrorist warlord, the world's most wanted man since the attacks on New York and Washington on September 11, 2001.

The official said bin Laden's sons were shot in a fierce gunfight between al-Qaida fighters and US troops in Ribat, an area of Afghanistan near the borders with Iran and Pakistan.

It is believed Washington is incensed that the official may have spoken too early, with US special forces tracking bin Laden in tribal lands between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Responding to the claim, White House spokesman Ari Fleisher said: "We have no information to substantiate that report." However, he would not deny it.

The US and Pakistan have been dropping leaflets offering lucrative rewards for bin Laden and his supporters, as part of increased military action in the region since the capture last weekend of al-Qaida operations chief Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who had been in recent contact with his boss

The sons – anointed successor Saad, 23, the oldest of bin Laden's 20 children, and youngest son Hamza, a teenager – are said to have been shot during the battle in which nine al-Qaida fighters died.

The report came from Sanaullah Zehri, Home Minister of Pakistan's Baluchistan province and the region's top security official.

"We have information that two sons of Osama bin Laden were injured. The people killed belonged to al-Qaida," Mr Zehri said.

Saad has emerged as one of the US's top targets. His arrest would come as a major blow to bin Laden.

Sources say that of all his children, bin Laden is closest to Hamza.


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1 posted on 03/08/2003 7:44:24 AM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
that's it.....I'm in, this is the forth source I know of.....
2 posted on 03/08/2003 7:46:18 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: Indy Pendance
Talk about semantics and rumor mongering (the newspaper, not you).

All Fleischer said was, in effect, we don't have enough info to confirm OR deny.

And suddenly that's even a TACIT admission?

3 posted on 03/08/2003 7:47:00 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines (Ithaca is the City of Evil)
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To: Indy Pendance
Well maybe Bin Laden is getting a little payback for all the horror he unleased on innocent people.
4 posted on 03/08/2003 7:48:21 AM PST by ClancyJ
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To: Indy Pendance
I'll wait for pictures but my triple posting exitement of yesterday has abated.
5 posted on 03/08/2003 7:48:51 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Indy Pendance
Bin Wounded and Bin Captured.
6 posted on 03/08/2003 7:49:41 AM PST by martin_fierro (SOUTH American Idol)
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To: martin_fierro
Bin Effed
7 posted on 03/08/2003 7:52:49 AM PST by appeal2
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Information is instantaneous. What's to wait for?

All Fleischer said was, in effect, we don't have enough info to confirm OR deny.

8 posted on 03/08/2003 7:56:15 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: Indy Pendance
I just think it's interesting that this rumor won't die.
9 posted on 03/08/2003 7:56:48 AM PST by MattAMiller
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To: martin_fierro
I'm waiting with baited breath for Bin Strung Up.
10 posted on 03/08/2003 7:58:35 AM PST by Vigilanteman
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To: Indy Pendance
Okay. I've been developing a theory ever since the press conference on Thursday. The day before, Drudge had the banner "Bush makes the call." It was a very nothing story, but I had the feeling that there really WAS something behind it.

Then the talk of bin Laden's kids started. It ran like wild fire all over the world. Except that the US categorically denied it.

Then came the press conference. A very subdued Bush told us a lot that we already knew. I had the feeling that he actually wanted to "announce" something important, but held back.

Perhaps he wanted to announce the capture of bin Laden or his sons, but the news that had leaked out had perhaps compromised the capture. Or something like that.

He just seemed to have something on his mind that he WASN'T telling us.

JMHO

11 posted on 03/08/2003 7:59:02 AM PST by EggsAckley (nuke the vegan tree-hugging gay whale terrorist ACTORS for jesus)
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To: Vigilanteman
Bin Offed.
12 posted on 03/08/2003 8:00:21 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Vigilanteman
Bin Laid Down
13 posted on 03/08/2003 8:05:08 AM PST by boknows
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To: Cicero
Bin Wacked
14 posted on 03/08/2003 8:05:28 AM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: GOPJ
Information is instantaneous. What's to wait for?

For example, confirmation that the terrorist is, in fact, bin Laden's son and not a look alike or a case of mistaken identity.

15 posted on 03/08/2003 8:07:07 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines (Ithaca is the City of Evil)
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To: ARCADIA
Bin Looking for 72 Virgins
16 posted on 03/08/2003 8:09:07 AM PST by Humbug
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To: ARCADIA
may I offer a new alternative to: bin F***ed, like we use clymer:

bin Villepined

17 posted on 03/08/2003 8:10:12 AM PST by The Wizard (Demonrats are enemies of America)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
For father's day they gave daddy a portable bottle of smallpox. When they said, "Daddy is the bomb" they weren't kidding. Bin Laden appeared at a comedy club one day. He began his show: "Take my anthrax...please."
18 posted on 03/08/2003 8:11:40 AM PST by jraven
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To: Vigilanteman
"I'm waiting with baited breath for Bin Strung Up."

or how about "I'd like you to meet your cell mate Bin Bubba". BB or "Daddy" as he likes to be called would like you to slip into this burka and back into your cell. Daddy's lonely tonight.

Don't string him up! Let's build a personal Hell on Earth for him. Disney Land? Pay to go see him caned daily, etc.
19 posted on 03/08/2003 8:12:07 AM PST by schaketo
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To: EggsAckley
I agree, GWB didn't call a conference to make the comments he wound up making.

My guess is that when they got there - Osama was in the other caravan, having used his dear kiddies as decoy.

My other guess is that he is flat out panicked at the thought that his lieutenants are being made to talk almost as soon as they get rolled up. That might just be stage management on our part (because I also think we've known for awhile where he was) but something has the boy moving.

Unless, of course, he's dead and the kids were running the show in his name.
20 posted on 03/08/2003 8:12:18 AM PST by norton
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To: The Wizard
oh la la...
Dittos ping
21 posted on 03/08/2003 8:12:18 AM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: jraven
Don't quit your day job
22 posted on 03/08/2003 8:14:14 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: bonesmccoy
This article could really get me going,however, Bin There,done that.
23 posted on 03/08/2003 8:16:36 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Indy Pendance
I tend to agree with this, ABC radio news reported that "Something" happened but nobody is saying what and nobody is confirming anything. I think the U.S. probably wants concrete DNA confirmation of the capture of any high level terrorists before reporting it as fact. I have to respect that if it is true. THe capture of Bin Loser's son's could compromise the capture of Big Binney if he is indeed still alive. So, give it time to sort out, GWB isn't in any rush, slow and steady wins the race.
24 posted on 03/08/2003 8:17:30 AM PST by chuknospam (Help fight the War On Terror!! www.operationmilitarypride.org)
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To: schaketo
Actually, his cell-mate will be Bin Dover...
25 posted on 03/08/2003 8:19:28 AM PST by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Roman Imperial motto: "Let them hate, so long as they fear.")
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To: MEG33
Fire it up again, MEG33... ...I was with you yesterday. imho, it was denied for obvious Osama-searching purposes. Specifics like that are not easily fabricated.

We got the POS. and a few of buds!!!

26 posted on 03/08/2003 8:19:44 AM PST by chiller (could be wrong, but doubt it)
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To: EggsAckley
I'm with you, Eggs....and I psoed the question a few days ago...assume that we have captured or killed OBL..would we want to announce it BEFORE the war started. I think not....he may indeed be incommunicado, in the bag, or else in a body bag...
27 posted on 03/08/2003 8:24:00 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Indy Pendance
How did bin Laden escape from his tomb at Tora Bora?
28 posted on 03/08/2003 8:24:32 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Indy Pendance
Lots of reasons to keep the lid on such an operation and the results.

1. If the sons are captured, they may lead to others including Bin Laden. No reason to give other terrorists a head’s up.

2. Bin Laden could already be dead and the sons are/were running the organization. Many reasons not to disclose the death of Bin Laden yet.

3. If they have not been captured, then the rumors may cause other terrorist to check in to see what’s the real news and any orders. This would lead to additional information on the terrorists.

4. No matter if the rumors are true or disinformation, the terrorists will be wondering what to do and what’s true. Confusion is good.

5. Basically as they say “strike while the iron’s hot”.

29 posted on 03/08/2003 8:26:10 AM PST by Lockbox
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To: norton
Could be. Maybe 'W''s "serious tone" at the press conference was actually distraction, or regret that OBL slipped the noose because of loose lips. I'd be shaking my head, too.
30 posted on 03/08/2003 8:26:34 AM PST by chiller (could be wrong, but doubt it)
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To: Indy Pendance
Your additions, corrections, suggestions always welcomed.

Updated 03/08/03:  

Its the Terrorist Scumbag Scorecard
Name Function Status
 
SHURA MAJLIS     
These are the first-tier guys and the actual members of al-Qaeda's board of directors. Any one of them is a possible successor to Osama bin Laden. 
Osama bin Laden Emir-General  Possibly killed at Tora Bora in Dec. 2001, now believed to be at large 
Ayman al-Zawahiri  Second-in-Command/Egyptian Islamic Jihad Emir  At Large
Mohammed Atef  Supreme Military Commander  Dead
Abu Zubaydah  Global Operations Chief  Apprehended 
Rifa Ahmed Taha  Gamaa al-Islamiyyah Secretary-General  At Large
Thirwat Salah Shirhata  Egyptian Islamic Jihad Deputy Emir  At Large
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri  Middle East Operations Chief  Apprehended 
Abu Musab Zarqawi  Former Southeast Asian Operations Chief, currently Global Operations Chief  At Large
Abu Zubair al-Haili  North African Operations Chief  Apprehended
Tawfiq Attash Khallad  Leader of USS Cole Operation At Large
Omar Al-Farouq South Asian Operations Chief  Apprehended
Abu Mohammed al-Masri * East African Operations Chief  At Large
Zaid Khayr  Operations Chief At Large
Mohammed Salah  Senior Explosive Expert, Central African Operations Chief  Dead
Tariq Anwar al-Sayyid Ahmad  Balkans Operations Chief  Dead 
Saif al-Adel  Former second-in-command of al-Qaeda's military, currently Supreme Military Commander At Large
Amin al-Haq  Shura Majlis Security Chief  At Large
Abu Hafs the Mauritanian (aka "Mr. Mauritania")  Theologian Formerly believed dead, now believed to be at large 
 
TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP COMMANDERS  
These are the guys who supervise the training, indoctrination, and assignment of al-Qaeda operatives worldwide. They also seperate all recruits into four categories: mujahideen (foot soldiers), shahideen (suicide bombers), takfiri (sleepers), and ansar (support personnel). Each category has its own version of the "Afghan Guide to Jihad," al-Qaeda's training manual (all four versions combined are roughly 3,000 pages in length) that provides instruction to recruits for just about any situation imaginable. 
Sheikh Ibn al-Liby  Terrorist Training Camp Commander  Apprehended
Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi  Terrorist Training Camp Commander  Apprehended 
Omar Bandon Terrorist Training Camp Commander  At Large
 
THE FINANCIAL COMMITTEE    
This is the committee that oversees al-Qaeda's legitimate and illegitimate businesses, charities, drug smuggling, ect. The top ten al-Qaeda donors have all been named by both the UN and the families of 9/11 victims as being the major financiers of al-Qaeda and remain at large
Sheikh Saeed (Mustafa Ahmed al-Hisawi?)  Head of the Financial Committee  Apprehended 
Mohammed Jamal Khalifa  Financier and envoy to the Saudi Bin Laden Group At Large
Abu Jafar al-Jaziri  Financier Dead 
Abu Salah al-Yemeni  Financier Dead 
Abdul Rahim Riyadh  Financier Apprehended 
Ahmed Saeed al-Kadr  Financier  At Large
Saad al-Sharif  Financier / OBL's Brother in Law At Large
Hamza al-Qatari  Financier  Dead 
 
MEDIA COMMITTEE    
This the group that manages and updates the websites, oversees the E-Jihad, and is responsible for all statements by the al-Qaeda leadership. Not a lot of declassified info on this one as far as names go.
Suleiman Abu Ghaith Spokesman  At Large
Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri  Spokesman/Recruiter  At Large
Sheikh Omar al-Bakri  Spokesman  At Large
Sheikh Abu Qatada al-Philisteeni  Spokesman Apprehended 
 
WMD COMMITTEE     
Al-Qaeda employs a number of Muslim scientists of various nationalities to assist it in procuring as well as manufacturing the necessary materials to create chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons. 
Midhat Mursi  Top scientist for nuclear weapons research  At Large
Abu Khabab  Biological and chemical weapons expert  At Large
Assadalah Abdul Rahman  Weapons of Mass Destruction Chief  At Large
Abu Bashir al-Yemeni  Unknown At Large
 
MILITARY COMMITTEE     
These are the definite guys to watch out for. Most have a great deal of combat experience either from serving in Arab militaries or else from fighting in Sudan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, or the Philippines. 
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Martyrdom Battalion Commander-in-Chief  Apprehended 
Abd al-Aziz al-Jamal  Unknown - Thought to be Atef's Successor At Large 
Bilal bin Marwan  Arabian Sea Commander-in-Chief  At Large 
Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi  Yemen Commander-in-Chief  Dead 
Mohsen al-Fadli  Kuwait Commander-in-Chief  Apprehended 
Essid Sami ben Khemais Southern Europe Commander-in-Chief  Apprehended 
Saqar al-Jadawi  Unknown At Large
Mohammed Omar Abdel Rahman Military Commander  Apprehended 
Ahmed Omar Abdel Rahman  Military Commander  Apprehended 
Abu Walid  Military Commander  At Large 
Abdel Hari al-Iraqi  Afghanistan Commander-in-Chief  At Large 
Abu Leith al-Lybi  Algeria/Libya Commander-in-Chief  At Large 
Shamil Basayev  Chechnya Commander-in-Chief  At Large
Amir ibn al-Khattab  Dagestan Commander-in-Chief  Dead 
Hanbali  Indonesia Commander-in-Chief  At Large
Imam Samudra  Java Commander-in-Chief  Apprehended 
Mas Selamat Kastari  Singapore Commander-in-Chief  Apprehended
Others    
 These are non-leader Al Qaeda members who are on the FBI most wanted list or have, in some way, come to attention.. 
Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah  African Embassy Bomber At Large
Sheik Mohammed Al Hasan Al-Moayad Financier / Cleric Apprehended
Mohammed Mohsen Yahya Zayed Financier / Cleric Apprehended
Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed Al-Nasser Khobar Towers Bomber At Large
Muhsin Musa Matwalli Atwah African Embassy Bomber At Large
Ali Atwa Flight 847 (Lebanon) Hijacker At Large
Hasan Izz-Al-Din Flight 847 (Lebanon) Hijacker At Large
Anas Al-Liby African Embassy Bomber At Large
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani African Embassy Bomber At Large
Ahmed Mohammed Hamed Ali African Embassy Bomber At Large
Fazul Abdullah Mohammed African Embassy Bomber At Large
Imad Fayez Mugniyah Flight 847 (Lebanon) Hijacker At Large
Mustafa Mohamed Fadhil African Embassy Bomber At Large
Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan African Embassy Bomber At Large
Abdul Rahman Yasin** 1993 WTC Bombing At Large
Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam African Embassy Bomber At Large
Ahmad Ibrahim Al-Mughassil Khobar Towers Bomber At Large
Muhammad Atef African Embassy Bomber At Large
Ali Saed Bin Ali El-Hoorie Khobar Towers Bomber At Large
Saif Al-Adel African Embassy Bomber At Large
Ibrahim Salih Mohammed Al-Yacoub African Embassy Bomber At Large
Ramzi bin Al-Shibh Planner and Organizer of Sept. 11 attacks Apprehended
Zacarias Moussaoui September 11 Conspirator Apprehended
Saad bin Laden Spawn of Satan Believed to be Apprehended
Hamza bin Laden Spawn of Satan Believed to be Apprehended
Zakariya Essabar September 11 Cell Member  in Hamburg w/Atta At Large
Said Bahaji September 11 Cell Member  in Hamburg w/Atta At Large
Mujib Susukan Abu Sayyaf Commander  Dead 
     
*Note: There has been some contradictory information as to the status of this individual. Abu Mohammed al-Masri is a nom de guerre, hence one should not confuse him with the al-Qaeda functionary of the same name who was recently killed in Algeria working with the GSPC. Mossad reportedly had intelligence that al-Masri might have been one of the suicide bombers involved in the al-Qaeda attack in Mombasa, but near as I can tell the findings were not corroborated

**Currently "at large" because he was released by the Clinton Justice Department after "cooperating" in the investigation of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. It turns out that he was actually an Iraqi intelligence agent, and is believed to have fled to Baghdad. 

A Freeper Production-SV

31 posted on 03/08/2003 8:28:24 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/terroristscorecard/index.html)
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To: chiller
I,ve Bin hopeful!
32 posted on 03/08/2003 8:28:42 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Straight Vermonter
Thanks. This needs new and improved thread!
33 posted on 03/08/2003 8:31:18 AM PST by Indy Pendance (You can't say we didn't give you a fair warning.)
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To: Straight Vermonter
"Spawn of Satan" bttt.

Great chart.
34 posted on 03/08/2003 8:33:16 AM PST by headsonpikes
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To: Indy Pendance
So a couple of bin Laden's sons were grabbed. BFD. He has plenty more, not like the dynasty will end with the capture of a pair of them.

Getting all the bin Laden offspring is like trying to catch rabbits. They reproduce faster than most control methods short of outright eradication.

35 posted on 03/08/2003 8:33:38 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: schaketo
At least this might cause Mike Farrell (sp?) to stop using the line, "Osama bin forgotten."
36 posted on 03/08/2003 8:39:51 AM PST by sixgunjer
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To: alloysteel
So a couple of bin Laden's sons were grabbed. BFD.

Not so.

In particular, if it is Saad bin Laden that has been captured this is a very big deal. He is believed to be the heir apparent to Osama and filling in for him now due to his ill health.

37 posted on 03/08/2003 8:41:04 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: Indy Pendance
Sources say that of all his children, bin Laden is closest to Hamza.

Just occurred to me> Have we added any security to the Bush twins?

38 posted on 03/08/2003 8:47:42 AM PST by hoosiermama (Prayers for all)
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To: Indy Pendance
In The Trash Bin.....
39 posted on 03/08/2003 8:55:42 AM PST by Hellmouth
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To: Straight Vermonter
very informative!

the worrisome thought on redaing this is that we are at best 50% of the way there.
40 posted on 03/08/2003 8:56:59 AM PST by WOSG (Liberate Iraq!!)
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To: Lancey Howard
Bin Cave Caulk for some time now.
41 posted on 03/08/2003 9:32:45 AM PST by xp38
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Hey Osama! If you are god's chosen .... don't ya wish he'd choose somebody else now? Think about it ya puke. Just what kind of 'god' are you working for?

We will crush you ... and your seed.
42 posted on 03/08/2003 9:40:57 AM PST by mercy
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To: chuknospam
DNa evidence might be one reason but another comes to mind. If its not confirmed either way then Saddam doesn't know either. If he doesn't know then he might attempt to contact someone close to these folks to try and determine what happened. Such an attempt may help determine where he is.
43 posted on 03/08/2003 10:16:53 AM PST by VRWC_minion ( Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: The Wizard
I like Cruella bin Villepin. Dominque is such a fop.
44 posted on 03/08/2003 10:21:30 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Straight Vermonter
Hey libs, this means they're hiring.
45 posted on 03/08/2003 10:24:39 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: Indy Pendance
I'm guessing that the U.S. is waiting on the DNA results to be confirmed.
46 posted on 03/08/2003 10:24:55 AM PST by TADSLOS (Sua Sponte)
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To: EggsAckley
He just seemed to have something on his mind that he WASN'T telling us

He and Tony have finally set a timetable that they are going to follow. We're going to war in cold blood, not like Afghanistan where we went hot-blooded.

But after we find the goods on Saddam, I think the Americans at least will be furious....but furious mostly with the U.N.

47 posted on 03/08/2003 10:33:19 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: norton
GWB didn't call a conference to make the comments he wound up making.

Yes, he did. It was to preempt the effect of the Blix report coming the next day.

48 posted on 03/08/2003 10:35:50 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: norton
Unless, of course, he's dead and the kids were running the show in his name.

Interesting conjecture. Did anyone else notice that the timbre of the bin Laden tapes suggested a younger person? Who better to immitate bin Laden than his son and heir?

49 posted on 03/08/2003 10:37:39 AM PST by patriciaruth
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To: boknows
Bin There
50 posted on 03/08/2003 10:46:22 AM PST by TShaunK
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