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  • Saudi ‘Person Of Interest’ Is Osama Bin Laden’s Son

    04/22/2013 6:09:48 PM PDT · by LucyT · 267 replies
    GOPTheDailyDose ^ | April 22, 2013 | "Amy"
    HAMZA IS KNOWN AS THE “CROWN PRINCE OF TERROR,” AND VOWED REVENGE VS. USA. HAMZA IS KNOWN TO BE “THE SPITTING IMAGE OF HIS FATHER, OSAMA BIN LADEN.” “SAUDI STUDENT” WAS TACKLED FLEEING BOSTON MARATHON, THEN HOSPITALIZED WITH “SEVERE HAND BURNS AND SHRAPNEL IN BACKSIDE OF LEG.” Hamza is the son of Khairiah Sabar of Saudi Arabia, one of Bin Laden’s three wives who were living in the Abbottabad compound.[11] Interrogation of the surviving wives of Osama Bin Laden by Pakistani intelligence after the raid on the Abbottabad revealed Hamza was the only person missing. He was not among those...
  • (Crappy Amusement Parks) Amusement Park Planned in Pakistan Twn where bin Laden Lived

    02/04/2013 7:06:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 4, 2013 | PESHAWAR,
    (Crappy muslim amusement park- Gaza children celebrated Eid al Adha in an amusement park in Gaza City; but they didn't look happy about it.) Amusement park planned in Pakistan town where bin Laden lived (Reuters) - Pakistan plans to build a $30 million amusement park and outdoor activity centre on the edge of the northwestern town of Abbottabad, where U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, an official said on Monday. The private venture in the foothills of the Himalayas will include a zoo, water sports, a mini-golf course, rock climbing and paragliding, said Jamaluddin Khan, the deputy provincial...
  • 'OBLIVIOUS' OBAMA NOT BEHIND OSAMA RAID

    10/11/2012 10:10:14 PM PDT · by Snuph · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 10/11/2012 | Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely
    The decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan and kill him was made without President Obama – and actually was kept from him until after the helicopters already were in Pakistani airspace – according to a new report from a retired major general who cites a senior intelligence source. The raid was handled by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta and others in this way because Obama had vetoed multiple earlier opportunities to attack the man behind the 9/11 terror attacks, the report said. Ads by Google Silver to Soar in 2013? Free...
  • Pakistani doctor who helped US in bin Laden raid sentenced to prison

    05/23/2012 10:30:29 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2012 | unattributed
    A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. track down Usama bin Laden was sentenced to 33 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring against the state, officials said, a verdict that is likely to further strain the country's relationship with Washington. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden's presence at the compound in the town of Abbottabad where U.S. commandos killed the Al Qaeda chief last May in a unilateral raid. The operation outraged Pakistani officials, who portrayed it as an act of treachery by a supposed ally. Senior U.S. officials...
  • (Operation Neptune Spear) Osama Bin Laden Compound Model on Display at Pentagon

    05/16/2012 3:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 16, 2012 | Luis Martinez
    Osama Bin Laden Compound Model on Display at Pentagon Turning a lot of heads today in a Pentagon hallway is the once-classified scale model of Osama bin Laden’s compound used to plan last year’s Special Operations raid. It marks the first public display of what was once America’s most secret scale model. Hundreds of civilian and military employees at the Pentagon have spent time today gawking at a temporary display that includes the tabletop model of the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan that bin Laden used as his hideout for five years. The compound itself no longer exists as the Pakistani...
  • Get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan (Big Ol' Barf Bucket Needed)

    05/01/2012 12:48:22 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 5 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 1May2012 | Keith Ellison
    One year ago, the enemy that had haunted America for nearly a decade met his end in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Osama bin Laden is no longer a threat to the United States because of President Obama's leadership and strong national security policies. Good intelligence practices and surgical counterterrorism operations enabled us to kill 20 of al Qaeda's top 30 leaders, including bin Laden. This is an accomplishment by any measure. We have diminished al Qaeda's strength, so for the sake of our economic and national security, we should decrease our military presence and bring our troops home from Afghanistan as soon
  • Bin Laden Conspiracy Theories Continue to Flourish in Pakistan

    04/29/2012 6:28:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | Monday30/4/2012April, 2012
    A year after Osama bin Laden’s death, little is known about what the Pakistani authorities knew of his presence, allowing wild theories on what “really” happened to flourish. Sitting on a rock by his garlic patch in the Bilal Town district of Abbottabad, around 80km north of Islamabad, Zain Mohamed says he wishes people would stop calling him “bin Laden’s neighbour”. The nickname has stuck since last May, when a US special forces raid killed the 9/11 mastermind just a few metres from his house. He’s not embarrassed, he says, just concerned for the truth. Like almost everyone else in...
  • Book: Stud bin Laden used sex potion, Just for Men

    04/27/2012 11:40:42 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 14 replies
    Aging 9/11 terrorist Osama bin Laden considered himself a stud who deserved multiple wives, but had to use a sex potion and Just for Men hair dye to keep his harem interested, according to a blockbuster book due out May 1, the one-year anniversary of his assassination by U.S. Navy SEALs. In Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad, CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen reveals that the reclusive killer was an advocate of polygamy. In an excerpt provided exclusively to Secrets, he writes: “His family life in Abbottabad was a source of genuine solace for...
  • Report: Al-Qaida Was Saddened By Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC Firing

    03/21/2012 9:51:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/21/12 | Jamie Weinstein
    When MSNBC discarded Keith Olbermann, al-Qaida mourned. So reports David Ignatius, the Washington Post columnist who has gained exclusive access to some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In his Wednesday column in the Washington Post, Ignatius reported on the details of a 21-page letter to bin Laden written by al-Qaida media adviser Adam Gadahn. Though the letter was undated, Ignatius says that it was likely written sometime after November 2010. Laying out the current media landscape for the now waterlogged terrorist kingpin, Gadahn, an American-born Jewish convert to Islam, lamented the “firing” of...
  • Former Pakistan Army Chief Reveals Intelligence Bureau Harbored Bin Laden in Abbottabad

    12/22/2011 3:15:00 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    AFPC Terrorism Monitor ^ | 12/22/2011 | Arif Jamal
    In spite of denials by the Pakistani military, evidence is emerging that elements within the Pakistani military harbored Osama bin Laden with the knowledge of former army chief General Pervez Musharraf and possibly current Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani. Former Pakistani Army Chief General Ziauddin Butt (a.k.a. General Ziauddin Khawaja) revealed at a conference on Pakistani-U.S. relations in October 2011 that according to his knowledge the then former Director-General of Intelligence Bureau of Pakistan (2004 – 2008), Brigadier Ijaz Shah (Retd.), had kept Osama bin Laden in an Intelligence Bureau safe house in Abbottabad. In the...
  • Stratfor disputes OBL killing in Abbottabad

    08/21/2011 9:54:00 PM PDT · by hamboy · 72 replies
    The Nation on the Web of Pakistan! ^ | August 19, 2011 | Azhar Masood
    ISLAMABAD - Globally recognised intelligence and forecast STRATFOR has rejected the US Central Intelligence Agency claim that the man killed in Abbottabad’s compound by US Naval SEALs was al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. This was one of the reasons the CIA kept Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in dark. The STRATFOR says: “The possibility that bin Laden was already dead and in terms of his impact on terrorist operations, he effectively was. That does not mean, however, that he was not an important ideological leader or that he was not someone the United States sought to capture or...
  • Osama bin Blurry

    10/29/2009 2:44:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 78 replies · 1,290+ views
    THE LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix ^ | October 28, 2009, 3:36 pm | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "According to one of my most trusted sources, the blurry image seen on the tape is indeed Osama bin Laden. One of the reasons that this is convincing is that the blurry image remains in the video. As Sahab, which produces al Qaeda's propaganda, is very selective in the information it releases, and rarely leaves garbage in its videos. As Sahab intentionally leaves in this clip, for reasons unknown. Does al Qaeda want to generate a buzz? Is this a hidden message? Perhaps this is a precursor to a new bin Laden tape?"
  • Bali bomber Umar Patek helped lead world to Osama bin Laden's hideaway

    05/05/2011 4:47:58 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    The Australian ^ | 5th May 2011 | Amanda Hodge in Abbottabad and Peter Alford
    BALI bomber Umar Patek was seeking a meeting with Osama bin Laden when he was arrested a few kilometres from the al-Qa'ida chief's hideout. The arrest in Abbottabad of Patek, the last major figure who was still at large for the 2002 Bali attacks that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, has raised a critical question: did Patek give vital information to the mission to kill bin Laden, or did his arrest by Pakistani intelligence risk upsetting the American operation? Patek was arrested on January 25, nine days after stopping in the mountain garrison town on his way to meet...
  • Black Hawk Down — China Up?

    05/11/2011 4:02:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May , 11, 2011 | Staff
    Secrets: Good news of bin Laden's death may be followed by bad news of Pakistan giving China a peek at our downed helicopter. Will we be threatened by our own technology? They are something out of the latest Batman flick, the modified Black Hawk helicopters that were used in the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound. With a curious hublike housing around the unusually configured rear-rotor, among other things, it was clearly designed to be as quiet and stealthy as possible. When one of the copters clipped a wall in bin Laden's compound, it had to be destroyed, leaving...
  • Pakistan still holding bin Laden's wives, children

    05/08/2011 8:58:06 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 12 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | May 8, 2011 | MUNIR AHMED
    ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities still have three of Osama bin Laden's wives and eight of his children in custody, nearly a week after the U.S. raid that killed the Saudi terrorist leader, and no countries have asked for their return, the government said Sunday. Pakistan gained custody of bin Laden's family members after the covert U.S. operation on May 2 that killed the al-Qaida chief and four others at his hide-out in the northwestern city of Abbottabad and further strained relations between the two nations. Their questioning could provide more information on the U.S. military operation and help reveal how...
  • Loud Explosions Reportedly Heard Near Bin Laden's Pakistan Compound

    05/08/2011 11:39:03 AM PDT · by topher · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 8, 2011
    ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan -- Two loud explosions were reportedly heard near the compound where Usama bin Laden was killed during a U.S. raid, the Associated Press reports. Fox News' Dominic Di-Natale said he could not confirm news of an explosion, but rumors are circulating that Pakistanis intend to blow up the compound to prevent the site from becoming a shrine.
  • Bin Laden’s Secret Life in a Diminished, Dark World

    05/07/2011 11:32:01 PM PDT · by GVnana · 30 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 5/7/2011 | Elisabeth Bumiller
    Excerpted:Videos seized from Bin Laden’s compound and released by the Obama administration on Saturday showed him wrapped in an old blanket watching himself on TV, like an aging actor imagining a comeback. A senior intelligence official said other videos showed him practicing and flubbing his lines in front of a camera. He was interested enough in his image, the official said, to dye his white beard black for the recordings. His once-large entourage of Arab bodyguards was down to one trusted Pakistani courier and the courier’s brother, who also had the job of buying goats, sheep and Coca-Cola for the...
  • CIA watched bin Laden from nearby safe house inside Pakistan

    05/06/2011 3:28:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    CIA watched bin Laden from nearby safe house inside Pakistan By Augustine Anthony and Michelle Nichols Fri May 6, 1:44 am ET ABBOTTABAD/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Extensive surveillance of Osama bin Laden's hideout from a nearby CIA safe house in Abbottabad led to his killing in a Navy SEAL operation, U.S. officials said, a revelation likely to further embarrass Pakistan's spy agency and strain ties. The U.S. officials, quoted by the Washington Post, said the safe house was the base for intelligence gathering that began after bin Laden's compound was discovered last August, and which was so exhaustive the CIA...
  • Osama near Abbottabad, Kabul told Islamabad four years back

    05/06/2011 12:24:29 PM PDT · by PissAndVinegar · 2 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 5/6/11 | Indo-Asian News Service
    Afghan intelligence had told Islamabad nearly four years back that the most hunted al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding in an area near Abbottabad, but nothing was done about it as the claim was rejected by then president Pervez Musharraf, a former top spy has said. Osama bin Laden was shot dea d by US commandos who stormed his hideout in Abbottabad city May 2. Afghanistan's former intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh told The Guardian newspaper in Kabul that the National Directorate of Security (NDS) sleuths had come to the conclusion as early as in 2004 that the world's...
  • PAKISTAN BREEDS CORRUPTION AND LIES

    There is no way Pakistan assisted the U.S. military operation of killing Osama Bin Laden. The Pakistani government is condemning the U.S. for entering its country. The army chief warned the U.S. that it will jeopardize their so called relationship if the U.S. invades Pakistan without their permission. Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir questioned the U.S. mission of violating Pakistan's sovereignty. Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf stated that the Bin Laden raid showed a lack of trust between the U.S. and Pakistan. Musharraf lied to the U.S. about trying to help kill terrorists within their borders. We should have never trusted...
  • The price Osama paid: Not $1 million for Abbottabad abode, not even $500,000. Half of that, if that

    05/04/2011 2:53:41 PM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 04 May 2011 | Eman El-Shenawi
    Osama Bin Laden’s house, described by the US government as a $1 million mansion, has been priced by property experts in Pakistan at no more $250,000, The Guardian reports. Two property professionals in Abbottabad, the town where Bin Laden was killed last Sunday, said that much of the US government’s description was exaggerated. The house was built in 2005 and based on the size of the plot and recent property sales, they estimated that it would fetch no more than the equivalent of $250,000 in the current market. After Sunday’s raid by US Navy SEALs which led to the killing...
  • Double-dealing 'allies' start to show their real Pak mentality

    05/04/2011 5:27:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 4, 2011 | Amir Taheri
    Does anyone swallow the Pakistani government's claim that Osama bin Laden lived in that Abbottabad villa for at least six years without anyone getting wind? As it happens, I know Abbottabad rather well, having visited it on several occasions since 1971. Situated in the lower recesses of the Pakistani uplands, the small town was used for centuries to keep a watch on the Khyber Pass. The British, who liked to recruit soldiers from the nearby Pathan and Punjab regions, built a garrison town there -- and then a military school to train Pathan and Punjabi non-commissioned officers, the backbone of...
  • Bin Laden's neighbors noticed unusual things

    05/03/2011 10:26:04 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 26 replies
    Bin Laden's neighbors noticed unusual things ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) When a woman involved in a polio vaccine drive turned up at Osama bin Laden's hideaway, she remarked to the men behind the high walls about the expensive SUVs parked inside. The men took the vaccine, apparently to administer to the 23 children at the compound, and told her to go away. The terror chief and his family kept well hidden behind thick walls in this northwestern hill town they shared with thousands of Pakistani soldiers. But glimpses of their life are emerging — along with deep skepticism that authorities didn't...
  • Al Jazeera English reporting it was Navy Seals who did the deed

    05/01/2011 10:05:23 PM PDT · by weeder · 70 replies
    Interesting commentary going on there right now.
  • Did Waterboarding Just Get Vindicated?

    05/02/2011 1:00:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 41 replies
    Joe Weisenthal ^ | 5-2-11 | Business Insider
    The view from (some) on the right in regard to the Bin Laden news is: waterboarding is vindicated. One GOP Congressman tweeted: Wonder what President Obama thinks of water boarding now? The reason is that there's a direct line to be traced from the big news to data collected at GITMO -- data that was almost certainly collected under duress. Here's the key interrogation note regarding a courier going to Abottabad: Rest @ link
  • Pentagon Issues Satellite Surveillance Photos, Diagram of Bin Laden Compound

    05/03/2011 12:19:23 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 3, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    And the US Military currently has hundreds of experts combing-though a reported "treasure trove" of actionable Al Qaida intelligence contained in computer files snatched in Sunday's raid on the Abottabad compound. According to one US official: "They cleaned it out... can you imagine what's on Osama Bin Laden's hard drive?" A brief, interesting account of the AQ courier  who unwittingly got Geronimo scalped -here- _________________________________________________ More at Reaganite Republican _________________________________________________ The Pentagon Politico Bin laden compound diagram, pentagon, abbottabad compound diagram, xxx, Bin laden compound diagram, pentagon, abbottabad compound diagram, xxx, Bin laden compound abbottabad compound diagram, xx
  • Raid that got bin Laden was culmination of years of work, sr. admin officials say

    05/01/2011 11:30:46 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 33 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 05/02/11 | Philip Klein
    Apparently, the key to the whole operation was finding and tracking Bin Laden’s most trusted courier, a process that took years — and involved info given by Guantanamo detainees: Sunday afternoon’s raid by U.S. forces that killed Osama bin Laden was the “culmination of years of careful and highly advanced intelligence work,” senior administration officials said in a conference call, describing the genesis of an operation that sounded like it was right out of a “Mission Impossible” movie. Some time after Sept. 11, detainees held by the U.S. told interrogators about a man believed to work as a courier for...