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  • Clinton Defends Himself in Fox Interview

    10/02/2006 5:03:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies · 303+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 29 Sep 2006 | John Semmens
    In a combative interview on “Fox News Sunday,” former President Clinton defended his handling of the threat posed by Osama bin Laden, saying he would’ve gotten bin Laden if he hadn’t been distracted by attacks from the vast rightwing conspiracy. “I spent many long hours groping for an answer to the terrorist threat, but my political enemies hounded me with flimsy allegations of illicit affairs and perjury,” Clinton complained. “I bombed some places—Africa and some others, I’m pretty sure. I shot down Iraqi planes. I denounced Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction. I mentored Ms. Lewinski. What more could I have...
  • Bin Laden Dead?

    09/23/2006 12:33:17 PM PDT · by Silicon Cowboy · 87 replies · 1,910+ views
    CNN ^ | 3:01 p.m. EDT, September 23, 2006 | CNN
    PARIS, France (CNN) -- Osama bin Laden has a water-borne illness, a Saudi intelligence source told CNN on Saturday, a report that conflicts with an article in a French newspaper saying that the al Qaeda leader is dead. The Saudi intelligence source told CNN's Nic Robertson that there have been credible reports for the past several weeks that bin Laden is ill, but there has been no word of his death. The questions came in response to the publication of a report in the French regional newspaper L'Est Republicain on Saturday. (Watch CNN's Nic Robertson reveal the latest intelligence on...
  • Bin Laden son Saad hiding in Iran, not Syria

    08/13/2006 11:52:03 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies · 820+ views
    Tehran, Aug. 13: One of Osama bin Laden’s sons, Saad, together with a number of top Al Qaeda commanders, including Seif al Adel, are hiding in Iran and are not in Syria as reported by several Western papers this week, a well informed source said. The source, a top Iranian intelligence official until a few months ago, said Al Qaeda and members of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, the Pasdaran, are negotiating coordinated actions against the United States and Israel. The Al Qaeda members had been living for the past four years in a neighbourhood in northern Tehran under the surveillance...
  • Agent Who Lead Bin Laden Hunt Criticises CIA

    07/08/2006 3:40:21 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,216+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-8-2006 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Agent who led Bin Laden hunt criticises CIA Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Saturday July 8, 2006 The Guardian (UK) The man who led America's hunt for Osama bin Laden has said the CIA was wrong to disband the only unit devoted entirely to the terrorist leader's pursuit - just at a time when al-Qaida is reasserting its influence over global jihad. Shutting down the Bin Laden unit squandered 10 years of expertise in the war on terror, said Michael Scheuer, who founded the unit in 1995 and arguably knows more about Bin Laden than any other western intelligence official. He...
  • Somalis Wary Of 'Bin Laden' Tape

    07/02/2006 2:40:37 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 468+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-2-2006
    Somalis wary of 'Bin Laden' tape Bin Laden was giving an opinion, the Somali leader said The powerful Islamist movement in Somalia has distanced itself from comments about Somalia attributed to al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. An internet audio recording warned the West not to send troops to Somalia. But a leader of the Union of Islamic Courts, which has taken control of the capital, Mogadishu, said they did not rely on any outside group. The US has accused one Islamic leader, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, of links to al-Qaeda and involvement with terror. Mr Aweys denies the US allegations,...
  • Bin Laden's Call to Kashmir's Militants

    04/26/2006 10:03:17 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 4 replies · 327+ views
    Stratfor ^ | April 26, 2006 Wednesday | Stratfor
    In his latest audio broadcast, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden made specific mention of India and a grand Zionist-Hindu conspiracy against Islam. Bin Laden's call to arms in India is directed at existing militant outfits with stakes in the Kashmir dispute who have become increasingly displeased with Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's handling of the situation. This provocation of the decades-long dispute could put India at greater risk of becoming a target for local militants tied to the jihadist movement. Analysis In an audiotape aired by Al Jazeera on April 23, Osama bin Laden for the first time spoke...
  • Bin Laden Justifies Attacks On Westerners In New Tape

    04/23/2006 6:35:36 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 260+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-24-2006 | Anton La Guardia
    Bin Laden justifies attacks on westerners in new tape By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 24/04/2006) Osama Bin Laden accused the West yesterday of waging a war against Islam and justified attacks on western civilians because they had elected governments that are fighting in Muslim countries. Bin Laden's threats came as John Reid, the Defence Secretary, confirmed that the 3,500 British troops in Afghanistan would launch pre-emptive strikes against Taliban and al-Qa'eda forces if it was necessary to safeguard soldiers' lives. Bin Laden: new threats In a latest tape recording attributed to the al-Qa'eda leader, who is believed to...
  • SAMI AL-ARIAN ADMITS CONSPIRACY IN PLEA AGREEMENT

    04/21/2006 5:48:36 AM PDT · by NewzGuru · 8 replies · 1,584+ views
    April 21, 2001 | NewzGuru
    SAMI AL-ARIAN ADMITS CONSPIRACY IN PLEA AGREEMENT " There is no conspiracy to support terrorism ."  - Ahmed Bedier, spokesman for Tampa chapter of Council on American Islamic Relations From what I’ve been able to gather, there seems to be enough evidence to prove a web of conspiracy . Let’s have a look and see if that’s true! American Muslim Council (AMC)1. Former Spokesman: Faisal Gill.2. Founder: Abdurahman Muhammad Alamoudi.3. Former Director: Erik Vickers 1. Faisal Gill Former spokesman for the American Muslim Council (AMC) Former director of government affairs for the Islamic Free Market Institute (Islamic Institute) in Washington, D.C.,...
  • March Raid Killed bin Laden Associate, Officials Announce

    04/13/2006 4:46:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 892+ views
    BAGHDAD, April 13, 2006 – Coalition and Iraqi forces killed a wanted extremist with high-level terrorism ties during an early morning raid March 27 near Baghdad's Abu Ghraib district, Multinational Force Iraq officials here announced today. Rafid Ibrahim Fattah, also known as Abu Umar al-Kurdi, had ties to Taliban members in Afghanistan, Pakistan-based extremists, and al Qaeda senior leaders including Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri, officials said. He also had ties with Jaysh al Islami -- "The Islamic Army in Iraq" -- and the Iraqi resistance group Ansar al Sunnah. Over the past six months, the Kurdi worked...
  • Porn star's offer to Bin Laden

    04/11/2006 1:44:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies · 3,383+ views
    Italy's most famous porn star Cicciolina has offered herself to Osama Bin Laden. The 55-year-old actress said it was about time somebody tackled the terrorist and claimed she could be just the woman for the job. Speaking at an erotic fair in Bucharest, Romania, Cicciolina said: "It is time someone did something about Bin Laden, and I am ready to do it. "I am ready to make a deal, he can have me in exchange for an end to his tyranny. My breasts have only ever helped people while Bin Laden has killed thousands of innocent victims." The blonde porn...
  • Collins: Why control of Iraq’s oil matters

    04/10/2006 2:16:03 PM PDT · by mnwo · 4 replies · 647+ views
    The Washington Times Insight Magazine ^ | 04/10/2006 | Congressman Mac Collins (Ret. R-GA)
    Collins: Why control of Iraq’s oil mattersCommentary by U.S. Rep. Mac CollinsRecently, I had dinner with Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, and one of the other guests asked the Prince an interesting question. The guest was a prominent Georgia Democrat and he wondered aloud “why the Republicans didn’t just admit that the war in Iraq was all about oil?” I sat back, so as not to interrupt the gentleman, and then asked the Prince a question of my own: “Keeping in mind the strength of al Qaeda in Iraq today, and their relationship with Syria...
  • 'Big-Mouth' Bin Laden Angered His Lieutenants

    04/05/2006 6:14:57 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 1,665+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-6-2006 | Francis Harris
    'Big-mouth' bin Laden angered his lieutenants By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 06/04/2006) A senior lieutenant to Osama bin Laden has told US interrogators that the al-Qa'eda leader's big mouth was a security liability. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also complained that the schemes bin Laden approved lacked destructive ambition. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Court papers released in America also depict the world's most notorious terrorist group as riven by internal disputes and hobbled by favouritism. The allegations have emerged from CIA interrogations of Mohammed, the Kuwaiti accused of masterminding the September 11 conspiracy. His comments were released as part of the evidence...
  • Did Russian Ambassador Give Saddam the U.S. War Plan?

    03/23/2006 7:21:27 PM PST · by Starman417 · 96 replies · 2,437+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/23/2006 | Unknown
    March 23, 2006 — Following are the ABC News Investigative Unit's summaries of five documents from Saddam Hussein's government, which the U.S. government has released. The documents discuss Osama bin Laden, weapons of mass destruction, al Qaeda and more. The full documents can be found on the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Office Web site: http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/products-docex.htm. Note: Document titles were added by ABC News. "U.S. War Plan Leaked to Iraqis by Russian Ambassador" Documents dated March 5-8, 2003 Two Iraqi documents dated in March 2003 — on the eve of the U.S.-led invasion — and addressed to the secretary of...
  • PAKISTAN : FORMER PM NAWAZ SHARIF DID MEET BIN LADEN, SAYS EX-INTELLIGENCE AGENT

    03/20/2006 8:14:15 PM PST · by Qaz_W · 4 replies · 660+ views
    ADN Kronos International ^ | 20 March 2006 | Syed Saleem Shahzad
    Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif did meet al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at least three times in order to get financial help, according to Khalid Khawaja, the former official with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). In an exclusive interview with Adnkronos International (AKI), Khawaja, once a close friend of Osama bin Laden, rejected the statements by a spokesperson for Sharif's political party, denying that Sharif had sought political cooperation from bin Laden in the past. "Nawaz Sharif met Osama Bin Laden on at least three occasions and was desperately seeking his financial assistance," Khawaja told AKI in response to recent...
  • Giving Yale The Finger

    03/08/2006 6:25:17 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 9 replies · 1,340+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3-08-2006 | Clinton Taylor
    Since the New York Times and Wall Street Journal broke the news about the admission of Taliban official Sayeed Rahmatullah Hashemi to a special student program at Yale, we’ve received numerous emails from outraged Yale Alumni. One email stood out from the rest — "I won’t give Yale one red cent this year, but maybe I will give them a red fingernail instead!" She was referring to the Taliban’s policy of pulling the fingernails off of Afghani women who dared to wear fingernail polish. Some of these women even had their thumbs sliced off as punishment. To date, Mr. Rahmatullah...
  • Bin Laden 'largely a spent force' (Now we know why...)

    02/23/2006 3:13:39 PM PST · by Bender2 · 56 replies · 2,873+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | Thursday, 23rd February 2006 | Scotsman.com
    Bin Laden 'largely a spent force' (Now we know why...) Osama bin Laden is "largely a spent force" whose capture would not affect global Islamic terrorism, a British security consultancy has said. The company headed by former British Army colonel Tim Spicer predicted that bin Laden or his second-in-command Dr Ayman al-Zawahiri will be "taken out of circulation" in 2006. Publishing its annual assessment of the global terror threat, Aegis Defence Services said the greater menace was now from home-grown terrorists in Europe with no previous link to known groups and no formal terror training, such as those who carried...
  • 'Bin Laden Ordered Me To Topple Government'

    02/16/2006 6:20:21 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 868+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-17-2006 | Nick Squires
    'Bin Laden ordered me to topple government' By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 17/02/2006) Osama bin Laden ordered a Muslim convert to help prepare a terrorist attack to topple the Australian government, Victoria supreme court was told yesterday. Joseph Thomas, 32, a taxi driver who changed his name to Jihad, was told to act as a sleeper agent and spy on military installations, said Nicholas Robinson, prosecuting. The allegations were made on the first day of the trial of the man the media have nicknamed "Jihad Jack". He denies receiving money from al-Qa'eda in 2002 and 2003, providing the terrorist...
  • Catch them, but do not watch them!

    12/28/2005 6:14:31 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 10 replies · 758+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | December 20, 2005 | Walid Phares
    Al-Qaeda knew it was under surveillance in America, but it didn't know much about that system. Soon, it will know and will use this knowledge to its advantage. While some among us are rotating their pre-9/11 planet back in time, future jihad is railing against another of its enemies' fatal weaknesses.
  • Unholy Trinity: CITGO, Kennedy, and International Terrorism

    12/03/2005 7:05:16 AM PST · by WJHII · 24 replies · 1,335+ views
    CFP ^ | 12/03/2005 | William John Hagan
    <p>In Massachusetts, an organization known as the Citizens Energy Corporation (CEC) provides low cost heating oil for the state’s disadvantaged each year. On the surface their mission seems laudable; however, the reality is far from valiant. This organization has been used for years by its Chairman, former Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II (son of the late US Senator and Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy,) as both a tool for the implementation of his personal political aims and for Kennedy’s own personal financial enrichment. The CEC operates as a non-profit corporation but despite Kennedy’s personal wealth, which is reported to be in the millions of dollars, he receives compensation from his charitable endeavor of $400,000 a year based on CEC financial reports from 2003 (the last year upon which such reports were available).</p>
  • Cleared: The Bomber's Sister 'Who Praised Bin Laden'

    11/28/2005 6:02:32 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 453+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-29-2005 | John Steele
    Cleared: the bomber's sister 'who praised bin Laden' By John Steele, Crime Correspondent (Filed: 29/11/2005) The brother and sister of one of the first two British suicide bombers were cleared at the Old Bailey yesterday of knowing about his mission and failing to alert the authorities before the attack. Parveen and Zahid Sharif, whose brother, Omar Sharif, joined Asif Hanif in a suicide mission to Israel in 2003, were found not guilty in a retrial after the first jury failed to reach a verdict. Zahid and Parveen Sharif leave the Old Bailey yesterday Parveen, 37, a supply teacher in Derby,...
  • The World Of Bin Laden: No Drinks, No Gambling, No Pictures Of Women

    11/16/2005 5:46:48 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 1,863+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-17-2005 | Francis Harris
    The world of bin Laden: no drinks, no gambling, no pictures of women By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 17/11/2005) Osama bin Laden wants the United States to convert to Islam, ditch its constitution, abolish banks, jail homosexuals and sign the Kyoto climate change treaty. The first complete collection of the Saudi's statements published today portrays a world in which Islam's enemies will take the first steps towards salvation by embracing the "religion of all the Prophets". Osama bin Laden Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden is billed as the first accurate compendium of the terrorist...
  • Iraqi Victory, American Achievement: The October 15 Referendum

    10/17/2005 6:50:13 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 21 replies · 970+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 17, 2005 | Walid Phares
    In the middle of the War on Terror, October 15 was a great achievement of the United States, but above all an Iraqi victory. If we divide the number of US soldiers who died in the conflict till October 15, we'd realize that for each fallen hero, 4,500 Iraqi voters were given the right to vote against Terror. In the global conflict with Jihadism, U.S. efforts and sacrifices are triggering greater resources against the empire projected by Ayman Thawahiri and Usama Bin Laden.
  • 9/11 and America's short memory

    09/08/2005 8:23:41 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 10 replies · 2,015+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 8, 2005 | Abigail R. Esman
    By Abigail R. Esman World Defense Review columnist "WE WILL NEVER FORGET!" declared the posters taped across the city, the banner strung above the massive hole that once had been the World Trade Center, in the months after 9/11. And for a year, anyway, tourists came to pay respects at Ground Zero while New Yorkers brought flowers to their local fire departments, contributed to funds benefiting the families of those killed, pasted American flags to the windshields of their cars, and somberly marked the eleventh day of every month that passed. But four years later, to walk the streets of...
  • Islamist fundamentalists doubt reports on bin Laden’s involvement in Afghan fighting

    08/27/2005 2:02:01 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 549+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | Aug. 26, 2005 | Mohammed Al Shafey
    Asharq al-Awsat, London- An extremist Islamist internet site has claimed Osama bin Laden was recently injured in fighting around a Spanish military base in Afghanistan. Al Hasba, which has featured statements by al Qaeda’s leader and Abu Musab al Zarqawi, said bin Laden took part in the al Kholoud attack (the eternal attack) and was lightly injured in his left thigh. Islamists in London cast doubt on these reports and indicated that Saudi-born bin Laden has not appeared in any video or audio tape since 27th December 2004, when al Jazeera news channel broadcasted a tape allegedly announcing the appointment...
  • The Clinton-Bin Laden Connection:There is such a thing as an Unjust War (but Iraq isn&#8217;t it.)

    08/20/2005 4:10:15 PM PDT · by WJHII · 34 replies · 1,382+ views
    The Houston Home Journal (Print Edition) ^ | 08/20/2005 | William John Hagan
    The Clinton-Bin Laden Connection:There is such a thing as an Unjust War (but Iraq isn’t it.) By William John Hagan Houston Home Journal 08/20/2005 The American liberal is a hypocrite. Where were these "men and women of conscience" when President Clinton failed to respond to murder of American citizens aboard the U.S.S. Cole and at two United States embassies in Africa by Usama Bin Laden? They simply accepted Clinton’s policy of appeasing Bin Laden by not taking any substantial action against Al-Qaeda. And no, firing a cruise missile into a baby food factory and another at nearly empty Al-Qaeda camp...
  • If al-Qaida has nukes, why wait to use them?

    08/08/2005 8:19:07 AM PDT · by wesley_windam-price · 131 replies · 3,116+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Aug. 8, 2005 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Recent al-Qaida attacks using primitive bombs and inflicting relatively small numbers of casualties have persuaded some that Osama bin Laden's terrorist network has been unable to secure weapons of mass destruction or has been unable to smuggle them into the U.S. and other key target countries. In the wake of a series of reports from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin about the nuclear terrorism threat, some skeptics of al-Qaida's ability to detonate nuclear weapons inside the U.S. most often suggest the problems with maintenance and technical attention. Others suggest Osama bin Laden may have purchased duds on the black...
  • Son of Spiritual Mentor of Osama Bin Laden Calls Attacks on Civilians Criminal

    07/26/2005 5:00:49 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 13 replies · 596+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 26, 2005
    Son of Spiritual Mentor of Osama Bin Laden Calls Attacks on Civilians Criminal The Associated Press Published: Jul 26, 2005 CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - The son of Osama bin Laden's spiritual mentor said the recent string of terror attacks that have swept Egypt, Britain and other countries are "a crime." Abdullah Azzam, a Palestinian who led Islamic militants in Afghanistan and was killed there by a roadside bomb in 1989, is considered the mentor of bin Laden, but the younger Azzam said his father would fight against groups that target civilians and use his name. "All those using my father's...
  • War is Peace

    07/11/2005 3:06:28 PM PDT · by WJHII · 3 replies · 807+ views
    The Houston Home Journal (Perry, GA) ^ | 7/13/2005 | William John Hagan
    War is Peace By William John Hagan (Houston Home Journal, Perry, GA) New York, Washington, London and Madrid have all become victims of terrorism as a direct result of state sponsored terrorism. Prior to September 11th, 2001, several Islamic nations virtually declared war on the Western Alliance of the United States, Britain, and Israel by funding Al-Qaeda. Starting in 1988, Iran funded Ayman al Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda's number two in command. Iraq was also a direct and indirect supporter of Al-Qaeda. Prior to, during and after my career in Yugoslavia during the Croatian-Serbian War, I kept a close eye on the...
  • CIA's exasperation with Pakistan

    06/21/2005 2:39:09 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 2 replies · 715+ views
    The exasperation of Porter Goss, the Director of the US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), with Pakistan's role in the hunt for Osama bin Laden and other remnants of the Al Qaeda, is evident from his remarks on bin Laden during an interview with the "Time" magazine which has been carried by it this week. The interview has come in the wake of the arrest of one Hamid Hayat, a US citizen of Pakistani origin, his father and some others by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) earlier this month. They belonged to a 2500-strong Pakistani community living at a place...
  • Does al-Qaida have nukes?

    05/17/2005 5:33:48 PM PDT · by MaximusRules · 16 replies · 848+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 15 May 2005 | LTC Joseph C. Myers
    Does al-Qaida have nukes? SPECIAL REPORT Publishing date: 12.05.2005 20:03 Intelligence specialist alarmed by WMD Commission Report By LTC Joseph C. Myers Does al-Qaida have a nuclear weapon? With all of our pressing focus on events in the War on Terror overseas, that is the most important question here at home. Historically the pattern of WMD proliferation in the world has been principally state to state: China to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and possibly North Korea; or North Korea to Pakistan, and maybe a former Soviet Republic to North Korea. I would have assessed it as a “low probability” that al-Qaida...
  • Pak nuke scientist A Q Khan met Osama: Report

    04/03/2005 8:30:54 AM PDT · by milestogo · 50 replies · 1,536+ views
    Pak nuke scientist A Q Khan met Osama: Report Sunday, 03 April , 2005, 12:24 New Delhi: Pakistani scientists Abdul Qadeer Khan and Sultan Bashiruddin Mehmood had held meetings with Osama bin Laden and other Al-Qaeda leaders, exchanged letters with militant organisations like the Lashkar-e-Toiba and attended their gatherings and rallies, a media report said. "When the CIA searched (Sultan Bashiruddin) Mehmood’s UTN (Umma Tameere-Nau) office in Kabul, they found large amounts of data on the construction and maintenance of nuclear weapons from the Kahuta laboratories. It also found letters exchanged between the UTN and Islamist extremist organisations including Lashkar-e-Toiba",...
  • U.S. ads in Pakistan target bin Laden

    02/17/2005 2:37:33 PM PST · by crushelits · 1 replies · 337+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    Reward Offered for Bin Laden in PakistanSLAMABAD, Pakistan - A television and radio campaign offering a $25 million reward for information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) hit the airwaves in Pakistan this week in a U.S.-government funded drive to get fresh leads about the al-Qaida leader. The 30-second television spot flashes photographs of bin Laden and 13 other top terror suspects, including his deputy Ayman al-Zawahri and Taliban leader Mullah Omar, with an emotional appeal for help in bringing them to justice. "Who are the people who are suffering from terrorism? Our mothers,...
  • $50M ON OSAMA

    01/24/2005 12:59:17 PM PST · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 401+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | January 24 2005 | IAN BISHOP
    January 24, 2005 -- WASHINGTON — The White House is expected to double the bounty on Osama bin Laden's head — dead or alive — to $50 million by the end of next month. The expected bounty increase coincides with ramped-up publicity efforts by the State Department to remind Afghans and Pakistanis of the reward. Bin Laden disappeared in the mountainous region straddling the two nations. The State Department began taking out ads this month in a major Pakistani newspaper, renewing the reward offer for bin Laden, his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and a dozen other terrorists. A similar TV ad...
  • Bin Laden Seeks Geneva Ruling on Beheadings - Vanity

    01/09/2005 7:55:46 AM PST · by HawaiianGecko · 13 replies · 706+ views
    ScrappleFace ^ | Jan 2005 | Scot Ott
       Bin Laden Seeks Geneva Ruling on Beheadings by Scott Ott (2005-01-07) -- Al Qaeda chief executive Usama bin Laden today requested a formal ruling from the U.N. Human Rights Commission on how to conduct beheadings of civilian and military prisoners in ways that comply with the Geneva Conventions."Al Qaeda seeks the global credibility that comes only from adherence to the Geneva Conventions," Mr. Bin Laden wrote. "Specifically we want to know what kind of cutlery is permissible, guidelines for videotaping the beheading and any advice about dealing with crowds as they burn, hang and mutilate the corpses of the...
  • Rebels Strike Iraqi Forces After Bin Laden Call

    12/28/2004 8:05:10 AM PST · by crushelits · 8 replies · 662+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Aimer al-Aimery
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Insurgents overran a police post near Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s home town on Tuesday, hauled 12 men outside and shot them in a dramatic show of force, a day after Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) declared holy war on the U.S.-backed election. The dawn massacre in Tikrit, where the guerrillas also blew up the police station, was the bloodiest in a spate of attacks in Iraq (news - web sites)'s Sunni minority heartlands north of Baghdad; at least five other policemen were killed and several National Guards. In Samarra, U.S. forces banned...
  • Bin Laden Against Elections. (New Tape)

    12/27/2004 10:15:37 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 81 replies · 3,771+ views
    Per Foxnews. New Audiotape. Bin Laden likes/wants Zarqaei as leader of Iraq.
  • Bin Laden Urges Fighters to Strike Oil Facilities (terorists)

    12/17/2004 9:24:16 PM PST · by crushelits · 9 replies · 675+ views
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden has urged militants to concentrate their attacks on Iraqi and Gulf oil facilities, saying it was the most powerful weapon against America, said a transcript of a tape played on the Internet. "Weakening America in Iraq economically, morally and through loss of life is a golden and unique opportunity that you should not waste so not to have remorse," said the tape. The transcript was seen on Friday after the tape was posted on the Internet on Thursday. "The main driving reason behind the enemy's hegemony over our countries is to steal our...
  • U.S.: Pakistan of little help in the hunt for bin Laden

    12/13/2004 4:51:45 AM PST · by Saberwielder · 8 replies · 663+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | December 13, 2004 | James Risen and David Rohde
    U.S.: Pakistan of little help in the hunt for bin Laden By James Risen and David Rohde THE NEW YORK TIMES Hunting for Osama bin Laden, the CIA established a series of small, covert bases in the rugged mountain frontier of northwest Pakistan in late 2003. Bin Laden, the terrorist leader, was being sheltered there by local tribesmen and foreign militants, the agency had concluded, and he controlled a group of handpicked operatives dedicated to attacking the United States. But since the bases opened, the CIA officers stationed there have been strictly supervised by Pakistani officials, who have limited their...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Exiled Prince of Vietnam Offers Political Ideology

    11/27/2004 10:59:05 AM PST · by tranvanba · 4 replies · 1,970+ views
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | November 22, 2004 | Vanessa Hoffman
    Last Saturday night brought His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Dynasty and President of the Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League, to Cornell. The Prince, a member of the Vietnamese imperial family gave a lecture, entitled "Revival of Vietnamese Culture: The Nguyen Dynasty," before a crowd of about 50 people. Maria Nguyen '05, vice president of the Cornell Vietnamese Association sang the American national anthem and then played the national anthem of South Vietnam. Aided by PowerPoint slides, Prince Buu Chanh then began his lecture speaking from a podium draped with the American flag...
  • CIA Agent: Nuke Attack Surely Coming

    11/14/2004 9:14:00 PM PST · by concretebob · 107 replies · 2,913+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 14 November 2004 | Dave Eberhart,
    Former CIA agent Michael Scheuer told CBS “60 Minutes”’ Steve Kroft Sunday that the U.S. fumbled 10 chances to kill or capture terror chief Osama bin Laden before 9/11. Now he is convinced that the international outlaw will attack the U.S. homeland with some sort of nuclear weapon of mass destruction.
  • 3/11 and 11/2: Vote to Reject a Truce with Terror

    11/02/2004 2:38:20 PM PST · by Robert Tracinski · 97+ views
    RobertTracinski.com ^ | 11/02/2004 | Robert Tracinski
    Osama bin Laden has clarified this election in a way the candidates could not. He has made it clear that this election is about whether we will vote for a truce with terrorism--or whether we will vote to endure long enough to win the war.
  • A Royal Solution for a Nationalist Vietnam

    10/31/2004 8:49:33 AM PST · by tranvanba · 5 replies · 1,063+ views
    PRWEB ^ | October 23, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam is politically pressuring the government of Vietnam to protect the liberty, religious rights of the Vietnamese people as well as the culture, traditions, languages of the Montagnards and Khmer Krom in Vietnam. (PRWEB) October 23, 2004 -- Today, Vietnam is experiencing a minor period of outward growth. Even the most dedicated Communists are abandoning old communist economic policies, which have proven to be ineffective and sometimes harmful. Capitalism is being introduced, with the Communist Party maintained only as a vehicle to exercise absolute control of the elite Party leaders over the common people. The...
  • A Frenchman Weaseling on Oil-for-Food

    10/22/2004 12:07:45 PM PDT · by stevejackson · 7 replies · 1,355+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 22, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Frédéric Desagneaux, consul general of France for San Francisco, is not happy with the light being shown on his country’s involvement with U.N. corruption in Iraq. Poor thing. Yesterday, the independent committee investigating corruption in the U.N.’s “oil-for-food” program for Iraq made public the names of 3,545 companies that sold goods to Saddam. Also published were the names of 248 companies which received Iraqi oil under the program. Through oil-for-food, Saddam stole “$10.1 billion through oil smuggling and kickbacks from suppliers.” Leave it to the U.N. to pull off one of the biggest scandals in world history. Evidence is emerging...
  • "Myopic View of Terrorism" CARTOON featuring John Kerry

    10/10/2004 12:32:47 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 10 replies · 1,579+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 10/10/2004 | IPWGOP
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  • Father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb punished through national humilliation: Rice

    10/05/2004 3:38:29 AM PDT · by Qaz_W · 8 replies · 382+ views
    AFP via Spacewar ^ | Oct 03, 2004 | N.A.
    Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan has been punished by being nationally humilliated, US national security couselor Condoleezza Rice said Sunday. Rice was asked on CNN to clarify President George W. Bush's statement during his debate late Thursday with Senator John Kerry that "the A.Q. Khan network has been brought to justice." Khan, the father of his country's nuclear bomb, publicly confessed in February to leaking nuclear secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea. But Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who insisted the proliferation was carried out by a handful of scientists without government involvement, has given Khan a conditional...
  • Heinz Kerry helps Democrats raise $1M at Phoenix event (ON DRUDGE)

    09/23/2004 4:16:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 89 replies · 1,339+ views
    The Phoenix Journal ^ | 09/22/04 | Mike Smuck
    LATEST NEWS 1:48 PM MST Thursday Heinz Kerry helps Democrats raise $1M at Phoenix event Mike Sunnucks The Business Journal Arizona Democrats raked in more than $1 million Wednesday night at a fund-raiser headlined by Teresa Heinz Kerry. Heinz Kerry criticized the Bush administration on tax cuts, Iraq and the war on terrorism at the event, which was held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. In regard to the hunt for terror leader Osama Bin Laden, Heinz Kerry said she could see the al-Qaida chief being caught before the November election. "I wouldn't be surprised if he appeared in...
  • Government of Vietnam Must Bring Closure to the MIA/POW Before Being Admitted to WTO

    09/10/2004 4:37:28 AM PDT · by tranvanba · 10 replies · 1,246+ views
    News Release PRWEB ^ | September 8, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    Aurora,IL (PRWEB) September 8, 2004 -- OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS - From the Office of the Leadership of the The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam & Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League: His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Nguyen Dynasty and President of The Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League denounces the Communist Government on the return of United States Servicemen MIA or possible POWs’ and Human Rights Record. It has been stated by American Marines and Army Soldiers who are in Vietnam searching for MIA's, that there is corruption within the government of Vietnam. They stated that...
  • U.S. Official: Arrest of Bin Laden Closer Than Ever

    09/03/2004 3:39:59 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 152 replies · 6,058+ views
    AP/ Kyodo ^ | Sept. 3, 2004 | Japan Today
    A U.S. counterterrorism official said here Friday that nearly 75 percent of the al-Qaida terror network’s senior leadership has been eliminated and the capture of its fugitive chief, Osama bin Laden, is closer than ever. Cofer Black, U.S. State Department coordinator for counterterrorism, told a select group of journalists that the arrests of hundreds of al-Qaida activists and members of its top hierarchy by Pakistan have brought the arrest of bin Laden closer. “If you are asking if we are close to getting OBL, the answer is yes,” he said, when asked whether the large-scale arrests are leading to the...
  • Bin Laden arrest getting closer: Pakistan interior minister

    08/13/2004 7:54:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 2,404+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/04
    Bin Laden arrest getting closer: Pakistan interior minister Fri Aug 13, 1:19 AM ET DUBAI (AFP) - Pakistani Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat said that his country's capture of top Al-Qaeda suspects brought Islamabad closer to the arrest of the terror network's chief, Osama bin Laden. Pakistan has already penetrated the network, he said on Thursday. "Undoubtedly, we have received some information and all the arrests at the Al-Qaeda leadership level bring us closer toward reaching the desired objective," Hayat told Al-Arabiya satellite television. Hayat said Pakistan's objective "is not only the arrest of bin Laden and (his number two...