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Who is Osama Bin Laden?
September 12, 2001 7:02 PM   Subscribe

Who is Osama Bin Laden? ...The Afghan jihad was backed with American dollars and had the blessing of the governments of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. He received security training from the CIA itself, according to Middle Eastern analyst Hazhir Teimourian.
Is OBL the United State's Golem?
posted by housepox (2 comments total)

 
please. get an idea. see thread on copely hotel raid for a nice little scenerio i came up with this afternoon concerning this buzz on bin laden under house arrest by taliban. see ya.
posted by clavdivs at 7:20 PM on September 12, 2001


Here's an article on Bin Laden from the New York Times, it was on the front page Sept 9.
NYT Bin laden article

"Mr. bin Laden is threatening still more attacks. He tells followers that there is nothing to fear from the United States and that their Islamic faith and their willingness to die is enough to neutralize America's military might."
posted by sdinan at 9:24 PM on September 12, 2001


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