Chef says bin Laden fled to Iran.
February 6, 2002 6:35 AM   Subscribe

Chef says bin Laden fled to Iran. "Osama had three offers of escape," he tells the Christian Science Monitor. "One from Iraq, one from Iran, and another from some mafia types.... We received a lot of Iranian currency, and the commanders distributed it to the soldiers," he says, adding that he received 700,000 rials ($1,400) for his own personal use." He also says that bin Laden prefers quail for dinner.
posted by thescoop (8 comments total)
 
Ah, the return of our old foe, bin Laden. What a great segway for Georgie to ride his horsie to another country.
posted by holycola at 7:01 AM on February 6, 2002


What a great segway for Georgie to ride his horsie...

Dear Lord, it's segue. Unless, of course, the transition of which you speak travels at a top speed of 12mph.
posted by Danelope at 11:22 AM on February 6, 2002


Maybe holie can speakie in more kiddie language, to make clear the maturity and depth of his contempt.

There's not really much to add here -- I doubt OBL is planning to stay in Iran. The Caucasus does sound like a more logical destination; the Chechens seem to have been some of the most ardent and loyal followers in the final days, and right now the region has the Russians stalemated, and there's much less likelihood of American assets getting wind of him.
posted by dhartung at 12:52 PM on February 6, 2002


Chef says bin Laden fled to Iran.

The hell I did!
posted by ColdChef at 2:19 PM on February 6, 2002


Maybe holie can speakie in more kiddie language

Sorry dhartung, I just can't resist spelling out what I think of the man-child that sits in the big chair.

My reaction is based on the fortuity of, after a few weeks of speculation that OBL is dead, having 'new' reports of his making tracks for another country that just happens to be on America's shitlist. It just smacks too much of a neat narrative - chasing the supervillain - that makes a move on Iran more palatable to the public. I think it's more well-timed propaganda than real news.
posted by holycola at 6:48 PM on February 6, 2002


Where the holy f*** do you think the man's going to go, Palm Springs?

Kneejerk cynicism, my reactionary little friend.
posted by dhartung at 11:19 PM on February 6, 2002


Why thanks for your condecension, dhartung. My point is not whether it's likely that he went to Iran. My point is that the timing of this discovery is suspiciously close to GB's rattling of the sabre in Iran's direction.

Clever use of the asterisk, btw. I really have no idea what that word could be, and am therefore spared any potential offense. Could it be flub? forp? fazb? I'm stumped.
posted by holycola at 5:35 AM on February 7, 2002


C'├ętait un chief ou un chef?
posted by ParisParamus at 6:01 AM on February 7, 2002


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