Just As I Said Here: Osama Bin Laden Is Dead!
On November 24, 2002 Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes fame, declared his belief that Osama Bin Laden was dead. I concurred with this assessment 1,000% -- and it appears as though I was 1,000% correct!
Just as I have been saying since 9/11 itself, and since April 2006 on this site, Osama Bin Laden is dead. A recently leaked French intelligence document confirms the death of Bin Laden, according to French President Jacques Chirac, who spoke on this subject today September 23, 2006. To reiterate, one of my sources had told me in December 2001 that Bin Laden was already dead, at that point in time. Some people laughed, refusing to believe the authenticity of the data, as passed to me from this source.
The way that this is going to play out -- take my word for it -- is that the news of Bin Laden's death will be the ultimate ending of this story -- which is surrounded by a flurry of unconfirmed statements. This has the feel of a limited hang-out -- where the news of Bin Laden's death will be highly damaging to the Bush regime's so-called GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR. By the way, 'global war' is a code phrase for WORLD WAR, meaning that the war on terror is actually the beginning of WW-III.
The Bush Neo-Nazi-Cons will have an interesting time trying to SPIN this one.
Nevertheless, as one of my sources told me YEARS AGO, BIn Laden IS dead, HAS BEEN dead, and news of this will have to be admitted to at some time in the near future. Let's see what KARL ROVE (real name: KARL ROVERER; a dual citizen of Germany first and the USA second) does with this one!
The report below that the House of Saud does not know whether or not the son of its' royal family is dead is complete nonsense! Of course they know. The problem is HOW they are going to release this data to the global press without the war on terror falling apart is the likely reason for their current prevarication on this matter.
CHIRAC: BIN LADEN INTEL NOT CONFIRMED
by Elaine Ganley
PARIS (AP) - A leaked French intelligence document raises the possibility Osama bin Laden died of typhoid, but President Jacques Chirac said Saturday the report was "in no way whatsoever confirmed" and officials from Kabul to Washington expressed skepticism about its accuracy.
There have been numerous reports over the years that bin Laden had been killed or that he was dangerously ill, but the al-Qaida leader has periodically released audiotapes appealing to followers and commenting on current news events.
The regional French newspaper l'Est Republicain printed what it described as a copy of a confidential document from the DGSE intelligence service citing an uncorroborated report from a "usually reliable source" who said Saudi secret services were convinced that bin Laden had died.
The document, dated Thursday, was sent to Chirac and other top French officials, the newspaper said.
"This information is in no way whatsoever confirmed," Chirac said when asked about the document. "I have no comment."
Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry offered no details. "I've heard the reports, but I have no information at all. I have no idea," spokesman Mansour al-Turki told The Associated Press.
In Washington, Blair Jones, a presidential spokesman, said the White House could not confirm the report's accuracy. But two U.S. intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said U.S. agencies had no information to suggest bin Laden was dead or dying.
A senior official in Afghanistan's Foreign Ministry said he was very skeptical of the document, noting past false reports of the death of bin Laden. He declined to let his name be used because he was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly.
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Tasnim Aslam, called the information "speculative," saying his government had no information on bin Laden.
Many people suspect bin Laden and other al-Qaida leaders are hiding in the Pakistani mountains along the border with Afghanistan.
Among previous reports, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said during the U.S.-led offensive that toppled Afghanistan's Taliban regime in late 2001 that he was "reasonably sure" bin Laden had been killed by U.S. bombing raids on the Tora Bora caves.
Bin Laden also was rumored to have kidney problems, but a physician detained by Pakistan on suspicion he was treating top Taliban and al-Qaida militants told AP in December 2002 that the al-Qaida leader was in excellent health when the physician saw him a year earlier.
The Washington-based IntelCenter, which monitors terrorism communications, said it was not aware of reports on the Internet speculating about bin Laden and a life-threatening illness.
"We've seen nothing from any al-Qaida messaging or other indicators that would point to the death of Osama bin Laden," IntelCenter director Ben N. Venzke told AP.
Al-Qaida would likely release information of bin Laden's death fairly quickly if it were true, said Venzke, whose organization also provides counterterrorism intelligence services for the U.S. government.
"They would want to release that to sort of control the way that it unfolds. If they wait too long, they could lose the initiative on it," he said.
IntelCenter said the last time it could be sure bin Laden was alive was June 29, when al-Qaida released an audiotaped eulogy for al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed by a U.S. air strike in Iraq earlier that month.
Chirac spoke at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Compiegne, France, where the leaders were meeting.
Putin suggested leaks can be ways to manipulate. "When there are leaks ... one can say that (they) were done especially," he said.
Chirac said he was "a bit surprised" at the leak and had asked Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie to investigate how the document was published.
The document from DGSE, or Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure, indicated the information came from a single source. "According to a usually reliable source, Saudi security services are now convinced that Osama bin Laden is dead," it said.
"The chief of al-Qaida was a victim of a severe typhoid crisis while in Pakistan on August 23, 2006," the document said. His geographic isolation meant medical assistance was impossible, the French report said, adding that his lower limbs were allegedly paralyzed.
According to the document, Saudi security services were pursuing further details, notably the place of bin Laden's burial.
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The following sources were used in the creation of this Kentroversy Paper . . .
Chirac: Bin Laden Intel Not Confirmed (September 23, 2006)
Osama Bin Dead! (September 8, 2006)
Osama Bin Laden Is Dead! (April 7, 2006)
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