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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:15 PM
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Al-Jazeera: Bin Laden attempts to head to Yemen
http://www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/news_service/world_ful...

Bin Laden attempts to head to Yemen
Al-Jazeera - 08/04/2004 01:45:00 GMT


Osama Bin Laden is attempting to enter the Arabic Gulf state of Yemen by means of a sea vessel which his team hope to board along the coast of Pakistan. Al Jazeera were told by local villagers that two attempts to board vessels have failed due to increased security around the coastal region of Pakistan.

According to sources, Bin Laden who in March entered into Pakistan escaped Pakistani and American troops after his location was successfully pin-pointed. Since then he has headed South and now is attempting to leave the region entirely to escape to the tribal region of Yemen.
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FWIW...
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JaySherman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:16 PM
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1. Thought they had him cornered.
Guess not.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:19 PM
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2. I just may win this thing.
I predicted that Osama will be found in Yemen. But not until May, I believe.
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Snoggera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:19 PM
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3. Could be an attempt at misdirection?
Why would Al-Jazeera publish this info?
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:23 PM
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6. This is being reported now,
so that every talking head and newsmodel can do nothing but yap about it tomorrow. And that way, the second or third story on the news can be about Condi's testimony. (I could be all wet about this, though-it is being reported by Al-Jazeera. And not a real impartial source like, you know, the Washington Times.)
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:59 PM
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9. Bingo
You're right.......the media will do everything they can to keep tomorrow from being a slow news day. Otherwise, people might actually be interested in what Kindasleazy has to say under oath.

:eyes:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 08:20 PM
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20. nah the WH wants Condi to be big news a while more.
Keeps us from demandin answers about what's going on in Iraq
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 07:54 PM
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17. Hi Snoggera!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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tlcandie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:20 PM
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4. So, he's wanting to be captured ... our military/coverts, etc., are
incapable and he needs to leave them clues? Besides the fact that he was reportedly cornered, now I'm really confused ... :shrug:
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CaptainClark23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:23 PM
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5. So now Al-Jaz has his coords?
"According to sources, Bin Laden who in March entered into Pakistan escaped Pakistani and American troops after his location was successfully pin-pointed."

You'd think if his location was successfully pinpointed they'd have found him at that pinpoint? I'd call not finding him an UNsuccessful pin-point. Or non-point. Or something generally other than successful in any case.

So why does Al-Jaz go to print with this information? On the one hand, if they wanted to help nail UBL they would pass this intelligence onto to TF29. On the other hand, if they wanted UBL to stay loose, this is tipping him off.

This is assuming that Al-Jaz thinks he's still alive at all.

I don't get this story. It stinks. But then that could just be the pervasive odor of anything now coming out about UBL.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:32 PM
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7. Do we hate Yemen yet?
I am ready when it happens.
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:41 PM
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8. We hate Yemen
We have always been at war with Yemen. ;-)
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James T. Kirk Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 07:02 AM
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13. Yemen cooperation
Didn't Yemen let the US blow up a car full of Al Qaeda baddies inside Yemen in 2002?
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:10 PM
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10. Apparently, he is mastering "marketing" skills *LOL*
Give me a break,...please.
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adriennui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:26 PM
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11. bush
doesn't want him to be found...yet.
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:31 PM
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12. May not be such a good idea...acording to this article, Yemen has
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 11:33 PM by Gloria

bought off a lot of the Al-Qaida....See last paragraph...



From the current World Media Watch....

5//The Moscow Times Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2004. Page 3

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/04/07/013.ht...



MIDDLE EAST STABILITY TOPS YEMENI TALKS

Combined Reports



President Vladimir Putin pledged Russian help Tuesday in promoting stability in the Middle East, telling visiting Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh that Moscow was paying close attention to the troubled region.



(SNIP)



The Soviet Union and then Russia have delivered some $8 billion worth of military technology and arms to Yemen, Interfax reported, citing a defense industry source.



Deliveries have included a shipment of 31 T-80 tanks in 2000, according to the Newsru.com news agency. In 2001, Yemen signed a contract for MiG-29 fighter planes, the first batch of which was delivered the following year.



"The Russian business community's interest in cooperation with your country is growing," Putin told Saleh on Tuesday.



(SNIP)



Topping the agenda, however, was the ongoing violence in the Middle East and the situation in Iraq.


(SNIP)


International terrorism was also on the agenda, with Putin congratulating Saleh for his "principled position in the fight against terrorism."



Yemeni Prime Minister Abdul-Kader Bajammal said Sunday that Yemen -- the ancestral home of Osama bin Laden -- has dismantled 90 percent of his al-Qaida cells in the country, in part by payoffs to tribes that once sheltered them.



(MORE)

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James T. Kirk Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 07:05 AM
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14. With friends like that, who needs Yemenis?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 08:17 PM
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19. LOL good pun
Edited on Thu Apr-08-04 08:18 PM by AZDemDist6
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 07:07 AM
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15. Sorry, he's been driving cabs in the UAE for months
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 01:47 PM
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16. Is It Too Much To Hope That
Is it too much to hope that Bush family business partner bin Laden family's black sheep will be caught by US NATO partners France or Spain? Now wouldn't that be embarassing for the Runnin' W Posse?
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 08:10 PM
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18. local villagers
Sure thing, this would be like aliens from outer space getting the straight skinny from the rednecks hanging around a gas station in Mississippi.
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