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Posted: 8/27/2002 9:11:03 AM EDT
At least that what some of the Muslims are saying...and check out his new "gameplan" against the U.S. LONDON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden ( news - web sites) is firmly back in command of al Qaeda and the group is digging in for guerrilla attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan ( news - web sites), an Arab journalist with close ties to the militant's associates said on Tuesday. Abdel-Bari Atwan, editor of the London-based daily al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper, said al Qaeda associates recently told him the network had regained confidence after facing intense U.S. bombing and was ready to fight U.S. troops over the long haul. "Al Qaeda were shattered during the U.S. bombing so it was difficult for bin Laden to stay in control. Now they said he is fully in command again and they have regrouped and are organized again," Atwan told Reuters. "Al Qaeda people say they are relaxed now and they will fight a war of attrition against U.S. soldiers," added Atwan, who interviewed bin Laden in 1996 and keeps in contact with his associates and followers. Bin Laden was in good health and "safe" and was planning new attacks on the United States, he was told, but his whereabouts were not disclosed. The United States launched strikes on Afghanistan last year to flush out al Qaeda and hunt down bin Laden, its prime suspect in the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, and punish the Taliban regime that protected him. But remnants of al Qaeda and their Taliban allies have continually frustrated the U.S.-led coalition by hiding in mountains, melting into the local population or fleeing into neighboring Pakistan or Iran. Atwan said that the al Qaeda and Taliban had re-established links that were severed when the United States began its military campaign in Afghanistan. "They are working together again. They are organizing," he said. There is no trail, meanwhile, leading to bin Laden. Bin Laden's associates told Atwan that the Saudi-born militant was well, "safe" and planning new attacks on the United States. They did not say where bin Laden was currently living. "My sense is that he will time any new attack to coincide with a U.S. attack on Iraq. He would want to capitalize on this to appeal to the Arab street so he will probably delay any attacks until the United States moves on Iraq," said Atwan Keep chantin' Dorothy, [b][blue]NAKED[/blue][/b]
Link Posted: 8/27/2002 9:35:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2002 10:20:21 AM EDT
Osama is not decomposing, he has been atomized by a bunch of 2,000 pounders and a daisy cutter or two.
Link Posted: 8/27/2002 10:28:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/27/2002 10:30:04 AM EDT
Blah, blah, blah, blah.
Link Posted: 8/27/2002 10:44:21 PM EDT
I think he is from a family of about 22,and has many brothers that look just like him(resisted the they all look alike pun) But who knows I have a skinny friend that looks just like him,not enough that I could collect the bounty(I mentioned this to him and he shaved). Bob A dead Laudins a good laudin.
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