July 24, 2003

Bin Laden 'alive', 'recruiting'

(7/23/03) Yes, Saddam's sons are dead. Will it lead to a
diminishing of the war of attrition being waged
against our troops in Iraq? I hope so, but it is
unlikely. Remember, months ago Saddam and his sons
were irrelevant (because the Bush cabal couldn't find
them, or didn't want to), weeks ago capturing/killing
Saddam and his sons became imperative (because the
Bush cabal did not want to admit it had a guerilla
insurgency on its hands, and needed bogey men to pin
it on). The elimination of Saddam's sons may have
helped the stock market and the _resident's polls, but
only for a little while...The fundamental truths still
remain unchanged...MEANWHILE, from Germany (a faithful
ally that has shed the blood of its troops in
Afghanistan and been aggressive and proactive in the
real war on terror being waged in Europe while
resisting the arrogance and wrongness of the
_resident's regime) via Queensland, Australia's
Courier Mail, news of Osama bin Laden and his No. 1
(two more men that the Bush Cabal has said are
irrelevant or key depending upon how they are spinning
evidence of their own incompetence from one day to the
next)...The _resident lashed out at Syria and Iran the
other day, but his "ally" Gen. IShotTheSheriff in
Pakistan harbors Osama, and his family's business
associates in Saudi Arabia support Osama bin
Laden...Remember, 2+2=4


Bin Laden 'alive', 'recruiting'
From correspondents in Berlin

OSAMA bin Laden was probably still alive and al-Qaeda
was recruiting new followers in Arab countries and
Europe, Germany's foreign spy chief said today. At the
same time, Western spy agencies have noted an increase
in worldwide communications among members of the
terrorist network "in recent weeks and months", said
August Hanning, head of Germany's Federal Intelligence
"We see no all-clear signal at this time. Rather, we
are seeing an increase in (terrorist) activities,"
Hanning said in a speech to a security conference in

He said bin Laden and his top deputy, Ayman
al-Zawahiri, were suspected of being holed up in the
Afghan-Pakistani border area, southeast of the Afghan
capital Kabul.

"Based on several clues, we assume that bin Laden and
al-Zawahiri are still in this region," he said,
without giving details.

The United States has said it does not know whether
bin Laden, whom it blames for last year's September 11
attacks on New York and Washington, is dead or alive.

Al-Qaeda's ability to mobilise followers in Arab
countries and Europe "remains relatively high,"
Hanning said, noting that mosques were often used to
recruit in major European cities.

These included Hamburg, where three of the September
11 suicide hijackers lived undetected while plotting
the attacks.

"We see that recruiting is going on," he said. "We
have European centres that are still being used for
recruiting today."

German authorities have stepped up anti-terrorism
precautions since a speaker, said to be al-Zawahiri,
issued a warning to US allies to get out of the Muslim
world in a taped interview circulated last month.

"The mujahid youth has already sent messages to
Germany and France," the speaker said.

"However, if these doses are not enough, we are
prepared, with the help of Allah, to inject further

A May 8 attack on a bus in Pakistan killed 11 French
engineers, and an April 11 blast at a synagogue in
Tunisia killed 16 people, including 11 Germans.

Both attacks have been linked to al-Qaeda.

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Posted by richard at July 24, 2003 12:37 PM