Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bin Laden News: Son dead but father lives on

For how many more years, or is it generations, will we have to hear the media whores invoke the bin Laden name?
It is reported that the 'baby bin ladens' of 'al qaeda' are in training. Attacks on jungle gyms are imminent.

Osama bin Laden son 'probably killed in US drone attack'

One of Osama bin Laden's sons was probably killed in a US drone strike on a target in Pakistan's tribal areas earlier this year, according to a US report.

Saad bin Laden, who was in his late 20s, is believed to have been hit by a Hellfire missile fired by a CIA-operated Predator unmanned aircraft.

US intelligence officials cannot confirm Saad's identity without a DNA test but are "80 to 85%" certain he is dead, according to a US counter-terrorism official quoted by National Public Radio.

In Islamabad, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency, said it was trying to confirm the report. "We're aware of it, and we're seeking independent confirmation," he said.

Bin Laden, who is believed to be sheltering along the mountainous tribal belt along the Afghan border, is believed to have at least 12 sons. While some returned to Saudi Arabia, at least six – including Saad – stayed at his side to fight.

Saad is thought to have been mostly in exile in Iran since 2001, highlighting the murky relationship between the Shia state and al-Qaida, which is dominated by Sunni extremists.

In 2003 he was accused of orchestrating a series of largely ineffectual bombings in Saudi Arabia against government offices, oil installations and the US consulate in Jeddah.

He and his brother Mohamed were once groomed for future leadership of al-Qaida, according to the The Bin Ladens, a book by the veteran US journalist Steve Coll. Some reports say he moved from Iran to Pakistan in 2008.

The US counter-terrorism official quoted by NPR said Saad was not senior enough in the al-Qaida ranks to be personally targeted, and was probably "in the wrong place at the wrong time".

"We make a big deal out of him because of his last name," he said.

The US has carried out almost 50 drone strikes in the tribal belt, mostly in north and south Waziristan, since the beginning of the year. Casualties are notoriously difficult to estimate but one news agency puts the toll at 470.

The dead include several al-Qaida figures as well the families of those sheltering them. {source}

And yes Margaret, daddy bin Laden is dead but his spirit of propaganda lives on.


  1. Don't you just love the "timely" yet "murky" relationship with Iran? Al-CIA-Duh calls them heretics but they work with them. Sunni and Shi'ite are at each others throats, but working together.

    For the record, I've stopped believing the entire range of Muslim-hating, Zionist war garbage. I find it very interesting that their mosques and markets only blow up AFTER USrael has gotten there. I guess the tolerance and intermarriage (even with Christians) of centuries is easily undone.

    "Terrorism" is a government created, funded, and directed enterprise, and the "mainstream" -- finding themselves further out to sea if you ask me -- American media's job is to cover up that fact.

  2. With the war against Afghanistan going to hell and the number of caskets coming home increasing, this was a predictable ploy.

    I thought Rita KATZ of SITE or Ben VENZKE of IntelCenter would 'find' another Bin Laden tape for the masses to view, but maybe that will come out now that one of the deceased Bin Laden's sons has been killed.

    Who are we fighting this week? Oceania or East Asis?

    I always get those two mixed up.