Osama bin Laden

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Did Afghanistan offer to put Osama bin Laden on trial before the 9/11 attacks?

The hunt for Osama bin Laden was one of the dominant narratives of global history over the past 10 years, culminating in a shoot-out earlier this year in which the al-Qaida leader was killed. But it is now being claimed that the US was offered bin Laden on a platter shortly before 9/11, and showed … Continue reading

Osama bin Laden planned to try to assassinate Barack Obama on 9/11 anniversary this year?

US officials apparently believe that Osama bin Laden was focused on plans to assassinate either Barack Obama or General David Petraeus around the time of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 later this year. It’s believed that the al-Qaida leader was looking into ways of using rocket-propelled grenades (RPG’s) to bring down Air Force One or … Continue reading

Gawker accused of trying to reveal identity of CIA agent behind Osama bin Laden kill?

For weeks, there has been speculation that an unnamed CIA agent was intricately involved with the (successful) plot to kill Osama bin Laden and deserves much of the credit. Given the nature of these things, however, his identity has not been revealed, although he has been referred to as ‘John’ once or twice. Now Gawker¬†has … Continue reading

CIA organised fake vaccine program in Pakistan to try to trap Osama bin Laden family

As the noose tightened around Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, the CIA apparently organised a fake vaccine program in an attempt to get DNA traces from bin Laden’s family members. It has emerged that the CIA arranged for a Pakistan doctor, Shakil Afridi, to set up the vaccination drive. The program was started in a … Continue reading

Osama bin Laden wanted to change al-Qaida’s name

In the months before he died, Osama bin Laden was reportedly obsessed with al-Qaida’s brand image and keen to find a new name for the organisation. Concerned that ‘al-Qaida’, which means ‘the network’ or ‘the base’, was insufficiently religious, bin Laden is said to have sought suggestions for a new moniker. It seems bin Laden … Continue reading

CIA believes data from Osama bin Laden phone hints at Pakistani intelligence assistance

Since Osama bin Laden was killed, US intelligence forces have been feverishly working to analyse computers, phones and other material seized during the Abbottabad raid. And now it seems that some cell phones, in particular, are revealing some surprising information. Among the claims is one that suggests Osama bin Laden had links with Harakat-ul-Mujahedeen and, … Continue reading

US formally drops criminal charges against Osama bin Laden

Depending on your point of view, Osama bin Laden is currently either being nibbled by fish at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, or kicking back with a load of virgins in heaven.¬†But wherever he is, bin Laden can relax a little, because the US has formally dropped criminal charges against him. The move is … Continue reading

Pakistan arrests informant who helped catch Osama bin Laden

The man who got to wear the ‘I helped catch Osama bin Laden and all I got was this lousy T-shirt’ now has even less, because the Pakistani secret service has arrested him. Why? Who knows? But the information ties in with other reports suggesting that several key figures who helped nail bin Laden have … Continue reading

Undersea explorer Bill Warren plans to find and photograph dead body of Osama bin Laden in North Arabian sea

When US forces gave Osama bin Laden a burial at sea, it was inevitable that some people would wonder if the body was really bin Laden’s at all. And it was also inevitable that someone would decide to dive down and try to find the body. Meet Bill Warren. He’s an undersea explorer and treasure … Continue reading

Tea Party says Osama bin Laden should have been buried “in pig fat”

A leading Tea Party figure, Tea Party Nation’s Judson Phillips, has suggested that Osama bin Laden should have been buried in pig fat, and that this fate should meet all Islamic terrorists killed by the US. The reason? Apparently this deeply insulting gesture would show all Islamists that they will never get to heaven in … Continue reading