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Osama's Alive and will appear on TV soon

Osama bin Laden is alive and will appear on a videotape soon, a man who identified himself as a senior al-Qaida member told an Arabic weekly.
Osama's Alive and will appear on TV soon
Osama's Alive and will appear on TV soon
well, WHICH is it??

Report: Bin Laden is alive and will appear on TV soon

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The Associated Press Oct. 13, 2002
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Osama bin Laden is alive and will appear on a videotape soon, a man who identified himself as a senior al-Qaida member told an Arabic weekly.

"Sheik Osama is alive and in good health. He has gained more weight due to security precautions and his inability to move a lot as you will notice in his next appearance," Abdel Rahman al-Rashed told the London-based Arabic-language magazine Al Majalla in remarks published Friday.

Mahmoud Khalil, a correspondent for the weekly, told The Associated Press Sunday that he conducted the interview over a week in October through the Internet. He said it took him more than a month to arrange it.

Khalil, who is based in Dubai, said al-Rashed told him he was a Kuwaiti national.

"I used to send him one question every day and wait for his answer to send the other question," Khalil said. He refused to say how he got in touch with al-Rashed.

In the interview, al-Rashed said bin Laden, whose al-Qaida terror network is blamed for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington, is alive and will appear soon on a videotape with a new statement. He didn't elaborate.

Al-Rashed was quoted as saying that bin Laden chose not to appear on a videotape on the first anniversary of the attacks, because he did not want people to "tie (his) victory to his character."

"Bin Laden is completely indifferent to all claims that he was killed. He does not choose the time of his appearances to deny such claims," al-Rashed said, according to the magazine.

Earlier this month, the Qatar-based satellite TV station al-Jazeera aired a voice tape in which a male voice attributed to bin Laden warned that the "youths of God" are planning more attacks against the United States.

Al-Jazeera said the voice was that of bin Laden, but there was no way to verify the claim.

US officials have said they don't know whether bin Laden is still alive.

Focusing on what he described as al-Qaida's media strategy, al-Rashed told Al Majalla that al-Qaida had set aside a budget for "a media department to address the Muslim people."

"Sheik Osama pays heed to the media ... we have a specialized department for print, audio and video production and a team of Internet experts," al-Rashed was quoted as saying.

In the interview, al-Rashed also denied US claims that al-Qaida has relations with the Iraqi regime, saying that the reason behind any US attack on Iraq would be to control the Iraqi oil.

US President George W. Bush has said al-Qaida had had high-level contacts with Baghdad for a decade and sent operatives to Iraq to learn to make bombs and use poison weapons. Bush said some al-Qaida leaders had fled to Iraq after their haven in Afghanistan was attacked by the United States in retaliation for Sept. 11.

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bed buddy 13.Oct.2002 17:57

ogeie

Why search? He's at Camp David. Or in Kennebunkport ME.

UH HUH... 13.Oct.2002 18:35

Trilox

There isn't any way to verify the date of any video they may release unless he makes references to current events. Instead, I imagine Al Queda will release some footage previous to Tora Bora and try and play it off as recent because thats when he got turned into a million small particles by a daisy cutter...

Assuming we'll be coming under attack 13.Oct.2002 18:54

bov

By either real or fake (govt) Osama, what precautions would it make sense to take (aside from voting out whatever idiot republicrats we can)? Which places will be targetted? I'm in a place with a national monument (GGBridge), but luckily I'm across the bay. Not far enough to escape nuclear fallout, however. Yesterday i met a WTC survivor who is still working at ground zero - I thought, I'd just move and get another job. But it isn't that easy. You think you're being rediculous. But then, who knows?

Where would be the best place in the US to take refuge as our government tears into the hornet's nest (or fakes strikes themselves)?

Probably we'll need to build bomb shelters again . . .

Another place to find Bin Laden 13.Oct.2002 19:06

Postman

Bin Laden at the White House or Kennebunkport? I think he's probably staying at Craig Rosebraugh's pad, eating tofu and cleaning lice out of his beard.

he's a greeter at wal-mart 13.Oct.2002 21:12

sunday

List of Experts

List of Experts on Islam, Islamism, and the Middle East
The following list of experts is provided to guide television and radio bookers, sponsors of lecture series, and others interested in booking knowledgeable specialists on Middle Eastern and Islamic issues.

The names are listed alphabetically, along with their areas of expertise and e-mail addresses.

Ziad Abdelnour
Lebanon, Middle East Christians, Hizbullah
 ziad@i-2000.com

Patrick Clawson
Iran, Middle East economics
 patrickc@washingtoninstitute.org

Khalid Durán
Islam, Pakistan, Sudan, American Muslims
Director, Council on Middle Eastern Affairs
Contact through Benador Associates

John Eibner
Sudan, Slavery
 john.eibner@csi-int.org

Joseph Farah
Arab-Americans, Arab-Israeli conflict
 jfarah@worldnetdaily.com

Gary Gambill
Syria, Lebanon, Hizbullah
 Gambill@meib.org

Martin Kramer
Islam, Middle East studies, Arab-Israel conflict
 kramer@meforum.org

William Kristol
U.S. policy in the Middle East
 wkristol@weeklystandard.com

Habib Malik
Lebanon, Middle East Christians, Hizbullah
 HabibCMalik@hotmail.com

Judith Miller
Militant Islam, Biological warfare
 miller@nytimes.com

Daniel Pipes
Islam, Arab-Israel conflict, Syria, American Muslims
 pipes@meforum.org

Michael Rubin
Iran, Iraq
Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Contact through Benador Associates

Robert Satloff
Jordan, Arab-Israel conflict
 robs@washingtoninstitute.org

Jonathan Schanzer
Palestinian politics, Militant Islam
 Schanzer@meforum.org

Meyrav Wurmser
Arab-Israel conflict, Israeli politics
Director of the Center for Middle East Policy, Hudson Institute
Contact through Benador Associates

 http://www.meforum.org/experts.php

Thank god you're such an idiot 13.Oct.2002 22:17

bushlicker

otherwise people would be tempted to take you seriously.

trilox 14.Oct.2002 09:18

you didn't see

when you got craig's license plate. there were two others eyeing you. they followed you back to your house and have staked it out now for almost two weeks. i heard they have your living patterns down and know when you leave. hope you've changed your passwords lately.

I just love the selective censorship here... 14.Oct.2002 13:21

Trilox

"when you got craig's license plate. there were two others eyeing you. they followed you back to your house and have staked it out now for almost two weeks. i heard they have your living patterns down and know when you leave. hope you've changed your passwords lately."

Thats pretty funny. Remove the part where I talk about watching Craig Rosbraugh come out of the capitalist sweatshop labor Kmart on the arm of little Gothic chic. Then someone else says they were watching me? Thats a good one! Describe my vehicle then genius.

well, to *start* with, Trilox . . . 14.Oct.2002 20:16

here's your *vehicle*

well, to *start* with, Trilox . . .
well, to *start* with, Trilox . . .

and to follow up, Trilox 14.Oct.2002 20:26

here's you with some buds . . .

and to follow up, Trilox
and to follow up, Trilox

Cool stuff... 14.Oct.2002 22:10

Trilox

Thats some mighty fine Photoshopping there dude. You should quit your hairdressing job and get into graphic design...