Followers Celebrate Bin Laden's 50th




 
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Followers Celebrate Bin Laden's 50th
 
March 11th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Followers Celebrate Bin Laden's 50th


Followers Celebrate Bin Laden's 50th
I have a 500 pound Birthday present if he would just tell me where to deliver it.....



Washington Times
March 11, 2007
Pg. 6

By Maggie Michael, Associated Press
CAIRO -- Followers of Osama bin Laden flooded Islamic Web sites with pledges of allegiance, videos and pictures yesterday to mark the al Qaeda leader's 50th birthday, reflecting his importance as a militant symbol even though he has not shown his face for years.
One user, going by the name Abu Yacoub, posted an old picture of bin Laden wearing a helmet and khaki military uniform while carrying a two-way radio in a deserted area, possibly from his fight in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union two decades ago.
"Osama bin Laden turns 50. God protect our leader, our Sheik Osama bin Laden. God reward him for his words and actions," Abu Yacoub wrote on a Web site commonly used by insurgents.
Another message titled the "Manhattan invasion" featured old footage of the September 11 attacks in the United States and the wills of the men who hijacked the planes. Another follower posted a poem of dedication to bin Laden.
A spokesman for U.S. troops in Afghanistan expressed disgust over the celebrations.
"Instead of focusing on the anniversary of his birth, people around the world -- and particularly the people here in Afghanistan -- should take a moment to remember the innocent people who have been killed or injured by terrorist extremists like Osama bin Laden," said Maj. William Mitchell.
Like most information about bin Laden, his exact birth date is unknown.
GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia-based think tank, said bin Laden was either born March 10 or July 30 of 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The FBI just lists that he was born in 1957.
Bin Laden is thought to be hiding in Afghanistan or Pakistan. U.S.-led coalition troops have conducted hundreds of unsuccessful operations in Afghanistan to find him, but they are not allowed to pursue the terrorist leader in the border areas of Pakistan.
Intelligence officials have suggested that the trail for bin Laden has gone cold, and there has been speculation over whether he is dead or alive.
The last time bin Laden appeared in a video was Oct. 29, 2004, in a warning to the U.S. that it would face another attack if it did not stop meddling in Arab and Muslim affairs. The al Qaeda leader appeared pale and thinner in the video.
A number of bin Laden audiotapes have been posted on Islamic Web sites since then, the latest in July, but his voice has sounded tired, fueling rumors that he was seriously ill.
Bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, meanwhile, has become more public, appearing in four messages since the beginning of the year and more than a dozen in 2006.
March 11th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
I'll pitch in on a JDAM... who's with me?
March 11th, 2007  
major liability
 
 
I don't think he has much time left, whether we find him or not. Running around in the mountains with a dialysis machine and living the hard life isn't exactly good for your health.
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Followers Celebrate Bin Laden's 50th
March 12th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
Actually the exercise is probably good for him from a medical viewpoint... running from Predators, hiding from Keyhole SATs... besides everyone knows he's in Xinjiang, not Pakistan.
March 12th, 2007  
philam15
 
 
The stress wouldn't be good for him...
March 12th, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
pssssssssst... sarcasm...
March 12th, 2007  
philam15
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
pssssssssst... sarcasm...
March 13th, 2007  
Padre
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
I'll pitch in on a JDAM... who's with me?
sign me up buddy
March 15th, 2007  
A Can of Man
 
 
I'll send a belly dancer armed with a knife.
March 15th, 2007  
sunb!
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
I'll pitch in on a JDAM... who's with me?
Here's my share - sign me up please!
 


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