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Bin Laden to Surface After New American Attack

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posted on Oct, 6 2005 @ 08:35 AM
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A ex-CIA expert who worked on the "bin Laden Unit" stated that he believes bin Laden is awaiting an unknown future attack on US soil to re-appear to the media. Michael Scheuer, the former head of the unit, believes bin Laden has remained silent while allowing Ayman Al-Zawahiri to make public statements in the mean time. Bin Laden's last public statement was made prior to the 2004 US elections in, what Scheuer states, was an attempt to basically say, this is your last warning.
 



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"As soon as he hits us in the United States again we'll see how important he is in the Islamic world," Michael Scheuer, the former head of the "bin Laden unit" at the CIA, told AFP in an interview.

Despite his low profile, bin Laden remains powerful, Scheuer said, shrugging off reports that the Al-Qaeda chief was isolated and his communication network shattered due to a relentless hunt for him.

"We mistake quiet for defeat or irrelevance. And all quiet is disquiet," said Scheuer, a fierce critic of the Bush administration and its "War on Terror" policy since he left the CIA in November last year.




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Mr. Scheuer states the obvious, in that bin Laden would want to take credit for any attack on US soil. What concerns me is his observations in that bin Laden has remained silent over the course of a year with no edicts or statements made. This deafening silence could be a precursor to an attack in the sense that no information is going out from bin Laden. I believe any attack that is in the final planning stage would be precursored by a statement by either bin Laden or Zawahiri that would act as a trigger message or a belssing for the go ahead for an attack. All of this is not new as statements have precluded almost every attack in the past.

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[edit on 10/6/2005 by SHADOW266]

[edit on 10/12/05 by FredT]




posted on Oct, 6 2005 @ 09:16 AM
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Bush will have to get him if he wants his popularity to go up to 80-90%...



posted on Oct, 6 2005 @ 09:26 AM
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his popularity to go up to 80-90%...


That will never happen.

50% of Americans see bush for what he is, that's why they didn't vote for him.

OBL, might as well be dead. In this case, to kill the serpent you cant cut off the head.



posted on Oct, 6 2005 @ 09:53 AM
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I believe what the author of the article was trying to convey is the apparent silence of bin Laden may precipitate an upcomming attack. "Chatter" subsides prior to an attack because the operatives do not want to jeapordize their mission. His main message is to not celebrate the death of bin Laden just because of silence. The real danger comes as Al Qaeda has de-centralized it's operations and has become more independant from senior leaders. Bin Laden has become a symbolic leader and true you are, his death does not necessarily mean the end of AQ.

[edit on 10/6/2005 by SHADOW266]



posted on Oct, 6 2005 @ 01:05 PM
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That will never happen.


Isn't that that happened in 2004 december when he captured Saddam?



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