It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Osama or Usama

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Sep, 5 2006 @ 02:23 PM
link   
Is it Osama or Usama? or are they the same. I seem to remeber it being Osama back in the day?
www.fbi.gov...




posted on Sep, 5 2006 @ 02:32 PM
link   
Arabic has a different alphabet and sounds than we do, so converting it is imprecise and there are several different ways to spell an Arabic word using the Latin alphabet, so I guess they're both right and wrong at the same time



posted on Sep, 5 2006 @ 02:32 PM
link   
I think the CIA started calling him Osama because they were making his paychecks out to Tim Osman. Now I guess it's done by direct deposit.



posted on Sep, 5 2006 @ 02:38 PM
link   
ya its like media says osama but his initials are UBL dont figure..... im confused



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 03:14 PM
link   
well , my bro's name is usman , and its spelled osman in his passport .



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 03:18 PM
link   
Usama or Osama same difference like Al'Qaeda and Al'Qaida

variations of the same thing, depending on who was translating.



posted on Sep, 7 2006 @ 03:22 PM
link   

Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
I think the CIA started calling him Osama because they were making his paychecks out to Tim Osman. Now I guess it's done by direct deposit.


Actually the U.S. gov't has always used the "U" spelling to my knowledge, as well as FOX News. Most other news outlets use "O".




top topics



 
0

log in

join