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SAS joins fresh bid to snare bin Laden

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posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 09:51 AM
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American and British forces have launched a dramatic new effort to capture or kill Osama bin Laden and other senior al-Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan.

SAS detachments will join thousands of US troops - including a 'super-secret' special forces unit transferred from Iraq - and contingents of Afghan soldiers in a huge sweep of mountainous border areas where the terrorists are believed to be hiding.

www.modoracle.com...://www.modoracle.com/news/detail.h2f?id=4762&searched=1




posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 11:56 AM
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Seems a little unnecessary, as we likely have him in a little hidey hole, ready to trump out just before the election, hehe.....


*sigh*



posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 12:40 PM
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SAS may not be required if this turns out to be true. That Iran actually has and has been holding OBL for the State Department.


3-1-2004
Iran: Bin Laden Captured
The Pentagon denies a Iranian report that Osama bin Laden was captured some time ago and is being held secretly so the timing of an announcement can bolster President Bush's reelection chances. The claim, reported in an Australian newspaper, cited an informed source. Meanwhile, the Sunday Telegraph of London reports that bin Laden, while not yet captured, is "boxed in" by American troops in a mountain redoubt on the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier. The British paper, too, suggested that Bush may be waiting for the opportune political moment to pounce.


taken from www.wired.com

Although IMO he is really boxed in and has been under "observation" for some time, until the timing is right for his capture.



posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 12:54 PM
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I'd love to see the SAS boys take bin Laden... the bastard would be behind bars, our (America's) closest allies will have a much-deserved share in the glory, and political maneuvering will likely be stunted...

Not that I'm adverse to Bush postponing the news of bin Laden's capture, but, you know, keep things fair and all that.



posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 02:29 PM
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It would actually be great to see that SAS capture Bin Laden, i wonder if it could have a negative effect on bush's election campaign?
or would be a an embarrasment to the USA's campaign at all?



posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 03:30 PM
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I don't think it would be an embarrasment at all if the SAS or any member of the coalition forces caught OBL. Remember, England is Americas closest ally, so any capture of an enemy leader is likely the sum of all our(the coalition) work. Remember, when we got Saddam, Bush gave credit to everyone, because everyone was involved. It doesnt much matter who physically captures OBL, its more of a matter that we do prove victorious. That being said, I'm fairly certain England would let us in on the Operation, seeing the obvious fact of what he did to the US.



posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 03:32 PM
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3-1-2004
Iran: Bin Laden Captured
The Pentagon denies a Iranian report that Osama bin Laden was captured some time ago and is being held secretly so the timing of an announcement can bolster President Bush's reelection chances. The claim, reported in an Australian newspaper, cited an informed source. Meanwhile, the Sunday Telegraph of London reports that bin Laden, while not yet captured, is "boxed in" by American troops in a mountain redoubt on the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier. The British paper, too, suggested that Bush may be waiting for the opportune political moment to pounce.


Oops....busted!
It'll still work though of course....but I'd love to know what they're telling the soldiers to keep them from wanting to go in....somehow, orders just don't seem to be enough in this case....

[Edited on 1-3-2004 by Gazrok]



posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 12:14 PM
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Oops....busted!
It'll still work though of course....but I'd love to know what they're telling the soldiers to keep them from wanting to go in....somehow, orders just don't seem to be enough in this case....

Hmm, lets see....

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of religous fundamentalists who are holed up in a nice easy to defend cave which they know well. Their sole purpose, to kill as many of the enemy as they can. Our guys have to go into that mess and rout them out, so that we can show some evidence to all the doubters in the world.

Trust me, they aren't telling them anything to keep them out of those caves right now. I would guess that they are using this time to get all of the forces and equipment in place so that they can get this taken care of as quickly as possible with the least amount of casualties on our side.



posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Seems a little unnecessary, as we likely have him in a little hidey hole, ready to trump out just before the election, hehe.....


*sigh*


I agree Gazrok. Everyone needs to keep their eyes peeled in the news the month before or during the elections. I'll bet you that in order for Bush to win the election the U.S. will announce that they have captured Bin Laden. Then low and behold alot of people who are or aren't Bush supporters will commend the Bush administration for finding Bin Laden. They have him cornered. They're just waiting for the right time to release the information.



posted on Mar, 3 2004 @ 01:22 AM
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So what's this: 'super-secret' special forces unit?

Sounds interesting...



posted on Mar, 3 2004 @ 01:54 AM
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As both reports of him being captured contradict each other I would be inclined to dismiss both as manufactured. After the WMD crap, people should be sensitive to politically adventagous whoppers being spread around.


Originally posted by robertfenix
3-1-2004
Iran: Bin Laden Captured
The Pentagon denies a Iranian report that Osama bin Laden was captured some time ago and is being held secretly so the timing of an announcement can bolster President Bush's reelection chances. The claim, reported in an Australian newspaper, cited an informed source. Meanwhile, the Sunday Telegraph of London reports that bin Laden, while not yet captured, is "boxed in" by American troops in a mountain redoubt on the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier. The British paper, too, suggested that Bush may be waiting for the opportune political moment to pounce.
taken from www.wired.com



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