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CIA: Bin Laden doesn't oversee day-to-day al Qaeda operations

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posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 11:22 PM
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CIA: Bin Laden doesn't oversee day-to-day al Qaeda operations


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LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Osama bin Laden is no longer believed to be the head of al Qaeda's day-to-day operations, but the United States' capturing or killing him would still have a powerful effect on the organization, CIA Director Michael Hayden said Tuesday.

There is no greater security threat facing the United States than al Qaeda and its associates, Hayden said in a speech to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

The CIA's top issues, however, also include nuclear proliferation -- particularly in countries like Iran, North Korea and more recently Syria, he said. The greatest challenge lies in detecting those countries who might be developing in secret, Hayden said, as access to sensitive technologies is no longer the exclusive domain of a few advanced nations.
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posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 11:22 PM
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This is just ridiculous...Now he's not in charge..Why is the Administration attempting to downplay the importance of bin Laden?

2 things, either he didn't do it and people are catching on, or he is dead, and the people are catching on.

www.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 16-9-2008 by projectvxn]



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by projectvxn


This is just ridiculous...Now he's not in charge..Why is the Administration attempting to downplay the importance of bi Laden?

2 things, either he didn't do it and people are catching on, or he is dead, and the people are catching on.

www.cnn.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


I think it has a lot more to do with the fact that after 7 years they haven't caught him, and him not "overseeing" daily operations somehow justifies our sudden shift to Iraq. Bin Laden definitely did it, I don't care what any "truther" says, we have too much evidence of him being behind it, at the very least financing it and him admitting it.

[edit on 16-9-2008 by yellowcard]



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 11:28 PM
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How tf do they know?
They cant even find him, why? cause he is freaking dead..

You people ever wanted to be scammed then this is you being gullible.. Good work.



posted on Sep, 16 2008 @ 11:45 PM
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What a useless ultra villian.

He's been handling day to day activities and planning for 7 years now.. and all he can manage are skirmishes between out of contact taliban militia and troops?

This reminds me of that friendly email sent around an office, when a colleague is fired

'' such and such has moved onto another position, we wish them well ''


the US just fired BinLaden. he was killing enough citizens to warrant being the boogeyman.




posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 12:13 AM
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Originally posted by projectvxn
Osama bin Laden is no longer believed to be the head of al Qaeda's day-to-day operations


So Osama didn't do 9/11 and he doesn't run Al Qaeda?

What exactly does he do then?

[edit on 17-9-2008 by In nothing we trust]



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 12:16 AM
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Originally posted by In nothing we trust
So Osama didn't do 9/11 and he doesn't run Al Qaeda?

What exactly does he do then?


It says, "is no longer" not "never was"



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 01:04 AM
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Originally posted by yellowcard

Originally posted by In nothing we trust
So Osama didn't do 9/11 and he doesn't run Al Qaeda?

What exactly does he do then?


It says, "is no longer" not "never was"


Did he retire as worldwide badguy?

[edit on 17-9-2008 by In nothing we trust]



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 01:48 AM
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Not enough info to create a thread but I'll put this breaking news here:

BREAKING - SKY TV: Al Arabiya Television says explosion heard near U.S. Embassy in Yemen.



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 01:54 AM
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More:

Sky TV - Eyewitnesses: Series of explosions heard at U.S. Embassy in Yemeni capital Sana’a. (AFP)


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posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 02:08 AM
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Breaking info:

Sky TV: Al Arabiya Television says fire seen at U.S. Embassy in Yemen following gunfire and multiple explosions.



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 03:21 AM
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Sky TV update:

Group of terrorists (presumed to be Al-Qaeda) dress up as soldiers, drive army vehicle into US embassy and fire 4/5 rocket-propelled grenades into complex; US forces and Yemeni guards fight a 20-minute gun battle with terrorists. Vehicle then exploded.



posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 03:33 AM
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CIA chief: Al Qaeda greatest security threat to US


Speaking in Los Angeles, CIA director Michael Hayden said Osama bin Laden has said repeatedly that he considers acquisition of nuclear weapons a religious duty and he intends to attack America “in ways that inflict maximum death and destruction.”

He also pointed to North Korea and Iran as threats. Pyongyang’s nuclear program endangers stability in northeast Asia and is a black market supplier of nuclear technology. Hayden confirmed that the nuclear reactor Israel destroyed in Syria last year was similar to one in North Korea. Iran, said the CIA chief, has the scientific, technical and industrial capacity to produce nuclear weapons.

DEBKAfile notes: This comment contradicts the US intelligence assessment last year that Iran had discontinued its military nuclear program in 2003.

An IAEA report released Monday, Sept. 15, said Iran continues to enrich uranium in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.

Tuesday, diplomats said that the UN watchdog had intelligence showing Iran had tried to refit a long-distance Shehab missile to carry a nuclear payload. Photos and documents were placed before a closed meeting of the 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

An Iranian official said the data was fabricated.

(DEBKA)



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