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“If they didn’t have an Osama Bin Laden, they would have invented one.” Milt Bearden – CIA agent, in an interview with anchor Dan Rather of the CBS (September 12, 2001)
More astonishing is the fact that just a day prior to the September 11 attacks, Bin Laden was undergoing treatment in the Military Hospital in Rawalpindi itself (Le Figaro – Jan 28, 2002). So both the Pakistani Military establishment and the ISI as well as the CIA were more than aware of Bin Laden’s whereabouts.
A few days later Dr. Sanjay Gupta (a highly respected Indian-American within the Medical fraternity) gave his assessment that both due to the heavy US bombing of the Taleban areas as well as the fact that kidney dialysis requires a special environment, it is impossible for a patient to survive beyond a week.
Dale Watson, the FBI chief of counter-terrorism said on BBC that he thought that OBL was dead. In fact the announcement of OBL’s death and the funeral as well, appeared in the Egytian newspaper Al-Wafd on December 26, 2001. Also refer to an article by Robert Burns (26/04/02) on this matter. Even the Israeli intelligence had announced the death (World Tribune). They also said that the new messages are possibly fabrications. Reports of his death have appeared in the New York Times (July 11, 2002) as well the Guardian (UK) and the Telegraph (UK).