Sep 23 2005

Bin Laden Whereabouts Known?

Published by at 2:56 pm under All General Discussions,Bin Laden/GWOT

Boy, how many “Bin Laden Found” false alarms have we been through? Well, Drudge is splashing a news flash from a CBS report to air on Sunday 60 minutes (hope Bin Laden will stay put long enough to get the program aired):

The Pakistani military officers battling al Qaeda along the border with Afghanistan who have the latest first-hand information about Osama bin Laden believe he is hiding with a small cadre in Afghanistan and is no longer an effective leader for the terrorist group.Ê Steve KroftÕs report from Pakistan will be broadcast on the 38th season premiere of 60 MINUTES Sunday, Sept. 25 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS television Network

Ali tells Kroft his forces have diminished bin Laden’s power by capturing 594 al-Qaeda members and crippling the group’s communications, including infiltrating their courier network. “We have been able to effectively break the communications network from top to bottom. We do not allow these people to communicate with each other,” says Ali.

The information gleaned from the captives and given to coalition officials has helped to prevent planned terror attacks against financial buildings in the U.S., planes and buildings at LondonÕs Heathrow airport and has assisted in the capture of al-Qaeda operatives in Great Britain. “The mere fact that there has not been a replication of 9/11 speaks volumes of what we shared with the world,” boasts Ali.

We shall see. There is definitely a report on 60 minutes by Kroft on Bin Laden.

THE SEARCH FOR BIN LADEN – Steve Kroft reports from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border where the hunt for Osama bin Laden continues as Pakistani forces battle terrorism. Ira Rosen is the producer.

Does it matter that is the 38th season premier for 60 minutes? Is this a PR stunt?

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