Saturday, September 23, 2006

BBC NEWS | Europe | Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak

BBC NEWS Europe Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak

I just don't know what to think about this. Even if he is dead, ultimately I don't think it means that much. He was a figurehead, a PR spin doctor for fundamentalist hatred. Someone will take his place, unfortunately. Hell, zealots love martyrs, it could even up Al-Qaeda recruitment.

In its report, French regional daily L'Est Republicain said it had obtained a copy of a DGSE foreign intelligence service report dated 21 September.
"According to a usually reliable source, the Saudi services are now convinced that Osama Bin Laden is dead," it read.
"The information gathered by the Saudis indicates that the head of al-Qaeda fell victim, while he was in Pakistan on August 23, 2006, to a very serious case of typhoid that led to a partial paralysis of his internal organs."
Mr Chirac said: "I am surprised that a confidential memo from the secret services has been published, therefore I've ordered the defence minister to start an inquiry.
"As far as the information itself is concerned, it's not confirmed in any way. Therefore I have no comment at all."

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