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Bin Laden – 4 Kids, 5 Houses, 9 Yrs In Pakistan

From an admiring New York Times:

On the Run, Bin Laden Had 4 Children and 5 Houses, a Wife Says

By DECLAN WALSH
March 29, 2012

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Osama bin Laden spent nine years on the run in Pakistan after the Sept. 11 attacks, during which time he moved among five safe houses and fathered four children, at least two of whom were born in a government hospital, his youngest wife has told Pakistani investigators.

And yet no one in Pakistan realized he was there? And we are supposed to believe them?

After all, Bin Laden was 6′ 5," skeleton thin, and one of the most famous men on the planet.

The testimony of Amal Ahmad Abdul Fateh, Bin Laden’s 30-year-old wife, offers the most detailed account yet of life on the run for the Bin Laden family in the years preceding the American commando raid in May 2011 that killed the leader of Al Qaeda at the age of 54.

Her account is contained in a police report dated Jan. 19 that, as an account of that frantic period, contains manifest flaws: Ms. Fateh’s words are paraphrased by a police officer, and there is noticeably little detail about the Pakistanis who helped her husband evade his American pursuers.

Why would that be?

Nevertheless, it raises more questions about how the world’s most wanted man managed to shunt his family between cities that span the breadth of Pakistan, apparently undetected and unmolested by the otherwise formidable security services..

Bin Laden’s three widows are of great interest because they hold the answers to some of the questions that frustrated Western intelligence in the years after 2001. They are currently under house arrest in Islamabad, and their lawyer says he expects them and two adult children — Bin Laden’s daughters Maryam, 21, and Sumaya, 20 — to be charged on Monday with breaking Pakistani immigration laws, which carries a possible five-year jail sentence

If only we had strict immigration laws like that.

In the report’s account, Ms. Fateh said she agreed to marry Bin Laden in 2000 because “she had a desire of marrying a mujahid.”

(Shaking our head) Women.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 30th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Bin Laden – 4 Kids, 5 Houses, 9 Yrs In Pakistan”

  1. canary says:

    Still, US had not been able to interview Osama bin Laden’s widows and family. Pakistan is not cooperating with the U.S. in any manner.

    There is a rash of both Afghan military and police working with the U.S. killing our soldiers. When it’s an unknown NATO soldier it’s a U.S. soldier.

  2. P. Aaron says:

    Perhaps bin Laden had a make-over? Some Grecian Formula 16? A Wal Beard Trimmer for jihadi day? A new look from the GAP?


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