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Hunt for Bin Laden

26 February, 2004

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The US military appears increasingly confident of finding al Qaida chief Usama bin Laden and other senior militants this year.
pakistan has arrested more than 500 al-Qaida suspects and handed them over to the United States over the past two years.

Troops from both sides have launched a fresh offensive against al-Qaida and Taliban fighters hiding in remote tribal areas (South Waziristan) near the Pak-Afghan border.

"We are on the hunt for al-Qaida," Bush told a meeting of US governors at the White House.

"It requires all assets, intelligence assets and military assets, to chase them down and bring them to justice, and we're going pretty good - better than pretty good," he said.

1. Why do you think importance was not given to Osama Bin Laden's capturing during early days of war on terror in Afghanistan?

2- Is the recent agressive hunt compaign against Osama Bin Laden, a possible political move of President Bush for coming US elections?

Reader Comments:

Some day God or Allah may have a surprise for you

All this talk of religion. What if the Christians, Muslims and Jews are all wrong? What if You die then you go to a place to be judged and then a panel of judges says sorry Jim Bob, Ahab and Shlomo you all are wrong. You are going to be sent to work and school while you are here and be instructed how to be better human beings then you are going to be sent back to earth (hell) born again and whoever you hated the most you will then have to walk in that person's shoes the rest of your earthly life and then when you die and come back to here we will see how much progress you have made being a better person and if you have made little or none then you will be sent right back to hell (earth) to do it again.

Dennis, United Kingdom - 18 June, 2006

Hunt For bin Laden

There was great emphasis put upon capturing him in the early days of the war in Afghanistan. He was named as the culprit of 9/11. Later people began to question if he did it. See
Read the experts questions. The FBI never actually indicted him for 9/11, they do not have proof that he did it. He admits doing it because he can use it to unite the ummah. Read his Letter to America in the Guardian/Observer in London from 11/24/02; (it is in the Worldview section story id: 0,,11581,45725,00.html)he lists all his grievances against the West. Honestly ask yourself if anything he said is a lie. As to question no 2 is the aggressive manhunt a political maneuver? Probably. The American people have been led to believe he is a terrible person so it makes them feel like their govt. is doing something when they say they are aggressively looking for him. Ask them if it is just coincidence that the rights to the oil in the Caspian Sea were signed before 9/11 happened with the US reaping profits from that. Too much coincidence; like Halliburton and Iraq.

gina, United Kingdom - 29 December, 2007

happy times

let the world enjoy their short lives... stop trying to make people slaves to a man made society .
get over it.

shaney boy, Pakistan - 25 September, 2009


According to everything I’ve read, the power and revnlaece of Al-Qaeda has been waning. They’re barely present in Afghanistan, and the revolutions in Africa and the Middle East are making them even more irrelevant. Now they’re back in the news, and Obama has again proven that America will not respect the rights of other nations.Hmm that is a distinct possibility. Their power as a military force is probably not very impressive. But what about their ability as a group who can organise or even just inspire radical Muslims across the world to kill hundreds of people in service of their beliefs? Even if he was just a figurehead, it's possible he could indirectly cause more terrorist attacks. The proof that these attacks have occured and could occur again is in the attacks themselves, and I think we can all agree they were terrible. The proof that these attacks were down to the inspiration of Al-Qaeda, rather than, say, the inspiration of a particular local leader is impossible to verify, and is probably untrue in some cases. But I can't help thinking that the massive, global fear that you could have crazy suicide-bombing Muslims in your own back yard must have *some* truth in it, despite being largely fear-mongering, since such attacks have occured.

Jerry, Saint Lucia - 10 March, 2012

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