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'I have been following Osama bin Laden since January, 1997, as the putative financier for the hypothesized operatives in Pru Calabrese's New York Bomb Scenario (the remote viewing sessions were formerly cataloged at Farsight). In a nutshell: 'Serb' operatives using a handheld launcher to launch a nuclear bomb at New York from a field. There are many reasons for New York as a "hard target" - a trial of Osama bin Laden (in absentia, if necessary) is scheduled to take place there in Sept. 2000; Osama bin Laden-linked suspects are in prison there and I wonder about their 'agenda' to become suicidal martyrs ("omegas" in mind control and Revelation's parlance); recently, the NY stock exchange was discussed as a bombing [added for clarification] target for the crash of the stock market; there is the World Trade Center (already struck)... Of coincidence in my study of Millennial prophecy; anti-American fatwas were issued on Feb 23/24, 1998 by bin Laden and S. Hussein and the secretly formed Ramboulette (sp) Accords for Kosovo were presented on Feb 23/24, 1999 - a date in which one poster by the name of Dan Millar feels that the Antichrist will declare himself - his work coming from a study of Biblical prophecies... and, getting back to sociopolitical observations, Mahmoud Salim was extradicted from Germany for allegedly trying to obtain nuclear weapons for bin Laden; bin Laden-backed Claude Kader was arrested for disseminating illegal passports in Albania and other countries involved the Kosovo conflict; bin Laden was suspected of training people for the Kosovo Liberation Army; and the Serb Army has been basically reduced to terrorists... the alleged motive for the bombings in East African were a message to keep Americans away from the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem - the Temple Mount. bin Laden is serious about the mosques in Mecca and Medina. The third temple is a Revelation's prophecy...'
The quotes fron the articles below indicate some upcoming activity or movement from Osama bin Laden as an expression of his "holy war against India" (1) and his possible safe passage from Afghanistan (2) respectively.
The first article finds the relevant quote: "The statement, made in Jelalabad in Taliban-run Afghanistan and released from Islamabad, appears to have been timed to coincide with polling in the Baramula and Anantnag Lok Sabha constituencies in the Kashmir Valley, where he says India is staging "a drama of election" (1) and the second article finds the quote: "Osama Bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, has told the Taliban regime in Afghanistan he is prepared to leave the country [Chechnya as one possibility] if it wants him to go. The Saudi-born dissident has written to Mullah Mohammed Omar [an alledged ally and friend of bin Laden's] - the reclusive cleric who is the Taliban's supreme leader - saying he is prepared to leave as long as his destination is kept secret." (2)
In the past, I have listed evidence for New York City as the most likely hard target in the U.S. for Osama bin Laden's "Al Qaeda" Terrorist. He apparently has bank accounts in New York and London banks: "American officials claimed last week that Bin Laden was continuing to receive help from businessmen in Saudi Arabia. They are said to be transferring tens of millions of dollars to bank accounts linked to him in London and New York." My question here - is some of this account laundered and inaccessible to manipulation?
(1) The Times of India Sunday 19 September 1999
Bin Laden threat heightens concerns
NEW DELHI: The task of security forces combating terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in the country is bound to get tougher with Osama Bin Laden declaring a holy war against India. The statement, made in Jelalabad in Taliban-run Afghanistan and released from Islamabad, appears to have been timed to coincide with polling in the Baramula and Anantnag Lok Sabha constituencies in the Kashmir Valley, where he says India is staging "a drama of election".
Islamabad must feel reassured that he was neither forsaking Kashmir nor the Taliban regime in Kabul even if he opts to move out of Afghanistan for a safer haven in Chechnya in the Russian federation.
One of the principal targets of the Taliban forces, supported by 700 Bin Laden mercenaries and some 5,000 Pakistan Army regulars, when they pushed north last August was the Bagram air base. It is coveted for two reasons: Pakistan's air force, which is having to operate from Peshawar, can use this base to launch air attacks on the Panjshir valley to fight the resistance forces of Ahmed Shah Masoud.
The other reason was to provide a well-defended home for Bin Laden. Though the Taliban will not give up their "honoured guest" - Bin Laden is supposed to have married a daughter of Taliban chief Mullah Omar - experts say that Afghanistan is becoming too hot for Osama to stay there.
His call for "jehad" is prompted by the double defeat - of Pakistan in Kargil and of the Taliban in Kapisa in Afghanistan's north.
Bin Laden supporters are reported to have been sighted in Dagestan also. The 45-year-old "world's most wanted man" is no stranger to India. His two secret visits last year to Hyderabad, where he is supposed to have friends, have never been officially denied. Nor is he unfamiliar with India's fight against terrorism.
According to home ministry sources, the Kargil conflict saw Bin Laden-trained mercenaries from a dozen nationalities, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Chechnya, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Pak-occupied Kashmir, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey and Yemen. Besides using his own money, Bin Laden funds them from the $100 million he received last year from sympathisers across the globe.
After the explosions at its embassies in Nairobi and Dar-e-salam which killed more than 200 people, the US retaliated by firing missiles at Osama hideouts in Afghanistan but missed him. In the 13 months since, there have been no further attacks from either side. But there has been heightened awareness against terrorism in the wake of Kargil and Dagestan, which is being currently debated in world capitals and at the United Nations.
(2) Bin Laden ready to leave hideout Terrorist leader offers to quit Afghan base as US turns screw on Taliban Jason Burke, Islamabad Sunday October 31, 1999
Osama Bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, has told the Taliban regime in Afghanistan he is prepared to leave the country if it wants him to go.
The Saudi-born dissident has written to Mullah Mohammed Omar - the reclusive cleric who is the Taliban's supreme leader - saying he is prepared to leave as long as his destination is kept secret.
'I can reveal the name of the place to one or two people in the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which [sic] should not give out this secret to anyone else,' he is quoted as saying in the letter.
The Taliban have recently come under intense pressure to expel Bin Laden, particularly from the United States. They blame the 42-year-old terrorist for the two bombs that exploded at American embassies in East Africa killing more than 200 people last year.
Last month the United Nations Security Council told the Taliban, which control more than 80 per cent of Afghanistan, that it would impose sanctions if Bin Laden was not extradited by 14 November. 'It is a carrot-and-stick approach,' one Western diplomat said.
He added that the missile attack launched by the US against guerrilla camps in eastern Afghanistan, 10 days after the bombings in Africa, had shown the US that 'military action was not the way forward'. Washington had therefore turned to diplomacy.
The carrot for the Taliban is the offer of recognition for the regime - a key foreign policy aim - if Bin Laden is handed over. Currently only Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates recognise the Taliban as the legitimate government in Afghanistan.
At the UN the country's seat is held by the ousted opposition government. The Taliban hope that recognition will lead to investment in the devastated Afghan economy and bolster flagging support at home for their rule.
However, Omar has refused all previous demands to hand over Bin Laden. The two men are close friends and Omar has previously said that to agree to the American request would be a betrayal and a breach of the Afghan tradition of hospitality.
Last week his spokesman and the newly appointed Foreign Minister, Maulvi Wakil Ahmed Muttawakil, said that no deal with Washington had been made, although he stressed that his 'top priority' would be to improve relations with the West.
The US is clearly determined to get its man: it has put a $5 million (£3m) price on Bin Laden's head. State Department officials have conducted lengthy but inconclusive talks with the Taliban's representative in Washington.
Madeleine Albright, the US Secretary of State, will soon be flying to the Gulf to stiffen the resolve to hunt down Bin Laden's associates and his extensive financial assets, which are believed to total more than £200m. Many Middle Eastern countries, most notably Saudi Arabia, are concerned about upsetting religious radicals at home and have failed to pursue Bin Laden and his network as hard as the Americans would have liked.
American officials claimed last week that Bin Laden was continuing to receive help from businessmen in Saudi Arabia. They are said to be transferring tens of millions of dollars to bank accounts linked to him in London and New York.
However, many remain sceptical about Bin Laden's offer to the Taliban. Last February, faced with threats of renewed American military action, the Taliban announced that the terrorist had 'disappeared from their territory'.
In July, however, The Observer located him at a new base near the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. A week later the Taliban admitted that he was still on their soil.
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