Osama Bin Laden

Osama bin Laden shot dead by Navy SEALs 11 years ago today

Eleven years ago today on May 1, 2011, Osama bin Laden was shot and killed in Pakistan after U.S. Navy SEALs from SEAL Team Six conducted a raid on his compound in Operation Neptune Spear. Bin Laden was the founder and first leader of the terrorist group al Qaeda, which...
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Osama bin Laden planned two terror attacks against the US following 9/11, report says

A trove of documents belonging to Osama bin Laden have revealed that the terrorist was planning a second attack against the US just three years after 9/11. In May 2011, Navy SEALs killed bin Laden at his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan, during Operation Neptune Spear. During the raid, the SEALs discovered the home was filled with bin Laden's correspondence with other al-Qaeda members. They collected as much evidence as they could carry before fleeing the home. Dr Nelly Lahoud was tapped by West Point's Combatting Terrorism Centre to analyse bin Laden's letters after they were declassified in 2012. It...

GOP senate candidate compares Ukrainian President Zelensky to Osama Bin Laden

A Republican Senate hopeful has compared Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, warning that the terrorist was also once considered a "hero." Bitcoin millionaire Bruce Fenton, who joined the New Hampshire Republican primary four days ago, told WMUR that "there's so many parallels right now between Ukraine and the Taliban." "Remember, as Zelensky is a hero now, Osama bin Laden was once considered a hero," he said. He claimed that articles were talking about "leading his army on a road to peace" and that the James Bond film The Living Daylights was based on...

GOP congresswoman tells rally Trump caught Osama bin Laden

A GOP congresswoman claimed at a rally that Donald Trump "caught" Osama bin Laden when, in well-documented reality, the September 11 terrorist was killed under Barack Obama.The gaffe was made by Michigan Republican Lisa McClain ahead of Trump’s rally in the state on the weekend as she compared his leadership to current president Joe Biden."While President Trump was in office, we didn’t have a war and I think he made three peace treaties," Ms McClain, endorsed by Trump in 2020, said during her speech."Caught Osama bin Laden and Soleimani, al-Baghdadi. And this president is weak. And I’ll tell you...

Teacher suspended for showing class picture of Osama bin Laden as the Prophet Mohammed

A Church of England school has suspended a teacher for showing a picture of Osama bin Laden as the Prophet Mohammed during a religious education lesson. All Saints Academy, a mixed secondary school in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, issued a profuse apology over what it described as “totally inappropriate images” used in a presentation for a Year 10 lesson last week.

Michigan professor who wore space helmet in profanity-laced video assigned Osama bin Laden Nobel Prize paper

EXCLUSIVE: A Ferris State University professor assigned a paper to students asking them to explain "Why Osama bin Laden should be considered for a Nobel Peace Prize." Ferris State University History Professor Barry Mehler has assigned the 2,000 word term paper to students multiple times since 2014 in a class titled "The Middle East in the Modern Era," according to a public records request obtained by Fox News Digital.

John Cena Recalls Announcing Death Of Osama Bin Laden At WWE PPV

John Cena was a recent guest on Pardon My Take where he reflected on announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden at a WWE live event. It was something that he felt that the fans deserved to know at the time due to the level of the news. “So, that...
The Independent

Waging holy war against the Americans: Another encounter with Osama bin Laden

The journey to meet Osama bin Laden began, as it did last year, outside the facade of the run-down Spinghar Hotel in Jalalabad. An Afghan holding a Kalashnikov rifle invited me to travel in a car out of town. But this time – instead of a journey across the deserts and Russian-bombed villages of the plains – we headed past the roaring waters of a great river and up into the mountains, overtaking trucks and a string of camels, their heads turning towards our headlights in the gloom. Two hours later we stopped on a stony hillside and, after a few minutes, a pick-up truck came bouncing down the rough shale of the mountainside.

New Republic Pictures Acquires Garrett M. Graff’s Politico Oral History Of The Hunt For Osama bin Laden

EXCLUSIVE:  New Republic Pictures has optioned New York Times best-selling author, historian and journalist Garrett M. Graff’s Politico article about the hunt for Osama bin Laden to adapt as a feature film. Graff’s article follows the plan to kill the al Qaeda leader—from the spycraft to the assault to its bizarre political backdrop—as told by the people in the room. Graff conducted extensive interviews with nearly 30 key intelligence and national security leaders, White House staff, and presidential aides, including some who had never been on the record before. “The story of how US intelligence and the Obama White House planned and...
The Independent

Why we reject the West – by Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden is a tall, slim man and when he walks towards me surrounded by his Arab “mujahideen” guerrillas in the mountains of Afghanistan, he towers over his companions. Huge insects fly through the night air, settling like burrs on his Saudi robes and on the clothes of his men.

The Legacy of Osama bin Laden and the Forever Wars w/ James M. Dorsey – Source – Parallax Views

On this edition of Parallax Views, what is the legacy of Osama bin Laden and the “Forever Wars” that came after the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001? The Middle East Institute’s James Dorsey, award-winning journalist and a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, joins us to tackle that question as related in his article “Bin Laden’s legacy probably surpasses his wildest dreams”. James Dorsey is the the man behind the book, blog, and podcast The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer. We also discuss Afghanistan and what the future may hold for Afghanistan. We also discuss the Taliban, IS-K (Islamic State of Khorasan), al Qaeda, Iran, the possibility of Civil War and ethnic conflict in Afghanistan now that the U.S. withdrawal has been completed, changing perceptions about U.S. foreign policy, the Kabul airport attack, potential naivete of the Taliban, Caliphates vs. Afghan nationalism, the Pashtuns, Pakistan, the Afghans have had 40 years of war not 20, the lessons of Afghanistan, the loyalties of the Taliban, the shifting goals of the U.S. in Afghanistan during its military engagement there after 9/11, the question of the root causes of terrorism, the rise of the Quincy Institute and the push for the demilitarization of U.S. foreign policy, U.S. foreign policy as “in flux”, where should U.S. foreign policy go from here, the cost of stability vs. the risk of change, human rights rhetoric vs. reality, bin Laden and the undermining of U.S. cohesion, identity politics, and much, much more. A note that this episode was recorded on 09/10/21.
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BRIAN HOWEY: Did Osama bin Laden win the ‘War on Terror’?

As we head into a weekend commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, ponder this question: Did Osama bin Laden win?. He was killed by U.S. Special Forces a decade ago, his remains dumped into the Indian Ocean. But when you consider what his goals were when he attacked New York and Washington, he has achieved much of what he wanted.