BBC: "Bin Laden 'seen in Afghanistan in early 2009'"

Bin Laden 'seen in Afghanistan in early 2009'
By Orla Guerin
BBC News, Islamabad

A Taliban detainee in Pakistan claims to have information about Osama Bin Laden's whereabouts in January or February of this year.

His claims cannot be verified, but a leading American expert says his account should be investigated.

The detainee claims to have met Osama Bin Laden numerous times before 9/11.

He claims that in January or February he met a trusted contact who had seen Bin Laden about 15 to 20 days earlier in Afghanistan.

"In 2009, in January or February I met this friend of mine. He said he had come from meeting Sheikh Osama, and he could arrange for me to meet him," he said.

"He helps al-Qaeda people coming from other countries to get to the sheikh, so he can advise them on whatever they are planning for Europe or other places.

"The sheikh doesn't stay in any one place. That guy came from Ghazni, so I think that's where the sheikh was."

The province of Ghazni in eastern Afghanistan has an increasingly strong Taliban presence.

Large parts of the province are no-go areas for coalition and Afghan forces.

He says he declined the invitation to travel to meet Bin Laden because he was afraid of compromising his security, if he was captured by the police or the army.

"If I had met him, the first question they would have asked would be where have you met him, and I would have had more problems and it would have created problems for them [al-Qaeda]."

According to a Pakistani security official the detainee has close ties with leaders of the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and was involved in kidnapping and fund-raising operations in the north-western city of Peshawar.

The detainee, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said that militants were avoiding Pakistani territory because of the risk of US drone attacks.

"Pakistan at this time is not convenient for us to stay in because a lot of our senior people are being martyred in drone attacks," he said.

We were given access to him twice in the past month. He spoke at length and in detail, painting a picture of close co-operation between the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

A Pakistani interrogator was listening as he spoke.

His account suits Pakistan, which maintains that Bin Laden is not on its soil, though Britain and the US think otherwise.

But US counter-terrorism expert Bruce Riedel, a former CIA analyst, says his story is "a very important lead, that ought to be tracked down."

"The entire Western intelligence community, CIA and MI6, have been looking for OBL [Osama Bin Laden] for the last seven years, and haven't come upon a source of information like this.

"So, if it's true - a big 'if' - this is an extraordinary and important story," he said.

"We know Osama Bin Laden is alive. We know that he is living somewhere in the badlands along the border with Pakistan and Afghanistan.

"What's extraordinary about this story is we have someone who has come forward and said, really for the first time, 'I met with Osama Bin Laden and I had the opportunity to met him again in the recent past'."

Active and healthy

The detainee claims that Bin Laden is well, though there has been speculation for years that he was in poor health.

"What my associate told me was that he is fresh, and doing well," he said.

He also claims the al-Qaeda leader is still active, training instructors who in turn train others.

"The information I have is that he provides training to special people. There are training centres in homes, and all the teachers are first trained by the Sheikh. Then they go and teach the classes."

The detainee's account raises a lot of questions - among them, what were his motives for talking.

Western interrogators may have lots of questions they would like to ask, but so far the detainee has been out of their reach.
Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2009/12/04 20:45:39 GMT

This much is true!

"His claims cannot be verified"

You are right Joe. Pls have a look at this.

The article above is just more Lies from the BBC - another player in the military industrial complex.

Check out these comments at on Rumsfeld, Ashcroft etc. This is on Monsanto.

Not directly related to 911 Truth but some of the same players are involved in a deception of a different kind.
It makes one wonder on the size and scope of this deception. 911 is just a component in full spectrum dominance. Call me a conspiracy theorist but it don't think this is isolated. PNAC anyone?

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"Attorney General John... Ashcroft's ...contribution from Monsanto was five times that of any other congressional hopeful. Ashcroft, and Sr. Bush Supreme Court appointee Clarence Thomas were instrumental in gaining Food and Drug Administation (FDA) approval for Monsanto's controversial artificial sweetener aspartame, which has been linked to over 200 ailments that include Alzheimer's disease, juvenile diabetes, depression, epileptic seizures, blindness, memory loss, excitability, weight gain, multiple sclerosis and lupus (The Idaho Observer, November, 2000). "
And [former] " Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was president of Searle Pharmaceuticals, a company owned by Monsanto... Rumsfeld is believed to have earned around US$12 million from the sale of Searle to Monsanto".. Truly wonderful people. Marvelous people. Each and every one of them.

More comments at PrisonPlanet Forum.;topicseen...

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

I agree constitutional911, all these issues have got the same...

Yeah, I agree with you constitutional911, all these issues have got the same root.

9/11, 7/7, Bali, Port Arthur Massacre(Aussie 9/11 to take away rifles from good citizens), aspartame, pharma fraud such as bird/swine flu vaccine(I bet you know Rumsfeld made lots of $$$$$ by selling Tamiflu to the world as well) fraud, 'global warming=human CO2' LIE and the list goes on.

9/11 Truth Australia
September 11th was an Inside Job!

Did you guys see this?

Hunt for Bin Laden" A National Shame

I wonder why this post came on the NEWS page but above didn't.
Anyhow, I can see there's an effort to make it look that Osama died, another effort to make it look he's still alive and yet, we do not know what really happened to him 'yet'.

9/11 Truth Australia
September 11th was an Inside Job!

Bin Laden En Route With Dialysis Machine & Cash Fortune In Tow

Slowly plodding through the mountains with cane in hand, looking for that elusive AC outlet that will power his dialysis machine and satellite phone.

And just in time to combat Obama's 30K infidels to be deployed there.

hes ALIVE!

seems to me like there still trying to keep him alive. Why would we get info from informents."or so called" information in the main streem media?
this to me sounds like a smoke screen.


CIA notwithstanding, evidence suggests he died in December 2001.



"There he was, Elvis Presley, Yes! The King!!! Standing right in the middle of downtown Mason, dressed in a white one-piece outfit, studded with rhinestones, those famous gold sunglasses covering his eyes, and the long sideburns with his dark bouffant hairstyle. My husband and I just stood there with our mouths wide-open, starring at the King of Music. What do you say to Elvis?"

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.

I agree Jon

I saw Santa Claus come down my chimney last Christmas too.

The Boogey Man


BBC is forever a propganda machine, after they announced WTC7 collapsed, while the building was visible in the camera shot.

UK/USA lock & step with the fraud.

At least Santa brings gifts to children.

Tim Osman howevers just delivers lucrative contracts to Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics,General Electric, Raytheon, Haliburton and their many many friends over here....

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

I bet...

... that these claims have been made under waterboarding...

Which Bin Laden? There are so many sosies! The real one is dead!

Herblay FRANCE

bonjour ,
which Bin Laden ? There are so many sosies !! All this while the real one is most likely dead since a long time ?



Hmmmm....I wonder....

Its seems awful strange lately that I've seen a lot of in the MSM recently. One; Bin Laden's name has been mentioned more it seems in the last 6 weeks that in the last 6 years and two; a number of so called, "home-grown" terrorists. CNN is running a home-grown terrorist hour long "investigation" on thursday I believe. I am guessing we might see the PTB kill off Bin Laden and make the new threat live amongst us to prop up the unPATRIOT ACT and start the drumbeats for Iran. Just readin the tea leaves..

Peace all

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
- Douglas MacArthur

The Office

Osama Bin Laden was mentioned on the popular show THE OFFICE on Thursday night. He was framed indirectly as a criminal.

The Propaganda machine is up and running.

With you in the struggle,
WeAreChangeLA -
I work for the 9-11 First Responders, the 9-11 victims, and all those who are being slaughtered and tortured because of 9-11.

on CSPAN too

CSPAN's Washington Journal did a whole call-in segment this morning about "home-grown" terror as well.

Dave Kujan: Do you believe

Dave Kujan: Do you believe in him, Verbal?

Verbal: Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him." Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze.

from "The Usual Suspects"

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

What's extraordinary about

What's extraordinary about this story is we have someone who has come forward and said, really for the first time, 'I met with Osama Bin Laden and I had the opportunity to met him again in the recent past'."

Nah! what is extraordinary is that the BBC would post a story that comes not just from an unverifiable source but from that unverifiable source,s unverifiable source.Oh how the BBC has fallen into the toilet bowl of journalism.At least they named US counter-terrorism expert Bruce Riedel as the source who thinks this story is fact based.

I have a friend who,s sisters,anties, friends, brother told him that Bruce Riedel is a cross dressing,hermaphrodite. Well I am convinced because I know the sources psychiatric nurse and she told me Fat bloke down the pub told her it,s true..

Never Assume That The Major Media's Goal Is To Inform

It is likely no accident that major media happens to shape nearly every aspect of society.

Modern media is a powerful tool for management of resources - human resources.


Many in the media should lose their licenses for printing unverifiable trash and false information. The stories about Tiger seem to be investigated closely now but real news like the death of Osama is squelched.

Mike Rivero (

has something very interesting to say about the media on his Saturday radio show.

Starting at 18 mins...

The government cannot survive if its not creating another bogey man for you to be afraid of.........

It isn't Osama bin Ladin and Al-Qaeda that are the terrorists in our world today. It's ABC. .Its NBC,Its CBS.Its PBS.Its CNN.Its the Corporate Media that gets up on that TV every single night that says you should be afraid of this and you should be afraid of that......
The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it