BIN LADEN IN YEMEN...
Expert points to strong evidence of Bin Laden presence in country
Al Qaida expert tells Gulf News he has no doubts that wanted Al Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden either visited Yemen or is actually based there.
"Yemen has become the base for Al Qaida organisation in the Arabian peninsula" according to Abdul Bari Atwan, the editor in chief of the London-based newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi and an expert on Al Qaida being one of the few journalists to have spent time with Osama Bin Laden.
"I have no doubts that Osama either visited Yemen or is actually based there," Atwan told Gulf News in an interview.
"When I met him in Tora Bora [in November 1996] I asked him, 'One of these days you will be kicked out of Afghanistan like you were from Sudan. Have you considered an alternative?' His answer was Yemen because 'its mountains are like Tora Bora's and the country will embrace me and will be warm towards me'."
Atwan says he was amazed then that one of Bin Laden's security advisors, who was part of his entourage had asked him to omit this piece of information from his writings because Bin Laden shouldn't reveal his future plans.
Another incident which confirms this, Atwan says, is when he was visited by Ahmad Bin Jashe, a Yemeni tribal chief, in his London office who told him that Bin Laden made contact with him and sent an envoy to explore the possibilities of Bin Laden moving to Yemen-prior to 9/11.
What's interesting, Atwan maintains, is that six months before 9/11, Bin Laden sent an envoy to Yemen to find him a bride and indeed he married Amal Al Sada'a (from Ta'az) and she delivered a baby girl post 9/11.
Bin Laden's relation with Yemen is very strong. Not only is Hadramout his ancestral home but also most of his entourage were from Yemen (including his driver, chef, body guards...).http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/expert-points-to-strong-evidence-of-bin-laden-pre sence-in-country-1.705680
Only a matter of time, despite Him being dead for 7+ years, and the last report was him living in Iran. You could make it up...