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This Mind-Boggling Profile Of
Osama Bin Laden
Came Out Exactly 20
Years Ago Today

Business Insider, by Michael Kelley and Geoffrey Ingersoll

Original Article

Posted By:Hermoine, 12/6/2013 7:44:14 AM

This December 6, 1993, article by Robert Fisk of The Independent titled, "Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace," is stunning to consider 20 years later. Osama bin Laden, fresh off the US-backed mujahadin´s victory over Russia in 1989, flew his men, materials and money down to Sudan, ostensibly to start public works projects.-Snip-"I am a construction engineer and an agriculturalist. If I had training camps here in Sudan, I couldn´t possibly do this job."

I´m not a big fan of Business Insider, but I thought this was well worth the reflective look back. . .


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This Mind-Boggling Profile Of
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Posted By: Hermoine- 12/6/2013 7:44:14 AM     Post Reply
This December 6, 1993, article by Robert Fisk of The Independent titled, "Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace," is stunning to consider 20 years later. Osama bin Laden, fresh off the US-backed mujahadin´s victory over Russia in 1989, flew his men, materials and money down to Sudan, ostensibly to start public works projects.-Snip-"I am a construction engineer and an agriculturalist. If I had training camps here in Sudan, I couldn´t possibly do this job."




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