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Osama bin Laden is Dead Again

Boy if this is true, there will be some serious timing questioning going on.

France Looks Into bin Laden Death Report

PARIS (AP) - The French defense ministry on Saturday called for an internal investigation of the leak of an intelligence document that raises the possibility that Osama bin Laden may have died of typhoid in Pakistan a month ago [the moonbats will love that part -ed] but said the report of the death remained unverified.

"The information defused this morning by the l'Est Republicain newspaper concerning the possible death of Osama bin Laden cannot be confirmed," a Defense Ministry statement said.

The daily newspaper for the Lorraine region in eastern France printed what it described as a confidential document from the French foreign intelligence service DGSE citing an uncorroborated report from Saudi secret services that the leader of the al-Qaida terror network had died.

The contents of the document, dated Sept. 21, or Thursday, were not confirmed by French or other intelligence sources. However, the DGSE transmitted the note to President Jacques Chirac and other officials, the newspaper said.

Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie "has demanded an investigation be carried out of this leak," a ministry statement said, adding that transmission of the confidential document could risk punishment.

Defense Ministry spokesman Jean-Francois Bureau, clarifying the statement, said that the DGSE document exists but that its contents - that bin Laden is allegedly dead - cannot be confirmed.

The DGSE, or Direction Generale des Services Exterieurs, indicated that its information came from a single source.

"According to a reliable source, Saudi security services are now convinced that Osama bin Laden is dead," said the intelligence report.

It's interesting that France is coming out with this... [insert your own speculation here]

Of course the oblig:

U.S. can't confirm bin Laden death report: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is unable to confirm a French newspaper report that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is believed to have died last month in Pakistan, a U.S. counterterrorism official said on Saturday.

"We cannot confirm the account," said the official, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the issue. "It's quite possible (that) there was some talk of this, but in terms of being able to confirm this, that I can't do."

The French regional daily L'Est Republicain reported that, according to a French secret service report, Saudi Arabia was convinced that bin Laden died of typhoid in Pakistan in late August. The French government has said it could not confirm the report and would investigate the intelligence leak.

The U.S. State Department had no immediate comment and was looking into the reports.

Media reports suggesting that bin Laden was dead, seriously wounded or in ill health have surfaced periodically over the years, especially during lengthy periods of time without taped messages from the al Qaeda leader.

U.S. officials have suggested that his death would be accompanied by a surge of e-mail and telephone chatter among bereaved al Qaeda members, if not an actual announcement from the militant network.

But officials said they were not aware of any such chatter in recent weeks.

I wouldn't get too excited just yet.


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Comments (25)

UNITED NATIONS: Brin... (Below threshold)
JohnMc:

UNITED NATIONS:
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
Bring out your dead!
[clang]
G.W. BUSH:
Here's one.
UNITED NATIONS:
Ninepence.
OSAMA BIN LADEN:
I'm not dead!
UNITED NATIONS:
What?
G.W. BUSH:
Nothing. Here's your ninepence.
OSAMA BIN LADEN:
I'm not dead!
UNITED NATIONS:
'Ere. He says he's not dead!
G.W. BUSH:
Yes, he is.
OSAMA BIN LADEN:
I'm not!
UNITED NATIONS:
He isn't?
G.W. BUSH:
Well, he will be soon. He's very ill.
OSAMA BIN LADEN:
I'm getting better!
G.W. BUSH:
No, you're not. You'll be stone dead in a moment.
UNITED NATIONS:
Oh, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations.
OSAMA BIN LADEN:
I don't want to go on the cart!
G.W. BUSH:
Oh, don't be such a baby.
UNITED NATIONS:
I can't take him.
OSAMA BIN LADEN:
I feel fine!
G.W. BUSH:
Well, do us a favor.
UNITED NATIONS:
I can't.
G.W. BUSH:
Well, can you hang around a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
UNITED NATIONS:
No, I've got to go to the Sudan. They've lost ninety today.
G.W. BUSH:
Well, when's your next round?
UNITED NATIONS:
Thursday.
OSAMA BIN LADEN:
I think I'll go for a walk.
G.W. BUSH:
You're not fooling anyone, you know. Look. Isn't there something you can do?
OSAMA BIN LADEN: [singing]
I feel happy. I feel happy.
[whop]
G.W. BUSH:
Ah, thanks very much.
UNITED NATIONS:
Not at all. See you on Thursday.

This cynic can't help but r... (Below threshold)
epador:

This cynic can't help but remember the brouh-ha-ha over a certain Beatle's demise being announced if you played the record backwards...

Hey JM, maybe its only<br /... (Below threshold)
epador:

Hey JM, maybe its only
a flesh wound?

Actually, the questioning o... (Below threshold)

Actually, the questioning of the timing would be more relevant if we were waiting this long to release the story because we killed him in some bombing run...not that he apparently died of typhoid in some cave like some pathetic leper.

Steve... Don't be naive....... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Steve... Don't be naive....

TRUST ME.

If OBL died a few weeks before an election, there will be some SERIOUS timing questioning going on.

Trust me.

Steve...Notice it ... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Steve...

Notice it only took till reply number 3.

Never underestimate the American moonbat.

The moonbats are already ru... (Below threshold)
Paul:

The moonbats are already running wild on DU

US cannot confirm bin Laden death report -official

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Ask us again in October

Amazing that all news OBL surfaces right before an election. nt

Happy Early October Surprise!

France investigates bin Laden 'death' leak

But we're working to say we gave him the typhoid germ. Details at 11.

Hmm...I seem to remember something about using the foreign press for PsyOp

"Can't"? Or..."I Don't WANNA!!!"

If true, what do the Leftie... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

If true, what do the Lefties bitch about, as a replacement bitch?

And certainly you can't give some credit to Bush; we only had old Osama running scared through the most inhospitable mountain cave-dwellers territory in the world. Largely neutralized.

Isn't it precious that the ... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

Isn't it precious that the French are upset over leaked information?

I blame Bush for Osama bein... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

I blame Bush for Osama being dead!

Suppose he's actually dead ... (Below threshold)
John in CA:

Suppose he's actually dead this time. How long will it take before people declare the War on Terror to be over? It seems there are many who believe the "War on Terror" is really just a war on al-Qaida or even just a war on Usama Bin Laden. If he's dead, the war's over, and we can bring home the troops. With so many other terrorists still out there, though....

BTW, a commenter over at GatewayPundit had an interesting theory. The Taliban funeral we watched via Predator may have been UBL's. Why else would so many Taliban bigshots gather together for one person's funeral? Who else would rate such attendance? No proof of this, though; just speculating

Picturing him crapping his ... (Below threshold)
OCSteve:

Picturing him crapping his brains out in a cold dark cave provides a bit of satisfaction, possibly more than if we got him. Death from a sniper’s bullet or a Hellfire missile would have been quick and clean. I think I like this better (assuming its true).

How did the great one die? He sh*t himself to death. Heh.

If he's dead, we'll hear th... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

If he's dead, we'll hear that he's irrelevant.
-=Mike

"he apparently died of typ... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

"he apparently died of typhoid in some cave like some pathetic leper". Wouldn't that mean that everyone that has been around him now has the disease and will die soon? Damn, AQ wiped out by a disease that was wiped out years ago in the civilized world. Living in the 18th century can be hazardous to your health.
Time to dig up the grave where the great gathering was. Actually it's already been done. Screw the idiot Islamofascist ban on disturbing the dead. The dead won't know it. They first one (dead) that complains will scare the he** out of me.
I doubt he is dead yet. When he dies hell will be so hot that the tempature of the earth will rise 10 degrees for 48 hours, and the earth will shake from the devil dancing in glee. LMAO

Now would be an excellent t... (Below threshold)
Burt:

Now would be an excellent time to legalize the use of DDT to control mosquitoes. The enviros might actually go for it. You need a "star" to die in order to get recognition of a problem. Think back to Rock Hudson and AIDS.

DOG GONE IT!The Fr... (Below threshold)
David from Abilene:

DOG GONE IT!

The French leaked the news just to spoil Rove's October surprise!

I am sure our guy's dug up UBL's body at that big funeral and we would have had DNA confirmation just in time for a really cool SURPRISE! on say November 5th or something like that.

The French just could not let Rove use the news to influence the election! It was leaked to spoil Rove's plans!

Cheney flew in with special... (Below threshold)
914:

Cheney flew in with special forces and birdshotted Him to death to ensure a neocon win in november.

Was this piece of shit ever truly alive?

NO!

If he is actually dead, I w... (Below threshold)
Plaid Aardvark:

If he is actually dead, I would hate to think it was his Taliban funeral we didn't bomb a couple weeks ago...

Hey Paul, welcome back. Ab... (Below threshold)

Hey Paul, welcome back. About OBL, I'm not holding my breath...

Was this piece of shit e... (Below threshold)
clay:

Was this piece of shit ever truly alive?

Of course he wasn't. In fact, there is sufficient evidence that suggests he never existed. You don't think that a government that can manufacture 9/11 couldn't create an identity such as OBL? Look at all the video footage. It's so obviously digitally doctored that a 2-year old could spot it. They're getting ready to steal yet another election. Karl Rove can burn in hell.

Oooops.../satire off... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Oooops...
/satire off/

Now I await the major donke... (Below threshold)

Now I await the major donkeys to declare the *Bush's WOT* to be declared over since OBL (apparently) is dead. Since, that's all they think it is about.

If oksama is dead then ther... (Below threshold)
914:

If oksama is dead then there goes the last hopes for the Pelosicrats come november.

Ha Ha lol

Tom I'm just the 12th man s... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Tom I'm just the 12th man so to speak.

Early Sat AM and news like this happens... I blog it and send mail to rat pack.

P

18th Century? Was... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

18th Century?

Wasn't old UBL stuck in the 15th Century or earlier.

You're making the enlightenment look bad!

What do we call his death by diarrhea?

Bush's Revenge?




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