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Osama is in Yemen or Somalia, not Pakistan:

US counter-terrorism expert  Mogadishu 14, Sept.07 ( Sh.M.Network)

The Bush Administration’s former chief counter-terrorism adviser, Richard Clark, has claimed that Osama bin Laden is either in Yemen or Somalia, and not in Pakistan. Clark, who was also the chief counter-terrorism adviser to the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration, said that bin Laden was propagating a kind of propaganda to lure Washington into a sense of neutrality to enable it to strengthen itself. 

 “Osama bin Laden had been saying for years, ‘America wants to invade an Arab country and occupy it, an oil-rich Arab country.’ He had been saying this. This is part of his propaganda,” the Daily Times quoted Clark, as saying. 

“In other words, we stepped right into bin Laden’s propaganda. And, the result of that is that al Qaeda and organisations like it, offshoots of it, second-generation al Qaeda have been greatly strengthened,” he added.  In another interview to the CBS weekly show, 60 Minutes, in addition to a write-up in Newsweek, Clark said that after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre, he told his colleagues at the White House, “We have to deal with bin Laden; we have to deal with al Qaeda,” but Paul Wolfowitz, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, said, “No, no, no. We don’t have to deal with al Qaeda.

Why are we talking about that little guy? We have to talk about Iraqi terrorism against the United States.”  Clark added: “I blame the entire Bush leadership for continuing to work on Cold War issues when they (came) back in power in 2001. It was as though they were preserved in amber from when they left office eight years earlier. They came back.

They wanted to work on the same issues right away: Iraq, Star Wars. Not new issues, the new threats that had developed over the preceding eight years.” (ANI)     Shabelle Media Network Somalia


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  1. Richard Clark retired from the federal government and is a private citizen. He is an outspoken Bush critic and does not represent US policy with his statement. The title of your story is incorrect. It should be “Osama in Somalia says American Citizen”.

    Posted by jane | September 15, 2007, 1:20 am
  2. Jane,
    personally I believe there is no Osama alive. I think its just a dangerous enemy propaganda to keep the entire world in fear and under parmanent threat whose defeat can only come from the most powerful state. This propaganda makes it possible for Bush to twist the arms of Americans as he wishes to a point of sending their sons to die on foreign soils in Iraq and Afghanistan. And spend billions of dollars on more deadly assenals.

    But everyone has the right to say where they think the enemy might be hidding. I have the right to say Osama is just a ghost created by US. I remember Bush saying god sent him to free the Iraq people. I still wonder why god did not tell him there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

    I think the most dangerous enemy of makind is poverty and illnesses to mention just a few of our real enemies. Money spent purpotedly to hunt Osama could be put in better use than building assenals worth billions to kill people whose life is already a hell on earth due to poverty. The Osama game will be played for sometime until some other name is coined by US to continue playing the deadly game of fear.

    Dick Kamau.

    Posted by Sec Gen Dick Kamau | October 11, 2007, 2:14 pm

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