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The Bin Ladens: A Saudi Bellwether

James Dorsey | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
James Dorsey

The past year has not been good to Osama Bin Laden's brothers, owners of the Saudi Binladen Group, one of the kingdom's leading construction conglomerates.

Osama Bin Laden Warned Against Declaring An Islamic State Too Soon

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden warned al-Qaeda affiliates against prematurely declaring an Islamic caliphate, according to documents seized during the ...

As ISIS Strikes, China Rises (and America's Pivot Seems on Hold...Again)

Peter Navarro | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Peter Navarro

While America has vacillated between distraction and disinterest when it comes to Asia, a Rising China has quietly seized the opportunity to seize territory and expand its influence and power - and thereby nudge history in its favor.

New York Times Magazine’s Bin Laden Cover Story Prompted Debate Inside The Paper

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.22.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- The cover of Sunday's New York Times magazine featured a blurry image of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden and posed a provocative question...

Terrorism and the Crisis of Sunni Islam

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.19.2015 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

The roots of Sunni Islam's ailments it must be noted are not entirely to do with religion, as most journalists, politicians and "experts" in Europe and across the Atlantic never tire of repeating. Rather than scripture and theology, it is in politics and economics, in power balances, foreign interventions and the scramble for influence and resources that the causes of its ills reside.

Bin Laden Conspiracy Theories Share One Problem

Vanity Fair | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.17.2015 | Politics

They have no factual basis, despite what you may have read in ​​The New York Times Magazine,​ argues the reporter who pieced together the story ...

Michael Calderone

New York Times Backs Up Bin Laden Claim, Though Not In Its News Pages

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.14.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall, who covered Afghanistan and Pakistan for 12 years at the paper and wrote a book on her experience i...

Ali Watkins

Is The CIA's Case For Torture Unraveling?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the immediate aftermath of Seymour Hersh’s winding narrative on the killing of Osama bin Laden and an alleged cover-up by the U.S. ...

'Walk-In' Pakistani Official May Have Told CIA Where Bin Laden Was Hiding

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

U.S. intelligence officials may have received a tip from a “walk-in” Pakistani official in tracking down the location of Osama bin Laden, complica...

Al Qaeda in Afghanistan Four Years After Bin Laden

Abdullah Sharif | Posted 05.01.2016 | World
Abdullah Sharif

It is appropriate to remember that we, the US, supported individuals like Osama Bin Laden and others in the waning years of the cold war. The US and a number of other countries were outraged when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan on the eve of Christmas in 1979.

The Tortured Logic of Bush and Cheney

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

With torture we get the worst of both worlds: We gather no useful intelligence and we undermine our reputation as a democratic government of principles.

Robert O'Neill, Ex-Navy SEAL, Reveals He's The One Who Shot Osama Bin Laden

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

Robert O'Neill, a 38-year-old ex-Navy SEAL, revealed he's the one who shot Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid, the Washington Post reported Thursday. O...

On 9/11, Osama bin Laden Set a Trap To Lure America Into Perpetual War. Is He Winning?

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Osama bin Laden is the reason we're fighting ISIS today and the reason we've wage two wars in the Middle East. His vision for chaos in the region was ...

Bin Laden Son-In-Law Sentenced To Life In U.S. Prison

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) - A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentence...

Thirteen Years Later -- Here We Go Again!

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Richard W. Kropf

One can only wonder when we'll ever learn. Wars fought in vengeance can only lead to more war. The impulse to strike back without any comprehension of why we were struck only leads to more strikes.

13 Years On, Our Choice Is Between America and Fear

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Minimizing risk at reasonable cost is the action of a sensible man or nation. Trying to eliminate all risk at any cost -- not only financial, but also of principle -- is the action of a man or nation that has become obsessive, compulsive, scared, or all three.

When Addressing ISIL, Don't Forget Al Qaeda

Philip Seib | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Philip Seib

A case can be made that Al Qaeda is more potent now than it was when led by Osama bin Laden.

Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

Steve Horn | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. Why the delay? Homeland security concerns, claim some companies.

Cheney Never Shoots Straight

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is trying hard to salvage his legacy, so he is resorting to spin, distortion and lies. But why is the media paying attention to him?

REPORT: Pakistan Sheltered Bin Laden For Years

The New York Times | Posted 03.20.2014 | World

Shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, I went to live and report for The New York Times in Afghanistan...

U.S. Troops Unloaded 'Over A Hundred Bullets' Into Osama Bin Laden's Dead Body, Sources Claim

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.14.2014 | World

A new report at SOFREP, a website for U.S. special operations forces, claims to shed light on the issue of why photos of slain al Qaeda leader Osama b...

Lindsey Graham Praised Obama's Syrian Chemical Weapons' Outcome... Until He Achieved It!

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

What Graham himself called a "terrific outcome" six months ago is now weakness on the part of the president that invited Putin to invade the Ukraine.

Twelve Years After 9/11: Let's End the Politics of Fear

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Since 9/11, it seems that the American Left and the American Right have agreed on something of profound importance: We're scared. The politics of the last 12 years have been the politics of fear.

Bin Laden AK-47 Being Displayed At 'Secret' CIA Museum: Report

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

An AK-47 found next to the body of Osama bin Laden is on display in a "secret" museum at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters, NBC's Richard E...

Report: Bin Laden Wore Cowboy Hat To Evade Detection

Posted 07.10.2013 | World

How did the world's most wanted terrorist -- a 6-foot 4-inch tall man whose face was plastered on televisions around the globe -- manage to avoid capt...