Osama On The Brink Of Death?
Who knows if this has any truth to it, but I thought I’d throw it out there:
Asia Times Online has learned from an operative close to the al-Qaeda leadership that bin Laden languishes on a dialysis machine, in rapidly declining health.
“Sheikh [Osama] was in a poor condition when my father last visited,” said the operative, who uses the name “Abdullah”. Abdullah’s father, known as Sheikh Ibrahim, is number two after Tahir Yuldeshev in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IUM), a group closely allied with al-Qaeda and the Taliban, and operating in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan.
Sheikh Ibrahim’s meeting with bin Laden took place “a few weeks ago”, Abdullah told Asia Times Online in an interview at the end of June in a northern Pakistani city. Abdullah had traveled there from North Waziristan, a Pakistani tribal agency on the Afghanistan border, to meet this correspondent.
“He [bin Laden] asked all of us to pray for his health. For the past many months he has been on dialysis and just cannot move. My father never told me where he was when he met Osama … but he was worried about his fast-waning health.” (my emphasis)
Well, I know I’m praying…