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What did Osama Bin Laden do to become public enemy number one?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10286points) September 7th, 2010

I really don’t understand his involvement in the attacks. How did it go down?

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FutureMemory's avatar

He is the leader of al qaeda, the group responsible for the 9/11 attacks as well as many other terrorist incidents worldwide.

What exactly are you confused about?

cowboyBob64's avatar

He targeted the USA as a terrorist.

filmfann's avatar

He chose the target and the weapon for 9–11. 3000 dead.

Ltryptophan's avatar

So how instrumental was he in the plan? The mastermind or what?

talljasperman's avatar

@Ltryptophan the news said he used his $30 million inheritance to finance the attacks

kevbo's avatar

USAMA BIN LADEN IS WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE AUGUST 7, 1998, BOMBINGS OF THE UNITED STATES EMBASSIES IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA, AND NAIROBI, KENYA. THESE ATTACKS KILLED OVER 200 PEOPLE. IN ADDITION, BIN LADEN IS A SUSPECT IN OTHER TERRORIST ATTACKS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

Source: FBI Most Wanted

Not a fucking word about 9/11. How queer.

Vortico's avatar

@kevbo Apparently he was greatly involved in the attack. “I am the one in charge of the nineteen brothers.” This must be an out-of-date page.

Note to the FBI: Typing in all caps promotes better readability and use of the English language. :) ~

Vortico's avatar

@kevbo Yup. On the bottom of the page: “June 1999 – Poster Revised November 2001”. He was not known to have been involved in the attack at that time. (I don’t think.)

kevbo's avatar

Yeah, that makes perfect sense. They must have forgotten to update the page.

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Ltryptophan's avatar

I really didn’t know he made any claim of responsibility until I asked this question…it’s sad. I’ve just been guessing he’s guilty all this time. I mean…everyone seemed well pissed off at him for this whole affair, I assumed he must be quite quilty.

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Ltryptophan's avatar

I still haven’t checked that 19 brothers quote out. I don’t know if it is an accurate translation…something that was forced or what. Or even worse the act of an opportunist taking credit for something he didn’t do.

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Strauss's avatar

Along with all those other attacks he claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the USS Cole.

MeinTeil's avatar

This question is trollage.

Anyone who would really need to ask has been living under a rock.

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