1,759. 10/12/2000

“After al-Qaeda bombed the USS Cole in Aden’s harbor [Yemen] on October 12, 2000, bin Laden told [journalist] Ahmad Zaydon, ‘I knelt to thank God for this heroic operation that damaged the prestige of the United States and served as a warning for them to leave the Arab world and the [Arabian] peninsula according to the Prophet’s hadith.’ ”

 – Michael Scheuer, Osama Bin Laden, Page 118

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