1,361. 10/19/1998

In an October 19, 1998, US News & World Report article, former Deputy Director of Operations at the U.S. State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism Dick Gannon said: ” ‘We’ve got information about who’s backing bin Laden, and in a lot of cases it goes back to the [Saudi] royal family… There are certain factions of the Saudi royal family who just don’t like [America].’ ”

 – Simon Reeve, The New Jackals, Page 207

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