1,387. 11/15/1998

“The [assassination] operation against bin Laden in November 1998 involved American technology and know-how in concert with Saudi finance and manpower, thus avoiding any difficult questions in the US Congress about state-sponsored assassinations. The attack, which bin Laden apparently blames on Saudi Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, the governor of Riyadh, involved an assassin called Siddiq Ahmed who was paid $267,000 to poison bin Laden. It was only partially successful, causing the target acute kidney failure.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Simon Reeve, The New Jackals, Page 204

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