1,775. 11/2/2000

From a November 2, 2000, CIA intelligence report on Bin Ladin’s terrorist operations: “Bin Ladin’s organization [al-Qa’ida] is interested in acquiring unconventional weapons–particularly chemical or biological agents–and possesses at least a rudimentary capability to employ them in attacks. In a December 1998 interview, Bin Ladin called the acquisition of these weapons a ‘religious duty’ and noted, ‘How we would use them is up to us.’ “

 – CIA, “Bin Ladin’s Terrorist Operations: Meticulous and Adaptable,” (CTC 00-400117, CIA Intelligence Report), The Central Intelligence Agency’s 9/11 File:, The National Security Archive, Nov. 2, 2000

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