1,407. 12/4/1998

According to a declassified CIA intelligence report from December 4, 1998: “Bin Ladin associates last month discussed picking up a package in Malaysia. One told his colleague in Malaysia that ‘they’ were in the ‘ninth month [of pregnancy].’ An alleged Bin Ladin supporter in Yemen late last month remarked to his mother that he planned to work in ‘commerce’ from abroad and said his impending ‘marriage,’ which would take place soon, would be a ‘surprise.’ ‘Commerce’ and ‘marriage’ often are codewords for terrorist attacks.”

 – CIA, “Bin Ladin Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks,” (CIA Intelligence Report), The Central Intelligence Agency’s 9/11 File:, The National Security Archive, Dec. 4, 1998

Categorised in:

Comments are closed here.