1,915. 2/15/2001

“In February 2001, in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Usama bin Ladin was tried in absentia and others were tried in person for their involvement in the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. It was here that al-Qa’ida’s pursuit of WMD became clear: one of the key witnesses in that trial, Jamal Ahmad al-Fadl, described how, as far back as 1993, he helped Bin Ladin try to obtain uranium in Sudan, to be used in some type of a nuclear device. Al-Qa’ida, al-Fadl testified was willing to pay $1.5 million to acquire an unknown quantity of uranium.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – George Tenet with Bill Harlow, At the Center of the Storm, Page 261

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