869. 5/15/1996

“In May 1996 Osama bin Laden flew into the eastern city of Jalalabad [Afghanistan] with his wives and around 150 supporters on a chartered C-130 transport plane. American strategists had made a huge mistake. By increasing pressure on Sudan they had allowed the most dangerous terrorist financier in the world to move to an impenetrable stronghold from which he could direct terrorist attacks with near impunity. It was months before analysts realized the scale of the error.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Simon Reeve, The New Jackals, Pages 186-187

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