873. 5/18/1996

“Having shorn bin Laden of most of his net worth [by taking possession of his businesses], the Sudanese government thoughtfully chartered him an antique Soviet Tupolev jet. …Two of bin Laden’s young sons, Saad and Omar, were with him, and a couple of bodyguards. Bin Laden left on May 18, 1996 [for Afghanistan]. His family was scattered and broken. The organization that he had built was torn apart. He held America responsible for the crushing reversal that had led him to this state.”

 – Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower, Page 253

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