1,524. 6/10/1999

“In a little publicized interview in Arabic [on June 10, 1999], bin Laden explained the reason for targeting America’s embassies in East Africa. ‘The Nairobi embassy was actually six embassies combined in one,’ he said. ‘The brutal U.S. invasion of Somalia kicked off from there. Some 13,000 from among our brothers, women, and sons in Somalia were killed. …The greatest CIA center in eastern Africa is located at this embassy. …They deserved it. It made them taste what we tasted during the massacres committed in Sabra [Lebanon], Shatila [Lebanon], Dar Yasin [Palestine], Qana [Lebanon], Hebron [Israel], and elsewhere.’ ”

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Pages 167-168

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