378. 8/15/1990

"When Saddam Hussein's Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, bin Laden offered the Saudi government his thousands of mujahedin fighters. Rather than accept his offer, Saudi Arabia instead allowed U.S. soldiers on its soil to serve as its defenders. This decision infuriated him, and he began to criticize the Saudi regime openly. …Bin Laden had gone from being an ally of both the United States and Saudi Arabia to being their enemy…" [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Intelligence Matters, Bob Graham with Jeff Nussbaum, 8/15/1990

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