1,544. 8/8/1999

According to information in a Los Angeles Times article from August 8, 1999, “The Taliban and bin Laden have not enjoyed perfect relations. While he was their guest and they were not eager to hand him over to the United States, he had also been a headache for the movement’s leadership, who did not appreciate his repeated calls for violence against Americans that had complicated their already difficult quest for international recognition. According to one report, the Taliban even struck a deal with Saudi officials…to send bin Laden to a Saudi prison, but it fell apart.”

 – Peter Bergen, Holy War, Inc., Page 166

Categorised in:

Comments are closed here.