“…in October [3-4] 1993, came the episode that inspired the movie Black Hawk Down. Relying on Yemenite ‘Afghan Arabs’ who had fought with him against the Soviets, and financing the operation with businesses he owned in Yemen, bin Laden backed the ambush that killed eighteen U.S. Army Rangers who were trying to capture two aides to a Somali warlord [Mohamed Farrah Aideed].”

 – Craig Unger, House of Bush, House of Saud, Page 150