“When Bin Ladin left [Sudan on May 19, 1996], it appears that the Sudanese government expropriated all his assets: he left Sudan with practically nothing. When Bin Ladin arrived in Afghanistan, he relied on the Taliban until he was able to reinvigorate his fund-raising efforts by drawing on ties to wealthy Saudi individuals that he had established during the Afghan war in the 1980s.”

 – 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report, Page 170