“The Americans were the ‘main enemy’ of Muslims worldwide, an angry bin Laden told a British journalist [Robert Fisk, for an article published in The Independent on July 10, 1996] who visited him in an eastern Afghan mountain camp weeks after his arrival in Jalalabad. Saudi Arabian authorities were only ‘secondary enemies,’ he declared. As bin Laden saw it, the world had now reached ‘the beginning of war between Muslims and the United States.’ ”

 – Steve Coll, Ghost Wars, Page 326