Since the genesis of thisÂ sensational story was purported Saudi intel memos I have to chalk this up as another false report. Here’s the ABCÂ story.
The Saudi Government has pulled the rug from under a French newspaper report about the alleged death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
In a statement the Government says it “has no evidence to support” the contention that the world’s most wanted man is dead.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has no evidence to support recent media reports that Osama bin Laden is dead,” the Saudi Embassy in the US said.
“Information that has been reported otherwise is purely speculative and cannot be independently verified.”
The question remaining is who put this report out there, and why?Â The possibilities might beÂ that this was a ploy to get UBL to prove he’s still there, it could be election fodder: something put out to decrease the urgency terror, or it could be UBL trying to distract.
India is accusing Pakistan as noted in my previous report.
Reuters speculates that this is a ploy to cause UBL to surface, one which might be needed if the Waziristan pact has actually caused him to relocate.
It was fun while it lasted, but I’m not playing here anymore, Bin Laden lives, we still need to find him and figuratively put his head on a pike at ground zero.