Posted by: christinelsmith | July 23, 2009

Saad Bin Laden, “up-and-coming terrorist”, reported dead

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According to National Public Radio, Osama Bin Laden’s son, Saad Bin Laden, was killed by hellfire missiles from a predator drone earlier in the year. National Intelligence Director, Mike McConnell, said that Saad Bin Laden traveled to Pakistan after spending a number of years under house arrest in Iran. Saad Bin Laden was not substantial in Al-Qaeda. However, he was an active member. He was believed to have been involved in the bombing of Riyadh, Saudia Arabia. He was also believed to have been a communications link between Al-Qaeda and the Quds Force, a special operations group that has attacked and killed U.S. troops stationed in Iraq. A number of people have said that Saad Bin Laden was a possible successor to his father. However, a number of people disagree. National Intelligence Director, Mike McConnell, said that he was simply “in the wrong place at the wrong time”. The United States considered him collateral in the airstrike. The United States is 80 to 85 percent sure he was killed. However, his body has not been found and as a result we cannot be sure he is dead. No one knows where Osama Bin Laden was at the time of his son’s death. The media has focused on Saad Bin Laden’s death substantially because of his last name. The Bin Laden name is obviously substantial in the United States’ history.

Why does the United States think Saad Bin Laden is dead and how are they estimating his death between 80 and 85 percent?

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