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Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden ( /oʊˈsɑːmə bɪn moʊˈhɑːmɨd bɪn əˈwɑːd bɪn ˈlɑːdən/; Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن‎, ʾUsāmah bin Muḥammad ... More »Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden ( /oʊˈsɑːmə bɪn moʊˈhɑːmɨd bɪn əˈwɑːd bɪn ˈlɑːdən/; Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن‎, ʾUsāmah bin Muḥammad bin ʿAwaḍ bin Lādin; March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011) was the founder of the militant Islamist organization Al-Qaeda, the jihadist organization responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. He was a member of the wealthy Saudi bin Laden family, and an ethnic Yemeni Kindite. Bin Laden was on the American Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) lists of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Most Wanted Terrorists for his involvement in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings. From 2001 to 2011, bin Laden was a major target of the War on Terror, with a US$25 million bounty by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After being placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list, bin Laden remained in hiding during three U.S. presidential administrations. On May 2, 2011, bin Laden... [ Wikipedia ]

'SEAL Team' Film Adds Drama To Bin Laden Raid : NPR

The film, which depicts the events leading up to the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, premieres Sunday night. A still image from a clip of the National Geographic Channel's SEAL Team Six. The film, which depicts the events leading up to the raid that killed Osama bin Laden...

Amid controversy, film on bin Laden death to air tonight

The docudrama about the raid of Osama bin Laden's compound is set to air tonight despite outcry from Republican critics who say the timing of the debut is meant to influence the presidential election. President Obama's voice is part of "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden"...

The View From Nairobi

The local press has been extolling Mr. Obama’s virtues and offering detailed appraisals of his first term in florid terms that would not be out of place in a Democratic Party convention speech: “Who killed Osama bin Laden, ended the war in Iraq, got the affordable health care act signed...

Al Qaeda leader calls for kidnapping of Westerners

Ayman al-Zawahiri took over leadership of al Qaeda in June 2011 after Osama bin Laden's death. (CNN) -- Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is calling on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, citing the success in the abduction of American aid worker Warren Weinstein in Pakistan. In a two-part...

Is Barack Obama still Kenya's favorite son?

Many in Kenya see Obama's successful pursuit of Osama bin Laden as his greatest achievement. Mathiu says al Qaeda -- and its Somali affiliate Al-Shabaab -- are extremely unpopular in Kenya. Kenyan security forces have vowed to pursue Al-Shabaab fighters across its border with Somalia. ...

A Landslide for Obama (If the World Got to Vote)

Mr. Romney endorsed the killing of Osama bin Laden and the Obama administration’s increased use of drone strikes against suspected Taliban and Qaeda militants in the tribal areas. The drone strikes are a divisive issue in Pakistani politics, and analysts drew a connection between the use ...

Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama bin Laden – first look review

The killing … a still from Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden. Photograph: Ursula Coyote/AFP/Getty Images This film is the point at which Harvey Weinstein, exploitation-movie impresario extraordinaire, meets Harvey Weinstein, Democratic big-money donor and activist. On the one ...

Hurricane Sandy Did What Osama Bin Laden Couldn't Do: Stop The NYC Marathon

Hurricane Sandy Did What Osama Bin Laden Couldn't Do: Stop The NYC Marathon Tens of thousands of amateur, devoted athletes compete every year for the limited number of slots in the New York City Marathon, an event so important to its organizers, promoters and, most of all, participants that ...

SEAL Team, Osama movies are based on Obama mendacity, say critics

In a Hollywood Reporter news story by Tim Goodwin on Monday night, readers were told about the two motion pictures that depict the hunt and killing of radical-Islamist icon Osama bin Laden by President Barack Obama and members of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six being released. Goodwin ...

Seal Team Six Boss Defends Bin Laden Movie

Two films have been made about the Osama bin Laden raid, with the timing of the first premiere accused of being political. The team behind the TV movie Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden have denied the film was recut to show Barack Obama in a better light. National Geographic ...

But he got Osama bin Laden

Any critique of "the Obama Doctrine" regarding countries such as Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt, Israel and Libya is swiftly silenced with a favorite Democratic talking point: “President Obama gave the order which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden!” That seems to be the ...

Santa Fe-produced Osama bin Laden film to air Nov. 4

Two days before Election Day, a film made in the Santa Fe area about the killing of Osama bin Laden will be shown on cable television. According to a report in the Santa Fe New Mexican, some say the move to air the film Nov. 4 is designed to boost President Barack Obama ’s re-election ...

Cast defends timing of bin Laden raid movie

This film image released by National Geographic Channels shows actors portraying members of the SEAL Team Six soldiers who raided the compound of Osama Bin Laden in "SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden. " The TV film premieres on Nov. 4. (AP Photo/National Geographic Channels...

EXCLUSIVE Whitey Bulger in his own words: Heard for the first time, the notorious gangster profess

…the territory felt well travelled.’ For many years Whitey was second only to Osama bin Laden on the FBI’s Most Wanted list and many believed he would never be caught. But in June 2011 he and Greig were found, hiding in plain sight in an apartment in Santa Monica. Defending the ...

Disfraz De Osama Bin Laden

Disfraz de Osama Bin Laden en la Ciudad de Mexico, What do you think of this story? Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below. iReport welcomes a lively discussion...

What did Bin Laden raid and Benghazi attack have in common? A political response from Obama

It’s hard to imagine that we could find something that the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the terrorist attack in Benghazi have in common but we can. In both cases, it appears that the Obama administration handled the aftermath with a focus on politics. In 2008, President-Elect Barack Obama ...

Was Showing of 'Seal Team Six' Two Days Before Election Political?

People have criticized the showing of "Seal Team Six," the movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden, saying it is an attempt to help the president in his reelection bid. What do you think? "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden," a made for TV movie about the killing of ...

Regina Weinreich: Barack Obama in SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden

A force of nature himself, Harvey Weinstein did not let impending Hurricane Sandy deter his plan for a screening of Seal Team Six in Washington, said director John Stockwell at a post-storm screening hosted by Peggy Siegal in New York this week. "Harvey likes to stir things up," he said. ...

Seal Team Six: The Movie about Obama and the 2012 Election

The National Geographic Channel has teamed up with Harvey Weinstein, conservative-loathing filmmaker, to create a movie titled SEAL Team Six : The Raid on Osama bin Laden. The purpose of the movie is to focus and highlight Obama’s role in the killing of Osama bin Laden. The movie ...

SEAL Team Six Ushers in the Osama bin Laden Raid Fan Fiction

SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden does not present any new theories or understandings of the assassination of the 9/11 mastermind, which occurred only nearly a year-and-a-half ago. The made-for-TV movie embraces the facts we have: Cabinet level debates about going forward with ...

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