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that Bin Laden has set up what is in essence a foundation, where any terrorist can apply for what amounts to a grant. That s why this new phenomenon, says Cannistraro. It s not a state putting unlimited resources at the disposal of a group that only dose the state s bidding A group can con someone like Bin Laden for funds to carry out an operation on an individual basis. And he will do it as long as he thinks it fits in with his religious objectives. In October 1993, rocket launchers shot down U.S. helicopters in Mogadishu Somalia. Thought to be supplied by Osama bin Laden. U.S. intelligence also believes Bin laden is the mastermind of a Saudi base in Riyadh that killed six Americans. He also been linked too

Ramzi Yourself, the convicted mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing. You were said to be living in a house paid for by Osama Bin Laden at the time of his capture. When asked about the Riyadh bombing and other certain attacks, Bin Laden praises the bombers: We look at these young men as great heroes and martyrs who followed the steps of the prophet, peace upon him. We called and they answered. Meanwhile, ABCNEWS has learned the FBI has been secretly taking with someone who knows a lot about Bin Laden s operations Wali Khan. Khan, who was convicted with Ramzi Yousef of plotting to blow up U.S. airliners over the Pacific, has told the FBI he was a key organizer for Bin Laden s terrorist operations, including a plot to kill President Clinton and the Pope on their visit to

Manila. Osama Bin Laden has tried to kill our president. The first attempt on Clinton s life was planned during a visit to the Philippines in November 12, 1994. But the plan was never carried out. The second attempt on Clinton s life was suppose to have taken place when he was to visit Pakistan but Clinton canceled his trip. Attacks in Riyadh in November 1995 and Dhahran in June 1996 that killed somewhere around thirty people. Twenty-four of those were Americans. He is also said to be involved in the attacks on a Yemenite hotel, in December 1992, that injured several tourists. Lets not forget his assassination attempt on Egyptian president Mubarak in Ethiopia of June 1995. For any hope for a end of the violence

in this fight, the United States and Clinton must be willing to be persistent in their pursuit of justice against the bin Laden and his complex network of terror. A grand jury in the Manhattan U.S. District Court secretly indicted bin Laden on June 10, 1999. The charges include financing terrorism and soliciting the murder of Americans. The grand jury was convened after 19 U.S. military personnel in Saudi Arabia were killed by a terrorist bomb in June 1996, another attack in which bin Laden s conspiracy is suspected. Bin Laden has been under suspicion by U.S. officials since the World Trade Center bombing. The charge of solicitation to murder can be brought against anyone who has incited others to commit violence or murder. The felony is punishable by life in prison. But whether

the indictment will ever result in the arrest, extradition or prosecution of bin Laden, who remains safely out of reach of traditional law enforcement methods in Afghanistan, is highly unlikely. The United States should modify its current anti-terrorism legislation to describe the front groups in the United States that are secretly working for these terrorist groups. This outline will help further the goals of Clinton’s Executive Order to seize the assets of Bin Laden, and it will set a example for the freezing of assets from other front groups of foreign terrorist groups operating within the United States. This portrait of front groups will also serve as a certain statement against terrorism on the part of the United States. Bibliography Who the heck is that Osama Bin laden?

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