The road to Osama bin Laden started in Montreal, Quebec, and in the forced confessions of a Islamic preacher named Mohamedou Ould Slahi, according to new book The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden by Mark Bowden.
Slahi was captured after attracting the attention of counter-terrorism officials, and under enhanced interrogation, gave up the name Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti - bin Laden's courier, who would lead counterterrorism agents to the capture of al-Qaeda leaders.
While the use of coercive interrogation may not have been decisive, or even necessary, according to Bowden, it did play a significant part of the story. Most information leading to bin Laden, he notes, was gained during interrogations that involved "enhanced interrogation," which has been decried as torture by human rights groups.
"The fact is, without a doubt, these guys, several of them, were tortured," Bowden told the National Post, explaining that though key captured militants were tortured, they were still trying to mislead the CIA, raising the agency's suspicions.
Bowden's revelations about enhanced interrogation contradict previous claims from US Senators that torture did not lead to bin Laden's discovery.
@martydotcom all life is precious. you know, i spent over 3 years in vietnam during the war and when i came back home i harboured no hatred, nor any grudges against the vietnamese people. in fact, i had nothing but an undying respect and admiration for them as a people. did they do things that i didn't like, sure they did, but then again so did we. did they kill our people? of course they did, but they never would have if our people hadn't been there trying to kill them, too.
@dances-weebles Capt. USMC Ret 1968 became a card carrying member of VN Vets against the war upon return. I was back in Saigon in 2005 spent 10 days touring incredible people, gut wrenching emotional experience beyond description
secretly i knew obama was omnipotent,he dun kilt a ghost,hence the quick 20 second burial at sea,i hear bin laden, Elvis, timothy McVeigh and Saddam_Hussein play cards every Saturday night at the Carlisle
it was doubtful he could live as long as they claim he did,i have a few of the ailments that he had and even with prompt medical treatment things could have gone bad very easily,so living in an hostile environment and sketchy medical resources you wouldn,t last long
Torture? You mean, inhanced interragation?(LMAO) Absodamnlutely, it should be used, if thats what it takes. "We have ways of making you talk" The CIA are masters of "Inhanced Interragation". Remember folks, around the world, no matter what they say, they hate Americans and don't think twice about tortureing us.
None of this happened. Just ask Barry, according to him, he got Bin Laden all by himself. No help from the policies that the previous administration had implemented. Barry did it by giving billions to the Muslim brother Hood and running around the world apologizing for America being a great nation. After the terrorists saw how "sorry" Barry was, they had a change of heart and decided that they would give up their leader as a gesture of "good faith". All hail Barry for his diplomatic genius and turning America into the joke of the planet
i most time not agree arabian people, if stay holiday in city i live, but... Bin Ladens Name as Nickname at CIA was TIM OSMAN. 1 month before 9/11 an agent visit him in Dubai Hospital, and later in Afghanistan"Tora Bora"the us could easy catch him. They let him go. No scripted devil, no power to grown up the security and get the crowd behind. Did you look docus and read books? Osama and 9/11...what a joke.next:FBI never wanted him for 9/11! check fbi.gov . and oh yeah ANTHRAX WAS SENT BY SADDAM HUSSEIN;AFTER SOMEONE LEAKS THATS PRODUCED IN usa BY MILITARY; THE NEXT DAY YOU HEAR NEVER AGAIN ABOUT THIS: AND THE DOC WHO MADE THIS INVOLVED DIED;"ACCIDENT"
"CAUTION Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world." http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/usama-bin-la...
@IraqWarVeteran agree, enough to kill him, nut not for 911. how the media every day tokd this lie, but not the FBI or someone ells has something bin laden involved in 911,CIA itself paid the "Highjackers" the money for flighttraining, they were just patsies. but this thread is about Obama mmh Osama, not 911(biggest lie ever sold"
i am scared about the plan behind. by the way the 7/7 bomnings in London follows the same way to make it real. Hundrets of people(Metro Police) made exercise just the same trains in the same time like ATF training. the chief of this couldnt believe,exactly 3 same trains in just same time. they drive every 5 min. i think.from Training to Real with just 3 idiots.clever
oh watch all the lefties do a 180 so fast they'll sprain their necks... please don't tell me o Bama was doing the same thing is George W..... and now we are beginning to hear that in Ben Ghazi our CIA had a rendition program going on .....hmm this is going to wad up a bunch of panties around here.... ;)
if, as we are told, the u.s. is supposed to be the world's daddy, then we have to act like it. we have to hold ourselves above such things. we can't afford to return wrong for alleged wrong, pain for pain... we have to rise above it like a good parent, and embrace those weaker than ourselves in love and understanding.
and if we want to be the police officer of the world, then we must remember that our duty is to serve and protect.
No, it didn't and I know first hand, you just have to take or dismiss my word. I do not compromise the safety of this country just to get my 15 min of fame. All I know that torture was the least reasons why and how they caught Bin Laden.
For the last time waterboarding is not torture.Unpleasant yes. torture? No. At least not like beheading, dismemberment, vivisection, gang rape,starvation, stoning,.... for these and other examples check out your favorite jihadists website and see what they have employed.
If it saves one casualty for us or our allies we should waterboard any hardcore terrorist we catch. And waterboarding is NOT torture. If scaring the hell out of these hardcore terrorists is considered torture we should cancel Halloween.
No, Obama promised a terrorists double the virgins that Mohamed did plus Islamacare. He couldn't resist and finally caved over blaring Barney the Dinosaur reruns. Big Bird came in and gave him a hug and he finally lost it.