Saturday, September 23, 2006

Osama Dead?

You have heard the rumors. Here is another one provided third hand by the French.

A French regional newspaper quoted a French secret service report on Saturday as saying that Saudi Arabia is convinced that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden died of typhoid in Pakistan last month.

L'Est Republicain printed what it said was a copy of the report dated September 21 and said it was shown to President Jacques Chirac, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and France's interior and defense ministers on the same day.
I wonder if this is the October surprise the Dems are worried about and Karl Rove has been promising? Interesting name for the French Newspaper.

The original article in French. If some one will post how to do a translation in the comments, I'll post it here to help those whose French is as bad as mine. I can barely order escargot. Which does me no good because I have no interest in eating escargot. Le beuf is probably good with lots of vin, but that is about it as far as my French goes.

Gateway Pundit has a roundup. (H/T Instapundit)

Here is a knowledgeable skeptic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The French headline was "Osama Might Be Dead". If they're hedging, then there's probably a reason for it.