June 18, 2004

A CONSPIRACY SO VAST THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION STARTED IT:

SAUDI IS INDICTED IN BOMB ATTACKS ON U.S. EMBASSIES (BENJAMIN WEISER, November 5, 1998, The New York Times)

A Federal grand jury in Manhattan returned a 238-count indictment yesterday charging the Saudi exile Osama bin Laden in the bombings of two United States Embassies in Africa in August and with conspiring to commit other acts of terrorism against Americans abroad. [...]

Both indictments offer new information about Mr. bin Laden's operations, including one deal he is said to have struck with Iraq to cooperate in the development of weapons in return for Mr. bin Laden's agreeing not to work against that country.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 18, 2004 4:57 PM
Comments

Brilliant find. Add Newsweek and NPR from 1999 to the list as well.

Posted by: Ed Driscoll at June 18, 2004 5:19 PM

He's been pushin' up opium poppies a long time now.

It wasn't only about him.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at June 18, 2004 6:14 PM

Will the Times be retracting this story, after yesterday's headline?

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 18, 2004 9:56 PM
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