30 September, 2006

Is Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan?

Oh yes he is, says President Musharraf of Pakistan (Times)

Oh no he isn't, says President Karzai of Afghanistan (China view)

It is fairly certain that he is one or the other, maybe even moving between both, despite reports earlier this week, based on a leaked French intelligent document, that he is dead.

My money would be on bin Laden being somewhere in the new Taliban safe-haven of Waziristan where, in the wake of the Waziristan Accord, Osama's close allies have felt secure enough to openly establish a Taliban office in the regional capital's bus station.

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