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The Osama travelogues, as wrung out of Gitmo detainees
« on: May 11, 2011, 23:58:22 PM »
The Osama travelogues, as wrung out of Gitmo detainees

by A. Srivathsan, May 12-2011

"As a prince of terror across nations and continents, Osama bin Laden was immensely resourceful but he was also hardwired in his habits. What we now know suggests that his life inside the Abbottabad compound was an extension of his life in other compounds that he owned and lived in for two decades or more.

Osama bin Laden, who was killed by a team of U.S Navy SEALs in a compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan on the night of May 1, was possibly living in Pakistan from 2002, going by the accounts of hundreds of Guantanamo detainees.

The accounts, contained in the Guantanamo files recently released by the WikiLeaks, produce a rich, if not always reliable, travelogue of the al-Qaeda leader's journey to Pakistan — there are as many 3,900 references to him spread over the files of 765 of the detainees. The WikiLeaks Web site has properly warned that the information contained in the files may not be credible as U.S officials used brutal and coercive techniques to extract confessions from the detainees ..."


http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/article2009618.ece