Jones: Bin Laden still spends time in Afghanistan

Jones: Bin Laden still spends time in Afghanistan

National security adviser James Jones said Sunday that al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden still spends some time inside Afghanistan. Most recent U.S. estimates have placed bin Laden inside Pakistan. But Jones, a retired general, said the best estimate is that bin Laden “is somewhere in North Waziristan, sometimes on the Pakistani side of the border, sometimes on the Afghan side of the border.”

Jones described it as “very, very rough, mountainous area. Generally ungoverned and we’re going to have to get after that to make sure that this very, very important symbol of what al-Qaida stands for is either, once again, on the run or captured or killed.”

Earlier, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the U.S. hasn’t had any good intelligence for years on bin Laden’s whereabouts. He said he couldn’t confirm reports that bin Laden had been seen recently in Afghanistan. [continued…]

Editor’s Comment — Even if logic dictates that the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, no intelligence, no sightings, no videos certainly points in one direction: bin Laden’s dead. Why by this time should he be presumed alive?

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2 thoughts on “Jones: Bin Laden still spends time in Afghanistan

  1. DE Teodoreu

    All my fears about Obama have been confirmed: HE MAY WELL BECOME A BLACK BUSH! binLaden is long dead and they know it. But Bush had been on-again, off-again about binLaden to suit his need to justify escalating in Afghnaistan or Iraq respectively. Now Obama indefinitely postponed declassification of documents that expose Bush “War on Terror,” not for Bush’s sake, but so that he can act as Bush II. It can only end catastrophically for us when we’re fight an enemy capable of infecting young Muslim men with a collective Jihad schizophrenia which we cannot combat. binLaden said that his goal was to “bankrupt America” but long after he is dead from peritonitis we do it to ourselves for him.

  2. Philip J Dennany

    No one has seen or heard of Osama bin Laden since about 2002, most of the so called intelligene we are fed by the US government are fantasy fiction just as is the official version of what really happened on September 11, 2001. There is no real evidence that bin Laden had anything at all to do with 9-11, and very much proof that elements of the US government does.

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