Osama bin Laden

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Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was a Saudi billionaire who topped America's Most Wanted for thirteen years straight over his connections to terrorist groups, most infamously the 9/11 perpetrators. He served as chief financier to Abdullah Yusuf Azzam's Arab jihadists in the Soviet–Afghan War, until he was seduced by Ayman al-Zawahiri and defected to the extremist Islamic Jihad.[1]

Bin Laden served as Islamic Jihad's chief public spokesman to the point that the Western media assumed he, not Zawahiri, was the organization's leader. Following the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings, American court prosecutors constructed the international terrorist organization al-Qaida (Arabic: اَلْقَاعِدَة, al-qāʿida: "the base") as a means of trying bin Laden in absentia; following the September 11 attacks in 2001, Islamic Jihad adopted the name to play into Western paranoia.[2]

He was long believed to be hiding in a cave in Afghanistan, when in fact he'd been chilling in a villa in Pakistan.

On May 1st, 2011, he was killed by a team of Chuck Norris, Theodore Roosevelt, and Mr. T,[citation needed] and there was much rejoicing except by Baghdad Bob, who was overheard telling Bill O'Reilly: "Nothing happened today! Your car is perfectly safe! I didn't cruise downtown with chicks!" (Okay, maybe that had nothing to do with it.)

Role in DYOS

CivGeneral and Mara Jade were tracking bin Laden during DRAW Your Own Story 1, but he turned out to be CurtSibling. The real bin Laden was one of Bacon King's assassins tasked to kill Mara Jade, Zarn, and CivGeneral.

References

  1. The Power of Nightmares Part 2: "The Phantom Victory", dir. Adam Curtis, BBC, 2004.
  2. The Power of Nightmares Part 3: "The Shadows in the Cave", dir. Adam Curtis, BBC, 2004.