Monday, May 2, 2011

Bin Laden, the story of the hunt for "The Big Catch" the big fish

We publish "The circle narrows," a chapter from the book by Leo Sisti "The Hunt for Bin Laden" (Baldini Castoldi Dalai Editore, 2004). Here is the audio commentary Sisti capture. The killing of Osama Bin Laden, the analysis by Leo Sisti ilfattoquotidiano. it "At Langley, the CIA headquarters, in the jargon they call it 'The Big Catch', the large prey.

The 'Farm', the farm, as he was nicknamed the headquarters of the spies, the prey is Osama Bin Laden. Not since 2001, but at least five years before. In the spring of 2004 it seems that the capture of rich Saudi terrorist is a done deal. Especially in March, when the journalists of The New York Times and Washington Post report that Bin Laden has been sighted in the mountains of Waziristan, the tribal areas of Pakistan, which is near the day of reckoning for his deputy, the Egyptian doctor Ayman Zawahiri.

Chat - "The Arab revolutions marked the failure of bin Laden"

In a chat on cnn. fr, Ourdan Remy, a journalist with Le Monde, said that a decade ago, bin Laden had offered to young Muslim jihadist revolution. Yet today, "they lead revolutions in the name of freedom and democracy, values far removed from those of Al-Qaeda." But in the case of bin Laden, it will probably be different.

His closest adviser, the Egyptian ideologue Ayman al-Zawahiri does not seem to be the next leader of the organization, first for a reason, generational and partly because it is not necessarily be popular in Saudi and Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda. It is therefore impossible to say today that will replace bin Laden in the head of al-Qaida, and even if anyone can expect to play such a role.

Bin Laden, all posts of the head of al-Qaeda. The last Jan. 21 against Sarkozy

Osama bin Laden in a video message broadcast by al-Jazeera October 30, 2004 audio and video recordings were INSTRUMENTS him with Osama Bin Laden sent his threats to the world, Western leaders attacked and sent messages to Muslims around the world inviting them to jihad. The latest audio message of the 'sheikh of terror' back to Jan.

21, and was addressed to France. In the recording, the Saudi terrorist was addressed to President Nicolas Sarkozy and the French people, saying: "You will pay dearly for your presence in Afghanistan." And then threatened: "The liberation of the hostages from the hands of our contents are influenced by the exit of your soldiers from our country." A reference to the French captured five in Niger in September last year.

In Israel, the Remembrance of the Holocaust is still very political

Jerusalem correspondent - 10 hours, Monday, May 2, Israelis, disrupting their business, were frozen for two minutes of silence, the sirens have sounded throughout the country. The script is easy to write as it is immutable: the day of Holocaust remembrance, the whole country salutes the memory of six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust.

This year more than previous ones, the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to encourage Israelis to learn from this painful past to ward off the challenges ahead, as it deems threatening, especially in a destabilized Middle East. "The lessons of the Holocaust have not been learned.

"This death will encourage centrifugal tendencies within Al-Qaeda"

Jean-Pierre Filiu is a specialist of jihadism. There is also a historian, professor at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. Joining Al-Qaeda was taking place on the basis of a personal and absolute allegiance to bin Laden. No mechanism of succession was expected and the personal equation of the founder of the organization in terms of prestige and charisma media activist, is unique.

His deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian national, has no capacity to impose a similar fashion. This disappearance will soon encourage centrifugal tendencies within Al Qaeda, between a "center" increasingly Pakistanization and thus foreign to the realities of Arab, an Iraqi branch now identified with the most aggressive Sunni and Al-Qaeda Arabian peninsula, marked by its size and ambition Saudi Yemeni, who undoubtedly will refuse to match an Egyptian ruler.

Democracy is not a star on a tree

"Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs," he wrote in The Crooked Timber of Humanity (The crooked timber of humanity), the British political scientist Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) in an attempt to explain the importance of balance between concepts of "freedom" and "equality" within the liberal thought of the twentieth century and, by extension, in any democracy.

I was quite impressed by the debate that has originated in the comments of my previous post on Ilfattoquotidiano. com, entitled I hate them, the Nazis Alberta. Hit it, perhaps by coincidence, some commentators have defended the idea that a very lively even the neo-Nazis have a right to march and demonstrate in public their ideas in a democracy if you want to say that.

Brazil paradise "younger widows"

Rio de Janeiro Correspondent - Women under 40 who could shed tears, crocodile or genuine, evoking the memory of their deceased husbands old, are becoming more numerous. Their expensive - very expensive - extinct, old retirees, since they are assured beyond beautiful days by allowing them to collect throughout their lives a comfortable pension.

In terms of retirement, Brazil is one of the most lenient and most generous in the world. The amount that the pensioner was receiving disappeared is fully transferred to the benefit of his relatives: spouse, more often, or, failing that, children under 21 years old, his parents or his brothers or sisters minors.

Carried out raids and arrests in Syria

Syrian soldiers roamed from house to house on Monday and make arrests in cities and towns as part of a campaign of intimidation aimed at crushing the revolt against the authoritarian regime of President Bashar Assad, said opponents. Rami Abdul-Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said hundreds of people were arrested in just the past two days.

"The arrests are continuing, from the besieged city of Dara, in the south to the north and the suburbs of Damascus, "he added. Assad is determined to crush the popular revolt, which lasted six weeks after the onset give Dara and spreading through the country of 23 million. According to rights groups, at least 545 Syrians have been killed because of the protests that began in March.

Supporters attend funeral of Gadhafi's son

Muammar Gadhafi supporters gathered in Tripoli for the funeral of his son, killed in a NATO air strike that raised questions about the role of the West in the revolt against the Libyan leader. Gaddafi's forces stopped their bombardment of the port in the rebel city of Misrata after further NATO air attacks, but the terminal was closed, a rebel spokesman said, preventing supply by sea to the besieged city.

U.S. kills Osama Bin Laden

The United States ended its worst nightmare. Osama bin Laden is dead. Developed over many years, studied at millimeter in recent months, an operation by U.S. special forces elite Navy Seals killed the leader of Al Qaeda. This was announced at around half past eleven pm (half past five in Spain) U.S. President, Barack Obama.

The agents shot dead the leader of Al Qaeda in the town of Abottabad, 80 kilometers from Islamabad in northern Pakistan, in an operation in which there were no U.S. casualties. On the day after the announcement, in an act of honor military veterans, Obama said: "It'sa great day for America, the world is safer and better because of the death of Osama bin Laden." "We all agree that it is a good day for America," Obama said today during an appearance at the White House in the act of homage to two soldiers killed in the Korean War.

America celebrates the death of the enemy n ° 1

Jubilant crowds outside the White House Thousands of people at Ground Zero to mark the death of Osama Bin Laden. Almost 10 years from the attack against the Twin Towers, New York took to the streets: horn ring the city. Singing the national anthem and shouting 'Yes we can', New Yorkers celebrated the death of the author of the attack the deadliest on U.S.

soil. Some people get wrapped in the American flag, who cries, who remembers the victims of flowers and candles. Here's the BBC news with links from Ground Zero and One encompasses Washington, singing 'USA USA'. There are those who arrived in pajamas and left the restaurant to find themselves, spontaneously, in the place cell tragedy.

Bin Laden's body was buried at sea

The body of Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida killed Sunday, May 1 during a U.S. commando raid, was buried at sea This was announced Monday morning the U.S. networks CNN and MSNBC, without specifying the details of the transaction or the place where the body was abandoned. Washington has not officially commented on this information, a senior administration Obama simply stating: "We made sure that his body had been treated in accordance with Muslim tradition and practice.

Government forces bombarded the Libyan port of Misrata

Government forces bombed Libya on Monday with rockets and artillery on the rebel city port of Misrata, interrupting the entry by sea of supplies to the besieged city. A rebel spokesman claimed that the NATO forces, who assumed the task of protecting civilians caught in the uprisings against Gadhafi government have not acted in defense of Misrata.

"The port is also being heavily bombed, some 100 rockets have been launched so far. Misrata The bombing has not stopped in the last 36 hours," said the spokesman, identified as Hassan al-Misrati. The bombing of the port of Misrata comes after a NATO air strike to a complex that killed Gadhafi in Tripoli on Saturday night at his son Saif al-Arab and three grandchildren.

Fulfilled a dream of terror

Ten years it took for the United States Army and a large cohort of intelligence agencies led by the CIA to find and kill Osama Bin Laden, 54, until a few hours the world's most wanted man. Neither the reward of 50 million dollars that was offered on the website of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was used to discover the most powerful country in a reasonable time the man from the attack of Pearl Harbour in December 1941 had dealt the hardest blow to bring down the Twin Towers and killed nearly 3,000 people.

Obama got Osama

Here in the U.S. is just after 22 when all the television stations and online sites announced by the chairman, by surprise, will address a message to the nation on a subject not specified. At 22.30 the nation knows that this is a news about the capture or killing of Osama Bin Laden. At 22:45 comes the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden.

We have to wait beyond 23 to confirm official intervention by the President, while Twitter and Facebook have not stopped a moment to tell a historic moment. Today we will make analysis and reasoning. Last night, meanwhile, knowing, as mentioned by the president, that this event does not mark an end to terrorism at all, going to sleep, we knew she'd seen one of those moments that will enter the history books of law.

"Bin Laden was already dead politically"

But Al-Qaeda, through some networks may still exerts an influence on some Taliban groups in Pakistan. The death of bin Laden can only diminish their influence and promote a dialogue between the Taliban and the central government in Kabul. For the American public, which is outside these complexities, the death of bin Laden will further diminish the sense that the war in Afghanistan is necessary.

Yemeni President retracts, refuses to sign his resignation

A deal brokered by Gulf countries for a transition of power in Yemen is teetering due to the refusal of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to sign, increasing the risk of instability in the state of the Arabian Peninsula. The pact would make Salé, a political survivor who has been in power for 33 years, the third president to be toppled by a wave of riots in favor of democracy that is rocking the Arab world.

UN withdraws staff from the capital of Libya by the climate of violence

Due to insecurity in Tripoli, the United Nations (UN) decided to withdraw all its staff, according Eri Kaneko, spokesman for the agency. The increased violence coincides with the air strike that killed several members of the family of Muammar Gadhafi, the Libyan head of state, among whom is his son Saif al Arab.

Protesters set fire to the embassies of Italy yesterday and Britain, which are at the heart of Tripoli on the same street, hours after the eldest son of Gadhafi and three of his grandchildren were reported killed after a NATO bombing. According to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were committed "acts of vandalism" in such diplomatic delegations.

Morocco screams s to change and not terrorism

May Day became Tuesday in Morocco in an amazing amalgam of traditional and social demands of a new type, calling for a change of political system, all interspersed with the rejection of terrorism that struck last Thursday in Marrakech, the tourism capital , causing 16 deaths. "No to terrorism, yes to reform" read several posters summarizing a majority sentiment in the demonstrations.

The main trade unions, UMT, CDT and FDT-seconded broadly, the demands of young people of the Movement February 20 that more than two months is evident throughout the country denouncing corruption and the establishment of a genuinely democratic. "The working class is part of the February 20 Movement" could be read on a large banner with the unions made clear their alignment.

Brazil .- The Brazilian president remained hospitalized in Sao Paulo for pneumonia

BRASILIA, 2 May. (Reuters) - The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, remains hospitalized Monday in the Syrian-Lebanese Hospital in Sao Paulo for pneumonia that required admission to hospital on Saturday, as reported by the Brazilian presidential palace spokesman Rodrigo Baena. The spokesman explained that the Brazilian president will continue at the hospital Monday to be due to undergo further medical examinations.

Osama bin Laden, who was the most wanted man in the world

Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden, also known as Osama Bin Laden, was regarded as the historic leader of Al Qaida, and as such has been the most wanted man in the world in the last ten years. For the FBI is the principal of 11 September 2001 attacks against the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington and is responsible for some of the deadliest attacks carried out against American citizens.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood created their party

The Muslim Brotherhood announced Saturday, April 30 that it would present candidates for about half the contested seats in parliamentary elections scheduled in September. The Brotherhood, which was banned but tolerated under the regime of Hosni Mubarak is seen as the political force more structured post-revolutionary Egypt.

She announced that she is a political party, and said he "will not theocratic" but civil. On its website, the Brotherhood said that the goal set by its advisory council (shura) is to present candidates for 45 to 50% of parliamentary seats. The Muslim Brotherhood should not, however, present a candidate in the presidential election to be held by the end of the year.

The Syrian rge arrested dozens of activists as it bombs Deraa

Dozens of advocates and human rights activists have been arrested in several cities in Syria during the weekend in various parallel operations to the regime's military offensive against the city of Dera, particularly besieged by the army for being the first outbreak the revolt against President Bashar Assad.

Among those arrested were the prominent lawyer Khalil Abdullah, who was arrested Sunday in his hometown, Raqqa, by pouring criticism of the repression of the security forces on demonstrators demanding the resignation of the president. Jalil is one of the best known activists against the Syrian regime, which in 2007 had publicly denounced the referendum of 2007 which led to the Asad go unopposed in the presidential election.

Tehran raises his voice against the Gulf countries

Speaking on the occasion of the "National Day of Persian Gulf" instituted by Iran on April 30, the Chief of Staff of the armed Iran, General Hassan Firouzabadi, denounced the "front of Arab dictatorships" Gulf against Iran. Above all, he said the region "is for Iran has always been" widely reported in statements on Saturday by the media.

"The dictatorial Arab regimes of the Persian Gulf are unable to prevent popular uprisings," he said in a statement released by most agencies and Iranian newspapers. "Instead of trying to open a front against Iran untenable, these dictators should relinquish power, to end their brutal crimes and let their people freely determine their future," said General Firouzabadi who is also a member of Supreme National Security Council.

John Paul II beatified, huge crowd in St. Peter's Pope: "A giant, his holiness was hovering"

CITY 'OF THE VATICAN - Karol Wojtyla is now blessed. The words of the official sacred, spoken by Benedict XVI shortly after 10:30 on a Sunday in May 1 in sunny Rome, an endless applause bounced between the basilica of St. Peter and the many streets around the Vatican, attacked by more peacefully one million people.

In the evening, the police will talk about one and half million visitors. A moving ceremony. But too much chaos for the people who were unable to enter the square, remaining locked in the sun, without being able to go forward or backward, and especially without being able to see the ceremony from the giant screens and take the papal blessing.

Brazil, the paradise of thousands of foreign executives

The lack of jobs in the old developed and the acute shortage of skilled labor in Brazil, with its tremendous economic growth is making this country a mecca for thousands of senior executives of foreign companies. Only in the first quarter of this year 15,000 permits have been granted to senior executives of the crisis but rich countries are installed in Brazil, with the added positive that typically earn up to 30% more than in their countries of origin, the same job.

Berlin says one of three suspects arrested Friday was preparing an attack

"One of the three suspects" arrested Friday in Germany "was tasked in 2010 by a senior member of al-Qaida to make an attack in Germany," said Assistant Federal Attorney General, Rainer Griesbaum, at a press conference Saturday. Moroccan Abdelakim El-K, aged 29, who was staying illegally in Germany since November 2010, "had relations with Austria, Morocco, Kosovo and Iran," said the president of the German Federal Police (BKA), Joerg Ziercke, at this press conference.

Bishop agrees: "Gaddafi's son killed" Italian Embassy Attacked, by UN personnel

TRIPOLI - One of those two bodies is that of the son of Gaddafi. This is confirmed by Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, apostolic bishop of Tripoli, interviewed by Sky Tg24. That of the prelate is the first item on the death of certain Saif al Arab, the youngest of the Libyan leader, who died last night after a NATO raid: bombing hit the bunker in which Saif was with his family, including his father who was unhurt.

Taliban used a child to suicide attack in Afghanistan: Karzai

.- On the first day of its announced spring offensive, the Taliban used a boy of 12 years as a suicide bomber blew himself up in an attack that left four civilians dead, said Sunday President Hamid Karzai, who called inhumane and anti-Islamic recruitment of minors. The attack was one of many that occurred in the country resulting in seven people dead, authorities said.

The rebel movement announced Saturday in a statement it would intensify its operations against military bases, convoys and Afghan authorities, among them members of the board of peace that promotes reconciliation with the main rebel leaders. The offensive was resumed a year after a winter lull in fighting.

Photo Gallery: Trmmerfeld in the noble quarter

Libya: the transition board rejected the proposal Gaddafi

The Transitional National Council, political arm of the Libyan rebels, has rejected the call Saturday, April 30th by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi negotiations to end the crisis, saying he had no role to play in the future Libya. "The time for compromise is past," said Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, spokeswoman of the NCL, reacting to the Libyan leader said that at night he would not give up power and called Paris and Washington to negotiate an exit crisis.

Wave of arrests in Syria are preparing for more protests

DAMASCUS - The army and the Syrian security forces have continued raids today in the city of Dera, in southern Syria, surrounded by a week by security forces and where only yesterday the police killed six people attended the funerals of dozens of victims of the repression of the previous day. In the evening, security forces have arrested the lawyer Khalil Abdallah, leader of the protest in the city of Raqqa.

Libya conflict: thousands Flchtlinge land on Lampedusa

They are fleeing the bloody power struggle in Libya: On the Italian island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean and a half days, about 2,000 refugees have arrived. For the remaining insurgents in the country, the situation remains critical - such as in the rebel stronghold of Misurata. Lampedusa / Tripoli - The flow of refugees from Libya does not stop: Within 36 hours are about 2000 refugees landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Hamas-Fatah agreement: Ismail Haniyeh ready to resign

In a statement issued Saturday in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the Hamas government in Gaza, declares to be "ready to put [his] resignation, as part of the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah ". "This agreement is very important, and should increase efforts to end the divisions and encourage unity among Palestinians," he adds.

According to a memorandum of agreement initialed in Cairo on April 27 by Azzam Al-Ahmad, the Fatah, and Moussa Abu Marzouk, the number two political bureau of Hamas, the two parties have agreed to form a transitional government composed of independent persons, for simultaneous presidential and legislative elections within a year.

Hunt for "El Chapo" invisible boss narcos

Nothing can be understood in our time, of modern capitalism and what will be, if not fixed in the face of Mexico, currently the most important narcodemocrazia the world. Mexico is often impossible to tell. Prohibited. Killed, tortured, beheaded for having done their job: so many journalists who end up there decide to deal with drug trafficking.

Being a journalist in Mexico is a dangerous profession, perhaps the most dangerous that we can choose to do in that land. Knows that the American journalist Malcolm Beith, at the time of research in Sinaloa, one night he came to his motel to a group of armed young men, feel them enter the next room and decides to stay in the bathroom, which, perhaps naively, makes him feel safer.