The hunt for bin Laden -

The hunt for bin Laden


The last lines of Steve Coll’s book The Bin Ladens:

The history of similar exiles in Pashtun territory suggested he would probably face betrayal, eventually, by one of local hosts. In the meanwhile, each time his audio- or video-tapes reach Al-Jazeera or CNN, Osama reemphasized, like a Barbary pirate with a marketing degree, the impunity that he still enjoyed, as well as his continuing capacity to plan and inspire mass violence by exploiting the channels and the ethos of global integration.
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