Sunday, March 14, 2004

It is amazing how members of the House of Saud still talk almost fondly about Usamah Bin Laden. These people have all met him, and we will eventually know the nature of the relationship between House of Saud and Bin Laden. Take a look at this. This is Prince Turki bin Faysal, former head of foreign intelligence in Saudi Arabia (who mysteriously left his job 10 days before Sep. 11) and current Saudi ambassador in UK. In an interview with Der Spiegel, he says (about Bin Laden): "At first he seemed shy, friendly, almost gentle. He was soft-spoken, a man of sparse sentences. Our first meeting must have taken place around 1984, and the last one in 1989 or 1990...His presence, dignified and reserved, must have made an impression on the Afghans back then."