Saudi double game update from Spiegel Online, :
The Bin Laden family disowned black sheep Osama in 1994. But have they really broken with the mega-terrorist? Recently revealed classified documents seem to suggest otherwise. Osama’s violent career has been made possible in part by the generosity of his family — and by his contacts with the Saudi royals.
Osama bin Laden remains at large. More questions are now being asked as to exactly how much help he has received from his family.
In early spring 2002, American intelligence agents tipped off authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina that something wasn’t quite right with the “Benevolence International Foundation.” Their reaction was swift; special forces stormed eight offices of the Islamic foundation in Sarajevo and in Zenica. They found weapons and explosives, videos and flyers calling for holy war. More importantly, however, they discovered a computer with a mysterious file entitled “Tarich Osama” — Arabic for “Osama’s Story.”
After printing out the file — close to 10,000 pages worth — the intelligence experts quickly realized they had stumbled upon a true goldmine. They were looking at nothing less than the carefully documented story of al-Qaida, complete with scanned letters, minutes of secret meetings, photos and notes — some even written in Osama Bin Laden’s handwriting. CIA experts secured the highly sensitive material, dubbed “Golden Chain,” and took everything back to the United States. To this day, only fragments of the material have been published. Now, however, SPIEGEL magazine has been given complete access to the entire series of explosive documents dating from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.
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