This Mind-Boggling Profile Of Osama Bin Laden Came Out Exactly 20 Years Ago Today -- Michael Kelley and Geoffrey Ingersoll, Business Insider
This article from Dec. 6, 1993, by Robert Fisk of The Independent, titled, "Anti-Soviet warrior puts his army on the road to peace," is stunning to consider 20 years later.
Osama bin Laden, fresh off the US-backed mujahadin's victory over Russia in 1989, flew his men, materials and money down to Sudan, ostensibly to start public works projects.
When asked if they were militant training camps, the "Saudi entrepreneur" and future leader of al Qaeda told Fisk: "I am a construction engineer and an agriculturalist. If I had training camps here in Sudan, I couldn't possibly do this job."
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My Comment: Robert Fisk is The Independent's most respected journalist in the Middle East .... and has been for years. Man-oh-man was he ever wrong in this profile.