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Cablegate: Media Reaction "Wprld Press Review" Article On Bin

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AMEMBASSY LUSAKA
AMEMBASSY WINDHOEK
AMEMBASSY GABORONE
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UNCLAS HARARE 003505

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AF/PD FOR COX, ROBERTSON, AF/S FOR SCHLACHTER, AF/P,
INR/R/MR, NSC FOR JENDAYI FRAZER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ZI PREL PHUM
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION "WPRLD PRESS REVIEW" ARTICLE ON BIN
LADEN; HARARE

1. UNDER HEADLINE "OSAMA BIN LADEN, A BRAINCHILD OF CIA,"
THE NOVEMBER 17 EDITION OF THE GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED
DAILY "THE HERALD" LIFTED THE FOLLOWING PROPAGANDA
ARTICLE BY RANJIT BHUSHAN FROM THE WORLD PRESS REVIEW
(VOL. 48, NO 11):

2. "IRONIC AS IT MAY SOUND, OSAMA BIN LADEN. . . RECEIVED
HIS FIRST LESSONS IN THE ART OF CLANDESTINE OPERATIONS
AND SUBTERFUGE FROM THE CIA. REWIND TO THE LATE 1970S.
IT WAS AT THE JAWORA BASE NEAR HOST, AFGHANISTAN, THAT
U. S. INTELLIGENCE SET UP A TRAINING GROUND TO EQUIP
YOUNG MEN TO FIGHT A GUERILLA BATTLE AGAINST THE
ERSTWHILE USSR. BELONGING TO THE ROYAL SAUDI FAMILY,
BIN LADEN WAS A VIP STUDENT OF THE CIA. . . THE ONCE-
FAVORED PUPIL OF THE CIA IS THE ONE MAN THE AGENCY NOW
BADLY WANTS. BUT HE HAS PROVED SUPREMELY ELUSIVE. AND
AS THE HUNT TAKES ON A NEW DIMENSION FOLLOWING BLACK
TUESDAY, THE CIA CAN DIP INTO ITS OWN RECORDS OF THIS
MILLENNIUM'S DR. NO. 1. THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED MAN NOW
LISTS HIS ENEMIES IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE: NO. 1, THE
UNITED STATES; NO. 2, ISRAEL; AND NO. 3, INDIA. IN A
CAREER SPANNING OVER TWO DECADES, BIN LADEN HAS TRULY
EMERGED THE GLOBAL RELIGIOUS MERCENARY, OPERATING FROM
WEST ASIA, AFRICA, AND ASIA, ALL WITH EQUAL EASE AND
PRECISION. THE MOTIVATION AGAINST THE U.S. IS ITS
ALLIANCE WITH SAUDI ARABIA DURING THE GULF WAR AND ITS
ANTI-PALESTINE POSITION. ISRAEL IS ON HIS HIT LIST FOR
ZIONISM, AND INDIA, FOR KASHMIR. . . ."

SULLIVAN

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