Couple of interesting things about Osama Bin Laden…
According to an expert who asked not to be named, bin Laden no longer ran al-Qaida at the time of his death on May 2, 2011. (h/t Týden.cz) Per this expert:
“It had been quite a while since he was involved in the day-to-day management of the organization… He only received messages one or two times a month. How can you run a network in those conditions?”
Capture or death of Ayman al-Nawahiri and Yahya al-Libi would reportedly mean a de facto defeat of the original al-Qaeda. Unfortunately, al-Qaeda branches in the Maghreb and on the Arabian peninsula continue the Islamic war against western civilization.
On a lighter side, the next time you are in Malawi’s city of Blantyre, be sure to buy some bin-Laden bread rolls. (h/t Týden.cz and CNN) Mahomed Hanif Valimamade, one of the owners of a patisserie called The Portuguese Bakery, says that, on a good day, he can sell two thousand ‘bin Ladens.’ But The Portuguese Bakery doesn’t discriminate: one can also sink one’s teeth into an Obama and/or a Bush loaf.
Mr. Valimamade stated that the popularity of the ‘bin Laden’ loaves has nothing to do with support for al-Qaeda, and that the people of Malawi are very pro-Western. It’s just a clever – and successful – marketing ploy.