Typhoid Got Him!
Doctors were not able to reach his cave in time!
Saudi intelligence services have determined that terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden died of typhoid in August, the French regional daily L’Est Republicain reported on its website on Saturday.
The newspaper said it based its information on a document classified ‘defence secret’ originating in the French DGSE intelligence services. According to the story, the DGSE informed President Jacques Chirac of the Saudi report on Thursday.
The DGSE document, printed with the report, reads in part, ‘According to a usually reliable source, the Saudi intelligence services are said to have acquired the information that Osama bin Laden is dead. The information gleaned by the Saudis indicates that the head of Al Qaeda was a victim of a very strong attack of thyphoid… in Pakistan on August 23, 2006.’
The document goes on to say that bin Laden’s geographical isolation rendered all medical assistance impossible.
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Hat Tip Nahanni
More from ERT News:
A French regional newspaper quoted a French secret service report on Saturday as saying that Saudi Arabia is convinced that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden died of typhoid in Pakistan last month. L’Est Republicain printed what it said was a copy of the report dated 21 September and said it was shown to President Jacques Chirac, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and France’s interior and defence ministers on the same day.
“According to a usually reliable source, the Saudi services are now convinced that Osama bin Laden is dead,” the document said.
The report, which was stamped with a “confidential defence” label and the initials of the French secret service, said Saudi Arabia first heard the information on 4 September and that it was waiting for more details before making an official announcement.
There’s a lot in this headline…. “Pakistan says it was not notified.”
Most likely, the neocons will put him in deep freeze until the end of October and thaw him out for the elections.
Update: TIME magazine is also reporting this news from their Saudi source.
Update 2: Boinky from Mugabe Makaipa adds this on typhoid:
“paralysis of the inner organs”…yup. Sounds like typhoid.
Salmonella causes diarrhea, but typhoid causes Ileus (slowdown of the intestines), and people don’t poop at all…the intestines perforate on day 21.
Typhoid is spread thru dirty water…and is easily treated with antibiotics (although it has become resistant to antibiotics in many areas). However, if you don’t catch it early and give 21 days of chloramphenicol or antibiotics, the perforation is often fatal even in hospitals.
Sounds like he was really hiding somewhere primitive…
I’ve treated a lot of cases in Africa.