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Osama bin Laden
al-Qai'da Mastermind

for a full letter sample written by Osama bin Laden.

Photo of Osama bin Laden Posing with AK-47 Rifle with Overprint of bin Laden's Handwriting

Osama bin Laden's Signature Overprinted on Photo.

Osama bin Laden is a wealthy Saudi Arabian exile, who is believed to be hiding in the mountains of Afghanistan with a $5 million bounty on his head. He has declared a holy war on the United States.

World Trade Center, New York, September 11, 2001

Terrorism: World Trade Center, New York, September 11, 2001

      The United States has determined he is the al-Qai'da mastermind of the 1998 bombings of two embassies in East Africa; the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Arden; and finally, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, in which over, 3,000 people were killed.

Osama bin Laden's Signature - Written Right to Left

Symbol of a Madman ... not for the Faint of Heart
      It appears he has the end of the world in mind ... and a tremendously powerful focus of attention on that goal of annihilation. A riveted and directed imagery with, planning ability, obsession and clear fanatical vision that he maintains with a fierce and animalistic consistency of directed power I have never seen before ... he is a broad and organized planner with a carefully worked out agenda ... his vision is well formed and clear ... he likely intends to obliterate probably the entire planet, in order to cleanse what he truly perceives as evil. He makes Bluebeard look mild.
                                    Kimon Iannetta
                                    Tuesday, September 25, 2001 6:06 PM

Profile of a 20th Century WarLord
      Centuries ago the Mongol warlords were feared for their unrelenting violence and their connections to extremism in battle. They were in touch with the earth in ways that other armies were not. Now we see the new warlord, fueled by a belief system so deep that it's like carved in marble, by a hatred that has no particular anchor and a love that does, in the earth. This connection is so onerous that it penetrates layers. The man who produced this writing, purported to be Osama bin Laden, is extraordinarily offended by the trappings of civilization — the buildings, the highways, the monuments — that he wants to destroy completely any symbols of what he believes to be the earth's desecration The symbols he uses produce a number of images — rifle, eye, reptile, lizzard, snake, pentagram, contained rage/death/endings, and symbols of source. Familiar with the underground, he sources from places we're not familiar with. Everything is happening in the deepest darkest places with just a little presence revealed at the surface, so that he can pose as a temperate man, as he is obsessed with self-discipline.

      The writer has precision, the ability to plan, to organize, to focus, and is untouched by human suffering and sentiment in mapping his agenda to fulfill his mission. His patience and attentiveness and developed system of core belief are so rooted, that he can be empowered and at the same time be able to withstand physical or psychological attacks. He is willing and proud to sacrifice himself and others as martyrs for his belief system.

      We should fear but understand what motivates this man in ways we have not considered before. He refers to himself as "the base" or the platform, and the signature truly represents this image of himself and his far-reaching organization.

      As constructive as this man is, he can create destruction in inexpensive ways. He is paternal, protective and charismatic in the most barbarian and ruthless way. As the modern warlord, he thinks in magnitudes that encompass great numbers of people. His vision is to destroy the people of the planet. This he sees as possible, by the safely constructed and hidden underground web which is visually striking in the signature. The goal is total "cleansing" by any means.

      This new Khan, whose danger is multiplied by 21st century killing mechanisms, is now armed with the advantages of ancient battle methods and present day technology. The possibilities produce our most frightening Armageddon scenarios — as this bold warrior moves covertly and relentlessly to fulfill his vision.

                                    Kimon Iannetta with Carol Forsloff
                                    September 30, 2001

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