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Saudi Charities That Backed Osama Protected

Sunday, 30 September 2001 12:00 AM

Another organization dropped from the list despite being known as a bin Laden front was the Rabita Trust for the Rehabilitation of Stranded Pakistanis, with the president of Pakistan, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, on its board. Intelligence officials tell Newsweek that Washington gave Musharraf 36 hours to quit, but when he didn't, the Rabita Trust was quietly dropped from the list, reports Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas in the Oct. 8 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, Oct. 1).

In a separate article, Foreign Editor Michael Hirsh and National Security Correspondent John Barry report that the U.S. will aggressively send special forces into Afghanistan, perhaps Navy SEALs or Green Berets, hoping to grab bin Laden as he runs and to seize the computer disks that presumably contain the secrets to his global network.

Sources tell Newsweek that the Bush administration originally leaned toward a long-range bombing attack on Afghanistan but has come to realize that the country has even fewer targets than the hard-to-hit tanks in Kosovo. The terrorist camps have emptied; the only good military targets, apart from a few TV and radar stations, militia headquarters and fuel dumps, are the Taliban's "cavalry" of pickup trucks mounted with machine guns and rocket launchers. Going after those, says a senior Defense official, would be "like trying to hit the Pony Express," Newsweek reports.

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