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WAS BIN LADEN IN MUSLIM CHINA?
Just where are his wives and kids?
AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, AND CHINA BORDER EACH OTHER
They may be living in "Muslim China," perhaps in the city of Kashgar. They'd be well-protected by a generation of militant islamics.
In the 1980s a large Islamic militant force was raised in Xinjiang (pr. "shee-yong") to wage a jehad against the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. See History of Islam in China.
Over the China border, if not wanting to go northeast to Kashgar, there are some isolated settlements due east, such as Akmeqit (map), Pusa, and Kokyar (map). Between them are many miles of rugged terrain. Kokyar is six miles from Pusa, Akmeqit is 25 miles from Pusa (map). Another settlement is Uxxarbax (map) which appears to be at a higher elevation than the others.
"During the last six months, Bin Laden has been sighted several times in the mountains and open ranges of the Northwest [Pakistan]. American intelligence agents in the region are of the opinion that the Saudi millionaire, accompanied by an escort of 50 guerrilla mujaheddin, moved East toward Kashmir, and from there crossed into China."—Gordon Thomas, 10/13/04
"There are places in Afghanistan and Pakistan that border with China. That is one area where no one is really looking. It is a small strip of land between Tajikistan and Pakistan and the land terrain is such that it is difficult to find any one. The Wakhan Corridor from Afghanistan to China is an ideal place for Osama Bin Laden to hide within Chinese territory."—India Daily, 01/17/05
AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, AND CHINA BORDER EACH OTHER
"During the 1980s China co-operated actively with the Americans in financing and training the Afghan Mujahedeen to fight off the Soviet invaders. Beijing not only armed them with weapons but even supplied hundreds of mules, which were marched across the Wakham Corridor linking the two countries."—source [Link expired.]
CHINESE AMMUNITION FOUND IN AGHANISTAN CAVES—"Pentagon officials aboard the plane taking Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to Brussels revealed [that] large quantities of Chinese-manufactured ammunition were discovered in the Tora Bora cave hideouts of Osama bin Laden."—worldnetdaily
"If Bin Laden made it to the vast and remote area of Muslim western China he would, at least, be safe from the Americans, who would not be able to launch any military action there to catch him. But it is unlikely that China would welcome him. The regime is worried about the prospect of an Islamic uprising among its millions of Muslim citizens."—source
"He works a great deal with China. He's got good relations with them."—source [Link expired.]
"His agricultural projects were many and included cotton farms. He wished he could have stayed in Sudan and continued his projects, but he was forced to flee back to Afghanistan." Bin Ladin Family Cotton Connection
"Xinjiang...the largest cotton producing area in China... source."
muslin: a fine delicately woven cotton fabric
right in Kashgar there! He won't be found In Pakistan, The Chinese are giving
him safe passage to China for the 15 dude missiles that the US sent to blow up
the Afghanistan training camps then & He sold them to the Chinese to get our
tech to make their missiles from It, I know this area well I was there In
Afghanistan In the Kyber pass In 1970 and this Place Is torturously covered w/
bandits and the Tora Bora is filled w/ethnic Chinese as well. [The following]
E-mail from H-- Is full of false information. the high-rise Isn't even fully
done in the hidden provinces Of the warlords of the drug trade there. If someone
thinks he's In Pakistan they are In for an surprise, The Chinese Intelligence Is
operating there, on an Internet from there w/ bin laden as the Information Head
of the Osama forces there from the China airwaves-to Pakistan forces. I was a
photojournalist there In 1970 after serving In the Vietnam War as an
Rotorbuilder (LOH) 1966-70. Way ahead of the Russian invasion that came later
on, & Bin Laden used this place for his retreat from them.
"1. It seems rather obvious that you've never done any serious research or consideration on the subject of bin Laden, Islam, the roots of terrorism, history, politics, or anything else, for even a nanosecond. For one thing, the Muslim population that thrived for decades in the "Xinjiang Street" area you mention in the Weigongcun neighborhood of Beijing was brutally and forcebly evicted way back in 2001. The thousands of Uighurs who lived there, who owned bustling businesses, and who's culture greatly added to the cultural diveristy and richness of Beijing, were all basically bulldozed into oblivion to make way for high-rise apartments for rich Han Chinese and foreigners. The same thing goes for the even LARGER neighborhood in the Ganjiakou neighborhood of Beijing in 1999. Get your facts correct, and get your narrow, tunnel-vision head out of your ass." email@example.com
"I can tell from my place that these great venerations drawn around the super powers...source."
"The trek was called 'The Three Passes of Boroghil', a high level trek from Chitral to Hunza, and like every trek in Pakistan, it involved long jeep rides to get to the starting pointsource." [Link expired.]
"According to the witness, the long motorcade, including pick-up trucks, which used to accompany Osama, has been replaced by a couple of Land cruiser jeeps source." [Link expired.]
"Instead he has reverted to the Stone Age and simply receives emissaries and issues his orders in personsource."
Click pictures for sources...
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"China is mounting a huge crackdown in the remote western province of Xinjiang against what it says are terrorist elements linked to Osama Bin Ladin Oct. 7, 2002."
"Al-Qaeda ('The Base') is a conglomerate of groups spread throughout the world operating as a network. It has a global reach, with a presence in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Jordan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Syria, Xinjiang in China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Mindanao in the Philippines, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Tunisia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Dagestan, Kashmir, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Azerbaijan, Eritrea, Uganda, Ethiopia, and in the West Bank and Gaza liveindia.com."
FOUND IN AGHANISTAN CAVES—"Pentagon officials aboard the plane
taking Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to Brussels revealed [that] large
quantities of Chinese-manufactured ammunition were discovered in the Tora
Bora cave hideouts of Osama bin Laden
worldnetdaily." BIN LADEN - CHINA DEALS IN 1998—"The British daily
Guardian said in its Saturday's issue that China had paid
millions of USD to Osama Bin Laden in order to get the US- made Cruise
missiles, which did not explode after their launching at Afghanistan three
years ago by the American forces arabicnews."
—Said one Chinese observer, "We need to side with
America for strategic reasons at least in public. Yet we think that the
United States is our long-term enemy. It is just not right to say it now
(expired)." "Russia, China, Syria, Iran, Pakistan,
Yemen, and other states we [US] are embracing as 'allies' against
terrorism have been the prime sponsors of terrorism for decades and have
been key supporters of bin Laden and his extended network up to the
present times thenewamerican."
"Perhaps China hopes that befriending bin Laden will ensure that the weapons will be used only against Western enemies. But it cannot be surejamestown.org." [Link expired.]
Reporter Hamaid Mir, "known for his close contacts with Osama bin Laden...source," was taken blindfolded to interview bin Laden on Nov. 8: "...it was somewhere in the mountains, he believed north of Kabul. He said it was very cold...being driven for five hours to an unknown destination. He said when he got there, he could hear gunfire going on in the background...more of a mud hutch than a cave source." "I believe it was a deception," Mir told Reuters. "Actually he is not fighting in the north of Afghanistan, he is fighting somewhere else, maybe in the south. But he decided to give the interview to me in the north so that when I went back to Pakistan, I would tell people it was in the north source." [Link expired.]
CONNECTION—"On 21st May 1951, China and Pakistan established diplomatic
ties. From then on, China and Pakistan have been enjoying a good
neighborly relationship and mutual beneficial cooperation on the bases of
the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence. In 1980's, the leadership of
China and Pakistan exchanged visits frequently. The international
situation went through great changes in 1990's but the time-tested
Sino-Pakistani friendship and cooperation withstood all international
vicissitudes and continued to march forward source."
"The absence of the fourteen kilometre road that precedes the western side of the town of Karimabad. It is an old tarmac road that winds through several villages. This road is not shown on any map! Karakoram 1." Karakoram 2 [Links expired.]
Says Russia's Pravda: "Osama bin-Laden and his closest supporters most likely hide themselves on a base in the Pamirs, in the so-called Wakhan corridor source." [Link expired.]
"The Wakhan Corridor is the narrow portion of Afghanistan that connects to CHINA. If this Pakistani report is true -- he is makin' for the border. Anyone want to consider the probabilities or potential problems with violating Chinese airspace or territory? source"
"The report said the base was situated near the village of Buzi Gunbad, and nestled between the towering peaks of the Pamir mountains... source." [Link expired.]
Hiker websites provide considerable detail of routes to China from
Baza'i Gonbad. Baza'i Gonbad is situated at a junction of two routes
through the Pamir mountains of the Wakhan which connect to the China
border to the east. There are a number of trails and rivers that cross
over into China. The border is a river.
Says Footprint Adventures website: "Not very strenuous. Broghil Pass was used to be the shortest and easiest route from
Central Asia to the Indian Subcontinent. On our way to the Broghil Pass we
will leave our packs in Ishkarwarz our tonights camping site and carry
only water and cameras with us source. "
"United States special forces are hunting for Osama bin Laden in northeastern Afghanistan's isolated Pamir mountains, a Pakistani press report said source." [Link expired.]
Says the US Army's famed 10th Mountain Division: "All the 10th Mountain soldiers in Uzbekistan know why we're here source."
"BOROGHIL—From Ishkarwaqz three main treks divert in different directions. We take the eastern option, a leisurely walk along the Yarkhun river passing by horses and Yaks grazing on green pastures. As we pass the northern trek leading over 3888m Darwaza Pass (meaning Door in Urdu ) to Wakhan. We arrive at summer settlement of Lashkargaz (meaning cavalary`s pastures) home of the Sardar (chief) of Bjoroghil. Three hours walk further is Lalay Rabat at 4000 m. Today the trek is flatter and we will walk along the Yarkhun river through many green meadows source." [Link expired.]
HAS HE SENT HIS FAMILY OVER THE CHINA BORDER?— Perhaps they've blended into the busy city of Kashgar (Kashi), or a suburb west of it, in southern Xinjiang province: They'd be with old pals: "...the surging wave of Islamic militancy in Xinjiang can be traced to the mid-1980s when a large Islamic militant force was being raised to wage a jehad against the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan source." [Link expired.]
BIN LADEN's ONGOING CONTACT WITH CHINA— "Chinese nationals visited Osama bin Laden terrorist camps in Afghanistan after a U.S. cruise-missile attack there in 1998 and paid for the right to study and remove unexploded missiles source." [Link expired.]
"Author Gordon Thomas in his book Seeds of Fire, has claimed that Beijing had an actual role in the September 11 attack on America. Thomas purports to show how Beijing is positioning itself to become America’s “new major enemy.” Thomas points out that on Sept. 11, a transport plane from Beijing landed in Kabul."
"As a result, there has been increasingly significant economic cooperation between the Taliban and China. To believe China will actively participate in combating the Taliban government is, therefore, wishful thinking source." [Link expired.]
"Some [Xinjiang] separatists have received military training in Afghanistan. They reportedly fought alongside the Taliban... source." [Link expired.]
"...has all along received support and training from the Bin Laden Clique, and has created a series of terrorist activities in China's Xinjiang. Such influence can simply be summed up as: Afghanistan is the training place, while Central Asia is the base of activities source."
Says People's Daily : "US military action in Afghanistan will never be used as an excuse to slow down the opening of Xinjiang. 'There have been no restrictions of any kind imposed on foreign tourists,' said Niyaz. 'The life of foreign experts and scholars now in Xinjiang has not been affected' source.''
IMMEDIATELY AFTER 911 CHINA GOVT. SENT TROOPS TO ITS AFGHAN BORDER— "...increasing troop movements had been seen at night around Kashgar, but was unsure where they were going or what their orders were source." [Link expired.]
"When asked to comment on reports by some foreign media that the Chinese Government has sent Muslim soldiers of the People's Liberation Army to Afghanistan to aid the Taliban armed forces and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, Sun said China's anti-terrorism stance is clear and steadfast and that such reports are utterly groundless source." [Link expired.]
"A Western diplomat said: 'We expected a troop deployment to the area by the Chinese but have to emphasise that it was in no way requested by us' source."
MUSLIM CHINA GDP UP 10% source.
Khunjerab pass at the border between China and Pakistan...
The Karakoram Highway from Pakistan to China...
Borogil Pass from China to Afghanistan...
The Wakhan Corridor from Afghanistan to China
RURAL ROAD NETWORK LINKING THE THREE COUNTRIES:
Click map to go interactive...
NOW TO KASHGAR...
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