Originally Posted by BETH
talked to a guy that is in the service and he told me he and the rest of his crew had bin laden on a walkie talkie and had him surrounded ready to take him in and they never sent for others and cancelled the mission? they let him go
The above story has been mentioned in several books on Al Qaeda, including The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. If this person is claiming firsthand knowledge I would be highly suspicious because the team that had captured his radio traffic was a small Special Forces team in the mountains of Afghanistan. An interesting note is it was former President Clinton who gave the order to pass on Bin Laden because Clinton believed he wasn't a threat to the US.