excerpt from http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=89314
French report: bin Laden met CIA agent this summer
Paris - Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11
terrorist attacks on the United States, had a meeting with an official of the
CIA just two months earlier, the newspaper Le Figaro claimed on Wednesday.
The meeting allegedly took place between July 4 and 14, while bin Laden was
being treated for a serious kidney ailment at the American Hospital in Dubai,
the paper said, citing as its source an "unnamed professional associate of
the hospital's administration."
During his stay at the hospital, bin Laden was visited by several family
members, officials from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and by the
local representative of the CIA (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.)
The intelligence official was seen taking the hospital elevator to the floor
on which bin Laden's room was located, Le Figaro claimed.
"What Le Figaro has published is wrong. Osama bin Laden was never treated in
the hospital or outside the hospital by our doctors. The report is completely
baseless", Bernard Koval, manager of the American Hospital in Dubai, told
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CIA AGENT ALLEGEDLY
MET BIN LADEN IN JULY
>From 'Le Figaro' [1 November 2001]
Translated by Tiphaine Dickson
By Alexandra Richard
(Page 2, October 31st, 2001)
Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the Federation of the United Arab
Emirates, North-East of Abi-Dhabi. This city, population 350,000, was the
backdrop of a secret meeting between Osama bin Laden and the local CIA agent
in July. A partner of the administration of the American Hospital in Dubai
claims that public enemy number one stayed at this hospital between the 4th
and 14th of July....
Contacts between the CIA and bin Laden began in 1979 when, as a
representative of his family's business, bin Laden began recruiting
volunteers for the Afghan resistance against the Red Army. FBI investigators
examining the embassy bombing sites in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam discovered
that evidence led to military explosives from the US Army, and that these
explosives had been delivered threee years earlier to Afghan Arabs, the
infamous international volunteer brigades involved side by side with bin
Laden during the Afghan war against the Red Army.