25 minutes ago
Friday, December 21, 2001
CONFIRMING EVIDENCE: MSNBC is reporting a second translation of the Bin Laden tape confirms the use of the phrase “jalad alhayaa” (meaning, the article says, Saudi "religious police") in reference to the guy who smuggled Khaled Al Harbi into Afghanistan. Logically, the smuggled-by-Saudis was the more likely translation over the Iran-did-it one. What's more, "A member of the team that translated the tape for the Pentagon said the additional translation by ABC was consistent with parts not yet released by U.S. officials." So there you go.