Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Osama bin Laden the militant Islamist and reported founder of the terrorist group called al-Qaeda has proven to be quite elusive. His ability to alter his appearance has served him well, in this regard. Remember, he is reported, by the FBI, to be between 6'4" and 6'6" in height and weighing about 165 pounds. Some who have actually interviewed him, however, describe him as "quite slender, but not particularly tall". His complexion is olive and he is left-handed. He usually uses a cane when walking. He is said to wear a plain turban and no longer dons the traditional Saudi male headdress, generally white. As a reminder, the U.S. government is offering a $50 million bounty for information leading to his capture or death and the Airline Pilots Association and the Air Transport Association are offering an additional $2 million reward.