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Listening To The “Emir”: The NSA & Osama Bin Laden

October 10, 2020

In this episode of The Darkened Hour, The United States intelligence services, CIA (Alec Station) the FBI and the NSA and how they began monitoring the venerable Saudi, Osama Bin Laden, who was becoming a global figurehead with his militant Mujaheddin which was covertly supported with military armaments by the CIA under its largest financial blackops program called Operation Cyclone, in which they defeated the Soviet military in Afghanistan. Starting with an FBI sting and a purchase of a satellite phone in Long Island, New York which then traveled to Tora Bora Afghanistan, in which it landed to Bin Laden, the NSA began running a eavesdropping operation which lasted 6 more years, in which they began monitoring a number which was traced back to Sa'naa Yemen and a house which would be later known as the Al Qaeda communications hub and titled, "Yemen Hub". In which both the NSA began running a tap as early as 1996 and the CIA led by its virtual station tracking Al Qaeda, Bin Laden Issue Station (Alec Station) in 1998. What did the NSA and CIA know in the years prior to the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks?