Did online poker bring down Osama Bin Laden?

In the hard to believe, but maybe not, conspiracy theory circle comes the idea that the recent assassination of Osama Bin Laden by American Special Forces may have direct links to ‘Black Friday’ and the clamp-down on the US online poker industry. (this came from onlinepoker.net)

"For 10 years the US government has been after the al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden, 54, who was believed largely responsible for the September 11 attacks in New York.

However, the elusive FBI wanted terrorist managed to remain hidden until 15th April when PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker were investigated and indicted by the FBI.

As the story/conspiracy theory goes, a few years back the CIA captured senior al-Qaeda operatives Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who then disclosed the name of Bin Laden’s closest aide after a ‘session’ with top Romanian interrogator known only as ‘Radu’

In addition, the CIA apparently discovered Bin Laden’s most trusted aide was also a keen online poker player, with both pieces of information then being confirmed after the capture of Khalid’s replacement, Faraj al-Libi.

In August 2010, the CIA then learned that Bin Laden was living within a mansion compound in Pakistan, although they did not know which one or where it was located.

However, on April 15, 2011 the ‘Big Three’ poker sites had their domain names seized by US authorities and allegedly a deal was struck whereby the CIA received information on all online poker transactions in Pakistan and Afghanistan in exchange for the return of their domains and the unfreezing of bank accounts to facilitate the return of players’ deposits.

Finally, within three days the US military were then quickly able to trace the location of Bin Laden’s poker playing aide culminating in the May 1st Chinook helicopters assault on Bin Laden’s compound and subsequent assassination at the hands of Navy SEAL ‘Team Six.’"


Maybe poker players have too much time on their hands and joining the conspiracy community...LOL



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SmokeDaAces Silver 2
3087d ago

HAHA :) Sounds like an interesttg theory. You never know ;) I mean who kkows if he's actually dead or if he's been dead for years...but hopefully this will fally bring some stability to the  world! It's about time we all worked together to make the world a better place!


Well Smoke, we can all hope...but if you follow what is going on that isn't what I'm seeing!

 Hamas & Fatah signed a accord in Cairo today. The MB in Egypt is calling for a 3rd intifada in Gaza & tearing up the Peace Accord with Israel. The second "Freedom Flotilla"  is approaching Gaza (with a ship from Canada)...Iran still has 2 war ships docked in Syria, NATO is all over the Mediterranean enforcing the "No-fly zone" in Libya, all this coming about the same time as Israel celebrates it's founding...

 Then you have this story...

China-Pakistan co-operate in first joint exercise
China and Pakistan conducted their first-ever joint air exercise in March 2011 in the first overseas deployment of a People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) contingent. The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a brief announcement: "A contingent of Chinese PLA Air Force comprising combat aircraft, pilots and technicians arrived at an operational base of the Pakistan Air Force"

[first posted to http://jdw.janes.com - 15 April 2011]

 Saudi Arabia has send emissaries to China & Russia tell them they are open for business with them. Germany & France are cuddling up with Russia (they have to, no oil from Libya means they are getting it all from Russia, something Regan warned them about while he was in office)...

 I haven't even touched on the US monetary issues (Fed monetizing the debt) which is causing world wide inflation, North Korea, or a nuclear Iran...So we can all hope (& pray) that this doesn't all blow-up in the next couple of weeks!!!


atula7 Silver 1
3087d ago

very interesting :D

boomee88 Silver 1
3086d ago

this is interesting.

szabby69 Silver 2
3080d ago

Ha HA HA :D :D!

TedHeris Silver 3
3078d ago

Did online poker bring down Osama Bin Laden?  Absolutely NO!