Bin Laden is reported to have arrived in Dubai on July 4 from Quetta in Pakistan with his own personal doctor, nurse and four bodyguards, to be treated in the urology department. While there he was visited by several members of his family and Saudi personalities, and the CIA.Read the full article here.
The CIA [station, I think -Ed.] chief was seen in the lift, on his way to see Bin Laden, and later, it is alleged, boasted to friends about his contact. He was recalled to Washington soon afterwards.
Intelligence sources say that another CIA agent was also present; and that Bin Laden was also visited by Prince Turki al Faisal, then head of Saudi intelligence, who had long had links with the Taliban, and Bin Laden. Soon afterwards Turki resigned, and more recently he has publicly attacked him in an open letter: "You are a rotten seed, like the son of Noah".
The American hospital in Dubai emphatically denied that Bin Laden was a patient there.
Washington last night also denied the story.
Private planes owned by rich princes in the Gulf fly frequently between Quetta and the Emirates, often on luxurious "hunting trips" in territories sympathetic to Bin Laden. Other sources confirm that these hunting trips have provided opportunities for Saudi contacts with the Taliban and terrorists, since they first began in 1994.
And let's not forget the biggest whopper of all: that it was through a Dubai bank that Omar Saeed Sheik paid alleged hijacker Mohammed Atta ~$100,000 on behalf of General Mahmud Ahmad, the head of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence. The same General Ahmad who was meeting with high-level US government officials, including Bob Graham, Porter Goss, George Tenet and Colin Powell in Washington the week of 9/11. On the morning of September 11 2001, Ahmad (or Ahmed) was having breakfast with Representative (and former CIA official) Goss and Senator Graham--then heads of their respective Congressional intelligence committees--who would later chair the joint inquiry into 9/11.