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Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 15:05:03 -0600
To: "President George W. Bush" <president@whitehouse.gov>
From: "UTOSI" <UTOSI-Hdqrs@kc.rr.com>
Subject: Mr. President we are not Osama bin Laden's Indians!
Cc: ted.agres@washtimes.com,
"Vice President Dick Cheney" <vice.president@whitehouse.gov>,
"First Lady Laura Bush" <First.Lady@Whitehouse.Gov>,
"Mrs. Lynne Cheney" <Mrs.Cheney@Whitehouse.Gov>,
"UTOSI" <UTOSI-Hdqrs@kc.rr.com>

Dear Mr. President:

If "a senior U.S. official" made the below reported statement, please inform your senior officials the American Indians are not Osama bin Laden's Indians.

Thank you.

Very truly yours.

Jimmie D. Oyler, Principal Chief
United Tribe of Shawnee Indians
Shawnee Reserve Number 206
De Soto, Kansas 66018


Bin Laden's cronies quiet

By Rowan Scarborough

U.S. intelligence has noticed a lack of communication in recent weeks by those close to Osama bin Laden, causing some analysts to believe he may be executing a ruse to convince Washington he is dead, officials say.

"We don't see any of his Indians doing anything on his behalf," a senior U.S. official said.

After the al Qaeda haven of Tora Bora fell to anti-Taliban forces Dec. 17, the United States concluded that bin Laden was still alive based, in part, on tracking individuals known to help the master terrorist.

But intelligence officials said in interviews that those activities had recently stopped.

Officials said a small minority of intelligence analysts believe the dry spell could indicate that bin Laden is dead. He appeared tired and stressed in his last known video diatribe taped in early December, during which his normally active left arm remained motionless throughout.

There is a faint hope among some Bush administration officials that bin Laden was killed during the heavy bombing of his prime terror camp near the eastern city of Khost. But no evidence has surfaced to support that theory, officials said.

The senior officials said the mainstream intelligence assessment is that bin Laden has gone deep under the extensive U.S. intelligence gathering net in hopes Washington will conclude that he died.

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