Usama Bin Laden Wanted Poster- Issued By The Us State Dept 1999. Rare
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Usama Bin Laden Wanted Poster- Issued By The Us State Dept 1999. Rare:
AUTHENTIC WANTED POSTER CREATED BY THE US STATE DEPARTMENT FOR THE CAPTURE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN.ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN 1999 AFTER THE TERRORIST BOMBINGS AT THE US EMBASSIES IN KENYA AND TANZANIA.These posters were distributed 2 years prior to the September 11 hijackings! Definitely collecters items as there was very limited production of these. They were distributed by the State Department to US embassies and military installations.Production and distribution of the poster was halted prior to 911 as the picture on the poster was deemed too graphic!THESE POSTERS ARE SOME OF THE LAST SURPLUS PRINTS THAT WERE THE FIRST WANTED POSTERS PRINTED FOR THE CAPTURE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN!!
POSTER MEASURES 15 X 22 INCHES AND IS IN MINT CONDITION!! THIS COLLECTORS ITEM IS DEFINITELY SUITABLE FOR FRAMING!POSTER WILL BE SENT VIA USPS IN A STURDY TUBE TO INSURE IT WILL BE RECEIVED IN MINT CONDITION.
Definitely a great addition for any collector of US Military memorabilia!Payment accepted thru Paypal . Contact seller for alternative payment options.Will ship anywhere in the world. International shipping rates will apply.I am new to . I guarantee 100% satisfaction on any purchase or your money back!!See listing for guarantee info. Also would appreciate response after transaction iscomplete.
Only 6 left!! Price is Raised.The following is a press release about the poster at the time it was created:
Wanted: Bin Laden, accused 'murderer'The State Department soon will distribute worldwide 1,000 wanted posters advertising an unprecedented $5 million for information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden, the alleged mastermind of deadly bomb attacks on U.S. embassies in East Africa.
The poster, featuring a color picture of bin Laden under the words ''murderer'' in bold, red letters, includes a graphic photo of the carnage from the bombings Aug. 7 in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The text, in English, French, Arabic and Pakistani dialects, is blunt: ''These brutal attacks killed more than 220 innocent Americans, Kenyans and Tanzanians and seriously injured more than 5,000 men, women and children.'' The attacks killed 12 Americans.The posters, which may be released publicly as early as this week, are the first advertisement of the $5 million reward. Diplomatic couriers will carry the posters to the Middle East, Southwest Asia and Africa - areas where bin Laden's organization has been known to operate.The poster campaign, which uses the alternative spelling of ''Usama'' for bin Laden's first name, offers informants possible ''relocation for themselves and their families'' to the United States.
U.S. officials also may take out newspaper advertisements about the reward in the target areas.U.S. officials hope the new campaign will induce one of bin Laden's confederates in his Afghanistan-based Al-Qaeda organization to turn him in.U.S. intelligence officials said Wednesday that they believe bin Laden is still in Afghanistan, under the protection of the Taliban Islamic army, which rules most of the country.They said bin Laden moves around a lot to avoid detection.U.S. officials are seeking such concrete tips as evidence of bin Laden's movements that would aid in his capture. ''We're looking for any information that would help nab this guy,'' said Andy Laine, a spokesman for the State Department's diplomatic security bureau, which is offering the reward. ''Any Joe Blow could call up and say, 'He's in Afghanistan. Where is my money?' That is not going to do it.''Bin Laden has denied involvement in the bombings, but welcomed them as part of his campaign to remove American influence in the Middle East. From his Afghanistan base, the exiled Saudi businessman has been quoted in recent weeks as calling upon Muslims to ''confront, fight and kill Americans.'' Citing such threats, the State Department issued a worldwide caution Dec. 24, warning U.S. citizens overseas that he has not ''distinguished between military and civilian targets.''
''Without question, Osama bin Laden is the most dangerous terrorist murderer of innocent people in the world today,'' Laine said.The poster also notes in forceful language U.S. allegations that bin Laden ''conspired in the killing of American military personnel in Somalia and Saudi Arabia'' in bombings and ambushes from 1993-96.The reward for information about bin Laden and his lieutenant Muhammad Atef is the highest ever offered under a decade-old program that pays for information leading to the capture and conviction of terrorists.
Previously, the top reward was $2 million, doubled by rewards from aviation groups if the reward involved terrorism against airlines. The $5 million reward was hastily announced by federal officials in November, when bin Laden was indicted on 238 counts of terrorism-related acts against Americans for the past seven years. So far, federal investigators say at least four suspects linked to bin Laden are in U.S. custody as part of the bombing probe.State Department officials expect the 70 tips about bin Laden under investigation will increase sharply after the advertising campaign begins. Laine says the posters will be ''a visible reminder'' of the reward.
A major payment in the reward program was $2 million to a tipster after the apprehension of Ramzi Yousef, who was later convicted in the World Trade Center bombings.By Lee Michael Katz,USA TODAY
On Dec-01-17 at 09:23:35 PST, seller added the following information:
This Poster was printed on heavy stock and is not flimsy like paper!!