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Has any Wyndham Vacation Owner been contacted recently by the Vacation Ownership (VO) group to 'settle' your debt with Bank of America (BOA) because of your debt with Wyndham Vacation Resorts?

I have and it 'sounds too good to be true'.... The VO group claims to be working on behalf of BOA to 'settle the debts' of disinfrancised Wyndham Vacation Owners. More specifically it is to 'avoid a class-action lawsuit' because - as we see in this blog many of us were told incorrect information about our ownership. The 'settlement' is a significant reduction to the amount of $$ owed to BOA (for the Wyndham purchase)with an option to reduce the amount of points you own. -- However the points can not go to 0.

If so - will you please post what you know?

Thanks!

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:( :x

Purchased FairField deed in 2001. Now Wyndham. Last month I called to get a "pay off" amount so that I could just get the balance out of the way and go on with life. I am getting robbed by the "maintenance" fees.... the day after I sent said "paid in full" check to Wyndham I closed out the auto-debit at my bank thinking all is done and said. NOT

I called to verify that they had indeed taken care of my debt (after I received the signed signature returned green card from the USPS). They stated I STILL owed $106.82. I stated that I HAD indeed paid everything off but needed to catch up on the maintenance fees.

Now they claim I owe them 107.94 as a balance on the debt.

Not to mention that they say I owe over $550 for 2011 maintenance fees and $497 for 2012. This CANT BE... I had been paying them money every month in 2011 for maintenance fees... there's NO WAY I owe them that much!!

Now what?????

Anonymous
#338342

2. Written by Angry Kelly, on 23-09-2010 16:45

Cathy and Tasha get it. Honestly, i am surprised more people weren't on my character's side.

It's just a classic example of how people come on here *** about the most ridiculous *** and expect people to only see their side.

People are shallow, spoiled, sheltered and ***.

And i hate you.

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3. Written by Cathy, on 20-09-2010 13:53

Come on don't bash her. While this letter is most likely fake at least she is not claiming she had to beat her children out of anger because the candy machine she bought did not work. She is not claiming her mother is a white nurse and should be treated like royalty because she makes so much money. Just let her have her fun. It is not offensive nor hurting anyone.

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4. Written by cathy, on 20-09-2010 13:50

I know this is a fake, but at least it is not bad where a parent claims they were forced to abuse their child because they got bad service, or something just as disgusting. And Kelly, good luck with your lawsuit. I hope you win.

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5. Written by Tasha, on 13-09-2010 15:44

I have to agree with you, that other random person may have been first slapped by your mother, however two wrongs don't make a right. So while it is acceptable for your mother to slap the man first(next time tell her to kick him in the balls) it is not right for the other lady to copy her behavior. Why should she pay for a half eaten candy bar even if she did open it. I had the same problem. I know somoene who had the problem. They took a hotdog out of a package, spit on it, shoved it up their v@gina put it back on the shelf and the manager looked at them funny and made them pay for it. A hot dog she would not eat. Who would eat a hotdog used as a vibrator?

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6. Written by Angry Kelly, on 08-09-2010 01:29

Wow Ashley, you ain't too bright are ya?

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7. Written by Ashley, on 07-09-2010 02:13

wow little miss "Angry Kelly"...you are either one of two people...someone young enough who doesn't understand the difference between wrong and right OR you were just basically born a retard. Which, by the way, given how your mom behaves it kind of explains why you are the way you are. FIRST OFF apples go by weight!! So if there were any plans on purchasing the apple(s) than common sense tells ya that you shouldn't start eating it before doing so. SECONDLY about the candy bar, please explain how it is Pick n Saves fault for your precious mom not reading what the *** is in the candy bar before opening. So she found out there weren't any nuts...she would still have to pay for it!!! Than if she wanted she would have to contact the manufacturer of the candy bar. THIRD yes an employee is going to ask if she was going to pay for it...but for some reason that deserves for him to be slapped??? A random lady saw this and slapped your mom...that is the only part of your complaint that actually makes sense!!!! FOURTH you can go ahead and sue Pick n Save but letting you know now that you don't have a chance in winning. Most likely the end result will be tons of footage from previous shopping experiences your mom has had there while she sampled without paying and will end in lots of charges being brought on your mom. WOW you and your mom are one of a kind. Really I mean it. Also, okay yes it sucks that the candy bar didn't have any peanuts BUT between the both of you combined I think peanuts are not necessary because you are both nutty yourselves. Honestly, you'll never learn from your mistakes until you actually admit to them.

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8. Written by Angry Kelly, on 28-08-2010 20:15

Troll? You're sure dumb.

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9. Written by mulch, on 19-08-2010 06:13

*** people it's just a troll looking for attention.

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10. Written by Smelly Sammy, on 18-08-2010 23:58

It sounds like your Mother has a lawsuit to me.

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7. Written by Good NEWSD on May 6, 2011

The U.S. economy added 244,000 jobs in April, the government said Friday. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had predicted an increase of 185,000 jobs in April, following a 216,000 rise in March.

0Email Print As stocks rallied, oil prices flip-flopped. Crude fell 3% ahead of the jobs report, then got a little boost before retreating again.

In early afternoon trading, crude for June delivery slipped 1% to $98.80 a barrel. On Thursday, crude sank nearly 9% -- the biggest one-day percentage drop in two years.

"Oil prices are going crazy," said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at PFG Best. "We had this huge correction because people were concerned about the economy slowing down and demand weakening, and now we're rebounding from yesterday's selloff because we got a good jobs report and people are saying maybe demand will be okay."

Track commodities

Flynn said oil had to take a break from the recent run-up at some point, and now that "we broke the back of the parabolic bull move," it will just take some time for prices to stabilize.

"We're going to see some volatility, but I do think we've hit the top -- I don't think we're going to see $115 a barrel for some time," he said, adding that once the near-term choppiness smoothes out, prices will likely hover between $80 and $104 a barrel.

Crude prices neared $114 a barrel last month as fears about supplies took hold following escalating violence in Libya. But as investors got 'accustomed' to those concerns, oil prices became mired in a fairly tight range...until this week.

0:00 /3:24Job growth is good news ... Right?

In the past week, oil prices have tumbled more than 10% on worries that recent disappointing economic reports may mean we are in for an economic slowdown.

Along with oil, stocks also took a big hit Thursday as investors became increasingly nervous ahead of the government's monthly jobs report.

Earlier this week, payroll processing company ADP said private sector payrolls grew by 179,000 in April, after an upwardly revised 207,000 increase in March. Economists were expecting a gain of 200,000 private sector jobs.

The ADP jobs report typically sets the tone for the government's monthly jobs data. Meanwhile, on Thursday, a report showed jobless claims surged to the highest level in eight months.

The dollar gained nearly 2% on Thursday after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged -- putting additional pressure on oil prices. Because crude prices are priced in dollars, a stronger U.S. currency tends to pressures commodities.

That was the case Friday as well, with the dollar rallying 1% against the euro, which added to the commodities selling pressure.

Silver: canary in the commodity coalmine?

In other commodities, silver prices also pared some of its early losses, falling 4% Friday -- after sinking 7% before the jobs report. Silver has taken a big hit after the CME raised its margin requirements, meaning traders have to leave more on the table to buy silver futures.

Gold for June delivery ticked up $2.10, or 1%, to 1483.50, after dropping more than 2% on Thursday.

Gas prices declined on Friday, following a 44-day string of gains -- during which the price of gasoline surged 12%. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline fell one tenth of a cent to $3.984 on Friday, according to motorist group AAA.

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8. Written by WHlauid on May 6, 2011

Miami, Florida (CNN) -- Rescuers worked feverishly Friday to save a group of pilot whales who stranded themselves in shallow waters near the Florida Keys, officials said.

There were more than 16 pilot whales stranded in an area about 20 miles north of Key West, said Art Cooper, vice chairman of the Marine Mammal Conservancy.

Officials say two whales are now confirmed dead and there may be more.

The others are being brought to a holding pen at a marina in Cudjoe Key.

"It's a way to control the situation and to serve as protection for the volunteers and for the animals," said Karrie Carnes, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spokeswoman with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

By about 4 a.m. ET Friday a team of about 50 people were able to get six of the whales into a safer area and were protecting them with a sea pen they had created, Cooper said.

The group of whales were spread out in about a four-mile area in waters that were as shallow as three inches in some areas.

The situation for the animals was dire because mass strandings can be a sign of some kind of sickness in some of the whales, Cooper said. Also being stuck in shallow waters makes them vulnerable to predators.

"It is a bad situation for them when they get in the shallows and thrash around and bloody themselves," said Cooper. "If there is nobody to intervene for them they will die."

Carnes also said the whales are in a perilous situation.

"It is highly likely that these animals are emaciated, that they are compromised," said Carnes.

Pilot whales beach themselves RELATED TOPICS

Whales

Nature and the Environment

Florida Keys

Adult pilot whales can measure up to 20 feet long and weigh up to 3 tons. Due to their social nature, they are often involved in mass strandings, according to the American Cetacean Society. The ACS is a non-profit group based in California that works to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises, according to its website.

The workers are "taking vital signs, blood samples and general health assessments," Carnes said.

Wet sheets are being placed over their bodies in an effort to block the sun and keep them moist. But officials say that determining the exact number of whales stranded is difficult because of the tides.

"It's like trying to hit a moving target," said Carnes."We have reports of a few more, that are alive, and a few more that are dead."

Officials say it is not yet clear why the whales stranded themselves.

A similar incident occurred in the Florida Keys in 2003, when 28 whales were stranded. Most of them died, but after several months of care, five were released back into the ocean.

Carnes told CNN that they will determine the health and the hope to transfer the pilot whales to a rehabilitation facility in Key Largo.

Last year, dozens of pilot whales died in northern New Zealand after 58 of them were stranded on a remote beach.

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9. Written by Flooding Diasters on May 6, 2011

Not many people would want to buy a house with a history of being burglarized, but when it's the "Home Alone" house, that's another story.

The red-brick Winnetka, Ill., colonial Georgian featured in the blockbuster 1990 Macaulay Culkin movie has just been put on the market and can be had for a cool $2.4 million, reports Chicago's WGN.

Though Culkin isn't included in the asking price, it will get you a 4,250-square-foot residence with 14 rooms, four bedrooms, 3.2 baths, a screened-in porch, a chandelier, and a staircase suitable for sledding.

Unfortunately there will be no open houses for this hot property, which sits on a half-acre lot—qualified buyers must make an appointment for a viewing.

“It would be a zoo,” said Marissa Hopkins of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “There are a lot of people who would like to see the Home Alone house if they were given the opportunity.”

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10. Written by Home Alone House for Sale on May 6, 2011

Not many people would want to buy a house with a history of being burglarized, but when it's the "Home Alone" house, that's another story.

The red-brick Winnetka, Ill., colonial Georgian featured in the blockbuster 1990 Macaulay Culkin movie has just been put on the market and can be had for a cool $2.4 million, reports Chicago's WGN.

Though Culkin isn't included in the asking price, it will get you a 4,250-square-foot residence with 14 rooms, four bedrooms, 3.2 baths, a screened-in porch, a chandelier, and a staircase suitable for sledding.

Unfortunately there will be no open houses for this hot property, which sits on a half-acre lot—qualified buyers must make an appointment for a viewing.

“It would be a zoo,” said Marissa Hopkins of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “There are a lot of people who would like to see the Home Alone house if they were given the opportunity.”

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#334541

I was just contacted today and am waiting to talk more tomorrow. That's why I got on this web site to see if anyone had problems or concerns about this company. I have been screwed one too many times.

Anonymous
#334229

the guy who left me a message said it was not a sales or marketing call, which is of course a lie.

VO Group is a criminal organization that violates federal law by calling people who are on the "Do Not Call" registry.

Anonymous
#313289

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#312339

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1. Written by Local Resident who shops at th, on 07-02-2011 10:46

Your mother is a thief, and while she doesn't deserve to be slapped, neither did the employee who confronted her about her theft. If she walked out of Kohls with a shirt on that she didn't pay for, she would be arrested for shoplifting. Why does she think she should get to walk around the store eating whatever she wants? Go to Sam's Club on a Saturday if you want free samples. Otherwise, PAY FOR WHAT YOU EAT!

Your mother was WRONG. The employee who confronted her was RIGHT. Go back to Trailer-Trash-Ville if you think your mom's actions are appropriate.

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2. Written by Angry Kelly, on 23-09-2010 16:45

Cathy and Tasha get it. Honestly, i am surprised more people weren't on my character's side.

It's just a classic example of how people come on here *** about the most ridiculous *** and expect people to only see their side.

People are shallow, spoiled, sheltered and ***.

And i hate you.

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3. Written by Cathy, on 20-09-2010 13:53

Come on don't bash her. While this letter is most likely fake at least she is not claiming she had to beat her children out of anger because the candy machine she bought did not work. She is not claiming her mother is a white nurse and should be treated like royalty because she makes so much money. Just let her have her fun. It is not offensive nor hurting anyone.

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4. Written by cathy, on 20-09-2010 13:50

I know this is a fake, but at least it is not bad where a parent claims they were forced to abuse their child because they got bad service, or something just as disgusting. And Kelly, good luck with your lawsuit. I hope you win.

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5. Written by Tasha, on 13-09-2010 15:44

I have to agree with you, that other random person may have been first slapped by your mother, however two wrongs don't make a right. So while it is acceptable for your mother to slap the man first(next time tell her to kick him in the balls) it is not right for the other lady to copy her behavior. Why should she pay for a half eaten candy bar even if she did open it. I had the same problem. I know somoene who had the problem. They took a hotdog out of a package, spit on it, shoved it up their v@gina put it back on the shelf and the manager looked at them funny and made them pay for it. A hot dog she would not eat. Who would eat a hotdog used as a vibrator?

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6. Written by Angry Kelly, on 08-09-2010 01:29

Wow Ashley, you ain't too bright are ya?

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7. Written by Ashley, on 07-09-2010 02:13

wow little miss "Angry Kelly"...you are either one of two people...someone young enough who doesn't understand the difference between wrong and right OR you were just basically born a retard. Which, by the way, given how your mom behaves it kind of explains why you are the way you are. FIRST OFF apples go by weight!! So if there were any plans on purchasing the apple(s) than common sense tells ya that you shouldn't start eating it before doing so. SECONDLY about the candy bar, please explain how it is Pick n Saves fault for your precious mom not reading what the *** is in the candy bar before opening. So she found out there weren't any nuts...she would still have to pay for it!!! Than if she wanted she would have to contact the manufacturer of the candy bar. THIRD yes an employee is going to ask if she was going to pay for it...but for some reason that deserves for him to be slapped??? A random lady saw this and slapped your mom...that is the only part of your complaint that actually makes sense!!!! FOURTH you can go ahead and sue Pick n Save but letting you know now that you don't have a chance in winning. Most likely the end result will be tons of footage from previous shopping experiences your mom has had there while she sampled without paying and will end in lots of charges being brought on your mom. WOW you and your mom are one of a kind. Really I mean it. Also, okay yes it sucks that the candy bar didn't have any peanuts BUT between the both of you combined I think peanuts are not necessary because you are both nutty yourselves. Honestly, you'll never learn from your mistakes until you actually admit to them.

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8. Written by Angry Kelly, on 28-08-2010 20:15

Troll? You're sure dumb.

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9. Written by mulch, on 19-08-2010 06:13

*** people it's just a troll looking for attention.

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10. Written by Smelly Sammy, on 18-08-2010 23:58

It sounds like your Mother has a lawsuit to me.

Anonymous
#283124

The U.S. economy added 244,000 jobs in April, the government said Friday. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney had predicted an increase of 185,000 jobs in April, following a 216,000 rise in March.

0Email Print As stocks rallied, oil prices flip-flopped. Crude fell 3% ahead of the jobs report, then got a little boost before retreating again.

In early afternoon trading, crude for June delivery slipped 1% to $98.80 a barrel. On Thursday, crude sank nearly 9% -- the biggest one-day percentage drop in two years.

"Oil prices are going crazy," said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at PFG Best. "We had this huge correction because people were concerned about the economy slowing down and demand weakening, and now we're rebounding from yesterday's selloff because we got a good jobs report and people are saying maybe demand will be okay."

Track commodities

Flynn said oil had to take a break from the recent run-up at some point, and now that "we broke the back of the parabolic bull move," it will just take some time for prices to stabilize.

"We're going to see some volatility, but I do think we've hit the top -- I don't think we're going to see $115 a barrel for some time," he said, adding that once the near-term choppiness smoothes out, prices will likely hover between $80 and $104 a barrel.

Crude prices neared $114 a barrel last month as fears about supplies took hold following escalating violence in Libya. But as investors got 'accustomed' to those concerns, oil prices became mired in a fairly tight range...until this week.

0:00 /3:24Job growth is good news ... Right?

In the past week, oil prices have tumbled more than 10% on worries that recent disappointing economic reports may mean we are in for an economic slowdown.

Along with oil, stocks also took a big hit Thursday as investors became increasingly nervous ahead of the government's monthly jobs report.

Earlier this week, payroll processing company ADP said private sector payrolls grew by 179,000 in April, after an upwardly revised 207,000 increase in March. Economists were expecting a gain of 200,000 private sector jobs.

The ADP jobs report typically sets the tone for the government's monthly jobs data. Meanwhile, on Thursday, a report showed jobless claims surged to the highest level in eight months.

The dollar gained nearly 2% on Thursday after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged -- putting additional pressure on oil prices. Because crude prices are priced in dollars, a stronger U.S. currency tends to pressures commodities.

That was the case Friday as well, with the dollar rallying 1% against the euro, which added to the commodities selling pressure.

Silver: canary in the commodity coalmine?

In other commodities, silver prices also pared some of its early losses, falling 4% Friday -- after sinking 7% before the jobs report. Silver has taken a big hit after the CME raised its margin requirements, meaning traders have to leave more on the table to buy silver futures.

Gold for June delivery ticked up $2.10, or 1%, to 1483.50, after dropping more than 2% on Thursday.

Gas prices declined on Friday, following a 44-day string of gains -- during which the price of gasoline surged 12%. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline fell one tenth of a cent to $3.984 on Friday, according to motorist group AAA.

Anonymous
#283123

Miami, Florida (CNN) -- Rescuers worked feverishly Friday to save a group of pilot whales who stranded themselves in shallow waters near the Florida Keys, officials said.

There were more than 16 pilot whales stranded in an area about 20 miles north of Key West, said Art Cooper, vice chairman of the Marine Mammal Conservancy.

Officials say two whales are now confirmed dead and there may be more.

The others are being brought to a holding pen at a marina in Cudjoe Key.

"It's a way to control the situation and to serve as protection for the volunteers and for the animals," said Karrie Carnes, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spokeswoman with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

By about 4 a.m. ET Friday a team of about 50 people were able to get six of the whales into a safer area and were protecting them with a sea pen they had created, Cooper said.

The group of whales were spread out in about a four-mile area in waters that were as shallow as three inches in some areas.

The situation for the animals was dire because mass strandings can be a sign of some kind of sickness in some of the whales, Cooper said. Also being stuck in shallow waters makes them vulnerable to predators.

"It is a bad situation for them when they get in the shallows and thrash around and bloody themselves," said Cooper. "If there is nobody to intervene for them they will die."

Carnes also said the whales are in a perilous situation.

"It is highly likely that these animals are emaciated, that they are compromised," said Carnes.

Pilot whales beach themselves RELATED TOPICS

Whales

Nature and the Environment

Florida Keys

Adult pilot whales can measure up to 20 feet long and weigh up to 3 tons. Due to their social nature, they are often involved in mass strandings, according to the American Cetacean Society. The ACS is a non-profit group based in California that works to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises, according to its website.

The workers are "taking vital signs, blood samples and general health assessments," Carnes said.

Wet sheets are being placed over their bodies in an effort to block the sun and keep them moist. But officials say that determining the exact number of whales stranded is difficult because of the tides.

"It's like trying to hit a moving target," said Carnes."We have reports of a few more, that are alive, and a few more that are dead."

Officials say it is not yet clear why the whales stranded themselves.

A similar incident occurred in the Florida Keys in 2003, when 28 whales were stranded. Most of them died, but after several months of care, five were released back into the ocean.

Carnes told CNN that they will determine the health and the hope to transfer the pilot whales to a rehabilitation facility in Key Largo.

Last year, dozens of pilot whales died in northern New Zealand after 58 of them were stranded on a remote beach.

Anonymous
#283121

Not many people would want to buy a house with a history of being burglarized, but when it's the "Home Alone" house, that's another story.

The red-brick Winnetka, Ill., colonial Georgian featured in the blockbuster 1990 Macaulay Culkin movie has just been put on the market and can be had for a cool $2.4 million, reports Chicago's WGN.

Though Culkin isn't included in the asking price, it will get you a 4,250-square-foot residence with 14 rooms, four bedrooms, 3.2 baths, a screened-in porch, a chandelier, and a staircase suitable for sledding.

Unfortunately there will be no open houses for this hot property, which sits on a half-acre lot—qualified buyers must make an appointment for a viewing.

“It would be a zoo,” said Marissa Hopkins of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “There are a lot of people who would like to see the Home Alone house if they were given the opportunity.”

Anonymous
#283120

Not many people would want to buy a house with a history of being burglarized, but when it's the "Home Alone" house, that's another story.

The red-brick Winnetka, Ill., colonial Georgian featured in the blockbuster 1990 Macaulay Culkin movie has just been put on the market and can be had for a cool $2.4 million, reports Chicago's WGN.

Though Culkin isn't included in the asking price, it will get you a 4,250-square-foot residence with 14 rooms, four bedrooms, 3.2 baths, a screened-in porch, a chandelier, and a staircase suitable for sledding.

Unfortunately there will be no open houses for this hot property, which sits on a half-acre lot—qualified buyers must make an appointment for a viewing.

“It would be a zoo,” said Marissa Hopkins of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “There are a lot of people who would like to see the Home Alone house if they were given the opportunity.”

Anonymous
#283119

(CNN) -- It was the first house she looked at upon arriving in the small town in central Italy that would be her home for a semester abroad.

But Amanda Knox immediately knew it was the one for her.

The University of Washington student had been in Perugia for just a few hours on a hot summer day in 2007 with her younger sister, Deanna, who saw a poster that included the word "appartamento."

They followed the girl who had posted the ad to a charming, four-bedroom villa near the University for Foreigners of Perugia overlooking a small valley where figs grew.

The sisters chatted for hours in the kitchen with the two friendly Italian girls who lived there and made plans with them to tour the town the next day.

To the wanderlust-driven young American, who had been hitting the books hard and working multiple jobs since high school so she could study abroad, it was a dream come true.

"She didn't need to see any other place, she didn't need to see any other listings, she was set," says her sister.

Amanda Knox growing up

Timeline: Amanda Knox case

The evidence against Knox British exchange student Meredith Kercher moved into the house shortly after Knox settled in. The two foreigners became fast friends, Knox's friends and family say, as they explored Perugia together.

None of them had any way of knowing that just weeks later, the home would be the scene of a grisly stabbing that would leave Kercher dead and Knox branded her cold-blooded killer.

Prosecutors in Perugia said Knox directed then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and another man infatuated with her, Rudy Guede, to hold Kercher down as Knox played with a knife before slashing Kercher's throat.

Knox and Sollecito were convicted in 2009. Knox was sentenced to 26 years in prison and Sollecito is serving a 25-year sentence. Guede, a drifter originally from the Ivory Coast, was tried separately and is serving a 16-year sentence.

Doubts over the forensic evidence used to convict Knox, 23, and Sollecito continue to linger. Knox has appealed her conviction and is awaiting the results of retesting of two controversial pieces of forensic evidence presented at her trial.

Evidence retested in Knox case

The first is a knife found in Sollecito's apartment with Knox's DNA on the handle and what prosecutors said was Kercher's DNA in a tiny groove on the blade. Forensic experts are also testing a tiny metal clasp from Kercher's bra that was cut from her body after her murder. Forensic scientists in the investigatory phase determined that Sollecito's DNA is present on the metal clasp.

It's the opportunity Knox and her family have been waiting for but they remain cautiously optimistic. They've been disappointed before.

Media paints two portraits of Knox

The sordid saga has played out in worldwide media long enough to have broken into dual narratives.

Some journalists have portrayed Knox as an overly trusting college student who some believe was railroaded by the Italian justice system. Other media paint her as a licentious, manipulative young American still trying to get away with murder, despite an alleged confession, which she quickly recanted, and a conviction.

To Knox's friends and family, it's a no-brainer. They grimace at the description prosecutors painted of Knox as a resentful American so angry with Kercher that she exacted revenge during a twisted sexual misadventure.

Nothing in her past indicated she had the desire or capacity to kill anyone, let alone a friend, they say. One friend told CNN she was the kind of person who would pick up a spider and take it outside rather than kill it.

More than anything, they say, her life had been all about immersing herself in new experiences and creating opportunities to travel abroad.

Easy daughter

Growing up in Seattle, Washington, Knox was an easy daughter from the start, says Edda Mellas, Knox's mother.

2009: Verdict 'shocks' Knox parents

2009: Knox's parents blame media She was a child who never had to be told to do her homework or go to bed on time. She maintained a balance between a life indoors, where she studied regularly and read for pleasure, and a passion for outdoor activities and sports, in particular gymnastics and soccer.

Knox's desire to study foreign languages and experience different cultures also became apparent early on, Mellas says.

She took Latin in middle school and began expressing a desire to travel abroad. Even though her parents told her they couldn't afford a private high school, she applied on her own and was accepted with a substantial scholarship.

She learned Japanese in high school and spent time in Japan as part of her studies, her mother says.

"She loved learning languages. She thought about being an interpreter. She really wanted to be a writer and I said, 'Maybe you need to get a day job while you're trying to make money being a writer.' And then she thought about being an interpreter. Languages were definitely her kind of gift."

In 2004, her mother took her daughters to Europe. They visited family in Austria and spent Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.

"They just loved seeing the history and the culture and differences in people. And it was a great experience," Mellas said.

Knox eventually turned her sights to studying abroad in college. She rejected soccer scholarships from several schools because she knew she would have to commit to the sports program.

So again, she set her sights on a longshot: the highly competitive University of Washington. She got in and made a positive first impression on practically everyone she met, says friend Andrew Seliber, who testified at her trial as a character witness.

"I think it was her just open personality to, you know, see the good things in people and have always a positive attitude about everybody and everything in the world. And it was really refreshing coming to school and meeting people like that, especially like her, who were, you know, so willing to see everybody's perspectives about, you know, anything."

Seliber adds she worked hard to keep up her GPA, making the dean's list almost every quarter, so she could travel her junior year.

"I think (studying abroad) was kind of an extension of that personality where she always wanted to meet people and -- and just get their perspectives on the world, because there's really no better way of opening yourself up than to travel the world," Seliber says.

She considered Germany, Austria and Scotland, her mother says, before deciding on Italy, a place she'd never been and where the people spoke a language she hadn't studied.

I worried that she was too trusting. I worried that she didn't have enough self-preservation kind of instincts.

--Edda Mellas, on her daughter, Amanda Knox

"She wanted to try something different," Mellas says. "Once she decided on Italy, she thought about going to the really typical places: Florence or Rome. But she really thought that to her seemed more touristy. And she wanted just everyday, small-town, regular Italians and not where there would be hundreds of English-speaking people. She wanted to immerse herself in a smaller town and -- she looked around and Perugia had a program."

Mellas worried about her but took comfort in the fact that she would be close to relatives in Europe.

"You worry if you send your kids that far away. But it was also a dream of hers that you know, nobody was going to squash. I worried that she was too trusting. I worried that she didn't have enough self-preservation kind of instincts."

European adventure

Knox worked in two coffee shops and an art gallery, living frugally to save the $10,000 she would need for the trip.

Finally, the time arrived for her to begin her adventure in August 2007.

She and her sister went to Europe to visit relatives before catching a train to Perugia. From the start, it was an adventure, her sister says.

"We showed up in Perugia on the train and just thought we could find our way to her hotel, and realized that we had no idea where we were going. So we ended up hiking with our backpacks like, five miles right off the train station to even find a bus that would take us to our hotel," Deanna Knox says.

As soon as they arrived, Knox made her way to the University for Foreigners of Perugia to get the lay of the land.

"The city was really beautiful. You could really tell on Amanda's face and how she was acting that she was instantly in love."

After school began, Knox sent enthusiastic e-mails to her family nearly every day. She described attending a chocolate festival and a book fair with Kercher.

A few weeks into her stay, she wrote in various e-mails that she had met a handsome computer engineering student who looked like Harry Potter at a classical music concert.

Knox had been a "late bloomer" in terms of dating, so news that she had met Raffaele Sollecito made her sister happy.

"She was just infatuated with the whole idea of him. First of all, he was a foreign guy, he was sweet, he was really kind, he was smart. ... He was exactly my sister's type." Deanna Knox says. "It was pretty exciting. I wanted to learn more about him, and it just happened that they were only dating for two weeks before everything happened. I wish -- I really wish that they could've gotten to know each other a lot better."

The two were arrested after prosecutors said they found evidence linking them to the bloody crime scene where Kercher was found half-naked, her neck slashed.

Retesting evidence

As part of Knox's appeal, forensic experts are retesting the knife that prosecutors said is the murder weapon. Kercher's bra clasp, which allegedly contains traces of DNA matched to Sollecito, is also being reexamined.

Prosecutors contended that the knife was used to stab Kercher in the neck and that the DNA matter attributed to Kercher consisted of flesh, not blood. The sample, however, was so small that forensic scientists investigating Kercher's murder were not able to double test it in accordance with international forensic science norms, which Knox's legal team says raises doubts about its validity.

Forensic scientists in the investigation also determined that Sollecito's DNA was present on the tiny metal clasp from Kercher's bra. But the clasp was not collected until nearly six weeks later, giving the defense cause to question whether the sample may have been contaminated.

She's a very free person, and really believes in the truth, and really believes people are good and right.

--Deanna Knox, Amanda Knox's sister

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Restesting of the evidence was supposed to conclude by May 9 so the results could be presented on May 21 to a jury of two judges and six citizens. However, the report has been pushed back until June, a representative of the Knox family told CNN Thursday, while forensic experts are still waiting for more information from Italian police, the representative said.

Knox is cautiously optimistic, her friends and family said, as she continues to come to terms with her situation.

"She's a very free person, and really believes in the truth, and really believes people are good and right. And she had the shock that they aren't," Deanna Knox says. "Not everyone in this world is out for your best interests. Not everyone is going to believe you when you speak the truth. It's just not that way.

"And Amanda didn't know that part of the world, 'cause she chose to believe that everyone was good and right."

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Washington (CNN) -- The clock is ticking for U.S. security agencies to swiftly dissect and act upon key information gleaned from the raid on Osama bin Laden\'s compound in Pakistan.Don Borelli, a former counterterrorism special agent with the FBI, characterized the data mining going on now as the \"calm before the storm.\" \"I\'ve spoken to some of my colleagues in the bureau and they\'re not going crazy jumping through hoops yet,\" he said.

\"It\'s going to happen relatively soon because once they get that data in a format that can be manipulated and exploited (they\'ll act on it).\"John McLaughlin, a former deputy director at the CIA, said the highest priority is finding any information about active plots. \"The way you approach a treasure trove of information like this is to go at it in priority order. What you want to find first and fastest is any indication of plots actively under way,\" he said. Already the U.S.

has acted on intelligence gathered from material at bin Laden\'s compound. On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a notice tied to rail security saying that, in February 2010, al Qaeda members discussed a plan to derail trains in the U.S. by placing obstructions on tracks, according to a law enforcement source who received the notice.Osama had cash, contact details on him Stealth helicopter used in raid?

Osama bin Laden was unarmed Energy dependence fueling terror? RELATED TOPICS Osama bin LadenU.S. GovernmentThe plan was to be executed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. But no specific city or rail system was identified in the notice, the source told CNN.

A U.S. official cautioned that the information doesn\'t appear to suggest an imminent plot against U.S. rail systems but that the discovery may be the tip of the iceberg of potential plots.Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a former FBI agent, said Thursday that some of the material is encrypted and its language is an immediate obstacle, \"so it\'s going to take a little longer than people think.

We have to sort through all of those issues and then they\'ll have a series of things that they want to look at first.\"But Rogers, R-Michigan, said the information gathered will be \"incredibly valuable\" to the war on terror and \"I would argue now is the time to step on the gas.\"\"Think about how we caught bin Laden -- a nickname out of an interrogation five years ago and a constant investigation and widening what we know to finally get Osama bin Laden. We\'re likely to get more than just a nickname in some of this information that I think is going to be incredibly valuable.\" McLaughlin said it\'s unlikely that investigators will find a \"soup-to-nuts\" description of an unfolding plot, but the body of information the United States has developed over the last 10 to 15 years about al Qaeda will mean \"little clues that would be meaningless to the average person will be very meaningful to an intelligence analyst.\"\"Remember they are filling in what amounts to a jigsaw puzzle. And let\'s assume they have 90 of 100 pieces. Those last 10 pieces may not mean anything to you and me, but it might fill that picture to them,\" he said.

\"So fragments will be very important in this body of data -- little tiny things where you\'re going to pull the thread and connect it to information you found elsewhere. That\'s where the lasting value of this material will be.\"The \"treasure trove\" of information from the compound includes computers and hard drives, cell phones, guns, paper documents, audio and video equipment, according to the official. Another piece of evidence coming from the raid? First-hand knowledge of what went on inside the compound.

Interrogators questioning bin Laden\'s young Yemeni wife, Amal al-Sadah, have determined her family had been living there for years.Read more about the interrogationAs for how all the information will be dissected, U.S. officials have said publicly that it is being shared among various agencies including the CIA, FBI, NSA, the Justice Department and Homeland Security, among others.The most important thing for investigators, McLaughlin said, is to double-check the information and run the intel through a large group of top officials.\"There may also be two or three teams looking at the same body of material, because you always want to have competing sets of eyes on data like this to make sure that you don\'t miss something,\" McLaughlin said. \"One of the biggest problems in the intelligence business now is human beings dealing with massive volumes of material. This is unlike the Cold War where you never had enough information.

The war on terror you\'re always drowning in it, particularly when you capture electronic media.\"What\'s next? The next phase in the intelligence gathering will be analyzing secondary information that will provide a larger view of al Qaeda\'s operation.\"In my experience there\'s almost always information that comes back to New York -- a bank account, a phone number or a name. Then the local FBI office will be running out those leads,\" Borelli said.He added that investigators will then take \"every nugget of information, every e-mail address, any bank account, any name, and they\'ll start running it through the wide variety of databases and start kind of chaining it out. With something like this (the bin Laden investigation) it could be three, four, five times.\"McLaughlin said investigators will be looking at patterns and relationships among people as well as \"ways of acquiring funding, ways of acquiring material, ways of communicating, possibly even some indication of who was in and out of that compound and therefore some indication of what was the relationship between bin Laden\'s compound and Pakistan.\"U.S.

allies also will help comb through the information, Borelli said.\"You can almost guarantee for sure that the Brits, the Aussies, the Canadians and so forth,\" Borelli said. \"In essence they are like members of our own intelligence community. It\'s very rare that we don\'t share anything like that.\"Rogers said the challenge now for the intelligence security communities will be to keep up with al Qaeda as it adapts now that it knows secrets have been compromised.\"This organization is going to try to change,\" he said. \"We know their pattern.

They immediately are trying to change couriers, change the way they operate.

They are going to instigate all across their network security protocols that they have developed that keep them from getting caught. So all of that is going on right now.\"And it\'s going to be an interesting and challenging time for our intelligence services to keep up with those changes.\"

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FBI WARNS: Saber-rattling al Qaeda warnings against the United States emerged Friday as Osama bin Laden's killing yielded a trove of ominous intelligence, including details about a possible attack on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Al Qaeda, the bin Laden terror network that masterminded the deadly attack on the U.S. 10 years ago, confirmed its leader's death on Friday in a Web statement, using that opportunity to taunt and threaten the United States.

"Sheikh Osama didn't build an organization that will vanish with his death or fades away with his departure," according to the statement, which CNN could not independently authenticate.

Al Qaeda statement on bin Laden's death

The statement, which congratulates the "Islamic Nation on the martyrdom of their devoted son Osama," repeated themes and threats made over the years in al Qaeda statements, before and after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

"The blood of the mujahed sheikh, Osama bin Laden, may God have mercy on him, is very dear to us and more precious to us and to every Muslim from being shed in vain," the statement said. A mujahed is defined as a Muslim engaged in what he considers to be jihad.

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"This blood will be a curse that will chase the Americans and their agents, a curse that will pursue them inside and outside their country, and soon -- with God's help -- we pray that their happiness turns into sorrow and may their blood mix with their tears and let Sheikh Osama's resonate again."

Statement in Arabic (PDF)

Al Qaeda frequently cites the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in its pronouncements, and it did so again, saying America "will neither enjoy nor live in security until our people in Palestine live it and enjoy it."

"The soldiers of Islam in groups and as individuals will continue to plan and plot without any fatigue, boredom, despair, surrender or indifference until you receive from them a cunning misfortune that will gray the hair of the child even before he gets old," the statement said.

Pakistanis were urged to revolt and "rise up," cleansing the "disgrace that was brought upon them by a handful of traitors and thieves" and "their country from the filth of the Americans who have wreaked havoc in the land."

The statement surfaced as protesters packed the streets of Abbottabad -- where bin Laden was shot and killed -- in a rally organized by Jamrat-E-Islami, Pakistan's largest Islamist party. The demonstrators denounced the U.S. and Pakistani governments.

Also, the statement disdained the United States, both its efforts and its motives, saying that the Americans managed to kill bin Laden "by disgrace and betrayal." Bin Laden was slain in a U.S. Navy SEAL raid on a compound early Monday in Abbottabad, a military garrison town north of the capital of Islamabad.

"Men and heroes only should be confronted in the battlefields but at the end, that's God's fate. Still we ask, will the Americans be able through their media outlets, their agents, their instruments, soldiers, intelligence services and their might be able to kill what Sheikh Osama lived for and was killed for? How far! How impossible!"

After bin Laden was shot and killed, he was buried at sea in what U.S. officials described as a proper Islamic burial.

But the statement said if Americans treat the bodies of bin Laden or his family members improperly, either dead or alive, or do not hand over the bodies to families, there will be retribution.

"Any offense will open unto your doors of multitudes of evil for which you will only have yourselves to blame."

According to the statement, bin Laden recorded an audio message one week prior to his death, regarding the revolutions sweeping the Muslim world and offering advice and guidance. Al Qaeda indicated that the release of this message is forthcoming.

Trove of data at bin Laden hideout provides first specific alert

Meanwhile, investigators poring over material seized in the Monday raid found details about a possible attack on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the intelligence led to a nationwide alert regarding rail security.

As early as February 2010, al Qaeda members discussed a plan to derail trains in the United States by placing obstructions on tracks over bridges and valleys, the alert said, according to one law enforcement official.

The plan was to be executed later this year, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, though no specific rail system was identified, the official said.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed a notice went out to federal, state, local and tribal authorities.

"We have no information of any imminent terrorist threat to the U.S. rail sector, but wanted to make sure our partners are aware of the alleged plotting; it is unclear if any further planning has been conducted since February of last year," spokesman Matt Chandler said.

Rail agencies across the United States were taking no chances.

The Chicago Transit Authority re-issued security bulletins, "reminding employees of what activities to look for and what steps to take should they encounter any suspicious or criminal activity during the course of their duties," said Wanda Taylor, a CTA spokeswoman.

Amtrak employees also were on a heightened "state of vigilance," said spokesman Marc Magliari.

A U.S. official said that "valuable information has been gleaned already" from the cache gathered at bin Laden's compound, though no specific plots or terrorist suspects were identified.

But the material suggests that al Qaeda was particularly interested in striking Washington, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, according to the law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

U.S. races to dissect possible terror plots

U.S. authorities have found that al Qaeda appears especially interested in striking on significant dates like July 4, Christmas and the opening day of the United Nations.

The cache from the compound included audio and video equipment, suggesting bin Laden may have taped makeshift messages there, a U.S. official said.

Ten hard drives, five computers and more than 100 storage devices, such as disks and thumb drives, were also found, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that the CIA had a safehouse in Abbottabad "for a small team of spies" who performed surveillance on the compound.

Citing U.S. officials, the effort "relied on Pakistani informants and other sources to help assemble a 'pattern of life' portrait of the occupants and daily activities at the fortified compound where bin Laden was found."

It was "mobilized after the discovery of the suspicious complex last August that involved virtually every category of collection in the U.S. arsenal, ranging from satellite imagery to eavesdropping efforts aimed at recording voices inside the compound," the Post reported.

Dozens of people in Abbottabad have been arrested because of their suspected connections to the compound where Osama bin Laden was shot and killed, a Pakistani intelligence official said Friday. Investigators want to know whether any of the people are al Qaeda members or sympathizers.

The United States and Pakistan have been allies in the war on terror for years, but there have been strains lately over suspected U.S. drone attacks killing innocent civilians and American concerns that Pakistanis haven't been robust enough in the fight against Islamic militants. Another suspected drone strike killed 12 suspected militants on Friday in the Pakistani tribal region.

Questions in Washington remain over why and how Pakistani intelligence officials could not have known bin Laden was hiding out in a compound in the city, which has a military academy and a strong military presence.

Pakistani armed forces chiefs issued a statement Thursday admitting that there had been "shortcomings in developing intelligence" on the terror leader's presence in the country.

The army chief of staff, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, also "made it very clear that any similar action, violating the sovereignty of Pakistan, will warrant a review on the level of military/intelligence cooperation with the United States," the statement said.

Pakistan has ordered U.S. military personnel on its territory drawn down to the "minimum essential" level in the wake of the raid, the statement said.

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As the death of Osama bin Laden reverberates around the world, the root causes of extremism are apparently largely being ignored.

But the goals that need to be achieved in Pakistan and Afghanistan in order to turn people away from the lure of al Qaeda extremism will take time.

"The U.S. presence is acting as a rallying cry for these people," said political analyst Aasiya Riaz. "You'll talk to many people who say things will not change in the region until the United States picks up and leaves."

Riaz, a member of the Pakistan Institute for Political Development and Transparency -- an Islamabad-based think tank -- said violent jihad has also been injected into this region's culture and is viewed as an effective strategy against oppression.

Ironically, it was the U.S. that paid for and supported extremist militants during the 1980s Afghan jihad against the Soviet invasion.

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The U.S. now rejects those extremists, but many suspect Pakistan's spy agencies still maintain links to Islamist militants and plan to use those links to hold sway in Afghanistan once U.S. troops pull out.

Pakistan denies this, but skeptics say Islamabad's deeds do not match its words.

Tahira Abdullah, a human rights activist in Islamabad, said extremist ideology in Pakistan and Afghanistan is made possible by the crushing poverty, and governments which have failed to provide the most basic human needs, like shelter, security and a basic education.

"It's the lack of democracy," Abdullah said. "It's the lack of development. It's the lack of opportunities."

Studies by the United Nations' aid agencies show nearly half of the adult population in Pakistan is illiterate and earns less than $2 a day.

"Bin Laden was a symbol and an illustration of a mind-set and an ideology that lives on," Abdullah said.

Terrorism experts and sociologists have long rejected poverty and bad governance as the sole prerequisites to religious extremism.

They cite countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Bangladesh as examples of developing Muslim countries that are not facing widespread religious extremism.

So what makes Pakistan and Afghanistan different?

Analysts say in Pakistan and Afghanistan there is also the powerful perception that the U.S. is waging war with Islam. The perception is intensified by almost 10 years of U.S.-led military occupation in Afghanistan, where thousands of civilians -- who had little to do with al Qaeda or the Taliban -- have been killed.

The Pakistani security establishment's decisive break with all militant groups, U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and better governance -- achieving these objectives will be a painstaking and complicated process that will take time, but they could be the real keys in the fight against terrorism in this region, far more so than the death of one man.

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A CIA and FBI task force is scrambling to exploit intelligence from the computers, thumb drives and other electronic media taken at Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Sunday, racing against the clock as what remains of al-Qaeda’s loose network presumably goes to ground. The first priority, an official tells TIME, is to determine if there are any “imminent threats” to the U.S.

A key decision in the wake of the raid affected the timing of that race.

Following the operation, officials across U.S. government agencies told their Pakistani counterparts what had happened. As they did, the U.S. government was considering not immediately announcing that they had killed bin Laden, a U.S. official tells TIME. (See photos of President Obama’s visit to Ground Zero.)

But the Pakistanis, uncomfortable with having the information leak out slowly, “encouraged the United States to go public right away,” according to the U.S. official.

Another factor in making the announcement immediately, the official says, is that the remnants of the malfunctioning helicopter that the Navy Seal team had partially destroyed as they left bin Laden’s compound would soon be traced to the U.S. Aviation experts examining photographs of the tail rotor, which survived the destruction, say it contained advanced stealth elements not known to the general public. (See photos of bin Laden’s hideout.)

It is not clear how much time might have been gained by holding the information. Prior to the raid, the U.S. decided not to work with the Pakistani security services on the operation for fear they might “alert the target,” CIA chief Leon Panetta told TIME earlier this week. Pakistani leaders and news outlets have erroneously reported Osama bin Laden’s death in the past, and have limited credibility.

In a conversation with his U.S. contact, Pakistani Army Chief of Staff General Ashfaq Kayani congratulated the U.S. on the successful raid, the U.S. official said.

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Al Qaeda released a statement on jihadist forums confirming the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden, according to SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant messages. Being updated by FBI

The statement was issued by the al Qaeda organization - General Command on Tuesday May 3, 2011. Read in Arabic here (PDF) or the translation below:

Al-Qaeda statement calls the day " a historic day of the days of the great Islamic umma (nation) and in a noble stand of one of its great men and heroes across its blessed age and on the path taken by the will of all the mighty predecessors and those who will follow them, the Sheikh, the Mujahid & the Commander, the pious migrant fighter, Abu Abdullah Osama bin Muhammad bin Laden, may God have mercy on him was killed in a place where truth shines and where sincerity for good deeds and the call for truthfulness exist. Bin Laden was killed so he can follow the mighty caravan of the umma (the nation) with the great leaders, the loyal soldiers, and the honest knights who refused to abandon their faith for the mundane lives and to hand over the command to those who will be humiliate them and be humiliated and that's why they confronted the weaponry with weaponry, force with force and accepted to challenge the arrogant masses that came out to fight with their killing machines, equipments, aircrafts and forces boastfully so they can be seen as men, and still this didn’t weaken their resolve and didn’t drain their strength, but instead he stood up for them face to face, a mighty mountain, a proud mountain and he was still in the midst of the battle that many got used to and his eyes were used to its sceneries but after that, he was yet to be excused and delivered his message and then he was shot bullets of betrayal and blasphemy delivering his soul to its maker while repeating: 'Who sacrifice the blessed soul for his Lord to fight off the falsehood CANNOT ever be blamed'."

"Congratulations to the Islamic Nation on the martyrdom of their devoted son Osama,

Even when the Americans managed to kill Osama, they managed to do ONLY that by disgrace and betrayal. Men and heroes only should be confronted in the battlefields but at the end, that’s God’s fate. Still we ask, will the Americans be able thru their media outlets, their agents, their instruments, soldiers, intelligence services and their might be able to kill what Sheikh Osama lived for and was killed for? How far! How impossible! Sheikh Osama didn’t build an organization that will vanish with his death or fades away with his departure.

In this context, we in al Qaeda Jihad organization promise God Almighty and we ask Him for help, support and steadfastness to continue on the path of jihad that our leaders, led by Sheikh Osama chose, and that we will not be reluctant, and will not deviate from that honorable path until God be the final judge between us and our enemy.

We also stress that the blood of the mujahid sheikh Osama bin Laden, may God have mercy on him is VERY dear to us and more precious to us and to every Muslim from being shed in vain and this blood (OBL’s blood) will be a curse that will chase the Americans and their agents, a curse that will pursue them inside and outside their country, and soon – with God's help – we pray that their happiness turns into sorrow and may their bloods mix with their tears and let Sheikh Osama’s resonate again that “America will neither enjoy nor live in security until our people in Palestine live it and enjoy it. The soldiers of Islam in groups and as individuals will continue to plan and plot without any fatigue, boredom, despair, surrender or indifference until you receive from them a cunning misfortune that will gray the hair of the child even before he gets old.

We call upon our Muslim people in Pakistan where our dear Sheikh Osama was killed on their soil to rise up and revolt so they can cleanse this disgrace that was brought upon them by a handful of traitors and thieves who have sold everything to the enemies of the Muslim nation, and disregarded the feelings of this great Muajhid (Pakistani) people and let them rise up and start a massive public uprising to cleanse their country (Pakistan) from the filth of the Americans who have wreaked havoc in the land”.

Al-Qaeda chimes in to OBL's body controversy and tells its supporters that OBL had one more message for them.

"The sheikh (OBL) didn’t leave this world before taking part in sharing the joy with his Muslim Umma (nation) regarding its revolutions when the nation has risen in the face of injustice and the tyrants and may God have mercy on him, the sheikh recorded an audio message one week before his killing that we will release soon, God willing and his audio message included a congratulation greeting, advices and a guidance. He ended his audio message with the following verses:

Saying the righteousness to the tyrants is the splendor & the gospel.

This is the path leading to the mundane life, this is the path leading to the hereafter.

You can die a slave if you wish or die a free man, this is your choice.

Moreover, we warn the Americans of any injustice to be made to the corpse of Sheikh Osama, God's mercy be upon him or that he will be mistreated in any despicable manner and this warning includes the mistreatment of any member of the sheikh's honorable family whether they are dead or alive and that the bodies must be handed over to the families because any inappropriate treatment will open the doors of double evil and you will only be blaming yourselves for your own deeds. We call upon all Muslims to do their duty in enforcing this right.”

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