Osama Bin Laden Biography: The World's Most Wanted Man



he was the world's most-wanted international terrorist the Svengali like leader at the helm of a violent political movement that brought havoc and destruction the world over his names of the world it became instantly familiar Osama bin Laden we all recognize his image a long-drawn face scraggly beard the turban yet discovering the man behind the image has never been easy causing him to be referred to as a fact-checkers nice man only now six years after his death are we able to piece together a complete profile of the life and death of the man at the forefront of a violence political movement that significantly impacted our world in this week's biographic s– we discover the truth about a summer bin laden Osama bin Laden was born into a wealthy industrialist family in the city of radar in 1957 his father Muhammad bin Laden was a builder and contractor who during his lifetime had 11 wives and at least 52 children his mother was a petite Syrian woman Muhammad was an ambitious businessman who had brought his family from Yemen to Saudi Arabia in the hopes of both advancing his own professional opportunities and providing opportunities for his sons things while they went well and the elder bin Laden built important social relationships and forged enduring bonds with notable members of Saudi society including members of the House of Saud Saudi Arabia's ruling family Mohammad builds the bin Laden Construction Corporation into one of the largest and most profitable construction businesses in the Middle East as he became more successful Muhammad further strengthened his bond with the Saudi royal family he used his money and influence to bolster the image of the House of Saud in return King Faisal decreed that all the nation's construction contracts would be awarded to the bin Laden corporation Muhammad bin Laden when he died in a plane crash in 1967 the ten-year-old Osama was told at the time by King Faisal that today I have lost my right hand the construction corporation it was then taken over by osama's older brothers by the mid-1990s it was worth an extraordinary 36 billion dollars Osama he was then groomed to enter the family business after successfully completing high school he furthered his education at King Abdulaziz University there he studied economics and management with an eye to a future in business he also learns the behind-the-scenes dynamics of the family enterprise unlike Osama most of his brothers chose to attend Western universities where they were not constricted by Islamic tradition this was particularly true of the psalmist half-brother Salim known for his good looks and his charm Salim was educated in London and flew his own private plane in the early 1970s Osama now in his mid-teens began to enjoy the excesses of wealth he would regularly make the trip to Beirut Lebanon to take in the excitement of the city's fast-paced nightlife he spent hours frequenting bars nightclubs and casinos and often drank more than he should have he also began enjoying the company young women arounds of 1975 however Osama bin Laden had a spiritual rebirth causing him to return to Islam with a thir Venusian that altered his goals and lifestyle drastically it began when he decided to help with restoration work on two mosques at the same time he began meeting with Islamic fundamentalists and reading more about the teachings of Islam within weeks he had disowned his former loose way of life and become a devout Muslim at the age of 20 Osama entered an arranged marriage with a devout Syrian woman who was a distant cousin together they immersed themselves in Islamic fundamentalism rejecting Western values and priorities and condemning its greatest proponents of the United States when Saudi Arabia's King Faisal was killed by his deranged nephew bin Laden's anti-american sentiments they were reinforced the king's nephew had been educated in the United States and had become completely westernized bin Laden he was thrilled in 1979 when a fundamentalist religious leader known as Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini overthrew the Shah of Iran who was seen as a puppet for the United States for the first time Islamic fundamentalist had seized a Muslim country and established an Islamic state it gave undeniable proof that radical Islamic forces could prevail over Western decadence II then towards the end of 1979 the Soviet Union invaded the largely Muslim nation of Afghanistan Soviet forces they were ruthless pouring overwhelming firepower on to the Afghanistani resistance they killed the President of Afghanistan and put their own government in place Middle Eastern Arab nations they were understandably alarmed by this they were all sympathetic to the Afghani cause but knew that none of them had the ability to take on the Soviet war machine yet Islamic fundamentalist militants were determined to do something now sting the Soviets in restoring Islam in its purest sense fit their definition of jihad or holy war thousands of young men united by Islam rather than national boundaries traveled to you Afghanistan to risk their lives for their beliefs among them was sama bin Laden the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was the impetus that took sama bin Laden out of his comfortable life of privilege and into his reincarnation as a freedom fighter yet yes unlike many others he did not unthinkable a que 47 and rush off to the desert to join the guerilla army his first stop it was in Pakistan where he set up a recruitment station to bring Muslims from surrounding Arab nations to the cause of jihad it soon became clear that his business backgrounds and money were going to be a huge asset he organized training camps where the recruits learns the art of strategic warfare bin marzin knew that the thousands of eager young men he was gathering together needed a support network so he also began recruiting doctors bomb experts military strategists and engineers from all over the Arab world his family's building backgrounds impelled him to build the infrastructure that would be needed to defeat the Soviets many would come to fight soon that found themselves digging trenches paving roads and building hospitals and depots during the 1980s bin Laden was instrumental in bringing together in Afghanistan and nearby areas of Pakistan more than 25,000 Muslim fighters from at least 35 countries around the Muslim world yet support also came from the most unlikely places the United States the US was fixated on stopping Soviet expansion and so we're willing to support his alarming efforts to remove the Communist invaders from Afghanistan despite their hatred of the United States that jihadists they gladly accepted their backing after all he meant money weapons and supplies still they made sure that America stayed well clear of their operations one Islamic intelligence officer noted that no American instructor was ever involved in giving training on any kind of weapon or equipment to the Mujahideen or 30 fighters bin Laden was instrumental in securing from the United States stingers which were heat-seeking ground-to-air missiles with the ability to bring down a Soviet fighter plane with the aid of American stingers bin Laden's men could bring down at least 270 aircraft through their fixation on defeating the Soviets by whatever means necessary the u.s. thought they were creating a monster as well as bringing money resources and organizational skill to the jihadist cause bin Laden he fought alongside his fellow jihadists one of his troops recalls he was a hero to us because he was on the front line always moving ahead of everybody else he not only gave us money but he also gave us himself he came down from his palace to live with the Afghan peasants and the Arab fighters he cooked with him ate with them trenches with them that was bin Laden's way bin Laden he was not afraid of death convinced there was a special place in the hereafter for those he participated in she heart he often stated that one day of fighting in Afghanistan was like a thousand days of praying in an ordinary mosque as a result he was more than willing to become a martyr for the cause in 1989 after a painful decade the Soviets finally withdrew from Afghanistan Osama bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia with the reputation of a jihadist hero he was hugely popular among the common people and the ruling family saw friendship with him as a way to quell criticism from Islamic fundamentalists who saw them as to Western bin Laden well he milked his hero status for absolutely everything it was worth he spoke of mosques and other places often drawing large crowds of young men who were inspired to help create an Islamic fundamentalist world his speeches filled with venom against the United States were often taped with over a million copies circulating around the Muslim world despite returning to the rich embrace of his family the sama did not avail himself of the lavish lifestyle that was available to him he moved into a modest apartment with his wife and children and did his best to live according to these strict teachings of Islam and yes there was a fire still smoldering inside of him that fire was inflamed in 1990 when Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein invaded the neighboring nation of Kuwait with Saudi Arabia looking to be his next target panic arose in Saudi Arabia well bin Laden he stepped up and he offered his assistance his experience in Afghanistan had allowed him to map out a battle strategy that would be able to save his country he was determined that any Iraqi aggression be met by Muslim forces alone to call on the West for help would be he argued contrary to Islamic teaching and demoralizing to the nation bin Laden warned the Saudi government that assistance from the US would mean that Islamic fundamentalists would withdraw their support but Saudi Arabia's Minister of Defense Prince Sultan knew that even bin Laden's forces could not defend his country from the air naval and chemical attacks as well as biological weapons that Saddam Hussein had a dis disposal on one occasion bin Laden even burst into the princes office and yells there is no need for American troops yes when the prince asked him how he could save the people from an Iraqi chemical weapon attack he could only reply we will defeat them with our faith the Saudi government rather unsurprisingly did turn to the United States for help the result was the Gulf War the us-led Western assault on Iraq Saddam was pushed back and his threatening gages however took the outrage of bin Laden and his fundamentalist followers US military forces remained in the read in case the Dan made any further aggressive moves the house of saud who had not long before seen association with bin Laden as an asset now got nervous at usamos hero status and huge popularity they wanted to restrain him from making negative public comments about their reliance on the West threatening to remove the lucrative public contracts that had made his family so wealthy the relationship between bin Laden and the House of Saud it quickly deteriorated to the point that in 1991 he was expelled from the country three years later his citizenship was revoked he fled to Sudan with his immediate family which now included three wives and 15 children they moved into a brick and stucco home in Khartoum where he lived a simple and deeply religious life in Sudan bin Laden quickly found support for his ideology which was fiercely opposed to any collaboration with the West his goal was to overthrow regimes that were friendly to the US and establish in their place true Islamic States the first step towards that end would be to strike at us targets throughout the world by doing so it was believed that the United States would be forced to withdraw from the Middle East then the governments that had been propped up by America could easily be toppled the nucleus of the terrorist organization that would bring about these changes was a group that bin Laden helped to develop and you might know it it was called al Qaeda from their base in Sudan experienced al Qaeda leaders were sent to various parts of the world where there were large Muslim populations their mission was to incite an Islamic Revolution and carry out acts of terrorism in his first year in Sudan bin Laden he became a disciple of hasan abdullah al t robbie the islamic spiritual leader of sudan wasu Rabi helps a summer to deepen his spiritual development bin Laden in turn built up to Robbie's jihadist group the popular international organization or Pio he also builds connections with various international finance institutions to channel money towards his growing terror networks at the same time he could smuggle terrorists into the United States by arranging for them to be employees of companies that were owned by wealthy pro-islamic Middle Eastern businessman meanwhile in Sudan bin Laden established a building company known as the al-harith for construction and developments limited its sole purpose was to build an infrastructure in Sudan to move the equipment vehicles and weaponry needed to expedite terrorist acts by the mid-1990s bin Laden had established a worldwide reputation as a revolutionary with thousands of young jihadists idolizing him and dreaming of being just like him the first bombing attack that was credited to bin Laden was the December 29th 1992 attack on two hotels in Aden Yemen both hotels were frequented by US military personnel in the area three people were killed and five more were wounded in the attack this was part of a concerted effort to oust the Americans from the Horn of Africa and assert fundamentalist Islam power in the region the focus of the action was in Somalia where bin Laden organized fierce fighting against US forces who were there for humanitarian purposes bin Laden counted the withdrawal of US troops from Mogadishu as among his most significant victories against the US then following his actions in Somalia bin Laden turned his attention to Europe his first step was to bolster the Islamic fundamentalist movement in the Balkans before setting his sights on Western Europe and the United States Muslim communities in these places were saturated with pro Islamic anti Western propaganda bin Laden also relied heavily on email in the internet to get the word out in 1995 al Qaeda turned its attention back to the Middle Eastern nations that it believed were roadblocks to the establishment of Islamic fundamentalist regimes throughout the Muslim world bin Laden saw Egypt and Saudi Arabia as the two biggest obstacles to his course in Saudi Arabia he became obsessed with overthrowing the House of Saud in November of 1995 he orchestrated the bombing of a US military training center in Riyadh killing of seven people the House of Saud they were outraged at the attack convinced that bin Laden was behind it a few days after the attack four mercenaries from Yemen opened fire with ak-47s outside of his residence in Sudan bin Laden's bodyguards returned fire and within minutes three of the assailants and two bodyguards were dead from that day on a sama bin Laden's house and Street were transformed into an armed camp it wasn't just the House of Saud that were after him though in 1996 a US Special Forces operation was launched to capture bin Laden with the aid of American friendly Muslim nations from then on he refused to venture out of Sudan but then both Saudi Arabia and the u.s. turned up the screws threatening economic sanctions on Sudan unless they handed bin Laden over he was quickly asked to leave and he and his wife and children headed for Afghanistan in May of 1996 safely ensconced in Afghanistan bin Laden now fully embraced the role of international leader of the Islamic extremist movement to stay alive though he had to surround himself with many bodyguards he established a three-room operations base in a cave that had been carved out to the side of a mountain that was equipped with basic furnishings his only connections to the outside world were his satellite phone and two laptops then in 1998 bin Laden turned his destructive attention back to Africa his plan was to bomb to US embassies in different African countries on August the 7th simultaneous attacks in Kenya and Tanzania killed hundreds of people although he denied responsibility the international community were unanimous that bin Laden was behind the attacks as a result of the u.s. stepped up its attempts to take him out with an airstrike on October the 20th known as Operation infinite reach it destroyed three terrorist training camps in the Afghani mountains but bin Laden he remained at large a year later he was connected to an attack on the US Navy destroyer USS Cole the ship had stopped to refuel in the port of Aden Yemen when terrorists blasted it killing 17 sailors less than a month after that two planes smashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City striking a devastating blow the very symbol of American business and achievement within moments it had been transformed into a full-blown war zone about 45 minutes later the terror struck again a hijacked airliner that had departed from Virginia was spearheaded into the Pentagon the nation's military headquarters the horrific shocking attack the deadliest since Pearl Harbor was a major wake-up call for the United States a 25 million dollar reward was offered for bin Laden and anti-terrorist task forces were set up despite a full-on effort to bring him to justice bin Laden was able to remain at large plotting further attacks for another decade sometime in the mid-2000s he slipped into Pakistan for a while he stayed in rural mountain villages protected by local tribal leaders he then moved to the Abbottabad compound with three of his wives he now at five and 13 of his children and it was there that the Americans finally got their man in the early morning hours of May the 2nd 2011 about 25 Navy SEAL commandos descended on the Obata bat compound they quickly breached the 18-foot walls and then stormed the house using explosives to gain entry two men encountered on the first floor were killed and then the commandos rushed upstairs where they identified and killed bin Laden he was shot in the chest and the forehead one of his wives was also shot in the leg when she lunged at a seal to make sure there got their man one of the seals took a photo and then quickly put it through facial recognition software the results showed a 95 percent likelihood that this was a summer bin Laden later DNA testing put it beyond a shadow of a doubt the world's number one terrorist was dead al sama bin Laden he was buried at sea shortly after the race unfortunately the terror organization that he created remains to this day so I really hope you found that video interesting if you did please do hit that thumbs up button below and don't forget to subscribe for brand new videos every Monday and Thursday loads of other people 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39 thoughts on “Osama Bin Laden Biography: The World's Most Wanted Man

  1. Hello everyone. We've been experimenting with a bit of a podcast (a few people were asking for audio versions so they can get Biographics while doing other things)! Fair warning: none of these are new biographies, but rather me having a bit more of a free form chat around the script. I'd love to know what you think, if these are useful, wanted etc :). Thanks, Simon.

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  2. We funded him in Afghanistan, his brother laundered money for the Bush family… Lot's is kept secret for a reason

  3. Before 11:05 i feel osama did nothing wrong about overthrowing american supporting regimes. America cannot be trusted fully as they supported MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES FOR THEIR OIL. (THOUGH I DONT HAVE MUCH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THIS)

  4. There's a reason why in the wild west they say dead or alive. There has to be proof that they captured him so far there's no proof that he was caught.

  5. So a month after the uss cole bombing the September 11th attacks occur? Interesting because they're a year apart on record. I would like to see all sources you've used for this video, thanks.

  6. Dang dude after watching so many biographics videos I started hearing Simon narrating my life, "he spent most of his life watching YouTube an d eating potatoe chips"

  7. 52 children and he had 15 children that why in 2050 they will become biggest religion of the world.defeating christian…

  8. USA created Al-Qaeda, and ISIS. the rich 1% on the top of the pyramid sponsor the 'War on Terror' and the 'False Flag Operations'. CIA is connected with every narco-kartel on this planet AAAAAAAND Bin Laden was a CIA tactician…. there, I said it, come at me, change my mind.

  9. The fact the video ends at 19:11…..9/11/01. It's also my birthday. I see this number a lot in my daily life. The time of day, morning or night, I'll happen to check my phone, license plates, even at a workplace once for me (rm.911), a grocery store purchase. I'm sorry it drives me crazy sometimes.

  10. What were you doing when you heard the knees that he died? I was playing some call of duty black ops when my mom told me to which I was in disbelief

  11. That parasitic asswipe was super pissed off that we had left Afghanistan after we helped him push back Russia from invading Afghanistan. He vowed that if another Bush were to ever be elected as president, he'd shed the blood of innocent babies.
    This video almost seemed to glorify him as a flipping hero, when, in fact, he was nothing more than a radicalized Muslim. He had the balls to stick his middle finger at America, and her allies, but he relied heavily on us when it benefitted him.
    There's going to be some controversy regarding his death, but I hope wherever he's located, it's a lot worse than hell.

  12. Lol. Wonder how much the owners paid this clown?? Funny how the CIA couldn't find him, but some no named news reporter found him and got an interview. Funny how that happened. Do the research yourself. George Bush had the twin towers blown up, not bin Laden.

  13. Some of these photos are way off and some of the facts stated give no context which is disappointing. Also Riyadh, not Rida

  14. Osama had nothing to do with the U.S withdrawing their troops from Somalia in 1993. That was the work of the clan leader Mohamed Faarah caydiid.

    In fact, Islamic fundamentalism didn't come to Somalia until the mid 2000s.

  15. The time between the attack on the USS Cole and the attacks on the World Trade Center was over a year (the attack on the USS Cole was on Oct. 12, 2000, to Sept. 11, 2001, not within a month.

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