|Allies Strike Back|
Chronology: All time shown below are approximate Eastern Daylight Times.
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
NOTE: Reports from news sources involving movements or operations of United States military personnel NOT confirmed by named U.S. government officials will be labeled as such.
Threat Condition Yellow (Elevated Condition)
3:00 pm - CIA Director George Tenet said today that his agency could not rule out the possibility that Iran and Iraq were linked to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Tenet told Senators "It would be a mistake to dismiss the possibility of state sponsorship whether Iranian or Iraqi. We'll see where the evidence takes us." [See: CIA Does Not Rule Out Iraq, Iran Role in Sept. 11 (Reuters)]
1:00 am - Osama bin Laden is still alive and does not have a kidney disease requiring dialysis, according to his half-brother. In a CNN interview, Sheikh Ahmad stated that he did not believe bin Laden was behind the Sept 11 attacks on the United States. "He is my brother. I know him. I lived with him for years. I know how much he fears God," he said. [See: Half brother says bin Laden is alive and well (CNN)]