'A prime suspect'

I watched cable news all day, but I learned more about Osama bin Laden, a prime suspect in today's terrorist attacks, from a couple of quick articles at Janes. First, there's this profile of bin Laden's terrorist network, which starts like so:
During the 1980s, resistance fighters in Afghanistan developed a world-wide recruitment and support network with the aid of the USA, Saudi Arabia and other states. After the 1989 Soviet withdrawal, this network, which equipped, trained and funded thousands of Muslim fighters, came under the control of Osama bin Laden.
Then there's this analysis of the possibility of bin Laden's inolvement in today's attack. For the life of me, I can't figure out why this guy wasn't very, very dead a couple of years ago.
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