April 26th, 2012
03:16 PM ET

Bin Laden's formerly detained relatives leaving Pakistan

All family members of Osama bin Laden who had been detained are leaving Pakistan for Saudi Arabia on Thursday night, said an attorney for some of the family members.

A judge had ordered earlier this month that the terrorist mastermind's three widows and two daughters be deported after serving their sentence for living illegally in Pakistan.

The relatives were in Pakistani custody since U.S. Navy SEALs raided bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad and killed the al Qaeda leader in May 2011.

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  1. Rajiv Shaw

    It will be interesting to see how they will be treated in their home countries...

    April 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Probably like all Saudi women are treated. Insignificantly! Had their been a male sibling, maybe with interest and curiosity!

      April 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    ...and it will be interesting if the Bin Laden's are escorted by the US Air Force. Perhaps the Air Force will establish a no-fly zone and only allow the Bin Laden's to fly. Heck. Bring dick Cheney out of retirement and have NORAD stand-down in case one of the jets carrying the Bin Ladens strays into U.S. airspace. Perhaps have a CNN crew standing by at the Bush Ranch in Crawford Texas to get a clean shot of the stupid look on his face as this all begins to go down. Perhaps even lay some flowers for Usama's brother and former b/f of G Dubyas...poor little Salim Bin Laden died before Dubya could pay him back the 5 million dollars he owed him for Arbusto Energy seed money. (George asked his dad for the dough, but old man Bush said 'no, yer a no-account bum', and then 'here. you can have the Texas Rangers. just stop embarrassing yer family)

    April 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. strangways

    good luck getting a chance to question them once they're in the Kingdom. If only that 2nd chopper hadn't broken down on the raid, the US would've gotten at least one of his wives and we could have gotten more answers about his years in Pakistan.

    April 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • JerseyJeff

      You never know... I think besides the US, Saudi Arabia hates them most. The Kingdom has a quiet but close relationship with the US. There might be quiet interviews by the CIA and kept out of the media...

      April 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    Goooooooooooooo Philip!

    April 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Yeah. Why is it we harp on how China treats people but not on how Saudi Arabia treats women? Women aren't allowed to drive or ever have a drivers license. They're only allowed to vote for Allah. If they get rayped, it's their own fault they say. Are women still required to walk 3 steps behind the men there? That would be outrageous, would it not.

    April 26, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • JerseyJeff

      The US does regularly say publically that the Kingdom should go through liberal reforms, but overall I think any pressure on Saudi Arabia is done quietly. The House of Saud truly does not appreciate public scenes.

      April 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Steve

    They're terrorists2. Kill'em as wel

    April 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • crusader12

      These are the victims of American terrorism. It's a pitty not all the widows of your terrorist fascism got this much media attention. Payback's gonna be fun Amerika, can't wait!

      April 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • JerseyJeff

      "Victims of American terrorism..."

      The sad part is, there really are uneducated and simple minded people that really believe that. It's a shame.

      @crusader12
      I think the US is gonna be just fine and large and in charge for the rest of your lifetime. I would get used to the US keeping global stability for the foreseeable future. Makes me happy to know you will be irritated by that all the way to your death bed. Enjoy Crusader12!

      April 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Butch

    in less importamt news... Neighborhood watch meeting.

    April 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Who hired that "wicked man" Usama Bin Laden? Let's take a look at OBL's work history, shall we? His family, the infamous Bin Laden family of Saudi construction industry lore, did on a HUGE scale for the bush family what little salim Bin Laden did for the pre-groomed George Dub ya...loan 'em lots of dough...enough dough to make the Bush and Bin Laden's the foundation families of The Carlyle Group...soul supplier of natural gas to ENRONS huge Ng fired powerplant in India (the one they built with the 50 billion dollars ENRON bilked Californians out of), not to mention suppliers of roughly 20% of China's crude oil, sold at 28 bucks/bbl, about 1/3 what they charge US. Hella patriots that Bush/Bin Laden/ENRON Group make.

    April 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizen

      The world has worked this way for all of civilized history. Look at the recent walmart scandal. Look at mittens pay nothing towards social security or medicare and only twelve percent on income of millions. Mittens then has the gall to tell the American people he has their best interests at heart. Ka$_rl Ro__ves crossroads continues to dupe unaware Americans. Look at false narratives of elite law enforcement, like secret service and special ops. Look at the ever cozy relationship between g_old men sacks and treasury. Muppet masters always peel clients. Look at mittens low wage plan to counterbalance money creation. Fe_ds swollen toxic balance sheet. Ry-_ans hy-_pocrit budget. Wo ° men bea<ten on saidi adbrabya.
      On and on...
      Be careful with carlye though. Fairly direct link with n s a

      April 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    What did governor Arnold Scharzeneggar ever do to help the good people of Californai recover the 100 billion dollars that the Carlyle Group controlled ENRON corporation stole? (besides drop the State of Californias long-standing lawsuit vs. Enron as one of his first official acts as governator) source: http://www.Hereinreality.com, a website Bush ordered his Attorney General to close-down for lying about him. The AG's report? It's all true Georgie boy. Ain't nuthin' can be done. This website is still up if ya wanna look-see for yourself.

    April 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Domestic Terrorists vs. International Terrorists

    Who will win this epic battle to see who can terrorize, kill, shoot, raype, boy raype, rob, plunder, swindle, infect, cheat, lie to, murder, burn, and sell Vaseline to the most US citizens.

    April 26, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Domestic Terrorists vs. International Terrorists

    @citizen. Look at Obama. He knows all about what you know, and does nothing. He won't even allow the federal reserve system to be audited by an American! And he refuses to allow US to view the fed's home office audits. Even AFTER the fed purchased 3 trilllion dollars more worth of US property as we taxpayers were crying about our puny little 580 billion dollar bank bailout. How can a company of men come to own Harley-Davidson (as the fed does) without ever being audited?

    April 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    CNN: The terrorist mastermind's three widows and two daughters be deported after serving their sentence.

    JF: I just don't know. Just....don't send them over to my house. Send 'em over to 1600 Pensylvania Avenue to get thier "free" contraception.

    April 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JerseyJeff

    I wonder how the Saudi's will receive them....
    Should be interesting.

    April 26, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. James

    The face of a terrorist. Oh wait, you can't are the face ..... just the hoodie.

    April 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mr. Smith

    Citizen, none of the elected government officials pay into SOCIAL SECURITY! They just dip into it for their special interest projects, another way to scam the American people! Take from the working class and give to the rich.

    April 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizen

      For the sake of peace and good will, please refer to THEM as job creators.

      April 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
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