"The Progressive Review recently reported that Osama bin Laden was a very sick man due to kidney failure. This information - despite having been broadcast on national networks a year and a half ago - has been kept from the public since September 11 by mainstream media. This Reuters story breaks the trend:
REUTERS: Exiled Saudi Arabian dissident Osama bin Laden is dying of kidney failure, according to a published report. Asia Week, quoting a Western intelligence source who has been tracking him, said in its latest edition the kidney disease had begun to affect bin Laden's liver and associates were trying to obtain a dialysis machine to stabilize his condition . . . The weekly news magazine said bin Laden, 45, who is in Afghanistan, remained mostly conscious and was able to talk and hold meetings. But the man is dying, Asia Week quoted the source as saying."