Viewing cable 04MUSCAT2081
Title: EMBASSY MUSCAT WRITE-IN

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04MUSCAT20812004-11-30 13:50:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Muscat
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S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 MUSCAT 002081 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NOFORN 
TERREP 
 
DEPT. FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/DSS/ITA, DS/DSS/CC, DS/ICI/PII, 
DS/ICI/CI 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 1.6X1 
TAGS: ASEC PTER MU EAC
SUBJECT: EMBASSY MUSCAT WRITE-IN 
 
REF: MUSCAT 1884 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Richard L. Baltimore III. 
Reason: 1.5(c) 
 
¶1. (SBU) On 11/30/2004, Embassy Muscat's mailroom received, 
via air mail, a letter postmarked from Marysville, California 
9591, 11/12/2004.  Affixed to the standard white letter-sized 
envelope is a pre-printed return address label with the name 
and address of "Ms. Edna Roberts ("WRITE-IN"), P.O. Box 217, 
Artois, CA 95913."  Inside the envelope, addressed in English 
to "Communications Director c/o, U.S. Embassy Muscat, P.O. 
Box 202, P.C. 115, Madinat al-Sultan Qaboos, Sultanate of 
Oman," is a one-page personalized facsimile cover-sheet 
handwritten in English.  A printout of an email is attached. 
The cover-sheet bares the name and address "Edna Roberts, 
P.O. Box 217, Artois, CA. 95913, USA, Ph/Fax: 866-formul8, 
peanuts@itilink.com (ATTEMPTED REDACTION), 
roberts@box217artois.com" printed in the upper left corner. 
The cover-sheet is handwritten in green pen.  Verbatim text, 
including errors, follows: 
 
BEGIN TEXT: 
 
     Fax No: 011-968-699-189  Number of Pages: 1 
     Fax To: administration   Date: 10-24-04 
 
     Dear Embassy in Oman, 
 
     I have been attempting to send an e-mail with no 
     success.  I have been using two addresses I 
     obtained from the USA government website. 
     They are: 
     aemctira@omantel.net.om 
     daomuscat@hotmail.com 
 
     Due to time zone differences this is the most direct 
     avenue to contact you.  A fax would be a secondary 
     method. 
     Please notify us of a correct e-mail address.  Thank 
     you. 
 
     best regards, 
     Edna (SIGNATURE) 
 
END TEXT 
 
¶2. (SBU) The fax cover-sheet is accompanied by a printout of 
an email, the verbatim text of which, including errors, 
follows: 
 
BEGIN TEXT: 
 
     From:     "edna"  
     To:       , 
                
     Cc:       "san francisco" 
     Sent:     Tuesday, November 09, 2004 2:33 PM 
     Subject:  Fw: ref# 518301, re: Bin Ladin 
 
     I am still attempting to e-mail this to the consulate 
     at Oman. I have notified the Secretary of State as 
     well, but they have not corrected the internet 
     situation. The phone and facsimile seem to be working 
     fine, even though you cannot leave a message on the 
     phone line. I must have internet capability with all 
     Embassies and Consulates in order to do my work. 
 
     Thank You, edna 
 
 
     -- Original Message -- 
     From: edna 
     To: doamuscat@hotmail.com 
     Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 11:51 AM 
     Subject: ref#518301 
 
     Dear Sir(s), 
 
     I may have useful information on Usma Bin Mohammad 
     Bin Ladin.  He is in the area of K5 or K6 of your 
     map, he has not moved very far in the past few 
     months.  He is currently intending to be there 
     through the next few months.  He is in a light 
     green colored house with shutters.  It is one of 
     many in the neighborhood.  All are connected by 
     gardens, alley type walkways and driveways, almost 
     a compound of sorts.  It is at the base of a small 
     mountain.  This mountain is a tunnel to freedom for 
     him.  It is also part of a historical site and 
     ruins that is above his underground city that he 
     has in many places.  He has provisions for months 
     for himself.  ALL PERSON'S in the area are trained, 
     not necessarily with weapons but protection of their 
     leader-Usa Bin Mohammad Bin Ladin.  It is suggested 
     that entering from the opposite side of the mountain 
     would be best.  A direct approach will not work, 
     blending in will be timely and very difficult, no one 
     is trusted.  The person surrounding him are loyal 
     family, even the smallest. 
 
     thank you, edna 
 
END TEXT 
 
¶3. (SBU) This correspondence appears to be a hard copy 
follow-up to an earlier email received by the Embassy's 
Defense Attache Office in 10/2004 (reftel). 
 
¶4. (SBU) Pursuant to reftel, DAO reported no/no record for 
the identified name. 
 
¶5. (S/NF) Pursuant to reftel, the above information was 
shared with RMAS, who advised that local name traces for Edna 
ROBERTS were negative. 
 
¶6. (SBU) Addressees will be notified immediately should 
additional details become available.  RSO considers this case 
closed. 
 
BALTIMORE