S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 MUSCAT 002081
DEPT. FOR DS/IP/NEA, DS/DSS/ITA, DS/DSS/CC, DS/ICI/PII,
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.
Â¶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,
email@example.com (ATTEMPTED REDACTION),
firstname.lastname@example.org" printed in the upper left corner.
The cover-sheet is handwritten in green pen. Verbatim text,
including errors, follows:
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.
Due to time zone differences this is the most direct
avenue to contact you. A fax would be a secondary
Please notify us of a correct e-mail address. Thank
Â¶2. (SBU) The fax cover-sheet is accompanied by a printout of
an email, the verbatim text of which, including errors,
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 --
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 11:51 AM
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
Â¶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).
Â¶4. (SBU) Pursuant to reftel, DAO reported no/no record for
the identified name.
Â¶5. (S/NF) Pursuant to reftel, the above information was
shared with RMAS, who advised that local name traces for Edna
ROBERTS were negative.
Â¶6. (SBU) Addressees will be notified immediately should
additional details become available. RSO considers this case