WASHINGTON -- (TYDN) The treasure trove of personal items and effects seized from Osama bin Laden as American forces assassinated the al-Qaeda chief last month are to be auctioned, TheYellowDailyNews has learned.
The auction, to be conducted July 1 by the CIA on eBay, is expected to fetch substantially more than the $232,000 paid during an online auction last week for Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski's writings and other personal material seized from his Montana cabin, analysts noted in exclusive interviews with TheYellowDailyNews.
These analysts, continuing with their exclusive interviews with TheYellowDailyNews, said a key reason why is that bin Laden is responsible for killing thousands. The Unabomber, who had led the authorities on the nation's longest, costliest manhunt before his brother tipped off the police in 1996, only killed three people.
"I mean, come on, which stuff would you rather show off to your friends, the Unabomber's manifesto or bin Laden's porn collection?" John McCickey, a consignment director at Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews. "Let's face it, if it weren't for bin Laden, Kaczynski's stuff would have sold for a lot, lot more."
Proceeds from both auctions are to serve as restitution to the victims. In the Unabomber's case, that's 16 nationwide explosions the Unabomber set that killed three and injured 23. For bin Laden, the World Trade Center death toll was 3,000.
Analysts, speaking to TheYellowDailyNews on condition of anonymity and granted anonymity by TheYellowDailyNews because of the sensitivity of the topic, said the courts are going to have to decide whether Americans living under George W. Bush's second term qualify as bin Laden victims for restitution purposes.
"We expect this question to go to the U.S. Supreme Court," one of the analysts granted anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic told TheYellowDailyNews in an exclusive interview.
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