Osama bin Laden's First Opportunity to Use Al Queda

Osama bin Laden wanted to use Al Queda to try to overthrow the government of South Yemen.

Prince Turki would not let bin Laden take this opportunity. Very soon after Prince Turki denied this to bin Laden, North and South Yemen united into one country, The Republic of Yemen.

It's a bad idea.”

— Prince Turki of Saudi Arabia