East Africa Bombings
Mullah Omar’s loyalty was split between Osama bin Laden and prince Turki.
Originally Omar had agreed to hand bin Laden to Turki and was negotiating the exchange. Bin Laden had been in Omar’s company for some time. After two missile attacks from America, Omar advised America that the attacks would only provoke more acts of terrorism from the Islamic people. He also advised the only way for this to be avoided is if president Bill Clinton resigned. State department official, Michael e. Malinowski, spoke with Omar and said that there was evidence that bin Laden was behind the East Africa bombings. This conversation had no resolution to the attacks from either end, however it was the first of many informal talks between the US and the Taliban.