Osama bin Laden Myth
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below with Osama bin Laden was conducted by the Karachi, Pakistan,
daily newspaper, Ummat and published on September 28, 2001, 17 days
after the alleged, but unsubstantiated, al Qaeda attack of September
11, 2001, on the World Trade Center twin towers and Pentagon. The
interview was sensational. The alleged “mastermind” of 9/11 said
that he and al Qaeda had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack. The
British Broadcasting Corporation’s World Monitoring Service had
the interview translated into English and made public on September
Osama bin Laden’s
sensational denial was not reported by the US print and TV media.
It was not investigated by the executive branch. No one in the US
Congress called attention to bin Laden’s refusal of responsibility
for the greatest humiliation ever inflicted on a superpower.
To check my
memory of the lack of coverage, I googled “Osama bin Laden’s interview
denying responsibility for 9/11.” Some Internet sites reproduced
the interview, but the only mainstream news source that I found
was a 1 minute YouTube video from CNN in which the anchor, after
quoting an al Jazeera report of bin Laden’s denial, concludes that
“we can all weigh that in the scale of credibility and come to our
own conclusions.” In other words, bin Laden had already been demonized,
and his denial was not credible.
news was unfit for US citizens and was withheld from them by the
american “free press,” a press free to lie for the government but
not to tell the truth.
if bin Laden had outwitted not only the National Security Agency,
the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the FBI, but also
all 16 US intelligence agencies, all intelligence agencies of Washington’s
NATO puppet states, Israel’s Mossad, and in addition the National
Security Council, NORAD, US air traffic control, and airport security
four times on the same morning, it would be the greatest feat in
world history, a movement building feat that would have made al
Qaeda the most successful anti-imperialist organization in human
history, an extraordinary victory over “the great satan” that would
have brought millions of new recruits into al Qaeda’s ranks. Yet
the alleged “mastermind” denied all responsibility.
decades ago when a terrorist attack occurred in Europe, whether
real or an Operation
Gladio false flag attack, innumerable organizations would claim
credit. Perhaps this was the CIA’s way of diverting attention from
itself, but it illustrates that every intelligence service understands
the value to an organization of claiming credit for a successful
attack.Although bin Laden denied responsibility, in 2011 some al
Qaeda leaders, realizing the prestige value of the 9/11 attack,
claimed credit for the attack and criticized Iranian President Ahmadinejad
for questioning the official US story.
a few Americans are aware of the September 28, 2001 interview in
which bin Laden states his non-involvement with the 9/11 attacks,
many Americans have seen post-2001 videos in which a person alleged
to be bin Laden takes credit for the attacks. There are two problems
with these videos. Experts have examined them and found them to
be fakes, and all of the videos appeared after bin Laden was reported
by the Pakistan Observer, the Egyptian press, and Fox
News to have died in mid-December, 2001, from lung disease.
Bin Laden also
suffered from kidney disease. According to a CBS news report on
January 28, 2002, Osama
bin Laden was hospitalized for dialysis treatment in the Pakistani
military hospital in Rawalpindi on September 10, 2001, the day before
a man suffering from terminal lung and kidney disease did not survive
for another decade to be murdered by a US Navy SEAL team in Abbottabad.
A Pakistani TV interview with the neighbor of the alleged “bin Laden
compound” exposed the assassination hoax. This sensational interview
also went unreported by america’s “free press.” I had the interview
translated, and it
is available here. See
the alleged assassination 30 members of the SEAL unit died in a
mysterious helicopter crash in Afghanistan, and now we learn that
not a single one of the thousands of sailors on the aircraft carrier,
the USS Carl Vinson, witnessed bin Laden’s alleged burial at sea
from that ship. The press reports with a straight face that for
unexplained reasons it was kept secret from the ship’s sailors.
This is supposed to be the explanation of the sailors’ emails reporting
to family and friends that they witnessed no burial at sea. Some
speculate that the SEALs were bumped off before their questions
to one another, “Were you on that raid?,” reached outside the unit.
Apparently, it doesn’t strike the media or the public as strange
that the US government captured and killed the terror mastermind
without interrogating him and without keeping any evidence or presenting
any witnesses to support the assassination claim.
claimed that communists burned down the Reichstag and that Polish
troops had crossed the frontier and attacked Germany. With 9/11
americans experienced Washington’s version of these grand lies.
An omniscient bin Laden dying from terminal illnesses in distant
Afghanistan defeated the American National Security State and drove
his attack through the walls of the Pentagon itself, requiring for
our defense a “war on terror” that destroyed US civil liberties
and financially ruined the country in order to prevent the triumph
of a man who died of natural causes in December 2001.
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Craig Roberts, a
former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate
editor of the Wall Street Journal, has been reporting shocking cases
of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. A new edition of his book,
Tyranny of Good Intentions,
co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, a documented account of how
americans lost the protection of law, has been released by Random
House. Visit his website.
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