The “official” story presented to the American people told us that Osama bin Laden was responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2001.
But…..in authenticated interviews, bin Laden had categorically denied responsibility for 9/11, once even deploring the loss of civilian life in the attacks and calling them un-Islamic.
On September 28, 2001, bin Laden reiterated his earlier statements, (he unequivocably denied his involvement on no less than four separate occasions, on September 12, 16, 17, and 28 ) saying in the interview;
“I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children and other people. Such a practice is forbidden even in the course of a battle. It is the United States, which is perpetrating every maltreatment on women, children and common people of other faiths, particularly the followers of Islam….”
The U.S. invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. The administration’s stated aim for the invasion was to find Osama bin Laden and other high-ranking Al-Qaeda members and put them on trial, to destroy the whole organization of Al-Qaeda, and to remove the Taliban regime which supported and gave safe harbor to Al-Qaeda.
An unfortunate complication to the “official” story, was the highly inconvenient death of bin Laden himself, in mid-December of 2001.
With bin Laden’s death, there was no longer a villian that could be used to rally the American people.
A solution was found.
News of bin Laden’s death would simply be swept under the carpet. A stand-in would be used to dispell earlier reports of his death.
The Bush-Cheney Administration announced that they had found proof of bin Laden’s guilt, citing a grainy, badly-edited “confession” videotape that conveniently “surfaced” in December, 2001.
The videotape, which purportedly showed a jolly Osama Bin Laden confessing to the 9/11 attacks, was made public on December 13, 2001, while the real Osama bin Laden, physically gaunt and graying, (who, a month or so earlier had already been described as looking pale and haggard, his left hand never moving), was prepared for burial. The immobile left arm, Dr. Sanjay Gupta had observed on CNN, suggested that bin Laden had suffered a stroke, adding that this, plus a “frosting of the appearance” suggested that bin Laden was in the final stages of kidney failure.
In the “confession” video tape, a man, who, by virtue of the beard and headpiece, only vaguely resembled bin Laden, chortles about the success of the 9/11 attacks. The individual portraying bin Laden in the video is a stocky man with a black beard, not a grey one. “bin Laden’s” pale skin had suddenly become darker, and he had a different shaped nose. His artistic hands with slender fingers had transformed into those of a pugilist. He looked in exceedingly good health. Furthermore, the “bin Laden” in the video can be seen writing a note with his right hand, although the real bin Laden was left-handed.
The real Osama bin Laden was a well educated man. Bin Laden studied economics and business administration at King Abdulaziz University and earned a degree in civil engineering in 1979.
Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings.
In the poorly scripted “confession” video however, the hackneyed dialogue parrots the Bush-Cheney Admnistration’s “official” explanation of the twin towers collapse. The actor playing the part of bin Laden expresses his delight at the results of the attack.
“We calculated in advance the number of casualties from the enemy who would be killed based on the position of the tower. . . . Due to my experience in this field, I was thinking that the fire from the gas in the plane would melt the iron structure of the building and collapse the area where the plane hit and all the floors above it only. This is all that we had hoped for..”
There’s a small problem with that dialogue. It is totally inane.
A degreed Civil Engineer knows (among other things) that high-rise buildings are framed with steel girders, not iron.
It was obviously hard to get good script-writing help.
Yet for years, the Bush-Cheney Administration continued to lie to the American public, insisting that this preposterously inept hoax was a genuine “confession video”.
Not content with that video, and adding insult to injury, for their remaining term in office, the Bush-Cheney administration continued to roll out an entire series of appropriately vitriolic videos, each designed to further incite the wrath of the American public and bolster support for their war.
“They all look alike”. The rationale for the videos appeared to be, that as long as a bearded actor was appropriately costumed, gullible American citizens would simply take their government’s word for the speaker’s identity. Unfortunately, of the series of actors chosen to play the part of bin Laden, each was even less credible than the last.
Perhaps due to the widespread hilarity evoked by the overweight actor nicknamed “Fatty Bin Laden” in the faked “confession” video, the next Osama-from-beyond-the-grave message had no images: It was an audio tape delivered to al-Jazeera in the fall of 2002. The CIA verified it as “authentic,” but ended up with egg on its face when the world’s leading voice identification experts at IDIAP in Switzerland reported that “the message was recorded by an impostor.” (Guardian 2002)
Academics and mainstream media, amazingly slow on the uptake, finally sat up and took notice, eight years after the fact.
The realization that the world had been deliberately duped by the Bush-Cheney Administration first received an airing in the American Spectator magazine in early 2009 when former U.S. foreign intelligence officer and senior editor Angelo M. Codevilla, a Professor of International Relations at Boston University, stated bluntly: ‘All the evidence suggests Elvis Presley is more alive today than Osama bin Laden.’
Prof Codevilla pointed to inconsistencies in the videos and claimed there have been no reputable sightings of bin Laden for years (for instance, all interceptions by the West of communications made by the Al Qaeda leader suddenly ceased in late 2001).
Prof Codevilla asserted: ‘The video and audio tapes alleged to be Osama’s never convince the impartial observer’. ‘The guy just does not look like Osama. Some videos show him with a Semitic, aquiline nose, while others show him with a shorter, broader one. Next to that, differences between the colours and styles of his beard are small stuff.’ There are other doubters, too.
Despite Bush’s insistence that the tape was authentic, America’s top academic bin Laden expert has finally gone on the record, joining numerous other experts.
Professor Bruce Lawrence, head of Duke University’s Religious Studies department and the foremost bin Laden expert, argues that the increasingly secular language in the video and audio tapes of Osama (his earliest ones are littered with references to God and the Prophet Mohammed) are inconsistent with his strict Islamic religion.
“It’s bogus,” says Professor Lawrence of the “confession” video.
Lawrence, author of Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden, offered his historic debunking of the administration’s lie in an interview with Kevin Barrett (“Dynamic Duo,” gcnlive.com, 2/16/2007, first hour).
The interview marked Lawrence’s first major public statement since he made headlines in 2006 by suggesting that [the]… Osama tapes are hoaxes and that the real Osama bin Laden may be dead.
Lawrence, citing informants in the US intelligence apparatus’s bin Laden units, said that everyone knows the tape is fake, adding that the hoax has been kept alive because it is politically useful to those who wish to deflect attention from “conspiracy theories” about 9/11.
|OCTOBER 2009 - No Afghan Involved In 9/11 Attacks: Afghan Warlord (RTTNews)
On the eve of the eighth anniversary of the Afghan war, a Pashtun
regional commander and former prime minister has said that no Afghan was
involved in the 9/11 attacks on the United States and accused
Washington of using a false pretext to launch its war on the the
south-west Asian country.
In a video address released Tuesday, top Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said the war launched against the Taliban and al-Qaida by Americans in 2001 was unjustified as the September 11 attacks were not carried out by Afghans. He said the attacks were planned in Europe and the U.S. and not in Afghanistan or Iraq and that no Afghan has taken part in any attack against the American nation.
Hekmatyar said the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were planned on U.S. soil and were carried out by people born in the U.S. and Europe who were trained there. He said everyone knew the pilot training was done in the U.S. and the plan of the operation was hatched there.
The Afghan warlord also said the outcome of the recent presidential elections in Afghanistan, which drew international criticism amid allegations of vote fraud, had only strengthened the hand of Iran and Russia. Hekmatyar, who has traditionally allied his forces to fighters opposed to the presence of foreign troops, leads a faction of the Hizb-e Islami group. Washington alleges that he has aided Taliban and al-Qaida fighters and therefore is wanted by the U.S.
Hekmatyar’s message came as NATO’s International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) said Tuesday that Hizb-e Islami fighters loyal to Hekmatyar were possibly involved in last Saturday’s attack in Nuristan province, in which eight U.S. soldiers were killed. It also came as President Barack Obama planned to meet a bipartisan group of congressional leaders to discuss the U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan and review the administration’s new Afghan-Pakistan policy and demands by the Generals for troop reinforcements for that war-torn country. Obama is under increasing pressure from the American people and his political opponents over the war, with casualties among U.S. and other NATO forces rising sharply in recent months–an indication of the Taliban reasserting themselves despite the set-backs from the string of drone attacks and the recent operations by Pakistani armed forces in its lawless northwest. More than 16 American servicemen were killed in Afghanistan so far this month, including the seven killed in separate attacks Friday and over the week-end.
The number of U.S. military fatalities this year set to be the highest in the war so far.
He suffered serious complications and died a natural, quiet death. He was buried in Tora Bora, a funeral attended by 30 Al Qaeda fighters, close members of his family and friends from the Taliban. By the Wahhabi tradition, no mark was left on the grave,’ said the report. The Taliban official, who was not named, said triumphantly that he had seen bin Laden’s face in his shroud. ‘He looked pale, but calm, relaxed and confident.’
Notice anything odd in the “wanted for” wording?
A REALLY INCONVENIENT TRUTH:On June 5, 2006, author Ed Haas contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters to ask why, while claiming that bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 1998 bombings of US Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, the poster does not indicate that he is wanted in connection with the events of 9/11. Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI responded, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11.” Tomb continued, “bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.” Asked to explain the process, Tomb responded, “The FBI gathers evidence. Once evidence is gathered, it is turned over to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice then decides whether it has enough evidence to present to a federal grand jury. In the case of the 1998 United States Embassies being bombed, bin Laden has been formally indicted and charged by a grand jury. He has not been formally indicted and charged in connection with 9/11 because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11.” Haas pauses to ask the question, “If the US government does not have enough hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11, how is it possible that it had enough evidence to invade Afghanistan to ‘smoke him out of his cave?’”
The FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11.
A THOUGHT-PROVOKING INTERVIEW, andExcerpts from an interview given by Osama (also spelled Usama) bin Laden to the Pakistani newspaper Ummat on 28 September 2001
AN EXTREMELY THOUGHT PROVOKING FBI WANTED POSTER
AN EXTREMELY THOUGHT PROVOKING FBI WANTED POSTER
UMMAT: You have been accused of involvement in the attacks in New York and Washington. What do you want to say about this? If you are not involved, who might be?
USAMA bin Laden:
“In the name of Allah (God), the most beneficent, the most merciful. Praise be to Allah, Who is the creator of the whole universe and Who made the Earth as an abode for peace, for the whole humankind. Allah is the Sustainer, who sent Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for our guidance. I am thankful to the Ummat Group of Publications, which gave me the opportunity to convey my viewpoint to the people, particularly the valiant and momin (true Muslim) people of Pakistan who refused to believe the lies of the demon (Pakistani military dictator General Pervez Musharraf). I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children and other people. Such a practice is forbidden even in the course of a battle. It is the United States, which is perpetrating every maltreatment on women, children and common people of other faiths, particularly the followers of Islam…..
…Whoever committed the act of 11 September are not the friends of the American people. I have already said that we are against the American system, not against its people, whereas in these attacks, the common American people have been killed.
According to my information, the death toll is much higher than what the U.S. Government has stated….
….Then there are intelligence agencies in the U.S., which require billions of dollars worth of funds from the Congress and the government every year. This [funding issue] was not a big problem till the existence of the former Soviet Union but after that the budget of these agencies has been in danger. They needed an enemy. So, they first started propaganda against Usama and Taleban and then this incident happened. You see, the Bush Administration approved a budget of 40 billion dollars. Where will this huge amount go? It will be provided to the same agencies, which need huge funds and want to exert their importance. Now they will spend the money for their expansion and for increasing their importance.
I will give you an example. Drug smugglers from all over the world are in contact with the U.S. secret agencies. These agencies do not want to eradicate narcotics cultivation and trafficking because their importance will be diminished. The people in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Department are encouraging drug trade so that they could show performance and get millions of dollars worth of budget. General Noriega was made a drug baron by the CIA and, in need, he was made a scapegoat.
In the same way, whether it is President Bush or any other U.S. President, they cannot bring Israel to justice for its human rights abuses or to hold it accountable for such crimes. What is this?
Is it not that there exists a government within the government in the United States?That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks…”
New bin Laden videos available on demand:
December 26, 2001 – FOX News: Report: Bin Laden Already Dead
January 21, 2002 – CNN: Pervez Musharraf Thinks Bin Laden Likely Died of Kidney Failure
July 11, 2002 – New York Times: Osama Bin Laden is Dead
July 22, 2002 – BBC: FBI: Bin Laden ‘Probably’ Dead
October 7, 2002 – CNN: Karzai: Bin Laden ‘Probably’ Dead
October 26, 2002 – CNN: Magazine Runs What It Calls Bin Laden’s Will
November 2, 2007 – Al Jazeera: Before Her Assassination, Benazir Bhutto Claims Bin Laden Is Dead.
Another fake BinLaden photo May 1, 2011
Compare ear size and location in relation to eye placement, compare nose shape, beard color and facial hair growth pattern.
|OFFICIAL STORY (source: New York Times)
“We shared our intelligence on this compound with no other country, including Pakistan,” a senior administration
It is no surprise that the administration chose not to tell Pakistani officials. Even though the Pakistanis had
insisted that Bin Laden was not in their country, the United States never really believed it. American diplomatic
cables in recent years show constant American pressure on Pakistan to help find and kill Bin Laden.
Asked about the Qaeda leader’s whereabouts during a Congressional visit to Islamabad in September 2009,
the Pakistani interior minister, Rehman Malik, replied that he “’had no clue,” but added that he did not believe
that Bin Laden was in the area. Bin Laden had sent his family to Iran, so it made sense that he might have gone
there himself, Mr. Malik argued. Alternatively, he might be hiding in Saudi Arabia or Yemen, or perhaps he was
already dead, he added, according to a cable from the American Embassy that is among the collection obtained
by WikiLeaks .
The mutual suspicions have grown worse in recent months, particularly after Raymond Davis, a C.I.A. officer,
shot two men on a crowded street in Lahore in January.
On Sunday, the small team of American military and intelligence operatives poured out of helicopters for their
attack on the heavily fortified compound.
American officials gave few details about the raid itself, other than to say that a firefight broke out shortly after
the commandos arrived and that Bin Laden had tried to “resist the assault force.”
When the shooting had stopped, Bin Laden and three other men lay dead. One woman, whom an American official
said had been used as a human shield by one of the Qaeda operatives, was also killed.
The Americans collected Bin Laden’s body and loaded it onto one of the remaining helicopters, and the assault force
hastily left the scene.
Obama administration officials said that one of helicopters went down during the mission because of mechanical failure
but that no Americans were injured.
It was 3:50 on Sunday afternoon when President Obama received the news that Bin Laden had tentatively been
identified, most likely after a series of DNA tests.
The Qaeda leader’s body was flown to Afghanistan, the country where he made his fame fighting and killing Soviet
troops during the 1980s.
From there, American officials said, the body was buried at sea.
DNA & PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Osama bin Laden Bin Laden, born on March 10, 1957, was the only son of Muhammed bin Laden with his tenth wife, Hamida sometimes known as Alia Ghanem. Osama’s parents divorced soon after he was born. Osama’s mother then married Muhammad al-Attas. The couple had four children, and Osama lived in the new household with his three half-brothers and one half-sister, (shaikha) al-Attas (born c. 1960), half-sister of Osama, daughter of Alia Ghanem and Muhammad al-Attas .
In 1974, at the age of 17, Osama married Najwa Ghanem at Latakia. According to CNN national security correspondent David Ensore, as of 2002 Osama had married four women and fathered roughly 25 or 26 children. Other sources report that he has fathered anywhere from 12 to 24 children. Another source reports that he had six wives. More recent reports suggest that he fathered a total of eleven sons, at least one of whom was killed in the compound invaded by the American Seal team.
Little is known about how involved Bin Laden’s offspring are in his organisation. Saad bin Laden, the third eldest son who was thought to have been killed by a drone strike in 2009, was generally regarded as the most militant. His two eldest and Omar are known to be in Saudi Arabia and not thought to be involved in militancy. There are a further four sons between the ages of 27 and 20 who could be anywhere
Matching what’s known as mitochondrial DNA to that of bin Laden’s mother would provide the most definitive identification, since bin Laden is thought to be the only child of his mother and the bin Laden family patriarch, who had many wives. This did not apear to be possible. The sons however, may carry DNA inherited from their paternal grandmother.
ABC News correspondent Brian Ross reported that in order to confirm that the body was, in fact, Bin Laden, U.S. officials purportedly subpoenaed DNA from Bin Laden’s half-sister (who alsopurportedly had died of cancer in a Boston hospital, Massachusetts General some years earlier) and found a match. That tissue sample was used to match the DNA found on the man killed by special forces troops who conducted the raid on bin Laden’s Pakistani compound. Officials said bin Laden’s identity was confirmed through DNA testing.
HOWEVER…. A Massachusetts General spokesperson says that the hospital has checked with multiple sources there and has been unable to confirm any aspect of the ABC report.
Bin Laden is reportedly missing two toes “from a war wound suffered in Afghanistan fighting the Soviet Union” .A short 1991 Egyptian biography of bin Laden shows a picture of him tending a wound in his foot about 1987
Several video segments show bin Laden walking with the aid of a stick but the reason for this is unclear.
APRIL 26, 2011 - The Pentagon has asked relatives of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden to provide DNA samples as it carries out tests on the body of a man killed in Afghanistan, it emerged today. The man, who was killed by a Hellfire missile launched from a CIA Predator drone plane, was picked out because he met a description of bin Laden as a tall man surrounded by a large entourage. An American search team sent to the remote spot high in mountains close to the Pakistani border took away some of the dead man’s remains, which are now undergoing tests in America to see if it was bin Laden who was killed. Today CNN reported that the Pentagon has issued a request to bin Laden’s close family for samples of their DNA so it can prove whether or not the body is that of the terror chief. Bin Laden has an extended family of at least 50 brothers and sisters as his father had many wives, and most of his half-brothers and half-sisters have denounced his actions. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-102199/Bin-Laden-family-asked-DNA-samples.html#ixzz1LE8KkCED
FIRST PHOTO released to the media is exposed as a fake.
Former CIA official: US will likely release photos of bin Laden to prove he’s dead
By Bob Cusack – 05/02/11 09:11 AM ET
A former senior CIA official said Monday that the U.S. will likely release photos of Osama bin Laden’s body.
During an appearance on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program, Michael Scheuer cited conspiracy theories as a leading reason why the government will probably release the photographs.
“I think they will be forced to put out the pictures,” said Scheuer, who headed the initial CIA unit aimed at capturing or killing the terrorist mastermind.
Scheuer said he was initially surprised by the decision to bury bin Laden at sea.
SPECULATION AS TO WHAT WILL BE THE RESULT OF THE NEWS OF BIN LADEN’S DEATH:
A SECOND PHOTO IS RELEASED – HIGHLY UNLIKELY TO BE BIN LADEN, FOR REASONS LISTED BELOW:
This photo displayed at left below was obtained May 3′rd 2011. This is the second photo which purports to be the official image of Bin Laden’s body. We call into question the shape of the nose, which looks to have been broken years earlier, as well as the color and and growth pattern of all facial hair. The physical appearance of this latest body appears to resemble that of a significantly younger man.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons.
The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths.
The official, who wished to remain anonymous, sold the pictures to Reuters.
Based on the time-stamps on the pictures, the earliest one was dated May 2, 2:30 a.m., approximately an hour after the completion of the raid in which bin Laden was killed.
Other photos, taken hours later at between 5:21 a.m. and 6:43 a.m. show the outside of the trash-strewn compound and the wreckage of the helicopter the United States abandoned. The tail assembly is unusual, and could indicate some kind of previously unknown stealth capability.
Reuters is confident of the authenticity of the purchased images because details in the photos appear to show a wrecked helicopter from the assault, matching details from photos taken independently on Monday.
The pictures are also taken in sequence and are all the same size in pixels, indicating they have not been tampered with. The time and date in the photos as recorded in the digital file’s metadata match lighting conditions for the area as well as the time and date imprinted on the image itself.
The close-cropped pictures do not show any weapons on the dead men, but the photos are taken in medium close-up and often crop out the men’s hands and arms.
One photo shows a computer cable and what looks like a child’s plastic green and orange water pistol lying under the right shoulder of one of the dead men. A large pool of blood has formed under his head.
A second shows another man with a streak of blood running from his nose across his right cheek and a large band of blood across his chest.
A third man, in a T-shirt, is on his back in a large pool of blood which appears to be from a head wound.
London’s newspaper The Guardian has story and photos of the other three men killed at the compound.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
THE BOTTOM LINE:
Is Osama bin Laden really dead?
Did Osama bin Laden orchestrate the events of 9/11?
It was politically advantageous for those in power at the time, to encourage American voters to believe that bin Laden was the party responsible for the attacks.
WHEN did Osama bin Laden actually die?
We recommend taking the following into consideration.
There are documented reports of bin Laden’s death in 2001.
All verifiable communication with Osama bin Laden ceased in December of 2001.
A recurring multi-year series of spurious, CIA produced “bin Laden” audio and video tapes were created to justify the invasion of Iraq and requests for increased war funding.
There are 20 – 25 minutes of audio/visual feed to the White House missing from a 40 minute CIA orchestrated raid performed by a crack team of Navy Seals.
A decision appears to have been made not to perform an autopsy on the single body removed from the compound in Pakistan.
The unusual decision to dispose of the body at sea negated the opportunity for a forensic pathologist to determine the approximate age of the victim.
Or…to determine when the individual died.
No reports have been forthcoming giving a detailed physical description or describing previously known physical injuries or illnesses.
The decision not to release an official photograph of the body or give specific details which were employed in DNA testing.
M Javed Butt