The continued use of Osama bin Laden as the official Americana "boogie man" to this date almost defies belief. As Scholars for 9/11 Truth explained in its press release, "Osame Tape appears to be Fake" (28 May 2006), there are many reasons to suspect that he died on or about 15 December 2001, as David Ray Griffin has substantiated in his new book, OSAMA BIN LADEN: DEAD OR ALIVE? (2009). The video and audio tapes that have been released since then, display many similar indiciations of fakery.
As Griffin and other experts observed in 2006, "Another problem with the video of December 13, 2001," Griffin pointed out, "was that its stocky bin Laden praised two of the alleged hijackers, Wail M. Al-Shehri and Salem al-Hazmi, by name, and yet both the London Telegraph and the Saudi embassy reported several days after 9/11 that al-Hazmi was still alive and working in Saudi Arabia. Given the fact that the earlier video in which Osama confessed was clearly a fake, we should be suspicious of this latest apparent confession."
A professor at Duke, Bruce Lawrence, who has published Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden, expressed profound skepticism about a tape that was released January 17, 2006, in a report that appeared two days later. "There's nothing in this from the Koran," Lawrence said. "He's, by his own standards, a faithful Muslim who quotes scripture in defense of his actions. There's no quotation from the Koran in the excerpts we got, no reference to specific events, no reference to past atrocities." Lawrence also observed the tape ran only 10 minutes, whereas the shortest previous tape, at 18 minutes, was nearly twice as long.
As I noted then many of the same anomalous properties were found in the then-latest tape. "Compared to Osama's past performances," I observed, "this message is too short, too direct, and full of falsehoods. It was even described on CBS News by Bob Schieffer as 'almost American'." A translation of the text of the tape has also been released by IntelCenter, a private company that does contract work for the US government. "I suppose I would be accused of being a 'conspiracy theorist' to suggest there is any connection," I added.
Jerry Mazza, an independent journalist who actually exercises his own intelligence in attempting to sort these things out, has now published a new article that exposes the sham being perpetrated upon the American people by the US government, in its on-going efforts to miselad the nation. It is a shameless performance and the very thought that the new presidient of the United States, Barack Obama, seems to have been taken in should be a cause for alarm by every human being on the face of this planet.
If he (Obama) is that naive about Osama, how easily could he be deceived about Iran or any other substantial issue? He even appears to have swallowed the whole "official account" of 9/11, which is almost beyond belief for a person of his obvious intelligence. How many books by David Ray Griffin or entries in this blog would it take to convince him that he was mistaken? Mazza has done one another service by raising the flag that something is very, very wrong.
OSAMA BIN LADEN - David Ray Griffin interviewed on "The Real Deal" with Jim Fetzer (15 June 2009) - in the second hour I talk with Rolf Lindgren on Pentagon research:
Bin Laden threatens US over purported 9/11 perp
Jerry Mazza / 1 April 2010
It’s another one of those wonderful chestnuts from the grave of Osama bin Laden, this time via the March 25 Washington Post, which can so easily slip by into fantasy land.
This Osama is sporting a freshly-died brown beard (what happened to the silver and gray ones?) and is warning us not to mess with homeboy Khalid Sheik Mohammed or else he (Bin Laden) will ice any Americans Al-Qaeda captures.
It’s all there in the chestnut shell, reviving the story of the purported mastermind of 9/11, KSM, who was waterboarded 183 times, in 2003, into confessing he was the Al-Qaeda honcho who came up with and executed the 9/11 attacks not to mention decapitating Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. The only trouble is KSM would have confessed to the sinking of the Maine, another false-flag attack, if they had painfully asked him to. The other thing is that, according to 911’s foremost scholar, David Ray Griffin, scrutinizing nearly 100 pages of facts for both sides in his book Osama Bin Laden -- Dead or Alive?, Bin Laden passed like a sprite to meet his maker in December 2001.
Rachel Maddow - questioning during KSM's torture (playlist)
Actually, this would have been “on or about December 15, 2001.” This is when funeral reports for him began. “News of Bin Laden’s Death and Funeral 10 Days Ago” ran in the Egyptian newspaper, Al-Wafd, based on a story in Pakistan’s Observer, published on December 25, 2001. It read, “Islamabad: A prominent official in the Afghan Taleban movement announced yesterday the death of Osama bin Laden, the chief of al-Qa’da organization, stating that bin Laden suffered serious complications in the lungs and died a natural and quiet death. The official, who asked to remain anonymous, stated to The Observer of Pakistan that he had himself attended the funeral of bin laden and saw his face prior to burial in Tora Bora 10 days ago. He mentioned that 30 of al-Qa’da fighters attended the burial as well as members of his family and some friends from the Taleban. In the farewell ceremony to his final rest guns were fired in the air. The official stated that it is difficult to pinpoint the burial location of bin laden because according to the Wahhabi tradition no mark is left by the grave.”
Well, I suppose one could say who’s to say this wasn’t all made up, a fake death, as a ruse to take the heat off of a live and hot Bin Laden? I mean, maybe we can bury Bin Laden as easily as we can resurrect him, especially in the coming Easter season. And Bin Laden comes back to lecture us all, sans cobwebs, impeccably clean, the silver gray gone from his beard, the look of exhaustion in his wrinkled face gone, his years of kidney disease and dialysis and pain vanished. Hosanna, for he is raised again, neat as a pin, and with a few chosen warnings for us all.
Also, we have to forget that he was in the American Hospital in Dubai in August of 2001, one month before the dreaded event, and seen with his CIA handler (yes, Marie, he was a CIA asset going back to the formation of the Mujahedeen in 1979 for jihad against the Soviets); but seen undergoing kidney dialysis, and in no condition to hit the caves pulling the cumbersome machine, in order to engineer the complex second USA coup d’etat from a cave with his laptop and the file that read Al Qaeda, the base, with all of his best homies lined up for inspection in it. That is according to former CIA Station Chief Robert Baer’s excellent book Sleeping With The Devil. Of course, we can believe in the Easter Bunny, too, sorry kids. It is a free country, ouch! Not that free.
Al Qaeda Doesn't Exist is the forthcoming documentary by The Corbett Report. It questions and debunks the theory that Al Qaeda is a centrally-operated terrorist organization run by Osama Bin Laden that perpetrated the attacks of 9/11.
In fact, Osama’s resurrection must come as a surprise, too, to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who had said he suspected Bin Laden was a goner because nobody’s seen or heard from in a long time. And he might of gazed at Griffin’s book with all of that information that Bin Laden’s voice had been morphed in the various tapes, and several stand-in Bin Ladens had hammed it up for the cameras of Al Jazeera or the CIA in the nine years since he’s been gone, after he slipped from Tora Bora for want of enough US troops to cover both exit routes.
He’s also fallen off the FBI’s Most-Wanted List for the crime of 9/11. Not enough evidence, which would seem to be case here as the WP so casually discusses the usual assumptions and lies as fait accompli. Of course, I hate to drag all of you who know this stuff through it again. It is a dirty job and somebody has to do it: question every lie, innuendo and insinuation that the mulch machine of media spits out or we’ll be buried in the crap.
Meanwhile, the real news is the US is still toying with putting Mohammed and his four fellow homies into a military mulch machine, I mean tribunal. Of course, the right-minded, upstanding Obama machine is also “looking into” (how deep is the ocean, how high is the sky) “recommendations for civilian trials and Al-Qaeda is not known to be holding any Americans captive now.” Wow, what a relief. But “the Haqqani group -- the Pakistani-based Taliban faction closest to al-Qaeda -- is holding American soldier Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl” captured in east Afghanistan in June 2009; a video of him released in December. Hope it hits the charts and someone saves the guy.
Bin Laden did have one piece of astute political news: “President Obama is following in the footsteps of his predecessor George W. Bush by escalating the war in Afghanistan, being ‘unjust’ to al-Qaida prisoners and supporting Israel in its occupation of Palestinian land.” Now there’s a bit of truth from somebody.
John Pilger "The Invisible Government" (playlist)
It seems Obama has pissed-off the resurrected Osama, who said, “the politicians of the White house were and still are wronging us, especially by supporting Israel and occupying our land in Palestine. They think that America, behind oceans, is safe from the wrath of the oppressed, until the reaction was loud and strong in your homeland,” referring to the 9/11 attacks.
This bit of language served to enforce the concept that the Muslims did the dastardly deed and not Israel’s Mossad and our neocons because they stood to gain more than anyone by smacking America, getting away with it, and demonizing the Muslims, who could never muster the technology involved in hijacking four planes, crashing two into the Twin Trade towers, guiding one drone-with-rocket that exploded through three rings of the Pentagon, and shooting an F-93 out of the air in a burst of fire, falling in a confetti-like shower within an eight mile radius, where it was seen by many eyewitnesses (noted in Paul Thompson’s Terror Timeline).
So, that was a bit of an urban legend that had to be cited, just like Bin Laden, whom the WP claims “is believed to be hiding somewhere in the rugged, lawless border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, pretty much where our CIA is bombing from afar via drones remotely controlled from Langley. Who knows, they might get lucky this time, after blowing up a few wedding parties, and, if, I say so, if Osama’s still with us, deck him for good. Or maybe it’s better to miss him and keep the terrorist poster boy alive in one way or the other. Whaddya say, WP, what’s your take?
And if that isn’t too much too swallow, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said that “if Obama agrees to try the five in military tribunals, he will press fellow Republicans to vote to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.” Man, what a helluva guy! You’d think as a US senator who respects the US Constitution, if not the Geneva Convention, he wouldn’t want that outcome no matter what Obama answered, and not settle for kangaroo courts, rigged trials where the accused don’t even need to be there to be sentenced to death, except for some good publicity.
Lindsey Graham - If Osama Bin Laden Were Caught Today
Well, Lindsey, I think you’ve got shit for brains and an icicle for a heart, which I suppose qualifies you perfectly for your job as a Repug senator, or even a Democratic one if you should decide to switch party to get a bit more campaign contributions from one of our many inglorious “personage” corporations.
So friends, Romans and country folk, it’s really been a real pleasure talking shop with you. After all, we really did come to Afghanistan to bury Osama. And the fact that nine years later we’re still talking and fighting over whether he’s dead or alive, says a lot (or a little) about us, our future, our shrinking economy, our expanding defense budget, and our dysfunctional Congress. Anyhow, y’all keep an eye out for Binny Boy. You never know when we could spot him, dead or alive, and get the reward!
Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer and life-long resident of New York City. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. His new book, “State Of Shock: Poems from 9/11 on” is available at www.jerrymazza.com, Amazon or Barnesandnoble.com.