May 6, 2011

The Agendas Behind the Bin Laden News Event

Excellent editorial from economist Paul Craig Roberts on the recent "rumors" of Bid Laden's death, since in the absence of verifiable proof, that is all they are, rumors. To question them gets oneself labeled a conspiracy theorist, the first mechanism of defense when a genuine conspiracy is in danger of being exposed. It is wise to stop and ponder the fact that the most spectacular conspiracy theory of the twentieth century was the vicious, unfounded, irrational rumors spread by a tiny minority of irresponsible, self-hating Germans that the Nazi's were exterminating tens of thousands of Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals and other undesirables in secret concentration camps in Poland. How preposterous, how absurd.

By Paul Craig Roberts | Lew Rockwell

The US government’s bin Laden story was so poorly crafted that it did not last 48 hours before being fundamentally altered. Indeed, the new story put out on Tuesday by White House press secretary Jay Carney bears little resemblance to the original Sunday evening story. The fierce firefight did not occur. Osama bin Laden did not hide behind a woman. Indeed, bin Laden, Carney said, “was not armed.”

The firefight story was instantly suspicious as not a single SEAL got a scratch, despite being up against al Qaeda, described by former Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld as ‘the most dangerous, best-trained, vicious killers on the face of the earth.”

Every original story detail has been changed. It wasn’t bin Laden’s wife who was murdered by the Navy SEALs , but the wife of an aide. It wasn’t bin Laden’s son, Khalid, who was murdered by the Navy SEALs, but son Hamza.

Carney blamed the changed story on “the fog of war.” But there was no firefight, so where did the “fog of war” come from?

The White House has also had to abandon the story that President Obama and his national security team watched tensely as events unfolded in real time (despite the White House having released photos of the team watching tensely), with the operation conveyed into the White House by cameras on the SEALs helmets. If Obama

was watching the event as it happened, he would have noticed, one would hope, that there was no firefight and, thus, would not have told the public that bin Laden was killed in a firefight. Another reason the story had to be abandoned is that if the event was captured on video, every news service in the world would be asking for the video, but if the event was orchestrated theater, there would be no video.

No explanation has been provided for why an unarmed bin Laden, in the absence of a firefight, was murdered by the SEALs with a shot to the head. For those who believe the government’s story that “we got bin Laden,” the operation can only appear as the most botched operation in history. What kind of incompetence does it require to senselessly and needlessly kill the most valuable intelligence asset on the planet?

Read the rest of the article here at American Pendulum.  
Also at American Pendulum, is a short essay from theologian David Ray Griffin summarizing his 2009 book Osama Dead or Alive.

Objective Evidence that Bin Laden is Dead

The objective evidence includes the following facts:
First, up until mid-December 13, 2001, the CIA had regularly been intercepting messages between bin Laden and his people. At that time, however, the messages suddenly stopped, and the CIA has never again intercepted a message.

Second, on December 26, 2001, a leading Pakistani newspaper published a story reporting that bin Laden had died in mid-December, adding:
“A prominent official in the Afghan Taleban movement . . . stated . . . that he had himself attended the funeral of bin Laden and saw his face prior to burial.”
Third, bin Laden had kidney disease. He had been treated for it in the American Hospital in Dubai in July 2001, at which time he reportedly ordered two dialysis machines to take home. If you have ever wondered what bin Laden was doing the night before the 9/11 attacks, CBS News reported that he was being given kidney dialysis treatment in a hospital in Pakistan.  And in January of 2001, Dr. Sanjay Gupta said – based on a video of bin Laden that had been made in either late November or early December of 2001 – that he appeared to be in the last stages of kidney failure.

Fourth, In July of 2002, CNN reported that bin Laden’s bodyguards had been captured in February of that year, adding: “Sources believe that if the bodyguards were captured away from bin Laden, it is likely the most-wanted man in the world is dead.”

Fifth, the United States has since 2001 offered a $25 million reward for any information leading to the capture or killing of bin Laden. But this reward offer has produced no such information, even though Pakistan has many desperately poor people, only about half of whom have been supportive of bin Laden.

Testimonial Evidence that Bin Laden Is Dead
In addition to this objective evidence, we had considerable testimony in 2002, from people in position to know, that bin Laden was dead, or probably so. These people included:
•          President Musharraf of Pakistan;
•          Dale Watson, the head of the FBI’s counterterrorism unit;
•          Oliver North, who said: “I’m certain that Osama is dead. . . And so are all the other guys I stay in touch with”;
•          President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan;
•          Sources within Israeli intelligence, who said that any new messages from bin Laden were “probably fabrications”;
•          Sources within Pakistani intelligence, who “confirmed the death of . . . Osama Bin Laden” and “attributed the reasons behind Washington’s hiding news on the death of Osama Bin Laden to the desire of the hawks of the American administration to use the issue of al-Qaida and international terrorism to invade Iraq.”

Read the rest of Griffin's article here. 

What do I personally think of all of this (not that my opinion matters a whit)? I think the 9/11 Truth movement has a viable case to make for a massive cover-up of the events of 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden as a Myth is at the heart of it. I think successive US governments have lied to us so consistently and so brazenly, that it would be the height of folly and naivete to trust such a story as we have just been fed...again so brazenly...without absolute proof. I also think that my former professor, Process theologian, John Cobb, who is Griffin's colleague at Claremont and who has also endorsed the 9/11 Truth movement, is a man of the most unquestionable integrity and professional, scholarly responsibility and probity, a man of sound judgement, slow to act until sufficient evidence has been established, but unshakeable when his sense of justice has been outraged. These are serious, trustworthy men, and it does the science of theology great honor that they are at the forefront of "one of the most impressive citizen research projects in history....which demonstrates beyond question the fraudulent nature of the official account of 9/11." 

Dr. Graeme MacQueen, Founder of McMaster University's Centre for Peace Studies.


colkoch said...

It's been the consistently reported dialysis information that sways me to believe Obama and company did not kill Bin Laden. There was no hard electricity in the caves in Tora Bora and if one needs dialysis, one can not live very long without it.

I had a very powerful vision of the situation around Tora Bora back when it happened. The only thing I could take from it was that the Bush folks had Bin Laden and made a very conscious decision not to either act on it, or tell anyone what they knew. I could never figure out why until I heard about the trillions of dollars in minerals in Afghanistan. All of a sudden both our involvement and the ten year Soviet involvement made some sense.

Jayden Cameron said...

It's all a very murky business, Colleen. If a body can't be shown from the Abbottabad compound, at least show us the dialysis machines. Theories are now spinning all over the internet, but common sense would seem to require a heavy dose of skepticism about this story. We are now told that there was a 20 minute black out on the live video feed right as Navy Seals went into the compound, found OBL, killed him and flew his body out on a helicopter. Then the video feed resumed.

Jayden Cameron said...

And...check out Sibel Edmond's posts at her blog, Boiling Frogs. The link is in my newest posting.