Can we believe a word of it?
This is such a fortunate timing accompanied with such little real evidence, that I can’t but help question the authenticity of the ‘OBAMA GETS OSAMA’ episode of this long drawn theatrical farce.
Osama must be treasured in some political circles. His status as international bogeyman been ever so useful in so many ways, without him, so many things would not have been possible; If it was not for Bin Laden alleged attack on America, could invading Afghanistan and Iraq would have been possible? How about rolling out the Patriot Act, or accepting torture and Guantanamo as just ‘another day another dollar’? Would it all be possible without having the illusive Osama running from cave to cave ending up in a million dollar mansion?
Sorry I don’t buy it!
Using Osama as election candy is not new it was suggested and reported that his capture will be used if there was a need to ensure bush continual squat in the white house for the full 8 years. But for all the strategy in the world, those around Bush could never really be there every time he opened his mouth without an ear piece. Only 6 month after 911 Bush questions whether or not Osama was alive.
Bush was not alone, when it comes to the view that Osama might not be alive. On December 26, 2001 Fox news reported: “Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader.”
On January 19, 2002 CNN reported “Pakistan’s president says he thinks Osama bin Laden is most likely dead because the suspected terrorist has been unable to get treatment for his kidney disease.” Musharraf told CNN: Pakistan knew bin Laden took two dialysis machines into Afghanistan. “One was specifically for his own personal use.”
In response a Bush administration official said: “U.S. intelligence is that bin Laden needs dialysis every three days and “it is fairly obvious that that could be an issue when you are running from place to place, and facing the idea of needing to generate electricity in a mountain hideout.”
Yes that would be a problem…
The CNN report goes on: “The United States launched its campaign in Afghanistan after the country’s ruling Taliban refused to turn over bin Laden.”
If the US administration knew Osama was a dead man, asking the Taliban to produce a live Bin Laden is just as impossible as asking Saddam to prove he has NOT got WMDs…
But it seems US and Israeli intelligence were not on the same page. On October 16, 2002 the worldtribune.com published yet another dead Bin Laden story in article titled “Israeli intelligence: Bin Laden is dead, heir has been chosen”
In a televised interview aired on Al-Jazeera on the 2nd of November 2007, two months before she was assassinated, Benazir Bhutto tells David Frost – Bin Laden was murdered by Omar Sheikh (2:14). Surprisingly her comment was left unchallenged.
Who is Omar Sheikh and did he really murder Bin Laden or anyone else?
Known as Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh a British-born militant, was sentenced to death in 2002 for the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. “According to Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who stated in his book In the Line of Fire; Sheikh was originally recruited by British intelligence agency, MI6, while studying at the London School of Economics. He alleges Omar Sheikh was sent to the Balkans by MI6 to engage in jihadi operations. Musharraf later went on to state, “At some point, he probably became a rogue or double agent”.
According to associated press: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was captured in march 2003 confessed to “Many plots, including a previously undisclosed plan to kill several former U.S. presidents, were never carried out or were foiled by international counterterror authorities.” “I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z,”
According to the gulf-times report from the 15th of Oct 2006, Omar Saeed Sheikh was still awaiting the outcome of his appeal with the hearing postponed more than 30 times. Musharraf’s book the Line of Fire, is mentioned in this report too; this times about Khalid Sheikh Mohamed “Khalid, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, was ‘the man who may have actually killed Pearl or at least participated in his butchery’. ‘When we later arrested and interrogated him, he admitted his participation’.”
In the same way we can never know the truth of this story, we will never know if Osama is dead, been dead for a while, or is still alive. If he is dead, how long for and why?
Let’s see… what have we got? We have Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confessing: “I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z,” and yet we are still being told Bin Laden was the master mind behind the 911 attacks?
Is that because the US Intelligence agencies know that Interrogation under torture can produce false confession? Unlikely…
After all one of the reasons for this PR mission is to negate any discussion in the next election campaign about Obama reneging on his promises to close Guantanamo and stop the practice of state sponsored torture. Now he’ll say it is essential, look what we achieved by retaining these powers!
But all we really have are statements by those who can’t be trusted. Pictures of Obama, Killery and other officials watching TV. Pictures of bloody carpet and messy bed. NO EVIDENCE OF A CRIME, NO TRIAL, NO JUSTICE, NO BODY! But hey we are told we have definitive identification by DNA. Would they care to tell us how they have his DNA to begin with? How was that obtained and when?
You might ask don’t they worry the public will see all the inconsistencies? Well.. No! For as long as there are royal weddings and funny hats to distract the public attention with, you can practically feed us anything and we’ll believe it.
What do you think? Can we believe a word of it?
May 3, 2011 Former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld discusses Osama bin Laden’s killing, its effect on the war on terror and U.S. Pakistan relations