Kevin Barrett: Bin Laden tapes are as phony as Sept. 11's connection to Islam

As a Ph.D. Islamologist and Arabist I really hate to say this, but I'll say it anyway: 9/11 had nothing to do with Islam. The war on terror is as phony as the latest Osama bin Laden tape.
The trouble is, it's all based on a Big Lie. Take the recent "bin Laden" tape please! That voice was no more bin Laden than it was Rodney Dangerfield channeling my late Aunt Corinne from Peoria. I recently helped translate a previously unknown bin Laden tape, a real one from the early '90s, back when he was still alive. I know the guy's flowery religious rhetoric. The recent tape wasn't him.

The top American bin Laden expert agrees. Professor Bruce Lawrence, head of Duke University's religious studies department, has just published a book of translations of bin Laden's speeches. He says that the recent tape is a fake and that it is possible bin Laden is not even alive.

Fake bin Laden tapes, "verified" by the CIA, are nothing new. Every supposed bin Laden statement since 2001 has been blatantly bogus. The last we heard from the real bin Laden came in his post-9/11 statements to Pakistani journalists: "I stress that I have not carried out this act, which appears to have been carried out by individuals with their own motivation. ... I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States. ... I had no knowledge of these attacks."

Then on Dec. 13, 2001, as George Bush was whining about the "outrageous conspiracy theories" that were spreading like wildfire, the first and shoddiest of the "bin Laden speaks from beyond the grave" tapes appeared. The video's sound and picture quality were horrible. It showed a big guy with a black beard, doing a passable imitation of bin Laden's voice, claiming foreknowledge, if not responsibility, for the 9/11 attacks, and chortling over their success. The trouble was, the big guy clearly was not bin Laden. He was at least 40 or 50 pounds heavier, and his facial features were obviously different.

The "Fatty bin Laden" tape was widely ridiculed, and I have yet to meet an informed observer who considers it authentic. (If you haven't figured this out yet, go back and look at the images from the tape and compare them to other images of bin Laden.) But the media let the fraud pass without asking the hard questions: Why was the U.S. government waving this blatantly fake "confession" video in our faces?

Perhaps due to the widespread hilarity evoked by "Fatty bin Laden," the next Osama from beyond the grave message had no images it was an audiotape delivered to al-Jazeera in fall 2002. The CIA verified it as authentic and then got a rotten egg in the face when the world's foremost voice identification experts in Switzerland reported that "the message was recorded by an impostor."

Every bin Laden message since then has been equally phony. They are released at moments when the Bush regime needs a boost and the American media go along with the fraud. Remember the bogus bin Laden tape that made headlines right before the 2004 presidential election? If you didn't figure out that it was a CIA-produced commercial for George Bush, I have some great bridges to sell you. Walter Cronkite, bless his heart, opined that Karl Rove was behind that tape. But the rest of the media just kept pretending that the emperor was clothed.

And the fraud continues...

Osama bin Laden died in

Osama bin Laden died in December 2001. The October 2004 "Osama bin Laden" video tape used a more convincing-looking actor than the December 2001 "Osama bin Laden" video tape which used the "fat bin Laden" actor that didn't look hardly anything like Osama, but the actor in the October 2004 video still looks different than Osama bin Laden.

For more on the above, see the below articles:

"Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government":

"Is the 2004 Bin Laden Video Tape A Fraud?":

"The Fake bin Laden Video Tape":

See also the below post by me:

Osama bin Laden Met with CIA Official in July in an American Hospital in Dubai
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For more on government-staged terrorism, see the below post by me:

"Documentation on Government-Staged Terrorism," September 30, 2005:

I believe his name is Usama

I believe his name is Usama . . . so my Islamist friends tell me.

He and Zarqawi are made for hollywood bad guys

Yep, this is what we want to

Yep, this is what we want to hear - authoritative evidence that these tapes are fake.

Well done 911Blogger!

Nice work James. You might

Nice work James. You might like to add to your list Keith Olbermann's great article listing all the fake terror alerts in the US:

Thank you, Anonymous.

Thank you, Anonymous.

Please read and share this,

Please read and share this, it's very importatnt:

The picture where the "fatty" Bin laden from the "confession tape" is compared to other undisputed images of him is a hoax. One single frame from the entire video was simply selected where Osama becouse of the lighting, facial expression (smile....) and angle seems fatter than in the previous ones. Watch the entire video and look at his face at other moment where the camera zooms in. Here is the summary
(This site tries to debunk some of the evidence for 911 conspiracy, i don't believe it all, nevertheless some of it is true) Also keep in mind that ALLWAYS when comparing someones face you have to watch the ENTIRE VIDEO and judge for yourself. Don't turst the SELECTED IMAGES witch can in many cases missrepresent the persons true facial characteristics.

To me it doesnt even matter

To me it doesnt even matter if the tapes are real or not, they always conveinently come right when the Bush regime needs em'. I have no problem believing this former CIA/(current ISI) asset al Qaeda and Osama carried it out. We can see the hijackers boarding the planes, setting of metal detectors. The case for LIHOP to me is airtight...what deserves more scrutiny and investigation is the smoking gun of MIHOP. People need to get off this 'no Arabs were on that plane thing', as they clearly were. I'm wondering who funded 9/11, besides the ISI. And why was Atta's main contacts European men and not Arabs?

Then you have no problem

Then you have no problem re-opening 9-11 to resolve these issues.

I'm responding to David who

I'm responding to David who is a friend of S.King obviously. 9/11myths is their favorite website obviously but the point is, re-open the investigation. That's reasonable, isn't it folks?

anon, I believe so.

anon, I believe so.

anyone who links to

anyone who links to or is suspect. thats all im saying.they cant stop us........

LIHOP - Let it happen on

LIHOP - Let it happen on purpose.

MIHOP - Make it happen on purpose.

Is there HIHOP - Help it happen on purpose? I think the NeoCons instigated, encouraged, and/or assisted some junior terrorists to carry out 9/11, via PsyOps no doubt.

David, I've seen the fake

David, I've seen the fake December 2001 "Osama bin Laden" video tape which used the "fat bin Laden" actor as it was played on national television. Even then it was obvious to anyone with eyes to see that there was not the slightest snowball's chance in Hell that that was Osama bin Laden. Trying to claim they are the same person is tantamount to claiming that George Washington is Donald Duck.

Anonymous, the "NeoCons"

Anonymous, the "NeoCons" didn't do anything without being told to do it by the globalist elite, just like the Democrats.

The current Democrats are

The current Democrats are nothing more than "Republican Lite" to me.

@ David: Muhahaha. Try this



The only thing more

The only thing more revealing than the content of The Fake Osama Video is the fact that no one in the television business has ever noticed (and said anything about) it!

Same as with Bush's Incriminating 9/11 Witness Statements.

Same as with The Naudet Video.

I sure do recognize the 'need' for an enemy to hate, and even the hat and beard, just not the guy wearing them...