Osama bin Laden “confession video” unplugged

Osama bin Laden “confession video” unplugged

"...On July 18, 2006 the United States Department of Defense received an amended Freedom of Information Act request made to it by the Muckraker Report. In this Muckraker Report FOIA request, the Department of Defense was asked to provide documents “related to the discovery of the December 13, 2001 Osama bin Laden video”; “that demonstrate chain of custody of the December 13, 2001 Osama bin Laden video from the time it was discovered in Afghanistan until it was released for media consumption”; “that reflect the purchase order and contract made by the U.S. government with George Michael, Diplomatic Language Services, and Dr. Kassem M. Wahba, Arabic language program coordinator, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University”; that demonstrate the authenticity process that the U.S. government undertook to authenticate the December 13, 2001 Osama bin Laden video”; and “that demonstrate the outcome of the U.S. government’s authenticity process.”

On Wednesday, September 13, 2006 the Muckraker Report received a response from the Department of Defense. Remember, the Department of Defense issued the press release that accompanied the release of this videotape. It also is the Department in the direct chain of command of the U.S. forces that allegedly obtained the videotape in Jalalabad, Afghanistan in late November 2001. This is the official response from the Department of Defense:

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs conducted a search of its files and located no records responsive to your request.

Please note that the Department of Defense is now on record as saying that it conducted a search of its files and located no records responsive to the Muckraker Report’s FOIA request to document the circumstances, logistics and dates surrounding the discovery of the videotape, nor has the Department of Defense located records demonstrating the authenticity process and authenticity of the December 13, 2001 Osama bin Laden “confession video” – a video that the U.S. government used to fully solidify already strong American support for the invasion of Afghanistan that began 68 days prior to the video’s release..."


Ed Haas strikes again.

OT: A sneak preview of the future...


"There's a shadow on the faces of the men who send the guns to the wars that are fought in places where their business interest runs."

Good Work, Muckraker, but differ from you conclusions:

This "tape" of OBL must be put in the following context: the first communciation from OBL was to DENY any involvement in 9/11. This has been ignored by Bushilter, etc. who have staked their careers on OBL's "confession".

Let's look at the reasonable inferences: since Bushitler staged 9/11, the denial from OBL seems more credible. It would make no sense for a fake video confession from OBL about 9/11 to be aired if he could subsequently air an video denying his inolvement.

Therefore, the most plausible hypothesis is this: OBL is dead, and he died BEFORE the "confession video" was "discovered". Perhaps he was blown to bits in an air raid, or captured and tortured to death (this would not achieve much, since he was not responsible for 9/11). It seems clear that a really "dead OBL" combined with a "virtual OBL" serves the Bushitler regimes interest best,

The other hypothesis, that of a video "sting" operation, implies that OBL is either responsible for 9/11, or is claiming he is in order to get the credit. However, based upon the multiple inconsistencies with the actor playing OBL, and the actual person, all this does not seem credible.

For example, assuming this is a "true confession", is it at all credible that the coked up gang of 19 who couldn't fly straight were actually told their final plans and objectives as they were BOARDING the planes? It is impossible to believe that with all the plans in the world these incompetent lap-dance afficionados could have carried out this mission: it is TOTALLY ABSURD to claim they were given their targets at the last second before boarding the planes.

tora bora

i'm not sure when or if bin laden died. i personally think he's probably dead by now, possibly even from natural causes from his kidney thing. But how does that tora bora timeline fit into it all? it's presented fairly well in 9/11 press for truth. So do you think he was in Tora Bora as the intelligence reports suggest and then escaped to Pakistan? Or maybe he died after the Tora Bora thing while in Pakistan? or maybe he's still alive... who knows i guess eh?


P.S. i've added a whole bunch of new videos to my site... here are a few i'd recomend if you havn't seen them yet.

Unprecedented - The 2000 Presidential Election (00:49:50)

The Iron Triangle: The Carlyle Group Exposed [VIDEO] (00:48:04) (only first 2 min in German, rest in english)

and for all you stoners...
POT-TV - History of Dick Cheney and the Illegal Drug Trade [VIDEO] (00:32:33)
(this guy lives in vancouver (where i live)...i actually met him a couple years back... pretty strange dude to say the least... hahah... but he's jokes)

here's my list of movies:

and 4 pages of videos

speaking of Carlyle:

Carlyle poised to bid for Libyan oil giant, says son of Gaddafi
US private equity giant Carlyle is in talks to acquire Libya's state-controlled oil refining and marketing operation, Tamoil.
Al-Saadi Gaddafi, the son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the country's long-time leader, said Carlyle was one of four or five groups involved in an international tender to buy 100 per cent of Tamoil. It is thought the business will fetch close to €3bn (£2bn).
Carlyles bloody fingerprints are everywhere........

OBL dead since 2001

he must have died in tora bora somewhere around December 2001, because there were no more video messages from the real OBL, that denied the 9/11 blame. I don't think Osama being still alive (and not in jail) would not allow Bush to spread this libel about him. He would have set the record straight with a new message. Now that he's dead they can spread any libel they want about him, because dead people 'don't talk'.

Agreed: They Axed Him and Iced Him..

...so they could thaw him out and serve him to us whenever the poltical necessity arose.

Imagine if Osama was alive, and spilled out in a video all the errands he ran for the Reich wing when Bushdaddy was Pres, and blew the whistle on the phony hijackers ? Imagine the thin Bin Laden putting out a video to demonstrate that the fat Bin Laden is a pig, stuffed and served by the same ghoulish chef-in-chief.

Yep, I'll second that. I

Yep, I'll second that. I think "The October Surprise" that Karl Rove mention recently could be the capture of a dead Osama.


I don't know if he died of natural causes or if he was murderd but you can bet the house he is dead. Just like Oswald he had to be eliminated because he knew way to much. I agree with Shalom. He could spill the beans and blow 9/11 wide open. (among other things)

Debunking Another 911 Flase Claim

The Fake Bin Laden Tape is down on the list of 911 importancy, but it's good to know that muckracker has nullified it already. Throw it in the Finished Bin.

America is over

An "ordinary" "trade" agreement or an explanation, a culmination of the past six years.
More at www.globalresearch.ca
Osama yo mama.
Weapons of mass distraction.

Osama is dead

I spotted this at cloak and dagger and I think it is true. http://cloakanddagger.de/CLOAKANDDAGGER.DE_TOM%20HENEGHAN/cloakanddagger...

OT: Alex Jones Showing 9/11 Bloggers Love

Big Ups to Dem Bruce Lee Styles for making the front page of INFOWARS.COM
with his 9/11 5th Anniversary tribute video!!!

Nuff respect!!!

Videos: Propaganda and Distraction

I agree that UBL is likely no longer among the living. But it doesn't really matter so much, because all these videos from UBL or other purported terrorists are most assuredly propaganda and distractions. Even if UBL was involved somehow in 9/11, arguing about this distracts us from pursuing the big fish, who are elites in our own country.

Do we still believe in Zeus, Poseidon or Beelzebub?

Humans are prone to erroneous beliefs, and for millenia this deficiency has been exploited by social elites who scheme against their subjects by taking advantage of an "appeal to authority" with regard the public's gullibility and willingness to believe superstitions.

We've all visited websites that debunk urban legends.

Osama Bin Laden's current status may be one of the greatest urban (and now global) legends in history. Alive, recently died or..... just a convenient myth, a psyops created by the clever elites in Washington to further their own agenda?

From the record, we know that Osama Bin Laden was a very sick man in 2001. He was suffering from renal failure. That much seems undisputed. The French media reported that he was treated in the American hospital in Dubai in mid July. The CIA has denied this event. Of course the CIA has also denied involvement in hundreds of incidents it's been involved in, so a CIA denial is meaningless.

Photos of Bin Laden taken in late 2001 show a man who is very ill.

Press reports in the Muslim world report Bin Laden's funeral occurred in December, 2001.

"You are welcome to your own beliefs, but not your own facts," is a famous dictum from Senator Patrick Moynihan speaking to American right wing politicians who seem to have absolutely no respect for the truth. Got WMDs?

My point is that it is highly likely, though unconfirmed, that Osama Bin Laden has become an urban legend. Indicators of this are the nature of the so-called communiques that Bin Laden purported issues before every U.S. election since 9/11 where Bin Laden is linking his world view to that of the Democratic Party. How convenient for myth-making elites, eh?

Furthermore, it is a known fact that U.S. military and intelligence (sic) community have in the past ruthlessly exploited relatives of their enemies. Oddly, this doesn't seem to be the case with the four reputed wives of Osama Bin Laden or of any of his children. If the Bushistas were sincere in trying to track down and arrest or kill Bin Laden, wouldn't a ruthless campaign against his immediate family be normal operating procedure? And, one might ask, why is this tactic not being pursued in the case of Osama Bin Laden?



mineta article

i'm writing an article about norman mineta's testimony... if anyone wants to have a read and give me some feedback, that'd be great... also, let me know if there's stuff i should add that i've missed... i'm especially looking for an ABC September 14th, 2002 article about the pentagon... the webarchive doesn't work for it


or ms word version



In a huge country, in a huge

In a huge country, in a huge city, in a house just like 1000s upon 1000s of others, in a cabinet, of all the possible other videos, OH LOOK I FOUND AN OBL CONFESSION TAPE!!!!


How much more of this crap will Americans take? Surely they cant be THAT mass bullshitnotized!

I cant even find video I own in MY video collection let alone in a foriegn counrty, city, house, cabinet!!



Stand for SOMETHING...or you'll fall for ANYTHING!!

yes, and how did they know

yes, and how did they know what was on the (VHS-)tape? Did they watch all the video tapes of every house they searched?

"Confession" tape forgery is a smoking gun

Here is an excellent analysis of Osama tapes.

Look at the photographs in the middle of the page.

"Confessing fatty bin Laden" has shorter nose from tip of the nose to the forehead than the others, whose pictures can be considered authentic.

"Confessing bin Laden" has a clear hollow in his nose bone bttween the eyes. The others (the evidently authentic) have straight nose bone ("ridge" of the nose bone) without any hollow or dent on it.

The 13 December "confession tape" is a smoking gun. It does not just make the proof of Osama guilt empty. It is an evidence of official forgery.. It is addtional prroof of the guilt of Department of Defense, which promoted this video, of its complisity in 9/11 crimes.

ps. Wizened, withered or cachectic Osama in the last evidently authentic tape vwas taken in November 2001, a little later and about the same time as the confession tape was said have been taken. It was shown in the end of December and the officials did not like it all in contrary to the promoted "confession tape".

The POINT that Ed is trying

The POINT that Ed is trying to make is that "the Department of Defense is now on record as saying that it conducted a search of its files and located no records responsive to the request to document the circumstances, logistics and dates surrounding the discovery of the videotape.....a video that the U.S. government used to fully solidify already strong American support for the invasion of Afghanistan that began 68 days prior to the video’s release..."

The characters that appear in the video are irrelevant. It's another one of the flim flam pieces of propaganda used to sell a war to a vulnerable (at the time) public.....and the dicks that released it are the same dicks that can't (or won't) say where they got it and when. THAT is the point!

Agree: Central Premise Is Bushitler Can't Prove Provenance

I totally agree - Muchraker has uncovered the shady background of this tape - I suppose we should hope for a "stealth" tape discovered in Des Moines that reveals Bushitler and Rummy joking about the last "nanosecond" of carnage in Iraq, while quaffing pints of human blood (which might have more veracity, come to think of it...)

What puts me off is the speculation about this tape being part of a "sting", which is even more far-fetched (US can pull off such a sting, but can't collar the perp...). The sting implies that OBL WAS responsible for 9/11, and that his absurd comments about giving the 19 cokeheads their final instructions as they were boarding the planes should be accepted.

....and furthermore...as we

....and furthermore...as we are bickering over whose theories are correct, effectively fighting amongst ourselves, 'economic unions' are popping up all over the place (African Union 2002) and we are next. The borders of this country are being erased....quietly and deliberately. The wheels were set in motion. The North American Union is a reality that many of us are overlooking because the gov't (and whoever) have manipulated the botched 911 slaughter into yet another misdirection play. These assholes are serious about disolving life as we once knew it in this country. And as long as we stand around and argue amongst each other, we are willing participants in mass manipulation techniques that these pigs have repeated time and time again. In my humble opinion, 911 merely pulled the trigger of the gun that shot this country and it's people in the back.

It's great we have massed in the numbers that we have. But we really need to focus on the REAL enemy and quit this face scratching and hair pulling. All the racial, sexual, personal habits, religious, and now theorectical indifferencs we have in this country did not happen by accident. We have been, are being, and will continue to be manipulated and ripped apart by the seams until we cave in (with little to no unity) to their dastardly agenda of a one world neo-communist regime. With all of these unions surfacing on the planet, has it ever occured to anyone what the word 'Union' implies? Here's a hint....Soviet Union.....hidden in plain view.


My father is a WWII and Korean War vet. He knows that history is repeating itself. This is the Soviet Union all over again, but as long as people are busy shopping and are more concerned with Paris Hilton's weekend soiree, it is a relatively easy task at hand for this rogue government.

Easy read: http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0324-09.htm

Another thing to think about...when you have a home invasion, the first thing you do to make sure it never happens again is to bolt the doors and hire a security company to protect your house. Our government did the opposite, because 9/11 was of no concern to them as a national security issue. Of course, we know why. Although I think allowing the floodgates of Mexico to open is another distraction for the American people, I fear the real reason may be that they are our replacements. Their hunger far exceeds ours. Does anyone else out there share this ominous viewpoint?

UBL Confessional Tape and strong beliefs.

Dear Friends,

I feel the need to set the record straight.

There is a set of beliefs within the 911truth community that are unshakable and have made their way into this blog.

These beliefs are based or articles written shortly after the tape aired with little research behind them. It was not an act of malice. Those who wrote the early articles had the right instincts and the best of intentions and would love to hear from them about what I have written.

The article "Osama's Confession; Osama's Reprieve" took six months of solid work over a period of a bit more than a year; nothing in the piece was put in there friverously.

I feel the need to address certain issues:

1. Fatty Osama, to cling to a single still extracted from the video where Osama's head is tilted backwards with a broad smile while all other angles show a regular Osama is rediculous. Also, all those who called him fat had accepted the Pentagon date of the tape as being Nov. 9, 2001 - huge mistake - and were comparing that single still to other images of Bin Laden from that period - the mistake is compounding - and as a result we have the myth of the fatty Osama.

2. Gold ring in right hand. The profet Mohammad wore a ring on his right hand and it is considered good muslim practice to wear a similar ring. Bin Laden was not breaking any muslim rules but following good muslim practice by wearing the ring. The more serious issue is the material, is it gold? As somone who worked for 6 years in a research and development lab that specializes in gold and silver, Handy and Harman was the company, I cannot honestly tell from the video if it is gold or silver. There is also the issue of "white balance". For those familiar with digital capture, white balance does effect the hue of certain colors, the whites in the video did have a pinkish hue and might be the reason gold was inferred. To cling to this as fact does a disservice to the truth.

3. Some of you said cool, but, why bring out the video issue now? because the analysis of the video uncovers a crime committed at a very high level in Washington. When the crime is viewed from a strictly American perspective, it is either dereliction of duty, or, high treason, and there is no statute of limitations on such a crime.

4. Unlike other theories of misconduct or criminal acts by those in government, all items in the article used to expose such acts are available to the media and law enforcement to test and probe and I challenge them to do so. All major news organizations have been contacted, presented with the material, and follow up with a call to the editors, Patrick Fitzgerald has received all drafts and raw material, the article was brought to the attention of selected congressmen and senators. Have you heard about the tape from any of them???

If you are interested in the truth and in punishing those among us who have committed serious crimes, temper your criticism, open your minds and weigh the implications of what has been presented to you.

Cannot tell you to accept what I have written or what Ed Haas has written as the absolute truth as much as accept that what has been presented is very strong gounds to request an official and independent inquiry by a special prosecutor; your help is needed to keep the pressure up and to get to the truth.

Regarding the 'fake' fat bin

Regarding the 'fake' fat bin Laden video linked here: http://www.911blogger.com/node/2618 here: http://www.911blogger.com/node/3159 and here: http://www.911blogger.com/node/6317

I have just read your article:

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/osamatape.html and this one: http://www.911myths.com/html/fake_video.html

You might find this interesting: http://www.muckrakerreport.com/id372.html ('Taking the fat out of the fat bin Laden confession video' by Ed Haas)

Even Islamists argue that it is real: http://revolution.thabaat.net/?p=791

But I write the below to show that this tape is still important in the media/government misinformation reporting:

We may have been duped on the "Fatty Bin Laden" front. HOWEVER, The problem is that knowing the video is REALLY Bin Laden doesn't "hurt" anything for us. Once you dig into it, you actually see how audio was manipulated and frames were missing or deleted.

Many experts have come to that conclusion. THAT is why they don't want attention on it. They don't want questions into... 1) what sting operation was going on and why does the camera pan in third person?
1a) Sting operation: so they knew where he was but chose to let him go and invade anyway.
2) If it was a sting or information gathering session, where did Osama go, and what was the nature of the operation.
3) What was REALLY discussed on the film, and who was responsible for the false interpretation.
4)Why the vague description and cutaways when discussing relevant parts.
5) And my personal observed anomaly....who or what is "MOTHER".
6) The taping was a sting operation that involved U.S. and Saudi and/or Pakistani intelligence – which means that the United States had Osama bin Laden in its sights prior to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan but passed on capturing or killing him in favor of invading. This is paramount! If bin Laden would have been captured or killed prior to the invasion of Afghanistan there would have no justification remaining to invade Afghanistan. If the independent media can further substantiate the actual taping date and that the taping was indeed part of a sting operation – what we will have on our hands is a provably case of high treason against the Bush Administration that will not be easily dismissed.
We gotta stop hanging this one out there, Mike Rivero and many others were wrong on this, but it doesn't change anything. It's proven misinfo and the new facts should be focused on.
It may be real, and Osama may be real in it. However, this still remains a problem regarding it - Osama is real but audio is wrong, video is chopped, etc.

Regarding the controversial above tape, on December 20, 2001, German TV channel “Das Erste” broadcast its analysis of the White House’s translation of the videotape. On the program “Monitor”, two independent translators and an expert on oriental studies found the White House’s translation to be not only inaccurate, but also manipulative saying “At the most important places where it is held to prove the guilt of bin Laden, it is not identical with the Arabic” and that the words used that indicate foreknowledge can not be heard at all in the original Arabic.

Prof. Gernot Rotter, professor of Islamic and Arabic Studies at the Asia-Africa Institute at the University of Hamburg said “The American translators who listened to the tapes and transcribed them apparently wrote a lot of things in that they wanted to hear but that cannot be heard on the tape no matter how many times you listen to it.”: http://web.archive.org/web/20021218105636/www.wdr.de/tv/monitor/beitraeg...

Researchers in Switzerland have questioned the authenticity of the recent audio recording attributed to Osama Bin Laden: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/2526309.stm

Arabist Dr. Abdel El M. Husseini stated: “This translation is very problematic. At the most important places where it is held to prove the guilt of bin Laden, it is not identical with the Arabic.”

Even if we were wrong on this one, there is STILL overwhelming evidence that this tape has been misused (as shown in bits by the media and government) based on the above, even if it is genuine - but the new evidence is when it is watched in full.

"Truth Does Not Fear Investigation No Matter Who It Offends"