FBI Bin Laden Poster: No 9/11

Source: ksla.com

REPORTER: Jeff Ferrell

Long before the war in Iraq, the "War on Terror" began in Afghanistan and the hunt for Al Qaeda leader Usama Bin Laden. So, why then is there not a single reference to 9/11 on the FBI'S '10 Most Wanted' poster of Bin Laden?

First of all, it turns out, Bin Laden has never been indicted for the attacks of September 11th. The FBI poster reads: "Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world."

Regarding the 9/11 omission in the FBI poster, Special Agent Sheila Thorne in the bureau's New Orleans office told us quote, "the indictment could be superceded if necessary." In other words, charges relating to September 11th could be 'tacked on' later-- for something described as 'The Pearl Harbor of our generation.'

So, we decided to contact the White House for their reaction to the 9/11 omission in the FBI poster. But when we told Blair Jones in the White House press office that we wanted a statement 'independent' of anything the FBI told us, Jones said quote, "we speak with one voice."

You may remember, it was just nine days after 9/11 that the President addressed a joint session of Congress where he blamed Al Qaeda, even mentioning its leader Usama Bin Laden by name. Then came December 13th, 2001, when the Pentagon released Bin Laden's so-called confession video. The FBI even revised Bin Laden's poster two months after September 11th. And five years later there's still no 9/11 reference.

We asked retired Barksdale Air Force Base Brig. General Peyton Cole, the former Commander of the 2nd Bomb Wing and its fleet of B-52 bombers, for his reaction on the omission. General Cole told us, "it's puzzling and begs the question why not?"

FBI Special Agent Thorne called KSLA News 12 right before news time, telling us that our question is not one the FBI should answer. Thorne told us the decision whether to indict Usama Bin Laden for the 9/11 attacks is made by the U.S. Justice Department. We'll keep you posted

The video

The video of that report is on their front page. Just so you guys know.

Can someone...

Grab that?

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

Khalid Sheik Mohamed

I think it's worth remembering that even though Bush & Co. named OBL immediately following the attacks, they didn't really have even a cover story for that public incrimination until they allegedly interviewed KSM two years later. Remember, the FBI director said in April 2002 that the FBI had no legal proof connecting OBL or the 19 names to the crimes of 9/11. In a remarkable turn of fortune, they allegedly arrested KSM and he spilled the beans on the plot. Without his alleged confession, there isn't even a whiff of a cover story.

Chapter 5 of the 9/11 Commission Report states that while the report uses KSM's alleged testimony extensively, the commission did not interview KSM, did not interview his alleged interrogators, and had no way of corroborating KSM's alleged testimony.

My point is, not only is OBL not indicted for the crimes of 9/11, the government did not even have a cover story before about 2003. What incredible luck that they captured KSM and he provided a wealth of confession just in time to author the 9/11 Commission Report.

KSM show trial upcoming

KSM will get a trial similar to what we saw with Moussaoui, or even worse: This fellow will for no sane reason admit *everything* thinkable - or they'll pretend that he did behind closed doors of a secret tribunal. Remember Moussaoui, how he claimed to have met OBL, to have plottet to fly a 747 into the White House, to be real mean, to be "Al Qaeda". And the so called "evidence" for it was the long known videos and photos of the crash site at the Pentagon and the Shanksville (UFO-) crash site - what does this prove with regards to Moussaoui's guilt? Nothing, but it won't be questioned by any media outlet, and instead hyped as "damning evidence" and so KSM will get sentenced and it will be praised as a "victory for freedom".


I have a feeling we will never see KSM.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."


KSM is a dead man walking. Isn't it amazing how nobody wanted additional information on the 'bombs in the buildings" statement by G.W. in the Rose Garden on 9/15....c'mon George...what bombs? where? when? Journalists everywhere should be asking these questions. We are so owned.


great find jon, I sent him the muckraker article

considering their response to teamliberty was a little more poignant. "no hard evidence connecting bin laden to 9/11"

Ed Haas...

I think, has done some really good work with just this aspect of 9/11...

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."


There's no evidence against Osama or ANY other of the alleged "Al-Qaeda" types. Reading mainstream media stories on this just drives me bananas. See what I mean here:
It starts off by saying that Binalshibh "acknowledged" and "admitted" involvement, and you wonder how the reporters know that. Later the article says "alleged" involvement, on the basis of what the 9/11 Commission says that interrogators were supposedly told by prisoners. How's that for a chain of evidence? The Post says Binsalshibh is an acknowledged planner at the start, then allows that it's "alleged," and then on the basis of they (9/11 Comm) said that they (interrogators) said that they (prisoners) said. Phew!
Perhaps one of our demands should be for open, fair trials for all the accused, because the prisoner/military commission/Guantanamo/CIA secret jails issue is part of the 9/11 cover-up.

the power of myth.

Stealing the midterm elections and the power of myth

In researching the Bush administration’s manipulation of public perceptions, I came across an interesting summary of the State Department’s Philip Zelikow, who was executive director of the 9-11 Commission, that greatest of all charades.

According to Wikipedia: “Prof. Zelikow’s area of academic expertise is the creation and maintenance of, in his words, ‘public myths’ or ‘public presumptions’ which he defines as ‘beliefs (1) thought to be true (although not necessarily known with certainty) and (2) shared in common within the relevant political community.’ In his academic work and elsewhere he has taken a special interest in what he has called ‘searing’ or ‘molding’ events (that) take on 'transcendent’ importance and therefore retain their power even as the experiencing generation passes from the scene. . . . He has noted that ‘a history’s narrative power is typically linked to how readers relate to the actions of individuals in the history; if readers cannot make the connection to their own lives, then a history may fail to engage them at all.” (“Thinking about Political History” Miller center Report, winter 1999, p 5-7)

Isn’t that the same as saying there is neither history nor truth; that what is really important is the manipulation of epochal events so they serve the interests of society’s managers? Thus, it follows that if the government can create their own “galvanizing events,” then they can write history any way they choose.

If that’s the case, then perhaps the entire war on terror is cut from whole cloth; a garish public relations maneuver devoid of meaning.

Wikipedia helps to clarify this point by adding: “In the Nov-Dec 1998 issue of Foreign Affairs he (Zelikow) co-authored (with the former head of the CIA) an article entitled 'Catastrophic Terrorism' in which he speculated that if the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center had succeeded, ‘the resulting horror and chaos would have exceeded our ability to describe it. Such an act of catastrophic terrorism would be a watershed event in American history. It could involve loss of life and property unprecedented in peacetime and undermine America’s fundamental sense of security, as did the Soviet atomic bomb test in 1949. Like Pearl Harbor, the event would divide our past and future into a before and after. The United States might respond with draconian measures scaling back civil liberties, allowing wider surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects and use of deadly force.” (Philip Zelikow, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

That was written in 1998!

Amazing. It is almost like Zelikow knew what was going to happen on 9-11 and was drawing attention to the “draconian measures” (scaling back civil liberties) which may seem attractive to ruling elites in the policy establishment.

Now, (coincidentally) everything has evolved almost exactly as Zelikow predicted. Just like Pearl Harbor, 9-11 has “divided our past and future into a before and after.” The post-9-11 world relates to a world in which personal liberty is no longer protected, and where surveillance, detention and the use of deadly force are all permitted. It is a world in which “America’s fundamental sense of security” has been shattered and will continue to be shattered as a way of managing public opinion.

As Zelikow presciently implies, the post 9-11 world depends entirely on “public myths”; fairy tales invented by society’s supervisors which perpetuate the illusion of democracy, freedom and the rule of law.


Judith Miller

If I'm not mistaken, and for what it is worth, Judith Miller, the NY Times reporter who was a cheerleader for the invasion of Iraq, was in attendance at that Miller Center conference organized by Zelikow in 1998 or 1999. It's not proof of anything, but I find it interesting that those two people were explicitly named in the conference papers.

Naturally, all of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Report were ideas that Zelikow publicly floated prior to 9/11. Also, notice how Zelikow references overcoming "imagination" (to prepare for catastrophic terrorism) in that FA piece. The same language returns in the 9/11 Report. It was a "failure of imagination."

Yes, the failure of the broader public to imagine treason.

Judy Miller was an important

Judy Miller was an important piece of the war puzzle. shes a bigger player than people think. i thought it was utterly hilarious when the media was going around calling her a hero of first amendment rights. the woman is a traitor and a liar, and the so called "liberal media" that isnt really liberal at all was holding her up as some hero. all she did was cover Cheney and others asses. pathetic. thats pretty interesting that she was at that conference with Zelikow.

Judy Miller

was also the woman who received David Kellys last e-mail before he "commit suicide", saying "there are many dark actors playing games".

You bet she was one of them.

Yes....and if you look

Yes....and if you look carefully on the FBI website, NOBODY is wanted for the crimes of 9/11. Yet they just got finished indicting Adam Gadahn (the American) for appearing in an al Qaeda video.

Where do you think their priorities lie?