Osama: More Bounty, More Baloney

Osama: More Bounty, More Baloney

Kurt Nimmo, Another Day in the Empire

July 14, 2007

It is politics as usual. In order to hype the "war on terror" angle over what is perceived as a floundering effort in Iraq—in fact, the effort in Iraq is a smashing (no pun intended) success, as it has destroyed the country—the "U.S. Senate on Friday voted to double the bounty on Osama bin Laden to $50 million and require President George W. Bush to refocus on capturing him after reports al Qaeda is gaining strength," according to Reuters. "By a vote of 87-1, the Senate set the reward for the killing or capture, or information leading to the capture, of the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States."

Of course, there is no evidence Osama bin Laden had anything to do with nine eleven and the government refuses to provide any, beyond pointing to a handful of obviously faked video and audio tapes.

Moreover, as the Arab and Asian media reported years ago, Osama bin Laden died in December, 2001, in Afghanistan. "A prominent official in the Afghan Taleban movement announced yesterday the death of Osama bin Laden, the chief of al-Qa’da organization, stating that bin Laden suffered serious complications in the lungs and died a natural and quiet death. The official, who asked to remain anonymous, stated to The Observer of Pakistan that he had himself attended the funeral of bin Laden and saw his face prior to burial in Tora Bora," al-Wafd, an Egyptian newspaper, reported on December 26, 2001.

It should be recalled that even the neocon-infested Bush administration admitted on January 18, 2002, that bin Laden "needs dialysis every three days," as reported by CNN, and "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," according to an unnamed U.S. official. As any doctor will tell you, hemodialysis, or renal dialysis, "is something that really is reserved for patients in end-stage renal failure. That means their kidneys have just completely shut down," as Dr. Sanjay Gupta notes. It is, to say the least, absurd to believe "al-Qaeda" would be able to keep a dying Osama on a complicated dialysis machine in a cave situated in a remote mountainous area of one of the most backward countries in the world. It is not, as the above quoted Bush factotum indicates, an "issue," it is rather an impossibility.


But never mind. None of this matters. It is simply more propaganda designed to scare witless American adults and small children, as the Senate, once again, tells us "al Qaeda is gaining strength," not unlike Orwell’s Emmanuel Goldstein, the stuff of two minute hate sessions on Fox News and CNN. In fact, the spooks are burning the midnight oil, cranking out "al-Sahab" propaganda tapes (the "al-Qaeda" supposed "propaganda unit" has issued 62 "messages" in just over six months this year), in order that terrorism remain front and center, never mind that the latest events attributed to "al-Qaeda," namely the lame "attack" on the Glasgow airport, are so inept as to be entirely laughable, that is to say they would be laughable if not for the fact such cartoonish antics are used to slowly rob us of our liberty and lock us up in a high-tech police state.

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