President Ahmadinejad: Rest assured that Osama Bin Laden is in Washington D.C.

(small) excerpt from: Transcript: George Stephanopoulos Interviews Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

ABC News website, 5 May 2010

"Good Morning America" anchor George Stephanopoulos interviewed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a day after Ahmadinejad spoke before the U.N.'s conference on the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Monday, claiming his country's nuclear program was not a threat to global security, but the United States' is.

The following is an excerpt from the transcript of the interview, which took place on Tuesday, May 4, 2010.


STEPHANOPOULOS: One final question. There's a new documentary out that says that Osama Bin Laden is living in Tehran. And the subject of the documentary, a man named Alan Parrot, one of the world's foremost falconers living in Iran, says he's spoken to Osama bin Laden several times since 2003. Is Osama bin Laden in Tehran?

AHMADINEJAD: Your question is laughable.


AHMADINEJAD: The U.S. government has invaded Afghanistan in order to arrest Bin Laden. They probably know where Bin Laden is. If they don't know he is, why did they invade? Could we know the intelligence?

STEPHANOPOULOS: I think if they knew, they would find him. They would get him.

AHMADINEJAD: First they should have tried to find his location, then invade, those who did not know about his location first they invaded and then they tried to find out where he is, is that logical? Do you think this is logical?

STEPHANOPOULOS: What I think is that you didn't answer my question. Is he in Tehran or not?

AHMADINEJAD: Our position is quite clear. Some journalists have said Bin Laden is in Iran. These words don't have legal value. Our position towards Afghanistan and against terrorism is quite clear.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Is it true or not?

AHMADINEJAD: Maybe you know, but I don't know.

STEPHANOPOULOS: I'm asking you. You're the President of Iran.

AHMADINEJAD: I don't know such a thing, you are giving news which is very strange.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So, let me ask it a different way. If you did know that Osama bin Laden was in Tehran, would you show him hospitality? Would you expel him? Would you arrest him?

AHMADINEJAD: I heard that Osama bin Laden is in the Washington, D.C.

STEPHANOPOULOS: No, you didn't.

AHMADINEJAD: Yes, I did. He's there. Because he was a previous partner of Mr. Bush. They were colleagues in fact in the old days. You know that. They were in the oil business together. They worked together. Mr. Bin Laden never cooperated with Iran but he cooperated with Mr. Bush--

STEPHANOPOULOS: I'll ask one more time and then I'll let you go. If you knew that Osama bin Laden was in Tehran, which you say you don't. If you knew, would you expel him? Would you arrest him? Would you show him hospitality?

AHMADINEJAD: Our borders, our borders are closed to the illegal entry of anyone. Anyone who that may be. Whether it's the three American mountaineers, Mr. Bin Laden or anyone else. The borders are closed. Our position is clear.

I'm quite surprised, to see that you adjust your daily lives based on the news that is being broadcast. I'm concerned that the government of the United States takes positions based on such news. If it is so, it is too bad. The news must be accurate and accountable, otherwise it will disrupt the relations between the nations. Just like this, did the government of the United States knew about the location of Mr. Bin Laden? And you said, "No, they went to find out." Well, first you locate--

STEPHANOPOULOS: They lost the trail.

AHMADINEJAD: --to find out they have invaded Afghanistan. First they have to find out his location and then invade. It's like for a judge to arrest someone and then go after the evidence.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But you deny categorically that he's in Tehran today? He is not-- Osama bin Laden is not in Tehran today?

AHMADINEJAD: Rest assured that he's in Washington. I think there's a high chance he's there.

STEPHANOPOULOS: I don't agree.

Thank you for your time, Mr. President.


The video of this interview is available at:

What a bunch of BS

If Big Bin is in Washington, I am Santa Claus. The man has been dead for about 9 years. Where do they get this stuff. Oh by the way, I spotted Elvis the other day.

OBL: W.O.T Asset #1: keep him alive at all costs, even if dead!

Although Ahmadinejad was probably responding to Stephanopoulos' silly question with an equally silly, off-the-cuff answer, it's not as far fetched as that. A more likely interpretation (IMHO) is that OBL is not physically "in Washington DC", but is in US custody, if still alive. If he's dead, this his (preserved) corpse is most probably in secure US custody. The probability that OBL "is not on the loose" does gel with a number of known facts and reports:

*His last reported sighting was in hospital in a Rawalpindi military/intelligence facility staffed by both US and Pakistani agents, the former who reported back to DC on a daily basis.
*There's a $25,000,000 reward on offer for his capture, dead or alive. Apparently nobody in Afghanistan or Pakistan for the past 8.5 years is interested in becoming very wealthy for little effort.
*Sibel Edmonds (former FBI Turkish American translator) claimed that OBL was working as US proxy right up to 9/11. (Probably since then as well!).
*US troops, amazingly, managed to "fail to capture him" having surrounded him on no less than 4 separate occasions. Is this amount of repeated incompetence on the part of the US military, regarding the *sole reason* we were given that Afghanistan was invaded a probability? No chance.
*George W. Bush said unequivocally, on *two* occasions that "I am not particularly interested in Osama bin Laden", or "I am not really worried by Osama bin Laden". Unless he is in secret custody, or dead, these statements are bizarre, considering that the US presence in Afghanistan was justified to the American people by the famous "smoking gun" videotape in which bin Laden confesses prior knowledge of the 9/11 attacks.
*The corporate media is so invested in the "war on terror" that Osama bin Laden and his image need to be maintained? Perhaps stories of bin Laden (and his aide Dr. Zawahiri) are reliable ratings fodder...

Another fact, rarely aired:
*OBL is apparently an expert horseman, and horseback riding in the rugged mountainous regions on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border is his preferred means of transport (little else is possible, there being few paved roads in the region). Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, when the Bush Administration was actually displaying "intention to capture" OBL, a plan was presented to senior Pentagon officials to send in a team of expert US military endurance equestrian personnel with accompanying support, and being provided with the best intelligence available. This request was flatly turned down by top Pentagon brass, even though it has been suggested that this would have been the best way of getting OBL.

This is the tip of the iceberg of all the information out there that logically suggests to us that OBL is far less of an enemy of the United States than has been suggested by the media and successive administrations. In all likelihood, he is considered "ASSET #1" in maintaining the media and government sponsored campaign of keeping the (most gullible portions of) the US public on edge (read terrorized).

Ahmadinejad is correct. The

Ahmadinejad is correct. The dead man OBL exists,today, only in the lies of the US Government in Washington DC!

The Flesh & Blood UBL is DEAD...

The Mythical Boogieman IS on Life Support in DC.

The scary part of this whole thing is...

Not so much what Amadinejad is saying but Stephonapolis. OBL in Tehran? Does Stephonapolis really believe that? Is this the next big lie? Iran rhettoric is everywhere lately. Notice the "clean energy" commercials about giving Iran all this money for oil accusing it as the "number one exporter of terrorism". I have seen them quite a bit lately. Its being subjected into the American psyche as they set up the next patsy. The will sell us jobs building infrastructure for wind and solar farms while fight the evil oil, terrorist empire of Iran. Once Iran is in our pocket after "regime change" and "democracy" is brought to the middle east, we'll have Iraq, Kuwait. Iran, Saudi Arabia, all in our fold. That's 1/3 of OPEC? I can't go through the rest of the list now but an point can be made that this could be part of the overall global plan? Coincidence.. I don't know.. just thinking out loud.. but keep this one in mind..

"It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear."
-- Gen. Douglas MacArthur

We can't let them talk this country into war with Iran, the madness has to end before it consumes itself.

peace all


I agree. The sad part is that

I agree. The sad part is that the Truth Movement will be partly to blame when the bombs start falling & the innocents start dying in Iran because we spent all of our time talking about building collapses and then pulling out pictures and pointing to puffs of dust. When we should have been talking about the collapse of the USSR how it happened and what it meant and then pulling out a map of the Middle East and Central Asia and pointing out the chess board moves we've made that were only possible because of 911. It would do more good at this point to parade down the street with a banner showing a map of Afghanistan,Iraq and Iran and pointing out how we have systematically surrounded Iran since 911 (what percentage of Americas do you suppose could even find those 3 countries on a map?) at least then when people went home & turned on the TV and heard the anti Iran propaganda they could understand why they should question it.

True, sadly

We should also concentrate more on pointing out the atrocities and the human suffering that have been legitimated by 9/11. That is, the emotional aspects that people need in addition to cold facts.

All the OPEC countries together should launch a new investigation of 9/11. They should understand the importance of removing the legitimation for their subjugation.

Don't see it

There's been no shortage of revealing the sufferings of these wars on the part of activists in the antiwar movement. But as we know, this same movement has almost uniformly eihter not questioned the official 9/11 story (at most giving it a 'blowback' spin) or has not considered the defects of the official story to be sufficiently important to the antiwar cause (yes, even despite the fact that this story is understood to be the overarching rationale for the 'war that will not end in our lifetime'). Result: The government has been able to maintain the support of a sufficient portion of the US public who are not unaware of the destruction and awfulness of war, but who nonetheless accept that 'we have to do something,' 'there,' to keep from having to fight 'them' 'here.'

So I am not persuaded that the 9/11 truth movement will be partly to blame in the event of war against Iran. To end the wars, you have to undermine the myths and ideologies that sustain them, and that is precisely what the 9/11 truth movement does--exposing the falsity of the view that the destructive acts of 9/11 somehow originated 'over there,' where 'they' live. I see no blame whatever attributable to a movement for concentrating on exposing the official 9/11 lies (the antiwar movement sure wasn't doing that!), most certainly including those about what happened at the WTC.

This is hilarious!

I can't believe it... is this a spoof?

If this interview really took place, it has to be one of the funniest interviews ever.

That Ahmadinejad is brilliant!

Is Ahmandinejad Spoofing Stephanopoulos?

I haven't watched the interview and therefore haven't seen Ahmadinejad's body language. But the interview reads as though Ahmadinejad is totally spoofing Stephanopoulos. And Stephanopoulos doesn't even seem to be aware of it. The MSM snippets of the interview paint Ahmadinejad as a wacko. But it's Stephanopoulos who seems the fool. Does anyone know where to find a video clip of the full interview?

The Full Interview

Here's the full interview:

My take. Stephanopoulos tried to corner Ahmadinejad. But Ahmadinejad turned it around and Stephanopoulos had to laugh it off in the end. Stephanopoulos knew Ahmadinejad's claim was as valid (or silly) as his own.


AHMADINEJAD: I heard that Osama bin Laden is in the Washington, D.C.
STEPHANOPOULOS: No, you didn't.

Stephanopoulos called PRESIDENT Ahmadinejad a liar?

Could you imagine if Stephanopoulos told the Queen of England or some other nation's head of state that he or she did not hear what that person claims to have heard? Suppose Barry Obama reported that he heard the President of Poland was assassinated and George Stephanopoulos replied 'No, you didn't'. Boy George would be out of a job the next day.


"is this a spoof?"
The sad thing is, probably 75% of the population will eat this propaganda like it's candy coated snack food.
Even though the traditional media is shrinking, the majority have been conditioned from birth to trust the idiot box and not think about what;s being said.
This is CIA propaganda at its most obvious and cheesiest.

Media promotes far-fetched ‘bin Laden in Iran’ report By Muriel

RAW STORY: Media promotes far-fetched ‘bin Laden in Iran’ report

By Muriel Kane
Thursday, May 6th, 2010

According to a new documentary, Osama bin Laden has been living in Iran's capital of Tehran with his family since 2003, enjoying the protection of the Revolutionary Guard and regularly taking part in the elite sport of falcon hunting.

great points Dtg and Waitew,

when trying to explain the Iran predicament to the geographically challenged I ask them to imagine China invaded Mexico nine years ago, bulit many permanent bases and then 7 years ago they invaded Canada, also buildoing permanent bases.

Note: this obviously only works if they know where Mex/Cand are.

And that energy commercial is terrible. Who wrote it Mossad? Not one word about clean power will help end global warming. No mention or picture of any other "bad guys" just 3 different cuts to Ahmadinejad.

Let's be very clear> Iran is not a threat to the US in any way shape or form. The IAEA has agreed they are not building a bomb. They do however sponsor many people in the region working against Zionistas attempts to cleanse Palestine of Palestinians.

We caked walk into Afghn/Iraq. Neither had much of an army after years systematic degradation. Iran is different.
Israel could not order American troops into Iran without a draft.

Russia and China are not going to let Iran be attacked and sit idly by.

Star Wars

GStep: "These aren't the droids your looking for." Yes, the Iran propaganda is heating up. Wow.
Doesn't GStep know we've seen this movie before. We will not be fooled. GStep is no Obi Wan Kenobi. We will not be Jedi mind tricked! Maybe Bin Laden is in Wyoming with Darth Cheney, or on a ranch in Texas. If I ever see GStep in public he'll get a tongue lashing the from me the size of a wookie. Fight on my friends. "No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

More truth than from our politicians

Tongue firmly in cheek from Ahmadinejad, with more than a hint of what he's really trying to say. The Iranian leader seems to be getting bolder and more explicit lately, giving us here a definite reference to the lies of the American corporate media about 911. He is right to deride this silly question designed to demonise his country. It reminds me of the political lies about Iraq's supposed support for terrorists before the war. The Iranian Pres. speaks truth. What a pity we cannot say the same thing about our own political leaders.


is trying to wag war on Iran, but is looking like a fool.

Need to send M. Ahmadinejad David Ray Griffins latest book ...

Herblay FRANCE

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does not seem to know that Bin Laden ls very likely dead. We will have to get prof David Ray Griffin to send him his book

and also a link to so that he can be more informed and see how the better part of America is struggling to get the truth out about 911.
When are we going to see Iraniens participating in the debate on 911blogger ?



He Knows. His statement means...

everything "Bin Laden" is coming out of Washington.

Sorry error double submission ?

Sorry error double submission ?