Osama Bin Laden

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This appears to be a transcript from a talk John Pilger gave to promote his new book, Freedom Next Time.

"Many people who regard themselves on the left supported Bush's attack on Afghanistan. That the CIA had supported Osama Bin Laden was ignored, that the Clinton administration had secretly backed the Taliban, even giving them high-level briefings at the CIA, is virtually unknown in the United States. The Taliban were secret partners with the oil giant Unocal in building an oil pipeline across Afghanistan. And when a Clinton official was reminded that the Taliban persecuted women, he said, "We can live with that." There is compelling evidence that Bush decided to attack the Taliban not as a result of 9-11, but two months earlier, in July of 2001. This is virtually unknown in the United States - publicly. Like the scale of civilian casualties in Afghanistan. To my knowledge only one mainstream reporter, Jonathan Steele of the Guardian in London, has investigated civilian casualties in Afghanistan, and his estimate is 20,000 dead civilians, and that was three years ago."

http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2008/04/04/news0630.htm

Zawahiri: Osama is 'well and healthy' (late April Fool's joke?)

http://www.timesnow.tv/Newsdtls.aspx?NewsID=6954

Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is "healthy and well," the network's number two leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has said in an audio message today (April 3), according to a US group monitoring Islamist websites.

"Sheikh Osama bin Laden is healthy and well by the grace of Allah," Zawahiri said yesterday in the audio released by Al-Qaeda's media arm, As-Sahab, according to a transcript provided by IntelCentre.

"The prejudiced ones always try to spread false information about him being ill, but even if Osama bin Laden doesn't become ill, he must die one day, whereas Allah's religion will remain until Allah inherits the Earth and everything on it," he said.

The health of Al-Qaeda's elusive leader, who is believed to be hiding somewhere in the porous border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan, is the subject of widespread speculation.

Bin Laden has claimed responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, which killed nearly 3,000 people and prompted the US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

Zawahiri: UN enemy of Islam

Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri has launched a blistering attack on the United

Cheney says Bin Laden Innocent of 9/11

After discussing this interview clip from March 29, 2006 with friends, family and 9/11 researchers, I was surprised that so many people I know had not heard the archived audio from the Tony Snow Show, nor read the transcript available on the White House website with Cheney submitting that bin Laden had nothing to do with the September "attacks" in his response to the question on Iraq. Maybe you've heard it or have seen the humorous animation put to the audio interview clip, but I have yet to find anyone in my research circles who have heard it. But for so many of us, looking at so much information for so long, it is easy to miss things as I have so many times in this research deluge, and probably have done so once again.

Australian lawyers question Bin Laden involvement

February 27, 2008: Lawyers of twelve men on trial for terror charges have questioned Osama Bin Laden’s involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

http://video.msn.com/dw.aspx?mkt=sv-se&from=truveo&vid=69237209-9b59-4dde-8215-8464cc727592

(best viewed in Explorer)

There is a 30 seconds long commercial in the beginning.

I didn't manage to extract the actual video from MSN but perhaps someone else knows how to? Could be useful to post on YouTube etc.

/M

The "ongoing criminal investigation" tactic

At HuffingtonPost, Joseph Palermo discusses Allen Raymond's book, How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative. One tactic he describes involves obstruction from the Department of Justice:

"Raymond describes how the Bush Justice Department essentially obstructed justice by blocking Democratic attempts to depose New Hampshire Republican Party officials about Raymond's illegal phone-jamming system. The Department of Justice under Attorney General John Ashcroft stopped the deposition "on the grounds that it would interfere with the ongoing criminal investigation." In the years since 2002, that tactic -- claiming no investigation can be conducted because it might interfere with an ongoing investigation -- has become a Bush staple in covering up crimes ranging from the illegal use of torture and warrantless surveillance, to the leaking of a CIA agent's identity and the disappearance of White House phone and email logs. It's all spin; the fabled "permanent campaign" in operation."

Charlie Wilson vs Osama bin Laden

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-major-r-owens/charlie-wilson-vs-osama-b_b_79201.html

Short, straight, and to the point.

Charlie Wilson vs Osama bin Laden

Posted January 2, 2008 | 10:40 AM (EST)

The movie Charlie Wilson's War is good light hearted entertainment which can also trigger a serious discussion about a pivotal and painful event in recent history. It is based on a book which records the true story, a sober, almost unbelievable account of one man's power to earmark billions of dollars with the help of the Speaker of the House whose motivation was to protect a "good buddy" from embarrassment.

Charlie Wilson, described by Molly Ivins as a "pussy hound" is a swashbuckling, heavy drinking, dope sniffing all American Texan that the guys in the bar can admire.

When told stories of the Soviets cutting the throats of children and bayoneting babies in the wombs of Afghan women, Charlie appropriately weeps.

After brief moments of culture at the Kennedy Center he works out sexually in his well placed Washington apartment. We cheer for Charlie and hope that he'll stay sober and score big.

Musharraf: Pakistan isn't hunting Osama

(Well, apparently Morgan Spurlock isn't the only one not looking for Osama Bin Laden. The guy is probably dead anyhow. Bush and Musharraf seem to be of one mind on this one. -rep.)

Musharraf: Pakistan isn't hunting Osama

PARIS - Pervez Musharraf says he still gets the question a lot: When will Osama bin Laden and his top deputy be caught? The Pakistani president insists it's more important for his 100,000 troops on the Afghan border to root out the Taliban than search for al-Qaida leaders.

That bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri are still at large "doesn't mean much," the former general said Tuesday on the second day of a swing through Europe. He suggested they are far less a threat to his regime than Taliban-linked militants entrenched in Pakistan's west.

Bin Laden and al-Zawahri are believed to be hiding somewhere in the lawless tribal areas along Afghanistan's frontier with Pakistan.

"The 100,000 troops that we are using ... are not going around trying to locate Osama bin Laden and Zawahri, frankly," Musharraf told a conference at the French Institute for International Relations. "They are operating against terrorists, and in the process, if we get them, we will deal with them certainly." ...

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080122/ap_on_re_eu/europe_musharraf;_ylt=Ag392cwd82kZ7R9Lff7Epkqs0NUE

Kristina Borjesson: Morphing Osama

I found this prominently as a guest contribution on Buzzflash.
They seem to be more and more inclined to go towards 9/11 truth

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Kristina Borjesson

Late in December 2007, The Associated Press reporter Salah Nasrawi wrote a story about a Bin Laden audiotape that had just been released. Headlined "Bin Laden Threatens Israel, Warns Iraqis," Nasrawi's piece details Osama's dire threats to expand al Qaeda's jihad in Israel and to "liberate Palestine, the whole of Palestine from the (Jordan) river to the sea," threatening "blood for blood, destruction for destruction."

Then, 11 paragraphs down, Nasrawi writes: "The authenticity of the tape could not be independently confirmed. But the voice resembled that of bin Laden. The tape was posted on an Islamic militant Web site where al-Qaida's media arm, Al-Sahab, issues the group's messages."

Osama and the CIA sponsored "War on Terrorism": Americans are being killed by American trained Islamists

Osama and the CIA sponsored "War on Terrorism": Americans are being killed by American trained Islamists

by Peter Chamberlin, Global Research, January 6, 2008

Apparently, Osama bin Laden and former CIA agent Michael Scheuer have a mutual respect for each other's intellect. In one of bin Laden's latest videos, he said,

"If you would like to get to know some of the reasons for your losing of your war against us, then read the book of Michael Scheuer in this regard."

Here is Scheuer's take on Osama:

"For nearly a decade now, bin Laden demonstrated patience, brilliant planning, managerial expertise, sound strategic and tactical sense, admirable character traits, eloquence, and focused, limited war aims. He has never, to my knowledge, behaved or spoken in a way that could be described as irrational in the extreme."

Here we have a "former" CIA man, claiming to be an opponent of administration war policies, speaking as a foremost expert on bin Laden, because of his position on the "bin Laden unit." He validates the latest bin Laden videos with his expertise, without ever acknowledging facts about al Qaida and their leader – the nature of the real threat vs. the created perception, the death of bin Laden, al Qaida the database, the builders and instructors of the Pakistani/Afghani insurgent training camps. In his book Imperial Hubris, written under the penname "Anonymous," Scheuer paints a shocking portrait of camps that he claims were built by bin Laden, when, in truth, he knows that these are all CIA built facilities, including the notorious Tora Bora (where bin Laden is allegedly buried), the camps in the Swat Valley in Northwest Pakistan, the scene of ongoing confrontations and under the watchful eyes of a new American super base which is under construction near there...

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http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7733

BBC Caught Redhanded Censoring - Benazir Bhutto saying Bin Laden murdered omitted from BBC video

This is the edited and censored version straight from the BBC's website. They have completely and cleverly edited out Benazir Bhutto saying Omar Sheikh was the man who murdered Osama Bin Laden.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_7070000/newsid_7075800/7075843.stm?bw=nb&mp=wm&news=1&ms3=6&ms_javascript=true&nol...

And here is the original version:

And the user has also made a video with both versions to compare here:

***MUST WATCH*** Benazir Bhutto 2nd November 2007: "Omar Sheikh, the man who murdered Osama Bin Laden"

One of the most astonishing video clips you are likely to see. In an interview with Sir David Frost on Al Jazeera 2 months ago, Benazir Bhutto casually let it slip in passing that Osama Bin Laden is dead, murdered by ISI agent Omar Saeed Sheikh. Sheikh is, as many know, the agent who wired $100,000 to Muhammed Atta just prior to 9/11, as well as being the man who murdered Daniel Pearl.

The interview was filmed shortly after the 1st attempt on her life after her return to Pakistan, and she mentions that there are people out to kill her, in particular one person, "a very key figure in security" who has links with a number of suspect people, including "Omar Sheikh, the man who murdered Osama Bin Laden"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIO8B6fpFSQ

The comment occurs at 6.10.

Frost passes over the comment as if it had not been said.

Al-Qaida Offers 'Interview' With No. 2

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iYgGEQoF88u0lJAHYmae6IV3E6OAD8TKKCRG0

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — Al-Qaida has invited journalists to send questions to its No. 2 figure Ayman al-Zawahri, the first time the terror network has offered an "interview" with one of its top leaders since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.

The invitation — issued by Al-Sahab, the group's media arm on an Islamic militant Web site — is the latest in al-Qaida's increasingly sophisticated efforts to get out its message. Al-Sahab has dramatically increased the number of messages it has issued this year, and its videos have shown more complex production.

The statement, first posted Sunday, invites "individuals, agencies and all media" to submit written questions for al-Zawahri by sending them to the Islamic Web forums where Al-Sahab traditionally posts its messages.

Al-Sahab asked the forums to send it the questions "by the letter, with no changes or substitutions, no matter whether they agree or disagree (with the question)."

Has Morgan Spurlock Found Osama Bin Laden?

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Has-Morgan-Spurlock-Found-Osama-Bin-Laden-7091.html

By Josh Tyler: 2007-12-04

If Michael Moore is America’s number one documentary filmmaker, then after releasing Super Size Me Morgan Spurlock definitely became number 2. Except while Moore makes more point of view movies, Spurlock’s work is a lot closer to being what we think of when throwing around the word “documentary”.

His next project is by far, his riskiest yet. Spurlock has finished his new movie Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, in which he sets out to do what the United States government has apparently failed to do: Find Osama Bin Laden. The Weinstein Company bought the thing after seeing only 15 minutes of it at the Berlin Film Festival, and here’s where it gets really interesting. Rumor has it that Spurlock actually found Osama Bin Laden.

The film’s director of photography told SlashFilm that Morgan “definitely got the holy grail.” Since the movie is about him hunting Osama, that would make him the holy grail… wouldn’t it? For now though, everyone around the production is keeping things locked down.