Posts Tagged ‘Osama bin Laden’

On the May 16, 2015 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism, I covered the following issues:

Seymour Hersh’s limited hangout article about bin Laden’s alleged 2011 killing, and Canada’s government threatens hate crime charges against organizations boycotting Israel.

Correction: I mentioned in the show that the Asper family owned the National Post, but ownership changed in 2010 after a bankruptcy of the Canwest holdings, and it is now run by Paul Godfrey.

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Investigate 9/11

I compiled this list in May, 2012, and wanted to write several articles on various aspects of 9/11 after writing What Didn’t Happen on 9/11, but didn’t get the chance, so I am reproducing this list now for others to benefit from.

The “miracle” of the hit on the Pentagon

Claims Flight 77 dove 7000 feet in only 2.5 minutes

Flight instructor said alleged Flight 77 pilot was like Dumb and Dumber, just a month before 9/11.

Former FBI agent who was tracking bin Laden killed on 9/11, two weeks after he became Head of Security at the WTC.

Pentagon security cam from 9/11 shows September 12 instead of September 11.

Supposed lead hijacker, Mohamed Atta shown at Portland airport, not Logan, and the timestamp is different from the middle of the image to the timestamp at the bottom.

Passenger lists don’t add up

FBI Director says hijackers left no paper trail, only to claim years later that they found the list of hijackers in Atta’s supposed bag at Logan airport

In 2002, Mohammed Atta’s father says he’s still alive and in hiding

Atta’s alleged luggage

Claims Atta argued in the airport parking lot, drawing attention to himself

9/11 timeline for comparison

December 26, 2001 Fox report saying bin Laden is reportedly dead

Flights 93 and 175 deregistered 4 years after 9/11

CNN reports the FBI found a hijacker’s unscathed passport just a few blocks away from the WTC!

Reported 9/11 victims list doesn’t list any of the alleged hijackers

Great analysis of the suspicious Todd Beamer Flight 93 phone call

Was the South Tower struck by a military drone?

Was America attacked by Muslims on 9/11?

Analysis of the alleged three flight calls with audio

FAA “draft” memo says a Flight 11 passenger was shot. A passenger allegedly stabbed/shot by hijackers despite sitting next to a former elite Israeli commando

Flight 11 flight attendant call reports 4 hijackers while FBI reports 5, and they reported different seat numbers

Alleged Flight 93 cockpit voice recorder timeline transcript laughably shows the hijackers calling for the pilot to be brought back, while another timeline claims the pilot has already been stabbed

FBI agent warned the FBI about the alleged 20th hijacker more than 70 times before 9/11!

Flight 93 flight attendant call audio shows possible coaching

Analysis of the suspicious Ceecee Lyles Flight 93 flight attendant call

Flight 93 passenger report

The suspicious Amy Sweeney Flight 11 flight attendant call

Plane footage analysis

Lead hijacker’s alleged voice. He’s Egyptian but voice sounds Caribbean

Flight 93 call records, shows 35 airphone calls, 2 cell calls, with some calls lasting after the plane allegedly crashed

Analysis of the alleged 9/11 flight calls

Excerpts from the book, The New Pearl Harbor

Flight 11, reexamined

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Hand grenade 001

I first heard this claim on a show that the late Bob Chapman was a regular guest on, and heard Alex Jones repeat it on June 7, 2012, in a reflection on Bob Chapman’s life.

At 1:26, Alex Jones said:

Bob had been harassed by the FBI, he had hand grenades planted in his house.

The part about “the Feds” planting hand grenades in his house is pure fantasy, and should be treated as such, until extraordinary evidence is provided for such an extraordinary claim.

This is an example of what I find to be the lack of critical analysis among the vast majority of those in the so-called alternative media.

That the government would try to intimidate or kill Bob Chapman using such a literally explosive means strains credulity, in drawing so much unnecessary attention when there are far more subtle ways of killing someone, especially if you have the means of government at your disposal.

Even if hand grenades were planted there to intimidate him — without going off — where is the police report or local media reports of such an incident? It should’ve generated a lot of attention, given the danger it would have placed nearby residents in.

Hand grenades aren’t something you take into your own hands and dump in a nearby trash bin. The police have to be phoned, and the bomb squad has to be brought in. That would draw a lot of attention, even before the days of the World Wide Web.

I could believe that devices made to look like hand grenades were placed in his house, but there would be no way of knowing for sure until they are professionally identified, and it would be putting other people’s lives at risk to make that determination on your own.

Another variation of this story is that they tried planting hand grenades in his home. Well, saying you’ll try something isn’t anywhere close to actually doing it. We learned in March 2012 that Osama bin Laden — despite being killed for the ninth time — planned on killing Obama, but regardless of whether he was still alive to do it, he clearly didn’t do it, and such intentions were rendered of no effect.

In short, the planting of hand grenades in Bob Chapman’s house didn’t happen, but one thing it did do is boost his alternative media “street cred.”

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Flag of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Given the increasing drumbeat for military intervention against Syria and Iran, I thought I would share my February 27, 2012 reflection on John Esposito’s, “The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?”

In reading John Esposito’s critical examination of what some call, “The Islamic Threat,” several important points came to mind.

He pointed out how the Cold War conflict was portrayed as a conflict between good and evil, with the Soviet Union labeled an “evil empire.”

Particularly interesting, was how he pointed out that it was good for the bottom line of the U.S. Military Industrial Complex.

After the end of the end of the Cold War, the Military Industrial Complex needed a new enemy on the scale of the Soviet Union. A hyped-up threat of “Islamic extremism” fit the bill.

This is all the more relevant since the event of 9/11, which provided the justification for a 10-year and counting war in Afghanistan, and the war on Iraq. Former NATO Supreme Commander Wesley Clark came out in 2007 revealing how, shortly after 9/11, one of his Pentagon contacts said the George W. Bush administration planned to take out seven countries in five years. (Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran) (http://www.salon.com/2011/11/26/wes_clark_and_the_neocon_dream/)

The U.S. has gone into Iraq and Libya, has broken up Sudan, is talking about arming the opposition in Syria, and the current administration is stoking the fear of Iran imminently obtaining a nuclear weapon, despite a former head of Israel’s spy agency, the Mossad, saying they wouldn’t obtain such a capability before 2018 (http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,796320,00.html), assuming they are actually trying to pursue one — which is completely unproven.

Another important factor Esposito pointed to is the gross distortion of Islam and Muslims in the Western mass media. He specifically pointed to one article that featured a picture of a Muslim wearing a turban, whose eyes had stars from the American flag in it.

I agree with his assertion that the intention of such a depiction is to give Americans a distorted picture of Islam and Muslims. Most Muslims don’t wear turbans, but that didn’t stop the editors of the article from depicting a Muslim wearing one. I agree with his assertion that it was intentionally done to portray Muslims in conflict with modernity.

Since 9/11, the new boogeyman the U.S. mass media had was Osama bin Laden. Another turban-wearing Muslim who lived in a cave in Afghanistan, while comparatively downplaying the fact that the bin Laden family is the one of the richest and most influential families in Saudi Arabia, and how they had business deals with the Bush family, as documented in the book, House of Bush, House of Saud.

Also, similar to the pattern Esposito outlined with U.S. mass media portrayals in the 1990s, since 9/11, they are failing to provide balance and context as to why there is conflict between “Islam and the West.”

The attack of 9/11 was portrayed as an attack by Arab “Muslim extremists” while conveniently ignoring some of the grievances that were cited as contributing to the conditions that led to the justifications that extremists used for the attack, including U.S. military occupation of the country with two of Islam’s most holy sites, and America’s ultimately unqualified support for Israel in its occupation of the Palestinians.

It’s sad how what Esposito wrote in his 1995 edition of his book rings even more true today in 2012, but it should serve as a wakeup call of the unfolding plan before it’s too late to stop “people (on our side and on theirs) who want to turn this into a holy war between two civilizations — as if that could produce anything but death or lasting misery, for millions.” — William Pfaff (Esposito, 188)

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Douglas Macgregor

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor was on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin on March 1, 2012 and said (starting at 7:58):

Because we’ve had now for 10, 11, almost 12 years, a number of people in positions of high authority who tend to see the world through this lens of unending enemies and dangers to the United States, when in fact the United States has never been safer and more secure in its entire history than it is today.

He’s referring, of course, to the “neocon crazies” that were kept in check under the George H.W. Bush administration and who have run wild since September 11, 2001.

So much, then, for the need to take out the non-existent threat of Iran, which Israel’s former spy agency head admitted wouldn’t have the capability of a nuclear device until 2018, presuming they are feverishly working toward one now, when there is no so evidence whatsoever.

On the failures of U.S. military operations that are kept hidden from the American people (starting at 11:05):

Some of these things have gone south. You simply haven’t heard about them. We don’t discuss failures or near-failures. We don’t talk about operations that we’ve conducted in Afghanistan particularly in 2001 and 2002 that didn’t come off well at all. We were very fortunate in most of these that large numbers of people were not killed.

On the expectation of hearing about such failures after hearing about alleged successes (starting at 11:35);

The danger of publicizing something like the bin Laden raid is that there’s an expectation that you are also gonna publicize your failures — we’re not going to do that. And I was one of those people that didn’t think we should talk at all about the details surrounding the bin Laden raid. We should simply announce that the man is gone and be done with it. I like the British model with the SAS much — SAS much better than the one that we’re pursuing here in the United States.

For more on the bin Laden killing, see my article, The Osama bin Laden killing: where was the kidney dialysis equipment or the DNA results of his kidneys?

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English: Osama bin Laden interviewed for Daily...

On March 8, 2012, Canada’s largest newspaper, the Toronto Star, published Osama bin Laden’s final days: Revealing new account tells of squabbles in Pakistan hideout.

Here are two of the eight comments posted by readers:

that’s what I thought.. As soon as the article comes out on Statfor debating the details of his death (the largest private Intelligence firm in USA), this comes out.. It’s clearly a distraction.

This is all propoganda B.S. He was dead long before this. The lies are starting to uncover themselves..ie burial at sea. Articles like this are intended to distract us.

Previously, I wrote The Osama bin Laden killing: where was the kidney dialysis equipment or the DNA results of his kidneys?

For more on 9/11, see my article, Rudi Dekkers drops some bombshell 9/11 revelations on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.

As for my question on April 29, 2011 — Will Ron Paul throw 9/11 Truth under the bus again, like he did in 2008? — I haven’t heard of him throwing it under the bus in this campaign season, but he hasn’t embraced it, either. The fact that he hasn’t won a single Republican primary shows that embracing it wouldn’t have cost him a primary that he would’ve otherwise won, and that was a point I was making in writing that article.

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A still of 2004 Osama bin Laden video

I was discussing the phony war on terror (on its face, since you can’t have a war against a tactic) with a friend yesterday, and the topic of the alleged May 2, 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden came up.

First, they said they had a DNA match in under 24 hours, despite that being technologically impossible; only to say that what they really meant was that they had preliminary results. Then, it came out that in producing a “match,” they didn’t actually have bin Laden’s DNA, but had used the DNA of some of his close relatives.

Here’s some DNA testing I’d like to see — where are the DNA test results of his kidneys, since there is evidence that he had kidney problems back in 2001, as explained by CNN’s Sanjay Gupta.

They found porn in the complex, but no kidney dialysis equipment.

If he was suffering severe kidney function in 2001, then he either had a miraculous recovery, or he had a kidney transplant.

In order to prove that the man they said was bin Laden actually was bin Laden, all they had to do was DNA test his kidneys and show that at least one of them weren’t his.

But even with a kidney transplant, you need anti-rejection drugs, yet no such drugs were reportedly found in the compound.

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