Saturday, November 26, 2011
Though never charged with any crime, al-Awlaki, an innocent US citizen and a gifted scholar, was murdered by terrorists posing as US government operatives. (We know they're terrorists, not the government, because by definition the US government is constrained to follow the Constitution; so if they kill US citizens without trial, they're not the government any more.)
Then al-Awlaki's equally innocent child was also murdered.
The cowardly terrorist scum who murder people with predator drones have got to be the sorriest excuses for human beings that ever existed.
Anwar al-Awlaki, a hero and a martyr, was supposedly killed for insisting that Muslims, like all other peoples, have the right to defend themselves against aggression.
But was that the real reason he was killed? Or could it be that he was murdered in part because he exposed the widespread use of false-flag terror by US forces?
Monday, October 31, 2011
The helicopter crash at Abbottabad is akin to the fall of building 7 at New York.
By Dr. Ghayur Ayub, Opinion-Maker.org
The death of OBL added another layer of skepticism about the man whose whole life spiraled around dubious stories. Someone rightly said 'all information about bin Laden should be treated with a healthy dose of skepticism'. Even President Obama gave it a skeptical touch when he used the term 'remains' instead of 'body' in his breaking news announcement when he said 'the military took custody of his remains'. Skepticism reached its peak on the night he was supposedly killed in a compound in Abbottabad. Enough has been written on the subject in a short span of time. But in the whole episode, the crash of the helicopter was not given its due importance. All we heard was that one helicopter had crashed giving no details except that there were no casualties.
Its relevance to this incident is as important as the relevance of Building 7 to the "collapse" of the Twin Towers. As the answer to the collapse of the Twin Towers lies in the answer to the collapse of Building 7, similarly the crux of May 2nd episode is in the crash of the helicopter. Before coming to this point, let us see what the Americans didn't find in the compound where OBL supposedly lived.
We are told that he suffered from the following infirmities;
1), Chronic Renal disease; there have been CIA reports along with other identical reports that bin Laden required dialysis because of kidney disease. It was corroborated by President Pervez Musharraf in 2002.
2), Marfan Syndrome; reports also mention that he suffered from Marfan Syndrome which affects the heart valves.
3), Cardiomegaly (Enlarged heart); this condition was mentioned in a CIA report. It was most probably caused by the torn or diseased heart valves.
4), Diabetes, Hypotension (low blood pressure); A biography, published in Egypt in 1991 reported that OBL suffered from low blood pressure and diabetes. The report also mentioned he received insulin shots for diabetes.
5), Injuries: Throughout his life he received injuries to his toes, back, chest and neck. A video tape released in December 2001 showed intelligence officers saying “he had suffered a severe chest wound”. According to Katzman, “he wasn't able to move his arm much” because of a shrapnel wound. Time Magazine (July 1, 2002) mentioned “he probably suffers from secondary osteoporosis” There had been other reports confirming the injuries. That could have been the reason he used a walking stick.
With this track record he had to keep the relevant medicines and dialysis machine at home, especially the latter, to avoid risking been tracked down. On May 2, 2011, he was ambushed and supposedly killed at his home. A few days later, we were shown blood stained floors, furniture and one or two dead bodies. Mary Anne Weaver, the author of Pakistan: Deep Inside the World's Most Frightening State stated,'according to the intelligence people I've talked to in Washington, there was no evidence of a dialysis machine in the compound.' The exclusive video obtained by ABC News inside the compound also did not show any evidence of dialysis equipment. All the video showed was medication bottles containing petroleum jelly, eye drops, olive oil, sunflower oil, an antiseptic and a nasal spray. There were no pain killers or medicines for kidney disease, low blood pressure, diabetes or the other conditions he suffered from.
Does it mean that the Navy Seals did not do their job properly and failed to search all the rooms? That is unlikely given the training they have for such jobs. Not finding the medicines and dialysis machine opens questions about the validity of the "Osama's death" story. Secondly, the whole episode was allegedly shown live in the White House to President Obama and his team. We were told OBL's dead body was not shown because of the disfigurement. But they could have shown him just before he was shot to confirm that they had got him in the compound. Not showing 'a dead or alive' Osama in the compound created yet another wave of skepticism and raised a genuine question about whether OBL was in the compound. If he wasn't there, then where was he?
In February, 2004, Iranian state radio claimed, “Osama bin Laden was arrested a long time ago, but Bush is intending to use it for propaganda maneuvering in the presidential election.” According to another report Osama bin Laden died of kidney failure soon after the September 11, 2001 attacks. In 2002, the FBI’s top counter terrorism official, Dale Watson said, “I personally think he is probably not with us any more.” A Taliban leader told the Pakistan Observer on December 21, 2002, that Bin Laden died in mid-December in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest honourably in his last abode and his grave was left unmarked as per his Wahhabi belief. The same story was reported by Fox News. Alex Jones was told live on the radio in 2002 by high-level Council on Foreign Relations members that Osama Bin Laden had died of kidney failure in early 2002. According to, Benazir Bhutto Osama bin Laden had been killed by Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. Another report stated that he died in an area near Tora Bora so remote that the best intelligence could not find him. Hundreds of reports from all over the world pointed towards his death. (See Dr. David Ray Griffin's book, Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive.) Had he been living, it would have been impossible not to track him down because of his chronic diseases and dialysis procedures. This point was rightly raised by Adil Najam, professor of international relations at Boston University who stated that 'the need for medical treatment could have made it easier for the Americans to track him down'.
With this background, the crash of the American helicopter becomes important for the following reasons;
- The wreckage became a proof or a signature that it was an American operation confirming the death of already dead OBL.
- Without the wreckage the operation could have been taken as Pak army's.
- The wreckage distanced Pak army/ISI from the operation to degrade army/ISI and upgrade Navy Seals.
- The wreckage brought down the image of army/ISI (one of the objectives of CIA) in the eyes of the public.
- The wreckage must have had blood from injuries of the pilots and other occupants if it was a real crash.
The army experts who took away the wreckage must have found the cause of the crash and the evidence of blood etc using forensic techniques.
They must have found the evidence whether the helicopter was brought down deliberately by the Americans, as we know that except for its tail section the rest was destroyed by the Seals.
Finally, each of the two UH-60 Black Hawks used for the attack can carry 11 troops with equipment and lift 2,600 lb (1,170 kg) of cargo internally. How were the occupants of two helicopters evacuated by one helicopter unless the crashed helicopter was empty and the crash landing was part of the plan.
We saw that the Americans moved fast to collect the wreckage 'fearing' that Pakistan might let Chinese examine it and expose its stealth technology. But there could be other reason than technology falling in wrong hands. To me the helicopter crash at Abbottabad is akin to the fall of building 7 at New York.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Watch The Onion's parody of "al-Qaeda" vs. 9/11 truth
Many years ago, the Onion staged a "debate" between al-Qaeda and 9/11 truth.
Now the Zionist-dominated media - a category that obviously includes "al-Qaeda's English-language magazine" - is ripping off the Onion, sort of like Cracked Magazine might rip off Mad Magazine.
Check out these lame re-hashes of the Onion's hilarious parody:
BBC: Al Qaeda chides Iran over 9/11 'conspiracy theories'
Fox News: Al Qaeda in Yemen Call Ahmadinejad a 9/11 Truther
New York Times: Stop the Conspiracy Theories, Al Qaeda Tells Iranian Leader
The Guardian: Al-Qaida calls on Ahmadinejad to end 9/11 conspiracy theories
Daily Mail: Now even Al Qaeda tells Iran's Ahmadinejad to stop the conspiracy theories blaming the U.S. for 9/11
ABC News: Al Qaeda to Iran: Stop Spreading 9/11 Conspiracy Theory
Has "Al-Qaeda" become just another reality TV show? And now that the Osama character has been killed off, will the new leader be the ADL's naughty stepchild, Adam Gadahn?
Friday, September 23, 2011
The Zionist-dominated corporate media is in full panic mode after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has once again drawn applause from the majority of UN delegates for demanding an inquiry into the "mystery" of 9/11.
The evil clowns of the London Daily Mail, which like the vast majority of anglo-American big media outlets is owned by members or allies of the Zionist criminal syndicate implicated in the 9/11 attacks, lashed out at the Iranian President in abject fear: "What a clown! U.S. delegation walks out of UN speech by Iranian president Ahmadinejad as he comes to NY and calls 9/11 'a mystery' ." The unintentionally humorous headline appears to be calling the head of the US delegation a "clown" for walking out on a speech that was cheered by nearly all the other delegates.
Ahmadinejad has repeatedly called on the UN to investigate 9/11, and has received standing ovations from the vast majority of UN delegates for doing so. International law experts including the UN's own Richard Falk agree that Ahmadinejad is right in demanding a new investigation of 9/11.
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, he said: "The September 11 (attacks) were actually a planned game to provoke the human community's sentiments and find an excuse for launching attack on Muslim regions and occupying Iraq and Afghanistan, which led to the massacre of one million innocent people."
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Originally, I was not planning on writing a 9/11 article. Why not treat 9/11 the way Americans treat Hiroshima Day? Nobody cares that the US incinerated an entire city in Japan, it was not just one building. Let's be fair. On 9/11, between 2,000 and 3,000 people perished according to varying reports. Only God knows if they were innocent or not. Some of them probably beat their wives or bought lottery tickets. Anyway they were non-combatants, who are protected in war by moral standards. I knew someone who was working in the banking industry in the World Trade Center. He was a Muslim. But I never understood why he would work at a bank, let alone at America's Ribaa Center. I feel horribly for his family. No matter who bombed the World Trade Center in New York, Allah willed it though. He willed all of those people killed, the same way He willed you to lose your wallet one day. Maybe you underestimated your Zakat. Maybe your reaction of alhamdulillah will protect your future losses and gains.
Nobody who ever met Osama bin Laden ever said a bad word about him. Therefore I am inclined to disbelieve ongoing news reports that he was connected to 9/11. Just before the Americans started bombing Afghanistan, the US told the Taliban to hand over bin Laden. The Taliban said if he had committed such a crime, they would be happy to hand him over since according to Islam, the targeting of non-combatants is illegal. What was the evidence that bin Laden had committed the crime, they asked? The US refused to answer. We just mass murdered thousands of starving people for no apparent reason. Same as Iraq. The US just decided that certain people shouldn't have food.
I'm sorry my fellow travelers, but that's just Satanic. An illiterate could see this. The Salafis held the American flag high totally clueless while Shias blamed the Salafis for 9/11, also waving the American flag. Hello? Can we just get something straight? Muslims don't fight like 9/11. The WTC attack was a made-for-TV event. It was seized by all the networks to promote an agenda. They said they knew who did it within 30 seconds of the first report and yet ten years later, they have not produced a shred of evidence. Muslims don't do one-time, glamorous, perfectly photographed at every angle events!
9/11 cannot be considered as part of any jihad right or wrong, for the simple reason that it was clearly a symbolic show of smoke and flames and not an act of an ongoing war. When Muslims fight a war, they don't mess around with one-time events. If there was an Islamic Jihad in America, people would be dying every day. If there was such thing as al-Qaeda declaring war on the US the way the Taliban declared war on the Soviet Union, five to six policemen would die a day. Civilians would rarely be targeted. But the death toll would be steady, small, and relentless. Not a week would go by when the Muslims didn't hurt you so deep by targeting your men in uniform on your own soil. Muslims fight to win.
If Muslims had declared war on the US and they had truly committed 9/11, don't you think they would have capitalized on that event? They would have followed that explosion with another explosion and another one after that, if they had that much money and power. Not. The Muslims' main claim to fame is the car bomb. How come there are no car bombs going off every few days in America like in most Muslim countries? How come I got some pizza at Sbarro's no problem? Why is Boston's World Trade Center still standing?
9/11 was not committed by any extremist Muslims on an anti-American Crusade. If they were, we'd have heard about follow up explosions on 9/12, 9/13, and every week including this week just like Palestine or Pakistan just between political parties. Look at every war involving Muslims. It just goes on and on and on with agonizing detail. One person at a time is targeted and the person who shot him may or may not get away unharmed. To say that 9/11 bears any characteristics of Islamic warfare is a JOKE. At no time in history have Muslims ever created one single successful attack staged for television that ruined a nation. They never ever got all TV stations to agree who did it within 30 seconds of their grandiose measure. This is absurdity! If the Muslims could do this, why are they not doing it every week? They would have their own station just for terrorizing skittish Americans with 9/11 footage around the clock. They don't.
9/11 was a mass murder for which no perpetrator has ever been convicted. No one has ever had a fair trial and answered our questions. It has never happened. There are people on Wall Street who know why.
Karin Friedemann is a Boston-based freelance writer.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Taliban commemorates 9/11 anniversary by calling 9/11 a "pretext" and calling for a new investigation - Western media scrubs the story
CNN offered a very brief account, censoring the call for a new investigation: Taliban: U.S. using 9/11 attacks as pretext for Muslim violence. But most other Western media ignored the historic statement. Stories initially reporting the statement were quickly scrubbed from Western media websites. The print edition of the St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press carried a reference to the Taliban call for a new 9/11 investigation, attributed to wire services, but it was removed from the on-line edition. It apparently can no longer be found on any US corporate media website.
Here is the story posted at Uruknet:
Taliban seek probe into 9/11 attacks [ 81301 ] -
by Javed Hamim Kakar
September 10, 2011
KABUL (PAN): On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the Taliban reiterated on Saturday their demand for an independent and impartial investigation into the incident.
About 3,000 people were killed in the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Centre in New York on the morning of September 11, 2001 when 19 hijackers took control of four commercial airliners en route to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Five hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Centre's North Tower and another five hit the South Tower with the United Airlines Flight 175.
Following resistance from passengers, several hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, with a fourth plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The US invaded Afghanistan a month later, blaming the Al Qaeda and Taliban for the assaults on the centres of its military and economic might. Ten years on, the war in the impoverished Central Asian continues.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said the movement had long been seeking a neutral probe into the incident. "But the US and its allies are responding to our logical demand with airstrikes and attacks."
The killing of tens of thousands of innocent Afghans on the pretext of avenging the 9/11 attacks would be a perpetual question mark over Western democracy, Mujahid said in a statement.
He urged the countries involved in the conflict to mount pressure on the US not to plunder Afghanistan's natural resources under the garb of the war on terrorism.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Iranian leader says September 11 attacks were used by US in complicated, designed game to affect public emotions, pave way for invasions
The Iranian president says the United States used the September 11 attacks as an excuse for launching wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the attacks were a "complicated, designed game" to affect people's emotions and pave way for the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Iranian leader has repeatedly questioned the official version of the events surrounding the Sept. 11 attacks, calling it a "big lie."
In 2010, New York turned down his request to visit the World Trade Center site to pay respects to the victims of the terrorist attacks.
Meanwhile, Supporters of an Islamist political party in Pakistan have used the anniversary of the September 11 attacks to stage anti-American protests.
In Islamabad, about 100 people chanted and held up banners that repeated conspiracy theories alleging American or Israeli involvement in the attacks.
Such theories have been commonly aired among Islamists and militant sympathizers since the attacks in 2001.
A smaller demonstration also took place in the central Punjabi city of Multan.
Both demonstrations were organized by Jamat-e-Islami, the country's largest Islamist political party.
Press TV 9/11/11
In a post published in his personal blog chedet on Friday, former Malaysian prime minister said that the attacks on the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, New York City, and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, could not have been carried out by Muslims. The acts of violence could have rather been the work of other groups.
The Malaysian politician pointed out that “for some Americans, the deaths of nearly 3,000 people was not the scariest thing about 9/11. It was realizing who carried out the attack: yes, the American Government.”
Mohamad said although Arab Muslims are angry enough to sacrifice their lives and become bombers, they are not capable of planning and strategizing attacks similar to the 9/11 ones.
“The planning [for the 9/11 attacks] must have taken a considerable length of time. The candidates had to learn to fly in tiny aircrafts…. Planning to hijack four aircraft simultaneously would require great precision in timing and logistics. One aircraft maybe. But four simultaneously!! I don't think extremists from Saudi Arabia can carry out this highly sophisticated operation with such success,” former Malaysian prime minister commented.
Turning to the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers, he said, “They came down nicely upon themselves without toppling against the other buildings close by. It looks more like planned demolition of buildings than collapse consequent upon being hit by aircraft.”
Mohamad stated, “A third building also collapsed in the same fashion; although it was not hit by any aircraft. What is the explanation for this untouched building, which collapsed upon itself and did not damage other buildings nearby?”
He also questioned the total disappearance of the aircraft, which hit the Pentagon building in Arlington, Virginia. “There was no debris of any kind, no broken parts of the aircraft, no black box, and no human bodies flung into the surroundings. Is it possible for an aircraft to vaporize totally after a crash?” former Malaysian prime minister said.
Mohamad further raised questions over the loss of the fourth aircraft, which was supposed to have crashed in an open field. “Again no sign of any debris. No big crater. Did it vaporize into nothingness? Did the innocent passengers also vaporize?” he stated.
The Malaysian politician noted that the American press was strangely silent about 9/11 attacks.
He also emphasized that Bush is the one that lied about Saddam's weapons of mass destruction. “The legacy of the former US president is that two countries (Iraq and Afghanistan) have been devastated, and fratricidal wars have become endemic. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, Afghans and a few thousand of young American soldiers have died. Thousands more are wounded, maimed for life, and suffering from mental breakdowns,” Mohamad pointed out.
Former Malaysian prime minister also said that human lives do not seem to mean much to the former US president.
Monday, August 1, 2011
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The holy month of Ramadan, a joyous month of fasting and reflection, commences tomorrow (or the day after) worldwide for 1.6 billion Muslims. Perhaps while rushing to “finish” the recitation of the Holy Qur'an in this month for nourishing the starved soul, the hunger in the stomach from not eating all day will be matched with a hunger in the intellect for not thinking at all. Ramadan Mubarak.
Islam: Surah Al-Asr of the Holy Qur'an
By the declining day, (1)
Lo! man is in a state of loss (2)
اِنَّ الاِنسَانَ لَفِى خُسرٍ
Save those who believe,
and do good works,
and strive for “haq” (truth),
and are patient (3)
اِلَّا الَّذِينَ اٰمَنُوا
وَ عَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ
The logic of the verses 2-3 is the AND conjunctive clause. Meaning, a concatenation of conditions joined by the AND clause (Arabic وَ ). Every one of the listed conditions in such a statement has to be individually true in order for the overall statement to be true. Otherwise the statement is false.
It doesn't matter how many prayers one offered and how many Hajj one performed to “believe” ( اٰمَنُوا );
or how many hungry mouths one fed, how many hospitals and schools one built, and how honestly one earned one's income and paid one's zakat to do “good works” ( عَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ ) ;
if one didn't strive to oppose falsehoods and uphold “haq" (truth) ( حَقّ ), the life, even if otherwise piously and well-lived, is still one of “loss” ( خُسرٍ ).
I am not making this up. That's what the Holy Qur'an itself states, unequivocally – reflect on it yourself while further recalling the admonishment of the Author of the Book of Reflection:
'That this is indeed a Qur'an Most Honourable, In a Book well-guarded, Which none shall touch but those who are clean: A Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds. Is it such a Message that ye would hold in light esteem?' Holy Qur'an, Surah Al-Waqia, 56:77-81
Witness that the hardest thing to do in modern life is to stand up to oppression and tyranny ( وَتَوَاصَوا بِالحَقِّ ). And also to be patient in adversity when one is experiencing the jackboots of the new Nazis upon one's neck ( وَتَوَاصَوا بِالصَّبرِ ).
Whereas the easiest thing to do is to sit in a mosque, and/or to feed the hungry in atonement of a guilty conscience.
We already see what the pious Muslims worldwide tend to excel in. We pay our zakat on time, pray our namaz on time, and keep our fasts on time. Many among the oppressed are also incredibly patient in affliction. Indeed, we are so patient that we oft proclaim “Allah chala raha hai” (God is running the world), “Allah malik hai” (God is our provider), and often cry ourselves to sleep with utmost sabr (patience), repeating to ourselves with quivering lips and glistening eyes: “hasbun allahu wa naimal wakeel” (Allah is sufficient for us and most excellent is the Protector Arabic: حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ Holy Qur'an, Surah Al-e-Imran 3:173).
According to the testimony of Surah Al-Asr, take it any which you want, the fact remains that most of us are still in خُسرٍ unless we stand up to oppression and unequivocally affirm حَقّ to the best of our capacities. Silence and acquiescence to tyranny seems to be the antithesis to ( وَتَوَاصَوا بِالحَقِّ ). That seems to be the modus vivendi of the majority of Muslims today.
The crafting of that antithesis evidently has also come about courtesy of the imperial scholars subverting the meaning of the religion of Islam in the service of tyrants and kings throughout the ages, modernity being no exception. Language being its first corrupter. Thus, وَتَوَاصَوا بِالحَقِّ has been reduced to some nonsensical gibberish by the pious turbaned man on the pulpit to mean: just talk about it with utmost earnestness while occupying oneself in the mosque. Witness the 600-page one-sided Fatwa on Terrorism by the vaunted “scholar of Islam”, the posterboy of “moderate Islam”.
Liberating the meaning of the religion of Islam from the clutches of the so called scholars and jurists among Muslims is only as difficult as the uncongeniality of pondering the message of the Holy Qur'an directly, with one's own head and commonsense, rather than merely mouthing its melodic and soothing words which no doubt are magic to the soul.
But at the end of the day, only Allah is the final Judge of the extent to which we each did our own due diligence given our respective trials and tribulations, our bounties and blessings, on all four criterion for a life which only It shall Deem as “not in a state of loss”!
The holy month of Ramadan, a joyous month of fasting and reflection, commences tomorrow (or the day after) worldwide for 1.6 billion Muslims. Perhaps while rushing to “finish” the recitation of the Holy Qur'an in this month for nourishing the starved soul, the hunger in the stomach from not eating all day will be matched with a hunger in the intellect for not thinking at all.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
-Kevin Barrett, editor, Muslims for 9/11 Truth website
Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil by Group, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI Database
From the story at Loonwatch.com
According to this data, there were more Jewish acts of terrorism within the United States than Islamic (7% vs 6%). These radical Jews committed acts of terrorism in the name of their religion. These were not terrorists who happened to be Jews; rather, they were extremist Jews who committed acts of terrorism based on their religious passions, just like Al-Qaeda and company.
Yet notice the disparity in media coverage between the two. It would indeed be very interesting to construct a corresponding pie chart that depicted the level of media coverage of each group.* * *
The Islamophobes claim that Islam is intrinsically a terrorist religion. The proof? Well, just about every terrorist attack is Islamic, they retort. Unfortunately for them, that’s not quite true. More like six percent. Using their defunct logic, these right wingers ought now to conclude that nearly all acts of terrorism are committed by Latinos (or Jews). Let them dare say it…they couldn’t; it would be political and social suicide to say such a thing. Most Americans would shut down such talk as bigoted; yet, similar statements continue to be said of Islam, without any repercussions.The Islamophobes live in a fantasy world where everyone is supposedly too “politically correct” to criticize Islam and Muslims. Yet, the reality is the exact opposite: you can get away with saying anything against the crescent. Can you imagine the reaction if I said that Latinos should be profiled because after all they are the ones who commit the most terrorism in the country?
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Full article (well worth reading): All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 94% that Aren’t - Loonwatch.com
Europol Report: All Terrorists Are Muslims...Except the 99.6% that Aren't
RAND report: Threat of homegrown jihadism exaggerated, Zero U.S. civilians killed since 9/11
Saturday, July 23, 2011
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Saturday, Jul 23, 2011 07:24 ET
The omnipotence of Al Qaeda and meaninglessness of "Terrorism"
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Huffington Post, July 21 2011
"A report released today by the Pew Research Center reveals that a majority of Muslims in several Middle Eastern countries believe that the Sept. 11 attacks were not carried out by Arabs...No more than 28 percent of Muslim respondents in any of these countries said they accept that the attack was carried out by Arabs, something seen as an inarguable fact (!!! -ed.) in the United States and other Western nations."
(full report here; survey here; previous poll on same topic here)
Editor's note: A Scripps poll shows that 36% of Americans -- meaning more than 100 million of them -- believe that it is "likely" that US government insiders staged the 9/11 attacks as a pretext for war. Another shows that only 16% of Americans believe their government is telling the truth about 9/11. And there have probably been more arguments about this "inarguable fact" over the past ten years -- especially over the past five -- than over any other American political topic.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Naveed Butt of Hizb ut-Tahrir: "Infiltrating a loosely knit organization such as the Taliban is not difficult for any government. There is enough evidence to conclude that the US has been able infiltrate the loosely structured Taliban to cause chaos in Pakistan. This was further confirmed by [Central Intelligence Agency operative] Raymond Davis’ links with militant organizations. This is why the 'militants' instead of targeting US assets, such as offices of the FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation], CIA and Blackwater [Xe Services], were targeting mosques, Islamic universities, markets and bus stations. The whole purpose was to start a civil war or fitna [strife] where Muslims would die on both sides."
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Hizb ut-Tahrir (HuT), or the Liberation Party, was founded in 1953 in Jerusalem. The party advocates the politics of pan-Islam by calling for the re-establishment of the Islamic caliphate.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is active in most Muslim countries in addition to Western Europe, North America and Australia. Since the targeted assassination of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by United States special forces in Pakistan in early May (sic), the Pakistani chapter of HuT has come under increasing media and security attention because of its alleged penetration of the higher reaches of the powerful Pakistani military establishment.
To investigate this issue further, Asia Times Online conducted an exclusive interview with Hizb ut-Tahrir’s spokesman in Pakistan, Naveed Butt.
Butt grew up in Islamabad and began his degree at the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore before transferring to the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he completed a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. Since 2000, he has been the media spokesman for HuT in Pakistan.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sheikh Imran Hussein, Part 2:
"On September the 11th, the United States was attacked. We know from eyewitnesses that there were two aircraft that struck the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan. And it could be that the aircraft themselves caused the buildings to collapse. It could also be that they got some help from some dynamite that was planted in them before.
"We know from eyewitnesses that there was a third aircraft which crashed in Pennsylvania. And no less an authority than the White House itself confirmed that the plan was for that aircraft to target Air Force One and to target the White House. And we have unconfirmed reports, because no-one saw (the crash) and there was no evidence on the ground.
"Absolutely astonishing, isn't it? A huge aircraft slams into a building, and there is no evidence the aircraft ever existed! (laughter) (I'm talking about) the Pentagon.
"America was attacked in circumstances which were absolutely suspicious. Who attacked America on September 11th? We have said that there is a massive cover-up on the part of the Bush Administration. And we have anticipated that those who have information so far concealed will eventually release that information in order to embarrass the US government as part of a strategy to bring down America. And so CNN is going to be broadcasting it. And the New York Times is going to have a field day. And all those who control the media in the United States are now going to go to work to lavishly publish all this information which demonstrates beyond doubt that the US Administration was involved in a massive cover-up.
"Who attacked America on September the 11th? We used a method. We said, since we do not have the evidence which can be used in a court of law, let us look to see who has benefited. And when we use that method of analysis, we have come to the conclusion that the only beneficiary of the September 11th attack on America has been, far and away, the state of Israel. There is a little booklet outside: "A Muslim response to the attack on America." It's just a little booklet twenty-five, twenty-eight pages. It's very cheap -- one or two dollars. I want to suggest to you it might be a good idea to take this booklet and give it out to people who you think ought to have a little bit of brainstorming. Because when they read this...they won't get this in their newspapers, and from their mainstream media in this country. But when they read this, I think they're going to have, some of them, an intellectual wake-up call. So that booklet is downstairs.
"We said that those who attacked America, therefore, must have, at their core, the Israeli Mossad. And they must have had benefit and help from many others within the Administration, within the United States, even from within the White House. When we look at their strategy, we see that they put on board the aircraft a large number of Saudis. Sounds suspicious! Why so may Saudis? And these are not Saudis who are well known for their Islamic fervor, for being what are called militants. No, these are middle-of-the-road normal Saudis who drive BMWs. People who attended American universities, for example. They were 'on board the aircraft,' and 'they died when the aircraft crashed,' so 'these were the hijackers' -- except that one of them read in the newspapers that he was dead! (laughter) So he went to the Saudi government and he said to the Saudi government, 'It seems to me as though I'm alive.' The Saudi newspapers published this article, which I read with my own eyes. This particular student had studied in Minnesota I think in the early 1990s. And in 1995 perhaps he had reported, both to the local police and to the Saudi Embassy in the United State, that someone had broken into his apartment and stolen his passport. They used that passport to hijack his identity, so they could 'put him on board the aircraft.'
"And so the planning for September 11th started many, many years before. Which reminds me, I must tell you that when I arrived in NY in April 1991 through Allah's leave and kindness within six months of coming to New York I had already been pushed to a very high-profile position in the NY metropolitan area. And then in November 1991, when I had gone to the State University of New York in Stonybrook, someone broke into my apartment...and stole only my passport. That's all. So if ever you get the news that Imran Hossein blew up the moon (laughter)...you'll understand the background. They're holding it. They have not as yet used it."
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Full series of videos:
Imran Hossein pt 1 - Islam will be a strange thing in the world. Modernizing Islam thru espousing Wahhabi doctrination, so America can sit down & have breakfast with Islam.
Imran Hossein pt 2 - CNN (US media) will reveal the white house cover ups for the mega-ritual 9/11, Imran Hossein blows up the moon. See above transcript.
Imran Hossein pt 3 - Israel & Saudi are sisters. The same forces erecting the the state of Israel are with Saudi. And the collapse of the US monetary system collapses the world of paper fiat currency.
Imran Hossein pt 4 - Israel territory expands, Palestinian people will be exported out, the massive human rights crime that the Israeli academics are anticipating & warning the world about.
Malcolm X had the insight about Dajjal. Al-Jazeera is a device for Arab/Muslim uprising.
(Please note these lectures are in 2003 foretelling what is happening now)
Imran Hossein pt 5 - the same forces have been waging a war on Islam for a thousand years, Crusades (pludering Solomon's Temple getting the secrets of Harut & Marut that King Solomon hid there), destroyed the Caliphate, engendered Wahhabi & Saudi, and instated Israel.
Imran Hossein pt 6:
At the time of the drought of the Sea of Galilee the Son of Maryam will return. If we do not know the Qur'an then we have disrespected it & will pay the price! Do not turn towards the Jews & Christians in which they become your 'awilya (protectors).
Signs of the Hour: Sea of Galilee dries up. Happening now.
Imran Hossein pt 7: Way of Islam is going to be gharib (strange) & increasingly difficult for anyone who wears a beard or dress. Firewater used with politics. People having sex in public like DONKEYS!
Imran Hossein pt 8:
Muslim village... It will be one jama'at village, not a tablighe, salaafi, deobandi, etc. The Muslim village will be an island of Islam in a godless world.
Imran Hossein pt 9:
You reap what you plant, if you don't plant then you won't reap. Well, how come banks are reaping the most?! They're reaping what others are planting! They're sucking the blood of the masses! Saudi built a 5-star masjid, yet, perform riba. Their ship is sinking! The Muslim village will build a masjid with mud walls & a thatch roof! Q & A.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Kean's bookshelf will now include a copy of Enver Masud's 9/11 truth primer 9/11 Unveiled.
Enver Masud of The Wisdom Fund and Muslims for 9/11 Truth confronted Thomas Kean, co-chair of the 9/11 Commission, today at a hearing on "violent radicalization" in Washington, D.C. Enver gave his 9/11 truth book, 9/11 Unveiled, to Kean and other members of the group conducting the hearings. (Note: 9/11 Unveiled is now available in Arabic as well as English! Download it free here.)
Below is Enver's report. -KB
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Mr. Kean is co-chair of the National Security Preparedness Group (NSPG) which which released a new report — “Preventing Violent Radicalization in America.”
Following brief remarks by Mr. Kean, Peter Bergen (NSPG member and Director of the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation), and Peter Neumann (Founding Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College London and BPC Visiting Scholar) offered brief comments on the report, and engaged in a discussion moderated by Siobhan Gorman, Intelligence Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
During the question and answer period, I rose to support Mr. Neumann’s recommendation for engaging with Muslim communities, and asked “which Muslim communities?” I added that groups such as the NSPG, and those in the US government, tend to engage with those Muslims who agree with them, and shun those that don’t. Dialog with only those who agree with you is not very effective.
I then handed copies of “9/11 Unveiled” to Messrs Kean, Nuemann, Bergen, and to Ms. Gorman. The book is a free download at TWF.org.
The event was filmed, and should be available for viewing later at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Founder and CEO
The Wisdom Fund
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Graphic depicting German poll showing that 89 % of Germans say NEIN to the official story of 9/11.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, co-founder and coordinator of Muslims for 9/11 Truth, author of two books on 9/11 and lead editor of another, will be speaking in Germany at private events organized by the Yeni Asya group next weekend, June 10th-13th.
Dr. Barrett will also speak on Wednesday evening June 15th, in the center of Brussels, at the Au Cercle littéraire Victor Hugo, 106 Av Stalingrad. 1000 Bruxelles (Près de la Gare du Midi). This venue is often referred to as the "Cercle Littéraire Arabe" se réuniant dans la "Salle Victor Hugo".
Tentative plans are for the doors to open at 19h30, and the talk / meeting / dialogue to start at 20h15.
These events are hot on the heels of Dr. Barrett's speaking tour of Turkey, during which he gave fifteen talks to audiences totaling in the thousands, and twice made national front-page headlines. Read about Dr. Barrett's tour of Turkey:
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Pakistani security expert and TV commentator Zaid Hamid spoke out early on Mumbai, 9/11 false flag ops
Pak TV channel says 26/11 hatched by Hindu Zionists
NEW DELHI: Mumbai's 26/11 was actually a plan hatched by "Hindu Zionists" and "Western Zionists", including the Mossad, said a self-styled Pakistan security expert on a Pakistan news television show, uploaded on www.hotklix.com.
" Inki shaklein Hinduonwali hain, jis zabaan mein guftagoo kar rahein hain, woh zabaan koi Pakistani istemaal nahin karta hai (They look like Hindus. No Pakistani speaks the language they chatted in)," said Zaid Hamid while referring to the terrorists on the show Mujhe Ikhtilaf Hai (I differ) on Pakistan's News One channel. The sensationalist channel was launched in November last year.
Hamid said that it was a "badly planned" operation that had gone horribly wrong. "9/11 jo Americans ne kiya tha usko bahut khoobsurat camouflage kiya tha. Unhone media mein perception management bahut acchha kiya . Indians ne wahi game repeat karne ki koshish ki, lekin akal to hai nahin . In ahmakon ne complete disaster kiya isko handle karne mein . (The Americans executed the 9/11 attack perfectly. They managed the media very well. The Indians tried to repeat the formula but goofed up. The idiots made a complete mess of it).
He said that the attackers wore saffron Hindu Zionist bands, which no Muslim would tie. Hamid also said that within the first 5 minutes of the attack, the three ATS policemen investigating the network of terror within India's security agencies and radical right were killed.
That ensured that those investigations reach a dead end. Anchor Qudsia Qadri added that with their killings, the investigations into the Samjhauta Express carnage would be halted. The killings also immediately shifted attention from India's domestic terrorists to Pakistan, said Hamid.
Marvi Memon, glamorous Pakistan Muslim League member, on the same programme, was appalled at the Pakistan government's expansion of the "India-appeasement package" by initially agreeing to send ISI chief to India. "I just don't get it," she exclaimed in exasperation.
She wondered how can you send the ISI chief to a " mulk jiske sath jang chal raha hai ...at a different level...," mentioning Kashmir and accusing India of blocking Pakistan's waters. Memon said, "They (Indians) are quite obsessed with anti-Pakistan speak and that unites them," she said. Memon also spoke about India's separatist movements and believed that India was only reaping the bitter harvest of the poisonous seeds it had sowed.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Good news: On March 8th, Muad'Dib was released from jail, where he was awaiting trial on charges of "attempting to corrupt the judicial system." In fact, Muad'Dib's alleged "crime" -- sending his 7/7 truth DVD to judge and jurors -- was clearly an attempt to PREVENT the corruption of the judicial system. Muad'Dib's Alice-in-Wonderland experience with British "justice" has included repeated denials of his requests for bail on the grounds that he failed to attend the bail hearings. Yet the very government that demanded his presence at the bail hearings refused to allow him to attend them by keeping him locked in his cell! Are we watching a re-make of Catch-22 or is this Monty Python meets Franz Kafka? Tune in and meet one of the bravest political prisoners of our time, 7/7 truth-teller Muad'Dib. (Interview archived here -- scroll ahead to the second hour.)
May 21, 2001
Accused in 7/7 Trial Acquitted
Anthony John Hill found not guilty after jury watched films on 7/7 and 9/11; while Pentagon employee injured on 9/11 has been denied trial in the US
By Enver Masud, THE WISDOM FUND
On May 12, at Southwark Crown Court in London, a jury returned and declared MuadDib (Anthony John Hill) innocent of attempting to "pervert the course of justice".
The jury watched MuadDib's film, The Ripple Effect, and heard in-depth discussions of both 7/7 and 9/11.
Mr Hill claimed that these were, in fact, false-flag attacks carried out for the purpose of providing a pretext for invading countries in the middle east in order to control their natural resources.
This is, perhaps, the first time such allegations of false-flag terror attacks have been made in front of a jury that apparently found them credible, and acquitted the accused.
Pentagon employee April Gallop's case filed in the United States has been denied a hearing before a jury.
On March 15, 2010, a Federal Judge in the Southern District of New York dismissed the complaint filed by Pentagon employee April Gallop and her son against Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Myers and as-yet unidentified government and military officials named as John Does.
Ms. Gallop's appeal has been dismissed by the United States Court of Appeals in New Haven, Connecticut.
The United States government is vigorously opposed to open examination of what really happened on 9/11.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Iran's intelligence minister says the country has reliable information that former head of the al-Qaeda terrorist group Osama bin Laden died of disease some time ago.
“We have accurate information that bin Laden died of illness some time ago,” Heidar Moslehi told reporters on the sidelines of a Cabinet meeting on Sunday.
He questioned Washington's claim that bin Laden was killed by American troops in a hiding compound in Pakistan on May 1.
“If the US military and intelligence apparatus have really arrested or killed bin Laden, why don't they show him (his dead body) why have they thrown his corpse into the sea?” Moslehi asked.
“When we apprehended [former Jundallah ringleader Abdul Malik] Rigi, we showed him and also aired his interview,” ISNA quoted the intelligence chief as saying.
By releasing such false news, he said, the White House seeks to overshadow regional awakening.
Moslehi said US officials resort to such PR campaigns to divert attention from their domestic problems as well as their “fragile” economic situation.
US President Barack Obama claimed that Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces on May 1 in a hiding compound in Pakistan.
A US official later announced that bin Laden's body was abruptly buried at sea, falsely boasting that his hasty burial was in accordance with the Islamic law, requiring burial within 24 hours of death.
However, burial at sea is not an Islamic practice and Islam does not have a timeframe for burial.
US officials also claimed their decision for a sea burial was made because no country would accept bin Laden's remains, without elaborating on which countries were actually contacted on the matter.
Analysts, however, have raised serious questions as to why US officials did not allow for the application of a DNA test to officially confirm the identity of the corpse before its hasty burial.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Kevin Barrett at a speaking engagement at Bradley University, sponsored by the Muslim Student Association. About 80% of Muslims worldwide, and 60% in the US, know 9/11 was an inside job.
Kevin Barrett, Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist and co-founder of Muslims for 9/11 Truth, will be visiting Turkey (May) and Germany (June) in a bid to build international support for the 9/11 truth movement.
Barrett's tour reflects an increase of interest in 9/11 truth among Muslims worldwide (roughly 80% of whom have known it was an inside job since September 2001) and Germans (89% of whom doubt the official myth of 9/11 according to a recent poll).
"I am honored by the invitation to visit Turkey, which is becoming a beacon of Islamic democracy and a staunch opponent of Zionism, fascism, and false-flag terror," Barrett said. "When Turkey was threatened by a massive wave of false-flag terror by the same kind of fascists who did 9/11, Turkish authorities succeeded in breaking up the conspiracy. Google Ergenekon for details. If American law enforcement had half the integrity of their Turkish counterparts, Cheney and his friends would have been jailed in mid-2001, the Twin Towers would still be standing, millions of murdered Iraqis and Afghanis would still be alive, and the U.S. would still be a democracy."
Barrett also complimented the German educational system for producing a population with Europe's lowest rate of cognitive disability: Less than 11% believe the official 9/11 fairy tale. "The Germans have always been educational innovators. They produced the first kindergartens and the first modern universities. Maybe they can offer the U.S. some suggestions about how to raise the general population beyond its current kindergarten-level understanding of the world."
For details about Barrett's speaking engagements, stay tuned to this website and/or to TruthJihad blog.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Why wouldn't they make every effort to take Bin Laden alive in order to glean potentially crucial information, then put him on trial? And if they had screwed up and killed him, why wouldn't they keep his body around long enough to satisfy a skeptical world -- and then have it buried according to Muslim custom, in order to avoid reprisals by millions of angry Muslims?
Muslims for 9/11 Truth board member Enver Masud predicted, almost exactly one year ago, that US authorities were preparing to stage "Bin Laden's death." Looks like Enver nailed that one!
Meanwhile, noted poet and journalist Jerry Mazza teases apart the many inconsistencies in the official account of OBL's alleged murder in a brand-new update published here first (11 a.m. Wed. 4/4/11). Listen to my conversation with Jerry Mazza today on Truth Jihad Radio, 1-2 pm Central, http://www.AmericanFreedomRadio.com
More lies my president told me?
By Jerry Mazza
As the President’s ratings were sinking, his approval for four wars diminishing, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner continued to push for a rise in the 14 billion plus national debt ceiling, Wall Street speculation was still driving up gas and food prices. What better time for Barack Obama to announce the assassination of Osama bin Laden by a team of Navy Seals. It’s a home-made bomb of good news to wipe away all the bad. In fact, as of May 4, 2011 the New York Times writes For Obama, Big Rise in Poll Numbers After Bin Laden Raid. “Among Independents it rose 11 points from last month, to 52 percent, while among Republicans it rose 15 points, to 24 percent.” For people of conscience it hit the bottom of the barrel.
But fibbing paid off as the President referred to bin Laden as the murderer of millions of Muslims, though bin Laden was originally recruited to fight with the Mujahadeen in a Jihad against the Russians who had attacked Afghanistan to keep a government they favored in power. This Mujahadeen was the brainchild of Zbigniew Brzezinsky, then NSA adviser to Jimmy Carter. The Mujahadeen itself was armed, trained, and paid for by the CIA. Al Qaeda was a file name in bin Laden’s laptop, meaning “the base,” a list of the best men Osama fought with in Russia. Al Qaeda was branded in 2001 by the CIA as the world’s most dangerous terror group, even though the Agency had bought and paid for its creation and maintenance.
Obama also called Osama the World’s Most Wanted Terrorist, but he neglected to mention not for the crime of 9/11. There was not enough evidence according to the FBI to keep him the number one terrorist on the 9/11 list. As to the mostly Saudi “purported terrorists,” whose pictures were hastily pulled out of an FBI file, FBI chief Robert Mueller said shortly after that we couldn’t be certain they were the perps. Actually, seven or eight of them had been living in Mid-Eastern countries at the time, and were victims obviously of identity theft. Also, why show any faces without complete certainty about who they are?
As to the airliners they purportedly hijacked, there are many who do not believe the impact and/or fires of the airliners brought down the World Trade Towers. 1492 hundred engineers and architects believe the Towers were brought down by internal demolition, as was Tower 7, never hit by an airliner, but “pulled” by internal demolition at the request of its owner, Larry Silverstein, because “there had been so much pain and suffering…” His announcement was made at 3 PM on 9/11 on national TV. Sure enough at 5:20 PM, down came Tower 7 in 6.5 seconds into its footprint, which is considered the model for Towers 1 and 2, leaving the desolation of Ground Zero. Trouble is it takes months not hours to rig an internal demo for a 47-story, steel framed building, so it had to be set already.
As to the Pentagon, it turned out there was only an eighteen foot wide entry hole and an even smaller exit hole. As you may know, military officer April Gallop, who had a top Pentagon security clearance, and who was back after a two-month maternity leave, her son Elisha in his basket beside her, experienced an internal explosion when she turned on her computer. It stopped the Pentagon clocks 7 minutes before Flight 77 purportedly hit the Pentagon at 9:38 AM, leaving no engines, no scuff marks, no luggage, no bodies, nothing but questions.
As to Shanksville, none other than former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld recently blurted out words to the effect that the Muslim terrorists were the people who blew Flight 93 out of the air. No, Don, that was probably us, too. None of this was mentioned in the President’s speech, lies simply of omission. There are more.
As to bin Laden, he entered the American Hospital in Dubai in July of 2001 for kidney dialysis, and also met there with the Mid-East US station chief, noted by Robert Baer in his book, Sleeping with the Devil - How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude. How could a man as ill as bin Laden have survived the balance of a decade with a serious illness, escaping from Tora Bora later in 2001, as US troops unsuccessfully tracked him? It would have been miraculous if not hard to believe.
The dean of American scholars on the subject of 9/11, David Ray Griffin, mentions in one of his 9/11 books, Osama bin Laden – Dead or Alive- that Bin Laden passed in Pakistan, in late December, 2001. There are death notices from Pakistan newspapers reproduced in the book, announcing that Bin Laden was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in Pakistan as keeping with the traditions of Islam. This fact was mentioned in the NYT, Huffington Post, and Yahoo News, but in slightly different contexts.
For instance, the body of bin Laden, according to Huffington Post, was “dropped in the sea in order to leave no definitive location for his final resting place” and done so only hours later. It was CNN that originally reported “the drop” hours later. And so, are we to take it as an article of faith that there was a body, or at least pictures somewhere of the deceased, bullet-riddled Osama bin Laden. The religious issue aside, without a body we really have no case. And invoking Muslim tradition becomes a thin argument.
In Griffin’s book, published in 2009 by Olive Branch Press, the burial was noted (on page 2) from The Observer of Pakistan and the cause of death was given as “serious complications of the lungs.” Bin Laden is described as having “a natural and quiet death.” The Observer of the Pakistan newspaper “wrote he himself attended the funeral of bin Laden and the saw his face prior to burial in Tora Bora 10 days [earlier].” The actual day the report was published was on December 25, 2001. The Observer also mentioned that “20 to 30 of al-Qada fighters attended the burial as well as members of his family and some friends from the Taliban. In the farewell ceremony to his final rest guns were fired in the air. The official stated that it is difficult to pinpoint the burial location of bin Laden because according to Wahhabi tradition no mark is left by the grave…
P.S. The report was publicized, published and elaborated upon by Fox News in the United States. Griffin’s 98-page book is well worth reading in its entirety for the treasure of information it contains, including “causes of death; two fake bin Laden videos in 2001; purported bin Laden messages after 2001; who might have been motivated to fabricate messages; and the convenient timing of many of the messages.” I doubt if anyone in the Obama White House read this book.
Again, according to Huffington Post, “The fight lasted 40 minutes…a surgical raid” conducted by a Navy Seals unit. Bin Laden’s adult son was killed, as were two of his couriers and a woman being used as a human shield [though one paper said it was bin Laden who had done that]. Also, his wife was said to have been killed. And Bin Laden himself ‘did resist the assault force’ a senior administration official said. How did he resist? Reports on Sunday night said the terrorist leader was ultimately shot in the head.” But how did he resist? No answers yet.
In fact, in May 4, 2011’s New York Times, New US Account Says Bin Laden was Unarmed During Raid. Now we are told, “Members of a Navy Seals team burst in on Bin Laden in the compound where he was hiding and shot him in a room on an upper floor, after a fierce gun battle with other operatives of Al Qaeda on the first floor.” Huh.
“Bin Laden’s wife, who was with him in the room, ‘rushed the U.S. assaulter and was shot in the leg but not killed,’ said the White House spokesman, Jay Carney, reading from the brief account, which was provided by the Defense Department. “Bin Laden was then shot and killed. He was not armed.” Sounds like an execution to me though it that ugly phrase is fudged…
“Mr. Carney said that Bin Laden’s lack of a weapon did not mean he was ready to surrender, and he and other officials reiterated that this was a violent scene, that there was heavy fire from others in the house, and that the commandos did not know whether the occupants were wearing suicide belts or other explosives.” Uh huh, uh huh.
But as you know by now, Osama wasn’t living in the caves of the Afghan/Pakistan border when this happened. He was secured in a “massive compound about an hour’s drive north from the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. He was hiding in the medium-sized city of Abbottabad, home to a large Pakistani military base and a military academy of the Pakistani Army, as described by The New York Times. So it would be a rather “safe” environment for him.
Huffington Post added that, “The house at the end of a narrow dirt road,” “was roughly eight times larger than other homes in the area, but had no telephone or Internet connections…” But the Times continues, “When American operatives converged on the house on Sunday, bin Laden ‘resisted the assault force’ and was killed [shot in the head] in the middle of an intense gun battle, a senior administration official said, but details [and everything else] were still sketchy. Obviously, the story was still being worked on. I predict it will continue to change ad infinitum.
Huffington added details that the neighborhood in Abbottabad was “insulated from urban areas or places susceptible to natural disaster and terrorist attacks. The home was ‘roughly eight times larger than the other homes in the area,’ and it was also surrounded by 12-to-18-foot-high walls, topped with barbed wire. It had two security gates and a value of roughly $1 million…
“An even more telling clue for intelligence operatives: The occupants of the house were burning their trash rather than putting it out for collection.” But “One senior administration official suggested bin Laden had been staying at the compound for at least six months without moving. Bin Laden was known to have regularly shifted locations to evade capture, so it’s unusual that he chose to stay in one spot for such an extended period.”
Perhaps it was also that, as Huffington Post adds, “More recently, the Obama administration had reduced the number of drone strikes in the area -- while ramping up surveillance -- in an effort to give the al Qaeda leader a heightened sense of safety in his home.” I’m sure the real estate agent pointed that out to Mr. bin Laden.
Nevertheless, in a Yahoo/AP article it was said, Bin Laden’s neighbors noticed unusual things. There were 23 children at the compound and unclear, even in a large house, how that many people could live there. Various names were given, various languages were spoken, a group of expensive SUV’s surrounded the house, and things seemed out of kilt.
But knowledge of the resident, i.e. the presence of a “high value target,” i.e. bin Laden, came through “a courier who had a very close relationship with Osama.” Osama’s locale was also mentioned by the ever-confessing, ever-waterboarded Khalid Sheik Mohammed, supposed mastermind of 9/11. And so Santa’s helpers “…began working on a plan to get him.” And on that evidence they prepared to attack a massive compound. Or course, the deft attack team managed to have one of its helicopters crash nearby due to mechanical failure. One of three men killed in the gun battle was said to be bin Laden’s son (reminiscent of Kaddafi) and the other two his couriers. What, no carrier pigeons?
Of course, the announcement received the full drama of Obama’s rhetoric Sunday night, coming directly from the White House. America’s thumbs, regardless of the anomalies, were thrust up in victory gestures hither and yon. And Obama dutifully warned us that this victory must not signal an end to our vigilance against terrorists and those who would seek to harm us. What he didn’t mention was that since our original mission to attack Afghanistan was to get Osama, now that that was done, we could be pulling our troops out of A-land, and Pakistan (with whom we did not consult on this mission), and Iraq, still smoldering in the ruins of our shock and awe, and out of Libya, convulsing under NATO air strikes, and save billions.
Nevertheless, back here in New York City, security is being beefed up, paranoia ramped, and warnings made of possible reprisals from allies of the slain Osama.
But you have to stop and think for a minute, who are the real terrorists here? I know Obama said, “We didn’t ask for this fight. It was brought to us…” It could as well have been brought to us by George Bush and Company as an inciting incident to their hegemonic march for oil in the Caspian Sea Region and Iraq, which march has not diminished but expanded beyond Pakistan into Africa now, and is still bankrupting us, morally and financially, and killing many in its wake.
In fact, there was no mention of withdrawal from anywhere. So it’s Homeland Security and business as usual if not more. Yet, many people are waving flags down at the still uncompleted World Trade Center and gathering to celebrate “the victory.” My question to them is, how has the world changed for you? Are the troops coming come? Is the price of gas and food going down? How does one more fallen, albeit high level, enemy signal a massive victory?
The real celebration should come when every single American soldier has come home, when jobs have begun to be created in the hundreds of thousands, and when the economy is pulled back from the brink of catastrophe, and when we all see substantial proof that the “taking out” of Osama took place, i.e. photos of the corpse, a death certificate, etcetera. I’ll save my celebration for that day and let this clever intelligence move pass. Call me cynical if you wish, but Libya was supposed to be a “limited mission,” as was Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Meanwhile they are still all ongoing.
That’s why I have real difficulty swallowing this Pyrrhic victory and its rigged tale, including bin Laden’s military nickname of “Geronimo EKIA.” Isn’t that just a touch racist, characterizing one slain “Apache leader in the 19th century who spent many years fighting the Mexican and U.S. armies until his surrender in 1886,” with a purported Mid-East leader defending his people against the U.S.? That represents a certain “skin-deep” thinking, another unusual lie from the dusky-skinned Obama.
Jerry Mazza is a freelance writer, life-long resident of New York City. An EBook version of his book of poems “State Of Shock,” on 9/11 and its after effects is now available at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. He has written hundreds of articles on politics and government as Associate Editor of theintrepidreport.com(formerly Online Journal). Reach him at gvmaz(at)verizon(dot)net.