“A wise man will learn more from his enemies than a fool from his friends.”
Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)
Although, curiously, very little mention is made of Osama bin Laden by the Bush Administration or its propaganda machine now, bin Laden was put forth as the scapegoat for what happened on September 11, 2001. “All the trademarks of Al Qaeda,”“He did it!” Bush Administration plutocrats proclaimed with their fingers pointed directly at Osama bin Laden. The major media outlets, most notably FoxNews, then did what they do best – sell a story – and convinced many unthinking Americans that they knew who the culprits were – bin Laden and Al Qaeda.
Since September 11, 2001, the United States military has invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, killing thousands of Afghani and Iraqi people, both military and civilians, and as of this writing, including 1005 confirmed dead and over 7000 wounded of America’s young men and women. Justification for these invasions of sovereign countries and the resulting death and destruction was the allegation that America was now fighting, (preemptively – supposedly for the very first time in American history – before we saw “mushroom clouds over our cities”) a “war on terrorism.”
But Osama states he was not involved in 9/11, nor did he have knowledge of the attacks.
“I was not involved in the September 11 attacks in the United States nor did I have knowledge of the attacks. There exists a government within a government within the United States. The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; to the people who want to make the present century a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity. That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks….The American system is totally in control of the Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States.”OBL
This statement by bin Laden was made during an interview appeared in the Karachi daily Ummat, believed to have close connections to Islamic groups in Afghanistan. The newspaper says it submitted questions for bin Laden to Taliban officials and received written replies.(Story filed: 16:42 Friday 28th September 2001 on Ananova. http://www.ananova.com/)
We can learn several thngs from the bin Laden quote:
1.He was not involved nor had knowledge of the attacks of September 11.
2.There exists a government within the government of the United States.
3.The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of the attacks of September 11 within itself.
4.The same perpetrators want to make the present century into a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity.
5.This secret government, “the government within the government,” must be asked as to who carried out the attacks
6.The American system is totally in control of the Jews whose
7.First priority is Israel, and not the United States.
Let’s take bin Laden’s statements one at a time:
In the first sentence Bin Laden claims he was not involved in the WTC / Pentagon attacks. Nor did he have knowledge of such attacks. Given these facts,we can safely assume neither was Al Qaeda involved. If the leader had no knowledge, how could the followers be planning and organizing such an undertaking, much less carry it out w/o his knowledge. Taken at face value, that is in complete contradiction from what propaganda we were bombarded with immediately after the attacks and for several months following until the US invaded Afghanistan and then Iraq.
Now we hear very little about OBL except he is in hiding somewhere on the Afghani – Pakistani mountainous border and that the US may provide him “captured” as a pre-election offering to the party faithful and outside unbelievers to support Bush’s contention that he is the “War President.”
We know now neither bin Laden nor Al Qaeda were connected with Iraq’s Saddam Hussein. Now, we don’t hear too much about bin Laden, and we certainly don’t see this quote of his repeated. Not even once anywhere in the US papers that I am aware of since this interview. Neither do we see any evidence presented that ties Osama and Al Qaeda to the WTC Demolition. Nothing.
Am I the only one thinking that, given all the billions the three letter plutocratic departments get to ‘gather intelligence” we should have some evidence by now? I mean, really, it’s been three years. Possible evidence provided by government plutocrats that qualify under the Rules of Evidence to be admitted into a court of law that criminally links Osama bin Laden or Al Qaeda to 9/11?
You say the government isn’t going to reveal any evidence it may have linking a criminal to 911 before a trial. Granted. But has any other ‘evidence’ presented survived the scrutiny of the 9/11 Investigative Community, i.e. “we the people?” Methinks not. The case made by the US government for Al Qaeda / OBL being responsible for September 11 is unconvincing to say the least, and thought to be by many an outright fraud / hoax. Several web sites in existence since immediately following 9/11 show that most convincingly, as does the newest 9/11 investigative video released to date: 9/11 The Plane Site. http://www.policestate21.com/
Michael Ruppert, a trained police officer / detective turned investigative reporter, accused Dick Cheney of being the “Big One” behind the 9/11 attacks and claimed in a public speech before the prestigious Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to have “overwhelming evidence” he would “confidently and proudly” put before a district attorney or jury for use in an indictment. www.fromthewilderness.com/PDF/Commonwealth.pdf
New Yorkers at least think something is amiss. A recent Zogby poll reveals that 50% of those closest to ‘Ground Zero’ – New Yorkers – think “leaders in the US Government” were somehow complicit in the attacks or “had prior knowledge of the attacks and consciously failed to take action.” 66% of New Yorkers want renewed private investigations into 911 to “examine the still unanswered questions.” http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=855
Number of 9/11 suspects brought to trial, convicted and serving time in prison since 9/11? Not a one. Why not? Could it be because there is no evidence against Al Qaeda or bin Laden?
Could it possibly be that Osama bin Laden is telling the truth – he had nothing to do with 9/11?
Learning From Our Enemies, part two, “Government within the government.”