AMERICA WON TERROR WAR IN 2001
BIN LADEN’S DEATH NEWS SUPPRESSED TO SUPPORT IRAQ WAR INTEL LIES
By Gordon Duff and Raja Mujtaba STAFF WRITERS
Osama bin Laden died during or immediately after the Tora Bora attack in December 2001. The cause is believed to have been wounds complicated by advanced kidney disease. This fact is universally accepted in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere in the Islamic world.
It has now reached the point in Pakistan that whenever an Osama bin Laden tape is on television, people roll around the floor laughing themselves to death. This has been verified through the highest levels of Pakistan’s military and intelligence services who have confirmed that, not only has Bin Laden been dead for years but the United States has known and accepted this fact, a fact well known to our political, intelligence and military leaders, since well before the invasion of Iraq and confirmed by sources active in FBI counter-terrorism at that time.
Why would President Bush, then sporting a 95% approval rating, have traded a huge American win to justify another war in Iraq, a war now proven unneeded? How much was gained by keeping a focus on bin Laden, who had denied any involvement in 9/11, when no other real enemy existed? Think Patriot Acts, rendition, wire tapping, oil and defense profiteering, convenient election time bin Laden threats and much more.
Brilliant and highly successful military operations by American soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, soldiers who have felt the sting of humilitation and failure for years, brought about the "escape" of bin Laden, never received deserved honors and thanks. Instead, our troops were blamed for ineptness, incompetence and worse for reasons that were entirely political.
It was more important for the administration to have a "boogeyman" to bring out to "frighten the children" than to thank our troops or even claim a real success which would have bolstered the popularity of President Bush and relieved the fears of millions of Americans.
When Bush’s popularity plummeted, eventually nearing and below 20%, and the continual threats of terror war had grown tiresome, bin Laden, dead to the Islamic world for years, could not be miraculously resurrected to die again on cue. After the phony intelligence fiasco of the Iraq war, the credibility for such theatre no longer existed. Thus, thousands of Americans continue to hunt a denizen of the spirt world, some giving their lives in this meaningless endeavor.
Questioning those of the Islamic world who knew Osama bin Laden as a leader in the fight to expell Russia from Afghanistan and the millions who admired his courage, some things quickly become apparent.
- Few in the Islamic world believe Al Qaeda existed then or exists now. Arab fighters in Waziristan, center of the Pakistan based war, are few in number and claim no allegiance to a mysterious worldwide terror organization run by a ghost.
- By 2002 70% of the Islamic world believed bin Laden to be dead with numbers going to 85% a year later and only a few "conspriacy nuts" now believe him to be alive. Yes, Islam has them also.
- Muslims are shocked at how easily Americans can be misinformed and find amazement every time a bin Laden report comes out. They equate reports of bin Laden sightings as having the same credibility as continual reports of Elvis seen in American tabloids.
- Muslims see Israel as being responsible for the mysterious resurrection of long dead bin Laden whose ghost campaigned for George W Bush in the 2004 election. It is their belief that, although bin Laden may have been very angry at the American government, he would never have wished such a thing on the American people. The Koran would have forbidden it.
America’s war on terror has been based on convincing the American people of a lie, not just the lie that bin Laden is alive and leading our enemies, but that the Islamic world believes bin Laden is alive. That the Islamic world has long believed bin Laden dead is fact, not conjecture.
If everyone who would potentially support Osama bin Laden believes he is dead, what does this tell us? This part is fact. Thus, he has no subordinants, no followers, no networks, nothing. American policy is entirely based on lying to the American people, not that bin Laden is alive but that Islam believes him to be alive and that millions are following him.
Nobody is following bin Laden, anyone claiming this would be locked in a lunatic asylum. It would be prettymuch the same as saying you are Napoleon or believe in the Easter Bunny.
It isn’t necessary for anyone to prove 9/11 was an inside job or that we invented Al Qaeda to pass crazy laws at home and send our military on a worldwide quest for oil. All we know is that one lie, a massive lie, can be proven. America has been lied to about something so important that it would have changed world histroy and saved thousands of lives.
We know why the lie was told. We know the Pentagon, the CIA and our press had to be involved. We know the lie is still being told, a lie that has made America the laughing stock of the world. After bin Laden’s death, America became a different country.
Because Americans were told he lived and was trying to destroy us, we passed laws giving up freedoms. Because we were told he lived, we spent hundreds of billions of dollars fighting someone who didn’t exist, giving up our standard of living, our jobs and pushing our nation into bankruptcy. Because we were told he lived, we gave up the lives of thousands of our sons and daughters and destroyed the lives of countless thousands of others.
Congratulations, belatedly, President Bush. The mission was accomplished, long before you even claimed it was. The terrorists in Afghanistan were destroyed, their leader was killed and it was all over. We had won.
We could have claimed victory and stopped that day. America would have been safer, richer and better for it. Every disaster since then was based on one lie. Even a child could piece it all together.
(An interesting additional read on this subject related to a book by Professor David Griffin can be viewed at this British site: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1212851/Has-Osama-Bin-Laden-dead-seven-years–U-S-Britain-covering-continue-war-terror.html)
ABOUT AUTHORS: Veterans Today Senior Editor Gordon Duff and Pakistan Correspondent Raja Mujtaba are combat veterans and experienced commentators on military and intelligence issues.
Raja Mujtaba’s website is www.opinion-maker.com
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