By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

This week, CIA director Leon Panetta, admitted there has been no information on Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts since “the early 2000’s.”  During briefings with the directors of Paksitan’s information and intelligence agencies it was confirmed that Osama bin Laden had been killed, as stated by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, in 2001.  “Informed sources,” senior Pakistani commanders who worked with the CIA and bin Laden against the Soviets back in the 1980s, had confirmed Osama bin Laden’s death, as reported in the mainstream Islamic news, as having occurred on December 15, 2001.  Confirmations this week by CIA Director Panetta that Al Qaeda strength is negligible is preparation for a accompanying “sea change” in the US approach toward ending the conflict in Afghanistan.

For years, General McChrystal, whose recent resignation for “foot in the mouth disease” ignored the facts of Afghanistan, hatred by Afghani’s of Karzai, massive corruption, huge US payoffs to the Taliban and involvement by everyone around him in the drug cartel led by his friends in the Northern Alliance and “Karzai Brothers Incorporated.”  His only military success, the Marjeh operation, turned out to be one of the worst military failures in American histroy, attacking an lightly populated area, misrepresented as a huge enemy stronghold and still not being able to hold onto even that.

America awaits General Stanley McChrystal, the famed “bin Laden hunter,” waiting to see what right wing extremist group or defense contractor opens its checkbook first, thanking him for his years of extremely unsuccessful but “oh so profitable” service.  He will then spend his life, or the remainder of it, playing golf at GOP functions and whining about how he was betrayed and kept from “winning the war in Vietnam” or was it Afghanistan?  Did he ever really know the difference?


The famed Scottish poet had no idea he would be  describing the Bush/Cheney “War on Terror” when he wrote these immortal words so many years ago.  What do we know is true?  There was once a man named Osama bin Laden.  His family, lifelong friends of the Bush clan, are wealthy pro-American Saudis.  Their son, Osama bin Laden, was a sensitive, deeply religious family man who agreed to fight alongside the CIA backed Mujahideen in Afghanistan.  Beyond this, we know nothing at all.  With audio and video recordings of bin Laden now debunked as phony or mistranslations, there is little evidence that bin Laden ever encouraged or supported terrorism in any way.  The massive weight of generally accepted belief, based on literally millions of stories of bin Laden’s terrorist groups and their endless machinations are just that, stories, remnants of the dark recesses of Paul Wolfowitz, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney’s imagination and desire to invent a “Hitleresque” enemy to blame the mysteries of 9/11 on.

Similarly, Al Qaeda is really an invention, simply a brand name put on a disorganized group of suicide bombers, angry tribesmen, drug dealers and CIA/Mossad agents.  You can’t spend three trillion dollars, suspend the constitution and invade country after country, not without an “axis of evil,” a terrorist mastermind and a mysterious organization bent on world destruction, mythology right out of a James Bond novel.  The best part of it, all you have to do is invade countries like Iraq and Afghanistan and, low and behold, you will be up to your neck in civil war, terrorism, suicide bombers, IEDs and debt. 

With war profits soaring, gasoline prices through the roof, the national debt at over 13 trillion dollars and 65 billion in heroin pumping out of Afghanistan, a country totally “poppy free” when we arrived, it doesn’t take a genius to see why it was so important for the “cardboard lotharios” Bush and Cheney to invent make-believe bad guys who could never be beaten because they never existed in the first place.


When Kissinger negotiated the disastrous end to the Vietnam war, getting back half our POWs and setting up the destruction of South Vietnam, all to get his Nobel Peace Prize, he was simply doing what he does best, deceiving.  When, after Nixon announced one of the great lies of his political career, and that is saying alot, that “all” POW’s had been returned, he condemned hundreds of Americans to a lingering death in Southeast Asia.  Veterans Today editor, Special Forces Colonel Jim Hanke, while a POW recovery officer in Thailand tells of reliable live sightings many years after the end of the war.  Official orders to our military, “No POWs allowed home alive, none!”  Who is responsible for this?  “Hanoi John” Sidney McCain, United States Senator, that’s who.

When tapes were declassified and released, tapes of Nixon and Kissinger discussing POWs held by North Vietnam inside Laos, hundreds of Americans who had never been mentioned in the peace agreement, the news was quickly suppressed, kept out of the papers, kept away from our military.  Thus, when after the war, for decades, Senator John McCain, worked to suppress evidence, silence activists and provide cover for the North Vietnamese government reputed to have tortured him for years, a claim refuted by Colonel Ted Guy, we see lies compound, lies that cost American lives.  These lies from Vietnam, whether the secret military records of George W. Bush or the secret POW debriefing of John McCain or the secret reports by General Jan Senja of American POWs shipped to Russian gulags, all share the same end results as the Bush era “whoppers” involving 9/11, Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, CIA involvement in Afghan drugs or the massive Blackwater/Halliburton financial scandals and dozens of other issues, not dozens, more likely hundreds.


All evidence the US used, Colin Powell swore to, all evidence Bush gave the America public regarding Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, 9/11, Afghanistan, domestic terrorism, Hurricane Katrina, his secret visits to Dover Air Force base to greet American war dead, in fact almost everything he ever said, they ever said,  was untrue.  Time has debunked all of it.  No weapons were found.  No Osama bin Laden was found.  No training bases in Afghanistan were found.  All we have are a few confessions, gotten through torture and thousands of questions unanswered, questions about criminal acts committed by hundreds of government and military officials, not just illegal torture or kidnapping but mostly financial crimes, outright theft, hundreds of billions disappeared, covered up, hidden away, written off as though it never existed.

For years, those surrounding Obama have been trying to get out from under the pile of manure sold the American people as rose petals.  Real courage would be “tough love.”  No, boys with box cutters didn’t knock down the World Trade Center, especially “magic building 7.”

No, Osama bin Laden didn’t get plastic surgery, shrink 5 inches and move to Israel to make video tapes, especially not after he died.

No, those mysterious terrorist organizations that can only be fought by landing plane after plane on runways adjacent to heroin producing facilities…

Yes, imagine the dozens of terrorists that thousands of Americans, died to find, hundreds of thousands have been wounded or injured to destroy, terrorists living at the ends of the earth with nothing to blow up but rocks and mud huts.  What’s wrong with this picture?

America has known for certain, no doubt, that Osama bin Laden has been dead yet over 300 Americas have lost their lives looking for him since then, all to perpetuate a lie, a scam to play election games with, scare small children and play on the fears of the weak minded.

Add the 5000 dead, following Colin Powell’s fairly tales about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the hundreds of thousands of Americans whose lives have been destroyed, million of lives in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and you have a tragedy of epic proportions, all perpetrated for personal gain, all nothing but a massive fraud.

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  1. JF  July 8, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    “America awaits General Stanley McChrystal, the famed “bin Laden hunter,” waiting to see what right wing extremist group or defense contractor opens its checkbook first, thanking him for his years of extremely unsuccessful but “oh so profitable” service. He will then spend his life, or the remainder of it, playing golf at GOP functions… ”
    What a buffoon. General McChrystal admits that he voted for The Person Currently Occupying the White House.

    All you 9/11 conspiracy folks need to get off the Kool Aide.
    Semper Fi

  2. AS  July 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    this is exact, Sheykh Ibn Laden died the 14th Decmeber around 22H00 pm… ISI did not provide any information, the info was relayed by arabic sources fighting american-israeli invasion of Afghanistan… Ibn Awad Ibn Laden confirmed that he has nothing to do with 9/11 (this was the purpose of french military harassment to our webistes in french) and he blamed directly Israel and the israeli jews within the american government !

    Now Ben Laden was too dangerous to stray alive and free, that’s why american wanted to cut him off and claimed that he was their asset, he was indirectly but not directly, his organisation never existed, it is a pure creation, like TIM OSMAN… it was a data base of names of fighters came to Afghanistan during the 80 s, that’s what it was… When Bin Laden understood the grreat chessboard he called on to strike american in the area… Something israelis understood very well and done in Kenya and Yemen to bring their protector indefinitively in the Middle East and help israel grows… That was surely a mistake from Bin Laden, the other was to work with ISI, a bunch of bourgeois cast, un-islamic, ruling Pakistan for their masters in the West… killing their own people for the sake of american billions of thin paper…

    and Allah swt knows the Best

  3. TerryW  July 7, 2010 at 7:55 am

    If you have not seen this:

    The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes


  4. Gordon Duff  July 6, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Hey Pawloskis,
    You are a funny guy, no, not “ha ha funny,” but the other kind.

  5. Matt G.  July 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Interesting article. I’d like to point out, though, that the phrase you’re going for is “lo and behold”, not “low and behold”, which suggests that I moo (low) while I behold.

  6. SP  July 6, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    This isn’t news! Where are the sources of your so called “facts”. This is an essay, and not very interesting either.

  7. TO EVERYONE  July 5, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Nukes give off an EMP burst apon detenation. Be sure you do this and store it in a lead box. Retrieve an alternator. Disassemble it. Remove the armature. Remove the force fitted coil. Replace the coil with a permenate magnet from a speaker of the correct size in diameter. You may need two. Use screwdriver to lock up the alternator blades BEFORE reassembly. Apon reassembly, the alternator will attempt to turn. simply remove the screwdriver, and this unit wil deliver 12 v.d.c. Remove the diode inside while unassembled and then it will deliever 12 v.a.c. Put this to step-up transformers and you will have 110-120 v.a.c. Then you will need some car batteries lead plates and a propane torch to make a lead box to store this in to secure it from EMP bursts. Build a EMP emitter from a microwave (look up on U-tube) to test the box. Make the box thick to help ensure it’s constructed good.
    As for this article. It is great. Keep the information flowing before the net is siezed and controled by them. My thoughts on what we can do to help control some of what they do is to address our concerns on the material that gives them their power. Money. Remove this element and they will not have as much power. The problem with this idea is that the majority of the public must work together in order for it to have any effect. Explain this truths to your children so they are aware of it and do not join THEIR zombie/drone military force branches. No service men, = no one to send overseas. What is going to happen when the sun makes that oil in the gulf to hot? God forbid that happens. Might be like the oil fields in Iraq. I don’t know what would happen then. Mexico would be a nightmare crisis. maybe thats why the U.S. is trying to open its borders to them? Intresting diversion of what’s going on in the middle east. Intresting way to put our forces closer to columbia. Plus all that methane gas in the gas pocket under that oil well will probably go pop. That would be a nightmare the world will never forget and the reprecussions would be astronomical in numbers. Simular to the astroid that wiped out the dino’s. Want an idea of what will happen? Look up the videos on it, on Youtube as well. Remember the news article on the missing nuke that went from the Dakotas to the base in Alabama? Wonder where the 6th one is? It went missing. Remember DHS saying on their web site that within the next 5 years they believe there will be a nulear detonation or a bio attack on U.S. soil? Remember the Georgia Guidestones first order of buisness? = Mexico? You know the U.S. is setting up mulitple bases in Columbia of the take over of the South American Union. That’s why Venezualia is gearing up for war at it’s borders with columbia because they know this is what the U.S. and it’s allies are setting up to do. In the middle east, You might want to keep an eye on Maccadonia. That’s where it’s gonna pop at over there. Hezbollia knows that the U.S. and Iran is about to go at it and N.A.T.O. is in on it as well. Iran is the last one to remove from the path so that the way of the kings of the east is prepared for another invasion. Remember revalations? They are the Asian Union. They too will come up aginst the middle east when they don’t get the oil as promised by the U.S. and the great whore of the north (the Europian union). (note:flag has 12 stars and a woman riding a beast) (Australia is the queen of the south(part of England)) The U.S. is using Solo sanctions to envoke Iran into a first MILITARY strike. The U.S. already has it’s military forces in place. What I find intresting is that the U.S. and it’s N.A.T.O. allies can not aford to open a 3rd front, we don’t have the CONVENTIONAL RESOURSES to do this. This only leaves Nuclear, bio, & chemical warfare left to use….And H.A.A.R.P. The U.S. has been effective on the African Union with starvation to reduce/wipeout most of that population already. That’s what was behind the 1980’s food shortage crisis. Here in the states the Government has been running practise drills and R&D on how to best contain the common U.S. citizens like the drill in Phillidelphia and Katrina and the practise runs in Virgina to round us up into the detention camps/centers (over 800 of them in the U.S. alone) The N1H1 hype/scare was to prep us for a bio attack or extermination in these camps as uncurable & contagious. What virus will they use? Probably Ebola. The U.S. is the only one to have a sample of it as far as I know of at this time. The “Powers that be” are not worried about it because they already have a cure for it, I’m sure. Just like the H.I.V./Aids cure they have. btw. That can be cured easly. Rmember how a woman can shatter lead chrystal glass with her voice at a certain frequency? All viruses are chrystaline in nature. They will all shatter when subjected to this frequency. It is harmless to other biological tissues. The Government does not want you to know this. Sorry for any miss spelled words or typos.

  8. Gordon Duff  July 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    The bin Laden opinion by Panetta is only a reminder that Gates did the same thing 2 years ago in even stronger language. The US was informed, by the ISI, of bin Ladens death in a communique on December 15, 2001. President Bush chose not to acknowledge it as he had not yet invaded Iraq looking for bin Laden. As for illegal aliens, we thank Ronald Reagan for opening the floodgates and the GOP for keeping them open.
    Amnesty is a half assed way for dealing with 20 million slave labors and house-boys for rich republicans. If you are unaware of the policies reflected here, I will be glad to provide the history along with the million spent lobbying for open borders by the ag lobby, NAM and US Chamber of Commerce.
    No dems ever supported bringing in workers.
    No dems ever supported bringing in workers.
    Can we be clear on that?

  9. major  July 4, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I am not sure I can subscribe to the Author’s dim view of McChrystal, when he has been touted as one of our best combat generals. If youre right and he is allegedly the best then we are in deep do-do. I tend to think he was being micro-managed by the administration on daily basis and couldnt make any effective moves and then he was sacrificed to save Obama’s arse.

    I assume they threatened him with a court-martial, if he revealed anything about the current events in Afghanistan and his relationship with the administration during his tenure.

    As far the death of Osama just after 911, we have heard so many false rumors, who can we believe; certainly not Panetta. If Bush knew he killed him in late 2001, dont you think he would have trumpeted that. That would have been a major blow to jihadism coming so close after 911. It would have so demoralised the Islamiist movement, that they would have been set back years.

    I am not saying I am fond of Bush after his poor performance in his 2nd term. He went from Commander-in-Chief in his first term, to Appeaser-in-Chief in his second term. He was the main reason for Obama’s election due to his poor political savvy whhen attempting to curry the hispanic vote by advocating amnesty for illegals.

  10. Bill  July 3, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Its high time to begin arrests of the criminals responsible for this disaster.

    It can start at AEI, and ‘think tanks’ where Wolfowitz, Perle, Kagan, Wurmsur, Gaffney et al then on to AIPAC, the media, and the DC criminals.

  11. Robbie the Pict  July 3, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Not only is your point about the dead cash cow Bin Laden well made but you must be congratulated on correctly attributing the ‘tangled web’ quotation to Sir Walter Scott in Marmion, not that Shakespeare chappie south of the border, as usually happens!

  12. Bruce Klemash  July 2, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I salute you on sir and our service men and women and their families who suffer because of this madness. I neveer thought this country would be STUPID enough to fall into another Vietnam, but we outdid ourselves with this war on terror.

  13. Gordon Duff  July 1, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Soldiers mom,
    We are doing it right now. Our Af/Pak studies group has submitted recommendations which are being implemented trilaterally by the US, Afghansitan and Paksitan that will begin to reform the military in Afghanistan. We have more recommendations under consideration. I am oddly hopeful. g

  14. soldiers mom  July 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you so much for the information.
    Now what can we do about this. How do “we” stop the madness?

  15. K. Rechtstein  June 30, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Thank you Gordon for an other excellent eye opener. Should be made known to every high school student in the USA and abroad, so they become aware of what the history books are hiding from them and do not want them to know. The fact that POWs were abandonned to die by Kissinger-Nixon is outrageous and should be enough to send the criminal bugger Kissinger behind bars to the end of his miserable life. These criminal ‘advisers’ are cynical monsters, less than sub-humans.

  16. Tim Osman  June 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Fantastic Article. I tweeted it, and am sending it everywhere. Great summary of the lies and treason put upon us by our “intelligence agencies”.

  17. Tim Osman  June 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Fantastic Article. I tweeted it, and am sending it everywhere. Great summary of the lies and treason put upon us by our “intelligence agancies”.

  18. John H  June 30, 2010 at 9:19 am

    And don’t ever forget the hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis and Afghanis.
    A lie is a lie, and a life is a life.

  19. Jordon  June 30, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Hi Gordon,

    I was a little shocked when I read this article….

    I’m not used to seeing the truth actually in print..


  20. Lese Majeste  June 30, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Another Big Lie of 9/11 was the destructin of WTC 6. That building sustained major damage from falling debris, was damn near shorn in half, yet did not fall magically down into its own footprint.

    Click on the link to see some photos of WTC 6 and then wonder how in the hell it didn’t fall, yet WTC 7 did?

    The 8-story WTC 6 lay between the North Tower and WTC 7. WTC 6 was evidently damaged before either tower fell and had an unexplained crater that went to the lowest basement level. The basement of the building appears to have experienced an explosion at the exact moment the South Tower collapsed. In this photo the rubble of the North Tower is on the left and the remains of WTC 7 are on the lower right.

    The destruction of WTC 6 is one of the many unexplained questions of 9-11. This 8-story building suffered a huge crater in its center which went all the way down to sub-basement levels. What caused the huge crater in the middle of WTC 6?


  21. Hamish Pillay  June 30, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Thank you for this article. It confirms what I have been saying all along, bin Laden died in 2001. It further confirms that those in Capitol Hill do not care enough about their own people are only concerned with returning favours to their powerful benefactors. American civilians and servicemen are intentionally put in harm’s way so that a few can profit from it. The American people should hold Bush et al to account for their actions and the atrocities they committed.

  22. Dee  June 30, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Excellent article. You covered all the main points, should be easy to understand the situation, and yet we are still there. I’m just waiting for the next “false-flag” that will keep things going forever. I’m all out of hope for a better tomorrow. And there you have it.

  23. Joe  June 29, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Like @henry said, “outstanding article — thank you”

  24. btaylor  June 29, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    My guess that the past last general will become the darling of the GOP and now will be be groomed to go after Obama in 12..He’s jus what they want..he and darlin Lil from Alaska,,what a glamorus ticket.. the 50K+ a pop speaking tour and fund raiser tour will be coming to a stump near you..Just you watch..

    It seems our so called leaders have been selling us to the devil for as long as I can remember..How may guys were sent to Russian Gulags to die..
    Johnson blessed the Liberty attack..tricky and Henery just waved in passing on the guys rotting out there and how many other “leaders” have turned their back on many of us..
    Its our duty as survivors to never forget and never let these traitors off the hook..and to pull the truth from their lies.

  25. MK  June 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Dear Gordon,

    I can almost hear John F. Kennedy’s voice in the background saying, “Gordon, I wish that I had been around long enough to get to know you.” Not only is this editorial magnificent in its candor, but it is so overdue. I particularly liked the humor of Osama not moving to Israel to record videos AFTER his death. 😉

    Excellent piece, sir, I have emailed to a bunch of people already. I might even send it to some main stream reporters…although I doubt that they will print it–at least not yet.

    Take care,

    Your fan,


  26. Gary Walker  June 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Yo Gordon,

    I recall reading (2002) about an American “journalist” interviewing general Tommy Franks in Afghanistan. He asked the general, “So how’s the hunt for Osama going?” Franks replied, ” That’s not my mission.” No follow up. I wonder what the mission was. I certainly do not know what it is now.

  27. henry  June 29, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    outstanding article — thank you

  28. Brian  June 29, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Due to my extensive research its obvious Osama bin Laden aka former CIA asset Tim Osman had nothing to do with the 911 attacks. Yes indeed a Mossad operation.

    The following information is from an article written by the Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh: Many of the investigators believe that some of the initial clues that were uncovered about the terrorists’ identities and preparations, such as flight manuals, were meant to be found. A former high-level intelligence official told me, “Whatever trail was left was left deliberately—for the F.B.I. to chase.”


    This is one of many clues that 911 wasn’t masterminded by Muslims.

  29. David Martin  June 29, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    On the matter of the unforgivable betrayal of our POWs by the liars who continue to rule the United States, see “An Enormous Crime: The Definitive Account of American POWs Abandoned in Southeast Asia,” by Bill Hendon and Elizabeth Stewart, which is reviewed at http://www.dcdave.com/article5/100303.htm .

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