Osama Bin Framed?
The 16th censored story from the Project Censored list reads:
That's true. But the bigger story is the possibility that Osama Bin Framed.
#16 No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11
The Muckraker Report, June 6, 2006, and Ithaca Journal, June 29, 2006
Title: “FBI says, ‘No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11’”
Author: Ed Haas
The Real Bin Laden Denied Responsibility
On September 16, 2001 Bin Laden denied responsibility for 9/11, stating:
Would Mr. Bragging-Terrorist himself deny such a devastating attack had he carried it out?
According to video experts (and see this) and top Bin Laden experts, recent Bin Laden videos are fake.
Even Walter Cronkite, America's most trusted newsman, said of a previous Bin Laden tape:
"I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing...."
Why would Cronkite say this? Well, all of Bin Laden's videos since his initial denial of responsibility for 9/11 seem to praise whatever person, viewpoint or country the Neocons currently wish to demonize. You know, if Bin Laden endorses it, then we Americans should be against it.
And Bin Laden's videos always come at the most politically expedient time for the White House. Just like all of the other terror scares.
Dead or Alive?
Of course, many say that Bin Laden is dead (see, for example, these reports from Israeli intelligence and Pakistani intelligence).
But even if Bin Laden is alive, the U.S. has missed numerous slam-dunk opportunities to capture or kill him:
· A retired Colonel and Fox News military analyst said:
"We know, with a 70 percent level of certainty — which is huge in the world of intelligence — that in August of 2007, bin Laden was in a convoy headed south from Tora Bora. We had his butt, on camera, on satellite. We were listening to his conversations. We had the world’s best hunters/killers — Seal Team 6 — nearby. We had the world class Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) coordinating with the CIA and other agencies. We had unmanned drones overhead with missiles on their wings; we had the best Air Force on the planet, begging to drop one on the terrorist. We had him in our sights; we had done it ....Unbelievably, and in my opinion, criminally, we did not kill Usama bin Laden."· The CIA commander in charge of the capture of Bin Laden during the invasion of Afghanistan said that the U.S. let Bin Laden escape from Afghanistan
· CIA agents met with Bin Laden two months before 9/11, when he was already supposedly wanted for the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole, and when it was obvious to the intelligence services that he was supposedly planning 9/11.
Why would the U.S. let him slip away and survive on at least 3 different occasions? And why would the U.S. government authenticate videos that experts state are faked? To use him as a boogeyman to scare people into rallying against whatever the White House wants people to hate?
Is there anything to the following cartoon?
Even if you believe that Bin Laden actually had a role in 9/11, it is unambiguous that he was not acting alone. At the very least, elements within the U.S. government facilitated the 9/11 attacks. The attacks could not have caused 3,000 deaths without "help on the inside". If the government ever gets around to indicting Bin Laden for 9/11, it has to indict as co-conspirators all of those U.S. citizens who blocked our military and intelligence services from stopping the attacks, who instructed occupants at the Twin Towers and the Pentagon to stay inside those buildings even though it was fatal to do so, and who demolished the World Trade Center.