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My distrust has deepened of Seymour Hersh’s retelling of the Obama regime’s extra-judicial murder of Osama bin Laden by operating illegally inside a sovereign country.http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/05/11/seymour-hersh-succumbs-disinformation-paul-craig-roberts/ That Hersh’s story, which is of very little inherent interest, received such a large amount of attention, is almost proof of orchestration in order to substantiate the Obama regime’s claim to have killed a person who had been dead for a decade.

Americans are gullible, and thought does not come easily to them, but if they try hard enough they must wonder why it would be necessary for the government to concoct a totally false account of the deed if Washington kills an alleged terrorist. Why not just give the true story? Why does the true story have to come out years later from anonymous sources leaked to Hersh?

I can tell you for a fact that if SEALs had encountered bin Laden in Abbottabad, they would have used stun grenades and tear gas to take him alive. Bin Laden would have been paraded before the media, and a jubilant White House would have had a much photographed celebration pinning medals on the SEALs who captured him.

Instead, we have a murder without a body, which under law classifies as no murder, and a story that was changed several times by the White House itself within 48 hours of the alleged raid and has now been rewritten again by disinformation planted on Hersh.

Perhaps the release of book titles allegedly found in bin Laden’s alleged residence in Abbottabad is part of the explanation. Who can imagine the “terror mastermind” sitting around reading what the presstitute London Telegraph calls bin Laden’s library of conspiracy theories about 9/11 and Washington’s foreign and economic policies? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/11619270/Osama-bin-Ladens-bookshelf-featured-conspiracy-theories-about-his-terror-plots.html

Keep in mind that the government’s claim that these books were in bin Laden’s Abbottabad library comes from the same government that told you Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, that Assad used chemical weapons, that Iran has a nuclear weapons program, and that Russia invaded Ukraine. There is no evidence whatsoever that bin Laden had these books, just as there is no evidence for any claim made by Washington. In the absence of evidence, Washington’s position amounts to this: “It is true if we say so.”

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I would wager that the Hersh story was planted in order to gin up renewed interest in the bin Laden saga, which could then be used to discredit Washington’s critics. Notice that the authors in bin Laden’s alleged library are those careful and knowledgeable people who have severely whipped Washington with the truth. The whip wielders are Noam Chomsky, David Ray Griffin, Michel Chossudovsky, Greg Palast, Michael Scheuer, William Blum. You get the picture. You mustn’t believe these truth-tellers, because bin Laden approved of them and had their books in his library. By extension, will these truth-tellers be accused of aiding and abetting terrorism?

Obama claims to have settled the score in mafia godfather fashion with bin Laden for 9/11. But there is no body and not even a consistent story about what happened to the body. The sailors aboard the ship from which the White House reported bin Laden was given a burial at sea report no such burial took place. The SEAL unit that allegedly supplied the team that killed an unarmed and undefended bin Laden was mysteriously wiped out in a helicopter crash. It turns out that the SEALs were flown into combat against the Taliban in an antique, half-century-old 1960s vintage helicopter. Parents of the dead SEALs are demanding to have unanswered questions answered, a story that the presstitute media has conveniently dropped for Washington’s convenience.

Other than 9/11 itself, never has such a major event as bin Laden’s killing had such an enormous number of contradictory official and quasi-official explanations, unanswered questions and evasions. And the vast number of evasions and contradictions arouse no interest from the Western media or from the somnolent and insouciant American public.

Now it turns out that Washington has “lost” the bin Laden “death files,” thus protecting in perpetuity the fabricated story of bin Laden’s killing. http://www.globalresearch.ca/pentagon-orders-purge-of-osama-bin-ladens-death-files-from-data-bank/5342055

Here is Tom Hartman’s interview with David Ray Griffin: Is bin Laden dead or alive:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI5b3Ir012k

Here is Philip Kraske’s OpEdNews article on Steve Kroft’s orchestrated “60 Minutes” interview with Obama on the killing of Osama bin Laden: http://www.opednews.com/populum/printer_friendly.php?content=a&id=143300

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. In all honesty, I don’t know what the hell to believe. However, when listening to U.S. Government claims, be sure to turn up the volume on your bullshit detector.

    Why wasn’t bin Laden’s body retained for identification and autopsy by an international panel of pathologists?

  2. Occam’s razor. Osama had to die to send the US “Osama” operation. Recall that the US created Osama to fight Soviets in Afghanistan. Recall also that Osama went all Colonel Kurtz on the US and supposedly launched the 9/11 attacks. After 9/11 al Qaeda operatives were hiding under every airplane seat and in every dark corner around the globe. By that point in time it was clear the “Osama” operation had jumped the shark. It had to end. For years we played “where in the world is Osama?” That too got old. Clearly Osama had to be brought in from the cold. Best he be killed by SEALS and the body lost. That nailed the “Osama” operation shut. True, Osama could rise from the dead. But that is unlikely. When did he actually die? Who knows. Did he actually die? Who knows that either. Maybe he was actually sitting in the situation room at the White House on 9/11 with Dick Cheney? If he was a sick man, after 9/11 he may then have been quietly moved to some secure estate to live out his last days with good medical care and with family nearby. Could that all be kept secret? Of course. Recall Mi6’s John Le Carre outed the Mossad in his novel “Little Drummer Girl.” But it seems Mi6 has no reason just yet to out the US on this operation and LeCarre is now 83.

  3. alexander says:

    Dear Mr Roberts ,

    I seem to recall just prior to our invasion of Afghanistan, members of the Taliban acknowledging that they did ,in fact, have Mr Bin Laden, alive, and would be willing to give him over to the United States Government were we to furnish evidence, to them, of his involvement in the 9-11 attacks .

    Do you recall this also?

    And to the best of your knowledge did we furnish the evidence?

    Because I remember, very well, the invasion ..but I do not remember the evidence we furnished to avoid it .

    Do You ?

  4. Harrison says:

    Dear Mr. Roberts: I enjoy and appreciate your writing and hope you will continue to rail against the powers that be. Re Osama: I always felt that he would never have been allowed to be captured, or surrender. If put on trial his knowledge of who and how he worked as our agent, and the rich and powerful people who he worked with and for on behalf of the American people, would never, ever have been allowed to see the light of day. He was the fall guy, the arch evil villain, who actually worked for US. Therefor what he knew could never be revealed. So whether he died in 2009, or somewhat later, or in Abbatabod, being dead was his only option. Thank you!

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