As we approach the 9th anniversary of September 11 the big question is Osama bin Laden dead or alive has to be asked. His voice was detected regularly until December 14, 2001 by intelligence operatives monitoring radio transmissions in Tora Bora, according to the Pentagon. The Pakistan Observer reported that he died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader!
In Bad Health
Bin Laden was often reported to be in poor health. Some accounts claim that he is (was) suffering from Hepatitis C and could only have expected to live for two more years. According to Le Figaro, in 2000 he ordered a mobile dialysis machine to be delivered to his base at Kandahar in Afghanistan.
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s counter-terrorism chief, Dale Watson, says he thinks Osama bin Laden is “probably” dead. Even Israeli intelligence says he’s dead. So what’s the hold up?! Make the call…
Now if you’ve been paying attention you’ve learned that Osama bin Laden was on the US payroll pre 9/11 to help fight the Russians in Afganistan …and you heard the theory that they set him up as a patsy to take the fall for the attacks …and that the bin Laden family and the Bush family were pretty tight, which perhaps got him a free pass back to Saudi Arabia as a ‘favour’ to the family…which is all a possibility, but come on!
So why not just come out and say he’s dead? What good is a War on Terror without terror personified into a single easy to despise form? Imagine World War 2 without Hitler…not as menacing, eh?
Bad for Business
Without Osama bin Laden alive and as a continuing threat, the so-called “Military Industrial Complex” would find sales heading into a deep valley. Keeping Osama bin Laden alive in the minds of westerners with the help of mainstream media, is good for business on many levels.
You Decide: Dead or Alive?
So is he dead or alive? I think the answer is obvious. If you need any more convincing here is his death announcement in the Egyptian news paper al-Wafd, Wednesday, December 26, 2001.
If you don’t read Arabic here’s the English translation:
al-Wafd, Wednesday, December 26, 2001
News of Bin Laden’s Death and Funeral 10 days ago
Islamabad – A prominent official in the Afghan Taleban movement announced yesterday the death of Osama bin Laden, the chief of al-Qa’da organization, stating that binLaden suffered serious complications in the lungs and died a natural and quiet death. The official, who asked to remain anonymous, stated to The Observer of Pakistan that he had himself attended the funeral of bin Laden and saw his face prior to burial in Tora Bora 10 days ago. He mentioned that 30 of al-Qa’da fighters attended the burial as well as members of his family and some friends from the Taleban. In the farewell ceremony to his final rest guns were fired in the air. The official stated that it is difficult to pinpoint the burial location of bin Laden because according to the Wahhabi tradition no mark is left by the grave. He stressed that it is unlikely that the American forces would ever uncover any traces of bin Laden.
UPDATE – READ B4 COMMENTING: Bin Laden is STILL Dead!
I’m confused by the number of people who have left comments to this post that have not bothered to READ it. Osama bin Laden died 9 1/2 years ago! Please read the evidence above.
The Pakistani press knew it…the FBI knew it…Israeli Intelligence knew it, but nobody wanted to tell the general population of the world that news.
If it was generally known that bin Laden died in December 2001 there would have been no reason to invade Afghanistan and Iraq…and no reason for the military industrial complex to PROFIT from what happened in September 11, 2001.
So why go through this elaborate charade now? Simple President Obama’s numbers are slipping and what better way to kick off his re-election campaign in the Fall? (which happens to coincide with the 10th anniversary of September 11th…)
Here’s a story about a Chocolate Labrador in L.A. who ate a beehive and won an award as “the most unusual pet health insurance claim in the United States” by the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company.
Ellie, who fully recovered from her encounter with the beehive in southern California, beat a border collie that ran through a window to get at a mailman, and a terrier that bit a chainsaw. Read more…
I guess being from Canada and all, and considering how the U.S. doesn’t seem to like the idea of health insurance (for humans), discovering that you can get health insurance for you pet in the states is to me a bid…weird, no?
I was double parked in Laval, waiting for my wife to get back with our takeout sushi when I spotted this true hockey fan.
If you look closely (click the picture for a larger view), right behind the front tire there’s a Washington Capitals logo with a red ‘X’ over it…next to it is the Pittsburgh Penguins logo hoping for it’s own red ‘X’. After a quick walk-around of the car I realized it wasn’t a publicity car for a restaurant that you sometimes see, but was actually somebody’s car, somebody who had gone through the process and expense of having his car wrapped…a true Habs fan!
Game 7 is tonight. Go Habs Go!
A great commercial for the Idle Free Calgary campaign that we can all learn from.
She’s being described as the Icelandic Patsy Cline in the same way that our own k.d. Lang was once called “Canada’s Patsy Cline”.
I found this intimate video of her performing “Last Time Around” in the lobby of the Hiro Ballroom in New York City. The studio version of the song is on her album “Farewell Goodnight’s Sleep”.
Become a fan here: http://www.myspace.com/baralovisa
Visit her website here: http://laylow.is