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Setting the Record Straight on Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden, aka "Tim Osman"

There is so much evidence that points to everything being said about Osama bin Laden at this time being a charade that I have to apologize for giving so much of it here and thereby taxing your patience.

Very little of what’s being said is true.

Osama bin Laden probably played no role at all in the commission of the acts of terror on Sept. 11, 2001 but he undoubtedly did play a major role in the cover-up story designed to hide the guilt of the real culprits of 9/11, who include President George Bush Jr., Vice-President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Let’s start in July 2001, when bin Laden was convalescing in a Dubai Hospital for kidney disease. At the time, he was wanted for the deaths of Americans in the Kenyan embassy bombing,  Yet, though wanted, bin Laden was visited by a top CIA official.  According to Le Figaro:

“Dubai… was the backdrop of a secret meeting between Osama bin Laden and the local CIA agent in July [2001]. A partner of the administration of the American Hospital in Dubai claims that ‘public enemy number one’ stayed at this hospital between the 4th and 14th of July. While he was hospitalized, bin Laden received visits from many members of his family as well as prominent Saudis and Emiratis. During the hospital stay, the local CIA agent, known to many in Dubai, was seen taking the main elevator of the hospital to go [up] to bin Laden’s hospital room.

“A few days later, the CIA man bragged to a few friends about having visited bin Laden. Authorized sources say that on July 15th, the day after bin Laden returned to Quetta [Pakistan], the CIA agent was called back to headquarters. In the pursuit of its investigations, the FBI discovered ‘financing agreements’ that the CIA had been developing with its ‘Arab friends’ for years. The Dubai meeting is, so it would seem, within the logic of ‘a certain American policy.'”  (1)

Nothing resulted from the visit of the station chief. No assassin visited the hospital to dispatch bin Laden. He wasn’t poisoned or taken out by other covert means.  He wasn’t kidnapped. The Dubai authorities did not detain him. No American press coverage was given to his hospital stay. Not a word was leaked to the American press or, if it was, it was not allowed to reach the American pubic.

A tape of bin Laden was played after 9/11 in which he was heard to be confirming the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings. The implication is that he was in a cave in Afghanistan, if not directing affairs then at least receiving news of them.

But at the very moment the events of 9/11 were taking place, bin Laden was probably in another hospital in Rawalpindi, run by the Pakistani army no less, having kidney dialysis. He had been in dialysis on Sept. 10 so it was probable that he’d have either been having dialysis on Sept. 11 or recuperating. Here is CBS’s Dan Rather reporting that development:


DAN RATHER, CBS ANCHOR: As the United states and its allies in the war on terrorism press the hunt for Osama bin Laden, CBS News has exclusive information tonight about where bin Laden was and what he was doing in the last hours before his followers struck the United States September 11.

This is the result of hard-nosed investigative reporting by a team of CBS news journalists, and by one of the best foreign correspondents in the business, CBS`s Barry Petersen. Here is his report.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) BARRY PETERSEN, CBS CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Everyone remembers what happened on September 11. Here`s the story of what may have happened the night before. It is a tale as twisted as the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

CBS News has been told that the night before the September 11 terrorist attack, Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan. He was getting medical treatment with the support of the very military that days later pledged its backing for the U.S. war on terror in Afghanistan.

Pakistan intelligence sources tell CBS News that bin Laden was spirited into this military hospital in Rawalpindi for kidney dialysis treatment. On that night, says this medical worker who wanted her identity protected, they moved out all the regular staff in the urology department and sent in a secret team to replace them. She says it was treatment for a very special person. The special team was obviously up to no good.

“The military had him surrounded,” says this hospital employee who also wanted his identity masked, “and I saw the mysterious patient helped out of a car. Since that time,” he says, “I have seen many pictures of the man. He is the man we know as Osama bin Laden. I also heard two army officers talking to each other. They were saying that Osama bin Laden had to be watched carefully and looked after.” Those who know bin Laden say he suffers from numerous ailments, back and stomach problems. Ahmed Rashid, who has written extensively on the Taliban, says the military was often there to help before 9/11.

AHMED RASHID, TALIBAN EXPERT: There were reports that Pakistani intelligence had helped the Taliban buy dialysis machines. And the rumor was that these were wanted for Osama bin Laden.

PETERSEN (on camera): Doctors at the hospital told CBS News there was nothing special about that night, but they refused our request to see any records. Government officials tonight denied that bin Laden had any medical treatment on that night.

(voice-over): But it was Pakistan`s President Musharraf who said in public what many suspected, that bin Laden suffers from kidney disease, saying he thinks bin Laden may be near death. His evidence, watching this most recent video, showing a pale and haggard bin Laden, his left hand never moving. Bush administration officials admit they don`t know if bin Laden is sick or even dead.

DONALD RUMSFELD, DEFENSE SECRETARY: With respect to the issue of Osama bin Laden`s health, I just am — don`t have any knowledge.

PETERSEN: The United States has no way of knowing who in Pakistan`s military or intelligence supported the Taliban or Osama bin Laden maybe up to the night before 9/11 by arranging dialysis to keep him alive. So the United States may not know if those same people might help him again perhaps to freedom.

Barry Petersen, CBS News, Islamabad.

(END VIDEOTAPE) END (2)


Of this incident, the video Loose Change reports:

“September 10, 2001.  …  In Pakistan, at a military hospital, all the urologists are replaced by a special team, in order to host their guest of honor, Osama bin Laden, who is carefully escorted inside to be watched carefully and looked after.”  (3)

And University of Ottawa Professor Michelle Chossudovsky refers to the story:

“It should be noted, that the hospital is directly under the jurisdiction of the Pakistani Armed Forces, which has close links to the Pentagon. U.S. military advisers based in Rawalpindi. work closely with the Pakistani Armed Forces. Again, no attempt was made to arrest America’s best known fugitive, but then maybe bin Laden was serving another ‘better purpose.’ Rumsfeld claimed at the time that he had no knowledge regarding Osama’s health. (see CBS transcript above).” (4)

In the first news reports of the plane downed near Camp David, a part of 9/11 that was quickly covered up, CBS News reported that bin Laden was tied to the Carlyle Group, which George Bush Sr. figured so prominently in.

“[Onscreen display for CBS News video covering an alleged plane down at Camp David:

“’… the work of TERRORISTS!’

“’…the work of Osama bin Laden!’

“Who is tied to Carlyle Group…

“…Bush family!  (5)

Members of the bin Laden family met with the Carlyle Group before leaving the United States. They were allowed to depart unopposed, one of the only planes known to be given permission to leave, and all word of any of these events was ignored by the 9/11 Commission.

“The 9/11 investigations made light of the “Bin Laden Airlift” during the no-fly period, and ignored the long-standing Bush family business ties to the Bin Ladin family fortune. (A company in which both families held interests, the Carlyle Group, was holding its annual meeting on September 11th, with George Bush Sr., James Baker, and two brothers of Osama Bin Ladin in attendance.)” (6)

Pakistani ISI General Mahmud Ahmad was alleged to have visited Washington and picked up $100,000 to be paid to Mohammed Atta for his services, according to 9/11Truth.org.

“Q: Why did the Bush administration cover up the fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington the week of 9/11, and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohamed Atta, considered the ringleader of the hijackers?

“A:  By following the money, such payments would necessarily lead directly to the principals who financed the entire operation, e.g. Mossad, CIA, and their co-conspirators in the Pentagon, including of course at least 94 paid spies who had previously infiltrated the ground crews at Dulles and National airports by violating immigrations laws and falsifying Social Security applications. (7)

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney asked Congress about the matter in 2007 but received no satisfaction.

“What about the terrorist Omar Said Sheikh? … According to Indian intelligence, this man received orders from a Pakistani General to transfer $100,000 to Mohammed Atta. People all over the world are talking about this story. But not a word about it in the Report.” (8)

According to former U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Leo Wanta, FBI and CIA agents met with an associate of Osama bin Laden a month after 9/11, resulting in … commendations?  No. It resulted in Wanta being kept under house arrest, prevented from testifying before Congress.


“According to an internal memo sent to Vice President Richard Cheney from former U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Leo Wanta, an FBI special agent-in-charge and a CIA intelligence contractor met with an associate of Osama bin Laden (OBL) in Manila, Philippines 30 days after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

“Under standard chain-of-custody procedures regarding the sensitive document with evidence directly related to the 9-11 attacks, Cheney would have passed it on to then National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice who would have delivered the memo to President Bush, according to intelligence sources familiar with the document.

“An individual with knowledge of the meetings told TomFlocco.com that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has been in possession of the explosive memo which provides evidence that Cheney knew FBI and CIA officials met with one of bin Laden’s associates in the days following September 11.

“Given Fitzgerald’s awareness of the memo, serious questions are raised for the grand jury as to why FBI and CIA officials, ostensibly representing the U.S. government, were meeting with a bin Laden lieutenant important enough to be shown with the “terrorist” leader in a White House-produced video not long after the attacks—but also why Cheney and Bush have not publicized the memo which names the agents and why Congress continues to cover up the memo’s existence.

“The document names FBI special agent-in-charge Robert Wachtel and CIA intelligence contractor Brad Lee as being present and “in close contact with” a person identified as Datu ben Abu. [Abu is also a Russian KGB agent according to knowledgeable intelligence sources.]

“The Wanta-Cheney memo revealed that U.S. Asia intelligence operations advised that Datu ben Abu was “in a wheel chair” and ‘in observing the video [Bush administration cable news “terror” video] recently released of OBL, intel op is of the opinion that the man against the wall with the blanket over his legs, full face beard, large hands, wide nose and dark set eyes is the same person identified as Datu ben Abu.’

“When we last talked with Ambassador Wanta, he was being held under house arrest by the Bush administration.

“Wanta has not testified before Congress while the White House is reportedly keeping him away from increasingly inquisitive Democratic senators who are currently feeling constituent pressure to do their job regarding justice and accountability, given the recent publicity and indictment of Cheney’s chief-of staff, I. Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby.

“It is not known whether Wanta has already testified before Patrick Fitzgerald and the grand jury.

“The memo revealed that ‘Datu ben Abu held further meetings (during the same time period—30 days after 9-11) with a Russian group staying at the Pan Pacific Hotel Metro Manila Philippines,’ providing telltale evidence of some Russian involvement which Congress and the Bush administration have thus far held in confidence.

“Congress is also covering up the fact that Osama bin Laden is a former U.S. intelligence contractor. [ Click here to view an internal memo indicating “previous U.S. government field reports on file and fully documented” regarding “Tim Osman and Ralph Olberg / U.S. Department of State—Afghanistan desk, et. al., Visitation with U.S. government public officials [Osman = Usama/Osama bin Laden/OBL” ]

“Besides raising serious questions as to why Congress is not explaining Osama bin Laden’s past U.S. intelligence operative background and how this former—or current—relationship is related to the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the memo also alludes to the sale of U.S. stinger missiles to Iraq prior to Gulf War I.

“That Congress has continually misled the American people by failing to require Bush and Cheney to explain why FBI and CIA officials met with bin Laden operatives after the 9-11 attacks and why they obstructed justice during the 9-11 investigation may be linked to the “sealed files protected by national security” that Patrick Fitzgerald entered into the court record along with his Scooter Libby indictments last Friday.” (9)


Here is Benazir Bhutto saying that bin Laden was killed back in late 2001/early 2002 by Omar Shaikh. Go to the 2:16 mark. The comment may have cost her her life.  American troops may not have killed Osama bin Laden but CIA black operatives probably killed Benazir Bhutto.

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The CIA unit hunting bin Laden was disbanded in 2006. Why would it be disbanded if bin Laden remained alive?

“A CIA unit that had hunted for Usama bin Laden and his top deputies for a decade has been disbanded, according to a published report. Citing unnamed intelligence officials, The New York Times reported Tuesday that the unit, known as “Alec Station,” was shut down late last year. The decision to close the unit, which predated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was first reported Monday by National Public Radio.” (Source Associated Press, July 4, 2006)” (10)

I remember during President Bush’s tenure hearing that Congress had upped the reward for bin Laden, news which President Bush greeted with what appeared to me to be diffidence. I could not fathom at the time why he would be so uninterested in the news, but the answer probably was that he knew bin Laden had died years before. Of this lack of concern, David Ray Griffin wrote:

“After 9/11, when America was reportedly trying to get bin Laden ‘dead or alive,’ the US military evidently allowed him to escape on at least four occasions, the last one being the ‘battle of Tora Bora,’ which the London Telegraph labeled ‘a grand charade.’ Shortly thereafter, Bush said: ‘I don’t know where he [bin Laden] is. . . . I just don’t spend that much time on him. . . . I truly am not that concerned about him.’ (Sometimes the truth slips out.)”  (11)

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The FBI never charged bin Laden with 9/11. Said Dr. Griffin:

“When Rex Tomb, the FBI’s chief of investigative publicity, was asked why the bureau’s website on “Usama bin Laden” does not list 9/11 as one of the terrorist acts for which he is wanted, he replied: ‘[T]he FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.’” (12)

My guess why they never charged him was because they would have had to convene a grand jury and produce evidence and that would have meant risking exposing the whole sorry story of 9/11 – that it was an operation of rogue elements in the American government itself, including Rogues-in-Chief Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld.

Here is the July 2007 FBI Wanted poster (13) relating to bin Laden.


MURDER OF U.S. NATIONALS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES; CONSPIRACY TO MURDER U.S. NATIONALS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES; ATTACK ON A FEDERAL FACILITY RESULTING IN DEATH
USAMA BIN LADEN
 

Aliases: Usama Bin Muhammad Bin Ladin, Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin, The Prince, The Emir, Abu Abdallah, Mujahid Shaykh, Hajj, The Director

DESCRIPTION

Date of Birth Used: 1957 Hair: Brown
Place of Birth: Saudi Arabia Eyes: Brown
Height: 6’4″ to 6’6″ Sex: Male
Weight: Approximately 160 pounds Complexion: Olive
Build: Thin Citizenship: Saudi Arabian
MURDER OF U.S. NATIONALS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES; CONSPIRACY TO MURDER U.S. NATIONALS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES; ATTACK ON A FEDERAL FACILITY RESULTING IN DEATH
USAMA BIN LADEN
 

Aliases: Usama Bin Muhammad Bin Ladin, Shaykh Usama Bin Ladin, The Prince, The Emir, Abu Abdallah, Mujahid Shaykh, Hajj, The Director

DESCRIPTION

Date of Birth Used: 1957 Hair: Brown
Place of Birth: Saudi Arabia Mahmud Ahmad Brown
Height: 6’4″ to 6’6″ Sex: Male
Weight: Approximately 160 pounds Complexion: Olive
Build: Thin
Language: Arabic (probably Pashtu)
Scars and Marks: None known
Remarks: Bin Laden is left-handed and walks with a cane.

CAUTION

Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world.

REWARD

The Rewards For Justice Program, United States Department of State, is offering a reward of up to $25 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Usama Bin Laden. An additional $2 million is being offered through a program developed and funded by the Airline Pilots Association and the Air Transport Association.

SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.



Now where do you read that Osama bin Laden is wanted for 9/11? Nowhere, right. Why not?

In her 2007 statement to Congress, Congresswoman McKinney said:

“Within days of the attacks, we were told that the perpetrators were from a terrorist network known as al-Qaeda. When reporters and members of the public asked for details, then Secretary of State Colin Powell promised that it would be made all clear to the world in a White Paper.

“Nearly 4 years, and 2 wars later, we still have no official statement from the Bush administration on the specifics of who did it, who aided and financed them or what their origins are.

“For the families who suffered so much loss this surely feels like adding insult to injury. They deserve to know everything that there is to be known about how their loved ones died. They fought for an investigation that would be non-partisan, independent, and that would get to the bottom of things. But, as work got underway, not only did the Commission run up against obstruction by the administration and non-cooperation from government agencies, many, if not most of the commissioners themselves had conflicts of interest. “(14)

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In her judgment for the International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan, which found George Bush Jr, guilty of war crimes, Professor Ms Niloufer Bhagwat said that it had never been established that Osama bin Laden was responsible for 9/11.

“6. 11th September 2001 attacks in the United States  had no connection with Afghanistan .

“The prosecution has questioned the factual and legal   basis of this defense , submitting  at page 17 of its Indictment that it is not established that the  9.11 incidents were the acts of Osama bin Laden  and the al Qaeda ……..the letter to the Chairman of the UN Security Council which the United States sent on October 7 ,2001 and another letter which the United Kingdom sent of October 4, 2001 and the videotape released on December 13 are inadequate  as defences .Therefore the criminal activities of Osama bin Laden and the members of the al Qaeda have never been established enough to prosecute them for 9.11 incidents.” (15)

I disagree with Ms. Justice Bhagewat in that I consider CIA agent “Tim Osman” (aka Osama bin Laden) was in fact responsible too, but not in the manner that the American administration says. He played a role in the cover-up but not in the commission of 9/11.

In my opinion,we will one day establish in a court of law that George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and many other accomplices were in fact responsible for 9/11 and the whole wall of lies will crumble.

Undoubtedly bin Laden is in a place now that he doesn’t find agreeable, and will be joined some day by Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Co.  I believe the whole gang of murderers and thieves will be brought to justice.  That process would be speeded up if more people were prepared to open their eyes to what I regard as the truth.

Footnotes

(1) http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/RIC111B.html

(2) Transcript of CBS report, see http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CBS203A.html; see also http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/28/eveningnews/main325887.shtml and http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO311A.html http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO311A.html

(3) Loose Change, downloaded from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3oIbO0AWE, 15 Aug. 2007.

(4) Michel Chossudovsky, “Where was Osama bin Laden on 9/11? Bush Administration knew the Whereabouts of Osama,” 16 November 2003 (revised 17 November 2003), at http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO311A.html

(5) Probably not CBS graphics, but graphics of producer of video; superimposed on CBS News footage, 11 Sept. 2001, seen in 9/11 Conspiracy: Flight 93 Crashes at Camp David, downloaded from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ1u9_bdnf0&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eprisonplanet%2Ecom%2Farticles%2Fjuly2007%2F310707campdavid%2Ehtm, 1 August 2007.   “Osama bin Laden [was] a Carlyle Group associate of President George H. W. Bush. ” (9/11 Conspiracy: Flight 93 Crashes at Camp David, downloaded from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ1u9_bdnf0&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eprisonplanet%2Ecom%2Farticles%2Fjuly2007%2F310707campdavid%2Ehtm, 1 August 2007.)

(6) The Top 40 Reasons to Doubt the Official Story of September 11, 2001, May 16 2006, downloaded from http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20041221155307646, 31 July 2007.

(7) 9/11Truth.org, Answers to 9/11 Families’ Questions, posted 20 July 2007 at http://blogs.albawaba.com/post/2011/73057, downloaded August 6, 2007.

(8) Statement of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, former 6-term Congresswoman from Georgia 1993 – 2002, 2005 – 2006; member of the House Armed Services Committee and Member of the International Relations Committee, Patriots Question 9/11, downloaded from http://www.patriotsquestion911.com/, 16 Aug. 2007.

(9) Tom Flocco, “Cheney knew FBI, CIA met with bin Laden lieutenant after 9-11,” TomFlocco.com, 2 Nov. 2005, downloaded from http://tomflocco.com/fs/CheneyKnew.htm, 6 August 2007.

(10) “CIA Reportedly Disbands Bin Laden Unit,” ny9/11truth.org, downloaded from http://www.ny911truth.org/, 11 Sept. 2007.

(11) David Ray Griffin in http://www.911truth.dk/first/en/faq.htm, downloaded 19 Aug. 2007.

(12) Dr. David Ray Griffin and Rob Balsamo, “Could Barbara Olson Have Made Those Calls? An Analysis of New Evidence about Onboard Phones,” Pilots for 911 Truth, 26 June 2007, downloaded from http://pilotsfor911truth.org/amrarticle.html, 31 July 2007.

(13) http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/terrorists/terbinladen.htm, downloaded 31 July 2007.

(14) Statement of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, ibid.

(15) Judgement of Professor Ms Niloufer Bhagwat J, International Criminal Tribunal For Afghanistan at Tokyo, 13 March 2004, downloaded from http://www.traprockpeace.org/tokyo_trial_13march04.doc, 30 Aug. 2007.

 

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