One was jubilant, happy that America was that much safer, glad to see Osama dead, impressed to see what a lonely, impoverished life he led towards the end and feeling that justice had been served.
He enjoyed the personable confidence of the hosts. He felt a part of the general celebration. He laughed at the thought, as Barbara Starr said, that some conspiracy theorists still believed that America and Israel were behind 9/11.
The other protested that that was not Osama in May 2, 2011 (1) at Abbottabad, remembered that Osama was already suffering from renal failure in 2001 and was twice hospitalized, including on Sept. 20, 2001, and recalled what Matthew Ward had said that “No, the US did not kill Osama bin Laden May 2 in Pakistan — or any day, anywhere!” (2)
This other reminded himself that the whole of 9/11 was staged and Osama was a CIA agent whose job was to provide a cover story for the real parties who blew up the World Trade Center with George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld at their head.
He marvelled at the innocence of the hosts and laughed when Barbara Starr said some conspiracy theorists still believed that America and Israel were behind 9/11 because he knew they were. He pitied Starr and the other hosts for not being able to see the truth. He also did not want to see America hurt but considered that allowing the cabal to have pulled off this false-flag operation was not the way to do it. How wondered how the special he was watching was made and confessed he had no idea.
He had to keep himself awake, not falling into a trance of belief as he listened. He felt a tad lonely that he could not celebrate with the rest. He missed being part of the vast majority. He felt the burden of knowing the truth and longed not to have to labor outside the view of the largest part of society.
The two men were uncomfortable together and managed an uneasy moment.
Both those men were me.
(1)May 2 in Pakistan; May 1 in the U.S.
(2) Suzy Ward to Steve Beckow, May 3, 2011.