Okay, I know most of the world is rejoicing to hear the good news that US forces finally managed to find and kill that most hated of men, Osama bin Laden. But the fact of the matter is that Osama bin Laden has been dead for 9½ years: he died or was killed in December of 2001 and our government has been very much aware of that fact. This present revelation is just another piece of propaganda.
For confirmation of the death of bin Laden in 2001, consider this Fox News report from 12/26/2001; or this American Spectator article entitled “Osama bin Elvis” from March 2009. Then there’s this news article from the United Kingdom in September of 2009; this former CIA officer who said “Of course bin Laden is dead” (October 2008); and this lengthy article by Professor David Ray Griffin – Did Osama bin Laden Confess to the 9/11 Attacks, and Did He Die in 2001?
Apparently our government has decided that they’ve finally milked every bit of usefulness they can get from the bin Laden myth, so they have decided it’s time to ‘kill him off’. Of course they can’t just pretend to ‘discover’ the truth that he died from kidney failure, or was killed, in 2001; because that in itself would expose all the lies they have been telling about him in the intervening years. Chief among those lies would be all of the videos they’ve released containing supposed statements of bin Laden acknowledging his complicity in the 9/11 atrocities. While those videos have been acknowledged as fakes by experts from around the world, the American CIA which produced them has of course always maintained their validity. We can’t have that officially exposed, now can we?
If you read any of those linked articles, you’ll discover (if you weren’t already aware of it) that Osama bin Laden, at the time of the 9/11/2001 attacks, was suffering from the advanced stages of kidney disease, and doctors didn’t think he could possibly live more than a couple of years tops. In July of 2001 he had received dialysis in a hospital in Dubai; and when he got out he ordered a mobile dialysis machine to be delivered to his residence in Afghanistan. That he would still be alive up until yesterday would indeed constitute a miracle – which would certainly conflict with the almost universal idea of his evil character.
The continued existence “in hiding” of bin Laden was simply too important to US foreign policy; he had to be alive so we would have an excuse to pursue him militarily by invading Afghanistan and then Pakistan (and to keep our troops there all these years). I suppose that since we (supposedly) are preparing to withdraw troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, the image of the fleeing bin Laden is no longer necessary. So the US government can afford to let him finally be killed in a ‘glorious’ military conquest. But if it turns out to be “necessary” to maintain troops in those countries, other reasons will certainly turn up to justify it. As former President George W. Bush says, the war on terror goes on; this ‘triumph’ just assures us that evil cannot ultimately prevail!