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And whilst he was in The American Hospital in Dubai he was visited by and had long discussions with the local CIA station chief. As reported at that time in the Irish Times.
– John, Singapore, 12/9/2009 5:36
Anyone read ‘1984 ‘…..Emanuel Goldstein the immortal enemy of the state The trouble with Bush was that he assumed everyone was as thick as himself.
– Tony, Buckingham, 12/9/2009 5:24
The war on terror as i see it is a way for Amercan multinationals to continue making money ,i believe very little of what govts tell us. after saying that i do believe that the 9/11 acts were carried out by Muslim fanatics as are most of the terrorist acts in the world today.As for Bin Laden,i should think that he is more than likely dead,someone somewhere wouldnt be able to resist that 50 million dollar reward.
– left planet labour., Thailand, 12/9/2009 5:24
It is well known that Bin Laden is dead. Benazir stated this before she was killed in her Al jazeera interview with Frost. Just because the BBC edited it out does not mean people did not hear it! Old news, but at least it is finally in print.
– Steven McCaw, Glasgow, 12/9/2009 5:11
If he was alive he would have been captured by now and this is shown by Saddam Hussein being captured within nine months. He definitely did once exist, however, as he has family in Saudi Arabia and Saudi records prove that he has existed but lost his citizenship as a result of plotting against the Saudi Royal Family, and a popular conspiracy was that he defected to the US and is being kept “alive” as a bogeyman to justify the war on terror. It doesn’t matter if he is alive or dead; if they can create the illusion of him being alive then that’s all that’s really important.
– Andrew, Glasgow, 12/9/2009 4:48
Alive or dead, the so-called war was always going to make money for those who started it – and those who started it live in the USA.
– Dr Stephen Fox (ex-pat), Sydney Australia, 12/9/2009 4:38
Another slow news day. The biggest problem is the saddest problem. You’ve been devoid of the truth and ability to discern the truth ever since you swallowed socialism as your religion. This is vampires, aliens ( not from across the Channel) , the X files, Twilight Zone, Sasquatch, Please folks grow up, Anti Americanism is so 60s . Try telling all the people trying to get in. You are pathetic as you don’t spend your time studying the truth but are quite entertained by fully fabricated mind mud. You are the enemy.
– rem, london, 12/9/2009 4:36
I have previously heard the theory that the Neo-Cons in American big business need an outside threat to justify expenditure on arms etc., and that Islamic fundamentalists are happy to go along with this to provide the “Great Satan” against whom they can unite their followers. Is this true, and has Obama be either taken in, or persuaded to join the plot? I don’t know; and I don’t think that ordinary members of the public can ever find out for themselves. Despite this, I do not accept th 9/11 conspiracy theory. The case of the fourth aircraft, where passenegers fought back, and the grief of the families who died on the other aircraft seems perfectly genuine. I know from personal experience that security at Logan airport only a few weeks before was very lax.
– john, Wirral, 12/9/2009 4:35
This scenario would not surprise me at all. Bush and Blair, being congenital liars would not want the support for their disastorous mistake in attacking Iraq to be weakened by the demise of Osama Bin Laden.
– Richard Clarke (ex-pat), Bluffton. SC. USA, 12/9/2009 4:32
In view of all the lies that have come to light since the ‘liberation’ of Iraq is this just another fabrication? We, the public, are fed so much hokus pocus that quite frankly I do not believe anything, I repeat, anything, from anyone anymore about Iraq, Afghanistan, or most of all what governments want me to believe. The reasons given for the ‘invasion’ of Iraq and the switch of emphasis to Afghanistan are a complete bore.
– cyrjames, Berwick, UK., 12/9/2009 4:30
So you’ve just worked this out?There’s been pictures on the net for many years Bin laden with a big nose ,grey bin laden and Bin laden just for men.Lots of people have said he’s dead ,Bhutto for instance.Glad you’ve finally got around to reporting it.But it brings up some really nasty questions.How long have our governments known?Were the inteligence services fabricating tapes to keep us fighting and fearful?If Bin laden dinighed responcerbility for 9/11 was the tape of him admitting it fabricated?The war on terror is a fraud.Designed to never end. The fact that none of the msm has reported it is telling It seems that most of what we are told is a lie.
– INQUISITION, UK, 12/9/2009 4:06
Lets invade! i mean liberate oil rich countries!
– SupAJ1M, Kent, UK, 12/9/2009 3:31
Congratulations! You are the first mainstream newspaper to print the facts surrounding the fake 9/11 admission tapes, the visit to the US Military hospital, that his last will and testament was carried by a London based Arab newspaper in ’01 and the fact he repeatedly denied involvement in the attacks. What I will add is, although the FBI list him as one of their top 10 most wanted – this is for the attacks on middle eastern US military barracks. He is NOT wanted by them for 9/11 as their own website says “due to a lack of hard evidence linking Bin Laden with the attacks of 9/11”. You could have mentioned the US/Taliban energy talks of 2000 and 2001 where the Taliban were offered a “carpet of gold or a carpet of bombs” in an attempt to lower their financial demands and ignore Chinese advances. The Afghan war is about energy security. Always was always will be. Pipelines running from central asia. The ‘war on terror” is a fraud, perpetuated by the Elite.
– Michael, London, UK, 12/9/2009 3:25
It is possible he has died from natural causes of course as it has often been reported that he had a serious kidney complaint, and the primitive conditions he must have lived under denied him real medical help. I believe he has been used as the figurehead for terrorism when in fact someone higher in the pecking order was pulling the strings. I cannot see how he could have masterminded 9/11 from his stronghold although he may have been heavily involed in the brainwashing and training of those fanatics who died for the cause. I still have some difficulty working out exactly what that cause is but I am not religious in any way.
– taff, wales, 12/9/2009 3:10
if he is alive, CIA would have found him a long, long time ago.
– lyther, london, 12/9/2009 2:59
Anything is possible we are only told what THEY want us to know
– Mike, Chester, 12/9/2009 2:32
The real conspiracy theory is that such an attack was organised in a cave inAfghanistan. I have no doubt Bin Laden is working for the U.S. living in the U.S.
– Ben, London, UK, 12/9/2009 2:20
Quote – “Has Osama Bin Laden been dead for seven years … and are U.S. and Britain covering it up to continue the war on terror?”. Probably!! The planks running this country are in fact just as bad as terrorists in some ways. They are quite happy to watch their own countries weakest people struggling to manage whilst thugs run amok. And whilst feathering their own nests they’re organising the freeing of bombers & violent criminals left right and center.
– John, Lancs, 12/9/2009 2:16
Benazir Bhutto appeared to claim that Khalid Sheik Mohammed had murdered Bin Laden in an interview with David Frost. The comments were on the original footage but the version on the BBC’s website had the reference to Bin Laden’s murder removed ‘”To avoid confusion”according to the BBC in an apology later put on the site after complaints of censorship. Furthermore in the documentry Zero 911 an investigation, a member of the EU parliment tells of how he an other MEPs were shown a film in which a nuclear attack hits Europe. To his and everyone’ s Amazement Osama Bin Laden then appears in the film and claims responsibility. The American guy(possibly CIA) explains/bosts that the footage is fake and they can make Bin Laden say anything they want. The film was called Black Dawn.
– Neil Deakin, Manchester, 12/9/2009 2:15
First of all, even if Bin Laden is dead, how do you know that Al-Qaeda hasn’t released footage of a similar looking terrorist to cover up his death? Secondly what did the Americans have to gain from invading Afghanistan? Okay it could be argued that the US invaded Iraq for oil but Afghanistan has few natural resources and any foreign invasion has always been a disaster.
– David, Christchurch, New Zealand, 12/9/2009 2:03
What a load of rubbish.
– P Bainbridge, EXPAT Vancouver Canada, 12/9/2009 1:47
WHO CARES???? Its time all these idiots stopped all this rubbish about hating the west and its values. they wouldnt give up all the ‘trappings’ like television, mobile phones , motorcars etc, so who are they kidding? They are just little boys playing games, and its time they got a proper job , and thought about improving the lives of their countrymen, not live bitter and twisted lives. goodness knows, life is short enough!!
– sylvia jackson, york, 12/9/2009 1:44
Wouldn’t put anything past this government…capable of anything!
– Jen, Kent. UK, 12/9/2009 1:29
Interesting theory, it makes sense. I often thought there was something funny about the tapes and I wouldn’t put anything pass Blair and Bush!!
– Chris, Belfast, 12/9/2009 1:23
Probably – i’ve thought he’s been dead for at least four years.Our govt’s have been lying to us for decades…nothing rings true any more. All to do with New World Order – frightening if you read enough of it, yet people still seem oblivious to what they have in store for us. Wake up folks before it’s too late.
– S Jones, Bucks, England, 12/9/2009 0:45
Salam! First of Allah I want ot say that Usama bin laden is just muslim by name bcoz his activities are complately against of Islam. Islam is the peace relagion and It never alowed a muslim to kill any innocent person. In quran Mujeed there is one (AYAT), Allah saying that if you kill any person (Muslim/non Muslim) its mean that you killed all humunity or if you save any person it means that you save all humunity so usama killed thousands of innocent people, it means that he break the rule of Quran and anyone who break the rule of quran or the rule of Allah he is not muslim. Islam never tell the lesson of terrerisom to people. The tourarist that they called themself muslims they are not muslims they are just insulting Islam. At last I want to just say that Islam is the religion of peace, Love, respect not terror, hate and desrespect. Thanks
– N Musleh Tareen, Pakistan, 11/9/2009 23:46