The bin Laden death mythology

Nafeez Ahmed
Jul 3, 2015 · 71 min read

Official history of raid camouflages US protection of governments behind 9/11

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Corroboration — four years ago

2004: Musharraf and ISI

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General Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistan President, is accused of harbouring Osama bin Laden by a confidential report to the 9/11 Commission

2006: Abbottabad flagged

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Abu Faraj al-Libi, al-Qaeda’s third in command

“… detainee [al-Libi] received a letter from UBL’s designated courier, Maulawi Abd al-Khaliq Jan… UBL stated detainee would be the official messenger between UBL and others in Pakistan. In mid-2003, detainee moved his family to Abbottabad, PK [Pakistan] and worked between Abbottabad and Peshawar.”

2006: NATO spots bin Laden

2007: NSA confirms bin Laden in Pakistan

2008–2009: bin Laden’s “villa” in Abbottabad

“Five different junior and mid-level ISI officers told Qadir they understood Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Wing (CTW) had decided to forward a request to the CIA for surveillance of the Abbottabad compound in July 2008.”

Abbottabad safe-house

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A Pentagon scale model of bin Laden’s compound

Surveillance

“Bin Laden traveled in plain sight, his convoys always knowingly waved through any security checkpoints.”

Fateful triangle: US, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

Walk-in?

Intelligence asset

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General Ashfaq Kayani, Pakistani Army chief, former ISI Director-General
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Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha, ISI Director-General
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Prince Bandar bin Sultan

Collusion

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Brigadier Ijaz Shah, Osama bin Laden’s alleged ISI handler
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Ahmed Omar Sheikh Saeed, al-Qaeda’s finance chief before 9/11, wired hundreds of thousands of dollars to the 9/11 hijackers under ISI orders

Our jihadists

“US officials speculated as to what might be done to block this vital corridor [from Iran to Syria], but it was Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia who surprised them by saying that the solution was to harness Islamic forces. The Americans were intrigued, but could not deal with such people. Leave that to me, Bandar retorted.”

“Bandar working as a partner with Washington against a common Iranian enemy is a major strategic asset.”

“… they will keep a very close eye on the religious fundamentalists. Their message to us was ‘We’ve created this movement, and we can control it.’ It’s not that we don’t want the Salafis to throw bombs; it’s who they throw them at — Hezbollah, Moqtada al-Sadr, Iran, and at the Syrians, if they continue to work with Hezbollah and Iran.”

The great escape

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US Special Forces in Afghanistan

“Any idea that those people should be let loose on any basis at all to leave that country and to go bring terror to other countries and destabilise other countries is unacceptable.”

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Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defence in the Bush Jnr. administration

The split

“British Intelligence spoke to them (these Libyan brothers in England), and asked them to try to contact the people they knew in al Qaeda to inform them of and find out what they think about the following idea: England is ready to leave Afghanistan [if] al Qaeda would explicitly commit to not moving against England or her interests.”

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Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, today’s al-Qaeda chief — previously bin Laden’s senior deputy and right-hand man

Betrayal

Protection racket

Origins

The secret raid

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White House officials watch the 2011 raid to kill Osama bin Laden in real-time — but happen to miss the entire raid (Pete Souza)

“Various accounts of the raid itself have surfaced in recent years, some more accurate than others, none of them close to telling the full account. Contrary to official denials, helmet cam video of the raid does exist.”

“… a complex that involves the oil majors like Exxon, the Pentagon’s concern with oil and gas movements from the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, offsetting arms sales, Saudi investments in major US corporations like Citibank and the Carlyle Group (the owners of Booz Allen Hamilton), and above all the ultimate United States dependency on Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and OPEC, for the defense of the petrodollar.”



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