By Zan Overall | June 18, 2006 | 14:16
I am a new member of NewsBusters. I cannot find the thread that I read concerning
the June 2006 meeting in Chicago of members of the 9/11 Truth Movement. One lone 9/11 Truther (let's call him Alex) was confronting a barrage of cheap shots from NewsBusters members. I would like to weigh in, being involved in the 9/11 Truth
Movement. If someone can tell me how to find that thread I will just weigh in
there but being unable to find it I am starting this new topic.
Alex raised the question of the video supposedly accidentally found of OBL at a
dinner party celebrating the success of 9/11 and admitting responsibility.
The American government used it to bolster their claim that OBL was the guilty party. Alex pointed out the phony nature of the video, including the chubby look of OBL. For God's sake, according to the "wanted poster" on the FBI website (fbi.gov), he is some 6' 4" tall and weighs in at 161 pounds, as I recall.
Aside from that the proportions of his face, used in facial recognition programs,
do not match images of the real OBL. Let me add some more. The OBL in the video
wore a gold? ring, something I have heard devout Muslims do not do. Also the
OBL in the video ate with the wrong hand. I believe OBL is left-handed. (Sinister!) The chubby OBL ate with his right hand. If I have that backwards it
is a distinction without a difference. You get the point.
One of the anti-9/11 Truth Movement bloggers, in attacking Alex's contentions, made
some apparently knowledgable comments about how from certain angles those facial
proportions could be misleading. He ignored the fact that this was not a single
still picture where his point could make some sense. It was a VIDEO! With many
images. Alex may already have made this point. Please help me get to that thread.
I have this to add re the alleged guilt of OBL in 9/11. A website called "Muckrakers" brought it to my attention recently that although the FBI has a
"wanted poster" for OBL (they call him Usama Bin Laden) he is only wanted for
the embassy bombings in Africa from the 1990's. HE IS NOT WANTED FOR 9/11!!!
We the sheeple were promised a "white paper" laying out the evidence of OBL's
guilt by the gov.(better thought of as "Big Brother"). It never came. Instead
we got the chubby OBL video and people like you so-called NewsBusters bought it.
I'll attach the Muckrakers story for you to deny, which I know you will inevitably do. Why isn't this story headline news? Because we do not have a free press as you probably are under the illusion we do. Zan Overall.
FBI says, No hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11
June 6, 2006 This past weekend, a thought provoking e-mail circulated
through Internet news groups, bringing attention to the FBIs Most Wanted
Terrorist web page for Usama Bin Laden. (See bottom of this web page
for Most Wanted page) In the e-mail, the question is asked, Why doesnt
Usama Bin Ladens Most Wanted poster make any direct connection with the
events of September 11, 2001?The FBI says on its Bin Laden web page that
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. According to the FBI, these attacks killed over 200 people. The
FBI concludes its reason for wantingBin Laden by saying, In addition,
Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorists attacks throughout the world.
On June 5, 2006, the Muckraker Report contacted the FBI Headquarters,
(202) 324-3000, to learn why Bin Ladens Most Wanted poster did not
indicate that Usama was also wanted in connection with 9/11. *The
Muckraker Report spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity
for the FBI. When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Ladens
Most Wanted web page, Tomb said, The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on
Usama Bin Ladens Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard
evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.
*Surprised by the ease in which this FBI spokesman made such an
astonishing statement, I asked, How this was possible?Tomb continued,
Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.I asked,
How does that work?Tomb continued, The FBI gathers evidence. Once
evidence is gathered, it is turned over to the Department of Justice.
The Department of Justice than decides whether it has enough evidence to
present to a federal grand jury. In the case of the 1998 United States
Embassies being bombed, Bin Laden has been formally indicted and charged
by a grand jury. He has not been formally indicted and charged in
connection with 9/11 because the FBI has no hard evidence connected Bin
Laden to 9/11.
It shouldnt take long before the full meaning of these FBI statements
start to prick your brain and raise your blood pressure. If you think
the way I think, in quick order you will be wrestling with a barrage of
very powerful questions that must be answered. First and foremost, if
the U.S. government does not have enough hard evidence connecting Bin
Laden to 9/11, how is it possible that it had enough evidence to invade
Afghanistan to smoke him out of his cave?The federal government claims
to have invaded Afghanistan to root outBin Laden and the Taliban.
Through the talking heads in the mainstream media, the Bush
Administration told the American people that Usama Bin Laden was Public
Enemy Number One and responsible for the deaths of nearly 3000 people on
September 11, 2001. Yet nearly five years later, the FBI says that it
has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.
Next is the Bin Laden confessionvideo that was released by the U.S.
government on December 13, 2001. Most Americans remember this video. It
was the video showing Bin Laden with a few of his comrades recounting
with delight the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United
States. The Department of Defense issued a press release to accompany
this video in which Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said, There
was no doubt of bin Ladens responsibility for the September 11 attacks
before the tape was discovered. What Rumsfeld implied by his
statement was that Bin Laden was the known mastermind behind 9/11 even
before the confession videoand that the video simply served to confirm
what the U.S. government already knew; that Bin Laden was responsible
for the 9/11 attacks.
In a BBC News article reporting on the 9/11 confession videorelease,
President Bush is said to have been hesitate to release the tape because
he knew it would be a vivid reminder to many people of their loss. But,
he also knew it would be a devastating declarationof Bin Ladens guilt.
Were going to get him,said President Bush. Dead or alive, it doesnt
matter to me.
In a CNN article regarding the Bin Laden tape, then New York Mayor
Rudy Giuliani said that the tape removes any doubt that the U.S.
military campaign targeting bin Laden and his associates is more than
justified.Senator Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, the vice chairman of the
Senate Intelligence Committee said, The tapes release is central to
informing people in the outside world who dont believe bin Laden was
involved in the September 11 attacks.Shelby went on to say I dont know
how they can be in denial after they see this tape.Well Senator Shelby,
apparently the Federal Bureau of Investigation isnt convinced by the
taped confession, so why are you?
The Muckraker Report attempted to secure a reference to the U.S.
government authenticating the Bin Laden confession video, to no avail.
However, it is conclusive that the Bush Administration and U.S.
Congress, along with the dead stream media, played the video as if it
was authentic. So why doesnt the FBI view the confession videoas hard
evidence? After all, if the FBI is investigating a crime such as drug
trafficking, and it discovers a video of members of a drug cartel
opening talking about a successful distribution operation in the United
States, that video would be presented to a federal grand jury. The
identified participants of the video would be indicted, and if captured,
the video alone would serve as sufficient evidence to net a conviction
in a federal court. So why is the Bin Laden confession videonot carrying
the same weight with the FBI?
Remember, on June 5, 2006, FBI spokesman, Chief of Investigative
Publicity Rex Tomb said, The FBI has no hard evidence connecting Usama
Bin Laden to 9/11.This should be headline news worldwide. The challenge
to the reader is to find out why it is not. Why has the U.S. media
blindly read the government-provided 9/11 scripts, rather than
investigate without passion, prejudice, or bias, the events of September
11, 2001? Why has the U.S. media blacklisted any guest that might speak
of a government sponsored 9/11 cover-up, rather than seeking out those
people who have something to say about 9/11 that is contrary to the
governments account? And on those few rare occasions when a 9/11
dissenter has made it upon the airways, why has the mainstream media
ridiculed the guest as a conspiracy nut, rather than listen to the
evidence that clearly raises valid questions about the governments 9/11
account? Why is the Big Media Conglomeration blindly content with the
governments 9/11 story when so much verifiable information to the
contrary is available with a few clicks of a computer mouse?
Who is it that is controlling the media message, and how is it that the
U.S. media has indicted Usama Bin Laden for the events of September 11,
2001, but the U.S. government has not? How is it that the FBI has no
hard evidenceconnecting Usama Bin Laden to the events of September 11,
2001, while the U.S. media has played the Bin Laden - 9/11 connection
story for five years now as if it has conclusive evidence that Bin Laden
is responsible for the collapse of the twin towers, the Pentagon attack,
and the demise of United Flight 93?
&No hard evidence connecting Usama Bin Laden to 9/11& Think about it.