This story merits a post on this blog page regardless of the fact that the article in Fox News was published on December 26, 2001.
Do you remember hearing/seeing this story on any other ‘networks’?
Did you only experience, over these last 8 years, the propaganda machine of the military/industrial complex persistently drumming it into your psyche that Osama Bin Laden is still on the loose to continue to plan his next bat-cave annihilation of innocent people?
Did you only hear of periodic Arabic ‘recordings’ of messages which the CIA-controlled corporate media was always sure to assert contained some articulated marker that confirmed their authenticity?
Did you ‘get’ that the last film presented to the world of someone who was alleged to be Osama Bin Laden so obviously was of someone … ELSE?
Did you’get’ that only recordings are offered to the world now?
Okay, good. I’m not imagining things.
So … why would the CIA/Pentagon want us to go on believing he’s alive? Why does Arab news media also perpetuate this falsehood by way of periodic Osama Bin Laden recordings?
Report: Bin Laden Already Dead
Wednesday, December 26, 2001
Reposted from Fox News
Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader.
“The Coalition troops are engaged in a mad search operation but they would never be able to fulfill their cherished goal of getting Usama alive or dead,” the source said.
Bin Laden, according to the source, was suffering from a serious lung complication and succumbed to the disease in mid-December, in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest honorably in his last abode and his grave was made as per his Wahabi belief.
About 30 close associates of bin Laden in Al Qaeda, including his most trusted and personal bodyguards, his family members and some “Taliban friends,” attended the funeral rites. A volley of bullets was also fired to pay final tribute to the “great leader.”
The Taliban source who claims to have seen bin Laden’s face before burial said “he looked pale … but calm, relaxed and confident.”
Asked whether bin Laden had any feelings of remorse before death, the source vehemently said “no.” Instead, he said, bin Laden was proud that he succeeded in his mission of igniting awareness amongst Muslims about hegemonistic designs and conspiracies of “pagans” against Islam. Bin Laden, he said, held the view that the sacrifice of a few hundred people in Afghanistan was nothing, as those who laid their lives in creating an atmosphere of resistance will be adequately rewarded by Almighty Allah.
When asked where bin Laden was buried, the source said, “I am sure that like other places in Tora Bora, that particular place too must have vanished.”