Osama Bin Laden Pronounced Dead…For the Ninth Time (With Videos)

by James Corbett
Published: May 02, 2011 – Activist Post

When Obama pronounced Osama Bin Laden dead in a televised announcement heard round the world last night, he was at least the ninth major head of state or high-ranking government official to have done so.
Given Bin Laden’s documented kidney problems and consequent need for dialysis, government officials, heads of state and counterterrorism experts have repeatedly opined that Osama Bin Laden has in fact been dead for some time. These assertions are based on Bin Laden’s failing health in late 2001 and visible signs of his deteriorating condition, as well as actual reports of his death from the same time frame.

In July of 2001, Osama Bin Laden was flown to the American Hospital in Dubai for kidney treatment. According to French intelligence sources, he was there met by the local CIA attache. When the agent bragged about his encounter to friends later, he was promptly recalled to Washington.

On the eve of September 11, Osama Bin Laden was staying in a Pakistani military hospital under the watchful eye of Pakistan’s ISI, the Pakistani equivalent of the CIA with deep ties to the American intelligence community.

In October 2001, Bin Laden appeared in a videotape wearing army fatigues and Islamic headdress, looking visibly pale and gaunt. In December of 2001, another videotape was released, this time showing a seriously ill Bin Laden who was seemingly unable to move his left arm.
Then on December 26, 2001, Fox News reported on a Pakistan Observer story that the Afghan Taliban had officially pronounced Osama Bin Laden dead earlier that month. According to the report, he was buried less than 24 hours later in an unmarked grave in accordance with Wahabbist Sunni practices.
What followed was a string of pronouncements from officials affirming what was already obvious: supposedly living in caves and bunkers in the mountainous pass between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Osama would have been deprived of the dialysis equipment that he required to live.
On January 18, 2002, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced quite bluntly: “I think now, frankly, he is dead.”
On July 17, 2002, the then-head of counterterrorism at the FBI, Dale Watson, told a conference of law enforcement officials that “I  personally think he [Bin Laden] is probably not with us anymore,” before carefully adding that “I have no evidence to support that.”
In October 2002, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told CNN that “I would come to believe that [Bin Laden] probably is dead.”
In November 2005, Senator Harry Reid revealed that he was told Osama may have died in the Pakistani earthquake of October that year.
In September 2006, French intelligence leaked a report suggesting Osama had died in Pakistan.
On November 2, 2007, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto told Al-Jazeera’s David Frost that Omar Sheikh had killed Osama Bin Laden.
In March 2009, former US foreign intelligence officer and professor of international relations at Boston University Angelo Codevilla stated: “All the evidence suggests Elvis Presley is more alive today than Osama Bin Laden.”
In May 2009, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari confirmed that his “counterparts in the American intelligence agencies” hadn’t heard anything from Bin Laden in seven years and confirmed “I don’t think he’s alive.”
Now in 2011, President Obama has added himself to the mix of people in positions of authority who have pronounced Osama Bin Laden dead. Some might charge that none of the previous reports had any credibility, but as it is now emerging that Osama’s body was buried at sea less than 12 hours after his death with no opportunity for any independent corroboration of his identity, the same question of credibility has to be leveled at this latest charge. To this point, the only evidence we have been provided that Osama Bin Laden was killed yesterday are some images on tv of a burning compound and the word of the man currently occupying the oval office.
But given that an informed consensus has formed around the opinion that Bin Laden died long ago due to kidney failure, will the people of America hold their President to the highest standard in presenting evidence that the person killed was actually Osama Bin Laden, and that he actually died in the way described, or will this pronouncement go unquestioned like so many other deaths in the never ending war of terror?

Stay tuned for more on this story as it develops… 

James Corbett is an independent journalist who has been living and working in Japan since 2004. He has been writing and producing The Corbett Report, an online multi-media news and information source, since 2007. His forthcoming book, Reportage: Essays on the New World Order, will be available for purchase in early 2011.

For more information about Corbett and his background, please listen to Episode 163 of The Corbett Report podcast, Meet James Corbett

Source: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/05/osama-bin-laden-pronounced-deadfor.html#more



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6 Comments on “Osama Bin Laden Pronounced Dead…For the Ninth Time (With Videos)”

  1. BBFMAIL says:


  2. Bea says:

    You stupid people!!!! Why are you so emphatic on discrediting our President Obama. All of the previous lies of Osama being dead was a cover-up for the alliance he had with Bush and to take our focus off of him while he continue his terroism on the U.S. but it didn’t work because we have a SMART President from the dumb ass that we had as our previous President that was in alliance with Osama making money – he capitalized from 9/ll attack and made more money while than any other President we’ve had in history!!! Osama is NOW dead but never was he sick or near death before so you can stop the lies and give credit where it is due to PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA for getting rid of that terroist for once and for all. His bloody body has been shown on the reports, his wife confirmed it was him, and he’s buried in shark infested waters – thank GOD!!!

    • SIMON says:


      50 OBAMA LIES
      Obama the liar; How would you feel about Obama the liar becoming president after having told many dirty lies?
      Here are 50 Obama lies:
      50 Lies and Counting: Posted on Political forum.com and verified > with truthorfiction.com and snopes.com –
      Elections and Campaigns. Share with friends

      1.) Selma Got Me Born – LIAR, your parents felt safe enough to have > you in 1961 – Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965.

      2.) Father Was A Goat Herder – LIAR, he was a privileged, well > educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

      3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter – LIAR, he was part of one of > the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.

      4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom – LIAR, your cousin > Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya. It is the first widespread violence in decades.

      5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian – LIAR, she does her > daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. According to the New York Times: I am a strong believer of the Islamic faith, Ms Obama, 85, said in a recent interview in Kenya.” Not to mention, Christianity would not allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.

      6.) My Name is African Swahili – LIAR, your name is Arabic and > Baraka (from which Barack came) means blessed in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.

      7.) I Never Practiced Islam – LIAR, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office.

      8.) My School In Indonesia Was Christian – LIAR, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book).

      9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian – LIAR, not one teacher says you could speak the language.

      10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign Experience – > LIAR, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn’t even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons?

      11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs – LIAR, except for Africa > (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies. You seek to disarm America while our avowed enemy, Iran, > will not subject itself to a nuclear ban. Top Hamas political adviser Ahmed Yousef said the Hamas terrorist group “supports Obamas foreign policy

      12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion – LIAR, you were > quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify – your classmates said you were just fine.

      13.)An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office – LIAR, Ebony has > yet to find the article you mention in your book . It doesnt, and never did, exist.

      14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life – LIAR, Life > has yet to find the article you mention in > your book. It doesnt, and never did, exist.

      15.) I Wont Run On A National Ticket In ~08 – LIAR, here you are, despite saying, live on TV, that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.

      16.) Present Votes Are Common In Illinois – LIAR, they are common > for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.

      17.) Oops, I Misvoted – LIAR, only when caught by church groups and > Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.

      18.) I Was A Professor Of Law – LIAR, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

      19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer – LIAR, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

      20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill – LIAR, you didn’t > write it, introduce it, change it, or create it.

      21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass – LIAR, it took just 14 days > from start to finish.

      22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill – LIAR, your bill was rejected by > your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation – mainly because of your Nuclear Donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.

      23.) I Have Released My State Records – LIAR, as of March, 2008, > state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.

      24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess – LIAR, you were > part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens. You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.

      25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America – LIAR, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

      26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois – LIAR, even your own > supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

      27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year – LIAR, they were not > YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future > bid for higher office.

      28.) No One Contacted Canada About NAFTA – LIAR, the Candian > Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.

      29.) I Am Tough On Terrorism – LIAR, you missed the Iran Resolution > vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel. You state you will open friendly communication with the Leader of Iran who is attempting to develop nuclear weapons to destroy us, > but refuse to speak to FOX news. You are
      against provisions of the Patriot act which would all wiretapping of the phones of suspected terrorists in the USA.

      30.) I Am Not Acting As President Yet – LIAR, after the NAFTA Memo, > a dead terrorist in the FARC, in Colombia, was found with a letter stating how you and he were working together on getting FARC recognized officially.

      31.) I Didnt Run Ads In Florida – LIAR, you allowed national ads to > run 8-12 times per day for two weeks – and you still lost.

      32.) I Won Michigan – LIAR, no you didnt.

      33.) I won Nevada – LIAR, no you did not.

      34.) I Want All Votes To Count – LIAR, you said let the delegates > decide.

      35.) I Want Americans To Decide – LIAR, you prefer caucuses that > limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

      36.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate – LIAR, you passed 26, most of which you didnt write yourself.

      37.) My Campaign Was Extorted By A Friend – LIAR, that friend is threatening to sue if you do not stop saying this. Obama has stopped saying this.

      38.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics – LIAR, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.
      39.) I Dont Take PAC Money – LIAR, you take loads of it.

      40.) I dont Have Lobbysists – LIAR, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.

      41.) My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad – LIAR, your own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

      42.) My Campaign Never Took Over MySpace – LIAR, Tom, who started MySpace issued a warning about this advertising to MySpace clients.

      43.) I Inspire People With My Words – LIAR, you inspire people with other peoples words.

      44.) I Have Passed Bills In The U.S. Senate – LIAR, you have passed A BILL in the U.S. Senate – for Africa, which shows YOUR priorities.

      45.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq – LIAR, you weren’t in office to > vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time, unlike Kucinich, who seems to be out gutting you Obama. You also seem to be stepping back from your departure date – AGAIN.

      46.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care – LIAR, your plan > leaves us all to pay the 15,000,000 who don’t have to buy it.

      47.) I Only Found Out About My Investment Conflicts Via Mail – LIAR, > both companies you site as having sent you letters about this conflict have no record of any such letter ever being created or sent.

      48.) I Am As Patriotic As Anyone – LIAR, you wont wear a flag pin > and you dont put your hand over your heart during the Anthem. There is a Cuban Flag with Che Guevara Display ed at Barack Obama Campaign Office which you allow to be displayed. You voted against making english the official language of the United States. You voted
      to give illegal aliens social security benefits, which would bankrupt the social security system for Americans legally paying into it.

      49.) My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country – LIAR, > your wife’s words follow lock-step in the vain of Rev. Wright and Louis Farrahkan, in relation to their contempt and hatred of America.

      50.) Wal-Mart Is A Company I Wouldn’t Support – LIAR, your wife has received nearly a quarter of a million dollars through Treehouse, which is connected to Wal-Mart.

  3. BBFMAIL says:

    The White House and the Dems are already changing their story. I guess they’ll get it right ..eventually. Or will they??


    W.H. modifies bin Laden account
    By: Josh Gerstein
    May 2, 2011 11:37 PM EDT

    The White House backed away Monday evening from key details in its narrative about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, including claims by senior U.S. officials that the Al Qaeda leader had a weapon and may have fired it during a gun battle with U.S. forces.

    Officials also retreated from claims that one of bin Laden’s wives was killed in the raid and that bin Laden was using her as a human shield before she was shot by U.S. forces.

    At a televised White House briefing Monday afternoon, Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan said bin Laden joined in the fight that several residents of the Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound put up against the Navy SEALs during the 40-minute operation.

    “He [bin Laden] was engaged in a firefight with those that entered the area of the house he was in. And whether or not he got off any rounds, I quite frankly don’t know,” Brennan said.

    At a Pentagon briefing earlier in the day, a senior defense official said bin Laden used a woman as a human shield so he could fire shots. “He was firing behind her,” the official said.

    In another background briefing early Monday morning, a senior administration official also said bin Laden put up a fight. “He did resist the assault force. And he was killed in a firefight,” the official said.

    However, during a background, off-camera briefing for television reporters later Monday, a senior White House official said bin Laden was not armed when he was killed, apparently by the U.S. raid team.

    Another White House official familiar with the TV briefing confirmed the change to POLITICO, adding, “I’m not aware of him having a weapon.”

    “The bottom line is the team that entered that room was met with resistance and took appropriate action,” said a third American official.

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