Brian Romanoff Nor Cal Truth May 1, 2011
As a preface to the “news” of Osama Bin Laden’s death I have gathered headlines carried here on Nor Cal Truth and other respected bogs over the last few years detailing the saga of Osama Bin Laden. Please review these articles and become familiar with more details of this very complex story.
On June 5, 2006, the Muckraker Report contacted the FBI Headquarters, (202) 324-3000, to learn why Bin Laden’s 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 Laden’s Most Wanted web page, Tomb said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.”
In addition to (the) objective evidence, we had considerable testimony in 2002, from people in position to know, that bin Laden was dead, or probably so. These people included: President Musharraf of Pakistan;
- Dale Watson, the head of the FBI’s counterterrorism unit;
- Oliver North, who said: “I’m certain that Osama is dead. . . And so are all the other guys I stay in touch with”
- President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan;
- Sources within Israeli intelligence, who said that any new messages from bin Laden were “probably fabrications”;
- Sources within Pakistani intelligence, who “confirmed the death of . . . Osama Bin Laden” and “attributed the reasons behind Washington’s hiding news on the death of Osama Bin Laden to the desire of the hawks of the American administration to use the issue of al-Qaida and international terrorism to invade Iraq.”
The FBI was quick to admit that a photo was taken off the Internet and modified to illustrate their theory of what bin Laden looks like, if he is even still alive.
“The forensic artist was unable to find suitable features among the reference photographs and obtained those features, in part, from a photograph he found on the Internet,” the agency said in a statement to the Associated Press. The statement noted that it was against agency policy for forensic artist to use images from the Web.
“Llamazares said the mistake showed the ‘low level’ of US intelligence services,” according to The Telegraph.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: “What was the last time we had any good intelligence on where he was?
DEFENSE SECRETARY ROBERT GATES: “I think it’s been years.”
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: “Years?!”
DEFENSE SECRETARY ROBERT GATES: “I think so.”