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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bin Laden Home Videos Released ... Why Does the Terrorist Kingpin Look Better Than He Did in 2001?


The Pentagon has released "home made videos" by Bin Laden, supposedly seized from the Pakistani compound in which he was killed:


In the newly-release videos, Bin Laden looks better than he did years ago. Specifically, this is what Bin Laden looked like in December 2001:

Bin Laden December 27, 2001 video

Bin Laden was pretty ill by December 2001. As CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen - who met Bin Laden and studied him and his operation for several years - told CNN in 2002:

He's aged enormously between '97 and October of last year.

This is a man who was clearly not well. I mean, as you see from these pictures here, he's really, by December he's looking pretty terrible. But by December, of course, that tape that was aired then, he's barely moving the left side of his body. So he's clearly got diabetes. He has low blood pressure. He's got a wound in his foot. He's apparently got dialysis ... for kidney problems.

I mean, this is a man who has a number of health problems, apart from the fact that anybody running around the Afghan mountains is not going to be in great shape.

Indeed, the oldest - and second-largest - French newspaper claims that Bin Laden was in a hospital for kidney failure two months before 9/11. As the Guardian notes:

Two months before September 11 Osama bin Laden flew to Dubai for 10 days for treatment at the American hospital, where he was visited by the local CIA agent, according to the French newspaper Le Figaro.

The disclosures are known to come from French intelligence which is keen to reveal the ambiguous role of the CIA, and to restrain Washington from extending the war to Iraq and elsewhere.

Bin Laden is reported to have arrived in Dubai on July 4 from Quetta in Pakistan with his own personal doctor, nurse and four bodyguards, to be treated in the urology department.

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Bin Laden has often been reported to be in poor health. Some accounts claim that he is suffering from Hepatitis C, and can expect to live for only two more years.

According to Le Figaro, last year he ordered a mobile dialysis machine to be delivered to his base at Kandahar in Afghanistan.

And CBS news reported that Bin Laden was ill on September 10th, being treated in a Pakistan hospital with kidney dialysis:

In addition, it is rumored that Bin Laden had Marfan Syndrome - a disorder of the connective tissue, which usually shortens the life span (Abraham Lincoln had Marfan).

As Salon noted in November 2001:

Judging by photos and the FBI's physical records, Osama bin Laden could be a candidate for the diagnosis. He is said to be between 6 foot 4 inches and 6 foot 6, which is apparently unusual for his family. He is thin, bony and has little muscle; he weighs only 160 pounds. And he uses a cane -- possibly the result of connective tissue or back problems. Other information about the leader of al-Qaida suggests he may have a heart condition. His facial structure also resembles that of people with Marfan.

"He is Marfanoid," says Dr. Richard Devereux, a clinician who treats patients with the illness at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. "He seems to have long fingers and long arms. His head appears to be elongated and his face narrow ... It's certainly conceivable that he has the Marfan syndrome and could be evaluated for it."

Though people have long speculated about bin Laden having Marfan, federal officials won't answer questions about his health. "We don't discuss the medical conditions of our enemy commanders," says Maj. Jay Steuck, a Defense Department spokesman. And a Central Intelligence Agency spokesman says, "We don't do unclassified medical summaries."

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Yossef Bodansky, staff director of the House Task Force on Terrorism, told the New York Post: "We are getting a lot of reports and rumors. By all accounts, bin Laden is not a healthy man and is under a lot of stress."

David K. Schenker, a research fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, agrees that bin Laden's size is atypical for his surroundings. "I lived in the Middle East, and I never ran into anyone that tall," he says.

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Should bin Laden have Marfan syndrome, the stress of cave-hopping and trying to outrun Allied cruise missiles could prove deadly. "People with the disease are told not to engage in heavy exercise," says Dr. Darwin Prockop, director of the Center for Gene Therapy at Tulane University. "If Osama bin Laden has Marfan, he is in danger of sudden rupture of the aorta and sudden death."

The guy in the newly-released videos looks healthier than Bin Laden actually looked 9 1/2 years ago, even though he sustained injury in Tora Bora, was on the run for a while, and then was holed up inside a house for years.

In 2010, the FBI released an "age progressed" graphic interpretation of what Bin laden would look like today:


The Bin Laden looks better in the new video than in the age progressed image in 2010 ... and much better than he actually looked in 2001.

Am I saying that it's not Bin Laden?

Not necessarily, although the CIA has previously admitted that it made fake Bin Laden videos.

But if it's Bin Laden, it's from a long, long time ago.

13 comments:

  1. Bin Laden: The Proof:

    http://www.maxfarquar.com/2011/05/microdaves-friday-funnies-8/us-releases-photographic-evidence-that-osama-bin-laden-is-dead/

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  2. Anyone with their eyes open can see that those two bin Ladens are not the same man.

    And let's stick with the fable of OBL and say that the new pics really are him, (as you have already noted) how is the "recent" OBL so drastically younger than a nearly decade old sickly man?

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  3. This guy is right handed (OBL was left handed) and wears a ring (improper for a fundamentalist). He also has one "tired" eye (right one) just like the other fake Bin Laden did. However the eyebrows and other details are much more like the true Bin Laden, so I suspect that hard photoshop/makeup work went into this one.

    But IMO it is fake.

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  4. I also would like the White House, Pentagon, or anyone in the Executive branch, to say, on the record, when did Bin Laden STOP working for the CIA.

    Its a matter of historical fact that he and his group DID work for them during the war versus the Soviets in Afghanistan.

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  5. maybe he had a kidney transplant?

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  6. Video shows him using right hand watching tv, thought he was left-handed.

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  7. The Three Trillion Dollar Man (and still counting) with a 25 million dollar bounty on his head looks pretty good. Ha. Ha. His neighbors are going to be so pissed off because they missed out on the bounty.

    Good enough video support of recent action for the brainwashed American sheep that the main steam media is targeting but not good enough for anyone who is a critical thinker.

    We finally got him, so now we can close our permanent military bases and fire the 100,000 mercenaries and bring what’s left of our US troops home. Support our dupes.

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  8. Dead Men Don't Lie said:

    "The American government is leading the country towards hell. … We say to the Americans as people and to American mothers, if they cherish their lives and if they cherish their sons, they must elect an American patriotic government that caters to their interests not the interests of the Jews.

    If the present injustice continues with the wave of national consciousness, it will inevitably move the battle to American soil, just as Ramzi Yousef and others have done. This is my message to the American people. I urge them to find a serious administration that acts in their interest and does not attack people and violate their honor and pilfer their wealth.” – bin Laden 1998 John Miller interview

    OBL came out days after the attacks on NYC and said he and his rebels had nothing to do with 9/11. He died in December 2001 of renal failure as reported in multiple daily papers in Palistan.

    Imagine if the world had listened to OBL in 1998.

    America, sweet America, your sons and daughters are dying for zionist Rothschild and his counterfeiting IMF cronies.

    WAKE THE F**K UP!!!

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  9. In less than 90 days, you will be "REQUIRED" by Federal Law to carry a "National ID" card.


    http://current.com/news/93028205_in-less-than-90-days-you-will-be-required-by-federal-law-to-carry-a-national-id-card.htm

    YOUR PAPERS PLEASE....!

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  10. The wife who was with him in the bedroom said that he no longer needed dialysis. He had been using natural medicine (diet and herbs). The pictures you show from late 2001 are when he was the sickest, according to this NY Daily News story, which sensationally chose to place "herbal viagra" in the headline...

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/05/08/2011-05-08_osama_bin_laden_wasnt_on_kidney_dialysis_took_herbal_viagra_while_living_in_comp.html

    I think it's funny that our so-called arch-enemy healed himself using the same natural products that our wonderful government is doing their best to ban.

    Yes, I believe it was Osama, not a fake. On the other hand, yes I believe that 9/11 was an inside job. SOMEBODY knew.

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  11. In the ongoing Theater of the Absurd, it really makes little difference if the Seal Team psychopaths "killed" the real Osama bin Laden or not (in my opinion, he was already dead) because, either way, the old, frail fellow they shot had nothing to do with 9/11.

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  12. Why did George W. Bush protect this man through his entire Presidency? Call for an INVESTIGATION.

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  13. Also it looks like he a ring on his right pinkie in the top video. I thought that was against the muslim faith he practices?

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