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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Osama Bin Lyin?

Everyone knows that Osama Bin Laden confessed to 9/11 on videotape.

Admittedly, German experts say (rough English translation here) that the Bin Laden confession tape was mistranslated. But what do the Germans know, other than how to make beer?

Sure, an American computer expert says that a Bin Laden video released in 2007 was spliced together from earlier footage, and that:

There are so many splices that I cannot help but wonder if someone spliced words and phrases together. I also cannot rule out a vocal imitator during the frozen-frame audio. The only way to prove that the audio is really bin Laden is to see him talking in the video....

But he's just a pencil-neck computer geek, so why should we listen to him?

Yeah, Swiss scientists are 95% certain that an early post-9/11 Bin Laden tape was a fake. They conclude that all of the later Bin Laden tapes are probably fakes as well. But what do the Swiss know, besides banking and milk chocolate?

Okay, one of the world's top experts on Bin Laden - Bruce Lawrence of Duke University - says that recent Bin Laden tapes are fake. He also says that the tape in which Bin Laden confessed to 9/11 is a fake, and that the top Bin Laden experts in the Department of Homeland Security agree. But he must be a communist or something.

And it is interesting that - as confirmed by the Washington Post's Spy Talk columnist - the CIA admitted to faking a Bin Laden videotape using CIA personnel:

The agency actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and savoring their conquests with boys, one of the former CIA officers recalled, chuckling at the memory. The actors were drawn from “some of us darker-skinned employees,” he said.

But that is obviously just an isolated incident which doesn't mean that any other Bin Laden tapes are fake.

Because everyone knows that America doesn't engage in propaganda.

Note: This essay does not have anything to do with 9/11 itself or Bin Laden's role in 9/11. It doesn't have to do with the war in Afghanistan. It focuses solely on the question of whether or not America ever engages in propaganda and disinformation.


  1. Honestly, I understand the limits of the article, but I don't get the "disclaimer" type note.

    Haven't you in the past had some of the best and most insightful articles on 9/11?

  2. Bin Laden is dead. We are bombarded with propaganda constantly from the government...the mention of Bernays in your earlier referenced blog post tells the tale. It's so clear we are spoon fed BS to shape our perceptions and yet "the public" still thinks it's some conspiracy theory.

  3. What is the motivation for being in Afghanistan, besides continuing a failed policy?

  4. The Osama Bin Laden videos are all fakes.

    Osama Bin Laden was a CIA asset fighting the Russians, at the time of the attack; he was on a dialysis machine and had a short life expectancy.

    How could he survive away from that machine in the desert?

  5. http://www.public-action.com/911/voice-simulation/index.html

    When Seeing and Hearing Isn't Believing

    By William M. Arkin
    Special to washingtonpost.com
    Monday, Feb. 1, 1999

    "Gentlemen! We have called you together to inform you that we are going to overthrow the United States government." So begins a statement being delivered by Gen. Carl W. Steiner, former Commander-in-chief, U.S. Special Operations Command.

    At least the voice sounds amazingly like him.

    But it is not Steiner. It is the result of voice "morphing" technology developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

    By taking just a 10-minute digital recording of Steiner's voice, scientist George Papcun is able, in near real time, to clone speech patterns and develop an accurate facsimile. Steiner was so impressed, he asked for a copy of the tape.

    The WaPo acts like this was never in the news. Of course he's dead. Just ask any physician.

  6. Excellent essay, I had to make a video.
    Respect, Peace.



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