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Rumors of bin Laden's Death Won't Go Away

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Recent interviews given by former Italian President Francesco Cossiga to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Serra and the late former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to David Frost, respectively, have thrown more doubt on the official 9/11 story and have shown the spate of Osama Bin Laden videotapes released since December 2001 to be fakes.

In November 2007, Cossiga said that 9/11 was an "inside job" carried out by elements of the CIA and Mossad. Furthermore, Cossiga said that one of the more recent Bin Laden videotapes, which threatened former right-wing Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, was a fake produced at Berlusconi's Mediasat TV studios in Milan. Cossiga said the tape fraud was discovered by intelligence officials in the Palazzo Chigi, the headquarters for Italian intelligence. 

In an interview with David Frost, aired by Al Jazeera's English service on November 2, 2007, Bhutto revealed that Bin Laden had been murdered by Omar Sheikh, a British-born ethnic Pakistani who has not only been linked to high Pakistani intelligence and military circles, including the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, but also to such terrorist groups as Jaish-e-Mohammed, Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin, and "Al Qaeda."

Pakistani General Pervez Musharraf wrote in his book, "In the Line of Fire," that Sheikh was recruited by Britain's MI-6 and sent to work with Muslim recruits hired by Western intelligence in the 1990s to work with Bosnian guerrillas fighting the government of Yugoslav President Slobodon Milosevic. WMR has previously reported that Bin Laden and his units based in Darounta, Afghanistan were under the effective control of MI-6 and the CIA until 1995. This was confirmed in a French intelligence report obtained by WMR.

Sheikh was charged in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and was sentenced to death after an in camera trial. He is awaiting an appeal of his conviction in a Pakistani jail. Sheikh was alsoin the involved in the kidnapping of British and American tourists in Kashmir. Sheikh was released by Indian authorities fromm prison after hijackers of an Indian Airlines plane demanded the release of Sheikh and other Harkat-ul-Mijaheddin members in Indian jails for terrorist acts.

The neocon media tried to explain away Bhutto's statement by claiming that she meant to say "Daniel Pearl" was murdered, not Osama Bin Laden. However, it was reported in Time magazine on October 12, 2006, that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM), a renditioned prisoner of United States intelligence, claimed responsibility for Pearl's murder. The United States said it would try KSM with Pearl's murder. Even Musharraf confirmed in his book that it was KSM who murdered Pearl. Time reported that under interrogation that KSM confessed to Pearl's murder. Time also reported that Omar Sheikh said he was opposed to Pearl's murder, but according to Bhutto, not to Bin Laden's.

Bhutto, who was well aware of the internecine collusion between terrorists, warlords, and intelligence agents in Pakistan and Afghanistan, told Frost who may have been behind a previous car bombing attempt on her life, speculating the guilty parties could have been "a gang from the Afganistan warlord Baitullah Mehsud, or Hamza bin Laden the son of Osama bin Laden, or the Pakistani Taliban in Islamabad, or by a group in Karachi." Bhutto also charged that those trying to murder her included a senior military official in the Musharraf regime.

The Pakistan Observer reported in December 2001 that Osama Bin Laden died from lung comlications in the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan in mid-December 2001. Although Bin Laden also suffered from a severe kidney ailment, Bhutto's revelations indicate that Omar Sheikh managed to murder the leader of so-called "Al Qaeda." A senior Taliban official told the Pakistan Observer that he attended Bin Laden's funeral along with Bin Laden's family members, closest friends, and Taliban officials.

Even arch-neocon Michael Ledeen reported that his Iranian friends told him Bin Laden was dead, although with required neocon spin, Bin Laden supposedly died in Iran of kidney failure hosted by the Iranian government. The neocons seem to forget that Iran is and has always been an arch-enemy of the Sunni Wahhabist Bin Laden gang and his allies. But the neocons would never let facts stand in the way of their radical dogma.

Joining in the "Bin Laden is dead" or "probably dead" chorus were Dale Watson, the FBI's former counterterrorism chief; Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and some Israeli intelligence officials.

After Bin Laden's death, a series of Bin Laden audio and video tapes surfaced, including one that surfaced days prior to the U.S. presidential election and a Bin Laden "confession" tape regarding responsibilty for 9/11 that was clearly not Bin Laden. Many of these tapes reach the U.S. media, particularly Fox News and CNN from Washington "counter-terrorism" propaganda mills linked to Israeli intelligence.

In addition to the phony Bin Laden video tape revelations from Cossiga implicating Berlusconi's Mediasat in Milan, Berlusconi's fingerprints on the forged Niger "yellowcake" documents, and WMR's previous reports about the distribution avenues for the tapes that include Israeli propaganda operations in Washington, there are also the following WMR stories on "Al Qaeda" and videotapes:

July 6-9, 2007

April 26, 2006

Sept. 9, 2007

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