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On 7th Anniversary of Attacks, Whitehouse Claims Bin Laden was Not the 'Mastermind' of Sept. 11!

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posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 08:46 PM
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On 7th Anniversary of Attacks, Whitehouse Claims Bin Laden was Not the 'Mastermind' of Sept. 11!


thinkprogress.org

Tomorrow marks the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In a press conference today, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Dana Perino about the administration’s ongoing efforts to find Osama bin Laden, calling him the “mastermind” of 9/11. Perino interrupted the reporter, claiming bin Laden was not the true “mastermind” of the attacks:

Q But Osama bin Laden is the one that — you keep talking about his lieutenants, and, yes, they are very important, but Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of 9/11 –

PERINO: No, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was the mastermind of 9/11, and he’s sitting in jail right now.

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posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 08:46 PM
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HUH?

How many dozens of press conferences have we listened to of this SAME ADMINISTRATION going on and on about OBL being the mastermind behind 9/11?!?

Now they are acting like he's not?

LOL!


Perino seems to be attempting to justify the White House’s failure to catch bin Laden by suggesting he was not the “mastermind.” But in September 2006, former press secretary Tony Snow stated:

Osama bin Laden, mastermind of September 11th, the person that many people talk about and still have concerns about, calls this fight, the fight in Iraq, “the third world war.”

While Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has admitted to being the “architect” of 9/11, bin Laden was not inconsequential; he approved and executed the attacks. KSM in fact, brought the idea to bin Laden, who according to the 9/11 Commission, “wanted to hit the White House, Pentagon and U.S. Capitol,” not just the World Trade Center.




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posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 08:57 PM
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There really isn't much substance to the article though Dimension.

It's taking one (likely biased) reporter's word for it that Perino said exactly this. We have no proof that Perino said this, only this reporter's claims as such.

Even so, if it were true, it still wouldn't reflect the CIA and other government departments that have more direct associations with 9/11 investigations etc.



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 09:22 PM
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I get what your saying,

On 911, I remember seeing Osama's face popping up all over the place

' prime suspect '

alqaeda leader

yadda yadda

are they spinning now so that

'' well, we caught the sheik, so technically we got the leader ''

simply becasue they didnt want to get osama, and cant look like they failed?



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 09:37 PM
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I am not sure of the exact quote but here is some more detail:

Huffington Post

She added that the government has had success in disrupting the terror network, including the capture of the confessed Sept. 11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.


So here she did clearly call Khalid the mastermind - which by their original story is completely untrue. Their story is supposed to be that most of the hijackers met with bin Laden after being confronted by an al Qaeda member on the way to fighting in Chechnya.

Osama put the entire thing together as far as the official story goes. He may not have micromanaged it, but he was the inspiration.

*Edit:

Here's video of her saying exactly what is in the OP:

Source

[edit on 10-9-2008 by Sublime620]



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 09:46 PM
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wow I mean how many times has Bush gone out and said we need to keep all these wars going to get bin laden. How many people have died and money spent...OMG I could go on and on. Dude as far as Im concerned they never intend on catching Bin Laden. Never have intended as long as he was alive the Military Industrial Complex and Banking Industries could make billions. The Bushs are friends with the Bin Ladens I mean omg. Watch there will be a new campaign to lower the focus on OBL. We have taken to war on a farce just deal with it sheeple.



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 09:51 PM
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Well it goes like this..

We chase one fella around the globe, invading countries, spend billions upon billions of dollars, suffer 34k American casualties (4k deaths, 30k severe and critical injuries) and when you fail to come up with an explanation as to why we have come up with nothing...

Well you change the name to someone you already got.

Though, I think this means the War on Terror is over, if we got our man, eh?



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 09:54 PM
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More info on how OBL is the mastermind if the official story holds any weight:

Hamburg Cell

As late as 1999, the four core members of the group had intended to wage jihad in Chechnya, where Islamic jihadists were then and are now rebelling against the parent country of Russia. The 9/11 Commission Report notes in Chapter 5 that "according to Binalshibh [who is now in U.S. custody], a chance meeting on a train in Germany caused the group to travel to Afghanistan instead. An individual named Khalid al Masri (or Khalid al-Masri) approached Binalshibh and Shehhi (because they were Arabs with beards, Binalshibh thinks) and struck up a conversation about jihad in Chechnya. When they later called Masri and expressed interest in going to Chechnya, he told them to contact Abu Musab in Duisburg, Germany. Abu Musab turned out to be Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a significant al-Qaeda operative who, even then, was well known to U.S. and German intelligence, though neither government apparently knew he was operating in Germany in late 1999."



They met with Osama bin Laden himself and swore their loyalty to him. Mohamed Atta al Sayed was chosen by Bin Laden as the leader of the group that would attack America; Atta would contact Bin Laden several more times before the attacks. The men then returned to Germany to enroll in flight training school, and later moved on to flight training schools in the United States at the recommendation of one of their German instructors.



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 09:56 PM
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Tune in next week when we blame Ahmedinejad.

Next month, we'll start taking nominations from underprivileged people all across America to be the next winner on "Who wants to be a 911 mastermind?" ! You'll get a first hand look at the new contestant challenges, like the "Checkpoint avoidance challenge" and the "Escape the unwarranted home intrusion!"

*Crowd cheers*

COME ON!...



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 10:02 PM
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here's what I don't understand..

Bounty: Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, US government officials named bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda organization as the prime suspects and offered a reward of $25 million for information leading to his capture or death.[92][21] On 13 July 2007, this figure was doubled to $50 million.[93]
The Airline Pilots Association and the Air Transport Association are offering an additional $2 million reward.[94]

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Now, we get this..


Renewed Focus on Hunt for Bin Laden
Craig Whitlock
Washington Post Berlin Bureau Chief
Wednesday, September 10, 2008; 10:00 AM




Virginia Beach, Va.: A bounty of $25 million Dollars? That's it? Why not $100 million, a house in the Hamptons and a car with a driver? (Yes, I am being serious!) Does the U.S. government really think that someone is going to rat him out for that small amount of money, knowing how much bin Laden has and how much he "pays" his informants, who probably have a connection to the Pakistani government somehow?

Craig Whitlock: The U.S. government's rewards program for finding al-Qaeda terrorists hasn't worked well at all. The Congress has recommended that the State Department up the reward for bin Laden to $50 million, but the administration has decided that doing so might actually be counterproductive -- it would just give him more notoriety and there's no sign that it would actually work.

The Post wrote a long story about the failures of the Rewards for Justice program back in May.

source
so in doing the math.. if congress up's the bounty .. it'll be 102million.

CW makes it sounds like it's still only 27 million.



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 10:16 PM
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And if it's indeed that war on terror is over, could it be that there is a grand shift in strategy?

it seems that MSM suggests that there is a new cold war coming.

could it be; good bye war on terror, we have new war to work with now since we got our man?



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 10:30 PM
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I had a talk with 2 of my church friends today (who I love but hey lol) .....
I asked them who did 911 ...They both said SADDAM >.
I said what gives you that idea ..They said FOX NEWS >..
I said what did Bin Laden do then ?
Well he was the leader of Afghanistan...and he was just a bad guy ..

These people are as old I am 48 ..they watch FOX news twice a day ..

Then I discussed the Dominionism Kingdom Now theology with them .
They got MAD AS HECK and said thats bs ..and if it were true that these sects exist it would be all over the NEWS ..I said what news like FOX news ..they said yes ....I said so if it isnt on FOX news then it isnt the truth? they said that nothing on the Internet is true ..and then proceeded to tell me that I am a conspiricy fruitcake lol ..and that If I didnt see it on FOX NEWS then it just isnt true ...PERIOD ..


I couldnt believe it ...

They dont do drugs ..they dont drink ..yet they are ZOMBIFIED by FOX news and (BUSH OF COURSE) .....and now that Alaskan Gov.(They do not like McCain ) but they want that Lady from Alaska for sure ...

Is there something in the chemtrails that makes people so easily duped ?



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 10:36 PM
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OBL .. 'mastermind'
maybe if it was Obe Waan Kinobe from star wars Id be swayed.

[edit on 10-9-2008 by True-Light]



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 10:47 PM
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All I know is somewhere out there someone living in a cave is still hating me for my freedom. I continue to be amazed by how that idiotic concept of a sales pitch still works on millions of dumb ass Americans. Perhaps it will take going into debt for another nine trillion dollars to make retarded Americans feel safe, what do I know, nothing. Let's go shopping!!!



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 10:47 PM
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Originally posted by johnsky
Tune in next week when we blame Ahmedinejad.

Next month, we'll start taking nominations from underprivileged people all across America to be the next winner on "Who wants to be a 911 mastermind?" ! You'll get a first hand look at the new contestant challenges, like the "Checkpoint avoidance challenge" and the "Escape the unwarranted home intrusion!"

*Crowd cheers*

COME ON!...


Actually Russia is out focus now. We have to make them the thread so we can spend all sorts of money. Pfft sickening.



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by jitombe
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
 


All I know is somewhere out there someone living in a cave is still hating me for my freedom. I continue to be amazed by how that idiotic concept of a sales pitch still works on millions of dumb ass Americans. Perhaps it will take going into debt for another nine trillion dollars to make retarded Americans feel safe, what do I know, nothing. Let's go shopping!!!


And we better put up a satellite CAMERA so we can make sure and check under the beds of the American sleepers to make sure that the AMERICAN neighbors(new modern terrorists ) arnt hiding under their beds ready to terrorize .
Hey at least the terrorists went from caves to a house under a bed lol ...
Now they really be happy ....

Can I go shopping with ya ? lol



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 11:02 PM
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This is the first truthful thing that has come out of this God aweful administration.

Bush - "Well.., Condi... Sama... Dickhead... after ah trillion dollars of cave huntin, the sand in our hour glass is ah almost running out... You know when I drink I feel flushed with honesty... The lawyers who changed the Constitution say we're almost past the statute ah limitations of legal backlash... so today lets give the conspiracy theorists their proverbial cat out of the bag."



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 11:23 PM
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If you'd have told me 7 years ago on this date that Osama bin Laden would've ever spent any time at all as the world's famous man, I'd have asked you "Osama bin who?"

If you'd have then told me on September 12, 2001 that seven years in the future would see the man relegated to the backburner of world affairs, a morbid curiosity from strange and scary times, I'd have thought you were crazy.

It just baffles me how one man could go from being virtually unknown in western society to being the most evil, extravagant cult of personality that's existed in my lifetime, then finally end up being written off and forgotten about by the public at large.



posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 11:36 PM
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I take it you didnt take all your pills then eh ?Hey they hand em out now like candy and tell everyone they are Bipolar .(At least three of my friends this week got put on Bipolar meds and they are NOT bipolar) Now I might be lol
And you didnt sit staring for hours on end at the tv watching fox news ? lol


The Seven years is interesting considering the Dominionist thinkers who are running this show ..Maybe Obama was a mini AntiChrist and now they are ready to bring in their idea of their millinium reign without Jesus Christ .


www.apologeticsindex.org...
Another eschatological viewpoint of Kingdom Theology is that the Great Tribulation is seen not as a time when anti-Christ will reign and war against God's people, but rather a time of tribulation for the world brought about by God's judgment through His people. Anti-Christ, in fact, is considered by some not to be a person, or even a system of government, but a spirit of rebellion against God's constituted authority - the coming of Jesus in the flesh of the apostles and prophets, according to their interpretation of I John 4:2 and II John 7.

Since there will be no "Rapture," and no Second Coming of Jesus until the Kingdom has been established by the Church under the direction of the apostles and prophets, most Kingdom Theology adherents are mid- or post-millennialists: Jesus will come back after the millennium has begun or after it has been completed. Some are amillennialists, believing He will never come back personally, or that He already came back to His own generation, leaving the Church to take dominion over the earth. Thus they see the Church as having failed in what they consider its commission to take dominion over the kingdoms of the earth.


What do you think ?


[edit on 10-9-2008 by Simplynoone]



posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by LiquidSun
It just baffles me how one man could go from being virtually unknown in western society to being the most evil, extravagant cult of personality that's existed in my lifetime, then finally end up being written off and forgotten about by the public at large.

That story has a seemingly odd resemblance to that of Britney Spears. Hooray for the well-informed masses!



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