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Originally posted by IvanZana
Your statement could not be more misinformed.
Bin Laden says he wasn't behind attacks
September 17, 2001 Posted: 11:21 AM EDT (1521 GMT)
bin Laden said, "The U.S. government has consistently blamed me for being behind every occasion its enemies attack it.
"I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons," bin Laden's statement said.
September 11, 2001 attacks
Federal Bureau of Investigation has stated that evidence linking Al-Qaeda and bin Laden to the attacks of September 11 is clear and irrefutable. The Government of the United Kingdom reached the same conclusion regarding Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden's culpability for the September 11, 2001, attacks. Bin Laden initially denied involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks. On 16 September 2001, bin Laden read a statement later broadcast by Qatar's Al Jazeera satellite channel denying responsibility for the attack.
In a videotape recovered by US forces in November 2001 in Jalalabad, bin Laden was seen discussing the attack with Khaled al-Harbi in a way indicating foreknowledge. The tape was broadcast on various news networks on 13 December 2001. Some have disputed this translation however. Arabist Dr. Abdel El M. Husseini stated: "This translation is very problematic. At the most important places where it is held to prove the guilt of bin Laden, it is not identical with the Arabic."
In the 2004 Osama bin Laden video, bin Laden abandoned his denials without retracting past statements. In it he stated he had personally directed the 19 hijackers. In the 18-minute tape, played on Al-Jazeera, four days before the American presidential election, bin Laden accused U.S. President George W. Bush of negligence on the hijacking of the planes on September 11.
According to the tapes, bin Laden claimed he was inspired to destroy the World Trade Center after watching the destruction of towers in Lebanon by Israel during the 1982 Lebanon War.
In two other tapes aired by Al Jazeera in 2006, Osama bin Laden announces,
I am the one in charge of the 19 brothers … I was responsible for entrusting the 19 brothers … with the raids
[5 minute audiotape broadcast May 23, 2006], and is seen with Ramzi Binalshibh, as well as two of the 9/11 hijackers, Hamza al-Ghamdi and Wail al-Shehri, as they make preparations for the attacks (videotape broadcast September 7, 2006).
Originally posted by KOGDOG
Conspiracies involve people, where are they?
"They" are right in front of you. "They" hide behind a thin veil... plausible deniability. "They" smile and pledge allegiance to the flag. "They" pray to god. "They" are like the clown who visits children in the hospital while murdering and burying young boys under "their" house. "They" live in the apartment above and below you with refrigerators full of the body parts of victims dissected and prepared for consumption. "They" wear Armani Suits and run your economic system which was carefully crafted by "them" so at to enable "them" to rob you of your money and liberty while you actually believe that "they" are hard working American success stories. "They" watch you night and day waiting for signs indicating that you have awakened to your miserable desperate role in a tragedy scripted precisely to allow "them" to use and abuse you until the day you die.
Originally posted by IvanZana
Thank you for YOUR opinion but..... People are learning the truth every day and will continue to do so and articles like this help.
Thank you for reading and sharing the truth presented in the original post.
We already know that our Government was “not” caught off its guard on the morning of 911. The Government and FEMA knew the show was going to happened Heck! They been practicing these events for years this was nothing new for them.
We do not even have any real proof that these airplanes were commercial airlines (only what the official say) again nothing but hear say!
it's abdunantly clear that there was alot more involved than a cave dwelling saudi in one of the poorest countries of the world
Originally posted by ThatsJustWeird
Even among the Truthers there is 0 consistency. Surely in the 7 years since, there would be consensus by now on an alternative theory.
Which scenario is more likely from a strictly logistical perspective:
(1) An outsider sitting in a cave defeating the air defense system of the sole military superpower; or
(2) Someone like Cheney -- who on 9/11 apparently had full control over all defense, war game and counter-terrorism powers -- rigging and gaming the system?
Remember that for the attacks to have succeeded, it was necessary that actions be taken in the middle of the war games and the actual attacks which would thwart the normal military response. For example, Cheney watched flight 77 approach the Pentagon from many miles out, but instructed the military to do nothing (as shown in the testimony of the Secretary of Transportation, linked above). Could Bin Laden have done that?