It’s been over two years now since any one has seen the infamous Osama bin laden. The last time was in September 2007 and since then there has only
been audio recordings. There have also been numerous high profile accusations claiming that Bin Laden is dead. In this thread i intend to outline what
i think may have happened to him. Some of this probably won’t be new to you’s, you might have hard this theory before or you might even have you
own theory. Feel free to contribute.
The last time anyone seen bin laden in the media was supposedly September 7th 2007. I say supposedly because there are a number of inconsistencies
with this video for example in the video it appears that bin laden has trimmed his bread and it is also darker in colour, his nose is also visibly
broader. Aside form his appearance there are also a number of freezes in the video which are followed by references to current affairs this may
suggesting that this video has been in some way edited(1).
Now if that video is believed to be a fake that means the last time we can confirm that bin laden was seen by the media was October 4th 2004(2).
Interestingly in this video bin laden is wearing the same cloths as in the 2007 video further evidence that the 2007 could very well be a fake. I have
found very little evidence to suggest that the 2004 video is a fake so it leads me to believe that the last time we can say we definitely seen Bin
Laden was 2004.
Now for an organisation that relies so heavily on the media for propaganda this has to be looked over with a suspicious eye. It would appear that bin
laden has not been seen of since 2004. Now I know what you’re thinking “what about all those recordings”. Simple there fakes or pre recordings I
make this comment because it seems strange to me that bin laden would go to the effort of making a recording and getting it to a news station without
getting caught. When if he was to spend just a little more money. He could send a video message which would have an even bigger effect and boost the
morale of his fighters scattered throughout the globe as well as proving that he is still alive. Now yes there are a number of different technical
reasons why these recordings could be faked, but they have to be looked on case by case.
This is my one of my reasons for believing that bin laden is dead however I do have other reasons for this belief as well as my own theory about how
he died. The fist reasoning behind this belief come from Australia when Dr Clive Williams, director of terrorism studies at the Australian National
University claimed in 2006 that he had evidence form India that bin laden was dead(3). I must confess though that this evidence is rather difficult to
confirm although Dr Williams is considered a terrorism expert the evidence have never been publicly disclosed
On 23 September 2006, the French newspaper L'Est Républicain quoted a report from the French secret service the Direction générale de la
sécurité extérieure (DGSE) stating that Osama bin Laden had died in Pakistan on August 23rd 2006(4), after contracting a case of typhoid fever that
paralyzed his legs and eventually resulted in his death. The French paper claimed that this intelligence had come from the Saudis. After the article
was relayed there were a flurry of denials about the report from the Americans, French and Pakistanis. However the story took another twist when Nic
Robertson a reporter for CNN claimed that he had received information from a anonymous source inside Saudi intelligence confirming that they had heard
that bin laden has caught some kind of water borne disease but could not confirm if he was alive or dead.
Then in November 2007 perhaps the most controversial claim that bin laden had been killed was made by Benazir Bhutto. In a interview with David Frost
for the BBC she said that Omar sheikh had murdered bin laden(5).
From here on in I have my very own nice little conspiracy theory of what really has happened to Bin laden. First of all let’s look at who Omar
sheikh is. He was born in Brittan in 1972 and attended a private boarding school in England then between the ages of 14 to 16 he went to the most
expensive private school in Pakistan and studied at the London school of economics. So this guy is highly educated and comes from a very wealthy back
ground. To make this a little more interesting it was claimed in Pervez Musharraf, in his book In the Line of Fire that while at university Sheikh was
recruited by MI6.
Then in 1994 almost the year he left university he went on be involved in the kidnapping of 4 tourists British and American’s in India. All were
subsequently realised unharmed and it is reasonable to assume that sheikh was recruited by MI6 to act as there man on the inside to ensure the safety
of the hostages. Because of his involvement Sheikh was sentenced to prison but was released early in 1999 in exchange for hostages(6) this could be
further evidence that he was helping the security services.
In 2002 Sheikh beheaded investigative journalist Daniel Pearl who at the time was investigating possible links between Richard Read, Al Qaeda and
Pakistani intelligence (ISI)(7). It is again reasonable to assume that this was the work of the intelligence services most likely this was an ISI
assassination plot because they did not want anyone to find that link and it may even have been backed by Sheikh’s handlers at MI6 due to the
British connection with Richard Read.
It is there for my belief that as strange as it may sound Sheikh was a MI6 deep cover asset inside the Islamic terrorist community and he was ordered
to assassinate bin laden and that is what Benazir Bhutto meant when she said he had murdered bin laden. Further to this i think he killed in some time
in 2006 and this accounts for the reports that came from French intelligence, CNN and Dr Clive Williams. In addition to this even Benazir Bhutto’s
widower Persidant Asif Ali Zardari admits that Bin Laden could be dead as no trace of him can be found(8).
However that dose raise the question why haven’t the security services or bin laden’s followers confirmed his death. Well for the security
services to admit that Sheikh killed bin laden could bring out that they were also involved in the kidnapping attempt and also possibly the killing of
Daniel Pearl. For Al Qaeda to admit his death would be damaging for them as bin laden being alive is a victory for them because it shows a weakness in
the west because they cannot catch him.
There for it is my conclusion that bin laden has been assassinated by MI6. I am still open to the possibility and it could indeed be that he is still
alive although it does seem ever unlikely. Similarly i am also open to other theories on his death, I have read that he may have been killed in Tora
Bora in 2001 or that he was murdered by somebody else.
Mod Edit: Title edited for clarification.
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