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PRESS TV: Iran's Intel Minister: 'Bin Laden Dead Long Before Us Raid'.

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posted on May, 8 2011 @ 12:49 PM
This article has been released on the Press TV website today.

Iran's intelligence minister says the country has reliable information that former head of the al-Qaeda terrorist group Osama bin Laden died of disease some time ago.

“We have accurate information that bin Laden died of illness some time ago,” Heidar Moslehi told reporters on the sidelines of a Cabinet meeting on Sunday.

He questioned Washington's claim that bin Laden was killed by American troops in a hiding compound in Pakistan on May 1.

“If the US military and intelligence apparatus have really arrested or killed bin Laden, why don't they show him (his dead body) why have they thrown his corpse into the sea?” Moslehi asked.

“When we apprehended [former Jundallah ringleader Abdul Malik] Rigi, we showed him and also aired his interview,” ISNA quoted the intelligence chief as saying.

By releasing such false news, he said, the White House seeks to overshadow regional awakening.

Moslehi said US officials resort to such PR campaigns to divert attention from their domestic problems as well as their “fragile” economic situation.

US President Barack Obama claimed that Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces on May 1 in a hiding compound in Pakistan.

A US official later announced that bin Laden's body was abruptly buried at sea, falsely boasting that his hasty burial was in accordance with the Islamic law, requiring burial within 24 hours of death.

However, burial at sea is not an Islamic practice and Islam does not have a timeframe for burial.

US officials also claimed their decision for a sea burial was made because no country would accept bin Laden's remains, without elaborating on which countries were actually contacted on the matter.

Analysts, however, have raised serious questions as to why US officials did not allow for the application of a DNA test to officially confirm the identity of the corpse before its hasty burial.

Another interesting statement. I wish they would release the 'accurate information' they have.
edit on 8-5-2011 by wcitizen because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 8 2011 @ 01:15 PM
As far as I'm concerned, the U.S. government is lying. Besides, nowadays you NEVER know. They could let you see and touch him with your bare hands and it would probably be a genetically programmed body made to look like Bin Laden, developed by fairies in a secret lab in the core of the earth. The same goes for the pictures of him.

Nowadays, ANYTHING can be faked. You WILL be left in the dark unless you witness things at first hand.

posted on May, 8 2011 @ 03:23 PM
There's something really important that I think they are really trying to divert our attention from. If Osama has been killed before the major MSM release, then simply there is something they aren't telling us. But if Osama was killed in that Navy Seals raid, I honestly think they should show pictures of his body and even a bit of video footage to let us know this isnt some BS. Until then, I'm not buying the whole idea of the raid. So I sorta do agree with him being killed awhile back.

posted on May, 8 2011 @ 03:29 PM
Why has Iran's intelligence minister never stated this previously in the 10 long years OBL has supposedly been dead?

Is It too much of a stretch to think that he actually reads conspiracies sites and thought he would fan the flames?

posted on May, 8 2011 @ 05:43 PM
Can you say old news? I bet a lot of people Americans included were like :-/ when after all the show the only news they got were Bin Laden is dead.
edit on 8-5-2011 by Cassius666 because: (no reason given)


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