On May 2nd, 2011 President Barack Obama declared America’s greatest enemy, Osama Bin Laden, dead after a Seal Team Six raid in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad. Almost immediately signs of deception began to show in the continuous saga to capture the man accused of being responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
by Derrick Broze
March 27, 2013
In February Esquire magazine released an interview with a member of Seal Team 6 going by the alias, The Shooter. The Shooter claims to be the one who pulled the trigger and killed OBL. He told Esquire that he found Bin Laden in his room standing with “a gun in reach” and proceeded to shoot the purported Al-Qaeda leader twice in the head.
This was not the first account of the night raid on the Bin Laden compound. Mark Bissonette, wrtiting under the name Mark Owen, claimed to be the one to have pulled the trigger. In his book, No Easy Day, Bissonette tells a story that conflicts with The Shooters’ story.
According to CNN another member of Seal Team 6 has come out to speak on the issue.
“Another member of the secretive SEAL Team 6, which executed the bin Laden raid, tells CNN the story of the Shooter as presented in Esquire is false. According to this serving SEAL Team 6 operator, the story is “complete B-S.”
They go on to say, “SEAL Team 6 operators are now in “serious lockdown” when it comes to “talking to anybody” about the bin Laden raid and say they have been frustrated to see what they consider to be the inaccurate story in Esquire receive considerable play without a response.”
At present we are given 3 different interpretations of the events of that night. Is it possible all 3 could be false? Is it possible that who ever was killed that night was not Osama Bin Laden?
As early as 2001 we find reports of Bin Laden’s death. He had many kidney problems and was on a mobile dialysis machine. On December 26, 2001,we find a Fox News report on the Pakistan Observer story that the Taliban had officially pronounced Osama Bin Laden dead earlier that month. The report goes on to say:
“He suffered serious complications and died a natural, quiet death. He was buried in Tora Bora, a funeral attended by 30 Al Qaeda fighters, close members of his family and friends from the Taliban. By the Wahhabi tradition, no mark was left on the grave.”
Other reports have surfaced over the years claiming Bin Laden to be dead as many as nine times. If Bin Laden was already dead, why pursue him and Al-Qaeda? The leader himself never claimed responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. In fact he vehemently denied being involved.
On September 28th, 2001 he released a statement saying, “I have already said I am not involved. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie. I had no knowledge… nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children and other humans as an appreciable act.”
The Corbett Report lists a number of proclamations from government officials and researchers around the world claiming Bin Laden to be deceased prior to the official claims made by the United States government.
“On January 18, 2002, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced quite bluntly: “I think now, frankly, he is dead.”
On July 17, 2002, the then-head of counterterrorism at the FBI, Dale Watson, told a conference of law enforcement officials that “I personally think he [Bin Laden] is probably not with us anymore,” before carefully adding that “I have no evidence to support that.””
Former U.S. foreign intelligence officer Angelo M. Codevilla, a professor of international relations at Boston University, stated: ‘All the evidence suggests Elvis Presley is more alive today than Osama Bin Laden.’
So if Osama Bin Laden never claimed responsibility for the attacks on 9/11/01 and likely died shortly after those tragic events, what in the world was the Seal Team Six chasing? Since Bin Laden was “buried at sea” with no autopsy being done it seems the best place to ask would be the team themselves. Unfortunately, several accidents have killed members of the elite team since that fateful night.
In August 2011 22 Navy SEALs, some of whom belonged to Team 6, died after their helicopter was shot down by a rocket propelled grenade in Afghanistan. 28 year old SEAL Nicolas Checque died from a gunshot wound to head reported to have happened during the rescue of an American doctor.
Well why not ask the neighbors in Pakistan who were present during the raid?
With a number of stories surfacing, a multitude of reports on Bin Laden being dead for some time now, and a tight lipped administration, it is very difficult to discern what exactly happened.
Was the whole Seal Team Six raid a hoax designed to boost support for Obama and further cement the myth of Osama Bin Laden? When looking at Mark Bissonette’s book we see that it was apparently not vetted by the White House, the CIA, or the FBI. Does this represent a more true account of what actually took place? Or is this just another smoke screen?
“Unlike Bradley Manning who is still rotting in a military cell somewhere for leaking classified military intel exposing America’s war crimes in Iraq, SEAL Team Six member “Owen” has in no way been punished for the tell all tale. Perhaps it’s a tall-tale used to legitimize the phony operation and to placate those who found the official story unbelievable, by offering an apparent truer account. A classic limited hangout. Even the most gullible among us must have a hard time believing they actually murdered the world’s most notorious terrorist, buried him at sea without any sailors present, and without having the body independently verified.”
With movies such a ZeroDarkThirty continuing to push the official line on OBL is it any wonder Americans have never heard this news? Check out these movie goers as they are informed on the topics.
As the corporate controlled media attempts to get their story right those who are vigilant researchers can decide for themselves. Is there more to the story of the Seal Team 6 raids and OBL legend? Are we fighting a War on Terror based around lies? Day by day we get closer to the truth and the empire of lies continues to crumble. Remain diligent and strive on towards freedom.
Derrick Broze is a founding member of The Houston Free Thinkers. He writes for dev-test.intellihub.com a popular independent news website. He can be heard on Orion Talk Radio, Local Live Houston and the upcoming Unbound Radio. Find his workatwww.theconsciousresistance.com and www.thehoustonfreethinkers.com