Osama bin Laden’s Second Death by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Osama Bin Laden

If today were April 1 and not May 2, we could dismiss as an April fool’s joke this morning’s headline that Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight in Pakistan and quickly buried at sea.  As it is, we must take it as more evidence that the US government has unlimited belief in the gullibility of Americans.
Think about it.  What are the chances that a person allegedly suffering from kidney disease and requiring dialysis and, in addition, afflicted with diabetes and low blood pressure, survived in mountain hideaways for a decade?  If bin Laden was able to acquire dialysis equipment and medical care that his condition required, would not the shipment of dialysis equipment point to his location? Why did it take ten years to find him?

Consider also the claims, repeated by a triumphalist US media celebrating bin Laden’s death, that “bin Laden used his millions to bankroll terrorist training camps in Sudan, the Philippines, and Afghanistan, sending ‘holy warriors’ to foment revolution and fight with fundamentalist Muslim forces across North Africa, in Chechnya, Tajikistan and Bosnia.”  That’s a lot of activity for mere millions to bankroll (perhaps the US should have put him in charge of the Pentagon), but the main question is: how was bin Laden able to move his money about?  What banking system was helping him?  The US government succeeds in seizing the assets of people and of entire countries, Libya being the most recent.  Why not bin Laden’s?  Was he carrying around with him $100 million dollars in gold coins and sending emissaries to distribute payments to his far-flung operations?

This morning’s headline has the odor of a staged event.  The smell reeks from the triumphalist news reports loaded with exaggerations, from celebrants waving flags and chanting “USA USA.”  Could something else be going on?

No doubt President Obama is in desperate need of a victory.  He committed the fool’s error or restarting the war in Afghanistan, and now after a decade of fighting the US faces stalemate, if not defeat.  The wars of the Bush/Obama regimes have bankrupted the US, leaving huge deficits and a declining dollar in their wake.  And re-election time is approaching.

The various lies and deceptions, such as “weapons of mass destruction,” of the last several administrations had terrible consequences for the US and the world.  But not all deceptions are the same.  Remember, the entire reason for invading Afghanistan in the first place was to get bin Laden.  Now that President Obama has declared bin Laden to have been shot in the head by US special forces operating in an independent country and buried at sea, there is no reason for continuing the war.

Perhaps the precipitous decline in the US dollar in foreign exchange markets has forced some real budget reductions, which can only come from stopping the open-ended wars. Until the decline of the dollar reached the breaking point, Osama bin Laden, who many experts believe to have been dead for years, was a useful bogyman to use to feed the profits of the US military/security complex.



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One Response to Osama bin Laden’s Second Death by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

  1. xavier says:

    I am not a believer of either side but in the first paragraph it is pointed Osama allegedly had kidney disease etc but do you/we know that for certain? Maybe he claimed he had all of these illnesses but was in fact tricking the world. We know the western allies trick the world all the time, how about Al-Qeada? There game against another.

    These days I have no idea who to believe did what? People want proof that Osama’s dead. Why? So the public can look at the video or photo’s and judge again the footage or photo’s are fake because Osama seems to be a imposter?

    Maybe President Obama did fake Osamas death because he is suffering in the polls and this will put him in a favourable position? Or maybe just maybe Obama is telling the truth and USA actually did kill Osama.

    Osama had the millions to fund these terrorist camps that USA claim and considering how ‘up to date’ and modern the weaponry used by Al-Qeada is, they only need millions and not billions to wage there war against the western world.

    It’s known in Sharia law that there is no such thing as banks so to speak regarding to ‘no interest’ rates being applied to savings or mortgage loans. This relates to Iran being top of the banking sector regarding Islamic banks. Iran in effect, is a enemy of USA. Is it possible the so called millions that Osama had was held in many accounts in Iranian banks and free from being frozen? Is it possible that many other allied countrys of Al-Qeada could of helped to hide the millions Osama had and funnelled sysmatically all over the world?

    I am not pro-USA nor am I pro-Al Qeada and I believe both sides have lied to the world and we will never know the truth on Osama’s death or many many other mystery’s but like most people in the world we just want peace and the way we are heading we are moving more further away from this possibility than closer with or without Osama’s death.

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