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FBI "has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11"
by Truthnow Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2006 at 6:15 PM

Why does the FBI's "Most Wanted" poster for Osama/Usama Bin Laden NOT mention 9/11? According to the FBI, it's because "the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11." Might this explain why General Myers said "the goal has never been to get Bin Laden" and why Bush doesn't "spend that much time on" Bin Laden? No hard evidence--yet thousands of lives and hundreds of billions can be spent on "war"?

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What follows here should be of URGENT INTEREST to everyone, but especially to anyone who opposes the Iraq war but believes the war on Afghanistan was justified.

On June 6, 2006, the Muckraker Report (http://www.teamliberty.net; see excerpts below) reported that the FBI's "Most Wanted" poster for Usama Bin Laden (see note below) "did not indicate that Usama was...wanted in connection with 9/11."

Why might this be?

The Muckraker Report phoned (202) 324-3000 and got a straightforward answer from the FBI Chief of Investigative Publicity, Rex Tomb: "The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden's Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11."

The Muckraker Report goes on to say "This should be headline news worldwide. The challenge to the reader is to find out why it is not. Why has the U.S. media blindly read the government-provided 9/11 scripts, rather than investigate without passion, prejudice, or bias, the events of September 11, 2001?"

If you agree this should be headline news, please read the article and spread the word. Maybe you can inspire another journalist to phone the FBI and write a story about this.

Here are six more items to consider:

1. THE MILITARY'S GOAL IN AFGHANISTAN WAS NEVER TO GET BIN LADEN.

On April 5, 2002, the Associated Press quoted General Richard Myers, then-Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as saying in regards to the war on Afghanistan "the goal has never been to get Bin Laden."

[This quote has appeared in excellent books, including Webster Tarpley's "9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA" and David Ray Griffin's "The New Pearl Harbor." The quote is also widely available online; here's one example: http://www.btinternet.com/~nlpwessex/Documents/myersadmission.htm]

2. BUSH SAYS HE'S NOT CONCERNED ABOUT BIN LADEN.

In March, 2002, George W. Bush said of Bin Laden: "I just don't spend that much time on him...I truly am not that concerned about him."

[As quoted in Griffin's "The New Pearl Harbor," page 107, and as frequently played in audio form on Air America Radio's "The Randi Rhodes Show."]

3. BIN LADEN HAS, REPORTEDLY, DENIED ANY INVOLVEMENT IN 9/11.

On September 28, 2001, the Karachi, Pakistan newspaper "Ummat" published what it claimed was an interview with Bin Laden, in which Bin Laden denied having any role in 9/11, saying: "I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States."

The article continues, quoting Bin Laden: "I have already said that we are against the American system, not against its people, ...The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; the people who are a part of the U.S. system, but are dissenting against it. Or those who are working for some other system; persons who want to make the present century as a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity so that their own civilization, nation, country, or ideology could survive. ...In the U.S. itself, there are dozens of well-organized and well-equipped groups, which are capable of causing a large-scale destruction."

[As quoted in Tarpley's "9/11 Synthetic Terror," page 136. The full article is online at http://www.robert-fisk.com/usama_interview_ummat.htm]

4. THE BIN LADEN AUDIO AND VIDEO TAPES ARE HIGHLY SUSPECT.

As Tarpley notes, "There is no evidence to support the authenticity of any of Bin Laden's tapes."

[Tarpley, page 136. Also check out http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/binladen_9-11_truth.html]

5. "AL QAEDA" REPORTEDLY BEGAN LIFE AS A CIA DATABASE.

Writing in the July 8, 2005 Guardian (UK), Robin Cook--a former Blair cabinet minister who resigned as the Labour Party's parliamentary chief in protest over the invasion of Iraq--revealed that:

"Al-Qaida, literally 'the database,' was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians."

Cook also noted that "Bin Laden was...throughout the 80s...armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan."

[Cook's article, "The struggle against terrorism cannot be won by military means," is at http://www.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,12780,1523838,00.html. Additional commentary is at http://forums.therandirhodesshow.com/index.php?showtopic=64329, which references http://www.911truth.org]

6. THE WAR ON AFGHANISTAN WAS ABOUT OIL, NATURAL GAS, PIPELINE ROUTES, AND ENRON.

This is documented in countless articles, books, and videos.

For essential historical background, try the December, 1997 article "Taleban in Texas for talks on gas pipeline" at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/west_asia/37021.stm.

For an intro to the Enron connection, try "The Enron-Cheney-Taliban Connection?" at http://www.alternet.org/story/12525/.

(And note the subtitle of the Alternet article: "Could the Big Secret of the Enron scandal be that Cheney and the White House were working closely with the Taliban -- on Enron's behalf -- up to a few weeks before Sept. 11?")

In conclusion:

Please read the Muckraker Report article and the links above. Please think about the implications. And please spread the news.


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Excerpt from the June 6, 2006 Muckraker Report article
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FBI says, "No hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11"

(The full article is at http://www.teamliberty.net/id267.html)

June 6, 2006 - This past weekend, a thought provoking e-mail circulated through Internet news groups, and was sent to the Muckraker Report by Mr. Paul V. Sheridan (Winner of the 2005 Civil Justice Foundation Award), bringing attention to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist web page for Usama Bin Laden.[1] (See bottom of this web page for Most Wanted page) In the e-mail, the question is asked, "Why doesn't Usama Bin Laden's Most Wanted poster make any direct connection with the events of September 11, 2001?" The FBI says on its Bin Laden web page that Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. According to the FBI, these attacks killed over 200 people. The FBI concludes its reason for "wanting" Bin Laden by saying, "In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorists attacks throughout the world."

On June 5, 2006, the Muckraker Report contacted the FBI Headquarters, (202) 324-3000, to learn why Bin Laden's Most Wanted poster did not indicate that Usama was also wanted in connection with 9/11. The Muckraker Report spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI. When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden's Most Wanted web page, Tomb said, "The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden's Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11."

...The Muckraker Report attempted to secure a reference to the U.S. government authenticating the Bin Laden "confession video", to no avail. However, it is conclusive that the Bush Administration and U.S. Congress, along with the dead stream [sic] media, played the video as if it was authentic.

...This should be headline news worldwide. The challenge to the reader is to find out why it is not. Why has the U.S. media blindly read the government-provided 9/11 scripts, rather than investigate without passion, prejudice, or bias, the events of September 11, 2001? Why has the U.S. media blacklisted any guest that might speak of a government sponsored 9/11 cover-up, rather than seeking out those people who have something to say about 9/11 that is contrary to the government's account? And on those few rare occasions when a 9/11 dissenter has made it upon the airways, why has the mainstream media ridiculed the guest as a conspiracy nut, rather than listen to the evidence that clearly raises valid questions about the government's 9/11 account? Why is the Big Media Conglomeration blindly content with the government's 9/11 story when so much verifiable information to the contrary is available with a few clicks of a computer mouse?

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About the FBI's Most Wanted poster for Bin Laden
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The poster is online at http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/terrorists/terbinladen.htm

As of today, July 11, 2006, it says:

"Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world."

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