The FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorists" web page does not state that Bin Laden is
wanted for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the
The FBI page states:
"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."
When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on the FBI's web page, Rex Tomb,
the FBI's Chief of Investigative Publicity, is reported to have 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."
In the months leading up to the Septmber 11, 2001 attack, it is reported,
the Taliban "outlined
various ways bin Laden could be dealt with. He could be turned over to the
EU, killed by the Taliban, or made available as a target for Cruise
missiles." The Bush administration did not accept the Taliban's offer.
On September 16, 2001, CNN reported that in a statement issued to Al Jazeera, bin
Laden said, "I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks".
"On September 20, 2001," according to the Guardian, "the Taliban offered to hand Osama bin
Laden to a neutral Islamic country for trial if the US presented them with
evidence that he was responsible for the attacks on New York and Washington.
The US rejected the offer."
On September 23, 2001 the BBC
reported that four of the hijack "suspects" - Waleed Al Shehri, Abdulaziz Al
Omari, Saeed Alghamdi, and possibly Khalid Al Midhar - were alive, and that
FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged "the identity of several of the
suicide hijackers is in doubt."
Bin Laden, in a September 28, 2001 interview
with the Pakistani newspaper Ummat, is reported to have said:
I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks
in the United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie.
I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of
innocent women, children and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam
strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children and other
people. Such a practice is forbidden even in the course of a battle.
Experts dismiss the
video tape "found in a house in Jalalabad", Afghanistan, which allegedly
shows Bin Laden confessing to the September 11 attacks. In a December 20,
by German TV channel Das Erste "two independent translators and an expert on
oriental studies found the White House's translation not only to be
inaccurate, but manipulative."
FBI Director Robert Mueller, in a speech at the Commonwealth Club on April
19, 2002, said: "In
our investigation, we have not uncovered a single piece of paper - either
here in the United States, or in the treasure trove of information that has
turned up in Afghanistan and elsewhere - that mentioned any aspect of the
September 11 plot."
Yet on September 12, 2001 ABC Newsreported
that "investigators have identified all the hijackers". Among those
identified was "Satan Suqami, a Saudi national on American Airlines Flight
11, whose passport was recovered in the rubble."
Bin Laden is the "prime suspect" in the September 11 attacks, said
President Bush on September 17, 2001, and he pledged to capture him "dead or
"I am absolutely convinced that the al-Qaida network, which he heads, was
responsible for this attack," Secretary of State Colin Powell said on
NBC's "Meet the Press."
Powell said the government would "put before the world, the American people,
a persuasive case that ... it is al-Qaida, led by Osama bin Laden, who has
On October 7, 2001, the U.S. military began operation Operation Enduring
Freedom - a war on Afghanistan.
against Bin Laden, promised by Secretary of State Colin Powell on
September 23, 2001, has yet to be made available to the public.
On March 29, 2006, on The Tony Snow Show, Vice President Dick
Cheney stated: "We've
never made the case, or argued the case, that somehow Osama Bin Laden was
directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming."
Back on September 16, 2001, Cheney had said he would willingly
accept bin Laden's "head on a platter".
[Digital morphing - voice, video, and photo - has come of age, available for
use in psychological operations. PSYOPS, as the military calls it, seek to
exploit human vulnerabilities in enemy governments, militaries and
populations to pursue national and battlefield objectives. . . .
Pentagon planners started to discuss digital morphing after Iraq's invasion
of Kuwait in 1990. Covert operators kicked around the idea of creating a
computer-faked videotape of Saddam Hussein crying or showing other such
manly weaknesses, or in some sexually compromising situation. The nascent
plan was for the tapes to be flooded into Iraq and the Arab world.--William
M. Arkin, "When
Seeing and Hearing Isn't Believing," Washington Post, February 1, 1999]
[The FBI is confident that it has positively identified the nineteen
hijackers responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.--Steve Herrmann, "9/11
conspiracy theory," BBC News, October 27, 2006]
["Able Danger did not identify Mohammed Atta or any other 9/11 hijacker at
any time prior to Sept. 11, 2001,"--Greg Miller, "Alarming 9/11 claim is found
baseless," Los Angeles Times, December 25, 2006]
[In July of 2006 a large collection of documents was published on a website
containing prosecution and defense exhibits for the trial of Zacarias
Moussaoui. Included in the prosecution exhibits are a set of Flash
presentations detailing the government's account of the passengers on all
four commandeered jetliners.--"Victims
Lists, Passenger Manifests, and the Alleged Hijackers," 911research.wtc7.net,
AUDIO: Kevin Barrett talks to Bruce Lawrence of Duke University about the Bin
Laden confession tapes which Lawrence says are bogus and that he knows
people who work for the United States government who agree with him off the
Lawrence," radiodujour.com, February 16, 2007
[But more interesting were the examples Krawetz gave of al Qaeda images.
Krawetz took an image from a 2006 al Qaeda video of Ayman al-Zawahiri (above
right), a senior member of the terrorist organization. The image shows
al-Zawahiri sitting in front of a desk and banner with writing on it. But
after conducting his error analysis Krawetz was able to determine that
al-Zawahiri's image was superimposed in front of the background--Kim Zetter,
Analysis of al Qaeda Images Reveals Surprises," wired.com, August 2, 2007]
[On September 20, 2001, the Bush administration officially declared that
Osama bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 attack. Three days later,
Secretary of State Colin Powell announced on Meet the Press that the
government would soon release "a white paper" detailing the evidence against bin
Laden. . . .
As we know, the US government never got around to releasing the promised
white paper.--Mark H. Gaffney, "Was 9/11 an
Inside Job?," thetruthseeker.co.uk, September 8, 2008]
[Even after Sept. 11, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and Vice President Dick Cheney
continued to resist any military engagement in Afghanistan, because they
were hoping for war against Iraq instead.
Bush's top secret order of Sept. 17 for war with Afghanistan also directed
the Pentagon to begin planning for an invasion of Iraq, according to
journalist James Bamford's book Pretext for War.
Cheney and Rumsfeld pushed for a quick victory in Afghanistan in NSC
meetings in October, as recounted by both Woodward and Undersecretary of
Defense Douglas Feith. Lost in the eagerness to wrap up the Taliban and get
on with the Iraq War was any possibility of preventing bin Laden's escape to
Pakistan.--Gareth Porter, "Bush Had No Plan to
Catch Bin Laden After 9/11," antiwar.com, September 30, 2008]
[It is thought the authorities were referring to comments made by Mr Bin
Laden that he could not prove 100% that his father - whom he says he has not
seen since he was 19 - was responsible for the 2001 attacks in the US or the
London bombings in 2005.--"Bin Laden son in
Spain asylum bid," BBC News, November 4, 2008]
[What was remarkable about the Taliban offer was that there wasn't even an
extradition agreement between Afghanistan and the United States. The Taliban
was offering to deliver bin Laden to an independent tribunal even though
international law did not require it, so long as U.S. officials provided the
same type of evidence that is ordinarily required in an extradition
proceeding.--Jacob G. Hornberger, "U.S. Foreign Policy Caused
the Taliban Problem," fff.org, May 8, 2009]
[He analyzes the purported messages from bin Laden and finds that, as many
have suspected, they do not provide evidence of bin Laden's existence after
2001. This leads naturally to the question: if Osama bin Laden did indeed
die in 2001, how and why have dozens of messages from bin Laden appeared
Griffin's meticulous analysis supports above all one simple and urgent
conclusion: if Osama bin Laden is dead, the US should not be using its
troops and treasure to hunt him down.--David Ray Griffin, "Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?," Olive Branch Press, May
[In the interview, Sibel says that the US maintained 'intimate relations'
with Bin Laden, and the Taliban, "all the way until that day of September
These 'intimate relations' included using Bin Laden for 'operations' in
Central Asia, including Xinjiang, China. These 'operations' involved using
al Qaeda and the Taliban in the same manner "as we did during the Afghan and
Soviet conflict," that is, fighting 'enemies' via proxies.--"Sibel
Edmonds: Bin Laden worked for US till 9/11,"
dailykos.com, May 20, 2009]
[The former FBI translator carefully replied, "I have information about
things that our government has lied to us about. I know. For example, to say
that since the fall of the Soviet Union we ceased all of our intimate
relationship with Bin Laden and the Taliban - those things can be proven as
lies, very easily, based on the information they classified in my case,
because we did carry very intimate relationship with these people, and it
involves Central Asia, all the way up to September 11."--Muriel Kane, "Whistleblower: Bin Laden was US proxy until
9/11," rawstory.com, July 31, 2009]
[Only one nation had the means, motive, opportunity and stable nation state
intelligence required to take the US to war in the Middle East while also
making it appear that Islam is the problem.--Jeff Gates, "Israel and
9/11," middle-east-online.com, September 11, 2009]
[The US has had no reliable information on the whereabouts of al-Qaeda
leader Osama Bin Laden in years, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has
admitted.--"No Bin Laden
reports 'in years'," BBC News, December 6, 2009]
[Evidence now available from various sources, including recently
declassified U.S. State Department documents, shows that the Taliban
regime led by Mullah Mohammad Omar imposed strict isolation on Osama bin
Laden after 1998 to prevent him from carrying out any plots against the
United States.--Gareth Porter, "Taliban Regime
Pressed bin Laden on anti-US Terror," Inter Press Service, February
[The agency actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and
his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and
savoring their conquests with boys--Jeff Stein, "CIA unit's wacky idea: Depict Saddam
as gay," washingtonpost.com, May 25, 2010]
[What about the 9/11 Commission? Its entire report is based on the
assumption that bin Laden was behind the attacks. However, the report's
evidence to support this premise has been disowned by the Commission's own
co-chairs, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton. . . .
It is still widely thought to have been established beyond question that the
attacks were carried out by members of al-Qaeda. The truth, however, is that
the evidence entirely falls apart upon examination, and this fact suggests
that 9/11 was instead a false-flag attack - an attack that people within our
own government orchestrated while planting evidence to implicate
Muslims.--David Ray Griffin, "Did 9/11
Justify the War in Afghanistan?," globalresearch.ca, June 24, 2010]
[Is Bin Laden dead? Probably. Was he killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan?
Need evidence. Was he the 'mastermind' of 9/11? No -- his death is a distraction
from more important issues.--Enver Masud, "Exposed: The Abbottabad, Pakistan
Affair," The Wisdom Fund, May 6, 2011]
[Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, citing officials from the
Department of Justice and the CIA, said the real reason the Bush
administration reneged on its pledge to release the evidence was a
"lack of solid information."--Tim Kelly, "Why Did the United States
Invade Afghanistan?," washingtonpost.com, October 12, 2011]
[Only a single prominent Taliban official was arrested and handed over to the United
States in the first years after 9/11: the Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, Mullah Abdul
Salam Zaeef, who was living openly at his residence in Islamabad. Mullah Zaeef had
irritated the Bush administration by holding strident news conferences in the garden of
the Afghan embassy in Islamabad in the months after 9/11. A founding member of the
Taliban, Zaeef doubted bin Laden was behind the 9/11 attacks, and he denounced the
American intervention. On American insistence, Pakistan detained Zaeef in January 2002
and allowed his rendition to the CIA. He was taken to the USS Bataan and spent four
years in Guantanamo Bay.--Carlotta Gall, "The
Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014," Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
(April 8, 2014) p.63]