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