All of the available evidence strongly suggests that Bin Laden died many years ago. Nevertheless, the war-mongers and ‘reality creators’ in the US of A and elsewhere decided that he was just too damn perfect as an terrorist mastermind (think baddie in James Bond) to let him (or us) off the hook so easily. So, they used his image and attributed the 9/11 attacks and a host of other ‘terrorist’ crimes since then to him (without any evidence). But the fact that he was, in reality, quite dead, was an issue that the backroom boys in the Pentagon and the CIA were always going to have to face one day. And in case you’re wondering, the idea of allowing him to simply fade from public awareness was a non-starter, not due to any considerations of honor or justice, but rather because of the massive ‘political capital’ that his capture or killing would provide.
So at some stage in the recent past, a plot was hatched in the bowels of the Pentagon and CIA HQ to stage the death of Bin Laden. Word has it that the real codename for this operation was either ‘die another day’ or ‘you only live twice’. (but don’t quote me on that.)
Joking aside, we will probably never know the full details, but using the available data, past and present, we can build up a picture of the most likely circumstances surrounding the ‘death of Bin Laden’.
Only very few people with high-level Pentagon and CIA security clearances would have been aware of the full facts of the plan. As far as people like Obama and his team and the Navy SEALs (who would actually carry out the mission) were concerned, the real Osama really had been found in a ‘compound’ in Pakistan.
This particular compound was in fact a Pakistani intelligence/CIA safe house containing former Islamic militants (and families) who had been captured and ‘turned’ by the ISI and the CIA and who were being used as informers.
Alternatively, the occupants were members of a militant Pakistani Islamic groups that the ISI is known to maintain for the purpose of fighting against the Indians in disputed Kashmir region.
That this ‘compound’ was most likely Pakistani intelligence property, and not some ‘al-Qaeda’ doss house, is evidenced by several facts:
It had no telephone lines, which is in keeping with a secure communications capability.
It had a bank of six generators on the roof for electricity. This is in keeping with the need for continued operation of electrical equipment (including the satellite links – see below) in the case of a power outage.
It was built for self-sufficiency of the occupants to limit their need to leave the premises if necessary.
It was built for privacy for the same reason.
Despite the fact that the US government claimed there was no high-tech equipment in the house, there clearly was. There were at least two satellite dishes, one of which was removed immediately after the attack.
One anonymous internet pundit came up with this analysis of the dish:
“Images of the alleged ‘Osama compound’ reveal a VSAT antenna. The antenna is roughly 3 meters in height, enough to reach over the ‘compound’ walls. What is most interesting however is that this antenna is aimed North towards the mountains when almost all Pakistani domestic antennas are aimed upwards at a 50 degree angle.
This antenna was aimed towards a French military satellite, namely Syracuse 3B.
This would allow for world-wide contact via voice, 64-512 kbs data, or 2-8 mb video streams.
I believe this VSAT was used [...] to communicate with the outside world.
Shortly after the attack, American Special Forces removed said antenna.
Mr. Paul Marsh has taken a look at the 7 GHz spectrum used by the French Syracuse 3B military satellite and reports the following frequency plan:
tpx 7250-7290 MHz possible ‘spare’ transponder
tpx 7299-7341 MHz
tpx 7349-7391 MHz
tpx 7399-7441 MHz
tpx 7449-7491 MHz
tpx 7499-7541 MHz
tpx 7549-7591 MHz
tpx 7599-7641 MHz
tpx 7649-7691 MHz
7705.000 : DSSS or PSK TT&C (Identical to TT&C from Telecom 2x)
7722.500 : TT&C generated on board the satellite
This satellite (2006-033B/29273) was launched on 11 Aug 2006 from Kourou, French Guiana on an Ariane 5 rocket and is stationed at 5 degrees west.
Syracuse 3B joins the Syracuse 3A satellite positioned at 43 deg east, launched on October 13, 2005, to complete the Syracuse III system. Syracuse III is the first military satellite of its generation that combines broadband capacity, flexibility, easy reconfigurability and highly secure connections, along with a dedicated ground control segment. France’s Syracuse system is up and running, providing permanent connections between military and political authorities at home and operating units deployed around the world. In addition, the Syracuse system is open to collaborative use, and allows both Germany and NATO to share the Syracuse 3A/B resources.”
The author of the above also provided these images as part of the analysis (click for bigger version)
If correct (and it fits with my analysis), it is rather unlikely that Osama or ‘al-Qaeda’ would have access to a French military/NATO satellite. But the ISI and CIA certainly would have.
Residents in the vicinity of the ‘compound’ reported that cellular telephone and electrical service in the area went out around the time the raid began and was restored immediately after the Americans departed the area. This fact is highly suggestive of a support team on the ground with access to the local electrical network. This support team could have been ISI, CIA or both working together. Indeed, the ISI said that it was joint operation, while the US government, on the other hand, claim that they did not inform the Pakistanis until it was all over.
It has since been revealed that the CIA had an ‘office’ in Abbottabad.
As already noted, local residents were suspicious of the people in the compound, and some believed them to be “smugglers or drug dealers”. Two men from the compound were described as “tall, fair skinned and bearded”.
Not exactly your typical Saudi, Pakistani or Afghan.
Moving to the attack itself: there is little evidence of any significant fire-fight. As one reporter on the scene noted, “There were practically no signs of a fight when I arrived at the Khan’s family house. No bullet marks punctured the walls.” Indeed, the only signs of any action (other than the pictures of the dead bodies) were these images:
The above image shows the walled area to the West of the main house. The following image taken the next day makes things more clear:
What we are seeing in these images appears to be the result of the downed helicopter that was later carted away on a tractor. The official story of why is ‘malfunctioned’ is that it “stalled in a vortex created by its own prop wash and the high compound walls”. I know little of such aeronautical matters, but it seems unlikely to me that an advanced helicopter would suffer such a catastrophic failure while hovering over a large area with 10 feet high walls. It also seems strange that it would explode into flames as a result of such a failure. Then again, the official version of events has the Navy SEAL team destroying the helicopter before they left.
On entering the house then it seems likely that the SEAL team, having surprised a group of men, women and children in the middle of the night, met no resistance whatsoever, despite official claims of a lone gunman. The SEAL team was undoubtedly either accompanied by, or was partially comprised of, CIA agents (glorified military grunts like Navy SEALS are motivated by a misguided sense of duty and are not informed about the real nature of covert actions.) Moving through the floors of the house the team killed four men and one woman. The CIA then took away one of the men’s bodies and dumped it at sea. They have since claimed that this was Osama bin Laden. The Navy SEAL team were none the wiser. After all, the guy the CIA took away had a beard right? The report that he shouted “It’s not me!”, just before he was shot, notwithstanding.
In short, this was a more or less standard covert operation of the type that has probably occurred often in the past. The difference in this case is that it was decided that it was time to cash in the political capital that was the ‘killing’ of Osama bin Laden and a narrative to that effect was grafted onto this operation.
The point to keep in mind throughout is that we are dealing with outrageously bold-faced deception here. We’re dealing with government officials and intelligence operatives who are part of the system that led to the murder of over 1 million Iraqis in the name of ‘freedom and democracy’. What do you think they wouldn’t do if they could get away with it?
But what really galls me is the part being played by the Western press that bought (and sold to us) all of the government lies about Iraq. When those lies were exposed years later, the same media outlets admitted that they were wrong to accept US and other government claims without checking the facts. Very bad, mistake made, lesson learned, right?
Not so it seems, because, in case you haven’t noticed, the mainstream media outlets are doing exactly the same thing with the ‘Osama’s dead’ story. They have, apparently, learned nothing. They’re watching the exact same governments attempting to do the exact same ‘”fixing of facts around the policy”, and they’re lapping it up, yet again, like the pusillanimous hacks they are.
But perhaps I am being too harsh. Perhaps I am just reluctant to admit that it is, and always has been, the job of the mainstream media to act as the mouthpiece of corrupt government, to spread lies and disinformation to the masses, and that media admissions of guilt and remorse over Iraq were simply more lies to cover up their treachery.