An American scholar says the whole Osama bin Laden issue was an “elaborate charade,” adding that the al-Qaeda leader died in December 2001 in Afghanistan, not in May 2011 in Pakistan.
James Henry Fetzer, who is also a journalist with Veterans Truth Network and a retired professor in Madison, Wisconsin, told Press TV on Wednesday that American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh is only telling a half-truth about the Bin Laden’s death.
In the article published on the London Review of Books on Sunday, Hersh wrote that high-level lying “remains the modus operandi of US policy, along with secret prisons, drone attacks, Special Forces night raids, bypassing the chain of command, and cutting out those who might say no.”
The report claims that Pakistani military officers helped US helicopters enter the country and that a Pakistani security official led the American troops directly to Bin Laden without any resistance from guards.
Washington announced on May 2, 2011 that bin Laden was killed in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by US special forces and CIA operatives. He was the founder of al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization that allegedly claimed responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
Professor Fetzer said Hersh is not telling the whole truth. “The situation is actually profoundly more disturbing, and therefore I am surprised that Seymour Hersh hasn’t understood it.”
“The fact of the matter is that Osama bin Laden died on December 15, 2001 in Afghanistan. He was buried in an unmarked grave there in accordance with Muslim traditions, with local obituaries,” he added.
“David Ray Griffin, who has ten books on 9/11, has published about it —Osama bin Laden Dead or Alive,” he noted.
“Nicholas Kollerstrom, the leading expert on the 7/7 London bombing attacks, whose book, Terror on the Tube now in its third edition, has published about it in an article entitled Osama bin Laden, 1957 – 2001,” he stated.
“Even Fox News published a notice of Osama bin Laden’s death on December 26, 2001, which you can still find online,” he pointed out.
“And Scholars for 9/11 Truth, which I founded in December 2005, published about the use of the fake audio tapes and fake Osamas, which you can find in the press release for Scholars at 911truth.org,” the American scholar said.
“What Obama was doing was attempting to wipe questions about his birth certificate off the front page, and trying to justifying” several of his other actions, Professor Fetzer stated.
“The whole thing was an elaborate charade. It worked as a political theater, as a public relations stunt, by allowing him to proclaim that he had taken out the most wanted man in the world,” he emphasized.
“But the fact of the matter is that Osama bin Laden had nothing to do with the 9/11. He in fact died ten years earlier. So what we were receiving from the press were simply reports about the second death of Osama bin Laden,” he underlined.
“It is pathetic. But the American government has been reduced to nothing but to lying to the American people, fabricating cases.”
The September 11 attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, were a series of strikes in the US which killed nearly 3,000 people and caused about $10 billion worth of property and infrastructure damage.
US officials assert that the attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda terrorists but many experts have raised questions about the official account, saying it was a false-flag operation and that Bin Laden was just a bogeyman for the US military-industrial complex.
They believe that rogue elements within the US government orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to accelerate the US war machine and advance the Zionist agenda.