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|10/31/01 at 12:05:18|
I got this forward today....I couldn't help but go hmmmmmm..can this be true?Osama bin Surplus - Fake Osama In al-Jazeera Video?
By Carol A. Valentine
Curator, Waco Holocaust Electronic Museum
In a previous article released on October 5, I wrote that the October
al-Jazeera video was a fraud, and called the man who appeared in it
"Osama bin Fake-it." See "The Taliban Home Video,"
Later, I drew attention to an authentic interview with the real Osama
bin Laden, published in a Karachi, Pakistan newspaper, the Daily UMMAT, on September 28. In that interview, bin Laden denied any involvement in the September 11 attacks in the US, and pointed out Islam strictly
forbids the killing of women and children, even in the heat of battle.
"Bin Laden: *** AUTHENTIC INTERVIEW *** "
Now I have a question for you concerning national leaders and how they
present themselves to the public:
Did Winston Churchill wear a swastika and a Luftwaffe uniform while
giving speeches during World War II?
Did President Kennedy wear a Cuban military uniform and smoke a Cuban
cigar when he was addressing the nation during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
Does Ariel Sharon wear Yassar Arafat headgear (a kaffiyeh) while giving
press interviews in Israel?
Of course not.
We all know that in war time, symbolism is of paramount importance. No
national wartime leader -- Occidental or Oriental, black or white,
saintly or wicked, clever or stupid -- would ever be caught wearing the
regalia of the enemy. That being the case, I have another question for
Why would Osama bin Laden wear a U.S. Army jacket while making Islamic
pronouncements on the Taliban Home Video?
Such US Army jackets are commonly available in US Army surplus stores,
and look-alikes are sold in mens' wear stores across America. I wonder
where the figure in the al-Jazeera video got his?
(By the way, the man in this video was holding the microphone in his
right hand; the FBI says Osama bin Laden is left-handed.
Bin Laden is a fundamentalist Muslim whose very cause is the practice of traditional Islam. Traditional Muslims wear traditional Muslim attire.
We are told that Osama hates all Western civilization and everything
American. Yet here is a videotaped statement -- the last that Americans
will be allowed to see -- showing "Osama" wearing the garb of his enemy.
Just as Churchill did not wear a swastika and a Luftwaffe uniform,
Kennedy did not wear a Cuban uniform and smoke a Cuban cigar, and Sharon
does not wear Yassar Arafat headgear, so Osama bin Laden would never
wear a US Army jacket while addressing a world audience.
The US Army jacket is more evidence that the "Osama bin Laden" in the
al-Jazeera video was a stand-in, and that the video was a complete hoax.
Someone I know put it this way:
"All of the big 'coverups,' Waco, OKC, and WTC, and there are others,
are so deliberately clumsy and so patently implausible, that it is
really inaccurate to call them coverups at all. They are simply
opportunities for the American people to bring to life what they watch
on TV." That is, impossible events depicted on American Tee Vee have
cultivated a national gullibility. Impossible events are accepted as
And that observation leads to this question: Who is more stupid? Those
who design the crazy deceptions, or those who are fooled by them? --
Carol A. Valentine President, Public Action, Inc. Copyright, October,
2001. May be reproduced for non-commercial purposes.
|Re: Fake video?|
|11/01/01 at 07:22:38|
|hmmm..I don't know....|
...IF the video is a fake then
1. Where is the real UBL and why isn't he exposing the imposter ? (Note the article doesn't cover this at all)
2. If the US made such a video (as is being hinted in the article), wouldn't the Taliban object and expose it as a fake ?
2. Anyone who made such a fake video would have to KNOW that they were not going to be exposed...which would then lead you to ask again where is the real UBL..?
But having said all that... what I DO know is that the US government is capable of almost anything in pursuit of its own self interest...that has been proved in history.
Allah knows best.
|Re: Fake video?|
|11/03/01 at 17:41:56|
A new video was released today and Usama is wearing an army jacket as well. I associate army jackets with warfare, also let us not forget that Usama was trained by CIA who I'm sure supplied him with not only weapons but clothing as well. Regarding the right-left handed issue, Muslims are taught to eat, write, etc with their right hand even if they are left-handed. It's an interesting conspiracy theory, but I don't buy it, and Allah knows best.
|Re: Fake video?|
|11/04/01 at 07:35:24|
|sorry, but i think your central argument is weak, and it is widely accepted that those videos are genuine. I mean how are you going to get a lookalike who looks and speaks in the same way ?!|
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