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Was Osama for Real? And Was He Killed in 2001?
by Hamad Subani
ABSTRACT: Some sceptics believe Osama was not behind 9/11 and may have been framed. This article argues that Osama was in on the game since the beginning, and that the Bin Laden family might be members of the Global Elite. For the first time ever, this article also pieces together a theory that has been gaining traction in Pakistan since the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. That Osama was killed around December 2001 by a “rogue” MI-6 operative named Omar Saeed Shaikh, in an act of vigilantism . Sadly, Saeed did not get to claim the $25 million bounty on Osama’s head. Instead he got framed for the mysterious murder of reporter Daniel Pearl, who may have been preparing to publicize Saeed’s wondrous feat.
In the Islamic world, there are two commonly accepted views of Osama Bin Laden
- That he represents an extremist, fanatical aberration of Islam, and that he did carry out the terrorist attacks of 9/11, directly or indirectly.
That he was a naive jihadi who was framed for 9/11, on account of being at the wrong place and at the wrong time. And that his involvement in Afghanistan was merely an act of benevolence towards Muslims struggling against Soviet occupation.
The idea that Bin Laden may have continued his loyalty to the CIA after the jihad against the Soviets, and that he may have deliberately inserted himself in Afghanistan to provide cause for the subsequent War on Terrorism has not gained much traction. How could everyone be so wrong? Was everyone, including the Taliban, duped?
How does a man run Al-Qaida on a global level, manage a multimillion dollar international business network, dodge cruise missiles and jet around the world in style? He had connections, connections that are only possible in the small world of the Global Elite.
He was a member of the Global Elite!
Supposing that Osama was rooting for the Powers That Be does not mean the official narrative of him carrying out 9/11 is true. Rather, he played his part in the Islamic World while the Powers That Be took care of the technical side of the operation in North America. Osama’s task was to provide a personality, and an organization, as well as a nation, that could be credited with 9/11, a task he superbly fulfilled. And he was to provide candidates that could raise strong suspicion for involvement in 9/11, and he was to provide financing for these candidates. Even if 9/11 were to be considered a purely Western conspiracy, the Powers That Be needed assistance in procuring candidates who would train in American flight schools and raise suspicion by engaging in dumbfoolery such as asking to be trained to fly planes but not land them.
A recent eye-opening article on SouthEastAsiaNews.org has raised several interesting questions about the Bin Laden family. This article builds upon these questions, with gratuitous help from HistoryCommons.org, who are credited with all the research and references in this article.
Origins of Osama Bin Laden
The Bin Ladens are of Yemeni descent. Their particular lineage is the Kindi clan. Once upon a time, several groups within the Kindi clan were Jewish but never mind. After World War I, Saudis were supplanted in Arabia. And the Bin Ladens developed close ties with them. Like the Rockerfellers and the Rothschilds, the Bin Ladens maintained dozens of children. But while the Rockerfellers and the Rothschilds are free to procreate as many secret bastards as they wanted, Islamic conventions forced the Bin Ladens to at least marry women, or declare women as concubines. Note that devout Muslims typically shun such practices, and Islam allows a man to only take up to four wives.
Osama Bin Laden’s mother, Hamida al-Attas was a Syrian Alawite, making her a Shiite. Osama too, later married Najwa Ghanem, another Syrian Alawite. These are strange choices for people who identify themselves as Sunni Muslims. Among the Shiites, there are sub-groups that are treated with suspicion even by mainstream Shiites. They are referred to as Taazi Shiites, and they have been involved in anti-Islamic conspiracies for centuries.
If the Bin Ladens were Taazi Shiite, this may explain their close affiliation with Western interests. Currently, the Zaidi Shiites of Yemen are spearheading a NATO backed Arab Spring in Yemen.
The Bin Laden Family
In 1973, the yet to be known Bin Laden family were given an exclusive multi-billion dollar contract for rebuilding the Holy mosques at Mecca and Medina [New Yorker, 11/12/2001].
Members of the Bin Laden family attended Victoria college in Alexandria, which is a focal point of Middle Eastern ruling elite. To quote:
One of the connections which still explains many of the personal ties existing throughout the Middle East is the Victoria College in Alexandria, where the bin Laden boys attended classes along with schoolmates such as King Hussein of Jordan, Zaid Al Rifai, the Kashoggi brothers (whose father was one of the king’s physicians), Kamal Adham (who ran the Saudi [security] services under King Faisal), present-day contractors Mohammed Al Attas, Fahd Shobokshi and Ghassan Sakr and actor Omar Sharif.
Note that like the Bin Ladens, the Kashoggi brothers also have numerous connections to Western Intelligence and Western ruling elite.
In 1979. Osama and one of his brothers, Mahrous, were arrested in the case of the siege of the Grand Mosque at Mecca by rebels [Coll, 2008, pp. 225-228]. The rebels were protesting the Westernization of Saudi Arabia. But it is more plausible that the rebels were being used by outside interests to overthrow the Saudi regime and bring to power Shiite minorities in North East Arabia. At exactly the same time, a massive Shiite uprising occurred in North East Arabia. America was closely watching the situation, and even flew spy planes over Mecca to assess the situation [Trofimov]. Osama and his brother were released and their connection to the uprising was subsequently downplayed. But the Bin Laden group was maintaining the mosque at that time, and the rebels had used some of their vehicles. Why would the Bin Laden group support what could have become a major Shiite insurrection?
In the 80s, the Bin Ladens also started a number of investment firms in Geneva. Branches were established in the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas, which employed law firms and consultants connected to Langley, Virginia and the CIA [From the Wilderness, 8/1/1998]. A successor to these investment firms is SICO (Saudi Investment Company). In the 80s, SICO had on its board the Swiss Wyse family, as well as the controversial Shakarshi family [PBS, 04/1999]. It appears that money was being diverted to Afghanistan for the CIA [PBS, 4/1999], so that the CIA could establish itself in the drug trade through warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The Curacao branch of SICO had a partnership with Fluor Corporation, and Fluor received several important contracts in the Middle East. The Bin Laden Group expanded outside Saudi Arabia to Beirut, Amman, Kuwait and Cairo.
In October 1980, Osama’s brother, Salem, was involved in secret meetings between US and Iranian emissaries on the Iran hostage crisis. George Bush Sr. used these meetings to delay the release of hostages so that he and Ronald Reagan won the next Presidential election [PBS, 04/1999; Later redacted by PBS]. Why would the Iranians trust a Saudi Sunni? There are also reports that Salem Bin Laden helped the Reagan administration funnel $34 million to the Contras through Saudi Arabia [Spiegel, 6/6/2005]. Back in the 70s, Salem was briefly married to Caroline Carey, whose half-brother Ambrose is the son of the Marquess of Queensberry [New Yorker, 11/12/2001].
In 1988, Salem invested in Harken, a little known company that was run by George Bush Jr. Shortly after, Harken won major contracts for oil business in Saudi Arabia. In the 1990s, George Bush Sr. and James Baker visited the Bin Ladens when they were prospecting for business in Saudi Arabia [New Yorker, 11/12/2001].This was a continuation of the strong ties the Bin Ladens had with the Bush family. It appears that James Bath was Salem’s representative in America. In June 1992, the FBI investigated these connections, but little is known of what became of these investigations [Houston Chronicle, 6/4/1992]. The Bush family received up to $1.4 billion from the Bin Ladens [New York Times, 5/17/2004; New York Times, 6/18/2004; Newsweek, 6/30/2004].
By 1990, the Bin Laden family began conducting their business activities under the umbrella of the Saudi Bin Laden Group, headquartered in Jeddah. They keep a low profile and never advertise [PBS, 4/1999]. Although their main business activity was restricted to Saudi Arabia, they had become the richest family there, second only to the Saudi royal family. And they had business ties to other front companies of Western ruling elite, such as General Electric, Unilever, Motorola, Schweppes, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and HSBC Bank. [Ha'aretz, 12/18/2002, New Yorker, 11/5/2001]. They also had a deal with Disney. And they won a contract to build a new capital city for Kazakhstan [Spiegel, 6/6/2005]. This new capital named Astana, carries several occult motifs found in the architecture of Western ruling elite. The Bin Ladens are also said to have a stake in Fremont Group, whose board of directors include former Secretary of State George Schultz [New Yorker, 11/12/2001]. Later in November 2002, 9/11 victims relatives added Saudi American bank to a lawsuit against Saudis. The bank was partly owned and managed by Citibank, and financed development projects in Sudan at a time when Osama was headquartered there [Wall Street Journal, 11/22/2002]. Note that GE is Rockefeller oriented while Citigroup is Rothschild oriented. How could the previously obscure Bin Ladens join this club?
In February 1996, Osama’s nephew, Abdullah Awad Bin Laden was briefly investigated by the FBI on a classified case related to National Security. The case involved his role as the US head of WAMY, a charity suspected of financing terrorist activities. Four 9/11 hijackers briefly lived three blocks away from where he was working in Falls Church, Virginia. The FBI case was dropped, presumably on account of WAMY’s connection to the CIA [Palast, 2002, pp. 96-99]. Charities connected to the Saudi Arabia funnelled millions of dollars to Osama [Le Monde (Paris), 4/15/2007]. But the 9/11 Commission Report ignored these connections, in particular, connections to the Muslim Brotherhood [Farah, 8/27/2004]. Later, some US officials even recommended cooperating with the Muslim brotherhood [Washington Post, 9/11/2004].
In June 1996, the Khobar towers in Dahran were destroyed by terrorists. The Bin Laden Group won the contract for rebuilding the American military facility [New Yorker, 11/5/2001].
Osama’s half-brother, Yeslam Bin Laden, shared a Swiss bank account with Osama even as late as 1997 [Der Spiegel (Hamburg), 6/6/2005]. Yeslam also paid for the pilot training of an acquaintance at Huffman aviation, the same flight school where some of the 9/11 hijackers trained [New Yorker, 11/12/2001]. The flight school in question was considered to be a CIA front. Yeslam married into Iranian royalty, and his sister in law, Beatrice LaFour is also of Iranian origin, and married to a Swiss financier [PBS, 04/1999]. This hints at strong Shiite connections among the Bin Ladens.
On September 11th 2001, George Bush Sr. attended the annual investor conference of the Carlyle Group, which was also attended by Shafig Bin Laden [CBS News, 11/1/2002; CNN, 10/25/2003; Newsweek, 10/27/2003]. Carlyle later distanced itself from the Bin Ladens because it was involved in defense contracts for the US government.
Following 9/11, all civilian flights were grounded. But members of the Bin Laden family were escorted out of the country on private charter flights [MSNBC, 9/7/2003; Vanity Fair, 10/2003]. The idea was to protect them from scrutiny of the impending investigation. A total of 26 members of the Bin Laden family left USA.
Abdullah Bin Laden, Osama’s eldest son who had returned from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia in 1996, confirmed he worked for the Saudi Bin Laden Group in October 2001 [New Yorker, 12/5/2005].
Wafah is known as a party girl, who once danced with President George W Bush’s daughter Jenna at a nightclub in the south of France.
One of Osama’s son, Omar Bin Laden, has a British wife. He seriously considered moving to Britain.