It’s amazing how seemingly ordinary intelligent people continue to believe what they feel they need to believe even when confronted with evidence that so glaringly contradicts those beliefs. Such is the case today among many people who continue to believe in the existence of Osama bin Laden and who continue to believe that he and Saddam Hussein were the perpetrators of the events of 11 September 2001; this despite the overwhelming body of evidence that says bin Laden is very unlikely to be alive, let alone continuing to organise terrorism, and that neither he nor Saddam Hussein had anything to do with 9/11 as demonstrated by the recent exposure of evidence regarding the events of 9/11.
The belief that Saddam Hussein had a hand in the 9/11 is now diminishing even among the mainstream media, though there are still some around who would insist that he did play a part. However, the mainstream media are still insisting that Osama bin Laden is both alive and well and also still at the helm of ‘al Qaeda’ as his recent ‘resurrection’ on video demonstrates.
As I have noted many times before, bin Laden’s death was well reported at the time, though not widely, in the mainstream media but they since seem to have very conveniently forgotten it. Fortunately, thanks to the wonders of the computer age, those original reports still exist and cannot be denied. The reports, however, were never conclusive; there was never any body shown or found and little is known about where he was buried. The reports were based on eye-witness accounts and circumstantial evidence with regards to his health, which is well documented, and his inability to receive the kind of sophisticated treatment he would need in order to survive his ill-health.
The mainstream media have clearly decided that because his death was not totally verifiable that it is safe to continue to perpetuate the myth of his existence at the behest of the US government and its agencies. In order to support the claims of bin Laden’s continued existence and active leadership of ‘al Qaeda’ there occasionally ‘surfaces’ an audio or video recording of him. Over the years there have been several of both. ‘Experts’, so we are told, proclaim that these tapes, audio and video, are indeed of bin Laden, but when we examine who these ‘experts’ are we find that they are ‘government experts’. No names and qualifications are attached to the statements about the tapes alleged authenticity; we are simply expected to believe what we are told without any evidence to support these statements. Questions about their authenticity are then dismissed as being ‘conspiratorial’ or simply ignored.
But, while the questions can be ignored, the reality of the evidence cannot. In the latest video that has emerged the most obvious question is regarding bin Ladens somewhat wooden and sterile appearance. While there is a resemblance to bin Laden, there are some physical detail features which do not correspond with his known physical features, the most obvious of which is his beard. Naturally, those that defend his existence would argue that he has merely trimmed and dyed his beard. The counter-argument to that would simply be ‘Why?’ If it were for the sake of vanity, why had he not tidied himself up before allowing himself to be filmed in the past? Besides, is vanity really part of bin Laden’s purported creed? But no amount of trimming and dying the beard can mask the fact that the real bin Laden’s facial hair growth is thin and wispy in places particularly in those areas where the beard has whitened. In the latest video purported to be of him, his beard is shown as being of consistent growth and density. But the real giveaway is the physical facial features. They are not immediately discernable and can only be seen upon close examination and become obvious when pointed out. The real bin Laden’s nose has a relatively medium but constant thickness ridge from top to tip, apart from where it flares gently to his nostrils. In the latest film the top of the nose of the person purported to be him is markedly much thinner. While a change in health could change many features, only surgery could change this one. Despite the compelling evidence to the contrary there are still those that continue to go along with what they are told by the mainstream media.
One needs to ask why it is that people, even when presented with all the evidence, continue and persist to believe in things that the evidence says are wrong. The propagandists behind the latest presentation of ‘bin Laden’ rely on the vast majority of people simply accepting that which is presented to them. They hope that most will not question it and not delve into the details or examine too closely the questions raised by those that do scrutinise them.
For some apparently ordinary and intelligent people there seems to be a psychological barrier that goes up that prevents them from even taking a look at the evidence presented to them. There seems to be a steadfast refusal to accept the reality of that which is contrary to their entrenched belief system and, no matter how strong the evidence, they will still refuse to accept the glaringly obvious simply and solely because they find it so totally disruptive of their belief system and faith in the political and social construct of the society they live in. For them to accept the simple reality of the evidence of a fake bin Laden and a 9/11 that so obviously was not as the government said it was would mean that all that they had ever believed in all of their lives about democratic government ‘for the people and by the people’ would be destroyed. The illusion of ‘freedom and democracy’ would be shattered.
The release of the latest ‘bin Laden’ tape is designed to perpetuate the myth of the ‘Global War on Terror’ and to remind the West of who the ‘enemy’ is but, while the majority of western people will continue to accept the myth as a reality, the numbers of people around the world that no longer accept the myth as reality are growing daily. It is imperative that we shatter the myths and illusions because, until we do, we are doomed to live in a world that will slowly end up destroying itself.