Aljazeera: Osama¹s tape : Latest of U.S. fabrications


Richard Moore

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Osama¹s tape: Latest of U.S. fabrications
6/2/2006 6:00:00 PM GMT

In an audiotape attributed to Al Qaeda chief leader, Saudi dissident Osama Bin 
Laden said that Zacarias Moussaoui - the only person convicted in the U.S. for 
the Sept. 11 attacks, wasn¹t involved in the operation.

"He had no connection at all with Sept. 11," the speaker, claiming to be Bin 
Laden, said in the tape posted on an Internet site earlier.

"I am the one in charge of the 19 brothers and I never assigned brother Zacarias
to be with them in that mission," the speaker said, referring to the hijackers.

"Since Zacarias Moussaoui was still learning how to fly, he wasn't No. 20 in the
group, as your government has claimed," Bin Laden said. "It knows this very 

But Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a non-partisan association of faculty, students, 
and scholars in history, science, military affairs, psychology, and philosophy, 
dedicated to exposing falsehoods and to revealing truths behind 9/11, concluded 
that Bin Laden¹s tape was ³one more installment in a succession of evidence 
fabricated by the U.S. government to deceive the American people².

"This tape is only the latest in a series of fabrications intended to mislead 
the American people," said James H. Fetzer, the society's founder. "The closer 
we get to revealing the truth about 9/11, the more furiously the government 
fights to conceal it," according to PRWEB.

Members of Scholars with the help of other experts have evidence of fakery, he 
further stated   

In contrast to Osama¹s latest tape, in which he claims responsibility for 
orchestrating 9/11 attacks, another tape also attributed to Al Qaeda leader and 
released on December 27, 2001, the authenticity of which is not in doubt, showed
Osama denying having links to 9/11.

"Moreover," Fetzer added, "some of the 19 hijackers he 'personally assigned' 
have turned up alive and well."

This is not the first time a tape is released in which Bin Laden appears to take
responsibility for the attacks.

"The Osama on the video tape that appeared on December 13, 2001, confessed to 
planning the 9/11 attacks. But he is far darker and much heavier than the real 
Osama Bin Laden. People can see the difference by looking up 'The Fake Bin Laden
Video Tape'," David Ray Griffin, a prominent member of Scholars, points out.

Griffin's view is supported by work-in-progress by members of Scholars for 9/11 
Truth, which appears on its web site under the title, "9/11: Have we been lied 

It also presented an evidence of fakery in some of previously released videos 
based upon various physical properties of the figures that appears to be Bin 
Laden, noting that there are differences in the ears, cheeks, eyebrows, length 
of the nose and shape of the nostrils.

"The use of computer analysis can 'fine tune' these questions of facial 
characteristics," Fetzer said, "but the gross differences already show they are 
not the same."

"Another problem with the video of December 13, 2001," according to Griffin, 
"was that its stocky Bin Laden praised two of the alleged hijackers, Wail M. 
Al-Shehri and Salem al-Hazmi, by name, and yet both the London Telegraph and the
Saudi embassy reported several days after 9/11 that al-Hazmi was still alive and
working in Saudi Arabia. Given the fact that the earlier video in which Osama 
confessed was clearly a fake, we should be suspicious of this latest apparent 

A professor at Duke, Bruce Lawrence, who has published Messages to the World: 
The Statements of Osama Bin Laden, expressed deep doubts about the credibility 
of the tape released January 17, 2006.

In a report that appeared two days after the release of the tape, Lawrence said 
"There's nothing in this from the Qur¹an,"

"He's, by his own standards, a faithful Muslim who quotes scripture in defense 
of his actions. There's no quotation from the Qur¹an in the excerpts we got, no 
reference to specific events, no reference to past atrocities."

Moreover, Fetzer, informed that Reuters news agency has reported confirmation 
that the voice on the tape is indeed that of Osama Bin Laden, Fetzer stated that
"The fact that the voice is his does not prove that the tape is authentic. We 
have had phony tapes before using voices that were authentic. Mark Bingham, a 
passenger on Flight 93, is supposed to have called his mother and said, 'Hi, 
Mom, this is Mark Bingham!' His mother confirmed it was his voice, but does 
anyone seriously believe that Mark Bingham would have used his last name in 
identifying himself to his mother?"

Griffin agreed with this point.
  €  "Seeing and Hearing isn't Believing'"

"Back in 1999,² he said, ³William Arkin published an article entitled, 'When 
Seeing and Hearing isn't Believing' describing the new technology of 'voice 
morphing' (or 'voice synthesizing'), Arkin explained that, if audio technicians 
have a recording of your voice, then they can create a tape in which your voice,
your authentic voice says anything they wish."

The Scholars stated in an a press release on April 22, 2006, that a tape played 
during the trail of Zacarias Moussaoui, a 37-year-old Frenchman who was 
sentenced to life in prison earlier this month after a jury ruled that he was 
responsible for at least one death on Sept. 11, included ³discussion among the 
passengers about using a drink cart to break down the cabin door alleged to have
been picked up on a cockpit voice recorder, which does not record conversations 
in the passenger cabin².

"This is not the first and certainly will not be the last time that the American
government plays the American people for suckers," Fetzer said.

"We have just acquired new evidence that the Top of FormPentagon video tapes 
were processed and manipulated in an apparent effort to distort or conceal what 
happened there on 9/11," Fetzer stated. "Apparently, whenever the government 
feels the need to bolster the official myth about 9/11, it simply fabricates a 
new tape! Anybody who wants to keep score should visit our web site."

Edward MacMahon, one of the lawyers who defended Moussaoui, said that Al Qaeda 
leader wouldn't have made the best witness for his client, even with his 
statements that Moussaoui had no role in the attacks.

"I'm not commenting on the credibility of Osama Bin Laden," MacMahon said. "I 
never believed there was any evidence to support Moussaoui's story [that he was 
the 20th hijacker], and that's what I told the jury."

The members of S9/11T are devoted to reporting the results of research on 9/11 
to the nation and the world by means of lectures, articles, and other venues, 
according to the group¹s website.

They believe that their research proves the current administration has been 
dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C.

These experts contend that books and articles by members and other associates 
have established that the World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down 
by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave 
doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon. 

They believe that the government not only permitted 9/11 to occur but may even 
have orchestrated these events to facilitate its political agenda.

  €  S9/11T

S9/11T encourages its members to vigorously express their concerns on this score
through lectures, conferences, symposia, articles, and books as well as other 
access routes that publicize their findings.

Founded by professors Jim Fetzer and Steven Jones, S9/11T is devoted to applying
the principles of scientific reasoning to the available evidence, "letting the 
chips fall where they may".

Currently, S9/11T has four categories of members: full members (FM), who have or
have had academic appointments or the equivalent; associate members (AM), who 
have backgrounds and interests relevant to 9/11 research; and student members 
(SM), who are concerned about these issues and want to pursue them. The special 
category of society associate (SA) exists for others who wish to publicly 
support the association.

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