Kevin Barrett: Bin Laden video faked


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Top Bin Laden Expert: Confession Fake
submitted by GeorgeWashington on mon, 02/19/2007 - 1:18am.
Bin Laden

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Top U.S. Bin Laden Expert: Confession Video ³Bogus²
by Kevin Barrett,
Was Osama Bin Laden responsible for 9/11?

The Bush Administration says yes, citing a grainy, badly-edited videotape that 
surfaced in December, 2001. In that tape, a fat guy who vaguely resembles Bin 
Laden chortles about the success of the 9/11 attacks. (In earlier interviews, 
Bin Laden had denied responsibility for 9/11, once even deploring the loss of 
civilian life in the attacks and calling them un-Islamic.)

Is the famous ³confession video² genuine? Despite Bush¹s insistence that the 
tape is authentic, America¹s top academic Bin Laden expert has finally gone on 
the record, joining numerous other experts.

³It¹s bogus,² says Professor Bruce Lawrence, head of Duke University¹s Religious
Studies program.

Lawrence, author of Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden, 
offered his historic debunking of the administration¹s lie in an interview with 
Kevin Barrett (³Dynamic Duo,², 2/16/2007, first hour). The interview
marked Lawrence¹s first major public statement since he made headlines last year
by suggesting that recent Osama tapes are hoaxes and that the real Osama Bin 
Laden may be dead.

Why has the Bush Administration been lying for more than five years by telling 
us that this preposterously bad hoax is a genuine ³confession video²? Lawrence, 
citing informants in the US intelligence apparatus¹s Bin Laden units, said that 
everyone knows the tape is fake, adding that the hoax has been kept alive 
because it is politically useful to those who wish to deflect attention from

³conspiracy theories² about 9/11.

If Professor Lawrence is right‹and anyone with eyes can see that he is, simply 
by comparing the overweight impostor in the Fatty Bin Laden bogus confession 
video to other pictures of Osama Bin Laden‹the Bush Administration, by 
repeatedly citing the tape as authentic, is clearly guilty of obstruction of 
justice at best, high treason and conspiracy to mass murder at worst. Since the 
FBI now tells us that Osama Bin Laden is ³not wanted for 9/11² because there is 
³no hard evidence² connecting him to the 9/11 attacks, and since US intelligence
personnel all know the ³confession tape² is a Bush Administration hoax, it 
should not be difficult to nail the perpetrators of this outrageous cover-up of 
the crime of the century.

It is time for Congress or an appropriate judicial authority to mount an 
investigation of the Fatty Bin Laden bogus confession video.

Where did this tape come from? Who was responsible for the

administration¹s claim that it is authentic, despite widespread knowledge in 
relevant intelligence agencies that it is bogus? If Bruce Lawrence is correct in
asserting that US intelligence personnel know the tape is fake, we need to put 
them, along with Bush and Cheney, under oath and find out why our government has
been lying so outrageously for more than five years in order to obstruct justice
by shielding the real perpetrators of 9/11.

Please email your congressional representatives with the subject header 
³investigate bogus Bin Laden Œconfession video¹ NOW!² and include a copy of this
article in the body of the message.

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