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If you read about conspiracies you're just like Osama Bin Laden apparently

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 Talon    716

Source: Washington Post



At its heart, the story of Osama bin Laden's time at his house in Abbottabad is surreal. The American image of bin Laden -- leering at us from under his head wrap as he plots and schemes -- is undermined by the mundane realities of his life. The guy was responsible for murdering thousands of Americans and orchestrating a global terror network. He also sat in his house in Pakistan and read Time magazine articles about AOL's stock price and loopy conspiracy theories he found online.

On Tuesday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a compilation of the reading material found at bin Laden's compound during the 2011 raid that killed him. What strikes you as you skim it is one central theme: This is what your bookshelf looks like when you don't have access to the Internet.

He had a suit of manuals for Adobe image- and video-editing software, raising the tantalizing prospect that he was himself Photoshopping al Qaeda propaganda. He had a number of books about foreign policy and the Bush administration. He had maps of the world and maps of time zones. He had a bunch of articles from Newsweek and Time either clipped or printed out, and copies of Foreign Policy magazine. He had a manual for the game Delta Force Extreme 2, and a Gamespot guide to videogames. He had ... other things. Hecouldn't get online to look up a time zone or to figure out how to use Adobe Premiere's timeline functionality, so he had it on paper, within reach.

But more specifically: Bin Laden's library was the equivalent of an Internet conspiracy theorist's browser history. There was a print out of a weird article about a card game that was said to have predicted the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He had an e-book about voter fraud conspiracies from BlackBoxVoting.org. He had books documenting the fringes of American politics. He had a 1928 book called "The Secret Teaching of All Ages" that details various aspects of forgotten religions and the occult; he had a book unveiling "The Secrets of the Federal Reserve." And, like a rebellious teenager, he checked out the official government material on MK ULTRA, the CIA's mind control efforts during the Cold War.

The bookshelf contains a number of letters, too (letters once upon a time served a function similar to e-mail). There's a paper job application, which includes -- and I am not making this up -- an emergency contact request: "Who should we contact in case you became a martyr?" Oh, my wife, here's her cell.

Combing through the list is fascinating in the same way that it's interesting to go to a garage sale. You can come to a lot of conclusions about a person by looking at what they own, conclusions that may be correct or not. In this case, our information about the owner of the books is backed up by knowing who he was in the rest of his life. The guy seems like an anti-American conspiracy nut -- only fitting for a guy who conspired against America. But also he seems kind of sad, not in a way to inspire empathy, but in a way that would inspire pathos.

Not that any of our browser histories are much better.

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 Lucy Barnable    5,365


Report: Bin Laden Already Dead

Published December 26, 2001 

Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader.

"The Coalition troops are engaged in a mad search operation but they would never be able to fulfill their cherished goal of getting Usama alive or dead," the source said.

Bin Laden, according to the source, was suffering from a serious lung complication and succumbed to the disease in mid-December, in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest honorably in his last abode and his grave was made as per his Wahabi belief.


Osama Bin Laden's body double had an interesting collection...  :chuckle:

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 Talon    716

Oh yes, there will be more literature to be added to the banned book/idea list very soon according to “officials”

That’s because, just like the “Snowden” psyop and the Wikileaks “leaks”, the powers that be have decided in their infinite wisdom that they needed to withhold some of those “digital” books and files on zombie bin Laden’s “bookshelf” because…

Well… because.


Jeff Anchukaitis, a spokesman for the DNI, explained that the release constitutes “a sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid” and was in keeping with President Barack Obama’s call for “increased transparency,” according to AFP.

The Intelligence Community will be reviewing hundreds more documents in the near future for possible declassification and release,” the director’s office said in its Wednesday statement. “An interagency taskforce under the auspices of the White House and with the agreement of the DNI is reviewing all documents which supported disseminated intelligence cables, as well as other relevant material found around the compound.”

According to the agency, all documents that can be published without harming ongoing operations against Al-Qaeda or other terror groups will be released pending further review.

“Given the large number of documents to review, and the increasing public demand to review those documents, this winter the White House asked CIA to declassify and the ODNI to release documents as they were ready,” Anchukaitis said. RT

That’s right. In the future, they are going to release more digital documents and e-books for everyone to rally their 3 minutes of hate behind but they can’t tell you what they are now because… it might interfere with an ongoing operation against al Qaeda.

I guess somehow if al Qaeda knew that we know that bin Laden read Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States, then they could foil some intricate plot laid out by the FBI to frame some retarded dupe in Cleveland.

Yeah, that’s the story.

Also, I’ve noticed a trend developing around this “digital bookshelf” psyop:

Wednesday’s dump comes after award winning journalist Seymour Hersh published a lengthy essay calling into question the US government’s official narrative concerning the Bin Laden raid. RT

Every MSM article that I have seen thus far discussing this ridiculous propaganda also makes sure to mention Seymour Hersh’s bullshit story about the “real raid” on that compound in Pakistan.


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