It’s day three of the Osama bin Laden conspiracy theory watch here at Skeptical Humanities. It really has drowned out all other conspiracies this week, and it seems to have reawakened widespread interest in older theories regarding 9/11.
A number of insignificant tidbits have changed with respect to what happened in the Pakistani compound, none of which directly impacts the important part of the story, that OBL was killed. Nonetheless, suspicious types have claimed that this is “unraveling.” Global Research, a website I don’t understand, has
seized on this, and looks to Obama’s “atrocity” at Ground Zero (I don’t think they know what that word means) as, well, I’ll let them say it:
To add a grotesque and sickening final insult, the swaggering Barack Obama will grandstand atNew York’s Ground Zero, in a staged celebration of a fictional murder, on the hallowed ground where thousands of people actually died at the hands of theUSgovernment and its covert operatives.
Obama even invited George W. Bush to share his “victory lap”.
This act of exploitation will dispel all illusions about the criminal nature of this liar who has done Bush/Cheney one better by stooping even lower into the depths of depravity.
Personally, I liked the flight suit that Obama was wearing during the visit.
Alex Jones’s little friend, who we’ll call Watson, says that the announcement from al Qaida that OBL is KIA comes from a “government contractor” who is a little Jew-ish (look for the delightful dragging of Jews into the story). However, Watson does not seem to recognize that the SITE Institute is not the original source, and that if they want to go to the jihadi websites that SITE monitors, they will find the statement themselves.
Also in the news is a document that a radical American cleric who is currently on the kill or capture list visited the Pentagon within 6 months of the 9/11 attacks. Notice how he was not on the kill or capture list at the time he visited. Of course if the 9/11 hijackers did not actually hijack anything, why is it important enough for Watson to mention that this guy preached to them?
In news abroad, a Cambridge poll finds that 2/3 of Pakistanis think that the man who was killed was not OBL.
If there was a raid and intelligence was seized, one would expect that information about potential attacks would be found and authorities alerted, right? I mean, I’d hope so. Nonetheless, Prison Planet interprets the fact that this is apparently happening as proof positive that “the government is exploiting the Osama death fantasy as an excuse to expand the police state grid in the United States and acclimate the populace to the presence of militarized cops and unconstitutional random searches in mass transit hubs.” Again, show me the evidence that your interpretation is correct, and I’ll change my mind. And I do not think that the word “grid” means what you think it means, either.
Jim Marrs, who is wrong about almost everything except his awesome hat-beard combination, thinks that Osama has been dead since 2001.
You can see where this goofy quip might go: Killing Osama bin Laden as an excuse to pass climate legislation.
Altmed ding-dong Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik continues to say that he has special inside information about the 9/11 “false flag” operation. He still hasn’t given us a feckin’ name of the “General under Wolfowitz,” which would either allow us to investigate the veracity of his claim or more likely get him sued retarded for libel. So, I have no reason yet to even take him seriously.
Snopes, which is awesome, reports on a rumor that OBL’s corpse washed ashore in India. Turns out he was in a weighted bag, and also it did not happen.
Ben Radford wonders why it is so difficult for people to accept that OBL is dead and notes the complexity of the stories they spin to support their almost certainly unfounded suspicions.
That’s what I have time for. I’m off to virtual drinking skeptically.