January 13, 2016
Without a detailed study of the nature of the alleged killing of Bin Laden, suffice it to say that there is overwhelming and credible evidence suggesting that the entire affair was designed to drum up support for a faltering administration, the war on terror, and the phony narrative of the al-Qaeda boogeyman.
The most damning nail in the coffin of the killing of bin Laden official story is that there is quite a bit of evidence that Bin Laden was dead long before the alleged killing took place. Indeed, evidence suggests that bin Laden was dead shortly after the attacks on 9/11. This is, of course, in addition to the fact that Bin Laden was a known CIA asset in the late 1970s as part of the Mujhadeen forces organized by Western intelligence to draw the Soviet Union into a disastrous war in Afghanistan.
Still, the narrative that Bin Laden was killed by the Obama administration was used to make Obama supporters feel superior to their false dichotomy opponents and bolster the support of the Obama administration at a time when cracks were beginning to show in the administration’s veneer. The stage was set in Pakistan and the official script was that Bin Laden was killed, although his body was dumped into the middle of the ocean in accordance with Muslim burial tradition.
Of course, aside from the evidence that Bin Laden was already dead long ago, one would assume that, having killed the most wanted terrorist in the world and one around which so many “conspiracy theories” circulate, the goal would have been to save the body, test the DNA, and do everything humanly possible to confirm the identity of the victim. Instead, there were grainy photos and the announcement that his body had been dumped into the ocean, despite the fact that the Muslim tradition of burial at sea only applies to individuals who had been killed at sea. The world public was then forced to simply trust the Obama administration to have told them the truth. Lastly, it should be pointed out that, out of the millions of Muslims killed by the West in the Middle East, few if any have ever received a proper burial by the Western forces.
In addition, many of the members of SEAL Team 6, the Navy Special Forces team that was involved in the Bin Laden raid, were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, thus eliminating many of the voices that could have corroborated or discredited the alleged operation in the future.
Hillary Clinton’s role in the operation is shrouded in political grandstanding. According to her book, Hard Choices, much of which centered around the Bin Laden killing, Clinton bragged about being one of the masterminds of the plan to assassinate the phantom Bin Laden. Her actual role may have been much less significant but, given the fact that the act of propaganda was so well-received by the American voting public, Clinton has aggressively attached herself to it. One need only consider how she was presented in the press prior to the release of her book. The Washington Post writes,
Through weeks of sometimes heated White House debate in 2011, Clinton was alone among the president’s topmost cabinet officers to back it. Vice President Biden, a potential political rival for Clinton in 2016, opposed it. So did then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.
“What she looks like is someone decisive, smart and risk-taking in the right way,” said Robert Shrum, a top strategist on the presidential campaigns of Al Gore and John F. Kerry. “This wasn’t about risking thousands or tens of thousands of American troops. This was about taking a risk that if it failed would hurt her and the president, but it’s the kind of thing you do if you are president or if you are secretary of state.”
Privately, Republican strategists questioned whether Clinton is taking more credit than she deserves for the successful raid. But even America Rising, the leading Republican super PAC attacking Clinton in the run-up to 2016, stopped short of publicly criticizing her role in the bin Laden operation.
Yet much of Clinton’s involvement in the affair was urban legend. For instance, the famous photograph of a solemn Hillary sitting in the Situation Room along with Obama, Biden, and other members of the White House Security team was one which was repeatedly used by Clinton for political gain. The photo showed Hillary with her hand clasped over her mouth, appearing anxious, as if she were watching some horrible or important event.
In true Hillary fashion, however, her recall shifted depending on the day and the audience being addressed. For instance, early on, when American bloodlust was at its height, she attempted to make herself look stronger by insisting that she was not steeling herself for the horror she was watching, but merely covering up a cough. "I am somewhat sheepishly concerned that it was my preventing one of my early spring allergic coughs. So, it may have no great meaning whatsoever,” she said.
Later, when her campaign staff wanted to present a kinder more caring Clinton, she said "We watched it all in real time, the helicopters that landed in the courtyard of Osama's compound, our SEALs that attacked the building, the helicopter's tail that hit the wall, but succeeded in touching down regardless and I closed my mouth to keep my heart from coming out of my throat."
Of course, there are some problems with the second statement because, according to CIA Director Leon Panetta, there was no way that the individuals photographed in the Situation Room could have witnessed the attack live because the feed had been cut about 25 minutes or so before the SEALS even entered the building. In an interview with PBS, Panetta stated, “Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn't know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information.” 
While Panetta certainly did not intend to break with the rest of the Obama administration in their official narrative (which had been constructed carefully not to say that these “leaders” were watching the Bin Laden execution in real time but instead strongly implying it), the fact is the photos were entirely staged.
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Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 andvolume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 500 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.