It’s the fifth anniversary of the raid that purportedly removed Osama bin Laden from the face of the earth. But a close look suggests it’s more complicated.
The major decision for the jury that sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death was whether he was a lone terrorist waging jihad or a gullible teen misled by his radicalized brother. On the seeming other end of the political spectrum, neo-cons are pulling out the gloves to gear up for 2016. What do they have in common? According to this 2004 documentary series, there are parallels between the rise of radical Islam and the rise of the neo-conservative movement that are worth taking a look.
We keep on learning more and more about the US government’s awareness of terrorist plots before they happened. Here’s testimony that the FBI had a guy in Osama bin Laden’s inner circle.
Russ Baker interviewed by Pat Thurston of the major West Coast station KGO. They discuss disturbing aspects of CIA director-designee John Brennan; inconsistencies in what we have been told about the Abbottabad Raid that, we are told, bagged Osama bin Laden; the peculiar breaching of Obama’s passport records; the JFK assassination, propaganda, and more.
Would you like to (finally) hear the real inside story of what took place during that raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that bagged America’s number one enemy? It was the “biggest day” of Obama’s presidency, in his own words. Well, settle in for NBC’s exclusive….exclusive crap.
When it comes to the truth, it turns out you can’t trust the government. But you can’t trust those who tell you you can’t trust the government, either. See the Osama bin Laden burial story, for example.
For many of those sick of the inadequacies of Western news organizations, the answer is Al Jazeera. But how independent-minded, really, is this Middle Eastern television network? Not very, we’re afraid. It’s the same old gang in a new, improved outfit.
Was The New Yorker’s gripping moment-by-moment account of the Abbottabad operation that killed Osama bin Laden great journalism—or the ultimate spin job?
The Associated Press is ever so diplomatic. But its skepticism of the White House says a lot.
Once the carefully choreographed “feel-good” events (Royal Wedding, Osama’s Death) are over, who will deal with reality?
As more discrepancies emerge in the tale of bin Laden’s demise, more questions suggest themselves. Even with emotions running high—and especially in such an environment—accurate information is essential.
The news is breaking fast and furious, but here are a few things to ponder.