Iran Claims It Has Proof Bin Laden Died Long Before US Raid

February 19, 2015   |   S.m. Gibson

SM Gibson
February 18, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) Iran has claimed that the honored U.S. raid on the compound in Abbottabad did not result in the death of Osama Bin Laden. Although this rumor has circulated ever since President Obama declared to the world “we got him” back in 2011, Iran maintains it has evidence that would prove the narrative surrounding Bin Laden’s death to be fictitious.

“We have credible information that Bin Laden died some time ago of a disease,” Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi stated in a cabinet meeting. “If the US military and intelligence apparatus have really arrested or killed Bin Laden, why don’t they show him [his body]? Why have they thrown his corpse into the sea?”

It has not been disclosed what proof the Iranians have – if any – to prove this claim.

Retired Pakistani lieutenant general Hamid Gul has recently made a similar allegation as well. Speaking with the Islamic Republic News Agency, the former head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) said,

“That the US claims it has killed Bin Laden is basically untrue. Bin Laden died of natural causes in 2005. The individual the US claims it has killed in 2011 in Abbottabad was not Bin Laden. The Americans are not trustworthy and their claims are not true.”

The comment was in reference to statements made this month by Pakistan’s current lieutenant general Mohammad Asad Durrani, where he speculated that the ISI had assisted the United States in tracking down Bin Laden.

Officially, the ISI asserts that they played no part in the May 2011 raid.

Fox News, The New York Times, and the President of Pakistan – who was speaking with CNN – all reported years prior to 2011 that Osama Bin Laden had died from an illness. It was also disclosed in 2002 that Israeli intelligence had concluded that the infamous Bin Laden died in December of the previous year.

A Funeral Notice for Osama Bin Laden was also published on December 26, 2001, in the Egyptian newspaper al-Ward.

The translation – which was originally posted by former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts – reads:

al-Wafd, Wednesday, December 26, 2001 Vol 15 No 4633
News of Bin Laden’s Death and Funeral 10 days ago
Islamabad –

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A Funeral Notice for Osama Bin Laden was also published on December 26, 2001, in the Egyptian newspaper al-Ward.

A prominent official in the Afghan Taleban movement announced yesterday the death of Osama bin Laden, the chief of al-Qa’da organization, stating that binLaden suffered serious complications in the lungs and died a natural and quiet death.

The official, who asked to remain anonymous, stated to The Observer of Pakistan that he had himself attended the funeral of bin Laden and saw his face prior to burial in Tora Bora 10 days ago. He mentioned that 30 of al-Qa’da fighters attended the burial as well as members of his family and some friends from the Taleban.

In the farewell ceremony to his final rest guns were fired in the air. The official stated that it is difficult to pinpoint the burial location of bin Laden because according to the Wahhabi tradition no mark is left by the grave. He stressed that it is unlikely that the American forces would ever uncover any traces of bin Laden.

With so many varied reports surrounding the death of Bin Laden, it is difficult to decipher what details are genuine and what has been put out as disinformation meant to confuse the general population. What is clear is that the official story of Bin Laden’s death is highly suspect.


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  1. That's amazing that at news like this one, no one comments; negative or positive. Oh humanity sigh.

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  2. That's amazing that at news like this one, no one comments; negative or positive. Oh humanity sigh.

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  3. This does not surprise me at all!!!

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  4. This does not surprise me at all!!!

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  5. Hahaha! This whole fucking thing is bullshit. He died of liver failure in 2007. They found him in a bunker in Afghanistan. The task force 106, 101st airborne division commander briefed my opsec briefing before one of our nightly convoy missions in Iraq, and said they had found Osama bin Laden dead inside a bunker in Afghanistan. So fuck the media!

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  6. Hahaha! This whole fucking thing is bullshit. He died of liver failure in 2007. They found him in a bunker in Afghanistan. The task force 106, 101st airborne division commander briefed my opsec briefing before one of our nightly convoy missions in Iraq, and said they had found Osama bin Laden dead inside a bunker in Afghanistan. So fuck the media!

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  7. It's just a reasonable to believe that the US caught him and have held and tortured him ever since. Really, who knows if this is true, but you can trust one thing…. Governments, the US or Iranian or Russian or fill in the blank, can't be trusted in any way. Nor their police forces. When has a government or police force not proven themselves corrupt? All super powers have been evil and corrupt. Germany, US, Russia, Roman, etc…. not one super power has ever not been corrupt and evil, nor the police. History proves this.

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  8. It's just a reasonable to believe that the US caught him and have held and tortured him ever since. Really, who knows if this is true, but you can trust one thing…. Governments, the US or Iranian or Russian or fill in the blank, can't be trusted in any way. Nor their police forces. When has a government or police force not proven themselves corrupt? All super powers have been evil and corrupt. Germany, US, Russia, Roman, etc…. not one super power has ever not been corrupt and evil, nor the police. History proves this.

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  9. I recall hearing Benazir Bhutto claim that OBL was killed in 2001.

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  10. I came to this conclusion 10 years ago, because the whole 911 thing had high command written all over it from the start and awfully done. It was apparent when I first heard the commentary by victims who escaped, everyone of them said they had to deal with bombs throughout the building, many heard several blasts as they ran to safety. The no mention of it in the final report. I said to myself then, how can an old man in a cave on the other side of the world able to dupe The US Air Force, and National Guard, And as far as they are concerned, they said no one told us. With the state of the art weapons we had at the time, nothing should have been able tp come within 15 miles away, no less hit the pentagon, bla bla bla, Either way, we lost our basic freedoms too that day.

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  11. It's on the Internet so it has to be 100% true…EVERYTHING on the Internet is ALWAYS true. (Sarcasm intended)

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  12. It's always funny to me when people say that… It's even funnier when you see how the same people who say that believe what they're told on Television without question…. Don't be so naive

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  13. Who cares, dead is dead, we already know that our government lies, is there anything here that will affect our lives…no.

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  14. is he a politician? then, yes, he is a liar. a better one than bush? maybe.

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  15. I personally think that it was a foreign attack but the Bush administration allowed it to partially unfold in order to come up with a way to claim that the US was the victim.

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  16. Jordan Davis
    Nah, we're talking a sovereign attack in order to take our rights away, and have an open check for war money. I'm sorry you can't see it. It's got to do with order out of chaos. Creating the chaos then recreate the order, remove basic rights for the purpose. Your being tricked, and don't want to admit it.

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  17. DON't know if you remember the Ben Ladens are an oligarchy family. Along with the Bush, Chaney, etc… There is no possible way that any direct family member of the family was harmed in anyway, that would be a death sentence to anyone who tried. The general population just doesn't get it. The Bush administration had us chasing ghosts. If ya here the jokes the elite say about this you would get a good belly laugh out of it too.

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  18. You are a freaking Idiot. Bin Laden may not have died when we said we killed him, but our government had nothing to do with 911.

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  19. It also could have been a piggyback operation. Either way ae911truth.org has prooven controlled demolition.

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  20. No source is totally reliable and the news media, since majority corporate ownership has been allowed for 28 years, is at least as suspect as any other source. So we're left to weigh the facts on our own with open minds.

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  21. Operations security, the literal meaning I believe is "shut your fucking mouth because we have secrets that the public should never know about because if they did they would realize that this war is bullshit and were lying and stealing money from them… I believe that's the thesaurus definition.

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  22. Lol! Box on a desk… All lies!
    Box in living room… Gotta be true! Like people on tv wouldn't lie to us… I mean why would they? They're on tv!! Bahahahahaha

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  23. Lol it wasn't even a body double, we never got to see the actual body because they threw it overboard, all we seen was this clearly fake picture of bin Laden's lower half of his face superimposed on some random Arabs dead face. Your marines killed some random, that's to say they killed anyone at all? There is a reason all the members of seal team 6 are all dead now, the American military can't leave any loose ends

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  24. I'll.tell you why, because A) if the American government lied about that what else have they lied about. B) if he was dead long ago then what was the whole fucking point of the war? C) a million other reasons you should care about this. We are literally living in a perpetual state of war because of 9/11 and everything that occurred after it is causing a chain reaction possibly sending us into another world war, not to mention destroying the global economy by putting all this money into war efforts. This is possibly one of the most important facts you and everyone else should be hammering your congressman to find out

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  25. I really wish I could just delete your fuckin message, lol. People like you piss me off.. you do what your told quite often I bet..

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  26. I really wish I could just delete your fuckin message, lol. People like you piss me off.. you do what your told quite often I bet..

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  27. "Don't believe everything you read on the internet." – Abraham Lincoln.

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  28. Is this really surprising? When you don't show the body and dump it in the sea, it has cover up written all over it. The whole "War on Terror" is a joke. It's a revolving circle of chasing "terrorists" and keeping the American public scared, while the government flexes it's muscles and makes you believe you will not be safe without them. Isn't that how and why the US Patriot Act came about anyways?

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  29. so share the jokes that the elites say about this…

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  30. you guys are a bunch of ding a lings if you go for any of what you are saying……I say prove it or go back on your medicine…..wow.

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  31. Does that mean we can get a refund on that stupid fucking movie they made about it?

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  32. Does that mean we can get a refund on that stupid fucking movie they made about it?

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  33. Chad Bailiff
    Cool, you believe it. I'm not your daddy, I can't make you think otherwise, and I don't care what you think either. They feed and lead, while the sheep follow and swallow.

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  34. Kyle Kelly I was six years old when I told my Mom, "We've got to use Colgate toothpaste. A man on TV says it's the best." She didn't cave in just because I watched TV shows sponsored by Proctor and Gamble and I grew up a bit since then. Overturning Citizens United would be a big improvement but corporate-owned news media is the same as an advertisement except worse because people don't recognize that.

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  35. John Seychel I'm not defending the Bush administration. I just stated that I believe that they found out about the attacks and allowed them to happen. How am I being tricked?

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  36. John Seychel not to mention the portion of the Pentagon hit just so happened to be being remodeled and nobody was in that part of the building.

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  37. Transitioning from the War on Drugs to the War on Terror so the money keeps flowing.

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  38. I totally agree

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  39. Who are the military people that say they killed him?

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  40. Don't believe everything you see on the box in a desk.
    But believe EVERYTHING the box in the living room says.
    21st century retarded logic

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  41. YES ! I'm sure they do have proof of this ! Just like we have proof that Obama's birth certificate is fake. But there are still those who would deny the proof & call us tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists ! Even though the proof is undeniable & that anyone with Adobe Illustrator can do it themselves with the original document presented on the white houses own web site !

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  42. Tony TR McCoy
    I witnessed flight 255, a jumbo jet out of Detroit crash. I was there before the fire department. I lived a half mile down Middlebelt rd. It hit on the middle of the I-94 overpasses for that Rd. My lawn had stuff from the crash, and so scattered all around. The pentagon had nothing resembling a jumbo jet crashed anywhere near that mess they called. Several months after the crash had been cleaned up my dog was playing fetch and brought a shoe back from the weeds, and it had a foot in it still. I called it in and they came and got it, but there was so much crap giant wheels, and pieces of wings and tail section, not to mention the hundreds of bodies, but there was a little girl still alive who was resqued. No way that was what I saw on any pics from 911. Then one building came down and nothing hit it 6 hours latter, just happened to be the head quarters of the major federal agencies law enforcement. WTF was that. I still haven't heard how they configured that into the BS.

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  43. Dave Easley I saw it on the news actually that the fire was still burning after months, the only thing that could be is thermite. No one said that it was controlled, just that was a clear sign that it was, to those of us who knew what its used for.

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  44. John Seychel Yes sir, nobody that I know of has come up with a better explanation for the available evidence than thermite in various forms, including nano-thermite. Though controlled demolitions are usually done with conventional explosives there's no reason they can't be done with thermite. The Neils Harrit study of the dust samples points to thermitic reactions as well. What was clearly controlled was the falling straight down of all 3 skyscrapers of the WTC. The Oriental Hotel in Beijing burned longer and covered a much larger percentage of the building and it didn't fall. Just the other day a 79 story skyscraper in Dubai burned but did not fall. Skyscrapers never fall when they burn except on 9/11/01 and Bldg. 7 wasn't hit by a plane. As you mentioned already the final NIST report was lacking. I'd say it's criminal how faulty it was. They included the free-fall of bldg 7 because they had to after David S. Chandler proved it in the public comment period but they didn't acknowledge the ramifications of the 2 & 1/2 seconds of free-fall as per Newton's 3rd law of motion and didn't allow it to change their conclusion. These are highly paid scientists betraying the public trust!

    Thank you for sharing your story about the flight 255 tragedy! It helps for people who have witnessed such things to give us a template from which we can see the absurdity of the official story. Since most people haven't personally witnessed air crashes they're more likely to be fooled by the Pentagon and Shanksville stories. Whenever I see these types of discussions that you've started it's plain to see that the people who resort to insults, as in, "You are freaking idiot." are trying desperately not to comprehend while people such as yourself and myself always have common sense issues to discuss. If someone has a point to make he will make it, if not he may resort to insults. This tells much more about the insulter than the insulted.

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  45. I think you all need to watch a 1997 movie "wag the dog " to realise how big a lie the govts can make build and sustain over long periods of history for petty benefits

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  46. This is a lie he didn't die of natural causes, he wasn't killed by seal team six. What actually happened is that Obama infiltrated the compound by himself, found bin laden and killed him with his bare hands

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  47. Can you prove its fake?

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  48. I believe that both of you are square ass bitches. And hey guess what, I'm not in the army anymore and I don't give a fuck about security! So you can shove your negative ass comments up ur ass and taste freedom of speech bitch! This world is due truth. You can accept it and move forward with change, or you can fight it and be miserable the rest of your miserable ass life.

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  49. Dave Easley
    Thanks Dave, it's good to hear not everyone in the US are sheep.

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  50. Tony TR McCoy There was a WTC Third building that came down that never was hit, some 6 hours later, and never mentioned on main media, but the one time when it happened, it just happened to be no one inside. There's so many discrepancies, I have no idea how a nation of educated people believe the story. The only possible explanation here, is that it was done by a group/s of elitists, playing God. They were the only ones who majorly benefited by this traumatic event, and the power to carry it out. What do I know for sure, I'm just a poor man living in a poor neighborhood, prior to George Bush, was a middle class neighborhood, and I had a thriving business. The one thing that is perfectly clear here, is that none of us common folk have any control over them. They who control the money, are who's in control, because anyone can be bought, and sold, at that level of power.

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  51. It was a false flag attack. The towers were both packed with thermite, often used for large scale demolitions. For those who still call that conspiracy, take a physics class, at least an introductory one.

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  52. Yes, our gubermint and the MSM have never been busted in lies……sarcasm intended.

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  53. Christopher R Stacy CK wasn't disagreeing with you there, smart guy. He was only helping to prove your point. Maybe next time try reading before you shit all over someone who is actually on your side. :P

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  54. Christopher R Stacy CK wasn't disagreeing with you there, smart guy. He was only helping to prove your point. Maybe next time try reading before you shit all over someone who is actually on your side. :P

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  55. The man is dead and gone. That is all the prove needed. If they knew that he was dead why did they wait this long to tell the world. The news is too late now. Let the sleeping dod lie

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  56. This is all bullshit. I heard Bin Laden is a barista working at Starbucks in East LA

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  57. 1. Wasn't it Bush that invaded Iraq and had to use 5 justifications?

    2. Wasn't it Bush that claimed Iraq would cost $60 billion and be over in "weeks, 6 months max?"

    3. Wasn't it Bush who said democracy would spread throughout the MidEast, but instead we got ISIS because of Iraq policy?

    4. Wasn't it Bush who said he'd pay off debt in 10 years with Clinton surplus?

    5. Wasnt it Bush who said tax cuts would create jobs?

    6. Wasnt it Bush's VP that sold Iran nuclear tech but now wants to bomb Iran over what he sold them?

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  58. Derek Thomas Lirio
    Not getting your meaning, are you saying it was a conspiracy, or not? Your language is as a politician's, lagging virtue. False flag, what you are saying sounds conspiracy to me. Of Course it is, maybe not a government conspiracy, but is all the same. The elite can do what they want to with no regard to life, just more power and money.

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  59. Jordan Davis
    I never said it was a Bush conspiracy, please stop adding words I never mentioned. The Bush family's name is all over the WTC demolition, but I am not a eye witness, so I can not say it was them, but I am saying it was not an old man in a cave on the other-side of the world. Skull & Cross bone society supposedly the elite death squad.

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  60. Why do people still refer to Osama Bin Laden as the mastermind ? The FBI said there was no evidence tying him to 911 and Bush said he was not interested in going after him. Even Osama Bin Laden himself said in an interview with Pakistani media that he did not do it and that his host would not have allowed him to do such a thing . Didn't Benazir Bhutto say in an interview in 2007 that Osama had died in 2001 ?

    The fact that the evidence was carted off from Sept 12 says something , doesn't it ? That an investigation into the worst attack on US soil was blocked for a year and a half by the US President , and that some of the 911 commissioners say the investigation "was set up to fail" says a lot ! 911 is like multifaceted diamond : from any angle you look at it , it says set up .

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  61. Ben Laden is supposed to be dead so now they are saying the USA actually broke him our of jail, and freed him. Its hard to believe it ever happened. But I knew the BS they were telling us was a strait up lie. So, then, it's safe to say that Ben Laden is in a dark prison for those who are stored for ever. The patriot act is a scam to take rights away from everyone, it was in the plans all along… I know the president did not have him killed, the family is one of the elites of the world, and he is worth too much money, so he is living comfortable lasciviously, with many virgins, and a soda on our dime… Even worse, he was given back to his family and living freely in oil land. http://theantimedia.org/white-house-denies-fabricated-osama-bin-laden-death-explanation-hersh-report/

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  62. http://theantimedia.org/white-house-denies-fabricated-osama-bin-laden-death-explanation-hersh-report/ Its hard to believe it ever happened. But I knew the BS they were telling us was a strait up lie. So, then, it's safe to say that Ben Laden is in a dark prison for those who are stored for ever. The patriot act is a scam to take rights away from everyone, it was in the plans all along… I know the president did not have him killed, the family is one of the elites of the world, and he is worth too much money, so he is living comfortable lasciviously, with many virgins, and a soda on our dime… Even worse, he was given back to his family and living freely in oil land. BUT< my evaluation was that he died a long time ago, and just a ghost prophetical.

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  63. There is proof on the Internet that it was a false flag attack and you are right Bush was involved but the thing you should really look at is all of the things that family has been involved in since Prescott Bush. He was part of the plan to take the country in 1933 and was in charge of a Nazi bank in the U.S. and his money was seized for trading with the enemy. JFK is another thing his son was involved in that's GHWBush. He was at the White House on 9/11 and it's funny how the people that worked for him basically ran things while GWBush was on vacation his whole presidency

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  64. LOL, yeah you don't have to convince me, I am there already, a south Asian country already found the entire administration guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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  65. Jordan Davis I pretty much think the same thing. Little back water deals, I also heard that Larry Silverstein, who owned the World Trade Centre, took out a multi billion dollar insurance plan for the centre, so letting the attack was a win win with EVERYONE as far as they;re concerned. I don't think they stole planes, I think they used the military boeings given to them by the United States.

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  66. Think. They waited 10 years after killing him, to pretend to kill him, because they needed time to steal the resources from Iraq and Afghanistan. Look it up, billions of dollars in precious metals from Iraq, tons of drugs and precious metals from Afghanistan. The people that died in the wars in the middle east, after September 11th, died in vein. All based on lies.

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