Like something out of a Ripley’s Believe It or Not odditorium, the CIA has put what it claims to be Osama bin Laden’s AK47 on display at its museum in Langley, Virginia.
The Russian-made assault rifle, identified on a simple brass plaque as “Osama bin Laden’s AK-47,” shares a glass case with an al Qaeda training manual found in Afghanistan soon after 9/11.
The rifle was supposedly taken from the Abbottabad compound by the Navy SEAL assault team that allegedly killed the al-Qaeda leader, according to NBC. It is a mystery how the weapon turned up at the CIA’s museum, although the agency boss at the time, Leon Panetta, is said to have requested it. NBC reports it came from the “dark side” of the agency.
In the Hollywood fantasy yarn, “Zero Dark Thirty,” a SEAL grabs Osama’s rifle from a shelf above bin Laden’s bed in a third-floor bedroom after the assault team supposedly executes the leader of al-Qaeda. The CIA worked closely with Hollywood on the film. It is now considered an accurate representation of what happened at one o’clock in the morning on May 2, 2011, at the compound a stone’s throw from the Pakistan Military Academy. The film grossed $90 million at the box office and was nominated for five academy awards.
The propaganda film designed to imprint the official fable deep within the imagination of a gullible American public is based on “The Shooter,” an article penned by Phil Bronstein and published by Esquire magazine. In order to keep the media buzz alive, a number of controversies surrounding the story were generated, including a claim that the shooter exaggerated his own role and heroism and unfairly profited from what is described as a bogus story.
“This is all to say that the struggle to find out who shot Osama Bin Laden is well beyond a simple fact-finding mission,” wrote Adam Clark Estes in March. “It’s instead turned into the stupid pissing match between multi-million dollar media companies and gossipy, potentially disgruntled Navy SEALs. And when the streams cross, it’s the public that’s getting wet.”
Instead, the public is being duped as part of an effort to keep the immensely profitable war on manufactured terror humming along like the Energizer bunny.
Osama bin Laden died in December, 2001, in the Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan. The story was covered by Fox News on December 26, 2001. An Egyptian newspaper, al-Wafd, reported Bin Laden’s death on the same day. It said the former CIA asset was buried “according to the Wahhabi tradition” in an unmarked grave.
“Osama bin Laden is dead. The news first came from sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan almost six months ago,” the New York Times reported on July 11, 2002. Bin Laden “died in December and was buried in the mountains of southeast Afghanistan.”
Former Pakistani president, Pervez Musharraf, said Osama was probably dead, as did Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Dale Watson, the FBI’s counterterrorism boss in 2002, said he believed Osama was dead.
Because Obama sorely needed a boost prior to the election, and because the phony war on terror required a propaganda infusion, reportage on Osama’s death more than a decade ago found its way to the memory hole (although many of the original stories are still readily available via search engine on the internet, not that we should expect millions of Americans to actually question the government’s latest version of reality).
Now we have a patently absurd story making the corporate media rounds showing off a Russian assault rifle said to have belonged to the Arab Emmanuel Goldstein.
“Bin Laden’s AK-47 is in working condition, the museum’s curator said. It is displayed alongside an Al Qaeda handbook found in Afghanistan sometime after 9/11,” NBC reports.
Again, we are expected, like obedient children, to believe whatever twaddle the establishment media feeds us without question.
There is no evidence Osama bin Laden was killed at his “compound” in Pakistan (a building that was subsequently demolished by the same Pakistani intelligence agencies that helped the CIA create al-Qaeda).
In fact, not a single neighbor saw Osama at the compound. “Pakistani troops and anti-terror police in the town refused to confirm that Bin Laden had lived in the house,” Paul Joseph Watson wrote in May, 2011. “Barack Obama himself admitted to 60 Minutes that the White House was only 55/45 sure that Osama lived there before the raid and this uncertainty prompted concerns that the US Navy SEALS sent in could have targeted a “prince from Dubai” or some other individual that was not Bin Laden.”
A federal judge, in response to a Judical Watch request, denied access to Pentagon and CIA photos and videos of the assassination (and for an obvious reason — no such evidence exists).
Despite all of this, we are expected to believe Zero Dark Thirty is based on actual events and the CIA, the very organization responsible for creating al-Qaeda, has Osama bin Laden’s weapon on display at its museum of “dark side” horrors.
The real story here is that NBC and the government script-reading media have once again ignored reality. They are peddling yet another war on terror bedtime story. For the government, it is imperative the Osama bin Laden parable be kept alive at all cost. It is central to the war on terror ruse. The plan, as elucidated by Dick Cheney, is to keep the sham going for generations as a replacement for a previous scam, the Cold War.