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Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive? Paperback – May 20, 2009
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In his gripping new book, Griffin strikes at the root of this pretext for war by closely examining all the evidence that has come out since September 11, 2001, either indicating that bin Laden is still alive or that he is in fact dead. His conclusion is that bin Laden is certainly dead, and that in all likelihood he died in very late 2001. Griffin shows that many US experts in counterterrorism and counterinsurgency came to this very same conclusion long ago, but their views, which do not support the continuation of what President Obama, borrowing the term from Dick Cheney, calls "the long war," have received very little media attention. Were they to do so, one of the main props for the war regime would be undermined.
In Chapter 1, "Evidence that Osama bin Laden is Dead", Griffin surveys in detail the many different indications published in the major media in late 2001 and early 2002 that bin Laden had been very ill and had died.Read more ›
When you can no longer trust mainstream media for the truth (and at this juncture one cannot) it is reassuring to know that there are independent and highly virtuous researchers who will independently seek out the facts. David Ray Griffin has meticulously documented how we were lied to time and time again in the events leading to war -- WMD? -- Please! How many children died because of such lies?
He now focuses on further research that is also crucial in its nature, fundamental to Democracy, and of great import to anyone seeking truth.
But how could a regularly appearing, living legend be dead?
This little book begins by taking us back to the long-forgotten news reports of 2001, resurrecting the media confusion about the status of bin Laden's health, and uncovering reports of his death in December, 2001. At that time, even the White House was indicating that bin Laden might be dead.
If bin Laden died in 2001, it would mean that all his subsequent communications were bogus. If, on the other hand, the communications were not bogus, then the early reports of his death would have to be discounted as incorrect.
"Dead or Alive" is a quest to settle this issue. In a tightly knit, logically structured approach, Prof. Griffin provides an in-depth analysis of most of the purported OBL messages from 2001 to January 2009.
As the reader reviews these 19 communications in one or two sittings -- rather than over a period of nearly 8 years -- many strange discrepancies come to light.
For example, there is the problem of an early and ailing OBL, white-haired, with a limp left arm, and apparently close to death - reversing, within a period of weeks, into a vibrant, robust, black-beared figure on November 9, 2001, and confessing to the events of September 11th.
Closely examined, the later, robust figure, can be seen to have a broader nose, a wider face, and shorter and thicker fingers, than the earlier figure. And the November 9th figure wrote briefly with his right hand, whereas OBL was known to be left-handed.
Later communications also reveal a change in the pattern in bin Laden's use of Muslim religious language and ideas.Read more ›
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David Ray Griffin presents a thorough and precise timeline/argument as to why Osama Bin Laden actually may have passed away in December of 2001 due to complications of the kidneys. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gregory M. Ramsey
Newsflash Osama bin Laden dead long ago not killed by SEAL team 6. This would include the lack of any recording whatsoever by a SEAL team that have no less than six different... Read morePublished 7 months ago by THE BOOGEYMAN
I am building a library for myself and am collecting books for the library that I will have some day. This is one such book. Read morePublished on December 21, 2013 by S. L. Pieper
As a recent Intel veteran having worked at NSA, will say that Mr Griffin is correct. OBL died of Marfan syndrome in mid December, 2001, in the hills of Tora Bora. Read morePublished on November 2, 2012 by J. Andersen
He has been dead and on ice sice at least December 2001. Bush and Chenny had to keep that secret in order to invade and destroy
Iraqk and afgthastan. Read more