Skip to comments.Bin Laden Conspiracy Theories Continue to Flourish in Pakistan
Posted on 04/29/2012 6:28:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A year after Osama bin Ladens death, little is known about what the Pakistani authorities knew of his presence, allowing wild theories on what really happened to flourish.
Sitting on a rock by his garlic patch in the Bilal Town district of Abbottabad, around 80km north of Islamabad, Zain Mohamed says he wishes people would stop calling him bin Ladens neighbour.
The nickname has stuck since last May, when a US special forces raid killed the 9/11 mastermind just a few metres from his house.
Hes not embarrassed, he says, just concerned for the truth. Like almost everyone else in this part of Abbottabad, a quiet town tucked in the foothills of the Himalayas, he doesnt believe bin Laden was ever there. But what about the American raid, the gunfire and explosions, the widows and children found in the house? I dont think bin Laden was here. Only innocent people, with no links with Al Qaeda or other militant groups, lived there and were martyred, he said. Aurangzeb, the head of a local school, is equally confident. Bin Laden was not here. His family maybe, but not him. This is just a drama set up by Americans with the complicity of the Pakistani army, which can do anything for money, they are just beggars! he said.
It is a popular theory in the area. A local journalist says people are simply unwilling to accept such a notorious character was living in their midst. The reality is they are ashamed that bin Laden was hiding there while at the same time groups affiliated with Al Qaeda killed thousands of people all over the country with their suicide bombings, he said.
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Who are you going to believe? A Paki garlic farmer, or the US government?
Yeah. Me too.
The Hidden Hand:
Middle East Fears of Conspiracy
by Daniel Pipes
Why isn’t Obama confronting these people who demand PROOF? Why isn’t he insulting them the same way he ridicules birthers?
When the Hate Department under Sec. Clinton leaves such conspiracy theories unchallenged, they become accepted as fact.
As Obama himself has said of rumors, perception is reality.
Some poor bastard look a like took the hit. And they all rushed to cover thier tracks.
Lets see....there was a raid at a house that they said OBL was at,the body has been dropped in the ocean,the house has ben razed,several of the SEAL’s killed in a Al Qaeda attack on their chopper.....We may never know the truth. Barry the kenyan marxist has covered his tracks well.....Bin Laden could turn up as the President of Egypt. Imagine him speaking at the UN!!
I suppose it's possible the OBL raid went down as we're told. And I suppose somewhere, a dog is eating a kid's homework. What bothers me is that it isn't even questioned anymore.