by Gordon Duff
STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor
December 05, 2009
Veterans Today Senior Editor
is a Marine combat veteran
and regular contributor on
political and social issues.
Conservative commentator, former Marine Colonel
Bob Pappas has been saying for years that bin Laden died at Tora
Bora and that Senator Kerry's claim that bin Laden escaped with Bush
help was a lie.
Now we know that Pappas was correct. The
embarrassment of having Secretary of State Clinton talk about
bin Laden in Pakistan was horrific.
He has been dead since December 13, 2001
and now, finally, everyone, Obama, McChrystal, Cheney, everyone who isn't
nuts is finally saying what they have known for years.
However, since we lost a couple of
hundred of our top special operations forces hunting for bin Laden
after we knew he was dead, is someone going to answer for this with
some jail time?
Since we spent 200 million dollars on
"special ops" looking for someone we knew was dead, who is going to
jail for that?
Bush, Rumsfeld and Cheney
continually talked about a man they knew was dead, now known to be
for reasons of POLITICAL nature, who is going to jail for that?
Why were tapes brought out, now known to
be forged, as legitimate intelligence to sway the disputed 2004
election in the US?
This is a criminal act if there ever was one.
In 66 pages, General Stanley
McChrystal never mentions Osama bin Laden. Everything is
"Mullah Omar" now.
In his talk at West Point, President
Obama never mentioned Osama bin Laden.
Col. Pappas makes it clear, Vice
Cheney let it "out of the bag"
Bin Laden was killed by American troops
many years ago.
America knew Osama bin Laden died December 13, 2001. After that, his use was
hardly one to unite America but rather one to divide, scam and play games.
With bin Laden gone, we could have started legitimate nation building in
Afghanistan instead of the eternal insurgency that we invented ourselves.
Without our ill informed policies, we could have had a brought diplomatic
solution in 2002 in Afghanistan, the one we are ignoring now, and spent
money rebuilding the country, 5 cents on the dollar compared to what we are
spending fighting a war against an enemy we ourselves recruited thru
The bin Laden scam is one of the most shameful acts ever perpetrated
against the American people. We don't even know if he really was an enemy,
certainly he was never the person that
Bush and Cheney said. In fact, the Bush and bin Laden
families were always close friends and had been for many years.
What kind of man was Osama bin Laden? This one time American ally against
Russia, son of a wealthy Saudi family, went to Afghanistan to help them
fight for their freedom. America saw him as a great hero then. Transcripts
of the real bin Laden show him to be much more moderate than we claim, angry
at Israel and the US government but showing no anger toward Americans and
never making the kind of threats claimed.
All of this is public record for
any with the will to learn.
How much of America's tragedy is tied with these
two children of the rich, children of families long joined thru money and
friendship, the Bush and bin Laden clans.
One son died in remote mountains, another lives in a Dallas suburb hoping
nobody is sent after him. One is a combat veteran, one never took a strong
stand unless done from safety and comfort. Islam once saw bin Laden as a
Now he is mostly forgotten.
What has America
decided about Bush?
We know this: Bin Laden
always denied any ties to 9/11 and, in fact, has never been charged in
relation to 9/11. He not only denied involvement, but had done so, while
alive, 4 times and had vigorously condemned those who were involved in the
This is on the public record, public in every free country except ours. We,
instead, showed films
made by paid actors, made up to look somewhat similar to bin Laden,
actors who contradicted bin Laden's very public statements, actors
pretending to be bin Laden long after bin Laden's death.
These were done to help justify spending, repressive laws, torture and
For years, we attacked the government of Pakistan for not hunting down
someone everyone knew was dead. Bin Laden's death hit the newspapers in
Pakistan on December 15, 2001.
How do you think our ally felt when they
were continually berated for failing to hunt down and turn over
someone who didn't exist?
What do you think this did for American
credibility in Pakistan and thru the Islamic world?
Were we seen as criminals, liars or
Which one is best?
This is also
How does the death of bin Laden and the
defeat and dismemberment of Al Qaeda impact the intelligence
assessments, partially based on, not only bin Laden but Al Qaeda
activity in Iraq that, not only never happened but was now known to
have been unable to happen?
How many "Pentagon Pundits," the retired
officers who sold their honor to send us to war for what is now
known to be domestic political dirty tricks and not national
security are culpable in these crimes?
I don't always agree with Col. Pappas on things.
I believe his politics overrule his judgment at times. However, we totally
agree on bin Laden, simply disagree with what it means.
To me lying and sending men to their deaths
based on lies is treason.
Falsifying military intelligence and spending billions on unnecessary
military operations for political reasons is an abomination. Consider this,
giving billions in contracts to GOP friends who fill campaign coffers, and
doing so based on falsified intelligence is insane. This was done for years.
We spent 8 years chasing a dead man, spending billions, sending FBI agents,
the CIA, Navy Seals, Marine Force Recon, Special Forces, many to their
deaths, as part of a political campaign to justify running American into
debt, enriching a pack of political cronies and war profiteers and to puff
up a pack of Pentagon peacocks and their Whitehouse draft dodging bosses.
How many laws were pushed thru because
of a dead man?
How many hundreds were tortured to find
a dead man?
How many hundreds died looking for a
How many billions were spent looking for
a dead man?
Every time Bush, Cheney and
Rumsfeld stood before troops and talked about hunting down the dead bin
Laden, it was a dishonor. Lying to men and women who put their lives
on the line is not a joke.
Who is going to answer to the families of those who died for the politics
and profit tied to the Hunt for Bin Laden?
The Magnificent Afghanistan
December 09, 2009
from YouTube Website
wake up texters, listen in
Uncle Sam's after more boogeymen
Dubya left Barack in a jam
Way over in Afghanistan
So drop dat i-Phone get a gun
We're gonna have a whole lotta fun
And it's one, two, three, four
What are we fighting for?
Not freedom or our fellow man
Next stop Afghanistan
And it's five, six, seven, eight
Open up those pearly gates
cause there ain't no need to wonder why
For oil we're all gonna die.
Come McChrystal let's move fast
Your big chance has come at last
Gotta kill all those towel heads
Though muslims aint who we should dread
Our robber barons now they're the ones
Who blew the Towers to kingdom come.
Come on Wall Street
Don't move so slow
Since 9-1-1 it's go-go-go.
There's plenty money to be made
Supply both sides with tools of da trade.
Just hope if they grab a bomb,
They drop it on Dick Cheney's lawn
Come on mothers throughout the land
Send your child to Afghanistan.
Come on fathers, don't hesitate,
Send 'em off before it's too late.
Be the first one on your block
To have your kid come home in a box.
Wave ba ba ba bye to the bus
Like Strummer said you're one of us
Cold water in your face
Brings to you back to this awful place
Wave bye bye
yeah wave bye bye
The Magnificent Afghanistan is
a song produced and performed by Johnny Punish. Lyrics by Bruce
Arnold. The lyrics are based on the song VIETNAM RAG by Country Joe
MacDonald. The melody is loosely based the song The Magnificent
Seven by The Clash.
It is dedicated to our U.S.
Veterans and active military who fight in Afghanistan, Pakistan for
the war U.S. President Barack Obama is about to expand.
With leaders like the now
deceased Benazir Bhutto gone from the scene, war is omnipresent and
this song is simply about The Magnificent Afghanistan.