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Former CIA Agent Publicly States: Osama bin Laden Died Five Years Ago

The only thing the man ever did was deny involvement in 911.

Former U.S. Agent says Osama bin Laden Died Five Years Ago
Former U.S. Agent says Osama bin Laden Died Five Years Ago

(SALEM / TEHRAN) - Long before the dramatic "killing" of Usama bin Laden by U.S. Navy SEAL's in Pakistan, I wrote about the impossibility of the man being alive.

First and foremost, and this is common knowledge; he was suffering from kidney failure and required dialysis treatments to stay alive. This complicated medical procedure, we are supposed to believe, according to the Obama account, had been taking place in a cave and then this house in Pakistan, while the man had an extraordinary price tag of $25 million U.S. on his head in a poverty ridden and diverse country.

The most difficult part to accept, is nobody calling the Americans ever, until the highly touted Obama operation, to cash in on the deal. It is very hard to believe, and there is a long list of men who look like him in the Middle east; a long list.

And to consider that Obama is no better; using this fictional story to boost the current U.S. President's popularity just before reelection. In this act, Obama pulled a Bush. He preyed upon the moral decency of people who would never believe their national elected leaders would lie to them in this way.

For the record, I do not believe that the U.S. Navy Sailors who participated in that mission into Pakistan as part of a SEAL team, are any direct part of this.

Of course the changing images of this terrorist over the years... that was another priceless part of this U.S. concocted plan to take this nation to war in the Middle east.

What red blooded American is comfortable making this point besides myself and a handful of other writers? Yet I ask, how can anyone miss the extraordinary timing of bin Laden's 'appearances' that mysteriously manifested supposedly through Al Jazeera? Every time Bush was sweating it or needing to move some political item, there was bin Laden threatening "our freedoms" and what a crock it all is.

The only thing the man ever did was deny involvement in 911. His words were carried by major media and we have published them many times; they are published below, along with the FBI wanted poster for him that had no reference to 911 whatsoever.

New Revelation

After writing about this seemingly in vain, I am not shocked to learn that a former agent of the CIA reveals that "al-Qaeda leader" Osama bin Laden died of natural causes five years before the US announced his death. The scoop comes from Press TV and FARS News Agency as well as The Nation in Pakistan:

The politician was talking to Russia’s Channel One, Turkish News reported.

"In September of 1992 I was in Chechnya, that’s when I first met the man whose name was Bin Laden. This meeting took place in a two-story house in the city of Grozny; on the top floor was a family of Gamsakhurdia, the Georgian president, who then was kicked out of his country. We met on the bottom floor; Osama lived in the same building," said Berkan Yashar.

CIA gave him the name Abubakar, according to Channel One. According to Berkan, after that trip Chechen nationals appeared in Osama bin Laden’s circle. Berkan Yashar emphasized that they did not participate “directly in the terror bombings.” He added, “They protected bin Laden, it was his choice because he trusted them entirely, and knew that they would never betray.”

Berkan revealed some astonishing when asked about bin Laden’s death in Pakistan on May 2 last year. He said: “Even if the entire world believed I could not possibly believe it.” “I personally know the Chechens who protected him, they are Sami, Mahmood, and Ayub, and they were with him until the very end. I remember that day very well, there were three sixes in it: 26 June 2006. These people, as well as two others from London and two Americans, all seven of them, saw him dead. He was very ill, he was skin and bones, very thin, and they washed him and buried him.”

He said “only three Chechens buried him, according to his will” in the mountains on the Pakistan-Afghan border. “There was no assault. I know the American operations from the inside: they find the grave, dig out bin Laden and tell everyone about this. They need to show how technologically the security services worked, how each step was controlled, and then present it as a great victory to show that taxpayers are not paying taxes for nothing.”

“I was the first one who announced the date of his death in November of 2008 at a conference in Washington, not naming any names, and it looks like it was when the Americans began to track my contacts,” he said.

According to him, the last security he saw was Sami, who was abducted by the CIA before bin Laden was declared killed and most likely it was Sami who disclosed to them the exact place of burial in the mountains on the Pakistan-Afghan border.

Washington announced on May 2, 2011 that Bin Laden was killed by US forces in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

The lack of transparency over bin Laden's death has cast further doubt over the announcement.

Salon's June Bombshell

And it was just last month, that published what we referred to as a bombshell of a report about how the Bush Administration was claiming budgetary issues, while planning high dollar contractor deals to establish a drone program.

Over 120 CIA documents concerning 9/11, Osama bin Laden and counterterrorism were published today for the first time, having been newly declassified and released to the National Security Archive. The documents were released after the NSA pored through the footnotes of the 9/11 Commission and sent Freedom of Information Act requests.

The material contains much new information about the hunt before and after 9/11 for bin Laden, the development of the drone campaign in AfPak, and al-Qaida’s relationship with America’s ally, Pakistan. Perhaps most damning are the documents showing that the CIA had bin Laden in its cross hairs a full year before 9/11 — but didn’t get the funding from the Bush administration White House to take him out or even continue monitoring him. The CIA materials directly contradict the many claims of Bush officials that it was aggressively pursuing al-Qaida prior to 9/11, and that nobody could have predicted the attacks. “I don’t think the Bush administration would want to see these released, because they paint a picture of the CIA knowing something would happen before 9/11, but they didn’t get the institutional support they needed,” says Barbara Elias-Sanborn, the NSA fellow who edited the materials.

Let’s start there. In 2000 and 2001, the CIA began using Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Afghanistan. “The idea of using UAVs originated in April 2000 as a result of a request from the NSC’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism to the CIA and the Department of Defense to come up with new ideas to go after the terrorists in Afghanistan,” a 2004 document summarizes. The Pentagon approved the plan for surveillance purposes.

(From Tim King's article: Bombshell: Newly Released CIA Documents Prove Bush Could have Killed Bin Laden; Prevented 911)

Years of Speculation

I have speculated that his end probably came in 2001; when U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan and worked with the Northern Alliance to take the Taliban out of control, something which obviously did not a have a lasting affect.

What we know about bin Laden is simple:

  • As a Mujaheddin leader, he helped bring about the end of America's staunchest Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union.
  • Usama bin Laden was slowly dying from kidney failure prior to 2001.
  • He allegedly lived in a cave and then a Pakistani house with a several million dollar price tag on his head.
  • Residents of Abbottabad, Pakistan, who lived in the neighborhood for years- expressed serious doubt over his existence there.
  • His image and name were used multiple times by the Bush administration to raise and adjust the (color-coded) 'terror level' in America.

That is what we know, along with the fact that bin Laden clearly and unequivocally denied having any involvement in the U.S. terrorist attacks.

In his statement from 2001, bin Laden said:"The U.S. government has consistently blamed me for being behind every occasion its enemies attack it.

"I would like to assure the world that I did not plan the recent attacks, which seems to have been planned by people for personal reasons."

"I have been living in the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan and following its leaders' rules. The current leader does not allow me to exercise such operations."

From: Bin Laden says he wasn't behind attacks - CNN

We also know that the Taliban offered to hand bin Laden over to U.S. authorities if they could simply demonstrate his complicity with 911, back when all of this began.

It didn't happen, Bush rejected the plan, he never cared about catching bin Laden and he said as much; he cared about using the man's name and image to start a new round of the crusades and with this bloody idea, Bush had great success.

From the Guardian UK 14 October 2001:

President George Bush rejected as "non-negotiable" an offer by the Taliban to discuss turning over Osama bin Laden if the United States ended the bombing in Afghanistan.

Returning to the White House after a weekend at Camp David, the president said the bombing would not stop, unless the ruling Taliban "turn [bin Laden] over, turn his cohorts over, turn any hostages they hold over."

He added, "There's no need to discuss innocence or guilt. We know he's guilty". In Jalalabad, deputy prime minister Haji Abdul Kabir - the third most powerful figure in the ruling Taliban regime -

Jalalabad military base in Afghanistan where bin Laden was located
during the war against the Soviets. photo by Tim King

told reporters that the Taliban would require evidence that Bin Laden was behind the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US, but added: "we would be ready to hand him over to a third country".

From: Bush rejects Taliban offer to hand Bin Laden over - Guardian UK

I've been to Jalabad, I have seen the places bin Laden called home, and I have talked to many people in Afghanistan who can tell you all about the Taliban, a very real organized force that has been actively fighting the U.S. for a decade, but nobody in Afghanistan seems to know anything about 'al Qaeda' which is actually a name given to an operation in the 1980's to fund bin Laden and other resistance fighters in Afghanistan, who were in the process of defeating the Russian invaders. did the world a real service by publishing information proving conclusively that George W. Bush had zero interest in bin Laden after former President Bill Clinton tried very hard to take him out of existence. The full truth is that Bush killed the program to hunt bin Laden when he was in our gun sights, before 911. Think about that for a moment... could killing bin Laden have been the death of the Bush/Cheney 911 attacks?

(From Tim King's June 2012 article: Bombshell: Newly Released CIA Documents Prove Bush Could have Killed Bin Laden; Prevented 911)

Man of Many Faces

From the 09 September 2007 article: bin Laden appearance overshadows APEC - Newswatch

It is important to bear in mind, that this man was not wanted in connected with the attacks that happened on U.S. soil 11 Sept. 2001. A statement was released by bin Laden immediately after the attacks stating that he had nothing to do with the U.S. attacks. He was not an 'al Qaida leader', he was involved in its founding, with the CIA, in a joint U.S./Mujaheddin operation to defeat the Soviets.

He was a friend of America. In fact, bin Laden was one of the chief men behind the actual defeat of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan and the subsequent collapse of Communism! This was America's hardcore Cold War nemesis and where is the appreciation for what the resistance fighters like bin Laden accomplished? We always kill political leaders who were previously our friends. He was one of them. For a good look at that subject, read: Great American Heroes: Ho Chi Minh, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden

Don't get me wrong, I think bin Laden was a fundamentalist terrorist also, but he became a threat to the U.S. after the first Bush decided to burn billions of taxpayer dollars to have a glorious little war that led to the slaughter of retreating Iraqi troops, called 'Desert Storm'. As the warlord Mujaheddin leader, Usama bin Laden wanted to fight Saddam Hussein's forces and not involve the west. That is what turned him against us, otherwise the west had not been a factor to him.

Israel, Please, No More Bin Laden Tapes, Nobody is Buying It!

This is reportedly a CIA operation that led to the 'death' of bin Laden so many years after the United States attacked Afghanistan in 2001.

MSNBC reports that, "Details of the death were sparse".

CNN's Wolf Blitzer reported that he was killed in a mansion outside Islamabad, the Pakistani capital.

Just remember that we have taken this apart; so has the BBC and other groups.

Over the years, the appearance and sound of Usama bin Laden, who is often referred to as 'Osama' bin Laden has changed, his hairline and hair color have changed, he was at one point appearing dramatically younger after it was documented that he was terribly ill back in 2000.

It is again, extremely important to note that bin Laden was never listed as a suspect in the attacks on the United States.

The FBI wanted poster, as shown in this new condensed format, thanks to the FBI, makes absolutely no reference to 911. It seems fair after what we are told, that he would at least have his name on it with the feds.

This image and description are on the FBI Website at the time of this writing:

Al Qaida was created by the CIA as a covert operation to arm and fund the Afghan rebels during the Soviet invasion of their country. It became the buzz word of U.S. politicians but there is no structured group of this name, unlike the Taliban.

The U.S. has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, so they say, but for those of us who have examined this story with a critical eye, and in my case by actually being in Afghanistan and talking to many people in the affected areas; it seems like political grandstanding.

So do they have kidney dialysis machines in Pakistan that are always easy to access without revealing your identity... as bin Laden?

The following is from my report in the summer of 2007:

When I was in Afghanistan last winter, I had many opportunities to talk to Afghan citizens there about bin Laden, and learn their bottom line thoughts on this man that by so many accounts, is a dedicated enemy of the west

What I was told my many people there is that bin Laden represents an extremely pure interpretation of Islam to most Afghan people. Osama bin Laden is not an Afghan, he is Saudi Arabian. His family is still fighting lawsuits and claims that they cut him off 14 years ago from his share of his father's inheritance. A bin Laden spokesman in Saudi Arabia also formally denounced Osama recently.

The people of Afghanistan believe that turning bin Laden in to the U.S. or Coalition military would be a bit like Americans turning over James Baker to the United Nations. Even if he is a crook, he is still tauted by the religious community as a spiritual leader, and so is bin Laden. The Taliban are Afghanistan's "religious right" in fact, placing doctrine over public policy at every bend in the road.

(This is from a report that I produced after returning from Afghanistan in 2007. Afghanistan: Is Osama bin Laden Alive and Well? (VIDEO) - Tim King

(From Tim King's report: Osama Bin Laden's Death Claimed, But How Does One Kill a Corpse?)

The 'bin Laden death' is a reelection move for Barack Obama; I shudder to think that he knows the truth. Former CIA Agent Berkan Yashar has brought forward a story that is not going to disappear.

Tim King: Editor and Writer

Tim King has more than twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. Tim is's Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he's covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980's.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a 'Good Neighbor Award' for his reporting, by the The Red Cross.

Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu

In a personal capacity, Tim has written 2,026 articles as of March 2012 for since the new format. Serving readers with news from all over the globe, Tim's life is literally encircled by the endless news flow published by, where more than 100 writers contribute stories from 23+ countries and regions.

Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label 'terrorist' is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tense of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel's destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide. You can write to Tim at this address: Visit Tim's Facebook page (




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geral July 26, 2012 11:19 am (Pacific time)

The fbi/cia/dod global crime and mass murder spree spawns more carnage everywhere.



23 Sep 2011 @ 13:46, by Geral W. Sosbee

A nation and its people who deliberately engage in the systematic conquest, subjugation, torture, imprisonment and killing of others must by the laws of physics and divine nature have the same calamities delivered upon themselves.

Human beings have "no difficulty in exterminating one another to the last man." Sigmund Freud
(Civilization and Its Discontents, 1930)

Intro: The fbi spent 10 million dollars over a decade to violently prevent me from reporting their crimes. Today many refuse to acknowledge that the police state is the enemy of mankind and that all people globally refuse to accept tyranny in any form.

Mass murder is spawned by fbi/cia/dod.

Incompetence of police/fbi plus corruption lead to ongoing disasters:


Reporters dare not report this news:
See the evidence that the United States of America, through torture and the *threat of torture, seeks to reduce mankind to a trembling, fearful species as may be needed to control earth and space.Some of us refuse to surrender.


Reporters routinely hide from the public the evidence of true atrocities committed by the fbi/cia globally; thus, petty complaints now regarding 'reporters privilege' are hypocritical.


The fbi/Mafia serial killers (hit men) are homicidal sociopaths and are often in the witness protection program; the fbi learns from them how the mafia uses violent, deadly and inhumane practices against Targets.
In order to understand the emergence of the fbi/MAFIA phenomenon one may consider the following:

One may also list characteristics that the members of the fbi clan share in common with the MAFIA.

fbi and MAFIA Must:

remain loyal to group and its values.

use violence:


engage in widespread criminal activity:

hysterically seek limelight:

demonstrate 'no fear' and that they are the meanest and toughest in the world:

take decisive action against anyone who breaks ranks:

In summary,
no more heinous cowards have been hatched and nourished by the USA than the clandestine assassins of the fbi and cia.


PS: fbi intensifies DEW attacks after the above report is posted.

Syed Saghir Hussain July 23, 2012 1:53 am (Pacific time)

Editor: Your message came in blank, please resubmit.

Anonymous July 22, 2012 11:35 am (Pacific time)

Having read the comments, and the below one by the editor sure spells out the weakness of the 911 conspiratists--"Editor: If you want to see credentialed 911 activists visit 911 Architects and Engineers; there is no shortage of highly educated people who share this view, and there are many intelligent human beings who did not complete the formal education process. If you think that makes or breaks a person you are a fool." There are many misguided people out there, but from what I believe the commenter was saying was the average 911 truther has no formal education. It has been my experience that the least educated think they know more than the well-educated (not the moronic affirmative-action degree'd), but the real educated people who generally have at least learned to think in critical terms. The poorly educated are led by their emotions and their lack of understanding how that weakens their ability to see the world in a rational way. Of course they can never accept their lack of ability so they get pugnacious. They generally have had unsuccessful lives, as I'm sure the quoted editor has experienced. I have looked around the wire services, and salem-news is not picked up by anyone, suffice your stories and opinions are utterly irrelevant, as is the existence of Iran and that sumphole's supporters.

Editor: You are so damned funny,, you try to force a non-believable story down people's throats when it makes no sense, so much for critical thinking, you don't even know what that means, I think your parents wasted a lot of money on your 'formal' (ha ha) education.  Tell them sadly it just didn't work in your case.

Anonymous July 21, 2012 6:32 pm (Pacific time)

Ralph part of the Law School process includes heaping dosages of crtical thinking and weighing evidence...I see very few, actually none, of my former classmates who buy into the 911 conspiracy nonsense. On the other hand, those who never finished a college degree make-up the majority of these misguided boomerangs.

Editor:  If you want to see credentialed 911 activists visit 911 Architects and Engineers; there is no shortage of highly educated people who share this view, and there are many intelligent human beings who did not complete the formal education process.  If you think that makes or breaks a person you are a fool.

Ralph E. Stone July 21, 2012 7:59 am (Pacific time)

Ah, everyone loves a conspiracy theory. Some of them are even true. The people who promote the conspiracy theories concerning when bin Laden died have been referred to by bloggers and mainstream media as "deathers." or "proofers." At least everyone agrees that Osama bin Laden is dead.

Anonymous July 20, 2012 2:44 pm (Pacific time)

Tim, good call.  I suspect Salem-News will really make it onto the map before long, you are succeeding with the mission of truth, never be dissuaded!  

Anonymous July 20, 2012 2:37 pm (Pacific time)

The NAVY SEALS had NOTHING to do with the osama lie. In fact, they complained and most of them are dead now. Remember the helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan killing Navy Seals? Guess which Navy Seals? No, most of marines, seals etc are good people who are awesome, but they are taking orders from the wrong people. The Navy Seals and Marines are awesome and I wish they would come home to protect the American people from the real terrorists..The bankers. In fact, the National Guard, Marines, Seals are all being sent abroad because the bankers fear them here in the U.S. WHile hiring low life low IQ TSA agents..This happend in Nazi Germany, and its the same tactic. Tim stands up for the Marines, I stand up for the Navy seals, and we both stand together.

Anonymous July 20, 2012 7:24 am (Pacific time)

Josh, I think more than the lack of "logic" is they are simply afraid. They are brainwashed into thinking government protects them and looks out for them, and if they accepted the truth it would shatter their world. They would have to learn how to become independent etc..Look up "stockholm syndrom"... I am not saying this is true with your family, or everyone, but I think it is overall correct.

Anonymous July 20, 2012 7:20 am (Pacific time)

Now, if people only knew that the same way 911 was planned to continue their world empire building, and their ever expanding police state control, that they are doing the same thing with the economy. Their endgame is not far off, and it will make 911 look like a cake walk. All intentionally planned. I tell you, the bankers, and the banker controlled politicians are not very nice people. The push for people to go to college? Loans, and congress voted that skool loans can not be filed for via bankruptcy. You are now owned, because there are no jobs to pay the loan. 50+ million on food stamps? They are now owned, along with tens of millions of others on disability, welfare, etc. etc. etc. All planned for a total orwellian takeover of the U.S. 911 was just a prelude. Tim, thanks for your continued efforts exposing the fibs about 911...Sorry if I got a little off topic.

Anonymous July 20, 2012 6:48 am (Pacific time)

You think members of congress will ask for an investigation? Or maybe they have more intel than the typical conspiracy loons. Many of the Seal Team #6 have retired and are actively campaigning against Obama, so calling him a liar would aid their goals, so why are they not doing that? It's because they killed him, and know it. There are probably over one billion people who would lie to the world about Osama, so who you gonna believe? People who fight our enemies, or those whose endgame is to destroy our way of life via a global sharia law? For some of you, it doesn't matter...

Tim King: Keep those blinders in place, and please don't suggest that about the SEAL team, I am trying to give those guys some credit for not being part of this stupid illusion.  You are incapable of understanding how stupid the story is that you follow and adhere to like glue.  Look at your own, look at the guy in Colorado last night, just an all American kid from San Diego right?  You see it doesn't take your religious paranoia for people to be murdered. 

Anonymous July 20, 2012 4:30 am (Pacific time)

Wow news flash: everybody knew he was dead. Obama played a nice game to get his ratings up. Why would they throw the dead body in to the sea? In ever death the body will be examined. But no, not BinLaden. And off course Obama had to get rid of the forces who did the raid. I believe that Obama was responsible for the death of all the Navy Seals, to make sure they kept their mouth shut. Why was there no investigation about the death of the soldiers? Every small incident will be investigated, but not this one. Kinda funny. If I would be the family member of one of the soldiers I would demand an investigation and get Obama for the murder of all these brave soldiers. But because we live in a Banana Republic, nothing will be done about it. That's just what you get if you have a bunch of whores running this Government, worse who get paid off to work against the people. Welcome to the land where the people are the sheeple.

Editor: Amen

Josh Akers July 19, 2012 10:04 pm (Pacific time)

I know I'm not alone when i say DHHHHH. I believe I speak for everyone who studies the truth. 911 truth forever! I will never give an Inch of mental ground to a liar, or a person who believes in corporate media like FOX or CABLE . I love my family but they will probably never know the truth. I am shattered and sad but I know they love the truth too. They have never had enough logic to see it

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