Democracy under Siege

May 9, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

President Barack Obama declared the alleged killing of Osama Bin Laden during the U.S. raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan a week ago with Presidential speech, statements and CIA director interviews raising more doubts due to incongruences pronouncing the inherent contradictory presentations thus far.

In the absence of evidence prior to and after the alleged shooting of Osama Bin Laden – an established CIA asset ‘died’ December 13, 2001 acknowledged by Pakistan Presidents and United States government as well as central intelligence forces,

Notwithstanding news articles confirming on Dec 26, 2001 that Osama Bin Laden is deceased.

Pakistan Observer reporting the death at the same time.

Prominent Egyptian newspaper Al-Wafd reported Osama Bin Laden’s death and the funeral rites. – Wednesday December 26, 2001:

Report – “Bin Laden Already Dead” and

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf  – ‘He died of Kidney failure.’

Israeli Intelligence in 2002 reiterated “Osama Bin Laden dead and all new videos are faked.”

Further, Osama Bin Laden kidney ailment and dialysis treatment were published and broadcast by U.S. New Channel – CBS news (presented in the blog post Featured Video).

Then the article By Anthony Simpson – The Guardian, Thursday 1 November 2001

“Two months before September 11 Osama Bin Laden flew to Dubai for 10 days for treatment at the American hospital, where he was visited by the local CIA agent, according to the French newspaper Le Figaro.”

In 2001 – the French newspaper Le Figaro is reported to have claimed per intelligence sources close to Osama Bin Laden that ‘Osama Bin Laden ordered kidney dialysis machine in 2000.”

Most relevantly  – According to The Telegraph,

By Toby Harnden in Washington, 12.01AM GMT 28 Dec, 2001

US casts doubt on Bin Laden’s latest message –

The recording was dismissed by the Bush administration yesterday –

“As sick propaganda possibly designed to mask the fact the al-Qa’eda leader was already dead.”

Osama Bin Laden death in 2001 was obviously well known among the intelligence, army, political and media circle – the conglomerate in control of the world affairs.

Now the question arises about the artful manipulation of facts, truth subversion to prolong foreign occupation and warfare not to mention the resurrection of Osama Bin Laden to life through fake videos and subsequent alleged death in the recently asserted American operation.

Most importantly, the Presidential discretion along with the key cabinet colleagues viz. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommendation defying the request to produce evidence in public matter is a dismissal of democracy.

As for the press and media commentary – ‘Osama Bin Laden Killed in U.S. raid’ is acceptance of the purported action made complex with operation conducted in deliberate blackout eliminating every possible image and statements lacking in credibility is suggestive of the privilege granted to the powerful political establishment regardless,

While such benefit of the doubt not extended to mainstream population in a democratic society.

Ref; The Thursday, May 05, 2011

Osama Bin Laden dead: Black out during raid on Bin Laden compound

“The head of the CIA admitted yesterday that there was no live video footage of the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound as further doubts emerged about the US version of events.

Leon Panetta director of the CIA revealed that there was a 25 minute blackout during which the live feed from cameras mounted on the helmets of the US Special Forces was cut off.

A photograph released by the White House appeared to show the President and his aides in the situation room watching the action as it unfolded.  In fact they had little knowledge of what was happening in the compound.

In the interview with PBS, Mr. Panetta said “Once those teams went into the compound I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20-25 minutes where they really didn’t know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense moments as we were waiting for information.”

Complacency and complicity are the major threats to democracy promoting abuse of power at the helm expected to epitomize transparency rather than refuting reality especially in the purely circumstantial based operation as revealed by the CIA director Leon Panetta resulting in loss of lives.

More details in this context will be presented shortly.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant


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