Osama Bin Laden died eight years ago during the battle for Tora Bora in Afghanistan, either from a US bomb or from a serious kidney disease.
Or so the conspiracy theory goes.
The theory that has developed on the web since 9/11 is that US intelligence services are manufacturing the Bin Laden statements to create an evil bogeyman, to justify the so-called war on terror in Afghanistan, Iraq and back at home.
So is the world’s most wanted man still alive? No. I’m not sure where this information came from. Maybe at the time it’s what we wanted and hoped for, albeit less satisfying than 5/1/11…but there you have it.
So, let’s put that to rest and move on. al-Qaeda’s titular head is gone into Davy Jone’s locker. The heart and soul and charism of the organization is gone. The Islamic democracy movement has for the most part silenced the bin Ladenism. What about #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri? I wonder. What I have heard about him about him reminds me of Donald Trump, not a visionary and extremely arrogant. I can’t tell if he has the same hair as the Donald because of the turban.
and so it goes….