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Date: 08-11-11
Hour: 1
3:00: Joel Skousen – World Affairs Brief
Hour: 2
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World Affairs Brief, Aug 12, 2011 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World. Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com)


CT Campbell provided a short review of the implausible US version of events: “A review of the problems with the story is simply incredible. The lack of any tangible evidence, the massive changes to the official story that came out in the days immediately following the raid all add up to something being very wrong. No Shootout, no wives used as human shields, no wives or children taken into custody have been produced, no video of the raid, the White House did not watch the raid live as originally indicated. Now, as many predicted, the people we are told took part in the raid are all gone as a result of a recent helicopter crash. We were then told the UBL [Usama Bin Laden] body was immediately buried at sea and we have almost instantaneous DNA results that it was him.. No pictures of UBL’s body are released, under the excuse they would instill hatred for America. Not only do we see no UBL body, we see no captive wives or children, we have no seal team members to give their accounts in disguises to conceal their identity and never will after the recent helicopter crash in Afghanistan. In the days that follow, we do get some photos of the people we are told were killed inside the residence.”

Now there exists much more specific witness testimony that directly contradicts the US version of events. Paul Craig Roberts brought to the attention of the world an important Pakistani National TV interview with Muhammad Bashir, who lives next door to the alleged compound of Osama bin Laden.

“In Bashir’s account, every member of the landing party and anyone brought from the house died when the helicopter exploded on lift-off. Here are the key points Bashir made in the interview[all key statements put in chronological order and edited for brevity]:

Muhammad Bashir: The events that happened are thus; we were awake, we were not asleep.
Reporter: Where were you standing when this happened?
Muhammad Bashir: Inside the house, on top of the roof, I was not in the house, just on top of the (flat) roof, lying down on the roof, lying and watching this and what was happening.
A Helicopter came, and circled and dropped some people there… after that, the helicopter returned and went back.

Reporter: How many people were they?
Muhammad Bashir: They were ten, twelve people. After that it left and for approximately 20 minutes, there behind us, on those mountains, it kept going around, the top of the mountains.
After 20 minutes, it returned. When it returned, at that time there were TWO more helicopters arrived but didn’t land. One came from the West and one came from the North.

Reporter: There was only ONE helicopter?
Muhammad Bashir: Only ONE helicopter, that dropped its passengers…. The people who were dropped from the craft… That walkway…that…where our gates are…they banged them hard…and shouted…don’t come out…don’t do this, don’t do that, if you come out you will be shot..we will do this, we will do that, all the people who were dropped, all of them spoke Pashtu (Afgahni Language) – Pashtun!

Reporter: Who were these people?
Muhammad Bashir: This I do not know! Those who were dropped from the craft (helicopter), those people.
Reporter: somebody else told me — that they spoke Pashtu.
Muhammad Bashir: They WERE Pashtun! we do not know if they were working for the Americans, we do not know if they were working for Pakistan, we do not know if they were army people or civilian, what people, BUT they SPOKE PASHTU!, [Later Bashir hypothesizes that they could be Americans speaking Pashtu: “agents can speak all sorts of languages. It could be that it is the American army and they could speak Pashtu and the people would think that it is our own people.”] The SAME [helo] returned to pick the people and there was an explosion within it. ONE helicopter landed down here, the second helicopter came from above and went towards Mansera. It did not land. No second helicopter landed! When it [the first helo] approached for landing, there was an explosion within it and there was fire within it, immediately, we came out… the helicopter was on fire, it was burning. They are saying we killed Osama here. After that, they picked him up and took him away. – how did they do this? This, what we are thinking [since witnesses saw the only Helo that landed explode and burn!].

Reporter: How did you get inside? (the compound)
Muhammad Bashir: the gate was open, when there was fire, the gate was open [doesn’t sound like a secure compound for Osama].

Reporter: You came from upstairs to downstairs?
Muhammad Bashir: I came down, from my own house into the gulley [Gulley is (in Urdu) a sidewalk or pavement between two houses], I didn’t go alone inside the other house, 200 other people went inside! Everybody saw it!
Reporter: All 200 saw the dead bodies?
Muhammad Bashir: Everybody saw this. Whoever went inside they saw everything!

Reporter: In the helicopter… you saw dead people?
Muhammad Bashir: We saw dead people… This, we could not count, within the compound there was fire. The gate was open, we entered the gate, at that time the Army had not arrived. When the helicopter exploded, it scattered everywhere, one piece fell over there, one fell here, one here, a lot of pieces fell in the gulley outside, they reached up to the gulley and our house and also some pieces managed to reach onto my roof. so, the area of the open space there (in front of the house) is about four Kanal in size. It is a very large compound. You cannot see all of it from one location. After that, about twenty minutes later the Army arrived, the police arrived. They moved all of us back… when the army arrived, they moved all the people back. Move aside, move aside! So we moved aside. Then they closed the area down.

Reporter: Tell me; two helicopters came, lifted and took the rest of the people?
Muhammad Bashir: No — they did not take the rest of the people, because they did not even land, One came from the West and it left towards the North, the one that came from the North, left towards the South. They did not land!

Reporter: where was your cousin [who reportedly grew vegetables inside the compound]?
Muhammad Bashir: My cousin was at that time in the house.
Reporter: Did he go with you?
Muhammad Bashir: He was with me, but I did not notice when he was picked up.
Reporter: Has he returned yet?
Muhammad Bashir: Yes, he has returned. They picked him up and took him away.
Reporter: What is he saying?
Muhammad Bashir: I have not met him yet, he is at home they will not let him come out, we are not allowed to visit him, they will not let him come out. [End]

Paul Craig Roberts comments: “Bashir’s cousin is the person who, according to the reporter had a vegetable garden inside the wall of the alleged bin Laden compound. Is it likely that with a hunted and dangerous person hiding within, locals would be permitted to have vegetable gardens inside the compound?

“Readers can arrive at their own conclusions. It seems clear that under intense pressure and serious threats from the US government, the Pakistani government fell in line with the US government’s claim that a commando raid had killed bin Laden and all had returned safely, and that the TV news organization also got the message to get in line.

“It is likely that the many witnesses who observed the dead from the helicopter crash have been warned to keep quiet. However, a news organization, should one be so inclined, could certainly interview Bashir and the 200 others who saw the dead bodies…. I am confident that no news organization believes that it could confront such an important US national myth in this way. OBL’s death will remain one of those many ‘truths’ that rest on nothing but the government’s word.”

I find particularly disturbing Bashir’s comments about the inserted team speaking fluent Pashtu. Navy Seals are not linguists, as agents may be. They may be trained with a few words or phrases but hardly enough to pass off as native speakers to another native. The whole story about this being a CIA operation which was secret from the Pakistani army is blown wide open by this testimony. It is obvious that a lot of people in Abbottabad and in the Pakistani army know that the US story is totally fabricated–but they are being silenced.

Is There a Link to Recent Deaths of the Same Navy Seal Team? There are some strange contradictions in the highly publicized crash of an Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan that supposedly included the very members of Seal Team 6 that allegedly captured and killed Osama bin Laden. How convenient.

1) If, as Mr. Bashir has testified, no Navy SEALs survived the special ops helo crash in Abbottabad, the government would need to falsify their deaths later in order to be able to explain to the Seal Team families why their hero husbands were never coming home.

2) It would also mean that Obama’s visit to Fort Campbell, Ky did not occur in front of the actual Seal Team Six, but their larger unit. The fact that Obama showed up with cameras rolling at the return of the bodies from the recent crash indicates that this is a continuation of the big lie.

3) Seal Team Six has its own special ops stealth helicopters and doesn’t normally fly on Army choppers. Why was this SEAL Team inserted onto an Army reserve transport helicopter and mixed with other military operations?

4). The US government claims it has killed the two who shot down the CH-47. I’d like to know just how you could know that unless you were controlling that shoot down operation. That shows that either they are lying or complicity. Either one is bad.

5) The government is already changing its story about who was on the doomed helicopter. According to CNN, “The Pentagon will put the death toll of Navy Seals in last weekend’s downing of a helicopter in Afghanistan at 17, [instead of 22]. Officials say further information that has come in also indicates that not all of the SEALs were assigned to a top-secret Naval unit as they originally said. [Only] 15 were SEALs belonging to the top-secret unit that conducted the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. Two others were SEALs assigned to a regular Naval special operations unit. Five additional Navy personnel were so-called conventional forces with particular specialties who regularly worked with the SEALs. One official said that included a dog handler and some communications specialists. The other eight U.S. troops killed were three Air Force forward air controllers and five Army helicopter crew members. Multiple military officials had said for days there were 22 SEALs among the dead, and all were members of the same overall unit that killed Bin Laden.”

Let me tell you as a former military pilot that there is written manifest for every flight containing the names of every person on board when setting out from a regular base of operations. There is no way the military could have been “confused” about who was on board. Someone is scrambling to coordinate whoever is supposed to be dead from those who are not dead.

Here’s a partial analysis from Infowars.com: “The government admits that a super secret helicopter did crash during the OBL raid but says no one died; our intel is different. We predicted that the spin doctors would stage a crash or when a real crash took place that they would say the SEALs died then. This is a old trick that governments all over the world have been caught pulling in the past.

“Mainstream sources are seizing upon claims that the Taliban took credit for downing the helicopter, but that means nothing. Media instantly ran reports that al Qaeda was responsible for the bombing & shootings in Norway; moreover, anyone on a message board can make such claims.”

CT Campbell concludes, “We may never know the true story. If I were to guess, someone got off a lucky shot against the helicopter or there was an accidental explosion of ordinance onboard. Since this whole thing IMO was designed to boost Obama’s declining ratings and status, they could not come out with the truth that it had ended in a colossal mess. The recent crash of the helicopter in Afghanistan may have been staged to provide a cover story and give closure and release of bodies for people killed months ago. It might also have been used to eliminate any witnesses who survived the debacle.”

Naturally, the government has poured on the propaganda about why this terrible crash should not deter our resolve to stay in Afghanistan. Pepe Escobar noted that “After the Wardak hit, new Pentagon chief Leon Panetta came up with the usual ‘stay the course’ in Afghanistan speech while corporate media regurgitated that ‘all foreign combat troops are scheduled to leave by the end of 2014’ – when everyone knows the Pentagon will never roll over, die and accept that kind of exit.

“What Wardak will do is to bolster the Pentagon’s case that the government in Kabul is mightily unprepared to maintain security across the country – no matter the fact that the majority of Afghans want foreigners out, for good. While the White House/Pentagon are singing their remixed version of The Clash’s ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’, all the Taliban have to do is wait and see, in silence. They know that Kabul taking over national security will only bolster their strategic position.”

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