Bragging About Killing Osama bin Laden: Old Blowbacks and New


A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

President Obama, like the joker in the White House before him, owes Osama bin Laden for making him appear sufficiently lethal-minded. But it was U.S. the alliance with Islamic Jihad in Afghanistan that, ultimately, made “Osama bin Laden became, arguably, the most recognizable face on the planet.” Then came the “blowback,” when the “Americans found they could not control the Islamic forces they had unleashed.” The U.S. once again aligns itself with jihadis against Syria – and another blowback is coming.


Bragging About Killing Osama bin Laden: Old Blowbacks and New

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

The U.S. is back in the business of encouraging Islamic holy war.”

President Obama made a surprise flight to Afghanistan to sign an agreement to keep U.S. troops in that country after 2014, but the real purpose of the trip was to once again dance on the grave of Osama bin Laden. Of course, bin Laden has no gravesite, his body having been dumped into the Indian Ocean after his execution. But the ghost of bin Laden is as politically useful to President Obama as the living and breathing bin Laden was to George Bush. One year after U.S. Navy Seals carried out Obama’s orders to kill the unarmed al Qaida leader, rather than capture him, the president used the Afghan agreement as another excuse to strut around like a Wild West sheriff – the top gun on the planet. That’s worth a lot of votes, and the Republicans are jealous.

If there were such a thing as mass journalism in the United States, the anniversary of bin Laden’s demise would have been an occasion to ponder what might have been learned, had U.S. troops not blown his brains out. A live bin Laden might well have been eager to recall his close collaboration with the Americans back in the 1980s, when worldwide Islamic jihad grew from a small start-up venture to a multi-billion dollar enterprise through the funding of the United States and Saudi Arabia. The Americans and Saudis were the fat cats that provided the cash, the weapons, the logistics, and the propaganda that ultimately drew hundreds of thousands of Muslims to wage holy war against Afghanistan’s leftist government and its Soviet backers. Bin Laden got in on the ground floor of an emerging American geopolitical strategy: to forge a firm military and political alliance with the most backward, reactionary forces in the Arab world – the Saudis and their filthy rich royal cousins in the Persian Gulf.

Bin Laden got in on the ground floor of an emerging American geopolitical strategy.”

Then came the “blowback.” The Americans found they could not control the Islamic forces they had unleashed. Osama bin Laden became, arguably, the most recognizable face on the planet. The United States, which had acted as both midwife and sugar daddy to the global jihadi movement – had called them “freedom fighters” – only a few years before, declared bin Laden and his acolytes the scourges of the earth, deserving instant death. That’s the ritual Obama was performing in front of the troops in Afghanistan.

But it’s all a sham, because the truth is, the U.S. is back in the business of encouraging Islamic holy war. Terrified by the Arab Spring, Obama rushed into the arms of the only Arabs Wall Street and the Pentagon can trust: the Saudis, Qataris and the other rich royal criminals of the Gulf. Their answer to the upheaval in the Arab world was to wage unprovoked war against Libya, using mainly Islamists fighters – including some whom the U.S. had previously pursued as terrorists. The Libyan jihadis are now joined with their Islamist brethren from throughout the region in a war against Syria, bankrolled by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The Americans doubtless think they are in control of events in the Mideast and North Africa, but the jihadis know better. The Arab world wants the U.S. and the Europeans out of their countries. That certainly includes the jihadis – who are glad to take the West’s weapons, but have dedicated their lives to a Higher Power whose address is not London, Paris or New York. The Mother of All Blowbacks is coming. And when those jihadis turn on the Americans, Washington will have no place else to go.

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Are u sure that was bin laden? I sure wasn't able 2 I.d. Him :O)

If that really was him, then we would have to believe that a U.S. puppet state was able to "hide" him for 11 years.

I am so dying for both sides to slip up and inadvertently force the issue of "trutherism" into the debate.

Video: "9/11, False Flags, and Black Ops: An Evening of Debate with David Frum, Jonathan Kay, and Webster Tarpley."

A debate was held on conspiracy theories, specifically the truth behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The participants were Jonathan Kay, author of "Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground", and Webster Tarpley, self-described 9/11 Truth Scholar and one of the people featured in Mr. Kay's book. Mr. Tarpley's view of the September 2001 attacks appears in his book "9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA". The debate was moderated by David Frum, who was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002. Each author made a presentation, during which Mr. Tarpley included video, and then they responded to questions from members of the audience.

I Question Everything We've Been Told RE Bin Laden / Al-Qaeda..

Since the1998 Africa Embassy Bombings. BUT- Especially since 9-11! David Ray Griffin did a piece a couple of yrs ago, where he gave a strong circumstantial case that Bin-Laden most likely died, from chronic kidney disease [or possibly was KIA in Tora Bora], by mid Dec 2001 [see ].

Consider That: When They killed  Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq [NOTE: They LIED about how he was killed], they arrogantly & ghoulishly displayed & gloated over his body! - When They killed Saddam's 2 son's, they arrogantly  & ghoulishly displayed & gloated over their bodies! - When they lynched Saddam [NOTE: They LIED about how he was captured] they arrogantly & ghoulishly displayed & gloated over his body! - When they lynched Khadaffi last yrthey arrogantly & ghoulishly displayed & gloated over his body!

So when they supposedly killed the most hated & demonized phantom menace of the past decade [IE: Bin Laden] - what do they claim they did w his body??? They claim they performed a 'secret' Islamic funeral ceremony over it [these are the same guys who piss on Muslim bodies & flush Korans down the toilet] & then buried [IE: DUMPED] it in the bottom of the sea before anyone else could examine it or even an authenticated photo of it!!- HUHH??? HUMMM!!!

AND- It Must be Noted That- The day before this alleged 'Bin Laden Kill' episode in which the 'Legend' of the 'Phantom Menace' [bin Laden] was 'officially' killed off- the FUK-US NATO cabal tried to assassinate the late Col Khadaffi by 'smart' bomb during their bombing assault on Libya [after rejecting another of several cease-fire offers by Khadaffi]- Resulting in the murder of one of his sons & 2 of his grand-sons! The very next day the 'Bin Laden Kill' episode drew all MSNM News attention away from FUK-US NATO's murderous act of blowing these 2 little boys to bits! 

And Then Add The Fact That- A few weeks after the 'Bin Laden Kill Episode' 'officially' killed off his 'Legend'- nearly the entire seal team involved in this 'Black Op' just so happened to get blown out of the Afghan sky [Dead Men Tell NO Tales]!


I don't even trust what they say about the so-called 9-11 'mastermind' KSM. The pics of KSM pre-2003 IMO don't really look like the guy the say they caught as KSM in 2003. Furthermore- The most recent pics of KSM are beginning to look like Bin-Laden [now that they've 'officially' killed off his 'legend'].

AS for the 9-11 'New Pearl-Harbor' event, the most generous interpretation is that the Bush / Cheney / NeoCON cabal were criminally negligent & derelict of duty, which that alone should have been grounds for impeachmentIMO: A more accurate interpretation is that either they knew it was coming & stood by & let it happen, or they likely helped orchestrate the whole damned thing!

The Gulf Cooperation council and the CIA have a sense of humor

Anybody remember this clip:

"Al Qaeda" invokes Malcolm X and calls Obama a house negro lol....

Mind you, the Washington Post admits that they make fake al qaeda video's:


"The agency actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and savoring their conquests with boys, one of the former CIA officers recalled, chuckling at the memory. The actors were drawn from “some of us darker-skinned employees,” he said." - End Quote


Anwar al-alawki wined and dined at the pentagon just months after 9/11 lol....

Now let's look at Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki:

He's a white boy -i think?- from Alabama (Anwar al-alawki is from New Mexico) that joined al-shabaab. He likes to make videos threatening the United States and daring them to bomb Somalia (hmmmmm).

In the Youtube clip above he has the same al qaeda flag that the jihadis wave in the new "liberation" zones in Libya and northern Mali.

Be on the lookout for "Boko Haram" and the destabilization of Nigeria (if the government doesn't fully cooperate with the British puppet finance ministers privatization and genocide cuts):

Nigeria: Fertile Ground for Balkanization

Get ready for a destabilizing and genocidal war involving Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia etc.

Centurion's for Houston oil companies drilling in E. Africa trains local troops in Uganda and Central African Republic in battle against (Sudan) "Joseph Kony".


Meanwhile, Ugandan officials have accused Sudan of harboring Kony. Col. Felix Kulayigye, Uganda’s Ministry of Defense spokesman, said that Kony and his LRA fighters look to Sudan for military supplies and then hide in the jungles of the Central African Republic where they can forage for food.

“He is in Bahr Gazel, a Khartoum-controlled area. We captured a rebel who was wearing a new uniform and said it was supplied by Khartoum, together with ammunition,” said Col. Kulayigye in an article by the Ugandan newspaper New Vision. “Since he had run out of ammunition and uniforms, he had to go back to his God-father [Omar Bashir, the president of Sudan], if I am to use those words.”

Note Global Research Article: Who Was Osama & Who Is Obama @

on May 2nd by Michel Chossudovsky - A Couple of Excerpts: 

Obama: 'It was here, in Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden established a safe haven for his terrorist organization.'

[email protected] Response: [Osama bin Laden was recruited by the CIA, Al Qaeda was set up with the support of the CIA. Osama's safe haven was protected by US intelligence.]


Obama: 'It was here [Afghanistan] that al Qaeda launched the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children. And so, 10 years ago, the United States and our allies went to war to make sure that al Qaeda could never again use this country to launch attacks against us.'

[email protected] Response: [The fact of the matter is that the Taliban government on two seperate occasions in the weeks following 9/11 offered (through diplomatic channels) to hand over Osama bin Laden to the US Justice system. President George W. Bush refused those offers by the Taliban government... Moreover, according to CBS News, on September 10, 2001 Osama bin Laden had been admitted to a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi, courtesy of America's ally Pakistan. Did he coordinate the 9/11 attacks from his hospital bed?]


Obama: 'The goal that I set -- to defeat al Qaeda and deny it a chance to rebuild -- is now within our reach.'

[email protected] Response: [There is ample evidence that Al Qaeda (a US sponsored "intelligence asset") is still alive and fully operational. Officially, the goal is to "defeat Al Qaeda". Unofficially, Al Qaeda is supported covertly by US intelligence. In Libya and Syria, Al Qaeda brigades are the foot soldiers of the US & NATO military alliance...]

Chalmers Johnson wrote "Blowback", his first of the 3 books

in  his trilogy.  I am reading  "Blowback" last, on cassette, after having read "The Sorrows of Empire" and "Nemesis", which are numbers 2 and 3 in the trilogy.   He had some great ideas.

One point he repeated: the U.S. can't keep an empire going and maintain a republic "at home", that it would result in ever increasing repression of people in this country and be the end of the republic.