On this date 75 years ago the Stock Market crashed and I was born. I could have said, I was born on this day 75 years ago and the Stock Market crashed. But I do not really believe there was any causal nexus between these two events. I was going to write something like “Reflections on Turning 75,” but Osama bin Laden upstaged me.
Why would Osama bin Laden, looking healthy and well dressed, suddenly emerge from hiding to make a videotape four days before the election? What could he possibly gain from this? Who would gain from this? It seems highly unlikely that bin Laden truly believes that the American people, or the present Administration, would take his advice seriously and give up on their policies of supporting Israel and trying to dominate the Middle East (controlling oil, that is). So what is this all about?
I am not ordinarily much of a conspiracy theorist but I confess this has me truly puzzled. As near as I can see, the only person who could possibly benefit from this sudden emergence of the world’s number one terrorist is George W. Bush. We might have suspected a terrorist attack but is this not the next best thing? There are people, knowledgeable people, who believe there is a relationship between the Bush family, the Carlyle Company, the Saudi Arabians (including Osama bin Laden who has not been disowned as they claim), the CIA, the drug trade, some of the world’s largest banks, and the attempt control the world’s drug and oil supply (see Crossing the Rubicon by Michael C.Ruppert). There is also the most practical consequence of diverting attention away from the explosives scandal which is most embarrassing for Bush and which he cannot adequately explain (another glaring example of the unbelievable incompetence of the Bush/Cheney Administration).
There are many who believe the only thing that could save the failing Bush Presidency
would be a last minute attack on the United States by the terrorists. Indeed, apparently half of all New Yorkers believe the Bush Administration knew of the impending 911 attacks and let them happen. Osama bin Laden for the first time has admitted he ordered the attacks, which then became the excuse for invading Iraq, which had nothing to do with it, but which enabled the conspiracy to grab control of Iraqi oil and try to establish themselves in the Middle East.
I admit this seems somewhat far-fetched. But what could be more far-fetched than the present Bush Administration? They have defended the Saudis even though it is obvious by now that they helped finance the terrorists, and, indeed, most of the hijackers were Saudis. They have made an ally of Pakistan even though Pakistan favored the Taliban (as did the United States until their plans for an oil pipeline began to crumble) and also blatantly helped the spread of nuclear weapons, contrary to the policy of the United States.
More importantly, it is inconceivable that Osama bin Laden could not have been captured by now had there been any consuming desire to do so. Many knowledgeable persons argue that bin Laden’s whereabouts have been known for a long time. As he may well still be a CIA “asset” this is even more obvious. So why was no genuine effort made to capture or kill him? Why did Bush say he was not even a person of interest? Why was our attention directed to Iraq which had nothing to do with terrorism? The true reasons for this strange misdirection have never been made clear by the Bush/Cheney Administration, although it is obvious that oil had mostly to do with it. What, if anything, does the growing drug trade have to do with it?
I submit, that at the very least, there is much more here than meets the eye. What might happen if the Bush/Cheney administration has to eventually admit the truth of their evil machinations around he world?