The Assasination of Osama bin Laden: Glaring Anomalies in the Official Narrative by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
11 May, 2011

“In politics stupidity is not a handicap.” –Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

For those who believe in omens, the triumphal announcement of the murder of Osama bin Laden, his son and various of his household (if it were he) by US., special forces, did not bode well.

Running at the bottom of Fox4O on the event was: “Reports: Obama Bin Laden Dead.” On Fox News, anchor Gerald Rivero announced that Mr Obama had been shot: “President Obama, speaking from the East Room of the White House (told) the nation and the world President Obama is in fact dead, it was a US., led strategic …“His co-anchor interrupted and he corrected to: “I am sorry, Osama bin Laden is dead, a strategic operation, they caught him in a mansion outside Islamabad.” (i) Fortunately the President was shown walking away from his lectern, after the announcement.

Rumours of his death may have been exaggerated, but did not prevent the BBC and Sky News repeating them.(ii, iii.)

However, as the bin Laden saga unravels, electoral suicide may be yet unavoidable. That the President quickly claimed responsibility for the liquidations (“Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan…”) is already beginning to seem unfortunate. Also being questioned is legality, with two independent, unpaid UN experts asking some un-characteristically tough questions.

Christof Heyns’ expertise is in extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, and Martin Scheinin, an authority on human rights and counter terrorism, have stated the importance of knowing if: ” … the planning of the mission allowed an effort to capture bin Laden. “The norm should be that terrorists be dealt with as criminals, through legal processes of arrest, trial and judicially decided punishment,” they stated. “Actions taken by States in combating terrorism, especially in high profile cases, set precedents for the way in which the right to life will be treated in future instances.”(iv) That two such authorities should raise deeply concerning questions regarding legality, at the very, least dampens the President’s parade.

Ironically, the 1st., May, the day Obama boasted that bin Laden’s “demise should be welcomed …”, and saw the killing of Colonel Quaddaffi’s son and three young grandchildren, was the day America celebrates “Law Day”: “meant to reflect the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognise its importance for society.” An aspiration which might have passed its sell by date, some might think.

Since this “new day in the proud history of America”, according to the Daily Mirror (3rd., May) forests’ worth of news print has also shown huge anomalies, unanswered questions and contradictions, including mine (v) which noted some and omitted others, in danger of becoming a book, rather than an article.

A glaring anomaly mentioned by others, is the fact that Pakistani officials said there was neither internet or telephone connection to the home where the family and seemingly others resided, but it was cited as a “Command and Control Centre”, by the US., Administration, who had also stated that the residents did not use mobiles either, for fear of their location being discovered. There was also, apparently no electricity, the world was initially told, but gleefully, apparently took away a “treasure trove” of computers and mobile phones.

No doubt the “Command and Control Centre” story (the same was said regarding Quaddaffi’s son’s modest, one story home) is because, were it not, bombing, or breaking, entering and killing looks a bit like cold blooded murder. The “burials” at sea might, some have queried, tend to confirm some missing bits of the story. Disposing of bodies in water (or concrete pillars and blocks) has long made forensic certainties difficult. No body, no forensics and no proof of wrong doing.

However, we have the videos of bin Laden’s sad, deteriorating years. Wrapped up in a blanket, topped by a wooly hat, unkempt beard, sadly replaying himself, appearing on television. Shades of Saddam Hussein’s unkempt appearance, proof for those who knew of his scrupulous attention to appearance, that he had been held by the US., for months. (By the way, whatever happened to that former US., soldier who alleged just that? All references also seem to have vanished.)

Anyway, back to the videos. There he sits, on the floor, in an apparently run down dwelling, zapping away at the remote (no electricity remember) presumably also in a fantasy world – or is that the Psych-Ops one?

The zapping on the remote is being done, and it is held in his right hand. All pictures that can be found, show him wearing his watch on his right hand (in this one he is not) and those with a gun, holding it in his left, or with it slung over his left shoulder.

Osama bin Laden was left handed. This from the FBI “Most Wanted” notice:

“Bin Laden is left-handed and walks with a cane.”(vi)

So who is it in those videos?

Another day, another anomaly.

There is another anniversary on Ist., May. In 1915, the RMS Lusitania sailed from New York. Six days later, she was torpedoed, with the loss of all on board. Let us hope it is not another political omen for the Obama Administration.








I am indebted to Lesley Docksey, Editor of Abolish War ( for her eagle eye.


[DS added the video.]

Replaced video April 6, 2013

Osama Bin Laden Videos Released By The Pentagon Are a Hoax, Man In TV Video Identified

infowaredm – May 10, 2011

“His name is Akhbar Khan (Han), He owns the house.” says his neighbor. Obama staged this whole scam with the Patreaus Panetta Pakistani Pentagon CIA, that has been supplying the “Taliban” so the Pentagon can run a fake war to keep rebuilding Afghaniistan for Hillary Clinton and the CIA. The fake Nobel Peace Prize winner is really the worlds greatest psychopathic liar covert warlord. His approval rating is up, sheep. 9/11 was an inside job, and Obama is still doing it. Source: Osama Bin Laden: Pakistan’s scepticism over videos (BBC)


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When Will The Killing End? by Jill Dalton

My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death by Noam Chomsky

Mission Accomplished? Osama May Yet Haunt Obama by Felicity Arbuthnot

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9 thoughts on “The Assasination of Osama bin Laden: Glaring Anomalies in the Official Narrative by Felicity Arbuthnot

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    • Fine article, though more could be said and a little seemed a bit confusing. F.e., we could clearly state that we don’t have proof of whose body was dumped in the ocean, and that’s if there’s actual proof of any real human body being dumped, as opposed to a dummy human, like a manequin, say, or just a bag filled with straw and some sand for adding enough weight to cause the bag, whatever it was, to sink. How many US military service members actually saw what was dumped, rather than only seeing that something was being dumped, a UDE, unidentifiable dumping experience; you know, sort of like UFO, except we’re talking about dumping and of some unidentifiable body, as opposed to an unidentifiable flying object.

      US military serves as a means of international trasporter of drugs and extremely few military service people have eyewitness proof of what the crates or boxes contain. How many Americans have proof of what was truly in the coffins of many US troops KIA during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars when the Bush White House strictly refused to allow the coffins to be opened, including for loved ones of the killed troops whose bodies were supposed to be in these coffins? If family members were eventually allowed to see the coffins opened and therefore allowed to verify that their sons and/or daughters were in these coffins, then this’d provide proof; but how many families have stated to have been granted this permission? I’ve never heard or read of any.

      Since the military likes to secretly partake in the international drug trafficking “business”, soldiers KIA could be secretly buried in the desert, while the coffins are secretly loaded with heroin; hypothetically speaking. What profit is there in returning human bodies instead of heroin in these coffins? “War is a Racket” by Smedley Butler might be fitting to also recall.

      It’s a “conspiracy theory”, but the fact that the Bush White House forbade the opening of the coffins isn’t theory, and Bush didn’t arrive at this decision alone, so ….

      Gerald Riveo:

      Your third paragraph refers to a Fox News anchor you say is or was named Gerald Rivero. I tried a Web search to see about this and found no matches, but Geraldo Rivera has long worked for Fox News. Might you have meant him, instead?

      The following article refers to Rivera.

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  5. Let’s assume that whoever was killed, or not, in Pakistan last week, was not bin Laden.

    And let’s assume that the premise of the Onion-worthy Obama-Osama made-for-media orgy – the notion that a team of American assassins can swan into Pakistan and shoot up a fake safe house without being noticed, or admonished, by the Pakistanis – is so ludicrous on its face that the contempt displayed by our government for our intelligence is completely deserved.

    • I whole heartedly agree with you!! Yet there were thousands upon thousands cheering the event!! I think these are the people who spend all their time playing F.B. games!! Jersey cow anyone?

    • I’m very surprised that the OpEdNews article that rbrooks provided a link for says nothing about the differences in the colours of the beards. The fake bin Laden doesn’t have white or very light grey/gray, nothing really noticeable anyway; but, the real bin Laden has plenty of white or very light grey in the long part of the beard beneath his mouth and chin, not much but still visible white in the sideburn areas of the beard, and some white hears in the moustache. We don’t see anything like that with the picture of the fake bin Laden.

      The link in the first page of the OpEdNews article and for a YouTube video referred to with, “And here’s the footage of the guy sitting on the floor: …”, is an AP report video uploaded by TheSOTTReport. One thing not mentioned in the very short text description for the video is that the beard of the guy on the floor has an apparently very grey beard, seeming as if it may very well be fully grey. The real bin Laden’s beard was mostly black, like pitch black, having only some grey; enough to certainly be noticeable, but definitely not constituting the colour of most of the beard.

      The guy on the floor is holding the tv remote control device in his right hand rather constantly and occasionally rubs his beard with his left hand, but I doubt that this would be interpreted as meaning the guy’s left-handed and prefers to use his left for rubbing his beard. I’m right-handed, have a beard, and often rub it with the left hand.

      Other photo or image comparisons show other differences than those mentioned in the OpEdNews article, as well.

  6. Great post D.S. and yes I saw the vids as well, since the beginning of this assassination I simply didn’t believe it was Bin Laden…. There were just too many Yea buts!!
    Of course if in fact it was, then it does stand to reason he had to be killed…. since he could have probably brought down everybody with him.
    But I think it is nothing more than a big push to booster support for the 2012 elections I have to say my cynicism started with Nixon when he went to China, set-up the deal for millions and millions of lost jobs only to return with two pandas!!

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