Bin Laden’s Secret Stash Included 9/11 Truthers, Delta Force Video Game
The U.S. government has made public a list of materials found on Osama bin Laden’s computer, including books claiming that the 9/11 attacks were faked.
The release, called “Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf” by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, provides a look into the ideas that influenced the al-Qaida leader in his last years, which he spent in a secure compound in the wealthy Pakistani town of Abbottabad before U.S. special forces killed him in 2011. It also includes material that the DNI suspects was read by bin Laden’s companions. (RELATED: Hersh Bonanza Gets More Bananas: Pakistan Had A Bin Laden Desk)
The English-language materials include history books, modern war reporting by American journalists like Bob Woodward, military policy analysis and Islamic theology. In a list of “Documents Probably Used by Other Compound Residents,” the DNI includes a guide to the video game Delta Force Extreme 2, and a suicide prevention guide called Is It The Heart You Are Asking?
They also cover a wide range of esoteric conspiracy theories, including books about Jews controlling the Federal Reserve, domination by the Freemasons and Illuminati, the John F. Kennedy assassination, CIA thought control, and Noam Chomsky’s leftist critiques of American imperialism.
Conspiracy theories about Freemasons, Zionists and the CIA are not uncommon in popular thinking in the Arab world, and exist across the religious and political spectrum. (RELATED: White House Inaction On Muslim Brotherhood Fuels Bizarre Conspiracy Theories)
But most surprisingly, the architect of the 9/11 attacks possessed digital copies of books that blamed those deadly events on the presidential administration of George W. Bush. Those titles include Michel Chossudovsky’s book America’s “War on Terrorism,” which depicts the attacks as a premise for the ushering in of the so-called “new world order,” as well as David Ray Griffin’s The New Pearl Harbor, which presents “disturbing questions” about the attacks that killed over 3,000 American civilians. Bin Laden also had a copy of William Blum’s book Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower, a book which he had previously mentioned in a 2006 speech, causing it to leap up the Amazon.com bestseller list.
Other documents in the newly-released trove include fact sheets on France’s defense policy, as well as dozens of articles and studies on the U.S.’ response to jihadi terrorism, including the official 9/11 Commission Report.
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