Ah, yes. The illusive and elusive Osama bin Forgotten. I said from day one that that story stunk to high heaven. It seems I’ve been vindicated in a way.
The inimitable Paul Joseph Watson does it again. His most recent dispatch explains.
The deluge of Stratfor.com emails released a result of the recent Wikileaks data dump includes a brief note from Stratfor’s vice president for intelligence Fred Burton in which he urges the U.S. government to show photos of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse in order to silence “lunatics like Alex Jones and Glenn Beck” who had questioned the government’s official narrative behind the death of the terror mastermind.
The email was sent from Fred Burton’s account on the afternoon of May 2, 2011 – one day after President Obama announced that Bin Laden had been killed in a raid in Pakistan and his body had been “buried at sea”.
First Burton bemoans the fact that US authorities apparently dumped Bin Laden’s body in the sea, fearing a Muslim backlash.
“Although I don’t really give a rats ass, it seems to me that by dropping the corpse in the ocean, the body will come back to haunt us….gotta be violating some sort of obscure heathen religious rule that will inflame islam? I was sleeping thru that class at Langley,” he wrote.
Burton then urges the U.S. government to release photos of the body to silence critics who questioned whether the story about Bin Laden being “buried at sea” was a fabrication, or whether Bin Laden had been killed at all.
“The US Govt needs to make body pics available like the MX’s do, with OBL’s pants pulled down, to shout down the lunatics like Alex Jones and Glenn Beck,” wrote Burton.
Ironically, emails sent by Burton and his staff before the email referring to Jones and Beck revealed that Bin Laden’s body had in fact not been buried at sea but was actually “bound for Dover, DE on CIA plane.”
“Reportedly, we took the body with us. Thank goodness,” said Stratfor CEO George Friedman in an email that was sent at 5:26am.
Burton sent another email at 6:26am in which he expressed “doubt” that Bin laden’s body was dumped at sea.
The Stratfor email dump revealed the fact that while the group fronts as an intelligence analysis outfit, Stratfor is little more than a contractor for large corporations and U.S. government agencies, including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Homeland Security and the DIA.
Little wonder therefore that some of the leaked emails show the organization’s head honchos wringing their hands not only over Julian Assange, but also conservative media pundits who have proven to be a thorn in the side of the Obama administration like Jones and Beck.
Fred Burton himself has close ties to the U.S. government, having worked as a special agent with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service. He was also involved in the arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993.
And if you want to feel the sting of reverse-engineered American exceptionalism, dig this.