The Nation, a nationalist Pakistani newspaper that often re-publishes Taliban press releases on Coalition casualties verbatim, published a report claiming that the US actually killed Osama bin Laden’s “clone” during the May 2 raid in Abbottabad:
The US operation that allegedly killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan has actually led to the death of a clone of the Al-Qaeda leader, working under CIA operative Raymond Davis, an American editor says.
“The real bin Laden died years ago after receiving treatment in American hospitals for his various illnesses,” said Gordon Duff, senior editor of Ohio-based Veterans Today, in an interview with Press TV’s US Desk.
“His [bin Laden] body was frozen and kept in storage for a date when it would be of advantage to the United States to use it for maximum advantage,” Duff wrote in an article titled ‘Was Raymond Davis CIA’s Bin Laden Handler?’
According to the US intelligence community, bin Laden’s body was recovered in 2001 by American Special Forces in Afghanistan, Duff says. “The CIA maintained a safe house at Abbottabad [where it] kept agents right next to the compound that ‘bin Laden’ was allegedly [killed] at,” Duff said.
Duff went on to say that the CIA facility next door to the alleged bin Laden’s compound was filled with armed agents possibly protecting the phony bin Laden.
Sadly, The Nation doesn’t explain why the US waited until May 2, 2011 to whack the clone and roll out Osama’s corpse. At the least, you’d have thought there were ample opportunities for past and present US administrations to pull off an October surprise. Without a wider narrative, you can be sure that other conspiracy theories will now fill the void left by The Nation.
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