Who was Osama bin Laden?

by Joanne McAndrews

In light of the recent revelations that Al Qaeda has fully endorsed and joined the Western-led coalition to remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power, it is useful to remind people of the statement made by Mr LaRouche on the Jack Stockwell show on September 11, 2001 as the planes were crashing into the twin towers. In that interview Mr LaRouche pointed out that it was very likely that Osama bin Laden would be blamed for the attack. But he also made the point that bin Laden was actually an asset, a controlled entity and not an independent force acting to terrorize the world.

Ten years later, the President of the United States, who praises himself for killing bin Laden, is aligning with the very same terrorist grouping that brought us 9/11. Who was Osama bin Laden really? What is Al Qaeda? And, more importantly, which side is our President on?

Stockwell: Lyndon, is there any reason to assume that this would be something other than Osama bin Laden?

LaRouche: Sure. There are many. Osama bin Laden is a controlled entity. Osama bin Laden is not an independent force. Remember how he came into existence. Osama bin Laden was a wealthy Saudi arabian. Back in the 1970s, during the Carter administration, or shall we say the Brzezinski administration, the idea of running an Afghanistan war on the borders of Soviet territory was cooked up by Brzezinski as a geopolitical operation.

Well, Brzezinski was responsible. He didn't necessarily cook it up. But all right. This thing started, and an Anglo-American unit, running together with a certain section of the Pakistani military, the funny-funny boys in the Pakistani military, set up this operation.

The United States government and British government and others—that is, our funny-funny boys—went out and recruited a lot of Islamic people to fight communism and defend Holy Islam, and so forth. That sort of line.

They recruited in many countries. And they deployed them. Now later, they killed some of the same people they deployed. You know, they're expendable. So they don't really have an insurance policy that goes with their recruitment.

But they were recruited. Osama bin Laden was one of the big funding agents of this, a funding conduit which was used by people, among others, then-Vice President George Bush. This is Iran-Contra, or what's called Iran-Contra, which I've called it by other names which I wouldn't put on the air.

So this thing is left behind. And suddenly now we find Osama bin Laden becomes the name. And Osama bin Laden could not last, the way he's running around, if he didn't have big protection. And it's not just from a section of the Pakistani government or Afghanistan. It's from other governments who would like to see the effects that Osama bin Laden produces thrown around.

So, now you can blame Osama bin Laden. At some point, you go in and kill him, and you say the problem was solved. But you never considered who sent, who created Osama bin Laden, and who protected him, and deployed his forces and name for these purposes.

And as we saw in terrorism in Italy in the 1970s, for example, the people who were running the so-called terrorist operations in Italy, were not really the groups that had the credit for it. They were actually runaway NATO asset organizations at a very high level. The same people that killed the former prime minister Aldo Moro in that period.

So, in a case like this, don't assume that the popular names that everybody knows, or that the FBI quotes and so forth, that this is the real problem.

They may be part of the problem.

The complete transcript of the September 11th, 2001 Jack Stockwell interview can be found here and the video of the interview, here.

* Please follow the Commenting Guidlines.