The Excavator 
Oct 1, 2011
– Arcade Fire, “Black Wave/Bad Vibrations” 
On September 27, 2011, Politico reported on the Obama administration’s decision to not release the photo of Osama Bin Laden’s dead body. Here is an excerpt from Politico reporter Josh Gerstein’s article, “CIA, Pentagon fight to keep Osama bin Laden death photos secret” :
Photos and videos of Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden after he was killed in May in a U.S. military/Central Intelligence Agency raid in Pakistan should not be released publicly because they would reveal military and intelligence secrets and could lead to violence against U.S. personnel, the Obama administration argued in papers filed in federal court in Washington late Monday night.
The new filings from the Justice Department provide scant details about the imagery, but CIA National Clandestine Service Director John Bennett wrote that the CIA has “52 unique….photographs and/or videorecordings” depicting bin Laden during or after the May operation. Bennett did not break down the tally further, but said all the imagery is classified “TOP SECRET,” meaning that disclosure of the material could lead to “exceptionally grave damage” to U.S. national security.
The U.S. shadow government’s case for not releasing any photo is pathetic and weak. Washington’s arguments against making public what is undoubtedly the image of the century – the dead corpse of the man who was responsible for the biggest attack on America in its history – is flimsy and asinine.
The decision to withhold evidence of Bin Laden’s corpse makes any thinking person question if Washington even has the image of a dead and buried Osama Bin Laden or if the political myth makers are just making stuff up again, as they are known to do.
Dealing in lies is the CIA’s only trade. The U.S. military-industrial-intelligence-national security complex is run on lies, myths, fantasies and illusions. Without them its power, resources, and prestige would go down the toilet.
Gerstein broke down the government’s arguments for not releasing any photo related to Bin Laden’s capture, death and burial, writing:
First, while the arguments for withholding imagery from the raid and its immediate aftermath are legally strong, those for withholding the images of bin Laden’s burial seem substantially weaker. It’s hard to see how that event implicates any national security secrets. Second, the CIA’s claim that none of the images or videos can be released even in part seems conclusory. A heavily-edited video of bin Laden’s burial, for example, might or might not not be very interesting, but for that same reason it seems less likely to produce the negative consequences the government warns about.
In his article, Gerstein includes a statement made by President Obama on CBS’s ’60 Minutes’ back in May about why the White House chose not to release any photo or video of its covert operation to kill Bin Laden. Obama made an ass of himself by mouthing out the shadow government’s line, saying:
“It is important for us to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence. As a propaganda tool. You know, that’s not who we are. You know, we don’t trot out this stuff as trophies.”
This is a very curious explanation by Obama. How can anybody believe that the U.S. government is not afraid of hunting down the world’s biggest terrorist, but it gets weak in the knees when it has to release the photo of its victory?
We’re supposed to believe that the guys who run the Pentagon and CIA are afraid of provoking hatred and anger against America – the same guys who think nothing of massacring entire villages in Afghanistan and destroying the lives of innocent women and children in Iraq?
If you buy Washington’s story about the assassination of Bin Laden then you obviously have no clue about the shady history of the CIA and the record of government lies in Washington.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
There is a reason why the CIA and the Obama administration chose not to release the photo of Osama Bin Laden’s dead body and it isn’t because of the fear that it will be used as a “propaganda tool” by Al-Qaeda and others to hurt US national security, as President Obama claims.
The real reason for not releasing the photo is because there is no photo. There is no dead body of Bin Laden riddled with American bullets.
Former U.S. counter-terrorism officer Steve R. Pieczenik told  the Alex Jones show in May that Bin Laden died in late 2001 due to health reasons. Other high-level government officials from around the world have said more or less the same thing.
Pieczenik’s prescient comments were blacked out by the establishment media. His experience in catching and killing terrorists, his honorable service to America, and his patriotism were all pushed aside. The words of an American hero were sidelined to the realm of “loony conspiracy theories,” by the corporate/CIA media. That is not just sad. That is treason.
The whole story about Bin Laden’s death at the hands of Navy SEALs was a big lie — not the first of its kind and definitely not the last.
Washington has told a series of big lies to the American people and the world about the rationale behind the war on terror, starting with the big bang of big lies–9/11. These lies serve political, military, geopolitical, economic, and domestic objectives.
Whenever the legitimacy and power of the U.S. shadow government is threatened it resorts to the same old tricks to maintain its cult-like grasp over America such as staging terror attacks, manufacturing foreign threats, and making up stories about military victories.
The real history of this whole dark decade, from the false flag 9/11 attacks to the fake assassination of Bin Laden, may come out or it may not. But if ever the dark truth washes to shore, we will all collectively find out that Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda did not do the 9/11 attacks, and that Bin Laden’s body was not in the wreckage in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The only dead bodies at that sight were those of American soldiers who were probably sent on a suicide mission by the double-crossing and back-stabbing traitors who control the White House. May the demons who occupy that chamber of horrors rot in hell.