Eye-witness to alleged Bin-Laden raid: ‘None of this is true’
The plot thickens.
The above video shows an interview with Jagandir Khan, a Pakistani local who lived a few minutes walk from the mansion allegedly housing Osama bin-Laden.
Mr Khan had something he wanted to share with the outside world: there was no enduring gun battle involving US forces – or Osama bin-Laden for that matter.
The events of that night in late April as relayed by Mr Khan paint a very different picture to the intense and bloody firefight described by Barack Obama.
“The Unites States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan…after a firefight, they killed Osama bin-Laden and took custody of his body.”
Interesting. Something like that would surely be remembered by residents who lived just a few minutes walk away?
According to the eye-witness, a helicopter entered the area around midnight and continued to fly overhead. Moments later, there was a loud explosion. When he and his friends went to investigate, there was nothing but some debris and a fire.
No exchange of fire. No screaming. No bodies. No swarm of US special forces. Nothing but some crackling flames and a lot of confused residents.
So it’s understandable that when Jagandir Khan awoke the next morning to news reports of a US special forces operation that killed the world’s most wanted man right next door, he was stunned.
Not just because his quiet and sleepy town was suddenly appearing on news reels throughout the entire world, but because what he was hearing did not gel with what he heard, and saw.
“The helicopter began firing a few minutes, then it came again, a few minutes firing…then at 1:15am we heard a big explosion…so we ran there, me and my brother and a few other people, but when we got there, there was just fire, there was nothing.”
Going by this information, it would appear that a US military chopper entered the area, fired some shots sporadically followed by a rocket to give the impression of a military offensive, then exited the area.
This certainly doesn’t sound like the 30-40 minute ‘battle’ involving dozens of battle-hardened troops on the ground that Obama spoke of.
Moreover, Mr Khan said there was nothing suspicious whatsoever about the property that he said he walked past nearly every evening with his wife.
“I have lived here all of my life,” said Khan. “You know if someone new comes to your street, your area.”
Now it’s entirely possible that Mr Jagandir Khan could have denied any knowledge in order to avoid complicity in keeping Osama bin-Laden hidden, but possible is not the same as probable.
When we consider the timing, circumstances and discrepancies surrounding this matter, we have to take a deeper look at the reports of Osama bin-Laden himself dying in a blaze of gunfire from heroic US troops and honestly ask ourselves ‘is this really believable?’
Sure, Jagandir Khan is just one man and Barack Obama is the all-powerful, all-truthful President of the United States of America.
But believe who you will.
Mr Khan is not alone in his scepticism. The families of terrorism victims have voiced their own serious doubts.
Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son in Iraq in 2004, wrote on Facebook: “I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you’re stupid. Just think to yourself - they paraded Saddam’s dead sons around to prove they were dead – why do you suppose they hastily buried this version of OBL at sea?”
Even parents of victims of the 9/11 attack were not convinced bin Laden was actually dead.
“To me, that seems strange, that they disposed of it and no one [besides] whoever was right there knows what happened, if it’s true or false, you know?” Stella Olender, whose daughter was killed in the September 11 attacks.
While we’re kept at arm’s length from the actual facts about what really happened at that compound in Pakistan, the least we can do is think for ourselves.
If anything, Obama’s blunt refusal to release a photo of Osama bin-Laden’s corpse should inspire this.
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