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Bin Laden’s Book List: He Was a ‘Conspiracy Nut’ NSA Says

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Bin Laden was a 911 truther

The American Office of the Director of National Intelligence has now released a list of some of the books that apparently graced Osama bin Laden’s shelves in his Pakistan hideout. The translated declassified documents, mostly letters to and from bin Laden and his associates, reveal an unsurprisingly deep fear of surveillance, as well as things like applications for prospective al-Qaeda members and a letter “to the American people.” [5] The release of the documents comes less than two weeks after journalist Seymour Hersh published an article casting doubt on the official story of bin Laden’s killing. Among Hersh’s claims — which the White House has sought to discredit — was that the “treasure trove” of documents obtained from bin Laden’s compound was either worthless or fabricated. [6] The books taken from Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad, Pakistan compound  reveal him to be a 911 truther and a conspiracy nut.  The full list includes what ABC News describes as “conspiracy theory-themed works.” The library of the most wanted man in the world include titles by authors who have appeared on the Alex Jones Show.  [1] Those authors include Greg Palast, Fritz Springmeier, John Perkins, David Ray Griffin and John Coleman.  [1]  Bin Laden also owned books by famed Watergate scandal reporter Bob Woodward and US academic Noam Chomsky. And his interest in conspiracy theories was not confined to 9/11 – there were also books on the kinds of powerful shadowy elites obsessed over by conspiracy theorists, including the “Illuminati” and “Committee of 300”. More mainstream titles on international terrorism also featured heavily in his reading material, as did US foreign policy reports. [3] The insinuation is clear: the number one terrorist enemy of the United States read literature by English language authors deemed subversive by the government and based, in part, his philosophy on material produced by them.  [1] How better to discredit the arguments of critics of US foreign policy and the agenda of the corporatist elite?  Here is the full list posted on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence website:

  • The 2030 Spike by Colin Mason
  • A Brief Guide to Understanding Islam by I. A. Ibrahim
  • America’s Strategic Blunders by Willard Matthias
  • America’s “War on Terrorism” by Michel Chossudovsky
  • Al-Qaeda’s Online Media Strategies: From Abu Reuter to Irhabi 007 by Hanna Rogan
  • The Best Democracy Money Can Buy by Greg Palast
  • The Best Enemy Money Can Buy by Anthony Sutton
  • Black Box Voting, Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century by Bev Harris
  • Bloodlines of the Illuminati by Fritz Springmeier
  • Bounding the Global War on Terror by Jeffrey Record
  • Checking Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions by Henry Sokolski and Patrick Clawson
  • Christianity and Islam in Spain 756-1031 A.D. by C. R. Haines
  • Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies by Cheryl Benard
  • Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
  • Conspirators’ Hierarchy: The Committee of 300 by John Coleman
  • Crossing the Rubicon by Michael Ruppert
  • Fortifying Pakistan: The Role of U.S. Internal Security Assistance (only the book’s introduction) by C. Christine Fair and Peter Chalk
  • Guerilla Air Defense: Antiaircraft Weapons and Techniques for Guerilla Forces by James Crabtree
  • Handbook of International Law by Anthony Aust
  • Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky
  • Imperial Hubris by Michael Scheuer
  • In Pursuit of Allah’s Pleasure by Asim Abdul Maajid, Esaam-ud-Deen and Dr. Naahah Ibrahim
  • International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific by John Ikenberry and Michael Mastandano
  • Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II by William Blum
  • Military Intelligence Blunders by John Hughes-Wilson
  • Project MKULTRA, the CIA’s program of research in behavioral modification. Joint hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence and the
  • Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, August 3, 1977. United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Intelligence.
  • Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies by Noam Chomsky
  • New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 by David Ray Griffin
  • New Political Religions, or Analysis of Modern Terrorism by Barry Cooper
  • Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward
  • Oxford History of Modern War by Charles Townsend
  • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy
  • Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower by William Blum
  • The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly Hall (1928)
  • Secrets of the Federal Reserve by Eustace Mullins
  • The Taking of America 1-2-3 by Richard Sprague
  • Unfinished Business, U.S. Overseas Military Presence in the 21st Century by Michael O’Hanlon
  • The U.S. and Vietnam 1787-1941 by Robert Hopkins Miller

Among the more surprising texts that were found at the compound is A Brief Guide to Understanding Islam by IA Ibrahim.  Another title that stands out is Grappler’s Guide to Sports Nutrition by John Berardi and Michael Fry – although it is listed by the US government as “probably used by other compound residents”.  The texts suspected of belonging to other residents also include the 2008 Guinness Book of World Records, Children’s Edition and Is It the Heart You Are Asking? – a suicide prevention guide. [3] A sizable collection of manuals for computer programs, printers and virus protection software paint a picture of the more banal side of life as the world’s most wanted man. [3]  Think “McAfee Virus Scan 6.0 Manual,” “HP Printer Owner’s Manual,” and “Adobe Acrobat Manual.” If a theme stands out, it’s the importance of web and video production, with references to Adobe’s tools, the now Google-owned On2 Technologies, and a professional lighting effects suite. This revelation, granted, is not nearly as useful as more reports on the US intelligence community’s surveillance program — parts of which are up for renewal this month — would be. [5] The Office of the Director of National Intelligence notes that the “Game Spot Videogame Guide” and “Delta Force Extreme 2 Videogame Guide” were “probably used by other compound residents.” [5]

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[6]  Brian Ries, Here are the books Osama bin Laden was reading, Mashable, May 20, 2015

 

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Bill Wallace is a self-fashioned writter, a computer programmer and cybermarketer from Quebec City, Canada who decided to enter the political arena after his disillusionment with the socialist system under which he was living in the French Canadian province of Quebec.

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