Creating the bin Laden Reality
I have heard one
dozen times today (May 13) from media that the US killed
Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. I heard it three times from
National Public Radio, twice from the BBC, and from
every TV and radio station I encountered, even those
stations that play the rock and roll music of the 1950s
and 1960s. The killing of bin Laden has now entered the
legends of our time and, no doubt, the history books.
government that told us that Saddam Hussein had
"weapons of mass
connections" and that Iran has nuclear missiles that
require the US to ring Russia with anti-ballistic
missile systems, finally told us the truth for once.
Obama found Osama and had him murdered, apparently
unarmed in his underwear, defended not by al Qaeda,
trained, most dangerous vicious killers on the planet,"
but by two unarmed women.
As I offered
previously, if you believe this, I have a bridge in
Brooklyn that I can let you have for a cheap price.
has created another reality for us proles. We won again.
Us white hats got the black hat, just like in the
western movie. Fantasy is better than fact, and us good
guys are on a roll. It makes everybody happy, even those
who have lost their jobs, their houses, their pensions.
So, who`s the
next black hat? The military/security complex cannot do
without a bad guy, or the budget could be cut and
billions of dollars in profits would go missing. Without
someone for Americans to hate, the show can`t go on.
Security says the next black hat will be
extremists." The CIA says it will be the next al
Qaeda leader, bin Laden`s replacement, who will
terrorize us white hats for killing bin Laden. The
neocon brownshirts say it is Pakistan, who hid bin Laden
from us, thus protecting him from justice being done.
Hillary says it is China, and as the US economy
continues its collapse, more and more fingers will point
will pat down more babies, feel more genitals, and
radiate more air travelers.
But without bin
Laden, we will feel safer and more secure, which is
counterproductive for the military/security complex.
Obama has made a fundamental mistake. He has killed
Emanuel Goldstein (bin Laden), the hate figure who
justified the trillions of dollars we have blown trying
to get him.
Security, the CIA, and the White House decide who the
new hate figure is to be, we will be off and running
It took 10 years
to get bin Laden. This proves that all those security
experts who say that the war will last for 30 years
might be underestimating the necessary commitment. If it
takes 10 years each to find and murder the next two
leaders, we are faced with conflict that lasts across
As I wrote
previously, bin Laden`s killing serves so many different
agendas that even those who don`t believe the story have
hooked their wagon to it. Al Qaeda itself can no longer
take credit for acts of terrorism without declaring that
it was to avenge bin Laden.
The bin Laden
story is now set in stone, immune from fact. Global
provided us with bin Laden`s last known interview,
which appeared in a Pakistan newspaper on September 28,
2001 and was translated and made available to the West
by the BBC World Monitoring Service on September 29,
interview, bin Laden says:
"I have already
said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks
in the United States. . . . Whoever committed the act of
11 September are not the friends of the American people.
I have already said that we are against the American
system, not against its people, whereas in these attacks
the common American people have been killed. . . .The
Western media is unleashing such a baseless propaganda,
which makes us surprised, but it reflects on what is in
their hearts and gradually they themselves become
captive of this propaganda. . . . Terror is the most
dreaded weapon in the modern age and the Western media
is mercilessly using it against its own people."
But who would
believe a demonized bin Laden when to do so requires
them to disbelieve George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and the
We all know,
don`t we, that in America the government always has the
best interest of ordinary people at heart and always
tells them the truth. If you don`t believe this, you are
Paul Craig Roberts
was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during
President Reagan`s first term. He was Associate
Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has
held numerous academic appointments, including the
William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and
International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford
University. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by French
President Francois Mitterrand. He is the author of
Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider`s Account of
Policymaking in Washington;
and the Soviet Economy
Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy,
and is the co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of
The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and
Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name
of Justice. Click
for Peter Brimelow`s
interview with Roberts about the epidemic of