Originally Posted by FloorJack
I think Tim McVeigh met the same fate as Bin Laden.
AFAIK the Taliban did not turn over bin Laden et. al.
The Taliban did offer to arrest, detain and hand over Osama bin Laden, if US provided relevant evidence that OBL had a part in the organizing and and funding of the attacks, and his possible whereabouts. The Bush Administration refused.
The popular notion of Osama bin Laden's involvement was a media
creation. The media pundits were repeating bin Laden's name every minut, ad infinitum, from when the 2nd plane went in to his alleged recent assassination, some 10 years later.
The FBI, on the other hand, did not share that conspiracy theory. The FBI's "most wanted" list included OBL but with no mention of 9/11: "we have no hard evidence linking OBL to the attacks of 9/11". Similarly with the US Department of Justice: OBL was never indicted on charges related to 9/11. Same with the CIA: "there is no evidence linking OBL's considerable wealth to the funding for 9/11.
The implication, is that Bush Administration knew quite a lot more about the reality of OBL's involvement with 9/11, or lack thereof, than what the corporate media was feeding the masses: (OBL was being anointed as the "King of Islamic Bogeyman To Be Scared Of"). And to add that to the fact that the Afghanistan war (alongside Iraq War, the Patriot Act (sic) etc. etc.) was planned and written up long before 9/11, the entire scenario looks even more bogus and fabricated.
It's hardly a wonder that the Bush Administration refused the Taliban's offer.
When you ignore the facts and embrace the conspiracy proof is irrelevant. vis a vis Truthers.
It's the American thing to ask questions of one's government, and demand proven answers, as opposed to easily digestible baby formula platitudes and propaganda. That is, if we Americans remain free to ask less than comfortable, soft-soap questions without being tarred and feathered by our own, current equivalent of the BrownShirts, of course. We, not they, are the bosses. They are our representatives. In theory of course.