Saturday, May 7, 2011
Bill Maher: Conspiracy Theorists Don't Think Bin Laden Carried Out 9/11. [Because the FBI Said He Didn't]
During “New Rules” segment, Maher insults 9/11 truthers by claiming it was them in whom the “Bin Laden never carried out 9/11” claim originated. In reality, truthers were just repeating what the FBI has claimed for 10 years: That on Bin Laden’s FBI profile, 9/11 was never listed among his crimes because there was insufficient evidence
by Larry Simons
May 7, 2011
On Friday’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, during his “New Rules” segment, Maher attacked 9/11 truthers with an all too common false claim that it was truthers who invented the claim that Osama bin Laden never carried out the 9/11 attacks. If Maher cared more about facts than his sad attempt to equate 9/11 truthers with crazy, paranoid tin foil hat-wearing people who believe it was really Bigfoot and aliens that killed JFK, he would have explained to his audience that the belief that Bin Laden never carried out 9/11 did not originate with 9/11 truthers, but from the FBI.
Rex Tomb, of the FBI’s public affairs office, stated in 2006, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama Bin Laden's Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.” [Emphasis added] It is a fact that 9/11 has never been mentioned on Bin Laden’s FBI profile. Here is a screen shot of his FBI profile I captured just days ago. It has never mentioned 9/11.
In a close-up of the same screen shot [below], you can see under Bin Laden's crimes, it states:
"Usama bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world."
You would think if there was evidence that Bin Laden killed over 3,000 people on 9/11, the FBI would not hesitate to include a larger number than 200 deaths. But, as you can see, 9/11 is nowhere to be found on his FBI profile, and Bill Maher wants his brain dead audience to believe that fact was created out of thin air by 9/11 truthers.
Of course, this does not stop Bill Maher from blatantly lying on national TV. In fact, Maher began the rant by stating another deception, that “conspiracy theorists […] are claiming that we didn’t really kill Bin Laden…”. In fact, most conspiracy theorists actually believe Bin Laden died as far back as 2001. For Maher to insinuate that conspiracy theorists “don’t think we killed Bin Laden” is an attempt to make them look kooky by stating a half-truth. Most conspiracy theorists believe that Osama has long been dead, and was not killed just days ago. They wouldn’t be the only ones. See here.
Here is the entirety to Maher’s lying rant on truthers Friday night: [watch segment here]
“Conspiracy theorists who are claiming that we didn’t really kill Bin Laden must be reminded that they didn’t think he did the crime in the first place. Come on nutjobs, keep your bullshit straight. The towers were brought down in a controlled demolition by George W. Bush to distract attention from Hawaii where CIA operatives were planting phony birth records so that a Kenyan named Obama could someday rise to power and pretend to take out the guy we pretended took out the towers. And I…and I know that’s true because I just got it in an email from Trump.”
It all boils down to the old, tiresome fact that people like Bill Maher, who are required to toe the line on official stories [because their jobs, reputations are careers are at stake], have no choice but to lie, distort the truth and ridicule those who search for the facts and ask hard questions because those facts do not coincide with their pre-conceived ideologies.
Maher was fired from his last job on Politically Incorrect by ABC in 2002 because of controversial comments regarding 9/11. Maher said on the show following 9/11, “We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly”.
He is not about to open that can of worms again and get the boot a second time. This is why he never talks about 9/11 unless it is within the context of the official government conspiracy theory or an ad hominem attack rant against 9/11 truthers.
That is the definition of a coward.