Ex-C.I.A. officials admit to making fake Bin Laden tapes

26 05 2010

Many people believe that the videos of Bin Laden which conveniently pop up when the government needs to push new anti-terror legislation or when a President needs re-election are actually fake video tapes put out by the government to fear monger the public. Now a recent Washington Post article basically confirms what many already knew, that the C.I.A. has in fact created fake video tapes of Bin Laden though they still don’t admit to actually releasing the tapes. In The Washington Post article titled: CIA unit’s wacky idea: Depict Saddam as gay 2 ex-C.I.A. officials have gone on record and admitted that they not only considered making fake tapes of Saddam as a homosexual pedophile but did actually create a fake video tape of Bin Laden allegedly bragging about having sex with underage children and claiming responsibility for future attacks on the U.S. Though the ex-C.I.A. officials don’t admit to ever releasing the video tapes it goes to show that using false propaganda in order to sway public opinion is not to be put past the government. (WMD’s anyone?)

The Washington Post article goes to prove that the C.I.A. does in fact create fake video tapes (full of lies) but we are supposed to believe that all of the televised videos of Bin Laden are real even though professional linguists have already proved that several of the supposed “real” video tapes of Bin Laden are not authentic and that the man in the video tapes is not Bin Laden but a bad look-a-like with an even worse dialect.

From the article:

One was to create a video purporting to show the Iraqi dictator having sex with a teenage boy, according to two former CIA officials familiar with the project.

“It would look like it was taken by a hidden camera,” said one of the former officials. “Very grainy, like it was a secret videotaping of a sex session.”

The idea was to then “flood Iraq with the videos,” the former official said.

The agency actually did make a video purporting to show Osama bin Laden and his cronies sitting around a campfire swigging bottles of liquor and savoring their conquests with boys, one of the former CIA officers recalled, chuckling at the memory. The actors were drawn from “some of us darker-skinned employees,” he said.

Eventually, “things ground to a halt,” the other former officer said, because no one could come to agreement on the projects.

The worst part of this Washington Post article is not that the C.I.A. officials are admitting guilt (they certainly are not) but rather “came forward” because they think it’s funny. The article also treats this admission as some kind of funny story that we should all get a laugh out of. I mean, portraying Saddam as a homosexual child molester is hilarious right? Just keep in mind that while such lies may be funny to many people the fake video tapes are meant to fool YOU. These tapes were meant to trick you into hating Saddam even more than you already did. Which makes one wonder, are the stories the government told us about Saddam that made the world hate him even true or are they lies as well? In the end this article reveals to us that the government thinks we are all idiots who can’t tell the difference between fact and fiction. And we probably are.