Top Dr Claims:Bin Laden Died in 2001
An MSNBC hit piece that attempts to debunk Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik’s
assertion that Osama Bin Laden died from Marfan syndrome in 2001
unwittingly provides corroboration from a top Cornell doctor who first
made similar statements in an interview with Salon magazine two months
Pieczenik, a State Department official in three different administrations and an award-winning Harvard Medical School luminary, told The Alex Jones Show last week
that the alleged raid on Bin Laden’s compound was a fable because Osama
had already been dead for the best part of a decade. Pieczenik
originally appeared on the show back in April 2002 when he asserted that
Bin Laden had been “dead for months,” and that the government was
waiting for the most politically expedient time to roll out his corpse.
Pieczenik said that Osama Bin Laden died in 2001, “Not because
special forces had killed him, but because as a physician I had known
that the CIA physicians had treated him and it was on the intelligence
roster that he had marfan syndrome,” adding that the US government knew
Bin Laden was dead before they invaded Afghanistan.
According to French intelligence reports, CIA agents visited Bin Laden at the American Hospital in Dubai in July 2001, two months before 9/11.
It was also widely acknowledged at the time that Bin Laden needed a
kidney dialysis machine because of renal health problems. Indeed, CBS News reported
that Bin Laden was having kidney dialysis treatment the night before
9/11. No dialysis machine was found in the alleged compound in Pakistan,
which prompted the corporate media to backtrack and report that that he actually had kidney stones, not kidney disease, despite the fact that the CIA admitted back in 2008 that Bin Laden had suffered from kidney failure.
Other accounts from 2000-2001 claimed that Osama was also suffering
from Hepatitis C and had only two more years to live. Despite all these
health problems, on Saturday the White House released video footage of Bin Laden
which it claimed was filmed in fall 2010, although the clips show a
younger and healthier looking Osama compared with video footage from
Marfan syndrome is a degenerative genetic disease for which there is
no permanent cure. The illness severely shortens the life span of the
sufferer and can cause instant death from the sudden rupture of the
“Back then, after the 9/11 terror attacks, medical experts weighed in
on bin Laden’s tall, frame, lanky limbs and long face, all classic
physical symptoms of Marfan syndrome,” states the MSNBC report.
The article then quotes Dr. Richard Devereux, a clinician who treats
patients with the illness at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New
York. In a November 9, 2001 interview with Salon magazine,
Devereux said of Bin Laden, “He is Marfanoid. He seems to have long
fingers and long arms. His head appears to be elongated and his face
narrow … It’s certainly conceivable that he has the Marfan syndrome and
could be evaluated for it.”
After MSNBC attempted to speak to the doctor again on the topic in
light of Bin Laden’s alleged assassination, they were told by a hospital
spokesman that Devereux “doesn’t want to talk about bin Laden now.”
Despite MSNBC’s best efforts to debunk Pieczenik’s assertion that Bin
Laden died from Marfan syndrome in 2001 – they go on to quote another
doctor who claims that Bin Laden never had the illness – Pieczenik’s
source for the information comes directly from intelligence files that
he saw over nine years ago confirming that the terror leader was dead.
This means that the entire narrative of Bin Laden’s alleged
assassination put out by the Obama administration is an act of mass
public deception. Obama has benefited enormously from cultivating a
‘tough guy’ image out of the fabled raid, enjoying a 13 point approval
rating bounce according to an Associated Press poll.
Pieczenik’s credibility is beyond reproach (bio).
As well as serving under five US presidents, he wrote the book on
psychological warfare and counter terrorism for the State Department,
while also developing foundational strategies for hostage rescue that
were later employed around the world. He also won two prestigious Harry
C. Solomon Awards while studying at Harvard Medical School.
Pieczenik’s record underscores the fact that he is one of the most
deeply connected men in intelligence circles over the past three decades
plus. He was a top spymaster involved in all manner of black-ops,
undercover missions and classified work.
Pieczenik’s assertion that Bin Laden has been dead for years is also backed up by a myriad of other intelligence professionals and heads of state,
including Former CIA officer and hugely respected intelligence &
foreign policy expert Robert Baer, as well as former FBI counter-terror
head Dale Watson, who have all gone on the record to state that Osama
was dead long before the raid on his alleged Pakistani compound earlier
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