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The United States Central Intelligence Agency has released a new trove of documents from computers found in the Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound at which Osama Bin Laden was killed in May 2011. Interest in the trove was so high that the agency's servers fell over. At the time of writing www.cia.gov/library/abbottabad-compound/ …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If I was holed up in a bunker unable to leave because the American government wants to kill me then I can see no better way to pass my time than Disney films and Steam.

    Did they find any pr0n? My money is on busty American blondes or Abbu Hamza in a nappy.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I'm leaning more toward bestiality.

      Goats and stuff...

      1. Khaptain Silver badge

        "I'm leaning more toward bestiality. Goats and stuff..."

        Could be worse:

        Goatse and snuff

        1. JimboSmith Silver badge
          Childcatcher

          Could be worse Goatees and Fluff

      2. 's water music Silver badge
        Joke

        I'm leaning more toward bestiality.

        Goats and stuff...

        But enough about you...

      3. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        "Goats and stuff..."

        https://pics.onsizzle.com/why-do-terrorists-always-wear-robes-because-goats-can-hear-1590186.png

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      RE: AC

      How does one fasten a nappy with a hook?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        RE: AC

        With a safety pin.

      2. Dabooka Silver badge

        Re: RE: AC

        'How does one fasten a nappy with a hook?'

        Carefully. Very, very, carefully....

        1. Scroticus Canis
          Trollface

          Re: RE: AC - Carefully. Very, very, carefully....

          But not quite as carefully as he wipes his arse I bet.

      3. magickmark

        Re: RE: AC

        Carefully?

  2. Tom 64
    Coffee/keyboard

    Malware

    He obviously had a net connected PC, hence steam and halflife (a not inconsiderable download on a shit connection), so I wonder if the malware had a role in fingering him.

    1. Dan 55 Silver badge
      Black Helicopters

      Re: Malware

      1. How on earth could someone notably that paranoid about being online manage to have a Steam account or let anyone near him have a Steam account? (Half Life came out on DVD with no need for Steam, remember.)

      2. What's Steam slurping from computers which means that Valve were able to identify him?

      1. Tom 38 Silver badge

        Re: Malware

        1. How on earth could someone notably that paranoid about being online manage to have a Steam account or let anyone near him have a Steam account? (Half Life came out on DVD with no need for Steam, remember.)

        2. What's Steam slurping from computers which means that Valve were able to identify him?

        * Who says it was his PC? It was a PC in the compound.

        * I don't think his email for steam was "binladen+steam@gmail.com"

        * He's not playing HL, he's playing counterstrike (he likes de_dust)

        * Torrenting popular films and playing counterstrike is a common use of a PC, particularly in Pakistan

        What would be more shocking is if the end of round screenshots show that whoever was using the PC only played CT.

        1. Dan 55 Silver badge

          Re: Malware

          Who says it was his PC?

          Not I.

          Torrenting popular films and playing counterstrike is a common use of a PC, particularly in Pakistan

          Is Counterstrike a thing over a satellite link? I thought the best they could hope for was LAN play.

          1. ZanzibarRastapopulous

            Re: Malware

            > "I thought the best they could hope for was LAN play."

            In the end, Osama got something altogether more realistic.

        2. Anonymous Cow Herder

          Re: Malware

          "Torrenting popular films and playing counterstrike is a common use of a PC, particularly in Pakistan"

          He was stealing films!! What a b*****d. Honestly the more I hear about that man, the less I like him.

      2. lglethal Silver badge
        Go

        Re: Malware

        "2. What's Steam slurping from computers which means that Valve were able to identify him?"

        Umm i think you might have misunderstood that. Someone at Valve obviously had a look at the list of files released by the CIA, noticed the files listed in the tweet (de_dust!), and could safely conclude that the Computer in his compound was running Steam.

        Hence there comment. They weren't slurping data or knowing that they had Osama on Steam, it's more along the lines of "Holy cow, Osama was one of our users!"

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It was the game makers fault he turned out so evil

    We should have listened to the PMRC

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Probably gone down

    Because some weaponised autistic found too many holes in the story.

    It's just filler data, stuff sold to the average basement dweller to convince him/her that the rest of the story holds together, I'm surprised it doesn' have "Osama's" written on the cover.

    No proof he was killed, the family are big business partners for the Bushes.

    1. LDS Silver badge
      Joke

      "the family are big business partners for the Bushes."

      Many would like to have a Navy SEAL team available to get rid of some relatives...

    2. Khaptain Silver badge

      Re: Probably gone down

      "No proof he was killed" :

      Personally I never understood why the body was so very quickly dumped at sea... The greatest terrorist in the 21 century and we simply dumped his body... very strange methods here. Why didn't they use the body as a propaganda tool, or at the very least try and study its DNA in order to establish if there were scientific reasons behinds acts etc..

      "The family are big business partners for the Bushes", was it all a money game from the very outset, probably part it was ?

      I have not read any full verifiable reports and from what it available it is indeed very difficult to know whether the real Osama Bin Laden was actually killed, whether it was a setup etc etc.. The conspiracy theorists definitely have point and I personally don't know how to determine what is truth from fiction. None of us we there and nothing remains to establish proof.

      Just like 911 we will never be allowed to learn the whole truth.. I won't argue about any of this though as those that actually know probably don't want the rest of the world to know the whole story.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Probably gone down

        > Why didn't they use the body as a propaganda tool

        They did. It's hard to pay respects at the grave of a martyr when he's been tossed overboard along with the potato peelings from the ship's galley.

        It means he has no grave for misguided idiots to worship and it's a disrespectful 'fuck you' to him and his followers.

        I guess it's possible they have him in a box somewhere and don't want to admit it, but what would be the point of that?

      2. tfb Silver badge
        Mushroom

        Re: Probably gone down

        His body was disposed of at sea, and quickly because there were sensitivities about funeral & burial traditions for Muslims and they *really* didn't want to get involved in holding onto his body which would arguably violate some of those traditions, or burying it anywhere where anyone could know where it was which might become a shrine.

        In other words they were just avoiding being completely stupid about the whole thing, because, at that time, the US was not run by fuckwits.

        This was widely discussed at the time, although obviously conspiratards will conveniently ignore that.

        1. sz54c8

          Re: Probably gone down

          I remember reading the Seals were ordered to cut his body up and throw it out over the Hindukush. But when they returned the Obama regime had decided to go public rather than keep the op a secret for political purposes. So they had to come up with a cover story - the "burial at sea". Just something I read, YMMV.

        2. LDS Silver badge

          "ecause, at that time, the US was not run by fuckwits."

          Yeah, they became suddenly very politically correct about traditions - just showing fear, not respect. Maybe having avoided Abu Ghraib would have been more useful?

          About not "run by fuckwits", the disasters in Syria, Libya and Egypt say otherwise - even if actions in Libya were initiated by France and UK, true, they would have not gone far, without US. Totally misunderstanding what would have happened later without a real plan to lead the events, instead of just suffering them. We can thank Obama and H. Clinton if right-wing parties in Europe can ride the menace of uncontrolled immigration.

          US (and the rest of the world) would need real statesmen, not people good at being elected, just to show all their incompetence immediately after.

          1. Dan 55 Silver badge

            Re: "ecause, at that time, the US was not run by fuckwits."

            About not "run by fuckwits", the disasters in Syria, Libya and Egypt say otherwise

            Libya - The US decided to get involved after being dragged in by France. Turned out crap.

            Syria - The US decided to get involved. Turned out crap.

            Egypt - The US decided not to get involved. Turned out crap.

            Whatever you do or don't do in the Middle East, it will turn out crap.

        3. Hans 1 Silver badge
          Holmes

          Re: Probably gone down

          His body was disposed of at sea</em?

          <em> burying it anywhere where anyone could know where it was which might become a shrine.

          The sea is the shrine, now, then, rather big one at that, if you ask me ... Muslim traditions was it, i think ... hiding the "burial" place ? They told all and sundry that he was disposed of in the ocean ... so, you only need to find seawater somewhere, like, 70% of the planets surface is sea water and you have a shrine ...

          Dumb & Dumber ...

          1. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

            Re: Probably gone down

            The sea is the shrine, now, then, rather big one at that, if you ask me ...

            Maybe, though I don't see any flocking to the coast to treat it as such.

            For all the 'it was the wrong thing to do' claims I don't see any evidence that it was. I don't see any credible case presented that things would have been better if something else had been done.

            I know there are some who take a view that it would have been better to wrap the body up in bacon, stick it in a see-through box in Time Square, and have it pissed on every hour. That might satisfy their hatred towards him, but I don't think it would actually have been "better".

      3. LDS Silver badge

        "Personally I never understood why the body"

        IMHO it's probably another big show of political incompetence: they didn't know what to do with the body after the raid, and had many fears ranging from irritating Muslims, including more moderate ones, to make him some sort of martyr, and a tomb could become a symbol. The result was a silly action which cold only generate doubts, but was probably deemed the "less evil".

        It showed again the very low reached by US foreign policies and actions, in the hands of people wholly lacking the competence required - and it doesn't matter if they are democrats (Obama, the Clintons) or republicans (the Bushes, Cheney, Trump). It's mostly a matter of a whole class of politicians who really believe US are so special they don't need to understand the rest of world.

        Next upcoming big mistake: sacrificing Kurds despite what they did to defeat ISIS fighting in place of Americans...

      4. Tom 38 Silver badge
        Black Helicopters

        @Khaptain

        Why didn't they use the body as a propaganda tool, or at the very least try and study its DNA in order to establish if there were scientific reasons behinds acts etc

        Shoo! Back to the Victorian era for you.

        I personally don't know how to determine what is truth from fiction.

        Aaah, it all becomes clear.

        1. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

          Re: @Khaptain

          Shoo! Back to the Victorian era for you.

          But phrenology was such an exact science!

          1. Tim Jenkins

            Re: @Khaptain

            “Uh, sir, phrenology was dismissed as quackery a hundred-sixty years ago.” – Mr. Smithers

            “Of course you’d say that, you have the brainpan of a stagecoach tilter.” – C.M. Burns

      5. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

        Re: Probably gone down

        Dumping the body at sea and treating it with respect was the solution which created the fewest problems for the future. It's gone. End of. No; we don't know where we dumped it exactly, we had the SatNav off. Sorry.

        Whether they did do exactly as claimed we will never know but it doesn't really matter so long as everyone is happy to believe it did happen that way or amounts to having done that.

        By dumping the body at sea almost every conceivable plan there could be to exploit the body of OBL was avoided, as were all the difficulties and risks of doing otherwise. The worst outcome would be that it attracted conspiracy theories which would take time to fade.

        As far as I can see; the only rational reason for wanting to hold on to the body would be to antagonise those who were willing to be antagonised. And the only people who would want to do that would be those who had a desire for increased conflict.

        As it was the west had over-inflated the ongoing importance of OBL, over-estimated what reaction there would be to his death and the damage done to al-Queda. We saw it as a big thing, they did not, they just shrugged and carried on as if nothing much had happened.

    3. Jim 59

      Re: Probably gone down

      No proof he was killed.

      What sort of proof would convince you ? There have been no more videos or statements released by BL and no more has been heard from him. Al Quaida has not denied his death or contradicted the US account. If B-L was still alive, he could simply release a video and thereby securing a massive propagands coup.

      The contention that he is alive would require an intricate conspiracy theory. Similar theories would used to claim that almost anyone is still alive. So, his death seems to be as sure as anyone else's.

      1. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

        Re: Probably gone down

        So, his death seems to be as sure as anyone else's.

        Steady on, you are trying to use logic with a conspiracy theorist. Which is akin to mud-wrestling with a pig - you get dirst and the pig enjoys the attention..

      2. Zolko
        Mushroom

        Re: Probably gone down

        No proof he was killed.

        The contention that he is alive...

        there is a logical hole in your argument: he could have been dead since a very long time. There were no more videos of Bin Laden since years, only some bad audio recording identified by the CIA as proof that he was still alive. The same CIA who dumped a corps no-one could identify because it was shot into the head during the fight. The same CIA who made a DNA test in less than 24 hours in Afghanistan, when it took the NY police 1 week to confirm it was the sperm of the IMF's director on the carpet.

        The USA needed him alive because that served their war on terror very well. But when the new bad guy became Kadhafi and Assad, and the new good guys were the Al Nusra front, who are affiliates of Al Quaida, tracking Bin Laden and helping Al Nusra was too difficult to explain, and even dumbsters would have seen the contradiction.

        1. Tom 38 Silver badge
          Headmaster

          Re: Probably gone down

          corps: a main subdivision of an army in the field, consisting of two or more divisions

          corpse: a dead body

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Counter-strike

    Wonder what his K/D ratio was...

    1. astrax

      Re: Counter-strike

      Here is an excerpt his CS AMX server options:

      public plugin_init(){

      register_plugin("Respawn NEVER", VERSION, "Operation Neptune Spear")

      register_event("DeathMsg","on_Death","wtf is Geronimo?")

      register_cvar("sv_checkpistols", "0")

      }

  6. wolfetone Silver badge

    All well and good

    But where are the JFK files?

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: All well and good

      I've been wondering that too. Big headlines about huge numbers of documents being released and then....silence from the media. Not even speculation on the few remaining unreleased ones.

  7. Tigra 07 Silver badge
    Mushroom

    Uncle Osama's TV Time...

    Well, Chicken Little seems appropriate...

    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! No, really Osama!

    BOOM!

  8. jgarbo
    Facepalm

    Enough!

    This is past ridiculous. Abbottabad was a phony op. God knows who if anyone was killed. OBL's boss, the CIA, has already confirmed he died, probably of renal failure in Tora Bora, in late 2001, a few months after 9/11. Never on an FBI wanted listed and always denied involvement in 9/11.

    The 2011 game was so silly, lost helo, shot wrong people, "Muslim" burial at sea, no records. Suddenly the CIA releases docs? Nonsense.

    1. Tigra 07 Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Re: jgarbo

      Voted down solely because you didn't see the irony of saying "probably" and "confirmed" in the same sentence while pursuing a conspiracy theory.

      Where's the tinfoil hat icon?

    2. Def Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Re: Enough!

      ...confirmed he died... in late 2001...

      So all those verifiable videos featuring him referencing recent events of the time released after that date are fake news, huh?

      Seriously, discard your tin foil hat and go and get some fresh air.

      This is past ridiculous.

      I couldn't agree more.

    3. JimboSmith Silver badge

      Re: Enough!

      You are the minicab driver I had shortly after the 7/7 bombing in London. He told me with absolute certainty that the Piccadilly Line would be closed for years in the bombed section as it had partially collapsed. I knew someone who worked for TFL and he said the damage (to the tunnel) wasn't as bad as it could have been and was fixable. However this didn't stop him telling me I was wrong and being lied to or I was part of the cover-up.

    4. Zolko

      Re: Enough!

      confirmed he died, probably of renal failure in Tora Bora, in late 2001, a few months after 9/11

      link, FoxNews:

      http://www.foxnews.com/story/2001/12/26/report-bin-laden-already-dead.html

      Published December 26, 2001 Fox News

      Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader.

  9. FlamingDeath Bronze badge

    Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

    Just like the JFK files being released, you wont find any truth in them, just more disinformation.

    This may come as a shock to many; You're being lied to on a daily basis

    It always amazes me, the look of shock and horror and that 'caught in the headlights expression on their faces, when I tell them, yes, the deepstate will murder you and your family to meet their objectives, 9/11 is a classic example, there are many more to point to in history.

    9/11 was an inside job, so was the assasination of JFK

    And as for the alleged killing of OBL by the US, show us the evidence!!!

    The reeality is, OBL and the CIA were buddies, from wqay back when the Russians were in Afgahnistan, he was what we would refer to today as a 'moderate rebel'

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

      You can't win.

      If your wrong you'll call it fake news.

      If your right they'll call it fake news.

      That's what fake news is for, there is nothing that can come out in the press anymore that can damage anyone or any government because it's all fake news.

      Welcome to the new world order.

      Personally I've read up on conspiracy theories and looked to see if there is anything in them, sure there are a lot of things that don't add up but there is no smoking gun so I keep an open mind on such things.

      1. Tom 38 Silver badge
        Headmaster

        Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

        Do you think the NWO will insist on grammar lessons?

    2. phuzz Silver badge
      WTF?

      Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

      "It always amazes me, the look of shock and horror and that 'caught in the headlights expression on their faces"

      Just FYI, what you're seeing there is the average person's "oh fuck he's ranting, how can I slowly back away from the crazy person" expression, not them thinking "oh wow my mind has been blown and suddenly I see the truth".

      That said: "The reeality is, OBL and the CIA were buddies, from wqay back when the Russians were in Afgahnistan" [SIC through-out], isn't wrong, but you're looking at it the wrong way. It's not that the CIA had some master plan in 1980 to fund this bloke Osama so that they could use him twenty years later in a false-flag operation, it's because at the time they genuinely thought it was a good idea to give guns to the religious fundamentalists, and that there was no way that this could possibly go wrong, no-siree-Bob. (Spoiler, it went wrong.)

      Just remember Hanlon's razor, "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity", ie it's much more likely that the CIA are fucking incompetents, rather than grand masterminds.

      Oh, and keep an eye out in twenty years for some ex US-backed Syrian rebel with a grudge turning terrorist.

      1. Alistair Silver badge
        Windows

        Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

        ummm Phuzz .... you might want to look both a little closer, and a good bit farther back .. Syrian Rebel with a grudge turning terrorist is pretty much where ISIS came from, and yes, both the CIA and whatever hat Bandar alSaud is wearing these days *are* seriously fucking incompetent.

        Keep in mind that the leaders of Iraq, Egypt and Syria were not precisely democratically elected way way back. Oh ... look at that.....

    3. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge
      Holmes

      Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

      This may come as a shock to many; You're being lied to on a daily basis

      As the man says -->

      But that doesn't mean everything is a lie or conspiracy theories are the only truth we have.

      We are even lied to by conspiracy theorists who seek to push their own agendas and by others who call truth fake news and call lies alternative fact.

      Just because something might be it doesn't mean it's true and just because it might not be doesn't mean it's a lie.

      As my nan said; "JFK wasn't shot by Oswald. JFK was dead the night before and it was all a ploy to blame Republicans. I know. I pulled the trigger". My nan wouldn't lie. Me neither.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

        Was your nan radicalised by playing Counterstrike too?

      2. JimboSmith Silver badge

        Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

        As my nan said; "JFK wasn't shot by Oswald. JFK was dead the night before and it was all a ploy to blame Republicans. I know. I pulled the trigger". My nan wouldn't lie. Me neither.

        Ted - "Now Dougal listen, these bishops are very important. I'll stay around you all the time in case you say something to them that you're not supposed to say"

        Dougal - "Like what?"

        Ted - "Like what you said to Bishop Lyndsey when he asked where I was when Kennedy was shot, I mean you overreacted slightly there, he wasn't accusing me of anything!"

    4. IsJustabloke Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

      @FlamingDeath

      How do you make it through a single day ?

    5. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hey look, a three-headed monkey!

      I once found out the truth regarding a conspiracy at my college. Nothing I could do or say about it at the time as I wasn't supposed to know anything and there was an ongoing investigation. Suffice to say the conspiracy theories were all bullspit but it was fascinating to see what people thought was going on.

    6. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken Silver badge

      Re: assasination of JFK was an inside job

      Well, technically true, as JFK shot himself. It's all explained in this excellent documentary.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    zero bravo

    When grandpa comes to stay with you everything in your house magically belongs to him.

    Childrens toys,your ps2 and games , the contents of the wifes handbag,all his.

  11. Marco van de Voort

    ps4 in 2011

    it is a bit strange to have a ps4 game in 2011, when ps4 came out in 2013 ?

    1. Rameses Niblick the Third Kerplunk Kerplunk Whoops Where's My Thribble? Silver badge

      Re: ps4 in 2011

      It may just be possible that the image is for illustrative purposes only, rather than the actual copy found in the actual actual compound.

      I'm guessing.

      Not that I'm saying someone couldn't have chosen a BETTER illustrative image, but still.

      1. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

        Re: ps4 in 2011

        image is for illustrative purposes only, rather than the actual copy found

        It's all a conspiracy! I know it is because my cat told me so!

        And she wouldn't lie.

        1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge
          Black Helicopters

          Re: ps4 in 2011

          The cats are part of the conspiracy!

          1. Mark 85 Silver badge

            Re: ps4 in 2011

            The cats are part the ones who run of the conspiracy!

            FTFY

            1. Marco van de Voort

              Re: ps4 in 2011

              Inside only. Outside it is the pigs.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    saved game states

    I can download the files and finish what he started.

    That's me on a watch list.

  13. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge
    Devil

    Work for El Reg

    Can El Reg check out his browser settings and find out if he had a Reg account?

    Didn't Eadon disappear off these forums at about the same time?

    Just sayin'

    1. Alistair Silver badge
      Windows

      Re: Work for El Reg

      @IAS

      You do know that mentioning ghosts is considered a way of calling them back right?... I might have to start an exorcism, as a preventative measure.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Work for El Reg

      And just after Eadon disappeared we got Jake..... coincidence or conspiracy ?

      1. Alister Silver badge

        Re: Work for El Reg

        Jake was around a long time before Eadon, sorry to piss on your conspiracy.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Links with Iran

    How very convenient this document dump provides evidence of that link.

  15. ColonelClaw

    Just spotted this gem on the CIA web site, one of the videos he had was "Where in the World is Osama bin Laden"

    https://www.cia.gov/news-information/press-releases-statements/2017-press-releases-statements/cia-releases-additional-files-recovered-in-ubl-compound-raid.html

  16. arctic_haze Silver badge
    Alien

    Ultimate conspiracy theory

    John Lennon and Lady Di dissolved Obama in acid used by NASA in false space flights and have been using his remains to sprinkle us all from above creating the dreadful chemtrails.

  17. Suricou Raven

    Not sure I'd believe this.

    I'm not buying into any of the fake-death conspiracy theories, but consider a much smaller, simpler one: The US government wants to undermine enemy morale, and what better way to do that than to tarnish the image of an enemy leader? All they need to do is add a few more files in and Osama goes from ultra-devout servant of Allah to a hypocrite who condemns western culture in public then enjoys American games, movies and porn in private.

    1. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge

      Re: Not sure I'd believe this.

      Osama goes from ultra-devout servant of Allah to a hypocrite

      They tried that back in 2011 almost immediately after his death. Had no effect.

      Might as well try telling a loyal Trumpkin that their president has links with Russia. They are not going believe you. Fake news. Lock her up.

  18. YARR
    Stop

    No privacy for the dead, no privacy for anyone except the rulers of this hierarchy of "freedom"

    I wonder what criteria they use to decide what private information is relevant to the public interest?

    If an authority arrests / kills you without proving your guilt, should you have fewer rights (including privacy) than anyone else? Even if they do prove you have committed a crime, should you lose your privacy? Should a criminal's rights diminish in proportion to the severity of their crime?

    Since they (allegedly) killed Osama without bringing him to trial, the US government can wash it's hands of any need to lawfully prove his involvement in 9/11 and other purported terrorism. As with Russian electoral interfering, the media tells us what to think without providing evidence. How convenient.

    If morality is served in equal measure, all who deny others their rights must accept the loss of those rights themselves.

  19. Florida1920 Silver badge
    Devil

    The last word

    Lee Harvey Oswald shot Osama bin Laden. I just said that on the Internet, so it must be true.

  20. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken Silver badge

    Do the released files say anything about whether a copy of Catcher in the Rye was found? Possibly the 1996 paperback edition with the typo on page 73?

    I merely ask for information.

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