The ongoing dispute between the intelligence agencies and our country’s 45th President Donald Trump have brought-up long-simmering doubts about the veracity of other things the intelligence agencies have done.
No doubt the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and others do good work, but it’s clear that in the course of what they do there is truth that they are actively obscuring, at the very least. An interview with American in exile Edward Snowden brought up a relevant example of this.
For example, the exiled Snowden was quoted in the Moscow Tribune as saying, “I have documents showing that Bin Laden is still on the CIA’s payroll. He is still receiving more than $100,000 a month, which is being transferred through some front businesses and organizations, directly to his Nassau bank account.”
Continue Edward, “I am not certain where he is now, but in 2013, he was living quietly in his villa with five of his wives and many children. Osama bin Laden was one of the CIA’s most efficient operatives for a long time. What kind of message would it send their other operatives if they were to let the SEALs kill him?”
Concluded Snowden, “They organized his fake death with the collaboration of the Pakistani Secret Services, and he simply abandoned his cover. Since everyone believes he is dead, nobody’s looking for him, so it was pretty easy to disappear. Without the beard and the military jacket, nobody recognizes him.” Do you think this could be true, given under what murky circumstances Obama disposed of Bin Laden’s body?