America's number one enemy is dead. "I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda and a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children," US President Barack Obama said during a statement from the White House Sunday evening.
This is actually the second time a high-ranking official has made such an announcement. On YouTube, you may find a video available online with over 1.6 million views of Benazir Bhutto explaining to David Frost that Osama bin Laden was murdered in the early 2000s. We carry it in our video archive and you can view it here: Benazir Bhutto: Bin Laden was murdered.
According to the video caption, the BBC censored the clip, then reinstated it and claimed they had not censored it after all. The program aired on 2nd November 2007, before Bhutto was assassinated, and David Frost the presenter "did not challenge her on her assertion (at 2:14 on the clip) that Bin Laden was murdered. It would make sense that the West would cover up such a truth, as Bin Laden was needed as a "bogeyman" to continue the farcical "War on Terror."
There are other reports that bin Laden died of kidney failure even earlier than Bhutto claimed. But he has probably been dead for years. Apparently the last confirmable sightings of bin Laden came when he was traveling around Los Angeles back in the 1990s under the name "Tim Osman." He was meeting with his CIA handlers presumably. Later on he would show up in France (just before 9/11) for kidney treatment. He had bad kidneys.