TV Jury Finds Osama Bin Laden "Not Guilty" of 9/11
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Hmmmm... I wonder how I could stir some shit up in the comments on this fine Friday? Let's see... what's in the news reader? Oh, sweet!
A Dutch TV jury has found Osama bin Laden not guilty of the Sept. 11 attacks.
In the conclusion Wednesday night to the show "Devil's Advocate" on Dutch public broadcaster Nederland 2, the jury of two men and three women, along with the studio audience, ruled there was no proof bin Laden was the mastermind behind the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.
The show features star defense attorney Gerard Spong standing up for some of the world's worst criminals.
In the latest show, Spong was able to convince the jury that bin Laden's connection to Sept. 11 was a product of "Western propaganda." The jury also ruled there was insufficient evidence to prove bin Laden was the real head of terrorist network al-Qaida. However, the jury did rule that bin Laden is a "terrorist who has misused Islam."
I'm glad someone finally settled that last bit.
Frankly, I doubt they'd be able to convict Bin Laden in a real-world court either -- "beyond a easonable doubt" is a high standard. But the question I'd pose to those who think it was an inside job is this (and I know not all "Truthers" do): is there any evidence that connects the sinister cabal which you think really did it to the dastardly crimes?
Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet.