Stupid Loose Change Forum Post O' the Day
I browse the Loose Change Forum on occasion, even though I can't post there because they ban dissenters. I am always struck by the idiotic things people post, rarely corrected by their truth seeking colleagues. Not to mention the off-the-wall paranoid theories. My favorite is the thread on the dangers of fluoride, in which the poster manages to spell fluoride in numerous creative ways. In any case, this post wins my award for "Stupid Post O' the Day":
3. Osama, if hes still alive, has just a big enough ego to take credit for anything as a propaganda tool. I mean, the word "al Qaeda" comes from the CIA and wasnt even found til 2001..yet Osama now calls his group this? He's a liar.
OK, I have to be honest, his sentence structure is so poor that I am not exactly sure what "found" means, but I am assuming he means that the term Al Qaeda was not used until 2001. I found this interesting, because I remember sitting in a hotel room in Arizona in 1998, watching a documentary on CNN on Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. So as we hop in the wayback machine, and do a Lexis-Nexis search, we find, that CIA front organization, the Vancouver Sun, August 21st, 1998:
Within hours of the Kenya and Tanzania bombings earlier this month, U.S. intelligence officers were pointing the finger at Osama bin Laden, the multi-millionaire Saudi dissident bankrolling a "holy war" against American interests worldwide.
Backed with a $ 500 million Cdn fortune he inherited from his father, a Saudi construction magnate, bin Laden runs a well-armed, well-manned terrorist organization like a private corporation from his base in eastern
Sheltered by the Taliban religious army that controls most of the country, 44-year-old bin Laden can call on between 3,000 and 5,000 Islamic extremists in a dozen countries to carry out attacks under his umbrella organization called Al Qaida (The Base).