Wednesday, April 15, 2009

FoxNews on the Dutch TV Trial

We covered this a week ago, but FoxNews added some details. Although in their defense, I must say that the European reality shows are better than ours. Well, at least the shower scenes are...

"If you compare all those videos with the man said to be bin Laden, you can see very obvious details that it's not the same person," Spong continued. "So there's a reasonable doubt that it's bin Laden on several videos."

Spong also cited bin Laden's poster on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" and "Most Wanted Terrorists" list, which includes no mention of 9/11. Spong argued that because the FBI did not list the events of 9/11 on the poster, it is proof that the U.S. government doesn't consider bin Laden to be the mastermind. That omission is often cited by conspiracy theorists as proof that bin Laden is not connected to the attacks.

FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said 9/11 is not mentioned on the posters because bin Laden hasn't been formally indicted in connection to the attacks. The poster mentions only his role in the U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa in August 1998 that killed more than 200 people, for which he has been charged. He remains a "suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world," according to the FBI's Web page.