There have been many speculations and theories that raid on Osama Bin Laden’s apartment in 2011 was “One Big Lie”. The mainstream media released a fake photo of dead Osama Bin Laden which was later removed.
Iranian Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi stated during a cabinet meeting “We have credible information that Bin Laden died some time ago of a disease, If the US military and intelligence apparatus have really arrested or killed Bin Laden, why don’t they show him [his body]? Why have they thrown his corpse into the sea?”
“We believe that what the US is seeking, by dictated media programs, to overshadow the recent awakening in the region through the release of such reports.” Moslehi said that the raid in Abbottabad was a PR campaign to divert the attention of US citizens from fragile state of US economy.
The alternative narrative is that Bin Laden died in 2001 due to lung complication that started as a result of kidney failure. The mainstream media covered and reported all these reports back then and below are few of those links:
On March 25, 2000 – Chicago Tribune reported that Bin Laden is suffering from Kidney and Liver failure.
CBS news also reported that Bin Laden is dying from of Kidney disease but this story has been removed from there website. An archived link can be found here:
South Asian Analysis Group reported on 2nd of July 2001 that Bin Laden is getting treatment in Pakistan after suffering from renal deficiency, “Bin Laden, who suffers from renal deficiency, has been periodically undergoing dialysis in a Peshawar military hospital with the knowledge and approval of the Inter-Services Intelligence, (ISI) if not of Gen. Pervez Musharraf himself.”
Again this article is removed from the main website saag.org but an archived link can be found below:
A former General Counsel for the CIA was interviewed and he mentioned that DEA found about treatment of Bin Laden in a hospital in Peshawar. DEA wanted to poison Bin Laden but the CIA allegedly rejected this due to the ban on assassinations
In 2006 New York times reported that CIA has closed the unit focused on capturing Bin Laden.
The Guardian reports in July 2001 that CIA meet Bin Laden in Dubai where Saudi Intelligence official Prince Turki al Faisal also meet Bin Laden. Bin Laden was in dubai for treatment where he arrived with his personal doctor and four body guards.
Hamid Mir meet Osama Bin Laden somewhere in Kabul where Bin Laden claimed that he has nuclear weapons.
New York times reports that Bin Laden is dead
Fox News also reported on same day that various sources confirmed that Bin Laden is dead and some 30 close friends have attended his funeral in Tora Bora in Afganistan
FoxNews: Report: Bin Laden Already Dead December 26, 2001
Telegraph also reports that Bin Laden died due to Kidney disease and it was nearly impossible for him to escape US troops for treatment.
28 Dec 2001
Some other links that point to Bin Laden’s death back in 2001 due to kidney disease:
The Guardian: Kidney failure may already have killed Bin Laden 19 January 2002
CNN: Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Bin Laden would need help if on dialysis January 21, 2002
BBC: Tale of Bin Laden’s ‘lonely’ wife 13 March, 2002
ABC News: Experts Examine Bin Laden Tape 20 May, 2002
BBC: Bin Laden ‘probably’ dead 18 July, 2002
CNN: Sources: No bodyguards, no bin Laden 30 July, 2002
Time.com: A Letter From Osama bin Laden July 08, 2002
NYTimes: The Death of bin Ladenism July 11, 2002
CNN: Karzai: bin Laden ‘probably’ dead October 7, 2002
CNN: Magazine runs what it calls bin Laden’s will October 26, 2002
Rumsfeld says no clues to bin laden since 2001 September 11, 2004
Washington Post: Bin Laden Trail ‘Stone Cold’ September 10, 2006
Osama died in 2001: MSNBC hit piece unwittingly reveals corroboration for Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik’s assertion
Mainstream media reported multiple times that Bin Laden died because of Kidney disease in December 2001. It is very unlikely that he was kept alive to be killed at a later time. There has been no visual proof given by the CIA after US troops allegedly killed Bin Laden in Abbottabad.