Conspiracy Books Led Bin Laden to Question His Own Involvement in 9/11

After reading several books touting conspiracy theories, former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden spent his last days in his compound in Pakistan questioning not only the U.S. government’s version of 9/11 but his own role in the 2001 attacks, newly released documents show.

Among the books bin Laden kept in his Abbottabad compound was David Ray Griffin’s “The New Pearl Harbor,” which claims that the Twin Towers were not brought down by planes and that 9/11 was a “False Flag” operation carried out by the U.S. government.

“All this time I was thinking I was this terrorist mastermind who brought the West to its knees with my brilliant plan,” the former al Qaeda leader and current fish food du jour reportedly admitted to several close friends and wives. “To find out I had nothing to do with it is pretty embarrassing. Like, I’ve literally been hiding in caves, then cooped up in a shitty, though impenetrable, compound for no reason.”

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Bin Laden said he was pretty sure that he remembered ordering, planning and funding the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and U.S. Capitol building but could not explain the collapse of World Trade Center 7 or President Bush’s refusal to stop reading “The Pet Goat” to a class of elementary students.

“I guess after hearing Bush and Cheney say again and again that I was this evil mastermind who killed thousands of people, I just started to believe it,” bin Laden admitted tearfully. This could explain the reason for the unusually large amount of “who am I really?” psychology books found among his collection. However, government officials were unable to explain his collection of Hannah Montana books, which senior intelligence experts say appear to be the most read books on his shelves.