Bin Laden’s bookshelf: How al Qaeda leader had 9/11 conspiracy theories and books by left-wing radical Noam Chomsky

unnamed-13A newly-released list of Osama bin Laden’s ‘bookshelf’ has revealed the al Qaeda leader was obsessed with 9/11 conspiracy theories and U.S. military strategy along with dabbling in works about the Illuminati bloodlines and magic.

The titles of hundreds of books, journals and newspaper articles recovered during the raid on bin Laden’s Pakistani compound were published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Wednesday.

Dozens of letters written by bin Laden to his family and senior members of al Qaeda were also released.

Works by left-wing liberals Noam Chomsky and Michael Scheuer were recovered from the bin Laden home along with the Oxford History of Modern War and Bloodlines of the Illuminati by Fritz Springmeier…

  • BillyHW

    Boy that Noam Chomsky fan club is the place to be.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If you irrationally hate America, Chomsky will give you the validation that you seek.
    It’s all half truths and made up nonsense, but for most of that crowd, that’s all they need.
    It’s all they want.

  • El Martyachi

    Even my lefty linguistics profs (they were all lefties, except for MAYBE the 80+ year old one) were embarrassed by Chomsky.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Tell me more. I had always heard that he was well regard for his linguistic theories, but that info might be 30-years out of date too.

      • El Martyachi

        His magnum opus was written about 50 years ago. It was a big all-encompassing theory of grammar, most of which was chucked (phoneticians especially seem to hate him).

        His Big Idea that stuck was generative grammar and its impact on syntax. Specifically his way of parsing out sentences in a tree-like hierarchy birthed a methodology that’s useful and has stuck around — even if the ideas originally behind it haven’t. I took a full year of something called X-bar theory which, while useful, ends up being pretty clumsy by the time all the exceptions to rules are accounted for. Serious linguists beyond undergrad level seem not to be huge fans of his, and not solely (though mainly) because of his political activism. I got as far as undergrad with a few semesters that were half grad/undergrad for syntax and research methods.

        • El Martyachi

          .. .and by serious linguists I mean the ones that deal with language as it is spoken. There’s a whole slew of them who do no such thing. They’re technically linguists I guess but it seems like a whole lot of wanking to me.

  • FactsWillOut

    Blaming Chomski for Bin Laden is like Blaming Geller for for Breivik.
    We are better than them, and the only way will win is by fighting, not by adopting their tactics.

    • El Martyachi

      I don’t see anyone blaming Chomsky for Bin Laden. People who hate America seem to love Chomsky.

    • Frau Katze

      It would be,.,if anyone tried it. Maybe they will…this is just new info.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    So far, nobody has asked Chomsky to rise from his crypt and comment on this.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I thought he was still alive.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        He is, but he might as well be dead for all his present irrelevance.

  • David Murrell

    At my university bookstore, the political science section is chock full of Chomsky books. Our left wing poli sci department has a say in what books are ordered in our bookstore, and this is the type of drivel that shows up there. Chomsky is pro-fascist, so that Osama Bin Laden — a true Nazi — would read him does not surprise me..

    • El Martyachi

      He’s the David Suzuki of linguistics basically.

  • DVult

    Any sane person only has to read 2-3 lines of any Chumpsky book to figure out that he is a complete idiot.

  • Rozza

    Bin Laden did deny doing the new Pearl Harbor on Al Jezera in high def days after 9/11. He only started claiming resposibility later when he became younger and his videoes of low quality. Perhaps he was trying to learn how to drop 3 skyscrapers with 2 planes whilst bending the laws of physics, he should have had more faith in miracles, insha Allah.

  • Rozza

    Bin Laden did deny doing the new Pearl Harbor
    on Al Jezera in high def days after 9/11.
    He only started claiming resposibility later
    when he became younger and his videoes
    of low quality.
    Perhaps he was into all those
    crazy twoofer conspiracy books trying to learn
    how to drop 3 skyscrapers with 2 planes
    whilst bending the laws of physics.
    He should have had more faith in miracles,
    insha Allah.