|While in our society media and government people may have a hard time understanding that we dream the future and can derive vitally important messages from precognitive and early warning dreams, Osama bin Laden knew better. One of the most fascinating and chilling stories of 9-11 to emerge since the terror attacks is that the man behind the mass murders feared that dreamers would expose his plot before it was carried out.
On December 13, 2001 the Pentagon released a videotape in which Osama bin Laden and some of his followers discussed the 9-11 attacks on the United States with a visiting shaikh, believed to be an extremist Saudi cleric. The tape was said to have been made in Kandahar on November 5, 2001. Though the quality of the recording was poor, many independent analysts agreed that the tape was probably genuine and that the English translation prepared by George Michaels and Dr Kassem Wahba of Johns Hopkins University was substantially accurate.
The video segments in which Osama bin Laden boasted of how he had orchestrated the 9-11 terror attacks generated headlines throughout the world media. The media almost completely ignored the fact that about half of the video discussion is about dreams and visions. Bin Laden and the visiting shaikh talk about a series of dreams predating 9-11 in which members of the terror support network who were not privy to the details of the plot foresaw, sometimes with considerable accuracy, what was going to take place.
Bin Laden tells his guest that a man called Abu al-Hasan told him "a year ago":
I saw in a dream we were playing a soccer game against the Americans. When our team showed up on the field, they were all pilots! So I wondered if that was as soccer game or a pilot game? Our players were pilots.
Bin Laden specified that the dreamer knew nothing about the 9-11 operation until he heard it on the news. "He said the game went on and we defeated them. That was a good omen for us."
One of Bin Laden's followers is next heard saying off-camera:
Abd al-Rahman said he saw a vision before the operation. A plane crashed into a building. He knew nothing about it.
The shaikh contributes another dream or vision, from one of the "religious people" who had come to Afghanistan to support the cause:
I saw a vision, I was in a huge plane, long and wide. I was carrying it on my shoulders and I walked from the road to the desert for half a kilometer. I was dragging the plane.
This dream may have anticipated the burden the kamikaze skyjackers would impose on the people of Afghanistan, and their own networks?
The shaikh quotes another man who told him that he "saw" in 2000 "people who left for jihad and they found themselves in New York in Washington and New York". There was something about a plane crashing into a building that was not understood until 9-11.
I have another man my god he said and swore by Allah that his wife had seen the incident a week earlier. She had seen the plane crashing into a building.
Osama Bin Laden intervenes at this point to discuss operational security. He explains that the men tasked with the 9-11 attacks were kept in the dark about the specifics of the operation until the last moment. "All they knew was that they had a martyrdom operation We did not reveal the operation to them until they are there and just before they boarded the planes."
Someone in the group asks Bin Laden to tell the dream of one Abu Da'ud. He responds:
We were at the camp of one of the brother's guards in Kandahar He came close and told me that he saw, in a dream, a tall building in America, and in the same dream he saw Mukhtar teaching them how to play karate.
Next Bin Laden makes an extraordinary revelation:
At that point, I was worried that maybe the secret would be revealed if everyone starts seeing it in their dream. So I closed the subject. I told him if he sees another dream, not to tell anybody, because people would be upset with him.
It is interesting to speculate whether the dreams discussed in the bin Laden tape are the result of telepathy (tuning in to the toughts of others) or precognition (foreknowledge of a future event). Either way, it is fascinating that bin Laden recognized that dreamers had the power to expose his evil designs.
We know now that many people around the world were dreaming of the horror of 9-11 before it took place. I have posted just a few of the hundreds of apparently precognitive dream reports I have collected some from my own journals at this website. Will we learn how to screen and act on dream warnings before future disasters?
Our society urgently needs better education on all of this, and it is not going to come from the old fuddy-duddy approaches to dream interpretation that consist of chattering about symbols in terms of personal psychology and hand-me-down systems. We need to teach people the core techniques explained in Conscious Dreaming and Dreaming True: how to run a reality check on their dreams to identify possible messages about the future, how to go back inside their dreams (through the dream reentry technique) to clarify those messages, and how to create a safe space to share dreams and act on their guidance. In short, we need to help a lot more people discover how to dream true. [12/17/01]
2001 Robert Moss. All rights reserved.