Balance, the claim really isn't bold.
I feel the other answer is correct but fails to provide balance to the claim,
Did Alex Jones truly talk in infowars in July of 2001 of the possibility of a terrorist attack whilst mentioning specifically the name of Osama Bin Laden? This claim sounds ridiculous to me.
In July of 2001, Osama bin Laden was a well known name: he had already issued a fatwa and declared war on the USA, bombed an embassy, and bombed the World Trade Center. Moreover, there were only two conclusions involving bin Laden,
- If he didn't die he would commit future attacks against civilians
- But, he may die before that from assassination or otherwise
From ABC news this is what Bill Clinton had to say about Osama bin Laden
“I’m just saying, you know, if I were Osama bin Laden ... He’s a very smart guy. I spent a lot of time thinking about him. And I nearly got him once,” Clinton said in the audio, which was recorded by former Liberal Party head Michael Kroger and aired by Sky News. “I nearly got him. And I could have killed him, but I would have had to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan and kill 300 innocent women and children, and then I would have been no better than him.
So they were already actively monitoring Osama bin Laden and judging whether the time was right to assassinate him. Let's look at Alex Jones's prediction from above,
"Call the White House and tell them we know the government is planning terrorism," he said. " 'Bin Laden' "—he used air quotes—"is the boogeyman they need in this Orwellian phony system."
In light of this, does it sound so ridiculous that someone would predict another attack by Osama bin Laden? It seemed more likely then not in the eyes of the state department and former president. If the axiom above is correct, all Jones then did was predict, rightly
- Osama bin Laden wouldn't die before another attack occurred which would be attributed to him.
That's not a bold prediction at all. Bin Laden didn't die until 2011, and even then it wasn't from natural causes, so it seems very likely he could have pulled off another attack in the decade after Jones's statement.
We still have no reason to believe the planning of 9/11 was done by anyone but Osama. So this part of Alex Jones's prediction is a bit silly. The whole false-flag notion of it is entirely tangential and unsubstantiated even with all the information we have today, but to ask the question explicitly if it's totally reasonable to predict another attack by Osama bin Laden is it at all surprising that someone conspiratorially inclined would predict that the root underlying cause wasn't what others believed but was smoke and mirrors for the New World Order wanting to increase their control on society?
While there is no evidence that the government orchestrated 9/11. There is at least some evidence that they allowed it to happen. They were busted having a memo named "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US" which was given to President George W. Bush on August 6, 2011. It specifically mentioned hijacked planes. The memo existence was leaked in 2002, the same year that the government created the Department of Homeland Security and blamed 9/11 on miscommunication between bureaucracies. The memo wasn't declassified and published until 2004 when the Department of Homeland Security was already sold as a solution to the problem, and had existed for two years. No one has answered how the Department of Homeland Security will be more efficient at getting a direct warning of terrorist attack to the president then the past mechanism which did so successfully 36 days in advance of the attack.
Moreover, and more fishy, the most consequential event to come from 9/11 was the Invasion of Iraq, which was likely planned before 9/11. This claim was mirrored by Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill
From the very beginning, there was a conviction that Saddam Hussein was a bad person and that he needed to go, [...] For me, the notion of pre-emption, that the U.S. has the unilateral right to do whatever we decide to do, is a really huge leap. [...] It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying 'Go find me a way to do this,'
I bring this up only to say there is plenty of room for Osama bin Laden to be the perpetrator and for our government to use the attack to perpetuate an "Orwellian phony system".