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My, My, My. .

Date: 06 May, 2011

By: Chief

Imageo after searching for only ten frapping years we finally got lucky (we sure as shootin' did not get smart). Osama bin Laden has bought the big one. BFD.

I am extremely happy no American service personnel were killed or injured in the raid, at least according to the newspapers. That, in and of itself, is exceedingly good news.

Justice

In his speech to America B.O. started it off this way (quoting the National Journal):

"Good evening.  Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children."

B.O. spoke of 'justice being done'. But was it? Now really, was justice done? Our people killed bin Laden because they were ordered to do so by their Commander in Chief. Why? Because bin Laden was allegedly the "mastermind" behind the 9/11 attack which killed over 3,000 people.

The problem with this theory is the not so mere fact that there is no evidence that bin Laden had anything to do with the 9/11 attack. Period. End of story.

I do not think there is any doubt bin Laden was in charge of al Qaeda. But did he have anything to do with 9/11? Once again there is absolutely no evidence to support that he did. So was he involved or wasn't he? I do not know the answer and neither does anyone else.

So, was justice done? That, I suspect, would depend upon who you are and what you believe.

Unarmed

It might just surprise you to know that bin Laden was unarmed at the time of his killing. Quoting the Detroit Free Press:

"U.S. commandos who attacked bin Laden's compound were operating under rules of engagement that all but assured the al-Qaida leader would be killed, officials acknowledged.

"After saying Monday that the U.S. operatives who raided the compound had orders to capture bin Laden if he gave himself up, U.S. officials disclosed Tuesday an important qualifier: The assault force was told to accept a surrender only if they could be sure he didn't have a bomb hidden under his clothing and posed no other danger."

Guess what? Those rules of engagement were meant to ensure bin Laden's destruction. And they worked very well indeed. Leon Panetta, Director, CIA — did his best to sweep the "unarmed" business under the rug. Quoting the Detroit Free Press:

"CIA Director Leon Panetta said that during the raid, bin Laden made 'some threatening moves ... that clearly represented a clear threat to our guys. And that's the reason they fired'."

Some how making "some threatening moves" just does not sound very convincing to me. It probably doesn't sound very convincing to anybody with a functioning brain. In my opinion, Panetta did not do a very good job of sweeping the unarmed business under the rug. On the other hand — I was not there. Neither was Panetta.

My own thoughts about offing an unarmed bin Laden are these:

I can't prove any of that but it makes sense to me. Alive bin Laden would be an Albatross around B.O.'s neck. Dead and buried — well actually dead and fish food — bin Laden, in time, will be forgotten and B.O. can sleep well at night. Additionally, other countries citizenry and governments shall have to accept what our government claims had happened. After all it's B.O.'s story — so he can tell it anyway he wants to. Which now appears to be the case.

Burial hogwash

Note that I used the phrase "fish food" in the above paragraph. This is because bin Laden's body was taken by U.S. personnel and flown to the USS Carl Vinson which operating in the area of the northern Arabian Sea. Quoting the Air Force Times:

"While most Americans slept Sunday night, a quiet at-sea burial ceremony took place for Osama bin Laden aboard the Navy carrier Carl Vinson off the coast of Pakistan.

"Bin Laden's body was dumped into the water off the northern Arabian Sea after an Islamic ritual that included the ceremonial washing of his body and wrapping him in a white sheet."

I just love the delicacy of the writer (Andrew Tilghman) when referring to bin Laden's body being "dumped" into the water. At least he didn't use the phrase "drop kicked" or "booted." I suppose it is somewhat safe to say — no love lost.

According to defense officials the entire reason bin Laden was ... er ... pitched into the blue briney (quoting Air Force Times):

"[...] [B]in Laden was buried at sea because Islamic rites require bodies to be buried within 24 hours of death, and the military did not know of any countries that were willing to accept the body for a land burial.

"[And]

"Experts speculate that U.S. officials feared any land-based burial site would become a gathering point for al-Qaida supporters."

That second reason makes much more sense to me. Think about it. It has been nearly a decade that the U.S. has been looking for this slimebag and in all that time nobody got hold of any country to take the body once bin Laden was dusted? Puh-lease, gimme a break.

Epilogue

Bin Laden is dead — so sayeth the U.S. federale government. His body now resides in Davey Jones Locker — assuming the body made it that far.

However al Ka-sneeze or whatever they are calling themselves today are still around and causing trouble. More importantly so are the nut cases that join organizations such as al Ka-sneeze. Religious zealots who truly believe their God is better than your God. And they are more than happy to murder you and anybody else who gets in their way in order to prove it.

Lastly, governments who believe in interfering in another government's business can be the catalyst which cause the religious crazies to join such infernal organizations such as al Ka-sneeze.

We need religious crazies and governmental busy bodies as much as we need a case of terminal hemorrhoids.

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