Monday, May 02, 2011

No Body To Worship

Osama Bin Laden, if we are to believe this administration, has been killed and buried at sea:

WASHINGTON – A U.S. official says Osama bin Laden has been buried at sea.

After bin Laden was killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan, senior administration officials said the body would be handled according to Islamic practice and tradition. That practice calls for the body to be buried within 24 hours, the official said. Finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world's most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, the official said. So the U.S. decided to bury him at sea.

If he has been "buried" at sea, there will be no remains whatever for his followers to obsess over, that's good. That the man ended up nothing more than fish bait is even better.

Now to a second point:

Consider that fact that Osama was killed just hours after the president authorized the operation. That's all it took - hours - for our guys to waste this dude after authorization.

I believe we have known where Osama was for years. We had offered millions in reward money for information as to his whereabouts and there is no way that somebody did not come up with the information years ago. That means Bush knew where Osama was, but - for whatever reason - refused to authorize the strike.

The number one reason?

Bush, his neocon masters, the defense department, the military/industrial complex, all those who were profiting in some way over this "war on terror" did not want him dead.

But now we have a president who finally understands we cannot keep these wars going, that we are broke, that there is a ground swell of opposition to these useless wars we can no longer afford, a president who orders Osama's removal and can declare something like "The head of the snake is gone" (or whatever), and now ramp down these wars to zero.

I don't believe this administration? Hell, I didn't believe the last one either.

What happens if another tape made by Osama pops up?


Now that I think about it, there's no way they would have tossed the body. I'll bet they have it stashed on ice somewhere... just in case they really have to prove the dude is dead.

1 comment:

Ted Amadeus said...

The evolution of an "official (bullshit) story":
First they said he'd been killed by a Predator drone strike on a mansion in Pakistan. Then it was Navy SEALs. No, wait a minute, his wife positively IDed the corpse. No, the body was unrecognizable from the air strike, in which ObL & his whole family were killed, but DNA match proved it was him. Then they said he was getting a traditional Muslim burial. No, wait a minute, they ditched him in the drink...How many fkn lies can a gov't make up in less than 48 hours? Haven't we already surpassed the number that came out of 9/11 itself?
If "history is the lie most agreed upon", isn't it best to get your story straight BEFORE talking to the press!?