I don't think you understand that Bin Laden was not something that you can simply catch just like that. He was one clever bastard and the only reason US intelligence found him was bribing the right guy with a free ticket to a better future.
5/15/2011 6:16:31 AM
I read about the afterlife
Change the subject away from the birth certificate he proved was real? You people are utter nutjobs.
5/15/2011 7:21:06 AM
"There's just no pleasing some people." - Brian
5/15/2011 7:32:00 AM
Percy Q. Shunn
jesus fucking christ, you asswipes are unbelievable.
5/15/2011 7:42:09 AM
Sorry, 11/9 WAS reason enough to mobilise the army the way he did. He perpetrated the first attack on American soil in 150 years and had support of many influential Arabian personalities that you, in your stupid ethnocentrism, are unable to know or whose motivations you don't understand. Remember that he was solidly installed in a two store luxurious villa not far from the Pakistani Capital. So, if Pakistan won so much, why doing all that show in the first place?
5/15/2011 8:04:39 AM
It just makes no sense. Why not telling it, in the first place?. Sorry, he was the most sought after man in the world.
5/15/2011 8:28:46 AM
Freepers. Silly bastards to a man.
5/15/2011 9:10:38 AM
You're an idiot.
5/15/2011 10:34:44 AM
-The evidence suggests Pakistan's ISI hired or forced a Bin Laden double to live in the house-
There were a lot of political benefits to both sides in pretending Bin Laden was still alive.
Until Obama whacked the guy to change the subject away from the birth certificate.
Seriously? What the fuck are you smoking?
Nobody in the global intelligence community ever imagined a US President would risk military lives on such a cheap political act.
The mind reels!
Bush could have done the same thing in Fall, 2008 and probably helped McCain beat Obama - but he didn't.
If you aren't a poe, you must be a severely incapacitated person.
If you are for real, you beat out my aunt for crazy.
5/15/2011 11:20:21 AM
Why would Obama fake Bin Laden's death after he already released his original birth certificate?
5/15/2011 12:31:15 PM
Osama's grieving relatives. You fail.
5/15/2011 3:17:44 PM
Raised by Horses
You don't stop terrorism via land wars. A war is when two or more sovereign nations fight. A "war on terror" is thus meaningless as terror cells are, by definition, stateless.
You know what does
stop terrorism, though? Police work. That's right. Good, old-fashioned police work. Why? Because terror networks behave in more or less the same manner as criminal networks. Yes, at some point mobilization of soldiers is likely to be necessary (after enough information about them has been acquired, in order to carry out operations that actually bear results), but you don't mobilize the whole army to level an entire country, just to stamp out a single terrorist group. That's like going after an archeological find with a Krupp earth mover.
5/15/2011 3:23:27 PM
@Raised by Horses,
congratulations! You win the boxed set of the first 2 seasons of Miami Vice! Because you are right, organized crime, particularly drug cartels, created the modern standard for running a covert organization, combining the cell structure of the soviet "Red Orchestra" with the capabilities of cell phone communications. This, incidentally, is why torture doesn't work- because as soon as Achmed fails to make his scheduled call to the cell leader, operational plans, codes, meeting times and places all get changed.
5/15/2011 6:03:56 PM
@nazani14: Not to mention that almost all people under torture produce false or incomplete intel, that is if they produce any at all.
5/15/2011 8:57:26 PM
Of course, he whacked the guy away NOW to take everyone away from the birth certificate, which you idiots have been haranguing him about since day one.
5/15/2011 9:21:14 PM
The entire population of Hawaii
...the first attack on American soil in 150 years...
And what are we? Chopped liver?
5/16/2011 3:55:28 AM
@population of Hawaii
Hawaii was not technically American soil in 1941.
5/16/2011 6:25:54 AM
Hawaii was US soil in 1941. It just wasn't a state.
5/16/2011 7:40:01 AM
Not to mention that terrorist attacks have been happening on US soil, look at Oklahoma City Bombing, eco-terrorism and attacks on Planned Parenthood locations.
5/16/2011 10:47:51 AM
Lets imagine Osama's death was faked: citizens cheer, popularity goes up, the birth control is safely ignored... until an amused Osama releases another video assuring people that he's still alive. The Obama administration would be humiliated and disgraced, without the faintest chance of reelection.
You mention that "Nobody in the global intelligence community ever imagined a US President would risk military lives on such a cheap political act." What you fail to realize is that this isn't because it would be incredibly unethical, but because it would be incredibly stupid.
5/16/2011 11:30:16 AM
"Bush could have done the same thing in Fall, 2008"
5/16/2011 12:59:14 PM
The attacks you state are home growns. 9-11 was a job done by foreigners.
5/16/2011 6:15:07 PM
Ok, how about the 1993 bombing of the world trade center underground garage?
Wasn't that terrorism?
5/17/2011 5:50:20 AM
Al-Qaeda is swearing revenge. Are they in on it too?
5/17/2011 12:04:31 PM
The evidence of what?. That you can't tell the difference between one Arab or another?
5/18/2011 8:20:40 AM