Sunday, May 1, 2011

An Obama reelection stunt?

As all the news groups are now reporting, Osama Bin Laden is said to be dead. From the WSJ:
Osama bin Laden is dead, said a person familiar with events.
Surely there's no coincidence between this and Obama's supposed order to reemphasize finding Osama, as reported by the Huffington Post three days ago:
The president and his national security team have quietly instructed the CIA to intensify its efforts to hunt down, capture, or kill Osama bin Laden.
What a huge surprise! Obama ordered the CIA to track down a creature of that organization's own creation and it happened swiftly. Of course, this happens mere days after he realigned CIA leadership by announcing he'll replace Defense Secretary Gates with CIA chief Leon Panetta and replace Panetta with regime yes-boy Petraeus.

Phew. We can all breathe so much easier now — chill, enjoy our freedoms, and hey, even bring the troops home (right?) — knowing that this wealthy Saudi Arabian man has been eliminated for his crimes of… Well, here's what the FBI apparently believes they can definitively accuse him of on their "Most Wanted" list:
Murder of U.S. Nationals Outside the United States; Conspiracy to Murder U.S. Nationals Outside the United States; Attack on a Federal Facility Resulting in Death
...Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world.
Update: Lew Rockwell has added his two golden cents, noting:
Every time the US waves the bloody shirt of Osama, it has a purpose. Obama has been drastically weakened in recent months, and the US has been hurt by murdering Gadaffi’s family members. The mass-killing in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, etc. is not going well. The economy is a wreck. Dollar debasement is speeding up. Gasoline prices are high. So…tah-dah…the body of Osama bin Laden for our edification and distration. It may even be true. Certainly the CIA will assure us that its DNA test proves it.