Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Scream in your Underwear

It’s kind of interesting how bin Laden seems to pop up on a fairly regular basis with dire warnings and threats. It’s also kind of convenient for our hard-charging terrorist hunters in the White House. Everyone is familiar with FDR’s famous line “Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” which is rather ironic as fear is the main tool of manipulation employed by Obama. According to Obama the ever-widening war in Afghanistan and Pakistan is central to American interests, safety, and well being. We need to be afraid, very afraid of terrorists according to our leaders. I’m not saying that there will not be some kind of terrorist attack on U.S. soil but it has been many a year since the last one. Considering the fact that terrorism has never brought down any nation, much less one that outspends the rest of the world on all things military, we should wonder just how afraid do we really need to be.

Actually there are things to fear other than fear. California is considering ending Medicaid, the first state to do so adding 2 million people to the list of uninsured. That nothing is being done to bring manufacturing jobs back to U.S. soil is something else to fear. That our alleged government is run by shallow, morally bifurcated hacks and quacks is something else to worry a body. I could go on but you probably know the rest by heart.

These continued jack-in-the-box appearances by bin Laden remind me of a sock puppet show. Every time support for what is now Obama’s war wanes why just get that sock puppet out and tweak the great unwashed masses with it. Sock puppets are cheap entertainment. I suppose every time bin Laden appears Americans are supposed to run screaming out of buildings in their underwear. Of course this is all conjecture on my part. I really don’t know for a fact that these little bin Laden dramas are perpetrated by our government but it’s an interesting idea and certainly wouldn’t be the biggest lie coming from Washington.

When you think about it isn’t it rather odd that bin Laden is still at large, if he is even alive that is. You’d think that after all this time and with the combined efforts of our infallible intelligence community, and those of other nations, bin Laden would have been captured or shown to be dead by now. Perhaps our leaders find it more beneficial to have bin Laden running around on the loose or at least the ghost of bin Laden.


At June 04, 2009 10:14 PM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

Just last week Xymphora had an interesting post in which he discussed the possibility that OBL is in fact alive, here:

"The Ontology of Osama Bin Laden"

a brief excerpt:

"The traditional ontological question asked by schoolchildren around the world after tackling the tough issues of God and Santa Claus - Is there an Osama bin Laden? - is usually answered in two ways: yes, as he is still alive, or no, as he is dead. Conspiracy theorists favor the dead answer, as that makes him a boogeyman used by the Americans as the excuse to do all sorts of mischief in the areas where he is supposed to be hiding.

I've always thought it odd that if he was who he said he was, and he is really dead, the surviving members of his organization didn't make something out of his death, the cult of the martyr. He just faded out like the Cheshire Cat, with no use being made of his death. Odd.

Of course, there is a third possibility, that he is still very much alive, but retired from his lifetime job as an asset of the CIA. He's tanning on the same beach with Mohamed Atta!"

There's more of course.

At June 05, 2009 3:20 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

An interesting post by Xymphora with some good points. Of course bin Laden is a monster of our own creation from during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. In fact it is reminiscent of the Frankenstein story where the monster turns on his maker but that is an old story in U.S. history since we have a propensity to back monsters in various nations.

This recent bin Laden message reminded me of the alerts of various colors that we were deluged with in the aftermath of 9/11. And I thought that just perhaps the government was using bin Laden in much the same manner they used the alerts. I have no idea if he is alive or dead but I would be willing to bet that he isn’t in Afghanistan or Pakistan.


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