Monday, May 02, 2011

Finishing a Job: Obama Gets Osama

By Robert Parry
May 2, 2011

President Barack Obama touched off American celebrations with his Sunday night announcement that U.S. forces finally had killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but that long frustrating hunt might not have been necessary if George W. Bush had rejected neoconservative advice to pivot prematurely from Afghanistan to Iraq in late 2001.

Read on.


Warren Metzler said...

Robert, I suggest you are being conned. Bush is a total liar, he is incapable of telling the truth. It is clear to me, that he and his family developed a fantasy after Poppy lost his re-election bid, that Sadam was responsible for that loss. And determined if they got back power to seek him out and eliminate him in revenge.

This is why they fabricated the idea that 9/11 was an Al Queda operation; knowingly went into Afghanistan purely to be a place from which to win American public support for an Iraq operation; deliberately hiring the idiot neocons for philosophical cover; and as you have pointed out, now very perversely blaming the whole thing on the neocons. What a liar and despicable person Bush is. And to me personally, worst of all, he cons people into believing he is a Christian, giving Christianity a bad rap. But I am sure he is miserable; God never lets the wicked have authentic pleasure.

People make the serious error of seeing Cheney as the bad guy to Bush's innocence. Whereas, I suspect the truth is that the shakers and bakers behind Bush jr. knew that Cheney was an unrepentant cold war warrior, and could be manipulated into pushing for what the Bush's wanted, leaving their foot prints hidden from view. And the media, so populated by egotistical but quite un-insightful people swallowed the bait hook, line and sinker.

If you don't recognize that it is impossible that Al Queda didn't do 9/11, you can't see how the whole war on terror was a scam.

William Brandon Shanley said...

I agree with Mr. Metzler. Obama and our government are serial offenders, liars and/or deceivers about every single event of significance since JFK. Remember habeas corpus? Well, let's see the body, Mr. Obama, and let's be sure that it's not that of another Osama actor, so hamhandedly appearing in Israeli/CIA videos proliferated by the Anglo-America Empire intels's sycophant, Al Jazeera. I'm from Missouri. Show me something REAL!

Kevin Ryan said...

A good question is -- since we are being told that the JSOC did it, why didn't they follow-through on a similar plan in 1998? The JSOC commander at the time, Mike Canavan, supposedly rejected the plan and then went on to become the "hijack coordinator" for the FAA. He was in that role on 9/11 and went missing that morning.

Kevin Ryan said...

Additionally, we seem to have forgotten some important facts that were in the mainstream media following 9/11:

1) The US demanded that Afghanistan release Osama bin Laden to the US in the aftermath of 9/11. Afghanistan authorities clearly stated on TV in English that they were willing to do so but only if the US provided evidence that he was involved in the attacks. No evidence was ever provided.

2) Colin Powell promised the American people a white paper documenting the evidence implicating Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda in the 9/11 "attacks". No white paper was ever produced.

3) During the battle in Tora Bora following 9/11, the US allowed an escape route for what was apparently an Osama bin Laden convoy of vehicles out of Tora Bora and into Pakistan .

James Young said...

"that long frustrating hunt might not have been necessary if George W. Bush had rejected neoconservative advice to pivot prematurely from Afghanistan to Iraq in late 2001."

Yeah, and if my mother had wheels she might be a wagon.

What asinine, self-serving speculation.

ChMoore said...

So we failed to strike when the iron was hot, but I guess striking when it's cold is better than nothing.

I'll be interested to see if anyone in govt has what it takes to use this event as leverage for something productive and useful, in the context of TODAY.

...after the cheering and applause fade away, of course.

rosemerry said...

Kevin Ryan has stated the documented truth about Bush refusing to give any evidence of Bin Laden's supposed guilt. Whoever did 9/11, Bush and co were at least complicit. Also, Treasury Sec Paul O'Neill was in the first meeting with Bush in Jan 2001, when Bush spoke of overthrowing Saddam Hussein (following PNAC recommendations to Netanyahu in 1995, rejected by him and Clinton, but revived by WBush admin). All the Tora Bora stuff is extra. Afghanistan had oil for pipelines, Iraq had oil for the taking. Look at Libya and Syria now, next on the list for destruction.

Florence Chan said...

It wouldn't be long before the story of bin Laden's death is spun to justify more assassinations, invasions, air strikes, and drones. I can already hear people say that everything the U.S. did since 9/11 finally paid off and that the U.S. servicemen and servicewomen didn't die in vain, etc., etc.

Nathaniel said...

So, you don't find it the slightest bit suspicious that they dumped the body into the ocean before anyone had the chance to independently verify when and how he died? Why would they do such a thing?

"Oh, no reason, we just suddenly developed newfound respect for Islamic burial rituals which dictate disposing of the body within 24 hours. I mean, burial within 24 hours, of course. I mean...sorry, bear with me - burial at sea within 24 hours. Yes, that is what Islamic law dictates. Adherence to Islamic law is much more important than our historically unprecedented credibility issue. Cover-up? Oh noooooo, no, no, no, no, no...strictly a moral decision."

Americans are falling for the most absurd, implausible story ever concocted by the CIA. Without even questioning it.

Anonymous said...

Robert is an Obama fag

Anonymous said...

Look folks, Radical Islam would have already atacked if they were in a position to do so... Is anyone dumb enough to think they are sitting back thinking we have been good so they they were holding back on their efforts to do so??????????????????????????