people are wondering: where will Osama bin Laden go: to paradise and virgins,
or a Dante-like hell? He won't go to either. According to the traditions of the
American way of life, he went straight from Abbottabad to Hollywood."
Just days ago, nearly half of
the country doubted the legitimacy of his presidency. Now he has not only
presented them with his certificate of birth on U.S. soil, but the lifeless corpse
of bin Laden, showing himself to be a true citizen of his country, decisive commander-in-chief
and reliable guarantor of U.S. national security.
President George W. Bush triumphantly proclaimed when American troops captured
Baghdad. But it turned out that the Iraq War was just getting started.
Moreover, it was still unclear what Washington's mission was - or even if it
had one. President Barack Obama, in announcing the killing of Osama bin Laden, never
uttered these words, which in today's American political lexicon has taken on a
decidedly negative meaning - with an odor of irony and derision.
The hunt for bin Laden lasted
ten years, cost a trillion dollars and entailed two wars, but due to the efforts of 24
“Navy Seal” Special Forces, he was eliminated in the span of forty minutes. As the
commentators have been saying, it appears that the fight shouldn't have been with
Afghanistan or Iraq, but Pakistan. Because bin Laden had been happily living in
a suburb of Pakistan’s capitol - a military town infested with soldiers.
Talk of war with Pakistan is
of course a bad joke, but it once again underscores the danger of any literal
interpretation of the term “war on terror.” It is not a coincidence that in the
process of preparing for the liquidation of bin Laden, a castling occurred between the Pentagon
and the CIA. CIA Director Leon Panetta became Defense Secretary and General
David Petraeus, commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, became CIA director.
The focus will be on the CIA, Special Forces, unmanned drones and
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The murder of bin Laden is fair
retribution. On his conscience, if he had a concience, is a whole list of terrorist
attacks, the biggest of which is September 11, 2001. Speaking at a White House
press conference, the president’s deputy national security advisor for Homeland
Security, John Brennan,
stated that the government "can say with 99.9 percent confidence that this was bin
Laden." [see video below]
Within 24 hours of
his death, the al-Qaeda leader was buried “in strict accordance with Muslim precepts and traditions,"
Washington emphasized, the body washed and clothed in white robes.
But, fearing that his burial site would become a magnet for terrorist pilgrims,
the body was thrown into the sea from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.
President Obama rightly noted
that without bin Laden, the world will be a better place. But God forbid him
from announcing “Mission Accomplished!” To eradicate international terrorism
one must pull out the roots that it feeds on.
Obama and his team observed
the operation to destroy bin Laden from the White House Situation Room “in real
time.” But in the same real time, America has a debt of $14 trillion;
Unemployment is at 10 percent; The gap between rich and poor has reached
Dickensian proportions; and the country is conducting two-and-half wars: in
Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. Seventy percent of Americans believe that the
United States is “going in the wrong direction.” The President, Congress,
political parties, and big business have don't enjoy the respect of even half of
the citizenry. These realities didn't sink to the bottom of the Arabian Sea
along with the corpse of terrorist number one, and will play the central role
in the 2012 presidential election. It's not for nothing that Americans say “It's
the economy, stupid!” - meaning that only a fool would fail top grasp the
priority of the economy.
But of course, the death of bin
Laden is a trump card in Obama’s political game. It's not by chance that in referring
to the Navy SEAL raid, he's been using the pronoun “I.” He is presenting
himself as the director and chief conductor of the operation, and at this stage,
even his bitterest foes and rivals have been forced to (publicly) praise and
Now people are wondering:
where will Osama bin Laden go: to paradise houri virgins, or Dante-like hell? He won't
go to either. According to the traditions of the American way of life, he went
straight from Abbottabad to Hollywood. Movie director Kathryn Bigelow, who won
an Academy Award for her war film, The Hurt Locker, has
already staked her claim on a film about bin Laden's liquidation. Here, another
American slogan has triumphed: "It's Entertainment, stupid!”
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