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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Does we truly want to catch Osama Bin Laden?

Today, it has been reported that Taliban officials are claiming that Osama Bin Laden is alive and well.

Seven days after 9-11, on September 18, 2001, George W. Bush announced that the US wanted Bin Laden "Dead or Alive". After nearly four (4) years, with nearly 18,000 troops in Afghanistan, we still haven't found him. Why?

Is it that we dont have the technology? Doubtful. Is it that we don't have enough manpower hunting him down? Perhaps. But its hard to believe that the most famous man has managed to elude an international crime network and a strong military presence. Does it have to do with the fact that we don't have any single person in charge of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden? Thats a possibility. But why?

Consider for a second that the "War on Terrorism" is a war that cannot end. After all, the day we admit to ourselves that the war is over, that is the we are most susceptible to another terrorist strike because our guard will be down. As such, don't we need an enemy? Don't we really need the "bad guy" to antagonize us? How could we have a war against the idea of terror? We cannot. But we can have a war against an illusive organization that has a face! And what better face than Osama Bin Laden.

If we caught or killed Bin Laden, would our President be able to rally this country behind his policies of fear? Would we have let him go to war in Iraq in 2002 if we didn't have the fear of 9-11 and Osama Bin Laden? Would Geoerge W. Bush have been re-elected if this country wasn't scared to death of the possibility of another terrorist attack? In essence, isn't Bin Laden the fuel for our nation's collective will to fight the "war on terror"?

In the theater, you don't catch or kill the bad guy until the final act of the play. Bin Laden cannot be caught or killed until the people have become so fed up with the way the "war on terror" has taken our nation by hostage that they begin to throw tomatoes at the stage!

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On a larger note, I must say people are putting too much emphasis on the impact the Bin Laden's arrest or death would have. It would be a deep short-sighted blow for terrorist infrustructure, but Bin Laden is not an essential element of the extreme-radical Muslim terrorists, in fact, THERE IS NO ESSENTIAL ELEMENT, and that's the scary part.

Any part can be replaced.

While I agree that Bin Laden is not the "essential element", as you put it, he is perceived as such by many, and portrayed as such in the general media. Thus, regardless of the truth of your statement, the general perception is otherwise.

And when you say "there is no essential element", I agree with you so long as you are referring to a person as an element. Yes, there is no one person that can make terrorism go away.

In truth, the only way for us to stop terrorism is for us to stop acting like a terrorist state.

Its better for business to keep bin Laden on the loose as the "Big Bad" because its easier to get things done when you have an enemy to pint to.
You have to remember that the Bush regime is made up of old Cold War Soldiers" and they all know how important it is when it comes to manipulating the general populace to have a boogeyman of some kind.

What a great site
»

On a larger note, I must say people are putting too much emphasis on the impact the Bin Laden's arrest or death would have. It would be a deep short-sighted blow for terrorist infrustructure, but Bin Laden is not an essential element of the extreme-radical Muslim terrorists, in fact, THERE IS NO ESSENTIAL ELEMENT, and that's the scary part.

Any part can be replaced.

While I agree that Bin Laden is not the "essential element", as you put it, he is perceived as such by many, and portrayed as such in the general media. Thus, regardless of the truth of your statement, the general perception is otherwise.

And when you say "there is no essential element", I agree with you so long as you are referring to a person as an element. Yes, there is no one person that can make terrorism go away.

In truth, the only way for us to stop terrorism is for us to stop acting like a terrorist state.

Its better for business to keep bin Laden on the loose as the "Big Bad" because its easier to get things done when you have an enemy to pint to.
You have to remember that the Bush regime is made up of old Cold War Soldiers" and they all know how important it is when it comes to manipulating the general populace to have a boogeyman of some kind.

What a great site
»

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