Is Anybody Paying Attention?
"When you go to the question of dealing with sanctuaries in sovereign states, you're dealing with a problem of our sense of international obligation, fair play"Funny thing, however. Four days later, on June 24, it was reported that thirteen (13) alleged CIA agents abducted a muslim cleric in 2003 from his home in Italy (a sovereign state) and flew the cleric to Egypt for interrogation and alleged torture. A clear violation of Italy's sovereignty, right?
Is anybody paying attention? Why didn't anybody point out this obvious contradiction? Let me get this right, we are willing to violate one of our closest ally's sovereignty in order to kidnap some anonymous cleric, but we don't want to offend the sovereignty of Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, or Uzbekistan for the prize of catching Osama bin Laden? Is this some kind of twisted joke? Since when did international law get in the way of this administration?
Like I've asked before, does our current administration truly want to catch Osama bin Laden? If we caught or killed him, wouldn't that be like killing the goose who lays the golden eggs? The neocon agenda has more to gain from a living, plotting, and dangerous Osama Bin Laden than a dead or captured Osama Bin Laden. Thats not an opinion, thats a fact. The neocon policy of worldwide petrol-hegemony (at any cost!) thrives on Osama Bin Laden.
Isn't it better to keep him out there, keep the fear machine cranking, perhaps raise the terror level from time to time when the President's polls are in deep trouble? Perhaps he can release a videotape from time to time to remind us that we need to spend more money waging wars against brown people who sit on top of the world's oil supply.
This isn't a conspiracy theory, this is too obvious to be a conspiracy theory! Its plain as day if someone cared to look. The dots are there to be connected.
There is the old saying about "following the money" to solve a case. Well, follow the money. Who has gained the most from 9/11?
Is anybody paying attention?