So Obama, having betrayed every promise he ever made, was in a popularity free fall for a looooooong time already. Then he decided to announce that he would seek a second term. That did littele to improve his ratings. Then OBL was “killed” (on Holocaust Day!) while Obama was about to depart for a trip to New York to visit “ground zero”. That did the trick and his popularity jumped right back up. It’s all just so all so *perfect*
The scary thing is to imagine what happens if Obama’s popularity surge proves short lived. There is still a long while to go before the elections, and the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is coming up this Fall. Add to this the promise that ‘al-Qaeda’ will “retaliate” for the killing of OBL and you would see what this looks outright frightening.
Also – “waterboarding works”. Or, at least, that is what the US regime would want us to believe (they say that it was the mass waterboarding of KSM which yielded the name of the courier which lead the US to OBL). So to “protect us” all, the TSA will keep on porno-scanning and “enhanced groping”, the folks in Gitmo, Bagram and elsewhere will keep on waterboarding, and the NSA/FBI snooping on all our communications.
That is the *lack* of change we can all believe in.
In the meantime Russia is still trying to catch-up with the USA: the Russian government has announced that it is now introducing US-style color-coded “terrorism alert levels” which the US just dump. *Hopeless* [sigh, rolleyes].
It’s quite possible that OBL didn’t know anything about 9/11 and that it was organised by another section of Al Qaeda? If they’d put him on trial in the Hague they might have ended up with only the African embassy bombings to charge him with.
@Anonymous:It’s quite possible that OBL didn’t know anything about 9/11
Yes, though my suspicion that he role similar to the one played by Lee Harvey Oswald or Marinus van der Lubbe, i.e. that he or his people were involved in 9/11, but that there were given the official “patsy” role.
that it was organised by another section of Al Qaeda
Al-Qaeda is a movement, not an organization, and they do not have a central authority or even a formal structure or membership list. The closest thing to a real “al-Qaeda” is the list of crackpot Islamists used by the CIA and which is kept in CIA databases (which is what the word “Qaeda” means).
Russia should have came out a long time ago and said that Britain, EU, US, Turkey and every other Muslim state since the break-up of the USSR in 1990/91 has been supporting terrorism in Russia that this Bin Ladin and Al Qaeda terrorism is a complete fraud and what we are fighting is basically the same network that was used and expanded since the Afghan war to wage war on Eurasia and especially Russia.
Russia should finance NGO’s, research, real human rights groups exposing like the Balkans and pre-revolutionary Russia that there is a multi-million dollar propaganda campaign supporting pro Chechen propaganda and suppressing real info.
Some of which are even listed on the NED’s grant recipient website.
Not that there was any doubt which I have been saying for years given that the exact same organisations who worked in the Balkans are working in the North Caucasus including the Jewish PR firm Ruder and Fin but now the anti-Russian Washington post has revised the death toll from 2 Chechen wars to 50,000 both Chechen and non-Chechen including those killed in Chechen organised crime among other things a remarkably low death toll considering what Russia was faced with and certainly not a genocide.
Given that Russia is facing a real terrorist threat unlike the west I think it is good they have an Islamic terrorist warning although it should be based on the model of the amber alert system were we see the face is suspected terrorist which is more than 8 now planning terrorist attacks in Russia.
This friendly approach to Islam is not and will not work will they speak of peace and love while financing there Islamic genocide against Serbs, Russians and Orthodox Christianity trying to create an Islamic terrorist Empire spanning Eurasia and the Balkans subservient to Uncle Sam and the Empire controlled by western oil companies like Azerbaijan, 90’s Taliban Afghanistan, 97 de-facto regime in Chechnya, etc.
“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.”
– John 3:20
OBL was never charged by the US government for 9-11 nor listed as “wanted” by the government in connection with the 9-11 attacks.
The only charges against him were for the bombings in Africa.