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Post by Leon Mcnichol on Mon May 02, 2011 5:38 am

The leaders of the world rejoice, and everbody congratulates the US for such an heroic act.

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Post by hermeticist on Mon May 02, 2011 6:16 am

Lies and sanctimonious drivel. Incidentally, did bin Laden ever say he did it? I think it was conveniently imputed to him by a US adminstration desperately floundering for bogeymen, but if I remember his words on television, they were that while he was glad of the attack, he had had nothing to do with it.

Oceania finally got Goldstein. But since Goldstein can never really die, who will the new one be?
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Post by Sternn on Mon May 02, 2011 6:51 am

The time of his death seems to be a bit conspicuous. I suppose the USA wants to parade their 'successful' objective they fulfilled, assassinating their former employee, in a quagmire of failures. Still, if he is dead as they say, at least it's one less muslim in this world who wishes to harm western civilians as a result of American/Zionist imperialism.
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Post by Admin on Mon May 02, 2011 3:24 pm

I agree with Sternn in that his death of the theocratic sociopath is clearly a positive thing in and of itself, irrespective of the context.

Of course, the facts surrounding all of the particulars will be driving the conspiracy theorists wild for years to come. Taking it all at face value though, I would assume that this accomplishment will be used to draw down our forces in Afghanistan. The prospects of that, however, are not especially promising for the war-weary population; as I am quite sure that the empire will now direct its focus to other 'priorities' in the region. I think this has also essentially secured the President's reelection. What sort of rhetoric can the teabaggers and the GOP use against him now? Generally speaking, the far-right can no longer use their traditional general election fear mongering tactics, in terms of alienating people from the center-right (Democrats). Of course, this makes no real systemic difference, but the political capital the Democrats have gained by this (as well as from Republican overreach in their budget proposals) may be able to save health care reform, Medicare, and Social Security from the Republican chopping block.

Have any of you seen the mindless displays of pseudo-patriotism on the streets of most American cities following the release of this news? It's a bizarre mixture of jingoism and self-absorption. (Many of the individuals 'taking to the streets' are only doing so, in order to be featured in the news or take some nice photos for Facebook.) Rolling Eyes

In the meantime, many of the pressing issues of the day are being marginalized (and will remain so for at least the next few months).
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Post by Isakenaz on Fri May 06, 2011 4:49 am

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/bin-laden-plotted-attack-us-trains-022222947.html

Bin Laden 'Plotted Attack' On US Trains

Al Qaeda was planning an attack on the US rail network to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, US officials have said.

The plot was apparently uncovered as US agencies went through information seized from Osama bin Laden's compound after the terrorist leader was killed in a raid by Navy Seals.

"We have no information of any imminent terrorist threat to the US rail sector, but wanted to make our partners aware of the alleged plotting," Department of Homeland Security spokesman Matthew Chandler said.

The idea - outlined in handwritten notes from the compound - was to tamper with a the track so that a train would fall into a valley or from a bridge, according to a joint FBI and Homeland Security bulletin.

However, there was no indication from the intelligence whether further plans were drawn up for the scheme or if steps were taken to carry it out.

Fox News cited a source as saying the plan was more aspirational than concrete and mentioned services in New York, Washington DC and Chicago.

The source said the evidence taken during the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan on Monday considered the possibility of targeting a train travelling at 500mph, a speed that no locomotive in the US is capable of reaching.

It is thought the details were uncovered by analysts sifting through reams of information held in computers, DVDs and documents that were confiscated during the compound raid.

Details of the alleged plot emerged as US President Barack Obama visited Ground Zero in New York to honour those killed in the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers.

Mr Obama will today travel to the Fort Campbell US army base in Kentucky to meet members of the Navy Seal team that killed bin Laden.

Since the raid, Homeland Security has reviewed security measures at potential terrorist targets, including transportation systems, adding more officers at airports and borders.

"We remain at a heightened state of vigilance," Mr Chandler said.

Officials have previously been concerned that al Qaeda or other groups might target the country's transport systems.

In 2008, US authorities warned of a possible al Qaeda threat to transit systems in and around New York City over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Last year, an Afghan immigrant pleaded guilty in New York to plotting a suicide bombing campaign on Manhattan's subway system in what US authorities described as one of the most serious threats since the 9/11 attacks.

That's a surprise!
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Post by hermeticist on Fri May 06, 2011 8:01 am

More bullsh!t from the US government. Next they'll be claiming Al Qaeda was behind the earthquake in Japan.
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