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By Owen Paine on Saturday May 7, 2011 04:51 PM

The whack of OBL makes a nice contrast with the Saddam spider hole extraction. Flat out assassination. Period. Total plan A.

Yes, they'd have scooped up his family for a fly-out and a few rounds of the Jane Austen school of interogation -- that is if the second copter hadn't done the fucklebuck with that Tom Swift stealth gyro. But as for himself... nope... whack and dump.

Why not capture the guy like Saddam? Why not show-trial him and execute him good and legal before the eyes of the world, etc., etc.?

Because he's no Saddam, is he? And they know it. He's a beloved and admired jihadist hero of earth wide proportions. And with all the clever Ivy League lawyers a spotlight like that could draw, they prolly couldn't convict of anything beyond intemperate language.

Even in a kangaroo court trying to look like it wasn't a kangaroo court -- even then, the whole damn fool happenin' would quickly turn into an off-off-Broadway production of Trial by Jury ... not the style of our present impresario in chief, Barry Artaud Obama:

Now, Jurymen, hear my advice --
All kinds of vulgar prejudice
I pray you set aside:
With stern judicial frame of mind,
From bias free of every kind
This trial must be tried.

And when amid the plaintiff's shrieks,
The ruffianly defendant speaks,
Upon the other side --
What he may say you needn't mind --
From bias free of every kind
This trial must be tried.

Hell, they're afraid to put my boy Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the John Belushi of the GWOT, on trial! Imagine the fuckus fruckus a trial of the very king of GWOT would bring. Bruno and OJ, move over.

So... whack him and toss him into the choppy deep deep sea. Pure gangsta? No. The mob's gotta do their wet work as black ops -- as, by the way, this could also have been done.

This was a classic show assassination. It's not exactly a new genre; this was only another case in a list longer than Noah's passenger manifest, of big fat terror state performing in public. The domestic list is endless; the wrinkle here might be the sovereign violation aspect.

I hear Lumumba's shade protesting: "Hey, what was I, chopped liver?" This was different -- a public open-air full-credit job by our own hands. The message: Uncle Hedge has a global writ. How? He writ it hizzseff, and big Sam is self-appointed sheriff of Earth County.

I love seeing Dersh all over the place on this: "Show the photos...show the proof he wasn't shot in cold blood... inquiring minds must know the truth... show 'em, show em!" It's simply his fury at a White House unwilling to wave the hit shots around in the faces of Alan's blood enemies, the friends of a liberated Palestine. If Alan had his way, O'Barry would personally drag the corpse around Ground Zero behind a red-white-and-blue Humvee.

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bishop chomsky speaks:

"It’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination,multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appearsto have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim, as presumablycould have been done by 80 commandos facing virtually noopposition—except, they claim, from his wife, who lunged towards them.In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehendedand brought to fair trial. I stress “suspects.” In April 2002, the headof the FBI, Robert Mueller, informed the press that after the mostintensive investigation in history, the FBI could say no more than thatit “believed” that the plot was hatched in Afghanistan, thoughimplemented in the UAE and Germany. What they only believed in April2002, they obviously didn’t know 8 months earlier, when Washingtondismissed tentative offers by the Taliban (how serious, we do not know,because they were instantly dismissed) to extradite bin Laden if theywere presented with evidence—which, as we soon learned, Washingtondidn’t have. Thus Obama was simply lying when he said, in his WhiteHouse statement, that “we quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks werecarried out by al Qaeda.” Nothing serious has been provided since. There is much talk of binLaden’s “confession,” but that is rather like my confession that I wonthe Boston Marathon. He boasted of what he regarded as a great achievement. There is also much media discussion of Washington’s anger that Pakistandidn’t turn over bin Laden, though surely elements of the military andsecurity forces were aware of his presence in Abbottabad. Less is saidabout Pakistani anger that the U.S. invaded their territory to carry outa political assassination. Anti-American fervor is already very high inPakistan, and these events are likely to exacerbate it. The decision todump the body at sea is already, predictably, provoking both anger andskepticism in much of the Muslim world. We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandoslanded at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped hisbody in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed binLaden’s, and he is not a “suspect” but uncontroversially the “decider”who gave the orders to commit the “supreme international crime differingonly from other war crimes in that it contains within itself theaccumulated evil of the whole” (quoting the Nuremberg Tribunal) forwhich Nazi criminals were hanged: the hundreds of thousands of deaths,millions of refugees, destruction of much of the country, the bittersectarian conflict that has now spread to the rest of the region. There’s more to say about [Cuban airline bomber Orlando] Bosch, who justdied peacefully in Florida, including reference to the “Bush doctrine”that societies that harbor terrorists are as guilty as the terroriststhemselves and should be treated accordingly. No one seemed to noticethat Bush was calling for invasion and destruction of the U.S. andmurder of its criminal president. Same with the name, Operation Geronimo. The imperial mentality is soprofound, throughout western society, that no one can perceive that theyare glorifying bin Laden by identifying him with courageous resistanceagainst genocidal invaders. It’s like naming our murder weapons aftervictims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk… It’s as if the Luftwaffe wereto call its fighter planes “Jew” and “Gypsy.” There is much more to say, but even the most obvious and elementaryfacts should provide us with a good deal to think about. "


Wow --

Go Noam go. More withering than he has been in quite some time.


i drank to his death. maybe the machinery will keep finding ways to build new fake hitlers, and maybe it won't, but it's sure easier to do when the candidate has old-school proxy war blood stains.

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