reply to post by BlackOps719
YOUR REASON #1: So, YOU think something is suspicious, so it is therefore objectively suspicious? Serendipity can't happen because it's just too
good to be true? Wow. First of all, I would think it highly unlikely that most people in the USA (the real audience for this announcement) would
even know what "May Day" is, or what other events took place on 5/1, so any significance to the date would be lost on them. Further, making a
causal connection between events that took place (like the founding of the Bavarian Illuminati!!!) in a rather coincidental fashion doesn't reflect
anything other than your own biases and unwarranted assumptions.
If you drive around anywhere in the US, you will not find anywhere where "the dam" is about to break and unleash social chaos. People are hurting
all over this land, and finding Osama bin Laden won't relieve their hurt or distract them from the bills. The news cycle for this story is almost
over with anyway, so it's not much of a distraction from world issues.
I say that the house was a PERFECT hiding spot for someone like that. Compounds are rather ordinary in that part of the world, and in a town with a
LOT of current former military types, security and secure housing is not unusual. Further, its location in a town populated by military types, down
the street from Pakistan's West Point, makes the house an exceedingly unlikely target a drone's missiles. Whoever built it there knew precisely
what they were doing. Who'd have ever imagined that OBL would be hiding out in the open?
YOUR REASON #2: it seemed "a bit forced," huh? The crowd is too diverse? The latter only demonstrates a certain level of ignorance concerning D.C.
and the city around the executive mansion. The White House is practically down the street from George Washington University (and many other schools
are in the very small NW quadrant of the very small city). DC's residents, students and otherwise, are among the most diverse groups in the world.
Go to a downtown bar and you're as likely to meet kids from Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Pakistan, Iran, Argentina as you would someone from Wisconsin, and
probably EVEN more likely to meet them than a Washington native! Many students were awake at the time, studying for finals or just wasting time, and
many of them went over to the White House to celebrate. Perhaps to even let off steam from studying. You will notice that the crowd outside the
White House was quite young. Further, it's not as though the President announced a new "contract with America;" it was the triumphant death of
Public Enemy #1, the most demonized individual in my living memory. We'd vanquished our mortal enemy, even if the impact is purely symbolic. Public
celebration is not unexpected, especially in such a liberal-leaning city (which it is!). Thousands of people were literally jumping for joy and
dancing in D.C.'s streets when Obama was elected, and that was ENTIRELY spontaneous (I was there). You can cynically believe that "its a bunch of
pre-orchestrated b.s," and that's your right, but you are almost unquestionably in error.
YOUR REASON #3: the burial at sea is an odd decision, but it does solve the problem of what to do with this worthless man's cadaver, does it not?
Fights for custody, arrangements for transfer, domestic and international political machinations, etc. are all conveniently moot if you dump the
dude's bullet-riddent corpse into the ocean. Why should the administration care if we do or don't believe them? With thinking like yours, NO proof
would be satisfactory. A picture of the body? Probably faked. A video of the burial? Probably faked.
Should we have given the body a state funeral? Perhaps you're suggesting he could been laid in state in the visitor's center of the Capitol
building. Perhaps we should have buried him at Arlington National Cemetary, right next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You suggest that "they
paraded Sadaam all across CNN" and "even televised his public hanging," but that's not entirely true. We definitely enjoyed seeing Saddam
Hussein's capture, but as far as his death was concerned, the only video I saw appeared to be from a cellphone smuggled into the execution chamber,
not some official government footage of the event. Further, the footage wasn't broadcast over and over and over by news outlets.
You ask "why the feigned respect suddenly for a man who was widely detested and seen as the devil himself?," and I reply to you that maybe it's
because his captors believed that they were dealing with a human being with a soul, and that basic respect and dignity be shown to them, even in
death. We are not a nation of thugs and unfeeling monsters. Perhaps some enraged Iraqi civilians can drag the bodies of US contractors through the
streets, and perhaps Americans have their own unfortunate histories with lynching, but to treat OBL with respect puts us on the moral high ground.
You also suggest that OBL "was confirmed to have suffered kidney failure and to have been on dialysis nearly a decade ago" and that "he was
questioned at an American hospital by CIA back in the early 2000's and released," although there is not a shred of actual evidence either of those
things are actually true. Sure, I've read those ideas countless times, but that means nothing. Do you know why? They were all based on information
provided to some other folks from untraceable "anonymous sources." They were, in other words, completely unsubstantiated rumors and myths, yet you
believe them to be fact. They are "facts" only in the minds of those who want to believe them, evidence be damned.