posted on Feb, 22 2014 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by magicrat
I'm not sure how you could see that request for proof any other way? Have we ever, in history to matter here, seen such a demand for proof made and
honored during a pending war time situation? However much was or wasn't valid behind the scenes in all that is secondary and there may be good stories
to pursue in that. Still, the back stage details aside, to the public view? They were demanding the US hash out the legal basis in the world
press...which was totally absurd.
If I were the Taliban in 2001 and didn't fancy being killed in the very near future....I'd have inquired with a few different world powers, to include
the Swiss and the Vatican as entities with a proven track record of being honest brokers in international situations of real stress and high stakes.
That could...maybe..have accomplished something.
In terms of Mullah Omar personally having Bin Laden to meet at the Baghram Airport and hand over to a flight out? No... I don't think he had him at
all, in that sense. However, it wasn't a random act of violence that assassinated the Commanding General of Northern Alliance forces (Anti-Taliban and
Pro-US) days before the US strike to leave the only internal opposition within Afghanistan without clear or effective leadership. That spoke of the
coordination and unified nature of what happened.
They could have easily given coordinates of where Bin Laden WAS...(again, give it to the Swiss Guards of the Vatican forces ..and they do have some
rarely talked much of....) and let someone fly right in and pull him out.
...Would it have short circuited the war? Maybe..maybe not. Americans were out for blood and I was absolutely among them at that point in time.
However, the world's sense of fair play and LACK of American dominance to the levels it's reached today would have made for one very interesting
situation..had Bush's bluff really been called by more than demands for something no nation in history has or would do under the circumstances.
They both asked for something the other would never..EVER..give. They both insured the die was cast, and war would come.
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Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)