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Government Too Stupid To Not Bait Al Qaeda?

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posted on May, 1 2012 @ 09:33 PM
I have seen numerous articles regarding the upcoming one year anniversary of the raid/murder of Bin Laden, some which hug the edge of insanity and others that demand introspection. Parents are keeping their kids home from class, not going to work, afraid to travel by air, etc. etc. On the heels of all of this, I have also seen published quote after irresponsible public statement from Obama and his administration declaring Al Qaeda irrelevant. "Washed up", "hobbled", "on the run", "diminished capabilities", and more.

I would like to strongly recommend another quote such as "let sleeping dogs lie". Maybe a reminder that there can be incredibly undesirable results when you back your enemy into a corner and then begin taunting them? I really have no idea how important an anniversary is to Bin Laden's followers, nor what their true capacity is. I do, however, have enough common sense not to push whatever their limits may be by practically asking for reprisal. It seems as though someone in a position of authority has taken an actuary approach and decided that if such ridicule and rhetoric draws just one terrorist into the open, then that must be worth at least 10 (15, 20, 1,000?) American lives. Surely it will save millions in the end.!? But who's lives are they so quickly willing to sacrifice? Who are they putting at risk, themselves or the ones on the street corners both in the US and overseas?

Is it ever a good thing to stand over your opponent and beat your chest if the final bell hasn't rung?

I pray I am as wrong as in anything I have ever done. But if this bully approach costs just one life, American or not, I want to be on record in advance that those responsible via their inability or unwillingness to keep their mouths shut should be held as guilty for such deaths as the actual perpetrators.

Here it is:
--you know someone has a weapon,
--you're at a safe distance
--your friend's back is turned
---you keep begging for your opponent to react
--your friend has their life taken because you put a bull's eye on him/her specifically as a result of your actions


posted on May, 1 2012 @ 09:39 PM
reply to post by samstone11

Yeah, I know. It's as if they were looking for excuses to keep their illegal wars going, or something....


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