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Subject: Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] over ruled on OBL targeting.....
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Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben.safir-at-my.liu.edu):
> that wasn't necessary. All they needed to do was take out Osma Ben
> Laden and his band of merry men, and then root out the American
> operatives that CBS was interviewing about on 60 minutes, as they
> threatened on national television to fly planes into buildings.
Well, I certainly wish they had, but -- again -- with their
decentralised operation and cell structure, combined with the attackers'
mobility, there's little assurance that a Special Agent John O'Neill
_not_ encumbered by an understandably annoyed ambassador could have done
so, whether he had 50, 150, or 1,000 Feds to wander aroud Yemen with,
poking into things.
Remember, as well, that FBI did a really good job of mopping up everyone
involved in the 1993 attack, yet there were plenty more to carry out the
Cole attack in 2000 and the NYC and Washington attacks in 2001. Ask
yourself: Is this because FBI didn't do a good job in 1993? No, it
isn't. It's because the organisation they were after wasn't so much an
organisation as a franchise, and it was pretty much a new crew with
little connection to the old one.
As to OBL personally, he was wealthy and connected, so I greatly doubt
that he stuck around Yemen after October 12, 2000 at all. In fact, is
there any reason to think he had _ever_ been there during the attack at
all? Online sources suggest he'd been operating the various capers
(embassy attacks, USS Cole) remotely from Afghanistan.
Do you have any reason to think he was just hanging out in a cafe in
Sana'a, waiting to be arrested? I rather think not. I suspect that the
people eventually arrested and imprisoned (for a while) in Yemen were
just some midlevel shmos and low-level shleps, if you'll pardon the
> The Clinton State Department prevented it.
Right. Because Ambassador Bodine acted always on secret, sinister
orders from the First Lady.
There's a lot more to that story:
Oct. 26, 1947: Hillary Clinton, a robot, is constructed by Saul
Alinsky, then slipped into a bassinet and delivered to the Rodham house,
where it stores its Six Human, Relatable Memories of squeegeeing, family
life and honest toil.
Fall 1965: The young Hillary Clinton is replaced by a new model, this
one with glasses. It retains only one of the memories, the squeegeeing.
It attends Wellesley, where it decorates itself with spectacles and what
conservative commentators will later describe as ONE VAST AND HIDEOUS
EYEBROW LIKE A CATERPILLAR IN WHICH MANY WELSH MINERS COULD BE TRAPPED
AND LOST AS IN A HORRID, THORNY FOREST.
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