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txradioguy
05-02-2011, 02:45 PM
I always knew that the reason Osama Bin Laden was never located for almost 10 years was not because America was not trying hard or incompetent, but it is because he was surrounded by many Muslims who would protect him with their lives rather than give him up to America and no amount of financial reward was going to convince many to give him up. I also have no doubt that several Muslim leaders knew where exactly he was hiding and it was not in the caves of Pakistan and Afghanistan, but in a huge mansion with very high fences telling the whole neighborhood that someone was hiding there. Nothing happens in Muslim countries without the knowledge of its intelligence and leadership. Also nothing goes unnoticed in a Muslim neighborhood where people often monitor activities on the streets and who comes in or goes out of homes.

Muslim leaders knew very well that their lives were on the line if they hand over Bin Laden to the Americans. They know where the Islamist groups are, where the terrorists train and where their money and support comes from. Support for Al Qaeda and many other jihadist and terrorist groups even the so called reformed Muslim Brotherhood which produced Al Qaeda, runs deep in the psyche of many Muslims.

But gradually the love affair of many Muslims with Bin Laden started fading away and other jihadist heroes took his place. That was a signal to the leaders of Pakistan and perhaps other Muslim leaders to go ahead and give him up to the United States since it is now less dangerous for them and perhaps can be used as leverage for some demands from the US government. The calculations for giving up Bin Laden now were much better than before. The capture of Bin Laden also coincided with a sharp decrease in Obama’s popularity which desperately needed a boost before next year’s elections. The need for America was increased and the fear of Muslim leaders of giving him up was decreased; voila, Bin Laden was killed.

I was a bit alarmed as I watched Arabic Al Jazeerah reporting on the news of the death of Bin Laden with a tone that was not a happy one. They referred to Bin Laden not as a terrorist or someone who gave Islam a bad name as some may claim, but they called him ‘leader’ of Al Qaeda. They also discussed the possibility of retaliation when they said that Al Quaeda retaliated from the West over the killing of much smaller members of Al Quaeda and that there was no doubt there will be retaliation over the killing of Bin Laden. Several Al Jazeerah hosts referred to the concept of terrorism as “what is called terrorism” meaning that the word terrorism is coined by the West and what the West regards as terrorism is not necessarily so.

The death of Bin Laden is no doubt a positive thing in our war on terror that tells the world that America will never stop bringing terrorists to justice. This is also a major boost in the moral of the American people and the families of the 9/11 victims who have been very gracious and patient for 10 years while watching jihadist Imams in America trying to build an Islamic victory shrine over the grounds of the world trade center. Americans are fed up with our politicians who have forgotten what happened ten years ago and are acting as appeasers to the jihadists and the radicals and killing Bin Laden is a positive step for a change.

But the bad news is that Bin Laden’s death will not decrease the terror acts the jihadists plan against the West, simply because jihad is not an invention by Bin Laden, but is taught to every Muslim from birth as a war against non-believers in Islam. Terrorism in the short run is likely to increase and the reason is because we are dealing with a culture that values retaliation and vengeance as a duty and commandment from Allah. “Retaliation has been prescribed to you” is a quote from the Quran. The West should fasten their seat belts, since the bad guys have found another excuse to hate America.

http://bigpeace.com/ndarwish/2011/05/02/why-it-took-ten-years-to-get-bin-laden/

Beefeater
05-02-2011, 03:46 PM
I wonder if UBL didn't let his guard down just a bit given who is in the White House. Big mistake asshole.

txradioguy
05-02-2011, 03:51 PM
I wonder if UBL didn't let his guard down just a bit given who is in the White House. Big mistake asshole.

That would not surprise me at all. Ask a local around where I'm at about Obama and they say there is a Muslim in the White House.

I do know that they've had a tip on where he was for almost a year...there was a comment in a story I read earlier that said something to the effect of the uptick in drone strikes could have been a way to see if there was an increase in message traffic to the house that at the time was suspected to be his.

I'm sure it will all come out though how we ended up catching him. You KNOW the media is dying to get their teeth into this.

And I suspect our "friends" in Pakistan will be a little red faced at what the public learns.

Arroyo_Doble
05-02-2011, 03:51 PM
The capture of Bin Laden also coincided with a sharp decrease in Obama’s popularity which desperately needed a boost before next year’s elections.

Like I said, ambivalence.

txradioguy
05-02-2011, 03:52 PM
The capture of Bin Laden also coincided with a sharp decrease in Obama’s popularity which desperately needed a boost before next year’s elections.

Like I said, ambivalence.

For you fanboy...but not for the rest of us.

Hawkgirl
05-02-2011, 06:46 PM
I'm sure it will all come out though how we ended up catching him. You KNOW the media is dying to get their teeth into this.

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They learned it from the intel that came from the detainee's at Quantanamo. Osama had no telephone, television, satellite, internet..etc from his hut. Everything was communicated by courier. Eventually, they learned the names of these couriers. Thanks to waterboarding and torture, they eventually traced them to his hut. I believe two of the couriers were also killed during the raid. I bet that was their way in. Hopefully all the juicy details will come out on the days ahead.

MrsSmith
05-02-2011, 09:26 PM
They learned it from the intel that came from the detainee's at Quantanamo. Osama had no telephone, television, satellite, internet..etc from his hut. Everything was communicated by courier. Eventually, they learned the names of these couriers. Thanks to waterboarding and torture, they eventually traced them to his hut. I believe two of the couriers were also killed during the raid. I bet that was their way in. Hopefully all the juicy details will come out on the days ahead.

Eventually, everything will be open...but it may take a few decades, like it took to get the papers that proved McCarthy had been right all along.