Saturday, January 16, 2010

Why We Can't Find a 6'5" Saudi Who Flys Planes into Buildings

How hard can finding this guy be? Maybe Osama Bin Laden is just good government business...

US images show how Osama Bin Laden may look

Osama Bin Laden in a 1998 file photo (l) and an digitally-altered aged photo (r)
The digitally-altered photo (r) has been aged from the 1998 file image (l)

The US State Department has issued digitally-altered photos showing how Osama Bin Laden may look now, aged 52.

Its 1998 file image of the al-Qaeda leader has been adapted to take account of a decade's worth of ageing, and possible changes to facial hair.

The digitally-altered photos on the State Department's website show two options for how he may look now - one with a full beard, and one without.

Osama Bin Laden founded al-Qaeda and is top of the US most-wanted list.

He is accused of being behind a number of atrocities, including the 1998 bombing of two US embassies in East Africa and the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001.

Since then, his al-Qaeda network has been linked indirectly to bombings on the island of Bali in Indonesia and its capital Jakarta, as well as with suicide attacks in Casablanca, Riyadh and Istanbul.

After 9/11, al-Qaeda leaders are believed to have regrouped in Pakistan's tribal areas.

Bin Laden is still thought to be hiding in the mountainous region near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In the aftermath of 9/11/2001, the 55,000 member Transportation and Safety Administration was created. A giant bureaucracy. Then we kicked off some wars. US companies making armament, guns, tanks, and planes. Government contractors like Blackwater bilking us for a fortune. Oil companies reaping bumper crops.

It is difficult to escape the fact that Osama Bin Laden has been very good for American business. So after ten years, going on a nearly a decade, we still can't find one guy? One 6'5" rich and crazed lunatic being doggedly pursued by literally hundreds of thousands of troops and the finest intelligence gathering apparatus on the planet? How can this be?

It is hard to escape the fact that if we find Bin Laden, a lot of the "war effort" might be forced to wind down. People might get tired of paying for and submitting to searches at the airport. Or paying government contractors to bilk us. Whatever way you slice it, Bin Laden's been a boon to a number of financial interests.

A lot of us will probably die of old age before Osama does. You can't help but think that is precisely what a lot of people might want. Why kill your golden goose? Why can't we find this guy? Maybe we don't really want to...the boogie man sells guns.

1 comment:

CompleatPatriot said...

Shit man, maybe 19 Arabs really did hi jack four 757s after training in a Cessna, with box knives and aced NORAD and the rest of "our" multi Billion dollar $$$$ Military Bankster Controlled Industrial Complex costing us all the freedom to go about our daily lives without having to grab our ankles and bare them cheeks for a really cool finger up the ass probe by our saviors.. America the Beautiful Baby.. Nothing quite like it in all the rest of this floating graveyard planet we are stuck on with these meat headed tyrants.. It's so cool..

We never paid Osama Bin Laden to fight the Russians in the 1980s in Afsmackistan either, fuck no, "our" CIA would never do that. They would never murder over oil or operate the world Opium trade either.. Their really nice, but misunderstood agent people.. No agenda at all, except keeping me nice and comfy in safe land.

Red-FACED American officials have withdrawn a photofit mugshot of terror chief Osama bin Laden - after admitting they used a Spanish politician's face.

The "wanted" image of the al-Qaeda leader as he might look now without his trademark long beard and turban was posted on the internet by the FBI.

But it was based on a photograph of Communist MP Gaspar Llamazares found on Google by an FBI technician who was dissatisfied with his collection of photofit facial features - and launched a web search, keying in "faces" with "Islamic names".

The technician at the FBI's laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, used the MP's hair and forehead for the picture put on a State Department webpage with an offer of a $25million reward last week. FBI assistant director Louis E. Grever hailed it as a "powerful example" of how technology and science can be used to bring wanted people to justice.

But embarrassed FBI spokesman Karl Hoffman apologised yesterday for the bungle. He said: "It's totally irregular and totally outside the established process."

Mr Lamazares, who has been critical of America's war on terror, has demanded an explanation. A spokesman for his United Left coalition said: "We don't believe in coincidences."

Back to your masturbation America... It's all clear boys and girls..