I sometimes go to Andrew Sullivan's site, and he brought up an interesting point. This is what he says:
"BIN LADEN IS SURELY DEAD: I've believed this for a long time now, but the latest video from al Qaeda's "Number Two," Ayman al-Zawahri, gives more credence to the belief. We haven't had a real, live, authentically-dated video that authenticates bin Laden's existence for well over a year. Why not? Wouldn't it be of extreme importance to his followers that they be reassured that he is still alive? If they can put together a video of al-Zawahri, why not one with OBL? This isn't completely salient to the war on terror which is far broader than one man. But I'm working under the assumption that what remains of the mass murderer is under a rock somewhere on the Pakistani border. I don't want to ruin Maureen Dowd's day but that's by far the most plausible explanation for his long, inexplicable silence and absence."
What do you guys think? I truly don't even have an opinion....
I doubt I could go back and find a link, but I remember reading something a few years back that actually traced the sale of a portable dialasys machine from Malaysia to Pakistan where they lost track of it. It's a stretch but I remember the author making a plausable arguement that it could have been for Bin Laden. Anyhow it's a strong possibility that he's dead but we may never know for sure.
Originally posted by bman@Sep 10 2004, 08:26 AM he was on an audio tape back in march...authenticated.
You sure about that? The audio could have been OBL's voice, but was the timing of the audio authenticated to have been recorded currently, i.e. last March? I am not saying you're wrong, but I just don't remember that. Do you have a link or some sort of proof?
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Originally posted by 4th&Long+Sep 10 2004, 08:35 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (4th&Long @ Sep 10 2004, 08:35 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-bman@Sep 10 2004, 08:31 AM he is going to be on the next American Idol..
performing 'my way' by Sinatra..
I hear he and Bush are going to do "I got you babe" while throwing Carlyle money around. Sorry that was tasteless, but just having some fun. [/b][/quote]
Actually the story is he and kerri will join in the Sonny and classic duo of "I've got you babe!"