Monday, May 2, 2011

Bin Laden; Random thoughts


Bin Laden has been living just outside the capital of Pakistan for who knows how long in a large luxurious fortified compound. Presumably also getting hemodialysis every 2 days.

How much does the US spend on "intelligence"?

Meanwhile we have been taking off our shoes in security, having our shaving cream confiscated and getting to the airport 3 hours early for flights.

Canadian troops have been in Afghanistan for years at a huge financial and worse human cost. We won't even talk about the financial and human cost to the US.

And of course killing Bin Laden is not going to bring back all the people who died in 911 and other related terrorist activities, not to mention the at least 10 fold higher number of innocent people who have died in reprisals in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nor is killing Bin Laden going to end terrorism; by either side.

And with the convenient "burial at sea", conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day.

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