Osama turns 50

If he’s alive, he has just turned 50 last Saturday. There was evidence gathered by some ‘not so intelligent’ out there suggesting that the man might be dead:- 

  • No one claims to have seen Bin Laden since December 3, 2001 when he slipped through the American net in Tora Bora mountains in Afghanistan.

  • His long-time Pakistani doctor, Anwar ul-Haq, issued a statement on December 12, 2001 announcing Bin Laden’s death and burial on December 5.

  • Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf claimed on two occasions, in 2001 and 2003 that the fugitive had died. (Later Musharraf retracted, stating that he was not sure.)

  • The one videotape and three audiotapes attributed to Bin Laden since December 2001, remain a matter of controversy among experts. Some believe these were made from old material.

  • Between 1990 and March 2001, Bin Laden received an average of $700,000 a month from his mother. That stopped in 2001 and Bin Laden’s share of the family fortune transferred to his sons in
    Saudi Arabia.

  • Saif Al Islam Gaddafi, son of the Libyan ruler, has referred to some of Bin Laden’s wives and children, who have received refuge in Libya, as “widows and orphans”, implying that the terrorist is dead.

  • The part of Waziristan, where Bin Laden may be hiding, covers an area of 5,600 square kilometres and has a population of 250,000. Despite the physical difficulty of the terrain, however, it is hard to hide a fugitive such as Bin Laden in so small a territory without someone hearing something. 

Whether he is still alive or dead , frankly to me, the answer would be – does it fucking matter?? Have you noticed bush invasion ‘jingle’ has slowly shifted from “we’re coming to get ya..” – signifying a revenge-like approach post Sept 11 to now just a bare “a fight on terror”. Reason for the shift simply because until now, with lines of intelligent, security forces and army paraded before him, up to now, Osama is nowhere close to be seen. It is a fucking humiliation ….

~ by pickholes on March 14, 2007.

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