So … that Bin Laden person, eh?
Apparently the Americans have killed Osama Bin Laden and buried him at sea after tracking him down to a town near Islamabad.
Now, I don’t normally go in for conspiracy theories that involve the Americans as perpetrators because they generally don’t have the intelligence for deceit but this story is – if you’ll excuse the pun – a bit fishy.
Firstly, Bin Laden was found in a fortified house down the road from Pakistan’s most high profile military training compound. Surely they’d have noticed something a bit suspicious about someone building a house 10 times the size of other houses in the area with 18ft walls and protected by armed guards?
Secondly, no Americans were killed in the raid. Since when have the Americans been capable of carrying out a military operation without killing each other?
Thirdly, Islamabad is 900 miles from the sea. He was supposedly buried at sea to conform with the Islamic requirement to have a burial within 24 hours. Could they not find a shovel and dig a hole?
Finally, they apparently tracked him down after a four year intelligence operation. Intelligence. American Military. Uh-hu.
If Bin Laden really is dead then it’s great news but there will be many thousands more to take his place. Until Islam catches up with the rest of the world’s religions, we will always be at risk from this modern-day Spanish Inquisition. These nutjobs have lost a leader but they’ve gained a martyr. The news is about as good as it gets for Obama and the American government but it’s not likely to make the world a safer place.
I don’t doubt that Bin Laden is dead or at the very least, no longer at large. But the circumstances of his death being described in the news? For me it doesn’t add up.