Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Dead Man Rising

by Linh Dinh  
Dissident Voice 
May 2, 2011
Upon hearing that Bin Laden has been officially pronounced dead, I thought 1) Since this man has been dead for nearly a decade, the US killed a look-alike; 2) Maybe previous rumors about Bin Laden’s demise, reported in the New York Times, The Guardian and Fox News, among many other places, were false, after all. Still, the US has long known where he was, but only decided to kill him now to a) Lift up American spirits as economic despair becomes ever more acute; b) Help Obama get reelected, since he is such a great tool of the establishment. Although his policies hardly differ from Bush, his charms and skin color have dampened protest from many quarters; c) Set up a false flag “retaliation from Al Qaeda,” which would renew sagging support for the War on Terrorism. In any case, it would be interesting to get all the details of this operation and see the physical evidences. For every assassination or murder, there must be a corpse, but alas, there is no corpse! Less than six hours after news came that Bin Laden had been killed, it was announced that he had already been buried at sea. The official explanation: The US must respect the Islamic tradition that a corpse be buried within 24 hours, and since no country was willing to be his final host, not even Saudi Arabia, his homeland, Bin Laden had to be dumped into a place where he could never be exhumed. How convenient. Case closed!

Such respect for a Muslim corpse from a country that seems to be fighting Muslims everywhere, that kills, imprisons and tortures Muslims, whose soldiers draped panties and smeared shit on Muslim heads, raped Muslim women and collected Muslim ears as trophies. America hasn’t exactly been shy about abusing Muslims, dead or alive, so why this sudden delicacy? Remember also that Uday and Qusay Hussein were killed by American troops on July 22, 2003, then buried on August 2, 11 days later.

Had Bin Laden been captured, and I will insist there was never any intention of catching this man alive, he would have to be tried in court, where his involvement with 9/11 would have to be proven, counter theories could be introduced and questions about 9/11 raised. In short, a nasty can of worms to be avoided at all cost.

Though long gone, Bin Laden had been extremely useful as a boogeyman for the American military industrial complex, but this ruse was running out of gas. Even with a fake, CIA-produced audio every now and then, the Bin Laden brand no longer captured, so it was time to close out this product line, not with a bang, exactly, since there’s no cadaver, but with plenty of noise nevertheless.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Comment: Could not have said it better myself.

Once the US has murdered Gadaffi it will need to construct a new enemy (bogeyman). It will need a new player to represent the 'force of evil'. The good guy (the US) needs the bad guy (fill in name here) to keep its brand of insanity balanced.

A short walk through its history will reveal that the US cannot exist without an enemy. There can be no force for good without the adversarial bad. And, enemies make for huge profits.

So who will be the next US enemy? (Will the next Muslim despot please stand up.)

If it sounds like reality programing it is because most of what is the American way is programmed.



pserean said...


This is just plain abnormal. I have no idea what to make off it.
Guess I'll stick to my usual stance of ignoring whatever the media says about Moslems and their terrorist motives, and how they're taking over the world, one bomb at a time.

(That sounds like someone else, I'm thinking)

Your headache must be a permavacationer by now ;)

Kweli said...

Poignant. My sentiments exactly. Few commentators and Americans seem to notice that the US has been flouting Pakistani sovereignty for years now. Also, is the Obama administration's decision to use "Geronimo" as the code name for Osama telling or what? Strange that only events like this (bloodshed) can rally Americans into unity. And such unity will be used to rally the troops and citizen-patriots to support the war in Libya.

Ridwan said...

Salams pserean:

Yes my headache has a permanent home in my being now :)

I was spitting nails when I read somewhere that it was OK to want Bin Laden dead but wrong to dance in the streets.

The duplicity in the media, and the liberal media no less.

Where has the faith in justice and courts gone?

Would the spent force that Obama represents be so volatile if he was tried for his misdeeds?

And, is it OK to want Bush and Blair dead to if I promise not to dance in the streets?

It's a world gone crazy for sure.

Thanks for your comment and presence here.

Onward! ne,

Ridwan said...

Hi Kweli:

Thank you for your comment. And thanks even more for pointing out the use of Geronimo.

Both Geronimo and Osama fought against the imperial presence of the US on their lands.

But it is a disgusting stab at Indian struggle and the dignity that Geronimo brought to that resistance.

It is, therefore, telling and absolutely racist.

So they killed Osama like they killed Geronimo and for the same reasons.

It is all very sickening.

Peace to you,