While watching CNN two days ago, I saw a news brief to the effect of “We have information on the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden and we will capture him this year”. This time the information is (supposed to be) very good, from reliable intelligence sources and now it’s only a matter of time before we bring his head to the world on a silver platter. Now, as the elections draw near, this is where the rumor mills start spreading it on nice and thick: that Osama will be “captured” so as to conveniently coincide with Dubya’s push for the oval office once again, thereby virtually insuring his re-election.
I say “captured” in quotation marks because the rumors I’ve heard are that Osama is already being held under tight wraps somewhere in the tribal areas of eastern Afghanistan just waiting for our “capture”. Now, don’t get me wrong here chumlies, I’m definitely not saying that I believe a single word of any of this nor am I a rumor mongerer/conspiracy nut and I have got zip/zero/zilch verifiable information that there is any truth at all to any of this hearsay. I’d just like to know how many of you out there, if anyone at all, has heard these rumors or anything similar.
I have also heard similar tales in regards to the U.S. Army’s capture of Saddam Hussein. That his capture was not really a “capture” per se,as we have been led to believe. I’ve heard two different stories in regards to Saddam. The first, is that we had caught him sometime back in the fall of 2003 and he was trotted out as a morale booster for the troops, seeing as how it was the holidays and all and they are stuck in some godforsaken hellhole about 10,000 miles from East Nowhere, watching their friends go home in body bags.
His “capture” would of course, help to make them feel like they have accomplished something other than just being offered up as bomb fodder for some fanatical “holy warrior”. The other story I’ve been hearing is that we had paid off some Iraqi criminal types from the Baghdad underworld to capture him for us when we could not turn Saddam up in a timely manner and that our “capture” of Saddam H. was nothing more than the just the results of our paying off these thugs and his release into the hands of the U.S. Military.
Now, to reiterate my earlier statement, this was not intended to start or to substantiate any of these rumors I have just mentioned. I would just like to know if anyone out in there in Blogland has heard these rumors or similar ones. If so, I’d like to hear from you.Powered by Sidelines