Not that anybody asked me, but I still believe that bin Laden is dead

I think he’s been dead for some time now.

I’m not sure precisely how they’re doin’ what they’re doin’, but hat’s off to’em for making my belief in this a crackpot one.

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The US government is analysing videotape that appears to show Osama bin Laden in a false beard, marking the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. {…}

“It does look oddly as if he is wearing a false beard,” Richard Clarke, a former White House counter-terrorism official, said. “If we go back to the tape three years ago, he had a very white beard. This looks like a phoney beard that has been passed on.”

Intelligence officials are saying it’s genuine, but they do have some incentive to say that the big, bad, bogeyman is still alive, no? No doubt if we killed him they would be throwing parades, but if he died of kidney failure, that would be kind of anti-climactic and a conclusion best avoided. Not that I think it’s necessarily a government conspiracy, but incentives are important.

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5 Responses to My Own Lyin’ Eyes

  1. Peter says:

    I agree with you.

  2. Barry says:

    Maybe he has cancer and his hair’s falling out?

    Was their anything in the tape that definitely tied it into a recent event, other than the same stuff that’s been happening for years now?

  3. trumwill says:

    The tape is definitely current. There is some speculation that the parts mentioning current events is placed on the tape while the video is frozen and the whole thing is a dub of some sort. The people alleging it, though, may be coming into it with the same conclusion as I have that bin Laden is dead and their perspective may be blinkered.

  4. Bob V says:

    There was a time at which I would have laughed at anyone who would consider the idea that the government was being anything less than forthright with us about something like this.

    Now I think I’d laugh at anyone who would laugh at anyone who thinks the government is anything less than forthright.

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