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    Osama Bin Laden captured , i just see it on a italian news channel.
    http://ilgiorno.quotidiano.net/art/2004/02/28/5224215

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    MagicNakor's Avatar On the Peripheral
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    How cynical would I be when I'd say: Good timing?

    http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/399184.html for English.

    Edit: English link.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
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    Busyman's Avatar Use Logic Or STFU!!!
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    Great!!!
    Silly bitch, your weapons cannot harm me. Don't you know who I am? I'm the Juggernaut, Bitchhhh!

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    The article appears to say he hasn't been captured. The initial report comes from Tehran who are saying that the US are holding OBL in order to use him at a convenient time for GB's re-election. This may be true but seems a tad far fatched and if discovered would re-bound horribly on GB. I would be surprised if his strategists are that daft.

    I think it is almost certain that OBL will be cornered at some point sooner or later and probably die in a gun battle unless caught by surprise. Indeed capturing and holding him may make him a martyr and those holding him the focal point for every lunatic and suicide bomber on the planet.

    I also suspect that OBL has eluded capture for long enough to ensure that much of the control and day to day running of AQ is now dispersed to others and that we are chasing him for what he has done in the past not what he will do in the future.
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    I read yesterday that the US military has stepped up efforts to find OBL.

    The timing of this effort seems very political to me, also.

    How better for Bush to present himself as "the wartime President" than to parade a captured nemesis at the Republican Convention?

    I thought we were intensively searching for the past three years.
    Why the ratcheting up of efforts now?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Originally posted by clocker@28 February 2004 - 15:43
    I read yesterday that the US military has stepped up efforts to find OBL.

    The timing of this effort seems very political to me, also.

    How better for Bush to present himself as "the wartime President" than to parade a captured nemesis at the Republican Convention?

    I thought we were intensively searching for the past three years.
    Why the ratcheting up of efforts now?
    All intensive searches are equal - it is just that some are more equal than others.




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    Or something like that.
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    Ah.
    Thanks for the clarification, Biggles.

    Now I see.
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