As Day Four dawns, what’ve we got?
In starting our, let”s review what Matthew Ward, thro9ugh Suzy, has said:
“Matthew said he’ll speak about this in his next message, but to answer your question now: No, the US did not kill Osama bin Laden May 2 in Pakistan — or any day, anywhere!” (1)
We’ve got the man America loves to hate (Osama bin laden) killed by the man America loves to question (Barack Obama).
We’ve got the perfect occasion to bring America together in one brief moment of jubilation – the chief enemy of America is killed.
We’ve got a perfect rescue (remember the botched Iranian rescue in 1979, Desert One?) by America’s finest (the secret Seals) through an incredible, complex circumstance (a raid on foreign soil) carried out with amazing precision using top-secret technology, without a hitch … well….
We have the President definite in his story: Osama bin laden was killed by American troops on May 2, 2011 in a compound in Pakistan a short distance from a military college.
Conspiracy theorists are quick out of the starting gate: Osama died in 2001/2002. Videos are quickly produced. Photos are dissected. Columns are written. Appeals are made. Alex Jones weighs in, Paul Craig Roberts, Michael Moore (OK, me).
We have initial details let out in generous dribs and dribs, a circumstance sure to rile the press. Dribs and drabs means commentators can never know when or whether they have the story straight. Fresh details must be taken into consideration and throw into doubt previous accounts. People who make a living out of posing as experts are frustrated and may protest. The press could become irritated. They could be alienated. Oh no!
In an extremely fluid situation, the Press Secretary says he is going to stand pat. Stand pat? How about hourly updates? How can you stand pat in such a dynamic situation? Sure to rile the press.
Initial evidence is shown to be falsified. A photo of the dead bin Laden is quickly circulated on Capitol Hill (no less) and quickly revealed to be years old and phony. How could the staffers be so stupid?
Lots and lots and lots of evidence is said to exist – passports for the wife, hard drives, cell phones, other storage devices, videos of the President watching the operation, intelligence gathered before the operation, etc. The place where much of it is kept is repeatedly named on air: the FBI Laboratory at Quantico, VA. When did you ever know the location of a single piece of 9/11 evidence?
Officials at the top of the food chain (Obama and Panetta) are said to be in conflict. Panetta is said to have gotten out ahead of the President on a matter of the utmost delicacy. This circumstance could lead to a “division” among leaders and more “leakage” of conflicting information or at least the inspection of differing accounts.
An issue quickly arises (should the real photos be released) and the man America loves to question (Barack Obama) makes a decision not to release them. he is initially and applauded but guess what? Quickly questioned.
So let’s see. He won’t release photos of the dead Osama because it may inflame the Arabs, who might wave it around and rally. Yet a phony photo of the dead Osama is released and quickly circulates. Oh no! What will the Arabs do with the phony photo?
The Navy Seals, said to be precise, are now shown to have made questionable judgments – a vital proof of Osama’s identity is said to be his height, but the Seals arrive without a tape measure. A secret Seal lies down next to Osama. The only way to confirm Osama’s height is to out the secret Seal. Anxiety rises.
Details of the story are quickly contested. Was Osama on the first floor or third? Did he lunge at the troops or not resist? Was he shot in self-defense or cold blood? Was his wife used as a human shield or did she lunge at the troops? What seemed so certain quickly becomes muddied.
The operation has plenty of witnesses. At first the scene is represented as being more or less sparsely populated. Osama, a wife, a daughter. But it’s later revealed that many members of the extended family are there and all have survived. Numerous accounts to be published in the Arab press.
Figures sacred to a nation’s values are molested. Osama is killed in front of his twelve-year-old daughter (oh no!) who lives to tell the story. Osama’s wife is shot in the leg and lives to tell the story. At first she is said to be used as a human shield and then the story changes to her lunging at the troops. The daughter is on the first floor, but Osama was said to have been on the third floor. More confusion emerges.
Osama is quickly buried at sea and an ambiguous photo of some cloth on the ocean is released. No clear pictures of a body are to be found.
DNA is gathered and tested and released one day later, probably a record for DNA analysis. Excellent evidence exists. But can we see it? Will a demand to see it arise? Stay tuned.
The Pakistanis are criticized. How could Osama survive for years in a mansion next to the equivalent of West Point? How could the Pakistanis deny he was in Pakistan and he has been there all along? How could no one in the village know – municipal officials, police, postman, shopkeepers?
After dissing the Pakistanis, it’s revealed that the Seals have left a top-secret piece of new technology, significantly labelled a Blackhawk (emotional reminders of Somalia), in the hands of a nation whose intelligence and loyalty they have questioned. How could the Seals leave a piece of high-tech, top-secret equipment behind? What will the Pakistanis do with it?
And where did this technology come from? And what else has the military developed?
Obama, the man who might be Muslim, is scheduled for a trip to hallowed ground (Ground Zero), which has just been the scene of a dispute around Muslims (Ground Zero Mosque). Will Obama have a George Bush moment? The man America loves to question giving a rousing speech at Ground Zero? The Tea Party will turn grey. Rush Limbaugh will asphyxiate. Glenn Beck will be enraged.
Obama will visit the 9/11 families. They want evidence. They want proof. They won’t be fooled. Will they challenge the President? Will they emerge satisfied or launch calls for … oh no! a second 9/11 Commission?
Day Four dawns. What will this day bring? What is happening here? What do you think?
(1) “Matthew Ward on the bin Laden Announcement,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/accountability/911-essays/matthew-ward-on-the-bin-Laden-announcement/