Tuesday, September 26, 2006

BIN LADEN: DEAD OR MEDIA PLOY?

With all the news about Bin Laden dying over the weekend (again), I was a bit surprised to see so many people jumping all over this rumor again. Remeber, Bin Laden has been reported dead at least 4 to 5 times as far as I remember. Why were people so eager to jump on this latest rumor as if it were fact? Terror fatigue I guess. We've been chasing this guy for so long it would be nice to get some good news. In his article, Ace certainly lays out some interesting reasons to think that Bin Laden may be dead.

But, could there be another answer? Could this be another sophisticated media ploy by Al-Qaeda? Isn't it possible that Bin Laden had some of his Saudi sources "plant" this story with gullible French Intelligence agents, assuming it would be leaked to the press. This would then give Bin Laden the perfect set-up to return to the world stage in a video message timed to coincide with the mega-9/11 attack we all fear is coming. I mean, this could be the ultimate ploy, with Bin Laden appearing to "rise from dead" and then inflict horrendous damage on the U.S. Hamid Mir says Bin Laden will release a new message soon. I guess we will just have to wait and see...


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