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Why did they throw Obama into the ocean?

 
 
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2011 08:15 pm
@Mame,
Laughing
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JTT
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2011 08:17 pm
@Ticomaya,
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that burial at sea has tainted the family name.


No, Tico. That came when OBL first hooked up with the USA.
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JTT
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2011 08:20 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
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The sound you hear is me gnashing my teeth from 45,000 feet over Mississippi.


Couldn't be heaven for two obvious reasons.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2011 09:00 pm
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:
You gotta be kidding.

He wrote a letter. Part of what he had to say...

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"We hold the American President (Barack) Obama legally responsible to clarify the fate of our father, Osama bin Laden, for it is unacceptable, humanely and religiously, to dispose of a person with such importance and status among his people, by throwing his body into the sea in that way, which demeans and humiliates his family and his supporters and which challenges religious provisions and feelings of hundreds of millions of Muslims."


The whole burial ceremony was videotaped and the body was probably 'lowered into the sea'...not thrown in, as Omar states.

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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 10:12 am
@Mame,
Have you considered just what it is that you are sidlin' on up to, Mame?

Quote:


Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden's Death

By Noam Chomsky
May 7, 2011

We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush's compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic.

It's increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination, multiply violating elementary norms of international law. There appears to have been no attempt to apprehend the unarmed victim, as presumably could have been done by 80 commandos facing virtually no opposition - except, they claim, from his wife, who lunged towards them. In societies that profess some respect for law, suspects are apprehended and brought to fair trial. I stress "suspects." In April 2002, the head of the FBI, Robert Mueller, informed the press that after the most intensive investigation in history, the FBI could say no more than that it "believed" that the plot was hatched in Afghanistan, though implemented in the UAE and Germany. What they only believed in April 2002, they obviously didn't know 8 months earlier, when Washington dismissed tentative offers by the Taliban (how serious, we do not know, because they were instantly dismissed) to extradite bin Laden if they were presented with evidence - which, as we soon learned, Washington didn't have. Thus Obama was simply lying when he said, in his White House statement, that "we quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al Qaeda."

Nothing serious has been provided since. There is much talk of bin Laden's "confession," but that is rather like my confession that I won the Boston Marathon. He boasted of what he regarded as a great achievement.

There is also much media discussion of Washington's anger that Pakistan didn't turn over bin Laden, though surely elements of the military and security forces were aware of his presence in Abbottabad. Less is said about Pakistani anger that the US invaded their territory to carry out a political assassination. Anti-American fervor is already very high in Pakistan, and these events are likely to exacerbate it. The decision to dump the body at sea is already, predictably, provoking both anger and skepticism in much of the Muslim world.

We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush's compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. Uncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden's, and he is not a "suspect" but uncontroversially the "decider" who gave the orders to commit the "supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole" (quoting the Nuremberg Tribunal) for which Nazi criminals were hanged: the hundreds of thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, destruction of much of the country, the bitter sectarian conflict that has now spread to the rest of the region.

There's more to say about [Cuban airline bomber Orlando] Bosch, who just died peacefully in Florida, including reference to the "Bush doctrine" that societies that harbor terrorists are as guilty as the terrorists themselves and should be treated accordingly. No one seemed to notice that Bush was calling for invasion and destruction of the US and murder of its criminal president.

Same with the name, Operation Geronimo. The imperial mentality is so profound, throughout western society, that no one can perceive that they are glorifying bin Laden by identifying him with courageous resistance against genocidal invaders. It's like naming our murder weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk ... It's as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes "Jew" and "Gypsy."

There is much more to say, but even the most obvious and elementary facts should provide us with a good deal to think about.


http://911blogger.com/news/2011-05-09/noam-chomsky-my-reaction-osama-bin-ladens-death



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georgeob1
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 12:25 pm
I just noticed that Mame referred to the throwing of Obama (not Osama) into the ocean. Could this have been a Freudian slip? Did she vote Conservative in the recent election?

It is an interesting thought, however.
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 12:47 pm
@georgeob1,
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I just noticed that Mame referred to the throwing of Obama (not Osama) into the ocean.


There sure ain't no flies on you, Gob.

Reyn: [post #2] What? Obama?

Have I missed something?

Edgar : [post #3] Too late to edit, likely.
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