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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:30 PM
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Pakistani leader: Bin Laden 'may be dead' _ or not
Source: AP

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan's president said Monday his intelligence agencies believe Osama bin Laden may be dead, but he added there is no proof. Other Pakistani officials and a U.S. counterterrorism official said they thought the al-Qaida chief is alive.

U.S. officials said bin Laden is most likely hiding in the mountains along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, in particular the lawless tribal regions.

"We continue to believe that bin Laden is alive," said the U.S. official, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to discuss the matter on the record.

...

"They are much more informed," Zardari said. "They've been actually after him for a longer time. They've got more equipment. They've got more intelligence. ... so they tell us they have no trace at the moment."

Zardari added that his country's intelligence agencies "obviously feel that he does not exist anymore," but he didn't explain how or when they reached that conclusion, and quickly qualified his comment by saying bin Laden "may be dead."

"That's not confirmed. We can't confirm that," he said. "It's still in between fiction and fact."

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jkxd8...



oops...
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:31 PM
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1. well that clears it up
:wtf: :crazy:
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:33 PM
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3. Really, I think I have all the possibilities scoped out.
WTF?
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 09:45 AM
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20. He's in Miami Beach on a beach chair
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3waygeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 09:15 PM
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23. You missed one...
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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:32 PM
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2. soooo
Bin Laden = Shroedinger's Cat ???
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:34 PM
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5. Wow. 10 pts for bringing up the uncertainty principle.
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TheCoxwain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:55 PM
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12. I thought the uncertainty principle belongs to Heisenberg. nt
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:57 PM
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13. Apparently it also belongs to OBL aka S's cat.
It's just amazing how EVERTHING boils down to Quantum Mechanics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:33 PM
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4. "He's pining for the fjiords...."
"Hellooooooo, Polly!"

Osama bin Laden as the Dear Parrot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Lq771TVm4
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:35 PM
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7. This thread will be DUzy-worthy, I predict it
:think:
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Democracyinkind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:35 PM
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6. It's the bet of the century! Is Timmy Ossman still alive?
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:36 PM
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8. Pakistan earthquake 2005
Edited on Mon Apr-27-09 03:41 PM by CJCRANE
I wonder if Bin Laden was caught up in this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Kashmir_earthquake

"Believed to be the 14th most destructive earthquake of all time".

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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:42 PM
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9. If we get bin Laden on Obama's watch the conservatives will go apeshit
It will be rather funny to watch.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 04:22 PM
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17. I hate to say this, because it is meanspirited.
But I would LOVE IT if that happened!
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:51 PM
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10. Bush may be brain dead - or not
Wait, that's different. Who would be able to tell?

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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:54 PM
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11. department of no shit sherlock
kidney disease anybody?
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sattahipdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:57 PM
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14. "It's still in between fiction and fact."
If it takes a thief to catch a thief, then it takes a killer to kill a killer.


In sorting through the rubble of the World Trade Towers for leads as to how such a calamity might have occurred, Hersh interviewed a number of often anonymous sources for a 1 October 2001 article in The New Yorker. For those who do not recall the article, it contained an implicit clarion call for unleashing the CIA on Osama bin Laden and his Al Qeada accomplices.

Hersh chose to quote one anonymous "general" as saying: "We must now make a difficult transition from reliance on law enforcement to the preemptive."

Upon reflection, is it not eerily prescient how that word "preemptive" would soon become central to Bush Administration policy?

The "general" went on to say that it was time to stop hiring "computer geeks" straight out of college, and, he implied, it was time to get some killers on the team. "This is about going back to deep, hard dirty work, with tough people going down dark alleys with good instincts," Hersh quoted the general as saying.

http://www.counterpunch.org/valentine05082004.html
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 03:58 PM
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15. He is Risen! n/t
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 04:12 PM
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16. Ask the CIA
Osama worked for them. I think he's been dead for years. He's only the monster they bring out when Bush needed to scare some of us.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 09:46 AM
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21. And the sheep responded
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oxygen destroyer Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 11:40 PM
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18. Oh okay
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 09:44 AM
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19. now is this a Known Unknown or an Unknown Known? nt
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-28-09 07:12 PM
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22. Don't forget - Zardari's wife, Benazir Bhutto,
said in an interview with David Frost that bin Laden was dead. And that was back in 2007.
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