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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 04:20 PM
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Some questions about Osama's mountain fortress


How did they build this?

Where did they put all the excess dirt and rock?

It should be easy to find Osama's cave, just look for the man made mountain next to the natural one with all of the caves.

The 'liberal' media and the Bush Administration thinks everyone is dumb.

I'm not doubting that Osama lives in a cave, but really, this?

The Osama Cave looks so big and fancy that they may as well put it in an episode of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous".
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 04:30 PM
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1. Saddam's Mythical Fortresses
Edited on Sun Jun-11-06 04:30 PM by tabatha
I remember reading about the same type of "fortifications" that Saddam was supposed to have had.
Some fortress is turned out to be - a hole in the ground.
I believe OBL's is the same - fiction.

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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 05:08 PM
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8. Rummy said the Iraqis were digging like gophers
And I thought it might be posible... Damn! (slaps heel of hand to forehead)
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DrDebug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 04:32 PM
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2. According to Rumsfeld they had several of those
I can't answer your questions though, because nobody has ever been able to find them. It's like al-Shambala...
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 04:45 PM
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4. That looks like an awfully big, complicated, and well ventilated thing
To be unable to find.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 05:25 PM
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10. But yet they magically know that it exists
:hurts:
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Jawja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 06:41 PM
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12. Maybe they know it exists
because they helped build it during the creation and funding of bin Laden's operation during the Russian attempt on Afghanistan in the '80s? :shrug:
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 08:31 PM
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15. But then they'd still have a map to it.
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Jawja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 09:22 PM
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16. Yes, they would,
wouldn't they? :tinfoilhat:

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Immad2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 04:35 PM
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3. This reminds me of Colin Powell's "Mobile Weapons Lab" pictures and they
Edited on Sun Jun-11-06 04:53 PM by Immad2
were a figment of someone's imagination too!
bin laden is living comfortably in Saudi Arabia.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 07:24 PM
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14. Incorrect. OBL is not living anywhere
He died in December 2001.
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 04:48 PM
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5. "Caves are cut deep inside mountain to avoid the possibility
of detection by thermal imaging"

And there's a cooling unit at the end of each one of those exhaust ducts, right?
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 05:02 PM
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6. Missing the obvious.
It's really obvious how they built the fortress. They had one of those crystal-dildo things that Superman used to build his Fortress of Solitude in the Arctic. You just throw the crystal at any likely patch of ground and, a few special effects later, presto! One M1-A1 regulation Evil Genius Cave Complex.

Anyone who reads comic books knows this stuff. Sheesh!
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 05:03 PM
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7. There were some good times there back when Ernst Blofeld used that lair!
They used to put on a *fabulous* Christmas pagaent on the lower concourse near the Orange Julius and Florsheim's of Tora Bora. It was really something, back before Blofeld sold the place to bin Laden.

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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 05:21 PM
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9. It was a Bechtel project.
"Free enterprise" and all that. :eyes:
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 05:34 PM
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11. Why would you assume that OBL lives in a cave? (or that he's alive at all)
'Cause rumdum says he does?

Just before 911 obl was in Dubai for treatment for his kidney disease. That is where I assume he returned for further treatment. Could I be wrong--you bet. But anything that this malAdministration repeats hundreds of times I tend to believe that something very different is closer to the truth. :D

Of course, this points out that rummy's sci-fi production doesn't include a modern hospital that can attend to obl's advanced medical needs.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 06:49 PM
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13. I like the hydro station inside the complex
And the rows of stinger missiles are a good touch too.

It looks like they used the NORAD mountain HQ plans as a propaganda template. I am surprised they didn't show some ICBMs in there.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 09:23 PM
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17. dayum, that's sweet, where do i get a crib like that...
:shrug:
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Vogt Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 09:57 PM
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18. Shhhhhhhh
Edited on Sun Jun-11-06 10:02 PM by Vogt
UBL's extensive and fantastically unbelievable cave complex exists. So do Saddam's WMDs. Don't worry about the proof. It's there. Trust us. Don't ask any questions. Shut up. Believe what you're told. Why do you hate your country? They're evil. We're good. We know exactly where it is. We also know where you are. It's real. Everything we say is true. Be quiet.


The Government
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 10:08 PM
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19. Edward Jay Epstein
The owner of the site where your graphic comes from, detailed the history of that fantasy long ago.

http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/2002question/cave.htm
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