Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Will the real Ron Jeremy please stand up?

Well, anyway, you can carp about the war, and about Israel, and all that, but one thing is for sure: what with the recent capture of 9/11 mastermind and Osama bin-Laden's right-hand man, Sheikh Khalid Muhammed, at least the war on terror is going great guns, right?

Um…maybe not. A Pakistani journalist suggests that maybe we've got the wrong guy, since the data we've been fed about the capture of the currently-being-tortured Hedgehog-look-alike is confused and contradictory. Oh, and also, the U.S. reported that they had, er, um, killed Sheikh Khalid Muhammed six months ago. Ahem.

Well, hey, look, we don't know for SURE yet. We may have the right guy. Maybe the confusion is just bad reporting, and maybe the reports of his death were, as they say, greatly exaggerated. If he IS the guy, then it's a major victory for the war on terror, right? Because, after all, he was the 9/11 mastermind, right?

Um…maybe not. Robert Fisk reports that not only is the evidence that Muhammed is affiliated with 9/11 still extremely nebulous (consisting largely of claims by American intelligence, backed up by no evidence), but that elements of the Taliban in Afghanistan (remember them? Yes, they're still there) claim that Muhammed is alive and well and still under their protection.

As predicted by a very wise man a while back, the war on terror is gonna be a total success!
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