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Why Not Just Let Osama Prove Hes Alive?
NY Magazine ^

Posted on 05/08/2011 11:00:22 PM PDT by Jim 726

According to ABC News, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are both against releasing the "gruesome" photo of Osama bin Laden, and President Obama is "increasingly doubtful that there's a compelling" reason to do so. While The Wall Street Journal reports today that "many Pakistanis, Afghans and Arabs refus[e] to believe U.S. assurances that al Qaeda's founder is actually dead," an unnamed official tells ABC that "[t]he only skeptics are extremists and they wouldn't be convinced by a photograph anyway." At the same time, the photo could serve as "a rallying cry for attacks against US soldiers, government personnel, and Americans in general."

Perhaps, then, instead of shouldering the risks of trying to prove that bin Laden is dead, the White House should shift the burden of proof to bin Laden. Presumably, if bin Laden was still alive, he'd want everyone to know. So let him proclaim his continued existence to the world.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: binladen; osama

1 posted on 05/08/2011 11:00:24 PM PDT by Jim 726
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To: Jim 726
So let him proclaim his continued existence to the world.

And what if he does? There are movie actors in Arab world, there is makeup, and it shouldn't be too difficult to imitate the voice of a man that hardly spoke to anyone in a decade. We were shown tapes of presumably real OBL that were in a much worse shape.

2 posted on 05/08/2011 11:13:17 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Jim 726
Let Osama Prove He’s Alive

I'd settle for Obama proving who he is.
3 posted on 05/08/2011 11:25:22 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Greysard

If he speaks it can be proven that it is or is not him. Appearances can be changed, but your voice is like a finger print or retinal scan. If Osama spoke on tape, it could be proven that it was him.

Naturally for people who want to believe conspiracies, no amount of proof would be adequate.

Frankly, I tend to agree with the administration on this one. It doesn’t make sense to release the Photos because there is no added value in doing so. The guy is dead and a gruesome picture will only be a propaganda tool for the terrorists.


4 posted on 05/08/2011 11:25:27 PM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (Using profanity gives people who don't want information from you an excuse not to listen.)
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To: Jim 726

Why not give othuga 3 days to prove he’s

—real,
—an American,
—not a Muslim,
—sane,
—gives a flip about helping America vs destroying it

otherwise—outta the White House and outta the country permanently.


5 posted on 05/08/2011 11:26:59 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Jim 726

I do not, for one moment, doubt that he is dead, but I question when he died.
The instant dumping at sea makes it ALL so questionable.

Is, however, anything out of this administration seem normal or credible?


6 posted on 05/08/2011 11:41:27 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: Jim 726

Would it be so bad if he were alive? /s

Rosie O’Donnell insists he was treated unfairly and should have been given a trial.


7 posted on 05/08/2011 11:43:54 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: AlexW

BUMP


8 posted on 05/08/2011 11:46:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Jim 726
"Why Not Just Let Osama Prove He’s Alive?"

He can't. He is locked up in Wm Ayers basement, working on the next Obama autobiography.

9 posted on 05/08/2011 11:48:38 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Jim 726

I landed a small robot on Jupiter. Prove me wrong.


10 posted on 05/08/2011 11:49:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Jim 726
I don't need proof.

What I need is a new T-shirt.

11 posted on 05/08/2011 11:57:01 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: AlexW
Is, however, anything out of this administration seem normal or credible?

No. Just exactly what kind of web they weave or all the truth that their abundant lies hide only The LORD knows.

12 posted on 05/09/2011 12:05:31 AM PDT by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.)
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To: Quix

How does one prove they are not a Muslim?


13 posted on 05/09/2011 12:39:19 AM PDT by RDAardvark (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Jim 726

The O cabal is already talking about a new video made by obl just a week before they ‘got’ him.

It’s so current that they are most likely not going to release it for obvious reasons.

Their story is falling apart right while the won is busy spiking the football.


14 posted on 05/09/2011 12:44:21 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: Jim 726

Right now he’s screaming his brains out in a cell while they blast Lady Ga Ga music 24/7


15 posted on 05/09/2011 1:48:45 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Talk to me Hudson!)
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To: RDAardvark

Hmmmm

Eating bacon daily for a year?
Not beating their wife?
Watching a cartoonist draw a cartoon of a certain . . . without strangling the cartoonist?


16 posted on 05/09/2011 3:21:13 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Jim 726

I don’t recall anyone calling for withholding the photos of 9/11 because they were “too gruesome.”

Suddenly, everyone loves Osama bin Laden - the most prolific mass murderer in history.


17 posted on 05/09/2011 3:43:52 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: Quix

Don’t forget being locked in a room full of hyperactive puppies looking for someone to play with.

That must be a truly Moslem nightmare, the worst of any dreams.


18 posted on 05/09/2011 3:46:18 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: Eye of Unk

How about half puppies and half piglets?

LOL.


19 posted on 05/09/2011 4:07:34 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Vendome

Isn’t Rosie O’Donnell a troofer? In which case she believes that Osama is the fall guy for Bush-Cheney.


20 posted on 05/09/2011 4:09:13 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Quix

You know as much as I would personally like to yap on the internet all day long about OBL being alive, kept hidden away forever and being interrogated, that the raid was set up to make it appear as though OBL was killed with fake blood soft bullets and that the burial at sea was fake using a body double I have to keep in mind it would be safer for Americans if the Moslem would did believe OBL was truly dead and buried at sea.

But of course Mr. Super Rooster has to crow he was the leader and brains that killed OBL is also just another part of the play.


21 posted on 05/09/2011 4:17:39 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: Eye of Unk

I meant “Moslem world” that we should let them think OBL is dead, but on the other hand, what if Moslems were completely convinced that OBL was indeed alive and kept as a prisoner?

I can logically see all the right reasons for the incessant 24/7 propaganda BS of the MSM shoving “The death of OBL” down our throats in the last week.

But I for one am totally sick and tired of it.


22 posted on 05/09/2011 4:23:31 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: Bellflower

“all the truth that their abundant lies hide only The LORD knows.”
__________________________________

To reiterate a saying from my teen years.....
“God only knows, and he’s not talking”


23 posted on 05/09/2011 4:37:26 AM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

No way!
It’s common knowledge he is at Area 51, just across Groom Lake from ET.


24 posted on 05/09/2011 5:25:37 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Jack Hammer
Suddenly, everyone loves Osama bin Laden - the most prolific mass murderer in history.

He's not even in the top 100.

25 posted on 05/09/2011 5:49:01 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Jim 726

soetoro is a known pathological liar. And all he does here is pile on.


26 posted on 05/09/2011 6:17:33 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: P-Marlowe

Beg to differ.


27 posted on 05/09/2011 11:05:24 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: P-Marlowe

Yes, you’re right - I was thinking, ‘Most prolific mass murderer in US history.’ I should have been more specific.


28 posted on 05/09/2011 11:26:54 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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29 posted on 05/09/2011 11:38:27 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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