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May 2, 2011

Attack on Osama bin Laden Tweeted in real time!

Of all that I've heard or seen since late last evening concerning the attack and killing of Osama bin Laden, my so-far favorite comes from a resident who didn't know what he was Tweeting about when he first Tweeted it!.

Here's TIME's timeline of events though how many grains of salt you want handy as you read are up to you.

(His DNA was taken and his body buried at sea? Really? DNA could have been taken any time since Tora Bora - 2001 - and 'buried at sea' within the required 24 hours is awfully convenient for not having to produce the man's body. Hmm.)


A stroll down Memory Lane soon finds a George W. Bush giving up on finding bin Laden quite quickly or at least he spun it that way in March 2002:

"Who knows if he's hiding in some cave or not. We haven't heard from him in a long time. The idea of focusing on one person really indicates to me people don’t understand the scope of the mission. Terror is bigger than one person. He's just a person who's been marginalized....I don't know where he is. I really just don’t spend that much time on him, to be honest with you."


aksel said...

You are wayyy too cynical.

Jude Cowell said...

Perhaps, my friend. And it's true I was happier years ago when I took all my government said at face value. (Living in DC and With DC twice cured that, plus Bush-Cheney.)

One thing about the burial at sea that does make a lot of sense: it deprives those who would of a shrine for bin Laden and that's good. Thanks for your comment, Jude

DD said...

Not cynical at all. Just awake.
Not as much fun as sleeping and dreaming, but waking up feeds a reality born of awareness and truth.

It would be interesting to see whose twitter account started the viral world "Osama's dead". Seems the gov't can use the "seems like it's true if it's tweeted" just like the rest of the world.

Something to watch when the media doesn't respond fast enough to gov't misinformation.

I always wonder what news we are supposed to be ignoring when something big is "done by the chief."