As we warned yesterday, early reports about events surrounding the death of Bin Laden will not be completely accurate for a while, if ever. We cited as an example of misinformation early reports that Bin Laden was dead a week earlier than now acknowledged to be the case.
The latest series of revisions are that Bin Laden did not have a “weapon”, the woman killed was not his wife, and the woman was not used as some sort of “shield. The superlatest reports are that Bin Laden was in a room, unarmed, with his small children and at least one wife, no other men in the room, just before he was shot. What these new developments confirm is that our analysis from yesterday is exactly correct: just about everyone involved wanted Bin Laden dead, not captured, and politically correct Barack Obama issued a “kill” order because he did not want to face the prospect of what to do with a live Bin Laden.
As we wrote, Barack Obama did not want to irritate the “Arab street” by holding a high profile Muslim (or is it the non-Muslim buried with Muslim rites?) terrorist (or is he just a wayward criminal to be tried in civilian courts?) and Obama certainly did not want to find housing for Osama at Guantanamo and Barack Obama understood fully how difficult it would be for himself the moment he decided to torture Bin Laden or not torture Bin Laden. So Obama issued a “kill” order instead of capturing Bin Laden and squeezing information and agony out of his miserable existence.
The kill order was carried out by Dick Cheney’s Assassination Ring. What is the Dick Cheney Assassination Ring? Why they are the latest heroes of the Obama Dimocratic Left:
What amazes me is how desperate for lies this country was. How hooked on hopium. It's as though the Bush years never happened and we've forgotten just how often and how easily governments lie. And then turn around and lie again.
It's depressing when you grasp how unable we were -- collectively -- to learn from the Bush years.
Bill Van Auken (WSWS) offers some of the reality missing in the MSM and the hoopla:
His execution by a Navy Seal team had nothing to do with justice. It had been decided in advance that he was to be killed under circumstances in which he could have been captured and brought before a court of law on charges related to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Behind this decision lay a determination to prevent the long history of bin Laden’s relations with US government agencies from being opened up to public review. This relationship began with the CIA’s arming and funding of the so-called mujahideen—Islamist guerrillas fighting Soviet troops in Afghanistan—whom President Ronald Reagan described as “the moral equivalent of our founding fathers.”
Osama, the son of a wealthy businessman in Saudi Arabia, played a key role in recruiting and training Arab volunteers for the CIA-backed mujahideen, who ultimately gave rise to the Taliban. Al Qaeda, Arabic for “the base,” was established in that period, with aid and arms from the CIA.
This collaboration did not end with the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, or with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Bin Laden and Al Qaeda once again served as assets of the US military intelligence complex in the wars that tore apart Yugoslavia, first in Bosnia and then, at the end of the 1990s, in Kosovo.