I have been remote from the PC and there is much to catch up on.
My main bitch is still the ‘carbon scam’ and it needs considerable work.
However, this post by ‘ABC News’ (Aus.) cannot be left un-noted.
Federal prosecutors have dropped charges against Osama bin Laden from attacks spanning more than a decade, officials said in court papers filed in US District Court in New York.
Charges included more than 200 counts of criminal activity such as murder, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction against civilians and more.
US district judge Lewis Kaplan approved the request, which is a common procedure when the defendant dies.
The charges included bin Laden’s role in the bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
None of the charges were related to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US, which killed 3,000 people.
The court papers filed on Friday included a statement from a Justice Department official declaring detailed evidence that bin Laden was killed by US forces in a raid on May 2 in Pakistan.
The statement said DNA samples, facial recognition analysis and the confirmation of one of bin Laden’s wives all confirmed the identity of the Al Qaeda leader.
“The possibility of a mistaken identification is approximately one in 11.8 quadrillion.”
Two relevant comments:
1. “None of the charges were related to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US, which killed 3,000 people.”
Osama was never officially claimed to be the 9/11 planner or perpetrator. Therefore the so-called killing of ‘him’ and the hype by Obama was absolutely a load of crap. (Some-one else made the following comment – the difference in spelling of Osama and Obama is b-s. We all know what that stands for!)
2. “tests confirmed that the sample from the Abbottabad raid genetically matched the derived comprehensive DNA profile” “derived comprehensive profile” ???
I, for one, remain steadfast in my belief that, whatever bin Laden did, it did not include the 9/11 atrocities. Nor do I believe that there is any available evidence that the Abbottabad body was bin Laden’s. (Very clever CIA personnel able to do their own DNA profiling, just being cynical, maybe they can).
Just what, exactly, was the significance of the raid and subsequent activities? Even if it was bin Laden, what has actually been achieved? The wars go on, in ever-increasing numbers and intensity. Al Qaeda, whatever “it” is, goes on. Terrorism still continues, by some Islamic militants and the US and CIA, not to mention NATO and Israel.
- Relatives’ DNA used to identify bin Laden’s body (thenewstribune.com)
- US Formally Drops Charges Against bin Laden (online.wsj.com)
- Court papers detail bin Laden DNA evidence (politico.com)