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Osama bin Laden Regrouping

Posted by nytexan on June 27, 2007

Bush with his constant focus on Iraq, continues to ignore the real reason we are suppose to be at war, Osama bin Laden. Which, I might add Bush has openly stated that he has not given much thought bin Laden. 

WASHINGTON – While the U.S. presses its war against insurgents linked to al Qaida in Iraq, Osama bin Laden’s group is recruiting, regrouping and rebuilding in a new sanctuary along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior U.S. military, intelligence and law enforcement officials said.

The threat from the radical Islamic enclave in Waziristan is more dangerous than that from Iraq, which President Bush and his aides call the “central front” of the war on terrorism, said some current and former U.S. officials and experts. Bin Laden himself is believed to be hiding in the region, guiding a new generation of lieutenants and inspiring allied extremist groups in Iraq and other parts of the world.

It seems to me that we have known for several years that bin Laden has been hiding here. So why are we not aggressively chasing him? Oh I forgot we’re all tied up in a screwed up lie call IRAQ!!!! 

Al Qaida, its allies in Afghanistan’s Taliban movement and Pakistani radicals “have free rein there now,” said Marvin Weinbaum, a former State Department intelligence analyst who’s with the Middle East Institute, a Washington policy organization.

The remote Pakistani region “is the real heart of the war on terror, and we’re losing,” said a U.S. intelligence official who, like most of his colleagues, requested anonymity because intelligence reports on the matter are highly classified and because their pessimism conflicts with the administration’s public statements. “We took our eye off the ball when we went into Iraq.”

Really, you wouldn’t know that by listening to the crap that comes out of Bush and Cheney’s mouths. As we all know Iraq, Saddam and WMD’s never had anything to do with bin Laden or 9/11. And yet we took our eye off bin Laden.

The invasion and progress that we did make in Afghanistan, has completely turn around because of Bush’s obsession with Iraq.

Al Qaida has been using training camps in the area to teach lessons learned from fighting the U.S.-led coalitions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the officials said.

“Al Qaida and the Taliban have to a troubling degree been able to re-create . . . the environment that existed in Afghanistan under the Taliban, to include recruiting and training foreign jihadists and financing and planning terrorist operations,” a U.S. intelligence official said.

U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials already have noted a surge in Taliban and al Qaida attacks and suicide bombings against U.S.-led NATO troops, government forces and civilians in Afghanistan.

The issue has been a focus of recent talks in Washington and Islamabad between senior Pakistani and U.S. officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney.

This can’t have a positive outcome with Cheney involved.  

The failure of Bush and his administration have gone beyond what any one has every accomplished or envisioned possible.  His failures will continue to cost the U.S. greatly. Future generation, starting with the next president will be in a constant “fix the Bush problem” mode.

Our growth, as a nation, will be stunted for decades because of the lies, invasion, occupation, nation building and human rights violations that Bush and Cheney have bestowed on us. Welcome to the new America.


15 Responses to “Osama bin Laden Regrouping”


    Yes, yes, whenever Bush’s approval numbers sink to a new low, there’s an announcement such as this playing the “Osama” card.

    You see, Osama bin Laden is Bush’s Goldstein from 1984.

  2. nytexan said

    like we can’t see through that game.

    I am convinced that bin Laden works for the CIA.

  3. D-day said

    It’s really getting to be a stupid tactic to bring Bin Ladens name up whenever Bush’s numbers go down further. It just shines a spotlight on the fact that he hasn’t done anything to capture him. It’s no longer a matter of “Be afraid” like they want it to be but has become a “Be afraid….of our incompetence”.

  4. nytexan said

    Actually it makes the GOP candidates look bad, with their “war on terror” mantra running around the mountains.

    This administration will go down in history as the most incompetent

  5. mirth said

    Exactly what this is…be afraid, be very afraid.

    BTW: people should be cautious about allowing the “University Update” trough their spam filters. Have you looked at the site’s ads? I think this is a new spam tactic and I’m deleting them. My 2¢.

  6. nytexan said

    Didn’t know it was spam. Saw it and just left it there. It’s outa here. Thanks.

  7. A couple of things I thought of reading this post:

    One, how true it is that we have been distracted by Iraq. Unfortunately, I fear it’s too late now. We’re in, we’ve made a mess of the place…we broke it, we have to fix it. Yes, it will cost lives, but that was what we (and especially the Congress that voted overwhelmingly for it) agreed to. That’s how responsibility works.

    Secondly, while I think targeting these groups on the border with Pakistan is all well and good, it won’t eliminate the threat of extremism cloaked in the disguise of religion. The goals of Al Qaeda and most every other “Islamist” group are political in nature, and therefore can only be sufficiently addressed through political action.

    That means a dramatic reassessment of US foreign policy and US support for despotic regimes (Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, perhaps even throw Israel into that mix – as long as the right-wing Israeli settlers are calling the shots.)

    Killing or capturing bin Laden will do little to stem the tide of anti-Imperialism that is running rampant throughout the world…but changing US imperial/capitalist goals might.

    Lastly, my own 2 cents…Last September there were rumors briefly flying around that bin Laden had died either of an injury or of a natural illness. The rumors died quickly…but nothing has been heard from bin Laden since then, only his right-hand man (and actually real mastermind) Zawahiri.

    I think bin Laden is dead. I think he died last summer, and the few Al Qaeda hardcore that know about it are keeping it quiet as long as they can. And honestly, I think the US government knows as well…but as you say, you can’t really use bin Laden’s name when approval numbers dip if he’s already dead…

  8. JollyRoger said

    I wrote about Waziristan (and the coming collapse of Busharraf’s Government) awhile back.

    People don’t know that the Taliban isn’t just back in action in Afghanistan. They’re on the march in Pakistan, too. When Pakistan collapses, will it be the Taliban that inherits the nukes?

  9. Suzie-Q said

    I am convinced that bin Laden works for the CIA.

    I’ve heard that rumor and I agree with you!

  10. Suzie-Q said

    Thanks Mirth! I let a couple of those university links on my blog and I’m deleting them now!

  11. mirth said

    I dunno, altho I suspect the ‘University Update’ is a new tactic to have our spam filters ignore their mostly porn links, which it will do if we allow them to be published. Just a guess.

    We’ve not only ignored bin Laden, we’ve mostly ignored US deaths in Afghanistan. We mourn the Iraq death totals, but the soldiers who die in Afghanistan are not counted in that total. This is purposeful by the Pentagon, to keep the death #s as low as possible and somehow we aren’t questioning it.
    We also aren’t paying attention to the extraordinarily high Afghan civilian death and injury numbers caused by coalition forces.

  12. nytexan said

    Nice to see you again.

    You are so right that we broke Iraq and now we have to fix it. However, I am very uncomfortable with troops staying there without definite timetable. This is turning into the endless march across Siberia.

    It is very unfortunate that many Americans are not following Pakistan and therefor do not realize the implications if Pakistan falls.

    I’m not sure about bin Laden being dead, however, I do believe that he is not running the show. If bin Laden was dead, Bush would really tout that victory. I believe that there is far more to the current Bush bin Laden relationship.

  13. nytexan said

    Thank you I hate to think that my thinking is so far out there that others don’t see it.

  14. nytexan said

    Feel free to put your link on Waziristan. It is truly a dangerous place and it will be the beginning of the fall of Pakistan.

    It’s sad that many Americans think the Taliban is gone. The idea of the Taliban having nuke is far scarier to me the Iran having a nuke.

  15. nytexan said

    I have written on the constant ignoring of Afghanistan. You never here the general public talking it. MSM doesn’t talk about it, I guess it’s just doesn’t have that “war glamor” for them. It almost like Afghanistan is the Korean War of the current wars.

    BTW:Out of an abundance of caution, I did take you advise on the University links. I check it and I didn’t realize that it was a pron spam link. Cleaver cloak.

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