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Bin Laden Buzz

Monday, 23 February 2004 12:00 AM

In other words, the al-Qaeda grand Pooh-Bah, Osama bin Laden, has allegedly been cornered in a mountainous area in northwest Pakistan, near the Afghanistan border ... AND Mullah Mohammed Omar is thought to be with him.

Is this premature articulation or prelude to a Bush campaign landslide? Who knows? It has been reported that bin Laden has been:

The Sunday Express quotes "a US intelligence source" as saying THE most wanted bad guy and "up to 50 fanatical henchmen" (including the Mad Mullah) are inside a 10-square-mile patch of dirt and rock "north of the town of Khanozai and the city of Quetta."

Unidentified sources claim, "He is boxed in," and U.S. Special Forces were "absolutely confident" that he could not escape. Gee, didn't we hear that same report about Tora Bora?

Supposedly, bin Laden moved into the area "in the desolate Toba Kakar mountains" about one month ago.

The area has been, and is, under surveillance from a geostationary spy satellite while U.S. and British Special Forces await orders to move in ... Huh?

IF (and this remains a huge honking 'if') we know where bin Dirtbag is, why wait?

IF (there's that word again) we know where he is, why not carpet-bomb those 10 grid squared with bunker busters? Oh yeah, Weather, Terrain, Timing ... (not necessarily in that order) and an implied 'Jones' to be able to confirm “we got him” without having to use five regiments of forensic geeks peeling DNA off charred rocks.

Gen. Richard Meyers, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has confirmed that U.S. forces were engaged in "intense" efforts to capture bin Laden, but claims: "There are areas where we think it is most likely he is, and they remain the same. ... They haven't changed in months."

Meyers maintains, “We don't know where it is precisely" that Waldo is, but the Sunday Express claims that "a senior Republican close to the White House and the Pentagon" said this past week that bin Laden had been located.

This new offensive operation comes in the wake of rising speculation that the U.S. military is planning a spring offensive in Afghanistan to capture bin Laden.

IF (there's that word yet again) coalition forces have located Osama, it raises a gaggle of interesting tangents.

How draconian? “Give up bin Laden or we will destroy your homes, kill your families and lay waste to the region.” THAT draconian. Remember, the U.S. isn't saying that, the Pakistanis are. We're just looking the other way ...

IF (I know ...) this is legit and the raid to capture bin Laden is contingent only on weather, the political fallout will be 'interesting.'

The capture or confirmed death of bin Laden would be a huge benefit to the Bush campaign. The administration could and would claim success in two wars (Afghanistan and Iraq), a remarkable economic recovery, AND the death or capture of Saddam Hussein, his two demonic sons and the mastermind of 9/11.

Even a George Soros-funded 'October Surprise' would be overshadowed by devastating success of the Bush administration. Democrat whining that the administration sandbagged on scooping bin Laden for 'political' purposes is a dog that ain't gonna hunt ... overshadowed by the epic reality that “We got the s.o.b.!”

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