Let Bin Laden stay free, says CIA man

  1. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...431539,00.html

    January 09, 2005
    Let Bin Laden stay free, says CIA man
    Tony Allen-Mills

    THE world may be better off if Osama Bin Laden remains at large, according to the Central Intelligence Agency's recently departed executive director.
    If the world's most wanted terrorist is captured or killed, a power struggle among his Al-Qaeda subordinates may trigger a wave of terror attacks, said AB "Buzzy" Krongard, who stepped down six weeks ago as the CIA's third most senior executive.

    "You can make the argument that we're better off with him (at large)," Krongard said. "Because if something happens to Bin Laden, you might find a lot of people vying for his position and demonstrating how macho they are by unleashing a stream of terror."
    Krongard, a former investment banker who joined the CIA in 1998, said Bin Laden's role among Islamic militants was changing.

    "He's turning into more of a charismatic leader than a terrorist mastermind," he said. "Some of his lieutenants are the ones to worry about." ...
  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Thunderwolf
    Oh, please.
  4. by   Roy Fokker
    "Let Hitler go so that we can take care of Goering and Himmler"


    Nope. Call me short-sighted - but I'd LOVE to see this scumbag hang by the neck till he's dead than let him walk around alive...
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    wow is all I can say.....
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    And this guy was the CIA's third most senior executive.

    "Darned good intelligence"
    Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Jan 13, '05
  7. by   JVanRN
    I'm with SmilingBluEyes here...Wow :uhoh21:
  8. by   SharonH, RN
    Oh dear God, so that's Mr. Bush's strategy? Holy cow.....
  9. by   Thunderwolf
    Let's not forget the Bush and Bin Laden family (business) connection. Why do you think he hasn't been caught thus far?
  10. by   BeachNurse
    Quote from SharonH, RN
    Oh dear God, so that's Mr. Bush's strategy? Holy cow.....
    Where does it say that is Bush's strategy?? In this UK article? Hm
  11. by   pickledpepperRN
    I am NOT saying this is the Presidents plan.
    I do remember him saying, "Wanted: Dead or Alive." regarding Osama.

    Then saying, "I'm not concerned about him. I really don't care."

    Listen for yourself:
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I, too, remember that Spacenurse. That may be why some wonder at Bush's "strategy" in this mission, as well. Or IS there a mission where Bin Laden is concerned anymore?