OBL captured? What do you all believe?

  1. No proof, but certainly not hard to believe during this election year. If it is so, there is no way it will be kept under wraps long enough to give GW the "push" he needs come November. I hope he wouldn't be that underhanded in the first place. Even I, non-fan of Bush that I am, want to believe he would not use such a sleazy tactic for re-election.

    http://washingtontimes.com/upi-break...2012-3625r.htm

    U.S. denies Iran's claim bin Laden held



    TEHRAN, Iran, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department Saturday denied an Iranian news report that Osama bin Laden has been captured, the Daily Telegraph said.

    Iran's government news agency quoted the state Pashtun radio service to the effect that bin Laden had been captured and was the real reason for U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's Thursday trip to Pakistan.

    "The capture of the al-Qaida leader has been made sometime before, but the U.S. President George W. Bush is intending to announce it when the American presidential election is held," the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

    The Iranian agency attributed the report to a "very reliable source."

    Asheq Hossein, the director of Iran's Pashtun radio service, identified one of the sources as Shamim Shahed of the Pakistani newspaper, The Nation. But Shahed denied being a source for the story.

    Hossein said the second, unidentified, source was "a man with close links to intelligence services and Afghan tribal leaders."

    The Iranian correspondent responsible for the report said the al-Qaida leader had been seized "a long time ago."

    The Saudi-born terrorist is accused of masterminding the Sept.

    11, 2001, attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in the United States.
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  2. 36 Comments

  3. by   ernurse2244
    Wouldn't suprise me if Bush held this news to a more appropriate time...like late Oct or early Nov.
  4. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from sbic56
    No proof, but certainly not hard to believe during this election year. If it is so, there is no way it will be kept under wraps long enough to give GW the "push" he needs come November. I hope he wouldn't be that underhanded in the first place. Even I, non-fan of Bush that I am, want to believe he would not use such a sleazy tactic for re-election.

    This sounds exactly like something Shrub would do.
  5. by   sunnybrook23
    There is no way that he could keep this secret or deny Americans from knowing this information. My president wouldn't do that!
  6. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from sunnybrook23
    There is no way that he could keep this secret or deny Americans from knowing this information. My president wouldn't do that!
    Anyone wanna buy a bridge in Brooklyn?

    OBL is sitting on them WMDs that were in Iraq.
  7. by   jnette
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Anyone wanna buy a bridge in Brooklyn?

    OBL is sitting on them WMDs that were in Iraq.
    I'm with you on THIS one, Carolladybelle !!!

    Odd, but I must admit to having had some serious thoughts about this very thing over the past month or two.... and then here the past few weeks, where they have made it such a point to publicly broadcast this "new" PUSH to find him, with the renewed efforts of the Pakistanis... it just didn't sit right with me... smelled kinda fishy.

    I kept thinking... now WHY are they making sure this is being announced on nearly EVERY newscast, every day.... just to "prime" the public for the big "SURPRISE" ? Then I began thinking the same thing... I'll bet they've got him already... and are "holding"... for just the right moment.

    I do SO want to be proven wrong ! But knowing how this admin. has handled this entire affair thus far.. I wouldn't trust ANY of them in an outdoor crapper with a muzzle on !!! :uhoh21:
  8. by   sbic56
    Darn jnette, your observations make too much sense. So much, in fact, I feel a little nauseated. Hope we're wrong. :stone
  9. by   VaKidPN
    Our govt may do things that seem fishy to us at times. However, since I am not the one getting the midnight phone calls and making life and death decisions on how to keep americans alive, I will not pass judgement on bush. I feel he has done well with the info provided him. We all like to thinnk our govt wouldnt do things that other countries do. BUT we do . .. and sadly it comes down to us against them and I will always choose my childrens lives over theirs. Sad. but necessary. I am a military wife and its not always easy to back up the presidents wishes. Especially when its your loved ones doing the fighting. BUt i back him 100%. He has done right by us.
  10. by   oramar
    I sincerly doubt it but you can't really rule it out. Possible but not probable.
  11. by   pickledpepperRN
    Fact is many of us ARE saving lives at midnight!

    I hear so many theories I don't know what to believe. Such as:

    1. A licensed pilot wonders why planes off course, no radio contact without the required military planes sent to investigate.
    2. This same man reports the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) documents about the ENRON investigation were in one of the towers.

    3. We are secretly involved in the situation in Haiti. What and why? US M- 16 & M-60 heavy woepons are reported to be sent by our government to the rebels in the Dominican Republic.

    4. Did the administration know there were no WMDs? Is that why we were so confident?

    5. Both parties have researched for dirt on the candidates of the other. They will get it out in the media when it is too late to find the truth.

    What to believe? Wish I knew!
  12. by   fab4fan
    Quote from sunnybrook23
    There is no way that he could keep this secret or deny Americans from knowing this information. My president wouldn't do that!


    Best laugh I've had all week!
  13. by   Mkue
    I personally don't care when an announcement is made IF OBL has been captured. I think it's important to all of us that he is captured, we will never forget.
  14. by   nekhismom
    jnette, you think a lot like I do. Yep, I sure hope we got him. Will it make a difference when it is announced? You bet it will for many americans. it won't change my decision..........Bush out the door in '04!

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