[I'm not that interested in conspiracy theories about bin Laden's death, for the same reason that I'm not interested in the Birthers' ongoing claims. It's a waste of energy amounting to debates about the identification of meaningless and localized and probably imaginary symptoms when the true disease, which has no or only coincidental connections to these imagined symptoms, gets little to no attention. On the other hand, I am interested to point out that DNA evidence not actually released is not yet evidence, a much more basic observation you won't hear much about because the profit-driven media only sees bin Laden's death as a resource to be exploited for as long as possible, a new vein of gold to be extracted from the social landscape. Every outlet in town is taking a shot or two from its own carefully calculated angle...]
[This article on the website "Reason" overlooks so much it's downright pathetic. Maybe we've learned you can't bomb a country, invade, impose your will on a foreign country, and expect a mini USA to pop up in its place? Maybe we've learned that "nation-building" is another word for colonial-imperial conquest? Maybe we've learned that the ugly head of imperialism is alive and well and ready at just the right excuse to boundlessly steamroll its way to disaster? Maybe we've learned that such activity is mostly about US interests in profit and consolidation of the power that protects that profit? Maybe we've learned that a key component of the American revolution was its self-determination? In other words, maybe we've learned that even the USA can never be good at something that is a radical impossibility, namely, changing the fundamental beliefs and culture of other peoples?
Anybody ever heard of Rome, that big empire from a while back? No, guess not...not all of us, anyway....
The following is a mockery of reason.]
New at Reason: Steve Chapman on the Death of Osama Bin Laden
Here, writes Steve Chapman, is what the world learned in the decade between the 9/11 attacks and the killing of their mastermind: Americans are good at war and not very good at remaking other countries in our image. Osama bin Laden’s error was in …
Aftermath can be heck. The White House’s brilliant conceptualization and execution of the plan to bring Osama bin Laden to justice has, in the last 48 hours, been complicated by mistakes. No one can question the heroism of the US military, the do … http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/time/thepage/~3/T25L-787XsM/ Shared via my6sense [This is one of the clearest analyses I've seen so far of the political ramifications of the ongoing bin Laden story...]