Let me my reaction to the death of Zwahiri with this pithy comment–I don’t care. The alleged assassination of a 71 year old former fanatic who has not been involved with any terrorist activity since the rise of ISIS (which he opposed) is a meaningless gesture carried out by an impotent, demented old man.
Once again we are asked to put our faith in Joe Biden and really trust that the CIA, after 21 years, finally got their man. I suspect they tracked down the supplier of Zwahiri’s Depends. You see what a priority getting Zwahiri was? Remember all those Biden (and Trump) campaign slogans about dogging this dude down? Yeah, me neither.
What are the odds that the CIA dropped another bomb on a wedding party or a load of kids headed to the Taliban water park? (Sarcasm alert–there is not Taliban water park).
So why now? Biden is desperate for some “good” news. Nancy Pelosi stands on the brink of starting a real shooting war with China and Russia continues to ravage Ukraine. Oh, almost forgot. There is this thing that was once called “economic recession” that no longer exists because Biden and his sycophants think they are Jedi masters and can easily convince us that these are not the drones we are looking for.
Eric Newhill says
Eh… good riddance. Always good to tie up a loose end. Otherwise, agree. No reason to chest thump and break out the ticker tape.
Yeah, the recession definition shell game. The crap they try to tell us is ridiculous; especially when there’s this thing called “the internet” that allows you to search topics and see what they have said in the past – which is that a recession is two quarters of economic contraction measured by GDP predominantly.
I confess that I have enjoyed, and still do, América and the WASP culture; the great music and the movies with their wonderful actors and the beautiful Californian coast. I have lived the simplicity and single-minded life. I have admired the detachment from things and the willingness to question everything. It is that innocence of intention which I will miss the most. Right or wrong, who knows what God is doing with it all. It is a wonderful world here in America, and even better in California which is not so WASP.
Now we see the walking dead making their power felt and worse again, the people of the world believing that the walking dead here in America have any power at all. They don’t. It’s all a bluff, a dangerous bluff. A nuclear power bluff because at its core Americans want to enjoy the sun, the beach, their families and friends. Yes, the walking dead will throw the atomic bomb and tell us to return to our barbecues. Do not believe them. They will throw the bomb for their own design.
What should we do? That is the question of the day.
Depends supplier! what a hoot! too funny! I can see Biden and this clown in hell swapping war stories.
Does this means that the “Collective West” is forgiven once for all for supporting numerous “moderate rebels” in Syria and other countries, Tyrants all over the world, Nazis in Ukraine and millions of innocent people murdered in multiple countries (multiple genocides) since the end of WW 2 in the name of Democracy? If it’s not rank hypocrisy, delusion and double standards, I don’t know what it is. Can some body please help me to understand?
Ah, they executed the Taliban leader.
Finally my faith in the CIA has been restored after decades of waiting patiently.
The Taliban is abusing the human rights of Afghani girls, denying girls the right to school.
So it is nothing less than purely logical that we deny those girls the right to eat and live.
The terrorism industry is less competitive now leaving America as the dominant source of terror. As is true for other forms of monopolies.
Apparently his crime requiring extra judicial killing was being a ‘war planner’. Does this mean the following US individuals are also legitimate targets of extra judicial capital punishment (by another state) ?
State Depart planning staff
Defense Department civilian leadership
Senators such as Tom Cotton
Journalists such as Tom Friedman
National Security Council
Institue for Study of War
Serious question – aren’t we opening up ourselves for retaliation sometime in the future ?
Larry Johnson says
Live by the sword, die by the sword.
Eric Newhill says
oh I see. This event is in neon lights all over the news – even Fox news. Biden says the CIA is the best ever. Fox agrees. CNN agrees. America’s on a come back. Emotional images of 9/11…blah blah blah.
So this means that Dopey Joe needed a face lift and so did the CIA because we weren’t buying their malarkey too much anymore. They would have waited to kill the old goat f’ing bastard until closer to the election if it was about midterms. So that means Dopey Joe is soon to quote the CIA on some BS about UKR or China.
Really says everything, all America can and has offered the world is death and destruction. Some of the greatest satinic war-criminals in history operate in the upper echelons of US government…..but eternity is a long time !
Larry Johnson says
No. Not correct. America showed its greatness in WW II. Did not make the sacrifice that Russia did, but more than 470,000 gave their lives for others. The men who fought believed they were fighting for something honorable. Sadly, in the aftermath of WW II, they were betrayed by craven politicians bent on servicing the needs of corporate interests. Eisenhower presciently warned about the danger and was ignored. I fear the United States will reap what it has sowed in the last 70 years.
Yes, they fought valiantly. But FDR knew about Pearl Harbor in advance, and there was no need to fight for an unconditional surrender, for both Germany and Japan, killing millions more unnecessarily.
Eric Newhill says
That conspiracy mythology nonsense was recently addressed on this thread https://sonar21.com/will-tweaking-the-dragons-tail-ignite-a-terrible-fire/
Eric Newhill says
in case it wasn’t clear enough, aside from the Japanese fleet that attacked PH being on 100% radio silence and the JN-25 code not being cracked yet, the whole conspiracy theory motive assigned to Roosevelt is moronic. HI wasn’t a state yet. The Philippines weren’t a state. Both were US territories. The Japs attacked the Philippines almost simultaneously with PH. They destroyed the US bomber fleet there and then overran the Islands. For an evil master mind plotting to draw his country into a war, that would have been sufficient casus belli in and of itself. There was no need to also sacrifice the fleet the PH. In fact, there was even potential for Rossevelt’s political career to be over if the loss of the fleet caused the war to go too badly. Anyhow, the fact of the attack on the Philippines negates the motive alleged by kooky and ill informed conspiracy theorists
Why didn’t they drop him from a plane like all those other guys? What no navy seal raid?
Whoever wrote this script at spec ops should be fired.
No guts to tackle real source of terror support of extremists and violence . Pakistan with the nuclear smile. Saudi. Qatar.
Noting Pakistan holds Saudi nuclear deterrent
Minor typo: they’re not the “droids” you’re looking for. “Drones” weren’t a thing back then.
If there is no before and after video, it didn’t happen….
Bert Huber says
I dought that the information about the killing of Zawahari is true.
Nobody can check this.
Only reason , it helps Biden for Midterms, as he can announce “good news”.
It certainly does not help to fight terrorism.
In german and french media , I read many comments, saying “how great, well done USA…” etc.
Incredible how people believe everything governement says.
I thought he was believed dead back in Nov 2020. What happened? No follow up to dispute those claims?
Cowardly murdering old men (and probably several innocent bystanders) for domestic ‘good news’ is the Amerikkkan white supremacist, imperial way. Exhibit A of why most of the thinking world populace despises anyone holding a U.S. passport. If the U.S. was a true moral and ethical superpower (instead of what it actually is) it would have put the old man on public trial for his alleged crimes. Expect nothing but violence, chaos and destruction from this bunch of feeble minded morons that run my country at this point in time. Times will change, though. Can’t wait to see it!