Saturday, September 23, 2006

Could it be?

Oh please, oh please, oh please, let this be true.

The regional newspaper quoted French secret service reports saying that Saudi Arabia is convinced that bin Laden died a month ago.

It said he died of a very serious case of typhoid causing partial paralysis of his internal organs.

Hahahahaha! I hope it took many painful days with him screaming for his mother.

This however casts some doubt on this incredible news.

US officials have suggested that his death would be accompanied by a surge of e-mail and telephone chatter among bereaved al Qaeda members, if not an actual announcement from the militant network.

Well, I'm not sure about that. Sure, if he died a glorious martyrs death while fighting the infidel. I can see them trumpeting the fact all over the world. What a great recruiting tool.

But, if he died dirty and cowering in a deep hole in the mountain, with his body slowly and painfully shutting down... Well, that's not much of an example to rally others to the cause. If Allah denied the glorious leader of al Qaeda a martyrs death, instead letting him die in a humiliating and pathetic manner, I would think that would give pause to those on the fence regarding the righteousness of killing women and children (which these wastes of space seem to excel at).

Hell, his name still has huge authority, even though he has not been seen since 2004. Why not claim he is still in hiding and issue orders in his name?

I guess I'm in that state doctors like to use. Cautiously optimistic.