Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Osama Injured?

Apparently our attackers are STILL in Afganistan. The training ground in Iraq has apparently made the instigator unnecessary to spread the movement. Wouldn't it be odd if , after all the smearing of Spain for pulling out, they end up being the ones who get the one who organized the attack on us.

Kabul, 24 August (AKI) - Osama bin Laden has been wounded in Afghanistan, according to two different reports carried by various Islamic websites. Referring to the al-Qaeda leader as Abu Abdullah, the second message, which appeared on Wednesday, said: "Mullah Ahmadi, military leader of the Badr brigades, which form part of the al-Qaeda organisation in Afghanistan, has confirmed that Sheikh Abu Abdullah has been injured in his left leg." It follows a previous message on several Islamic websites saying the fugitive terrorist leader was injured while taking part in an attack on a Spanish military base in Afghanistan.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could Osama be injured if he's already dead? Seriously! That could be true and all these films of him could be doctored. 'Course he could be in Saudia Arabia where the Bush Administration would never look for him since these are their good friends and business partners. Whatever. His family is LOADED and can afford to hide him anywhere in the world. The man had/has major health problems and was on dialysis. Hiding in a cave in Afghanistan or Pakistan? I don't think so, but that's LOGICAL THINKING which seems to be in short supply with the current administration and its followers.

5:10 PM, August 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know many who believe bin Laden is dead, and has been since late 2001. One of the reasons they use is that there are only two dialysis machines in all of Afghanistan. And the one that he was using was taken out in late 2001. One of the "Iraq veterans agaisnt the war" said we had him at Tora Bora, but let him go. He thought that was because they wanted to be able to use him as a "boogey man" to scare the people when they needed to scare the people. Scaring them into going along with the war in Iraq, for instance.

9:57 PM, August 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I really want to link is THIS!! This is dynamite, and should blow the lid off the White House. But then there have already been a dozen things that should have blown the lid off the White House.

Wow!! This is dynamite!! To read all of it, go here:

Abu Ghraib General Lambasts Bush Administration
By Marjorie Cohn
t r u t h o u t | Perspective
Wednesday 24 August 2005

I had been hesitant to speak out before because this Administration is so vindictive. But now I will ... Anybody who confronts this Administration or Rumsfeld or the Pentagon with a true assessment, they find themselves either out of a job, out of their positions, fired, relieved or chastised. Their career comes to an end.
-- Janis Karpinski, interview with Marjorie Cohn, August 3, 2005
Army Reserve Brigadier General Janis Karpinski was in charge of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq when the now famous torture photographs were taken in fall of 2003. She was reprimanded and demoted to Colonel for her failure to properly supervise the prison guards. Karpinski is the highest ranking officer to be sanctioned for the mistreatment of prisoners. On August 3, 2005, I interviewed Janis Karpinski. In the most comprehensive public statement she has made to date, Karpinski deconstructs the entire United States military operation in Iraq with some astonishing revelations.

When Karpinski got to Abu Ghraib, "there was a completely different story than what we were being told in the United States. It was out of control. There weren't enough soldiers. Nobody had the right equipment. They were driving around in unarmored vehicles, some of them without doors ... So, knowing that they were ill-equipped and ill-prepared, they pushed them out anyway, because those two three-stars wanted their fifteen minutes of fame, I suppose."

Karpinski said that General Shinseki briefed Rumsfeld that "he can't win this war, if they insist on invading Iraq, he can't win this war with less than 300,000 soldiers." Rumsfeld reportedly ordered Shinseki to go back and find a way to do this with 125,000 to 130,000, but Shinseki came back and said they couldn't do the job with that number. "What did Rumsfeld do?" Karpinski asked rhetorically. "If you can't agree with me, I'm going to find somebody who can. He made Shinseki a lame duck, for all practical purposes, and brought in Schoomaker. And Schoomaker got it. He said, 'Oh yes sir, we can do this with 125,000.'"

Karpinski says she did not know about the torture occurring in Cellblocks 1-A and 1-B at Abu Ghraib because it took place at night. She didn't live at Abu Ghraib, and nobody was permitted to travel at night due to the dangerous road conditions. The first she heard about the torture was on January 12, 2004. She was never allowed to speak to the people who had worked on the night shift. She "was told by Colonel Warren, the JAG officer for General Sanchez, that they weren't assigned to me, that they were not under my control, and I really had no right to see them."

When Karpinski inquired, "What's this about photographs?" the sergeant replied, "Ma'am, we've heard something about photographs, but I have no idea. Nobody has any details, and Ma'am, if anybody knows, nobody is talking." When Karpinski asked to see the log books, the sergeant told her that the Criminal Investigation Division had taken everything except for something on a pole outside the little office they were using.

"It was a memorandum signed by Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, authorizing a short list, maybe 6 or 8 techniques: use of dogs; stress positions; loud music; deprivation of food; keeping the lights on, those kinds of things," Karpinski said. "And then a handwritten message over to the side that appeared to be the same handwriting as the signature, and that signature was Secretary Rumsfeld's. And it said, 'Make sure this happens' with two exclamation points. And that was the only thing they had. Everything else had been confiscated."

to read more, go to the link.

10:00 PM, August 25, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Mr. Fitzgerald is gonna make everything else look like small potatoes. I really believe we are going to get the BIG picture out of his investigation. I can hardly wait!

11:22 PM, August 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suuuuuuuurrrrree... how many (quite big) things have already been "investigated".... only to see the neocons squash them like bugs time and time again?

I have no more faith, and will believe that an "investigation" will do good when I see it.

8:34 PM, August 26, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Anon, I hope you are wrong cuz my hopes are quite high for once. If not I fear there may be no accountability for these guys through their term.

12:00 AM, August 28, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, has there been any so far?


2:17 PM, August 28, 2005  
Blogger Ron said...

Patience grasshopper, Patience.

10:54 PM, August 28, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it when I see it. Period.

7:38 AM, August 29, 2005  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Osama yo' mama dead?

Yep. And so's Madonna.

7:48 AM, August 29, 2005  

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