AerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1774 times:
Breaking news: CNN reports that the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Zarqawi, has released a new videotape which has since been broadcast in the Middle East. CNN has shown a still from that video in which Al Zarqawi, dressed in black, appears along with a group of supporters.
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1721 times:
Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 4): Of course he exists... he's hiding somewhere and it's only a matter of time till he gets caught!
Well if he was smart he would be hiding out with OBL! I havent even watched the video, nor do I need to, just another mouth piece and despite me not being a fan of this war, Id like to see him choke on a JDAM.
To me he looks heavier, but he is not walking like someone who had a lower leg amputated. He also wears his watch at the right wrist, like many left-handers do. Besides, he is shaking hands with some of his men, doesn't look like fanatics greeting each other.
I don't know. I was expecting some yell, some handsign or gesture. Just something extraordinary, but Zarqawi looks like some manager from anywhere in the western world going through his factory and greeting the workes.
AerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1621 times:
The reason that Bin Laden has not been caught may have less to do with our lack of capability than the ability of citizens of other countries to protect a single individual.
We caught Saddam and, additionally, killed both of his sons, in relatively short order. One of these events could have been sheer happenstance, but it seems unlikely that both of them were.
Thus, given the resourcefulness of Bin Laden, it is not improbable that he has been actively protected by state or state-like resources in a way that renders apprehension nearly impossible.
There are a multitude of places Bin Laden could be, from Sudan to uncontrolled areas of Pakistan. Unlike Saddam, Bin Laden had, and has, an international network of supporters, many of whom may be willingly sacrificed to preserve his safety. The fact that he, personally, has not been apprehended is not necessarily difficult to understand, especially when we appreciate that much of his organization has already been destroyed.