Bin Laden Imitates Schrodinger’s Cat

Love this line -Experts confirm: Osama bin Laden is either dead or alive.

For the moment, he’s apparently both.
The Saudis think he’s dead. The French are saying it’s unconfirmed. I’m saying show us the body and I’ll believe it.

Thanks to Ace.

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6 Responses

  1. Osama Bin Laden dead? Not a ghost of a chance. Not with George Bush alive. If Osama dies – and that too of typhoid and not because he has been trapped and killed – then the whole Bush cottage industry will crumble to bits. How will it justify its aggressiveness? It tried hard to make Saddam Hussein into a proxy, but it did not work. It cannot.

    Osama has never headed any government, has no palaces, does not have an address, and has no specific group of followers. Whatever be anyone’s views, he is a phenomenon beyond any contrived PR exercise. He is Elvis without the crutch of Graceland; he is Michael Jackson without the oxygen mask.

    One thing comes out clear: Bush would be in no hurry to feel triumphant. He needs to pretend to find Osama, and he can find him only if he is alive. So, W will try hard to deny that his nemesis is dead. He will imagine a threat from some other country and again the charade of an Osama-like dictator will be touted before the American public and the world.

    More patriotism would be whipped up. I can imagine the US President saying, “Gaad, Lard-in cannot just die of tie-fied. It ain’t like a new-monia, y’know? You gotta be kiddin’. The guy’s in a cave in Pack-is-tan. Ah am tryin’ to ged their Prez to send his men in dem caves and ah-ll help him with that Cash-mere prahblem. That ain’t so bad. Been readin’ Camus. It’s all ‘bout outsiders. Darn, these Eendian and Pack-is-tanians jest don’t read books. I have to thank Laura and the Lord…”

  2. Osama Bin Laden dead? Not a ghost of a chance. Not with George Bush alive. If Osama dies – and that too of typhoid and not because he has been trapped and killed – then the whole Bush cottage industry will crumble to bits. How will it justify its aggressiveness? It tried hard to make Saddam Hussein into a proxy, but it did not work. It cannot.

    Osama has never headed any government, has no palaces, does not have an address, and has no specific group of followers. Whatever be anyone’s views, he is a phenomenon beyond any contrived PR exercise. He is Elvis without the crutch of Graceland; he is Michael Jackson without the oxygen mask.

    One thing comes out clear: Bush would be in no hurry to feel triumphant. He needs to pretend to find Osama, and he can find him only if he is alive. So, W will try hard to deny that his nemesis is dead. He will imagine a threat from some other country and again the charade of an Osama-like dictator will be touted before the American public and the world.

    More patriotism would be whipped up. I can imagine the US President saying, “Gaad, Lard-in cannot just die of tie-fied. It ain’t like a new-monia, y’know? You gotta be kiddin’. The guy’s in a cave in Pack-is-tan. Ah am tryin’ to ged their Prez to send his men in dem caves and ah-ll help him with that Cash-mere prahblem. That ain’t so bad. Been readin’ Camus. It’s all ‘bout outsiders. Darn, these Eendian and Pack-is-tanians jest don’t read books. I hafta thank Laura and the Lord…”

  3. Hey FV, thanks for stopping by.

    You want to copy and paste that a few more times? I don’t get that many comments. 😉

    Osama’s not like Elvis, more like Che. And in a few years, we’ll remember him as fully, which is to say not really at all.

    You can mock Bush all you like, but you should thank whatever deity you please that he was president after bin Laden’s men attacked us and that someone like me wasn’t. I see jihadis as a cancer and I also see radiation as one way to treat cancer.

    As for the American response, yes there would be plenty of “Osama’s dead, the war’s over.” Which would be awfully short sighted on our part, but is also fairly predictable.

    Osama dying of typhoid means that he’s no martyr. No houris for Osama. Damn shame, right?

  4. Haha…if you have a slowwwww connection and have to keep clicking, then you end up with multiple posts. I’d have loved to C&P that many more times, except that vanity can get you this far and no further 😉

    Coming to your comments, if it’s Che, then we shall have a whole lot of T-shirts…

    If radiation worked, Osama would be a clean-shaven young Beatle…

    From the little knowledge I have, typhoid may get you houris but they ain’t gonna weep over male tantrums! I believe the Laden is looking for Whitney Houston — is that why she dumped Bobby Brown?

    PS: I had posted soemthing on the Pope too, twice!!

  5. Yep, lotta T-shirts with no understanding of who he was or what he did. Sold at the mall to teenagers who just want to piss off their parents or whatever. A legacy of trivialization. Kind of the opposite of martyrdom. A thought that puts a sardonic smile on my face.

    Radiation has not been tried yet.

    You can be a martyr and get your virgins for dying of typhoid? Did not know that. Wonder if that’s common knowledge in those parts.

  6. Isn’t martyrdom too a legacy of trivialisation? And why would parents of teens get pissed off by Che, when he was their idol? I am afraid that people have to visit malls to buy the T-shirts since there is no thriving underground movement to market those! I see such ‘legitimisation’ as also a sign that perhaps we are becoming less cynical…your sardonic smile notwithstanding…

    In those parts, as in all parts of the world, you can get virgins even without having to die.

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