I am incredulous!
This US Special Forces operation deserves a standing ovation for immaculate execution. Except, some details do get confusing.
Maybe I’m just slow, but truly, viewing the still pictures of the
compound where Osama was shot to death that are being aired on local TV
here, I am spell-bound by many odd contradictions.
wall that encircled the compound, which was blasted through to allow
entry to the US attackers, showed a humble charpoy next to a water
geyser & a few odd household items stacked right next to the
opening. Not a hair out of place, so to speak. It was all a little too
orderly for my lawyerly taste. Wouldn’t something have been damaged or
knocked over at least?
Second, the room where the crucial “fire fight” took place causing
deaths of Osama, his wife and some others(but no American), showed what
were very, very humble lodgings. My own servant’s room is posh in
comparison . There are no marks of bullets ricocheting off the walls,
and there’s no sign of damaged glass from the good-sized windows on one
wall. The bed sheets on the two charpoys are so neat as to do a hotel
maid proud. There’s just over 250 ml of blood on the floor between the
two charpoys. It looks to me as though, rather more than a fire fight,
Osama & Co. were simply sitting ducks for a hunting party! Wait,
that’s not all. The glass in the window is see-through. How odd! Anyone
could have looked in and seen the world’s most wanted man once night
fell, and remember, it’s an open area.
The downed helicopter, miraculously, disgorged its crew like magic.
Presto! All unharmed by the crash! Yet oddly, the three neighbors of
Osama who rushed to the scene to help, and who would have been witnesses
to what actually happened, all have gone missing and never returned
And hey, where are the other dead bodies? There were some, no? And why
the rush, rush, rush to dump Osama in the ocean? Why not share the
evidence to put a stop of rumor mongers? At least show the someone
The picture of a dead Osama circulating on the web was bad photo shop
job. Truly. Kids do a better job. Why not show the body or the DNA test
results to the media, or ISI?
A friend wrote to me saying, “The
USA is about to withdraw from Afghanistan. What better way than after
'Mission accomplished'? Obama is entering the re-election period. This
will boost his ratings.
Pakistan’s army and the ISI are caught on the back foot because of
their inability to detect OBL presence in Abbotabad. Pakistan is again
on the defensive , after having gained the high ground on the (Raymond)
Davis affair. The world once again views Pakistan as the terrorist
capital of the world. Is this another step in its balkanization and an
excuse for eliminating its nukes?”
But I find it just so hard to believe that this was not a mutually cooked dish.
As another friend said, ”We may be poor, we are not stupid.”