Dienstag, 3. Mai 2011

The killing of Osama bin Laden

President Barack Obama announced on Sunday, the U.S. special forces had Osama bin Laden, the longtime leader of the al-Qaeda network, killed in an attack on a residential complex in Abbottabad in Pakistan.

Obama appeared at 23:30 Eastern time clock before the cameras - one hour after the main television stations had an important message from the President announced on national security.

The statements by the President were significant unanswered questions and raised many new questions.

First Obama said he had "Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA briefly instructed to taking office, the killing or capture of bin making Laden a top priority in our war against al-Qaida, and at the same time so continue to disrupt its network to destroy and conquer. "

Obama assumed in other words, without providing an explanation for that in the period from 2001 am until his inauguration in January 2009, the capture or killing Laden is not the highest priority in the "war on terror".

Furthermore, the place where bin Laden was killed, very important. Obama said that U.S. intelligence had "bin Laden's hideout located in a residential complex deep inside Pakistan." Obama identified the place then more accurate than Abbotabad. He did not mention that this city about forty miles away from Rawalpindi, the heart of the Pakistani military establishment and a few miles from Islamabad, the capital of the country. It is as if a fugitive hiding in a nearby police station.

Obama also described not the kind of "complex". But the press now reports that the "most wanted man in the world" in a comfortable mansion resided. In addition, the city of Abbotabad is on the strategically important route N35, the Karakom highway that connects Pakistan with China.

Obama played further cryptic important that "our cooperation with Pakistan in the counter-terrorism helped us bin Laden and the residential complex where he lived to see."

The obvious conclusion is - as many had suspected - that bin Laden at least until recently, the protection of powerful forces within the government, the military and the intelligence agencies of Pakistan enjoyed.

Although Obama the country to calling "the countless intelligence agents and anti-terrorism experts to thank who have worked tirelessly for this outcome," was the most important factor in bin Laden's murder is clearly a change in the attitude of his years of protector in the Pakistani state apparatus. For reasons that will eventually come out once decided, the Pakistani regime'm falling, leave loading.

These unusual facts about the whereabouts of bin Laden have Obama's claim that the U.S., "leading the war against al-Qaida, to protect our citizens, our friends and our allies, appear as a bad joke. These grounds are absolutely untrue.

While the alleged terrorist mastermind was protected by the Pakistani government, a very important ally in the "war on terror," the U.S. has stationed over the past ten years, a massive force in Afghanistan. This force has been tripled since Obama took office.

None of Obama's comments in any way suggesting that bin Laden's assassination lead to a significant change in U.S. foreign policy - or even an end to the relentless expansion of military interventions.

The three wars in which the U.S. is currently involved - in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya - have nothing to do with the fight against al-Qaida or the hunt for bin Laden to do. Both the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the U.S. invaded in 2003, as were also the regime Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, which is now being bombed by U.S. and NATO forces, al-Qaeda enemy. In Afghanistan, the forces of al-Qaida are politically and militarily insignificant.

Both Obama's speech and the press comments were a clear attempt to obtain public support for wars that have become extremely unpopular. Obama asked Americans "to the sense of thinking back on 11 September prevailed. I know that, we got lost at times. "Commentators in the media repeatedly expressed her hope that killing bin Laden establish the morale of soldiers fighting in Afghanistan again, and justify the loss of thousands of human lives.

Bin Laden's name is indelibly associated with a monstrous crime - the murder of nearly 3,000 people on 11 September 2001. Most of them died in the collapse of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Others died in bloody terrorist attacks in the world. But bin Laden was not the real reason for the explosion of American militarism, of the 11 September followed. He was just the pretext.

One conclusion can be drawn with certainty: The killing bin Laden is not the "war on terror" for which he served as a pretext, nor the imperialist wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya quit. American military forces are only one reason in these countries: To secure strategic positions and oil and gas fields, which are of vital interest to American imperialism.

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