Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Osama's Body......Let the Conspiracies begin!

When I first learned of Bin Laden's death I was struck by how quick and strange it seemed with the U.S. Navy's handling of his body. They transported his body to a naval ship where they obtained D.N.A. evidence that the body was indeed Bin Laden's. They then performed the Muslim rituals of burial before they dumped his body into the sea.

These actions seem a set-up for all those conspiracy theorists who believe Osama Bin Laden will live forever and will work with the Dali Lama to overthrow Russia and appoint Donald Trump as president. Okay, maybe that's a little too far out there but doesn't it raise some people's suspicions or questions about if this incident really happened or "how do we know you really got him". Maybe we need to see a picture or video that would alleviate our paranoia. Kind of like the Birth Certificate thing:)

When you take a second look and consider further what they did, you're left to conclude that they executed (pun intended) a brilliant plan. They didn't leave the body behind for the Pakistan army to exploit in whatever they they saw fit. They took the body to a naval ship where they could control what happened with it. They were free to do D.N.A. tests and have Bin Laden's wife identify the body. It was there that they could confirm his identity. They were able to film all of this while they respectfully prepared his body for burial. Burying his body at sea confirms that no one can venerate his grave or make his tomb into a symbol of martyrdom. Releasing photographs a week or so later will silence the conspiracy theorists and show moderate Muslims that his remains were treated respectfully.

When all is said and done, I will still be more assured when I see a picture or two.


sensible discussion said...

It's amazing the amount of people who immediately jump to conspiracy conclusions.

sensible discussion said...

I think Obama knows what he's doing.

Anonymous said...

I think President Obama is making the right decision NOT to release any pics.
(U.S. citizen)

Dust said...

Why so anonymous U.S. citizen?