Tomás Ó Flatharta

Looking at Things from the Left

Barack Obama Boasts of One Death – Ignores Countless Others

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The bare facts seem clear : USA military forces executed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan on May Day 2011 –

Will this protect Barack from far-right opponents? – only time will tell, but do not count your chickens :

http://thebrokenelbow.com/2011/04/28/the-american-right-a-case-study-in-lunacy/

I tend to agree with Patrick Scott :

“This attack had nothing to do with justice or retribution. It was all about helping get Barack Obama re-elected President in 2012.

Osama Bin Laden had the blood of many innocents on his hands. But that was nothing compared to the blood of millions of innocents on the hands of US imperialism.”

As usual these days, Al Jazeera is streets ahead of rival news organisations for intelligent coverage, including good interviews with Robert Fisk :

More here :

http://collectiveresistance.com/2011/05/02/imperialists-execute-reactionary-bin-laden/

and here :

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/05/2011522132275789.html

Who told them where he was?

Tariq Ali asks if Obama’s Bin Laden Executioners have “killed the goose that lay the golden eggs”?

http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2011/05/02/tariq-ali/who-told-them-where-he-was/

Written by tomasoflatharta

May 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm

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  1. More discussion here – but the thread on Cedar Lounge is getting clogged up – including with conspiracy theorists who ask If OBL is really dead!

    http://cedarlounge.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/bin-laden-dead/#comment-97472

    tomasoflatharta

    May 2, 2011 at 11:23 pm

  2. An RTÉ Radio 1 interview with Tariq Ali about the killing of Osama Bin Laden was transmitted on Thursday May 5 – the broadcaster asking the well-researched questions was Pat Kenny – link with the interview is here :

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/player_av.html?0,null,200,http://dynamic.rte.ie/quickaxs/209-r1-todaywithpatkenny-Thursday.smil

    It begins ab out four and half minutes into the programme.

    Tariq became the third person on RTÉ that morning to confuse Obama with Osama –

    Perhaps a mass should be offered for both of them?

    A Howth parishioner has done half the job :

    “Church in Howth cancels mass in memory of Osama bin Laden”

    http://www.thejournal.ie/church-in-howth-cancels-mass-in-memory-of-osama-bin-laden-133020-May2011/#comments

    tomasoflatharta

    May 5, 2011 at 10:29 am


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