Saturday, September 23, 2006

Report: Osama bin Laden is dead

From the Khaleej Times:
Saudi intelligence services have determined that terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden died of typhoid in August, the French regional daily L’Est Republicain reported on its website on Saturday.

The newspaper said it based its information on a document classified ‘defence secret’ originating in the French DGSE intelligence services. According to the story, the DGSE informed President Jacques Chirac of the Saudi report on Thursday.

The DGSE document, printed with the report, reads in part, ‘According to a usually reliable source, the Saudi intelligence services are said to have acquired the information that Osama bin Laden is dead. The information gleaned by the Saudis indicates that the head of Al Qaeda was a victim of a very strong attack of thyphoid... in Pakistan on August 23, 2006.’

The document goes on to say that bin Laden’s geographical isolation rendered all medical assistance impossible.
We've seen a few reports over the last few years that Osama was dead...only to have him flare up like a case of herpes. However, IF this is true (and it's a big "if"), then I will be delighted to see the left's and the MSM's (pardon the redundancy) reaction.

I mean, we've heard the Dems bitch about how "Bush let bin Laden get away" (conveniently overlooking Bubba's complicity in 1996, 1998, and 2000). "Where's Osama?", they bellow. IF it turns out that he's finally toes-up, they'll be forced to move the goalposts again...thought I doubt the electorate will be in the mood to have those BDS-afflicted #ssholes rain on our parade. You know, like they did at first when the news of Zarqawi's death first broke?

Again, this news report could be total crap. But I sure hope not.