Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama bin Laden and Latin America

When I heard the news about Osama bin Laden, two Latin America-related thoughts came to mind.

First, when the CIA hunted down Che Guevara, they took photos and even cut off his hands.  This was done on purpose: they wanted to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was dead.  Nobody ever questioned whether it was really him.  But now OBL's body was thrown into the sea, which will spawn endless conspiracy theories.  Well, maybe that's not so bad, as they could be entertaining.

Second, if we are lucky then this will take some air out of the conspiracy theories regarding Al Qaeda's infiltration of Latin America.  Unfortunately, we probably won't be lucky, and of course you can just blame Hezbollah instead.  These conspiracy theories are not entertaining, as they can lead to bad policy.

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Vicente Duque 1:33 PM  

Obama is MUCHO MACHO - POLITICO.COM : Death of Osama Bin Laden : "2012 Republican race gets wake-up call" - The "Celebrity Apprentice" stealing all oil of Arabs and other Republican Candidates
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Obama is MUCHO MACHO - Translation to English : Obama is a John Wayne Cow Boy -


Obama is more Western Maverick than John McCain

For almost two years Obama has been accused of being a Sissy by Republican Clowns !

Up to now we have only seen a Republican Circus without serious ideas and projects, only clowns !



POLITICO.COM
2012 Republican race gets wake-up call
By JONATHAN MARTIN
May 3, 2011


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/54163.html



Some excerpts :

Donald Trump and birtherism won’t disappear. There will still be talk about the creeping threat of Sharia law.

But the dramatic killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden by American commandos will immediately reorder a Republican presidential contest that until now had been colored by provocative voices and marginal issues.

The long-awaited death of the Sept. 11 mastermind offered a jarring reminder to GOP activists of the challenge they’ll face in trying to unseat the commander-in-chief. And, for some in the party, it will prompt a round of soul-searching about what candidate is up for such a task.

The arc of the last week illustrated what so many Republicans fear may prevent them from re-capturing the White House next year. In the span of 100 hours, the spectacle of a national discussion over President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate — sparked by the pronouncements of a real estate developer who doubles as a reality show celebrity — gave way to a moment of utmost seriousness, defined by the president’s somber delivery of history-making news. (See: President Obama takes on the birther political circus)

The hope among establishment Republicans is that the succession of events will trigger an end to what they see as the silly season — that party activists will sober up and end their flirtation with the fringe.
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