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February 12, 2008

"Intelligence:" Some Agencies Starting To Suspect That Maybe Osama bin Ladin Isn't Quite Alive

What was the first clue?

Maybe that absurd video where he's plainly speaking from years ago, and then the freeze-frame it to have another voice supposedly "his" talk about more current events?

Transterrestrial Musings, um, muses:

Of course, the other reason that I've long thought that he's dead is that our so-called intelligence agencies--the same ones that subverted our pressure on Iran last fall with their "intelligence" estimate that they're not building a bomb--have continued to tell me that he's alive. To me, the question is not whether or not he's alive, but why so many in the so-called intelligence community have been so determined to continue to attempt to convince us that he is for the past six years.

It's strange to me, too. I understand they don't want to come out and claim he's dead, only to be embarrassed by him proving he's alive and doing a victory lap, but why the absurd insistence they're "99% certain" he's alive based on audio of "him" speaking?

They do know that someone else recorded many of Winston Churchill's most famous speeches, right? They have heard of impressionists, right?

Moderate content warning for Gilbert Gottfried impersonating various comics, including Cosby, Jackie Mason, and Jerry Seinfeld:

Thanks to CJ.


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