With the announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death spawning major celebrations in several locations in the United States, one might be forgiven for briefly thinking the death of the al-Qaeda leader might actually change America’s foreign policy.
Bin Laden was, after all, not just the leader of one faction, but the US government’s chosen figurehead for all terrorism everywhere. 10 years of the hunt meant trillion of dollars in war spending, thousands of soldiers and upwards of a million civilian deaths, but last night the message was ‘all’s well that ends well.’
This morning, however, it isn’t even that, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reassuring the world that America’s assorted wars would continue in the wake of bin Laden’s death. Indeed, the killing is being presented less as a game-changer than as a vindication for the overall policy of endless war worldwide.
“You cannot defeat us,” Clinton insisted, while adding that the death of bin Laden some ten years after 9/11 proved that the US would “never abandon its pursuit of justice.” Incredibly, it seems bin Laden’s death has emboldened the hawkish Clinton, who also said the US would “boost” its counterterrorism efforts after the news.
At the same time, the State Department issued a global travel advisory for Americans, warning of a possible backlash over bin Laden’s death in the near term. Even if this backlash is not realized, the continuation of the wars is likely to ensure that anti-US sentiment will linger.
21 thoughts on “Clinton Vows Wars Will Continue”
I would have thought they would at least pay lip service to the possibility of peace. No such luck, in fact, the (supposed) killing of OBL makes the world even more dangerous. Was this done simply to justify their next false flag?
I sense a national tv extravaganza coming. Live from the mall in Washington. America's biggest stars celebrate the death of Bin Laden. Bad music and big light shows to celebrate the death of a person in the way only America can do.
Pictures of bin Laden's corpse displayed on the big screen behind the country stars strutting in their big hats.Rumor has it that bits of bin Laden's remains will be attached to each of the 42,421 fireworks rocket that will be fired off then big grand finally. Instead of lighters in the crowd calling for an encore, mini bin Laden dolls to be handed out to the crowd so he's burned in effigy by half a million as the crowd calls for more music and girl singers in skimpy costumes.
Gotta have these big bonding moments when we declare victory so people have pleasant memories of war ("hey, I got laid in the celebration of the night they killed bin Laden") so they'll continue to celebrate one more war after another.
I think you hit the nail on the head. I think the death of Bin Laden will be used as a pretext to start more wars in the Middle East. It will be used as a pretext to to expand the war in Pakistan, and to start various and sundry other wars in the Middle East based upon intelligence gleamed from that treasure trove of documents allegedly recovered at Bin Laden's headquarters. Far from being an end to the US government's war on the people of the Middle East, Bin Laden's death maybe a prelude to the expansion of existing wars, and the start of several new wars. I would be glad to be proven wrong in this prediction.
Now that OSB is dead.., what’s in it for us people.., end of the wars in Afghanistan and occupation of Iraq…! Withdrew of US militarism regime from these countries, EU and elsewhere…! Now that the leader of Al Queada is dead.., dose it mean that US and EU will stop supporting the Libyan Council which by now its been proven that they are connected and there are divisions from Al Queada operatives fighting in Libya…! Now that OSB is dead would it mean that US and EU support democratic movements in Middle East rather then supporting Muslims Brotherhood…,! Would US senators stop their support for these “Rebels” without a cause now that OSB is dead…! Or the wars will continue until the day of victory is chosen by the US and NATO militarism regimes….! Eye for en eye make the entire world go blind…, I wonder if there is any eyes left for them to see.
Let's see… 10 years… 100,000+ dead… the mideast in complete chaos…. 40,000+ US military casualties (WIA+KIA)… and oh… a sloppy 4 trillion and change down the tubes…. yeah… looks like we just about broke even on that. ON a happier note… Saddam Hussein… Osama… Gaddafi… looks like "leadership" assassination is the new game in town. Wouldn't be in the slightest surprised if the turrurrrrrrmurrists take a page from that playbook and go on a little leadership whack-a-mole of their own.
Be careful what you wish for Billary.
To observe the American response to the death of Bin Laden is somewhat depressing. He was certainly not a good man, I can believe that he did have responsibilities for the 9/11 attack and the USA has expended over 1 trillion dollars on wars as a result of that event. And along the way these wars have killed and displaced millions of innocent people. If his death meant the end of American medling in other country"s affairs, I also would cheer. But you can be sure that this event will cost the USA even more and more expenditure on defence and homeland security. In the end, the "bad guys" will win by bankrupting the USA. Where has the importance of justice gone? If every country can now declare independently whom they think to be evil, vilify that person until the populace see him/her as Satan and then mete out there own justice by assasinating the bugger, will the world be a safer and more humane place to live? Please America, tear down the 10 Commandments from all you buildings since "Thou shalt not kill" has become a Judeo-Christian niceity. Vengence is mine, I will repay says America.
How does one kill something that has been dead for 9 years and 5 months? Propaganda and lies, pure and simple. This is likely some justification to shift forces from Afghanistan/Pakistan to Libya (or elsewhere)…an excuse to claim "mission accomplished" and kill the goyim in other lands. This world is dominated by psychopaths, and until the other 94% of us wake up and stand up they will continue to do so.
Sunday May 1st, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Has Been Dead For Years
Now that Osama's dead body is being trotted out to boost Obama's approval ratings, er, because he was just killed in an air strike or some nonsense, it's worth taking a look back at the researchers who concluded Osama bin Laden died years ago. David Ray Griffin wrote an entire book about it. Mike Rivero also wrote the article "Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government," where he cited numerous heads of state, CIA agents, intelligence officials, etc. who all concluded Osama has been dead for years.
The evidence Osama has been dead for years is overwhelming, people have been predicting for years his dead body was going to be trotted out as part of some PR stunt. Absent the presentation of some overwhelmingly compelling evidence to the contrary, it looks like that's what we're witnessing right now.
Osama bin Laden has long been rumoured to have died in Tora Bora, Afghanistan, during mid-December of 2001. As OBL has been our long-stated justification to engage in endless wars, could this signal a less protracted withdrawal from Afghanistan by the US? Many Membersof Congress as well as among their constituents have voiced disillusionment with this war. And now that the proposed TAPI pipeline agreements have been entered into by the respective interests/parties, the reason for war against the Taliabn in the first place was to secure this eventuality, perhaps now peace will return and big-oil will see their profiuts escalte beyond the outrageous +157% they now enjoy. Tax breaks for big-oil anyone?
One guys death justifies a decade of war? Wow!
Huh, Hillary, take a look around.
The US is trilions in debt, and spending a trillion a year on 'defense' as well as a few hundred billion more on these wars. This is crashing the US economy the same way similar excessive military spending crashed the Soviet Union.
Meanwhile, the Middle East is nearly in full revolt against American backed dictatorship.
The American strategy of trying to constantly frighten millions of people into subservient obedience by launching million dollar missiles at every stone hut deemed to be occupied by a 'terrorist' doesn't seem to be working very well.
Hillary, you may have kill bin Laden, but that doesn't mean you aren't losing this war.
One mass murderer kills another; And all of fascist amerika's terrorist acts continue…drones, torture, occupations, basically world destruction unabated , with no change in corporate amerika's war against on the planet . Thankfully the empire IS collapsing; rapidly !
This is America's LAST chance to leave Afghanistan without losing face.
We've got OBL. Great. Now that the mission is accomplished, let's get out.
Bin Laden is long dead.
Amerika you have been had again by Soetoro. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/osama…
When will you call the whistle on your politician's lies?.
Or haven't you the backbone of the Egyptian people?
After the laughable forgery of a birth certificate and now this joke of a photo the CIA need new staff. I am sure mossad would oblige.
Oop its was mossad……….
Oh well done America!!
For ten years you hunted an old man with an old rifle. Finally you say justice has been done. What about the tens on thousands of innocent men, women and children your bombings have killed in Iraq, Afghanistan , Pakistan and now Libya.
Where is the justice for these killings???
Hmm. Apparently Obama wants to be reelected.
I'm surprised by the number of posters on this board who appear to buy into the War Party's propaganda regarding bin Laden, that the 'search' for this single individual had something to do with America's recent wars. The two are not related. Reminds me of how Israel recently invaded Lebanon, dropping a million cluster bombs in the process, on the pretext that two(2) Israeli soldiers had been kidnapped. No connection there either, despite claims to the contrary.
This charade was necessary to the budget talks…. we needed a 'victory' of sorts to justify the funding of the mother ship of empire… the Pentagon.
Obama has been anointed for his 'efforts'…. the die have been cast… even Michael Savage has been dispatched to sing his praises… giving 'credit where credit is due"… that's the quote repeated across the neocon landscape…
the fix is in…. Obama has made his deal with the devils of the Pentagon… and we will be given modest choices in 2012…. tweedles dum or dee for President of the WAR MACHINE.
so sad so see the sheep nibbling at the grains tossed to us the last two days…
It really makes me want to root for some natural disaster for Washington… something that will take em all out – with no enemy to hunt down.
just an END to these gangsters and hucksters…. just an END to them
Now that the reason why the US invaded Iraq, Afghanistan and forced servitude upon Pakistan is dead, the US will start withdrawing its psychopaths from the ME, right? WRONG!
For a women, Hillary is one bloodthirsty Bad person.
NOT a dumber more incompetent bimbo than is Hillary Clinton.
The invasion of Afghanistan – ALL about the oil companies wanting to build a gas pipeline through that country – NOTHING to do with terrorism.
Ten years and the most powerful military on Earth can NOT defeat the ragtag Taliban – can we?
NO invader has ever 'won' a war in Afghanistan – the graveyard of soldiers and of empires – but – in our stupid arrogance, of course we will 'win' – won't we? – yeah sure!
And all of those German Nazis we hanged at the end of WWII – 'for waging aggressive warfare" – isn't aht what we've done in the Middle East?
WE have seen the 'enemy' and it is the gangsters and war criminals in the White House and in the Pentagon and in the Congress!
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