Tuesday, May 3, 2011

"Goldstein is dead - long live Goldstein!"

Following bin Laden's death, the world should expect terror waves to avenge the al-Qaeda leader's killing, one expert warned.

In the wake of the bin Laden era, terror groups worldwide will have growing motivation to carry out revenge attacks, said Dr. Boaz Ganor, who heads the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya.

Oh, well, it was necessary to delete the virtual Bin Laden from the media's virtual world with his virtual death, probably because it was becoming too much trouble to explain our inability to capture the real Bin Laden, who was supposedly still alive and still a threat despite being nearly totally cut off from the outside world. Furthermore, he was deleted in the only manner possible - one that explains THE TOTAL LACK OF PHYSICAL EVIDENCE THAT HE WAS ALIVE.

My first thought was that the timing was convenient for Obama's campaign, but because there might be some horrible terrorist incident (explained as revenge for OBL's death), which would tend to make Obama look bad for triggering it, I now think that the decision to "kill" OBL was made at a higher level, and that Obama's fate was a secondary consideration.