ROVING EYE Show us the
shooter By Pepe Escobar
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Show us the Navy SEALs hero who did the
double-tapping on Osama bin Laden - the one-two in
the head to make sure the target of a hit job is
out - after a "firefight" the signs of which are
virtually absent in that squalid "mansion" in
Show us the greatest hero of
modern American history, the man who shot
America's public enemy number one, the most evil
terrorist in the history of the Universe who
masterminded the most spectacular attack of all
time against the US.
Parade him on Ground
Zero and in downtown Manhattan, give him
a row of Purple and
rainbow-colored Hearts, make him a partner of
Goldman Sachs, get him on Oprah, Rush and Anderson
Cooper, induct him into the Rock'n Roll Hall of
If you're Republican, make him run
for president; unlike Donald "that fox on his
head" Trump or Sarah "I can see Pakistan from my
house" Palin, he would actually turn President
Barack Obama into collateral damage. Or at least
crown him secretary of defense - supreme purveyor
of the targeted assassination as the paramount
tool of international diplomacy.
two Rewind to the cliffhanger scene in all
its Hi-Def glory - broadcast live to the situation
room in Washington.
The hero, fully
equipped, pumped up, is face to face with the real
Osama bin Laden, unarmed, just out of bed, trapped
in a drab room. There's no possible escape; the
whole compound is "secured". This is it - the
moment America has been dreaming about since
September 11, 2001.
The rehearsal took
place hundreds of times before during the
everlasting "war on terror". The procedure was to
immobilize the suspect, put a bag over his head,
transfer him to a helicopter (there were three
outside, one had already crashed), then to a
military base, and then, in an orange jumpsuit,
straight to Gitmo.
Now the hero is face to
face with the man who caused the "war on terror"
itself to exist. And what does he do? Not a shot
in the arm, leg or knee. Not even a casually
tossed stun grenade. No extraordinary rendition -
what is this good for anyway if it does not apply
to public enemy number one?
double-taps the fugitive - codename "Geronimo" (a
native who defied the Empire; talk about defiling
native-Americans once again). This is the way the
biggest, costliest manhunt ever ends; not with a
prolonged bang, but with two golden bullets. Good
guy snuffs bad guy. Dirty Harry snuffs the punk.
So no one in the world will ever know. How
"Geronimo" became a Central Intelligence Agency
asset - and how the "friendship" developed during
the 1980s. How he escaped from Tora Bora - or how
the Pentagon let him escape. How he lived in
Pakistan all these years, undisturbed. Why did he
And most of all how he
"masterminded" 9/11. Which branch - or branches,
or individuals - of the US intelligence network
knew about it in advance, and let it happen. How a
bunch of Arabs with box-cutters and crappy flying
skills turned jets into missiles and destroyed the
Twin Towers (plus building 7) and a chunk of the
Who in the world would
dare not to be glued for months to the most
stirring trial of all time?
reasons to believe the entities - the system -
that arranged the hit would not be very pleased.
So the verdict is guilty as (not) charged - and
termination by a bullet in the head. It's never
been so easy to create a wasteland and call it
As for the rest of us, we'll
spend the rest of our lives in the dark.