Monday, May 2, 2011

Why on earth did it take so long to track Osama bin Laden to such an obvious hiding place in the suburbs?

THIS IS NOT a conspiracy theory. Let's get that out of the way first.

It's just a head shaker. It's just one of those things when you think about it, you just can't really believe it's true.

Osama bin Laden was found -- after nearly 10 years -- hold up in a house with no telephone or Internet service in the suburbs behind a 10-foot concrete wall ? Are you kidding? And no one noticed?

No one noticed. You really have to just shake your head at the idea because this guy is more famous than the Beatles. If John Lennon was right, that makes him more famous than Jesus.

Could Paul McCartney hide out in such a place? Not likely.

And, when I say, 'no one noticed' I don't just mean just the neighbors. I don't even mean the paparazzi. I mean the most advanced intelligence service in the world.

Maybe we should have put the paparazzi on bin Laden instead of the CIA?

Are you telling me the CIA overlooked a compound they now say was obviously built to house Osama bin Laden? A house whose occupants burned their trash rather than taking it to the streets? A house with no outside connections? With barbed wire around the perimeter? In the suburbs?

This house was so close to its neighbors that one of them tweeted the whole raid looking out his back window, from the arrival of the helicopters to their landing, the apparent shooting down of one of the choppers, the firefight and the subsequent explosion.

This is strange. I'm just sayin...

BTW: You have to give Tony Botello credit for courage for his post on the touchdown dance we've been doing in our cities since last night. Very unbecoming. We're better than this.

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