Geopolitical Sadism

I haven’t been posting lately because I’ve been incredibly busy getting my life and such in order. I now work for a major electronics retailer which, as I’m sure you can imagine, is a fairly stressful thing to jump in to just before the holiday season. Having said that, I have maintained my dedication to following the “scene”. I want to address an issue that seems to have woven itself into the background of the imminent Presidential Election.

Osama bin Laden will never be apprehended by the United States Armed Forces. Let that sink in. It will never happen in our lifetimes. I am not speculating or guessing or anything close to it, I am absolutely certain that Osama bin Laden will never be apprehended by any branch of our military.

The obvious response to this claim is something along the lines of:
“How do you know? What does some guy living in a hick town across from a church know about whether Osama will face justice or not? What makes you so sure?”

Let’s assume Osama bin Laden is apprehended by a US patrol in Afghanistan somewhere. Whoever is in charge of the unit that captures him informs his superior officer. The news travels up the chain of command. Somewhere along the way, the information gets out and the mainstream media has a field day.
What happens after this will surely be a spectacle of momentous blood lust. Assuming some nutcase doesn’t blow him away before he gets into protective custody, he’ll go to prison and eventually stand trial for his insane schemes and be put to death – if they don’t lock him up and study his brain like they did with Charles Manson.
On the other side, news of his capture will so vigorously galvanize Islamic Fundamentalism that it’ll make the incendiary effects of the Iraq Invasion look like a toaster fire. Capturing and putting Osama bin Laden in to US custody is, in the simplest of terms, one the worst possible scenarios imaginable if you’re trying to avoid inciting further hostility and attempting to ensure the deescalation of violence in the Middle East. Executing him would be the strategic equivalent of the entire Western world committing suicide.

However, it is likely that many elements of the US Government and several prominent politicians welcome the escalation of violence in the Middle East. Capturing or executing Osama bin Laden would provide, through the sudden and severe destabilization of the results of all the hard work by the Armed Forces of the United States over the past 5 years, the perfect justification for the leadership of this great nation of ours to commit us to Lord Knows What.

So, pray everybody. Pray that he’s dead already and that his followers hushed it up. Pray that he didn’t get his dialysis. Pray that his remains were too decomposed to identify when they were found. Pray that he ate a bullet from his own AK-47 somewhere remote.

Most importantly, pray that, if he is found alive, our military leadership has the foresight and resolve to hush it up before one of those morons on the Hill attempts to use his capture as political leverage and DOOMS US ALL.

Senator McCain has vowed to follow him to the gates of Hell. Make no mistake, in doing so, he would be dragging us along with him.

I’d love to pontificate about the absurdity of the ongoing Presidential Campaigns and what has become the total and complete self-delusion by anyone in this country who has convinced themselves that American Hegemony is alive and well, but there are only so many gray hairs I can hide on my big head.

~Ivan

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