Does the US government know where bin Laden is?

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Does the US government know?

  1. Yes, the US government knows where he is.

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  2. No, the US government doesn't know where he is.

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  3. He's dead

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  4. We used to know where he was, but we lost him once Obama became president

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  1. Sheldon
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    I read a post on here yesterday where someone said that if OBL was killed, he'd become a martyr and his death would be used as a recruiting tool. It made sense. Maybe the US government has no incentive to kill OBL.

    I made a poll, just thought it'd be interesting to see what USMB thinks.
     
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    He dead.

    Back in 2001 he was suffering from type II diabetes and needed dialiss. If a bomb didn't kill him, lack of medical care did.
     
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    Alive.

    West Pakistan in the mountains.
     
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    Honestly, I just don't know what the government knows or doesn't know. If they truly know where he is, they should get him and get it over with. I would like to think they would do that. Also because Obama's popularity is in the tank, if he could capture him I am sure it would improve his dismal popularity numbers . My guess, is that if he is still alive, the government doesn't have a clue as to where he is. But then again, nothing surprises me anymore. He may be living in Brooklyn working as a cab driver.
     
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    There was an intelligence report back in 2002 that said Bin Laden had died in a cave where he was unable to get his dialysis treatments. By all appearnaces, the Bush and now Obama Admins. decided it's better to keep his legend alive for the war effort and morale, and as an ace in the hole for future Mid-East wars.

    *Historical trivia

    When Russian troops invaded Berlin in 1945 after the bombing campaign, Hitler's dead body was found. Stalin instructed his generals that no one was to know of his death --he knew that 'enemies' were far more valuable than victories to his propaganda campaign back home.

    We in the west never had confirmation that Hitler was dead until Glasnost in the mid 80's.
     
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    i think we likely got him in Tora Bora with a thermobaric bomb
    but there wouldnt be much left of him but maybe a splotch of DNA on a cave wall
    but keeping him alive as a legend seems to fit the purposes of both sides
    the US for having the enemy still at large hoping to keep complacency at a minimum, and for Al Qaeda to use him as "surviving everything we threw at him"
     
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    Bush knew, but he stopped "thniking" about him.
     
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    I think he is dead, and has been for a few years. I think any video we see, was one made before he died.
     
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    That's what I'm thinking. Both sides have a vested interest in keeping his name alive, even if he isn't physically.
     
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    What makes you sure that he doesn't have access to medical care?
     

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