Poll: Do you think Osama Bin Laden will be Captured?

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Do you think Osama Bin Laden will be Captured?

  1. Yes - Alive

    13.6%
  2. Yes - Dead

    54.5%
  3. No - Won't be found or captured

    31.8%
  1. -Cp
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    Got this idea from a <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,186460,00.html" target=_blank">Fox News Story</a> I was reading and am curious to see the opinions here at USMB.
     
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    I'm all about wishful thinking, but I just don't realistically expect it will happen, not when he can camp out in sympathetic countries. My bet is he dies of his own accord before we get the chance. I like the idea, though, if captured, of putting him in the stockades in Times Square. :thup:
     
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    There are stockades in Times' Square? Where at? :p
     
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    No, I don't believe he will be found or captured because I believe he is already dead--and may have been for quite some time. I think the militants are using every trick in their house of cards to make us think he is still alive. Using the technology that is available today, you can produce some amazing results.

    The second in command has been on TV far too many times as mouth for Al Quada for me to believe Bin laden, with his big ego, would have permitted that if he had still been alive.
     
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    I think we'll find him and kill him.
     
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    Just too much area. Iran, Syria, the entire Hindu Kush. It's just not realistic or worthwile to spend too many resources on it. He's been pretty well marginalized already, and it's not like his capture will end or even slow down the Islamist movement at all.
     
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    :death: :death:
     
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    Since it is pretty much established that Osama is hiding out within Pakistan and that Musharref has to treat lightly between the US and his extremist populus
    it seems unlikely that they ll get him ever alive.

    Maybe one day a commando/ airattack will rid us of that asshole.
     
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    Well, wasn't that Bush's main plan for stopping in Afghanistan? To re-assure the troops there, that the hunt is still on?

    I mean, does it really matter anymore? After bin Laden's last tape, bascilly saying na, na, nanny poo, you can't find me. Is he really that "hot" anymore?

    If he's alive, he's still the "boogy man" Bush wants us to believe he is.....and still is a hero to his followers. If he's dead, he was the "boogy man" and a martyr to his followers.

    I mean........come on...........we can't find the tallest man in Afghainstan?
     
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    welcome to the board.

    In Pakistan Osama has many sympathizers and the government is not at all
    in control of the border regions. 250 Pakistani soldiers got killed by the tribal
    militias in the fist incursion. Pakistan politically has a population that does not
    like the US. Thats why major operations against the Islamist cant be done without threatening the stability of the regime.

    So the US prefers a dictator pro America in power over getting Bin Laden.
    Wise choice imo.

    If the boogy man is more an asset then Bin Laden dead. I doubt that.
     

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