And They Were Called Off… Why?

This may be some wishful fiction being floated, but the BBC picked up a story from NPR where the CIA had orders to go kill Osama Bin Laden in the days after 9/11 and deliver his head back on ice:

Gary Schroen flew out soon after the attacks on New York and Washington, helping to set up the 2001 invasion, he told US National Public Radio.

He recalled his orders from the CIA’s counter-terrorism chief.

“Capture Bin Laden, kill him and bring his head back in a box on dry ice,” he quoted Cofer Black as saying.

As for other leaders of Bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network in Afghanistan, Mr Black reportedly said: “I want their heads up on pikes.”

Defense Tech warns to take the story with “a large sackful of salt”, and I’m in agreement. After all there’s no corroboration from any current CIA officials on this mission and it’s curious that a plan this bold was never announced publicly until now, not even for for PR purposes (which the Bush administration seems keen to exploit).

However, I do have my suspicions that the CIA might be floating this piece of fantastic 9/11 fiction on order to turn national attention back to Bin Laden and the war against Al Qaida, in which case I applaud them for the effort and hope more news sources start digging into our seemingly stagnant efforts to hunt down OBL.

‘Bring me the head of Bin Laden’ [BBC] (via Defense Tech)

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

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  1. national public radio, needs to be renamed NATIONAL PUBLIC BUNGHOLE! i here some of the most useless crap on public radio, one example was how tribal elders in new guinie ejackulate into young mens mouths of the tribe for some sort of right of pasage. is this like priests and altar boys! maybe its me but whats the point of indiginous people engaging in homosexual acts! does this make the rest of society says it ok for grown men to engage in pedophilia. thats my concusion. and hey didnt the indiginous people of new guinie eat one of the rockafellas?