Cindy Sheehan Bids Farewell to Last Shred of Credibility

“I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you’re stupid. Just think to yourself — they paraded Saddam’s dead sons around to prove they were dead — why do you suppose they hastily buried this version of OBL at sea? This lying, murderous Empire can only exist with your brainwashed consent — just put your flags away and THINK!” [Facebook, via Weigel]


So sad … the dead son, and now the descent into Trump territory. BTW – wonder if Trump’s weighed in on the OBL termination.

@blogenfreude: Haven’t heard from Trump yet, but one of Breitbart’s sites is going the Full Deather.

The Deather Express is going full steam ahead over at Alex Jones’

@redmanlaw & blogenfreude: Barrington Chadsworth IV had the right idea – have Black Eagle toss a severed head into the press scrum. I say preferably in the lap of the Faux News WH Correspondent. That probably wouldn’t satisfy the deathers either…

@SanFranLefty: . . . since bin Laden has been declared dead nine times since 2001!

I actually would not be surprised to hear that the body is really on a slab somewhere.


The argument for releasing [the photos]: to ensure that the public knows and can appreciate that he’s dead. There is of course skepticism throughout the world that the US government claim that it killed bin Laden is true.

The argument against releasing the pictures: they’re gruesome. He has a massive head wound above his left eye where he took bullet, with brains and blood visible.

@nojo: Pshaw! If my high school could run the Zapruder film in slo-mo, pointing out Kennedy’s flying brain matter, surely we can handle some OBL goo.

For America.
Such as.

@redmanlaw: have you heard of these guys?
or better yet their original founder richard marcinko? if not read his book:
he should have his own autobiographical comic book. has that ever been done before?

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: no shit. my bank account looked much more horrific last month, especially being two back on the mortgage.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: I’m actually wondering whether the WH advisers have seen a movie in the last forty-five years.

@jwmcsame: I clicked the instant rimshot button in honor of that comment.

@nojo: or a commercial for the endless apocalyptic, vampire, zombie movies advertised now. the sights may not be so bad, but the sound effects sure are.

@jwmcsame: Movie folks will tell you that a good splat is a work of beauty.

Not being contrary here, but how exactly do we know that bin Laden is dead? Because some jackholes who lie 99% of the time sez he is? Perhaps the bigger story is that our politicians, media and military have less than zero credibility. It’s not like his death is going to change anything, the wars, the torture, the end of privacy and civil liberties. We did it all to ourselves and it’s not going to stop.

@¡Andrew!: It’s a fair point that our authority for Osama’s death is Obama, and corroborating info (I’m hearing DNA match) released by the Administration. A hesitant statement, offering tentative congratulations but preferring to wait for more corroborating info, would not be unreasonable.

But that’s not the statement Cindy Sheehan provided.

@nojo: splat like santorum or schwarzenegger ?


U.S. intelligence officials believe Osama bin Laden made a propaganda recording shortly before his death and expect that tape to surface soon.

Like Elvis, Osama will always be with us.

@¡Andrew!: you make a good point. at least the russians saved some of hitlers alleged skull. here is an alleged photo from my favorite miami site:

@¡Andrew!: Jr came home from skewl today and said “some kids” said O/UBL “had died a long time ago”. The best I could come up with was “the previous preznit had eight years to fake O/UBL’s death. This time must be for real.”

Plus, as Noj’ pointed out, why do it so early in the campaign cycle?

I’m a skeptic, yes, and mildly “meh” about the whole thing, but do believe this is the real deal. As for the footage: that’s why Bolivia put Che on a slab and snapped pictures immediately. We’ll see O/UBL eventually, as soon as the news cycle demands it. Remember, not only are SEALS/SF folks fierce, but they have access to some really good embalmers, as well.

@jwmcsame: There was an old fake OBL death photo making the rounds last night, but I didn’t look into it. My first hunch is that’s the one.

@Nabisco: There’s an epistemological question (thank you, masters) about all this: What evidence would be acceptable?

Photos are easily faked, after all. And any talk about DNA matches raises the question about lab work and provenance of evidence. Someone out there is all but demanding that Americans be provided the opportunity to piss on the body, but even if the corpse was presented on the Mall for your micturating pleasure, it would either be bloated and rotting, or the embalming would throw into question its veracity.

In short, if you’re not inclined to take Obama’s word on it, nothing will satisfy you.

Maybe there’s still room for a credible evidentiary challenge. But that’s not what the Deathers are doing.

Too many people would have to be in on it for this to be a fake. It couldn’t possibly hold up. Yes, I know, Wag The Dog and such as but that’s a movie, people.

I think this is a huge deal and I see no reason not to believe the president. Or the soldiers who did the firing. Had it been faked there would be footage of the raid. Nothing will ever stop the birthers, deathers, or whatever aberration comes next because they’re in a cult. No matter what happens it all goes to prove them right.

I assume he was dumped at sea so there could be no shrine and no focus for the cult of Osama.

BTW. The C Sheehan FB page is appalling.

@SanFranLefty: could care less – I saw the videos of the Iraqi kids Bush killed, so I think I can handle bin Laden’s brains.

For some reason, this seems like a good time for some surf music.

@blogenfreude: Biked through your neighborhood yesterday. Hope we didn’t leave a mess, or inconvenience anybody.

@Nabisco: Plus, as Noj’ pointed out, why do it so early in the campaign cycle?

More nuanced. Conventional wisdom in 1991 said Bush I was unbeatable after Desert Storm. And then Bubba beat him.

Why? It’s the economy, stupid.

That, and Read My Lips.

Of course, Saddam in 1991 was foreign, and even with USA-USA he wasn’t a domestic threat. Osama was literally Public Enemy #1, and the Feds plugged him. Still, let’s see how long the glory lasts.

The super-rich can now return to our regularly scheduled programming of gang-banging the dessicated corpse of US economy in peace, at least for three news cycles.

@Benedick HRH KFC: We should go into business together doing website design. First rule? No threaded comments.

@redmanlaw: Alex’s InfoWars has been picked up by Memeorandum:

A multitude of different inside sources both publicly and privately, including one individual who personally worked with Bin Laden at one time, told us directly that Osama’s dead corpse has been on ice for nearly a decade and that his “death” would only be announced at the most politically expedient time.

Another moment for Donald Trump to be proud of.

@Nabisco: I’ll check it out after I burn through some Slayer videos on YouTube.

Slayer, Jihad

Does Mohammed Atta get a songwriting credit and royalties for use of part of one of his letters at the end?

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