Robert Gates: No good Osama bin Laden intelligence in years

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States has not had good intelligence on the whereabouts of terrorist Osama bin Laden in years.

Gates made the comment in an interview to be aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

Asked whether he could confirm recent reports that bin Laden had been seen recently in Afghanistan, Gates said "no." Media reports late this week mentioned accounts of unconfirmed bin Laden sightings in recent weeks.

Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, is believed to be hiding on the Pakistan side of the border with Afghanistan.

That's funny...

I could have sworn I heard people like Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton say recently, and throughout the years that Osama Bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan.

"US intelligence officials have repeatedly said they believe that Osama bin Laden and his associates were hiding near the border with Afghanistan but this was the first time a senior American official has accused Pakistan of not trying hard enough to apprehend them."

How could they know that without good intelligence for years?

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.


the answer depends on what day of the week you ask about Bin Laden.

around certain holidays ...

sightings of the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus may be mistaken for bin Laden

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.

Am I good or what...


"Given a chance Sunday to clear away some of the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the world's most wanted terrorist, Obama administration officials seemed to add to it with what appeared to be conflicting assessments."

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.

Some Recent News Stories On Bin Laden...

Saturday - Dec. 5th, 2009:

BBC report: Detainee says friend saw Osama Bin Laden alive in Afghanistan earlier this year


Sunday - Dec. 6th, 2009:

Military Adviser Jim Jones: Obama plans to launch Bin Laden hunt anew

the video

More BS from the corporate-media weasel brigade.....

This goes so far off the non-credibility scale as to verge on comedic...only the US corporate media can be this stupid and naive.

If OBL was alive and in a specific part of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, there is no way in hell that (US) intelligence are going to broadcast that fact.

If he's not dead, then he is more than likely in some maximum security US custody, perhaps a rendition facility. If so, his appearance is probably drastically altered. His ongoing "alive status" is one of the PTB's greatest "asset" in the so-called "war on terror" and they will continue to do everything they can to preserve that status, even if deceased.

The Magic Cave

Apparently he's still hiding in that Magic Cave receiving dialysis treatments and Grecian formula..... You know, the cave where they make the nanothermite and Ames strain anthrax.

Stashed weapons

Hey!--sounds like that must also be the place where Saddam kept his stash of WMD.

It's the Cave of Dorian Gray


Trust Me

Big Bin is dead and has been for years. He was just their patsy so either he died from natural causes or he was murdered. No different than Oswald. That is the way these NWO punks work. They get off on it. Their day will come. Nature has it's way of evening things out. Or like they said in my day, "What comes around, goes around." It never fails.

More here on OBL

Probe into 'Bin Laden death' leak
"President Jacques Chirac has ordered an inquiry into the leak of a French secret service memo claiming that Osama Bin Laden had died."

Benazir Bhutto Confirms that Osama Bin Laden is Dead (Video)
"In an interview only months before her death, Bhutto, possibly unintentionally, admitted that Bin Laden had been killed. She refers to someone as "the man who killed Osama Bin Laden""

Bin Laden may be dead, but living on through old sound bites
"U.S. intelligence agencies are beginning to suspect that Al Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden is dead after all, despite a recent audio tape exhorting Al Qaida terrorists in Iraq."

Israeli intelligence: Bin Laden is dead, heir has been chosen
"Osama Bin Laden appears to be dead but his colleagues have decided that Al Qaida and its insurgency campaign against the United States will continue, Israeli intelligence sources said."

Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government
"Osama bin Laden is dead. The news first came from sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan almost six months ago: the fugitive died in December [2001] and was buried in the mountains of southeast Afghanistan. Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, echoed the information. The remnants of Osama's gang, however, have mostly stayed silent, either to keep Osama's ghost alive or because they have no means of communication."

If bin Laden was dead, Would the U.S. admit it?

Report: Bin Laden Already Dead,2933,41576,00.html
"Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader."



What might be proof of what you are saying

is how LBJ looked after leaving the White House, and even during his one and only elected term.

LBJ was born in 1908 and died in January of 1973. He was only 64.

So he was only 60 when he left the White House in January 1969 and I think most people would agree that he looked much older.

Many people have taken how he aged as a result of the presidency and the Vietnam war, but I think his involvement in the cover-up of the Kennedy assassination is what really wore him out.

Very true

a friend once told me, "You're born with the face God gives you, but you'll die with the face you deserve."

White House still lacks solid intel on bin Laden

A very similar article on yahoo, the echo chamber at work.


WASHINGTON – Osama bin Laden may be slipping back and forth from Pakistan to Afghanistan. Or the U.S. might not have a clue, more than eight years after the al-Qaida leader masterminded the terrorist attacks on America.

Given a chance Sunday to clear away some of the mystery surrounding the whereabouts of the world's most wanted terrorist, Obama administration officials seemed to add to it with what appeared to be conflicting assessments.

President Barack Obama's national security adviser, James Jones, said bin Laden, believed hiding mainly in a rugged area of western Pakistan, may be periodically slipping back into Afghanistan. But Obama's Pentagon chief, Robert Gates, said the U.S. has lacked good intelligence on bin Laden for a long time — "I think it has been years" — and did not confirm that he'd slipped into Afghanistan.

The failed hunt for bin Laden has been one of the signature frustrations of the global war on terrorism that former President George W. Bush launched after the Sept. 11 attacks. The main explanation given by both the Bush and Obama administrations for not getting bin Laden is that they simply don't know where he is.

"If we did, we'd go get him," Gates said.

Jones, a retired Marine general, stressed the urgency of targeting bin Laden, and spoke of a renewed campaign to capture or kill him. Bin Laden had been sheltered in Afghanistan by Taliban allies while plotting the Sept. 11 attacks. When U.S. forces ousted the Taliban in late 2001, bin Laden fled into Pakistan from his mountain redoubt.

Asked on CNN's "State of the Union" whether the administration has reliable intelligence on bin Laden's whereabouts, Jones replied, "The best estimate is that he is somewhere in North Waziristan, sometimes on the Pakistani side of the border, sometimes on the Afghan side of the border." He did not comment on the intelligence behind that estimate, nor did he cite a time period or describe more specifically bin Laden's apparent border crossings.... (more at source)

peace all

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear." -- Douglas MacArthur


You hit the nail on the head about LBJ. You bet he was part of the Kennedy murder. So was Bush. What animals. Well you sell your soul to the devil bad things will happen to you. LBJ looked like hell when he died. Now he is rotting in hell. Same thing will happen to Bush and his cronies.