I Have a Conspiracy Theory about the Discovery of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan (via Prometheus Unbound)


This seems plausible and up the importance of taking Bin Laden out of the picture.

What does it mean, exactly, for Osama bin Laden to have been discovered so close to Islamabad (just 80 miles away)? I have a conspiracy theory. I think it means that there were at least some elements within the Pakistani military who hoped, in a collapse of the Pakistani civilian government, to dramatically produce Bin Laden as part of a new government. I get a bit of bolstering for this theory from the advice David Kilcullen, an advisor to Gener … Read More

via Prometheus Unbound

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2 responses to “I Have a Conspiracy Theory about the Discovery of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan (via Prometheus Unbound)

  1. Last week I quoted from a column in the Asia Times which also thought gov’t intersts in Pakistan turned him in. To wit:

    “It is hard to conclude otherwise, that Bin Laden died this week because people who knew his whereabouts chose this particular moment to inform the US authorities. What has changed? The simple answer is: everything has changed.”

    Here: http://maureenholland.wordpress.com/category/middle-east/

    Or the Asia Times article here: http://atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/ME03Df02.html

  2. Absolutely plausible … but the bottom line is that we (commoners) don’t know … and may never know.

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