Posts tagged osama bin laden

Rachel Maddow Sees The Beginning Of The End Of The Afghanistan War

On her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow explained how the death of Bin Laden opened the door to the end of the war in Afghanistan.

Rachel Maddow began, “Word of the day, Pashtunwali. Pashtunwali is the tribal code of honor and custom of the Pashtun people, who are dominant in big swabs of Afghanistan and in Pakistan. According to Pashtunwali if you offer to take somebody in particularly if that person is seeking refuge from some threat, your hospitality to that person is an unbreakable thing. Your hospitality, your protection of someone you have taken in, is your honor, your family’s honor, your tribe’s honor. Pashtunwali, no matter what the threat is, or where it is coming from or why, you will protect someone who is your guest from that threat, no matter the threat, on your honor. It has been that way for centuries.”

Yes. I wouldn’t say beyond any doubt, but for practical purposes very nearly so. As I’ve argued before, there are three bodies of law (potentially) relevant for assessing the legality of a targeted killing: the jus ad bellum, IHL, and human rights law.

Was the Killing of Osama bin Laden Lawful? « EJIL: Talk!

This is an answer to the question that was too impolitic to give attention.

I’m not saying I feel great about OBL being sanctioned, I’m just saying I had a question and for a law professor and another law professor answered it.

That's not the take I'd have on Chomsky

robot-heart-politics:

“Anybody visiting the Middle East in the last decade has had the experience: meeting the hoarse and aggressive person who first denies that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the destruction of the World Trade Center and then proceeds to describe the attack as a justified vengeance for decades of American imperialism. This cognitive dissonance—to give it a polite designation—does not always take that precise form. Sometimes the same person who hails the bravery of al-Qaida’s martyrs also believes that the Jews planned the “operation.””

Noam Chomsky on Osama Bin Laden: stupid, inconsistent, and ignorant. - By Christopher Hitchens - Slate Magazine

My thesis on Chomsky is that he is great on describing problems, but he’s piss poor on coming up with solutions. If you have any questions about that, look at Chomsky’s history as a leftist commentator - compare that timeline to the rise of Osama bin Laden. Don’t you think that someone that is supposed to be as brilliant Chomsky is supposed to be would have had a good idea to head off the 9/11 attacks in the first place?

This fotochop is fake, but they all deserve each other.

This fotochop is fake, but they all deserve each other.

Look around next time, you might be able to collect a multi-million dollar reward.

Look around next time, you might be able to collect a multi-million dollar reward.

White House To Release Bin Laden Death Photo

soupsoup:

WHITE HOUSE TO RELEASE BIN LADEN DEATH PHOTO
Tue May 03 2011 10:22:50 ET

President Obama decided Tuesday morning to release at least one photo showing Osama Bin Laden’s death, a top source claims.

The images, being described as ‘graphic’, are bound to stir emotions in the east and the west, and will likely become the most viewed photographs in modern history.

One image shows a bullet wound to his head above his left eye.

Will it remove all doubt about the death?

The exact timing on the release is being debated.

Developing…

I thought that this issue has been resolved. Why doesn’t anyone read my tweets? Are the pictures found on line fakes?

"Justice has been done", Professor Obama? Some one was found guilty in a court of law today?
 (via imgur: the simple image sharer)

"Justice has been done", Professor Obama? Some one was found guilty in a court of law today?