Summer in the USA, Wanderings

As the United States loses an A in its credit rating and hurricane Irene is declared a category three the United States still stands and braces itself in the face of adversity and the ordinary everyday American remains optimistic.

From the sheltered Ivy League existence of Dartmouth College and its Frat and Sorority lifestyle to the dangers of Gary Indiana with its astronomical gun crime issue American people are carrying on with their lives. A recent interview with a  US Navy marine opened my eyes to true optimism in America as unemployment drops slightly to 9.1 million, The marine in question engaged at 20 after six months of a relationship with his fiancee stationed in San Diego spoke excitedly about true love and living for now as America was built on dreams and optimism so why wallow in misery and self pity.

As one in six Americans wake up hungry, one in four children remain under nourished while 30 per cent of the population are deemed over-weight,  Obama’s job becomes harder and harder as Bauchmann and Palin’s Tea party members climb and climb. A nation of extremes boasting three of the worlds five richest men yet has 43.6  million people living in poverty.  A country where the middle class is being lost to college loan debts and banks while many more enjoy lives of extreme excess in country clubs dotted all over the east and west coasts; positivity must stand face to face with these  major issues threatening modern 21st century America.

As the emblem of the Eagle sits surrounded by the phrase E Pluribus Unum, America must draw on Heraclitus’s words, “Out of Many One”,

Hide and Seek.

Bin Laden

So Osama’s dead, 

Along with Michael Jackson, Elvis, Kurt Cobain and Tupac there is a slight shadow cast on the true location of the man or the actual happening of his death at all.
With the swiftness of his removal and the randomness of the entire spectacle as well as the leaked nonsense both on twitter and youtube as well as the humor inspired by Sohaib Athar with his online coverage of the raid comparing US helicopters to flies during his need for sleep have all aided critics and skeptics in jumping on the tale.

The custom of burying a body within 24hours and at sea is a valid excuse, one can take the angle that if his body had been preserved and buried in a tomb, it would be raided or possibly become a pilgrimage location for modern Islamic extremist worshipers. The swiftness of the removal of Osama reduces dragged out back lash from extremists. 

The positives in Osama’s removal, are as follows, the US wanted out of Afghanistan as Obama promised this in his campaign and he needed to fulfill it, Pakistan was getting irritated by US presence in its country and wanted rid of them and also Obama needed a big story with the elections looming in twelve months. 

The skeptics view is that the picture of his bloodied face is fake, probably true.
The lack of video messages from Bin Laden since 2007 and indistinct and random audio tapes being released could mean the man has in fact been dead for some period of time and to prove he is still alive he most release another tape.

To think the man could be alive is plausible, as to whether he is caving in Pakiston or chilling in a Mansion is probably not true. The reality being that Mr Bin Laden’s death was faked and he is a CIA bunker right now being interrogated is very likely. He is of too much use to the US government to just be killed off, after 10 years of searching its highly unlike the troops were under orders to kill at sight and the lies coming through that his wife was killed while to many sources is still alive means loopholes are beginning to appear. 

We are meant to believe he is dead, but Bin Laden surely isn’t making coffee in Starbucks or driving a taxi in London, the man whose sheer intellectual brilliance used incorrectly shook the world is a valuable asset to any government and its important to keep your friends close but your enemies closer.