Thursday, May 5, 2011

There are now enough versions of what happened in Abbottabad on Sunday to have achieved the kind of confusion the United States sought when they crafted the "Killing of bin Laden" narrative. What better way to manage a situation than to diffuse it through multiple scenerios, with everyone going down their own road, with new and even more distracting scenerios emerging.

Here is something I read in today's Globe and Mail, an interview with a local man who denied western reports that bin Laden's compound was in an affluent part of the city:

"'This is not a posh area. We call it a middling area,' another property dealer, Muhammad Anwar, said.

Asked about the American estimate, he scoffed: 'Maybe that's the assessment from a satellite. But here on the ground, that's the price.'"

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