U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 05-01-2011, 09:47 PM
 
9,857 posts, read 7,023,296 times
Reputation: 3284

Advertisements

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer: Why Osama bin Laden Doesn't Matter

There will always be some value to capturing Osama bin Laden. But we've accomplished the main goal already: we've detached him from his network, and that's where the power is. After we catch him, the fight with the starfish will go on.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-01-2011, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
3,983 posts, read 3,377,191 times
Reputation: 1301
0000000
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-02-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
3,133 posts, read 8,332,290 times
Reputation: 1085
His death will not stimulate our economy so score = 0.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-02-2011, 12:14 PM
 
9,857 posts, read 7,023,296 times
Reputation: 3284
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterRabbit View Post
His death will not stimulate our economy so score = 0.
It is great he is taken out though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-03-2011, 11:17 AM
 
9,857 posts, read 7,023,296 times
Reputation: 3284
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigskydude View Post
0000000
Zero sum gained?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-03-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
40,056 posts, read 30,514,706 times
Reputation: 10490
You don't have to make a case for downplaying bin Laden's importance as an individual; when some other terrorist plans an action here in the U.S., he'll do it for you--and to a much wider audience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-03-2011, 02:43 PM
 
9,857 posts, read 7,023,296 times
Reputation: 3284
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred314X View Post
You don't have to make a case for downplaying bin Laden's importance as an individual; when some other terrorist plans an action here in the U.S., he'll do it for you--and to a much wider audience.
Other tentacles of the Starfish have been in place without Osama for years. He was the figurehead, not the leader anymore.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-03-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
31,777 posts, read 24,882,906 times
Reputation: 12178
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCCCB View Post
Other tentacles of the Starfish have been in place without Osama for years. He was the figurehead, not the leader anymore.
1) Do you think going into Afghanistan in 2001 was a mistake?
2) Was Osama ever a target and worth capturing/killing?

A simple yes or a no to both questions would suffice although more than that would help make for a decent discussion on the subject.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top