Where Is Bin Laden?
He is inside a safehouse somewhere. He sure is not inside some cave, cut off from civilization. He has all the basic amenities. He might even be in comfortable circumstances. He could be in an urban, perhaps a semi-urban setting.
He could be in a safehouse in the mountains. He could be in Afghanistan, he could be in Pakistan. Extremely few people know where he is. Perhaps his immediate bodyguards and his second in command Zwahiri know. Noone else even inside the Al Qaeda knows.
Only human intel will get him. I am reminded of how Peru's Gonzalo was caught. He was living in a safehouse in the capital city itself.
Human intel is his tool. Technology will not cut it.
It is curious Bin Laden emphasizes "ideas" whereas Bush seems to emphasize "bombs and bullets." Should it not be the other way round? Can the American nation sell the idea of democracy to the billion plus Muslim population? Such that they clamor for democracy and rise up in large numbers on their own? That is the only way.
"Osama Bin Laden is a guy who makes documentaries."
-- Fidel Castro
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