Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Where in the world is Osama bin Laden? Science knows.

Where in the world is Osama bin Laden? Well, we don’t keep asking Morgan Spurlock. Now there is a lead story on USA Today, Feb. 17, by Dan Vergano, link here. The story maintains that “science” and online satellite earth mapping tools may have pinned down the location to Parachinar ("(Urdu:پاڑاچنار)" in Pakistan, 12 miles from the border to Afghanistan, in the Tora Bora region. It is south of Peshawar, and has a moderate climate with relatively mild winters with some freezing. It is the center of a “federally administered tribal area.”

It would be surprising if Osama bin Laden “escaped” from Tora Bora in December 2001 and was still hiding out only a relatively few miles away. It would be surprising that he hasn’t been found. But the recent behavior of Pakistani troops is certainly an issue.

There is still an outside possibility that he could have left the country (Pakistan) through the Indian Ocean.

President Obama reportedly ordered 17000 more troops into Afghanistan today.

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