beings. One even hit the Pentagon, if one’s memory serves right. Those fat, huge and sloppy machines went unchallenged by American Air Defense Systems. Likewise, our neighbors too need another little reminder. Excited to no end by the happening as they are, they have given to making lofty claims about their strengths and intentions. They need to stop chaffing at the bit for a moment and ponder awhile. With around 1.32 million active standing army and 2.14 million reserve forces, they have the third‐largest active troops in the world. With all this military muscle they failed to stop, or even detect till it was too late, terrorists that launched from Pakistan on foot, boats and taxis and inflicted that brutal carnage upon Mumbai citizens not many Bin Laden’s DNA Finding Questioned. Mike Ruppert quotes a DNA specialist in a piece on Speak Truth to Power: “I am a molecular biologist and I’ve built a lucrative career in human genetics. I have run one of the world’s largest and most productive DNA genotyping facilities and now I am helping to build the global market for clinical whole human genome sequencing for the world’s largest human genome sequencing facility. I have worked with the absolute best genome scientists from the military, academia, medicine, and industry from around the world. I know DNA. And, one thing I know about DNA is that you cannot, repeat CANNOT: take a tissue sample from a shot‐ in‐the‐noggin‐dead‐guy in a north central Pakistan special forces op, extract the DNA, prepare the DNA for assay, test the DNA, curate the raw DNA sequence data, assemble the reads or QC the genotype, compare the tested DNA to a reference, and make a positive identity determination…. all in 12 hours‐ let alone transport the tissue samples all the places they’d need to have gone in order to get this done. Some might try to argue that ruggedized, field ready kits could test a DNA sample‐ which is true if one is attempting to determine the CLASS of a bacteria. It is not true if one is trying to determine the specific identity of an individual. Any way you slice it, the real work would require days, and I find it unlikely (although not impossible) that an aircraft carrier would have a laboratory outfitted for this kind of work… it is not the Starship Enterprise out there. Reuters: Pakistanis say U.S. shot bin Laden in “cold blood” A senior Pakistani security official said U.S. troops killed Osama bin Laden in “cold blood”, fueling a global controversy, and straining a vital relationship Washington was trying to repair on Thursday. Afghan Taliban likely to rethink ties to al‐Qaeda Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, some analysts are speculating that al‐Qaeda and its Afghan Taliban allies could go their separate ways, increasing the chances for a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan. Key US senators say wait for facts on Pakistan WASHINGTON (AFP) – Key US senators appealed Thursday for a calm reaction after Osama bin Laden was found in Pakistan, saying it was vital to preserve cooperation with the nuclear‐armed Islamic nation.
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Published on Jun 22, 2011