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(Some Guy)   Who developed the strategy to get Bin Laden? We now know it was a young CIA agent named Rebecca   (wapo.st) divider line 151
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2012-05-04 06:01:53 PM  

farkityfarker: Is America ever going to stop talking about Bin Laden and/or the Navy SEALS?

Is this what we've become?


in Father Farkistan, SEAL blows you?
 
2012-05-04 06:03:14 PM  

Mentat: Any analyst would have written that memo. Rebecca needs to stop politicizing the death of bin Laden. It's insulting to the troops.


Note to self... Karl Rove has a Fark handle named Mentat.
 
2012-05-04 06:03:41 PM  
austin_millbarge:

pictures are free, burial is extra.
 
2012-05-04 06:04:19 PM  
This is unpossible. The fark liberal contingent has informed me that the Bush administration had nothing to do with locating Osama.
 
2012-05-04 06:04:38 PM  
It's not Rebecca, it's RBECA, who is related to WOPR. We just don't want to let the terrorists know that we have a computer spy in their midst.
 
2012-05-04 06:04:47 PM  

doczoidberg: Is she hot?


images2.fanpop.com
What a hot CIA agent might look like.
 
2012-05-04 06:05:50 PM  

sendbillmoney: Our CIA field personnel are officers. They recruit foreign nationals as agents.


Those terms are usually thrown around but the people mean the same things.

Usually if you're running someone in another country the term used is plant, spy, operative.
 
2012-05-04 06:05:57 PM  
I know a guy who knows a guy who says this is the Agency's only known photograph of Rebecca.

khmomentum.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-04 06:09:47 PM  
Alternatively, the analyst could be a man called "Rebecca".
 
2012-05-04 06:09:52 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Wait a minute...WAIT A MINUTE. The agent's name is Rebecca. And this is a BLACK op ordered by a BLACK president. Rebecca's black op....Rebecca Black...And bin Laden was killed on a Sunday, and look, right here:

Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partyin')
We-we-we so excited
We so excited
We gonna have a ball today

Tomorrow is Saturday
And Sunday comes after ... wards
I don't want this weekend to end

It's all right there! HA, I cracked your code, CIA.


Unless..... Gasp, it's that god damn illuminati, again. I should have seen this coming; they infiltrate everywhere. Oh god, their coming, arg +++++carrier lost+++++

/ if he died, he wouldn't have carved arg, he would have just said it.
 
2012-05-04 06:10:06 PM  
I still think the whole story/mission/capture is complete bs...and I'm normally not a tin-foil hat kinda guy....dude was already farking dead.
 
2012-05-04 06:10:59 PM  
Also, does the report have a ridiculous acronym? Something like PWIT-PIP?
 
2012-05-04 06:11:05 PM  

Whack-a-Mole: PN... I don't know what to believe anymore. Do we know if she's Sicilian?


img802.imageshack.us

...but a SMART spy would realize that I would guess that it was a man with a woman's name, so clearly I cannot drink the wine if front of you!
 
2012-05-04 06:11:26 PM  
Did she come up with the plan by reminiscing about Manderlay?
 
2012-05-04 06:12:38 PM  

I alone am best: This is unpossible. The fark liberal contingent has informed me that the Bush administration had nothing to do with locating Osama.


We've also informed you that you're an idiot, but I guess you get that so often, from so many people, that it no longer registers.
 
2012-05-04 06:13:51 PM  

Pocket Ninja: You know, I'm willing to bet that "Rebecca" isn't even actually a girl ... that the CIA gave a male operative a female name as a way of further concealing his identity.


Should've gone with Sue.
 
2012-05-04 06:15:29 PM  

keepitcherry: I still think the whole story/mission/capture is complete bs...and I'm normally not a tin-foil hat kinda guy....dude was already farking dead.


Yep. We killed him early in the Afghanistan war. Bush kept him on ice because he wanted to invade Iraq. After that went bad, it was just easier to have that boogie man to scare the populace with. Then Obama took over and he held onto him until he needed a distraction. When the people started getting too close to the truth about his "birth certificate", that's when he played the Osama corpse card.

And I cannot actually post this without saying that this is all bullshiat and I hope no one took me seriously.
 
2012-05-04 06:16:24 PM  

keepitcherry: I still think the whole story/mission/capture is complete bs...and I'm normally not a tin-foil hat kinda guy....dude was already farking dead.


So you're saying Bush missed the chance to pretend to get bin Laden?
 
2012-05-04 06:17:40 PM  
Manhunt: The Ten Three Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 When Bush Left Office to Abbottabad

/he didn't know...wasn't really worried about it
 
2012-05-04 06:17:59 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: keepitcherry: I still think the whole story/mission/capture is complete bs...and I'm normally not a tin-foil hat kinda guy....dude was already farking dead.

Yep. We killed him early in the Afghanistan war. Bush kept him on ice because he wanted to invade Iraq. After that went bad, it was just easier to have that boogie man to scare the populace with. Then Obama took over and he held onto him until he needed a distraction. When the people started getting too close to the truth about his "birth certificate", that's when he played the Osama corpse card.

And I cannot actually post this without saying that this is all bullshiat and I hope no one took me seriously.


Comma error.

;)
 
2012-05-04 06:18:02 PM  
I want you all to let this sink in for a moment. This is who Bind Laden was and how he REALLY lived:

"Whitewashed walls and large glass windows that looked out over the small, high-walled terrace kept things relatively bright in their bedroom," Bergen writes. "But the space was cramped for a man as tall as bin Laden [who was 6-foot-4]. The bedroom ceiling was low, no more than seven feet high. A tiny bathroom off to the side had green tile on the walls but none on the floor; a rudimentary toilet that was no more than a hole in the ground, over which they had to squat; and a cheap plastic shower. In this bathroom, bin Laden regularly applied Just for Men dye to his hair and beard to try to maintain a youthful appearance now that he was in his mid-fifties. Next to the bedroom was a kitchen the size of a large closet, and across the hall was bin Laden's study, where he kept his books on crude wooden shelves and tapped away on his computer."

This is what a credulous media being fed BS from *Somewhere* told us he was and how he lived shortly after 9/11:

www.edwardjayepstein.com


what he really was: a sick old man living in squalor and mortal terror of us, who got spectacularly lucky with a single terror attack

What the media told us: He was every James bond villain and Cobra Commander rolled into one

Conclusion: We dun been Emmanuel Goldstein'ed
 
2012-05-04 06:21:43 PM  
In 2005, a CIA analyst named Rebecca (a pseudonym) wrote a memo laying out a new strategy for the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

[snip]

"The first pillar was locating al-Qaeda's leader through his courier network," Peter L. Bergen writes in his new book, "Manhunt." "The second was locating him through family members, either those who might be with him or anyone in his family who might try to get in touch with them. The third was communications. . . . The final pillar was tracking bin Laden's occasional outreach to the media."


It took four years for someone to think of those? What were they doing before, randomly ringing doorbells or just hoping he'd turn himself in?
 
2012-05-04 06:23:15 PM  

Mavent: I alone am best: This is unpossible. The fark liberal contingent has informed me that the Bush administration had nothing to do with locating Osama.

We've also informed you that you're an idiot, but I guess you get that so often, from so many people, that it no longer registers.


Like I would listen to a bunch of mental midgets who thought the Obama admin could do this by themselves. Its laughable at best. In fact all of Obama's major accomplishments were started by republicans.

Tarp
GM bailout
Iraq withdrawl
Hunting down Osama

/Yes your included. You even have your own color for being extra "special".
//Isn't there a thread where you can go play a race card or something?
 
2012-05-04 06:23:33 PM  

iheartscotch: / if he died, he wouldn't have carved arg, he would have just said it.


Maybe he was dictating.
 
2012-05-04 06:24:54 PM  
Hmm..living in a shiathole house with no toilet, just a hole to squat over, and the barest minimum of items to survive on. And using "just for men" to make yourself look younger. Gee, isn't "just for men" an American item? Aren't you supporting the evil demon infidels by buying their products? And isn't vanity a sin? Looks like that whole plan of "fark with America" worked out good for you. Enjoy your new life as shark shiat.

/gives you the finger.
 
2012-05-04 06:26:33 PM  
What if Rebeca is a transgender?
 
2012-05-04 06:28:25 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Perhaps the duplicity goes even further, though. What if, for example, the agent was actually a woman ... what are the chances that her name is ACTUALLY Rebecca? That would be the ultimate psyche-out...everybody is expecting a false gender and a false name, and then, WHAMMO, the CIA releases her ACTUAL gender and ACTUAL name KNOWING that we'd never assume they'd actually do that.


And never get into a land war in Asia.
 
2012-05-04 06:29:00 PM  
Well blow me down, nowhere in that article does it mention the age of the analyst, or that she is "young".

Nice reading comprehension there, subby. Is she also red headed? Pale? Does she have on comic book themed underwear and genuinely like men with neckbeards and poorly developed abdomens?
 
2012-05-04 06:30:17 PM  
It took the CIA four years to put together a memo that suggested we track the people close to him and would likely come into contact with him?

Seriously? Is the CIA and NSA full of brainless monkeys now?
 
2012-05-04 06:33:02 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Hmm..living in a shiathole house with no toilet, just a hole to squat over, and the barest minimum of items to survive on. And using "just for men" to make yourself look younger. Gee, isn't "just for men" an American item? Aren't you supporting the evil demon infidels by buying their products? And isn't vanity a sin? Looks like that whole plan of "fark with America" worked out good for you. Enjoy your new life as shark shiat.

/gives you the finger.


To be fair, many eastern cultures only crap over a hole in the floor. Toilets are a western thing.
 
2012-05-04 06:33:42 PM  

TV's Vinnie: A burqaless, unbeaten female was responsible for the plan to take down Bin laden. OOOOOOO! I bet that's gonna drive Al Qaeda up the wall when they hear about that.


Of course, considering they are all pretty much dead now, I doubt they will hear anything.
 
2012-05-04 06:36:02 PM  

jjorsett: It took four years for someone to think of those? What were they doing before, randomly ringing doorbells or just hoping he'd turn himself in?


Sometimes that strategy works.
 
2012-05-04 06:38:27 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Obligatory?
 
2012-05-04 06:40:11 PM  

Magorn: I want you all to let this sink in for a moment. This is who Bind Laden was and how he REALLY lived:

"Whitewashed walls and large glass windows that looked out over the small, high-walled terrace kept things relatively bright in their bedroom," Bergen writes. "But the space was cramped for a man as tall as bin Laden [who was 6-foot-4]. The bedroom ceiling was low, no more than seven feet high. A tiny bathroom off to the side had green tile on the walls but none on the floor; a rudimentary toilet that was no more than a hole in the ground, over which they had to squat; and a cheap plastic shower. In this bathroom, bin Laden regularly applied Just for Men dye to his hair and beard to try to maintain a youthful appearance now that he was in his mid-fifties. Next to the bedroom was a kitchen the size of a large closet, and across the hall was bin Laden's study, where he kept his books on crude wooden shelves and tapped away on his computer."

This is what a credulous media being fed BS from *Somewhere* told us he was and how he lived shortly after 9/11:

www.edwardjayepstein.com

what he really was: a sick old man living in squalor and mortal terror of us, who got spectacularly lucky with a single terror attack

What the media told us: He was every James bond villain and Cobra Commander rolled into one

Conclusion: We dun been Emmanuel Goldstein'ed


This is what Cheney has built under his house.
 
2012-05-04 06:42:27 PM  

Magorn: I want you all to let this sink in for a moment. This is who Bind Laden was and how he REALLY lived:

"Whitewashed walls and large glass windows that looked out over the small, high-walled terrace kept things relatively bright in their bedroom," Bergen writes. "But the space was cramped for a man as tall as bin Laden [who was 6-foot-4]. The bedroom ceiling was low, no more than seven feet high. A tiny bathroom off to the side had green tile on the walls but none on the floor; a rudimentary toilet that was no more than a hole in the ground, over which they had to squat; and a cheap plastic shower. In this bathroom, bin Laden regularly applied Just for Men dye to his hair and beard to try to maintain a youthful appearance now that he was in his mid-fifties. Next to the bedroom was a kitchen the size of a large closet, and across the hall was bin Laden's study, where he kept his books on crude wooden shelves and tapped away on his computer."

This is what a credulous media being fed BS from *Somewhere* told us he was and how he lived shortly after 9/11:

[www.edwardjayepstein.com image 565x635]


what he really was: a sick old man living in squalor and mortal terror of us, who got spectacularly lucky with a single terror attack

What the media told us: He was every James bond villain and Cobra Commander rolled into one

Conclusion: We dun been Emmanuel Goldstein'ed


Media had seen too many James Bond movies... And the gullable (Re-)public swallowed it...

Thanks Dickie the Dick for Osama Mountains and Mobile Chemital Weapon Factories and other deadly and costly Republican BS!!
 
2012-05-04 06:45:58 PM  
They probably begin script development this morning. I rufuse to see the movie(s) about this.
 
2012-05-04 06:47:19 PM  

ZipSplat: Does she have on comic book themed underwear and genuinely like men with neckbeards and poorly developed abdomens?


LOL. I have an abdomen beard and a poorly-developed neck. What do I win?
 
2012-05-04 06:48:01 PM  

9beers: [www.thedailybeast.com image 387x302]


RE: PN's logic; that's CLEARLY a man in drag.
 
2012-05-04 06:51:00 PM  
When you need some feel good, use a female name in your phony story. Even better if the phony name, like Jessica or Rebecca, has a face to go along with it.
 
2012-05-04 06:52:04 PM  

Flab: Pocket Ninja: Perhaps the duplicity goes even further, though. What if, for example, the agent was actually a woman ... what are the chances that her name is ACTUALLY Rebecca? That would be the ultimate psyche-out...everybody is expecting a false gender and a false name, and then, WHAMMO, the CIA releases her ACTUAL gender and ACTUAL name KNOWING that we'd never assume they'd actually do that.

Well, that's how they broke the ENIGMA code at Bletchley Park. The ENIGMA machine couldn't replace a letter with the same letter, so the decoders knew that if they saw an E, the real letter would not be an E. this really helped them reduce the number of permutations possible.


Yes, 1 down 25 to go. I think the main help would have been having a few of the pre war Enigma machines (that were built in Poland), a couple of the German machines and blue prints for the orignal.

/& Alan Turing
 
2012-05-04 06:56:42 PM  
WAIT A SECOND!

static.guim.co.uk

Rebecca De Mornay starred opposite Tom Cruise in "Risky Business". As we all know, Tom Cruise went on to star in many films while De Mornay seemed to fade from the spotlight. Could it be that decades later, when we face a serious threat that has to be destroyed, "Rebecca" and her co-star are called upon to save the day?

You can bet your ass that it was "Risky Business" for that "Top Gun" "Legend" to use "All the Right Moves" and "A Few Good Men" to pull off "Mission Impossible"!

I mean, like, NEED I GO ON?

Check and mate!
 
Skr
2012-05-04 06:59:13 PM  
I think this Rebecca is actually one of the hermaphroditic lizard people, and that Rebecca is only a code name because the human tongue cannot pronounce it's brood name.


Histgshhassslahkshree
 
2012-05-04 07:00:40 PM  
No wonder the helicopter crashed, amirite?

/ducks
 
2012-05-04 07:02:24 PM  

queezyweezel: Pocket Ninja: Wait a minute...WAIT A MINUTE. The agent's name is Rebecca. And this is a BLACK op ordered by a BLACK president. Rebecca's black op....Rebecca Black...And bin Laden was killed on a Sunday, and look, right here:

Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partyin')
We-we-we so excited
We so excited
We gonna have a ball today

Tomorrow is Saturday
And Sunday comes after ... wards
I don't want this weekend to end

It's all right there! HA, I cracked your code, CIA.

Great...now there's a death squad en-route to Pocket Ninja's last known login location. Dammit PN, we hardly knew ye.


And as we all know, who plans death? Rebecca. Rebecca BLACK. When was Rebecca Black born? On no date other than June 21, of course. June 21, the first day of the astrological sign of Cancer. Therefore, it is a sure sign that Pocket Ninja will soon be killed by Cancer.

/look out if you're on the NJ Turnpike
//too soon?
 
2012-05-04 07:03:06 PM  
Yeah, how about not hero.

hostinga.imagecross.com

I hope some hadji throws another burrito into the new world trade center. America deserves everything it gets. Actually, we deserve alot more. We deserve super AIDS, that spreads via taco bell and advertising jingles and decimates our entire population.
 
2012-05-04 07:05:20 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Perhaps the duplicity goes even further, though. What if, for example, the agent was actually a woman ... what are the chances that her name is ACTUALLY Rebecca? That would be the ultimate psyche-out...everybody is expecting a false gender and a false name, and then, WHAMMO, the CIA releases her ACTUAL gender and ACTUAL name KNOWING that we'd never assume they'd actually do that.


That's like an idea I had that I think should get written into Archer or some show like that.

Mallory: We broke in to the KGB's computers again, and it looks like we have another mole, codenamed "Fred"

Sterling: Right, I'll go grab Fred in accounting for questioning.

Mallory: You idiot, I said that was his code name!

Sterling: It's the perfect cover. No one would suspect that a guy codenamed "Fred" would actually be Fred.

Mallory: I know that! That's why the Russians would never try to pull that old trick on me.

Sterling: That's what they want you to think.

Mallory: Don't you have some whores to screw?
 
2012-05-04 07:12:42 PM  

Magorn: I want you all to let this sink in for a moment. This is who Bind Laden was and how he REALLY lived:

"Whitewashed walls and large glass windows that looked out over the small, high-walled terrace kept things relatively bright in their bedroom," Bergen writes. "But the space was cramped for a man as tall as bin Laden [who was 6-foot-4]. The bedroom ceiling was low, no more than seven feet high. A tiny bathroom off to the side had green tile on the walls but none on the floor; a rudimentary toilet that was no more than a hole in the ground, over which they had to squat; and a cheap plastic shower. In this bathroom, bin Laden regularly applied Just for Men dye to his hair and beard to try to maintain a youthful appearance now that he was in his mid-fifties. Next to the bedroom was a kitchen the size of a large closet, and across the hall was bin Laden's study, where he kept his books on crude wooden shelves and tapped away on his computer."

This is what a credulous media being fed BS from *Somewhere* told us he was and how he lived shortly after 9/11:

[www.edwardjayepstein.com image 565x635]


what he really was: a sick old man living in squalor and mortal terror of us, who got spectacularly lucky with a single terror attack

What the media told us: He was every James bond villain and Cobra Commander rolled into one

Conclusion: We dun been Emmanuel Goldstein'ed


Oh come on, it doesn't look too much more advanced than the stuff you made in your sandbox as a kid.
 
2012-05-04 07:12:49 PM  
And thank you so much for telling all those Bin Laden wannabes out there to eliminate this technique so they could live longer than OBL did.

Perhaps the author would like to tell the terrorists how we find IEDs so they can make those better too.
 
2012-05-04 07:13:26 PM  

Magorn: I want you all to let this sink in for a moment. This is who Bind Laden was and how he REALLY lived:

"Whitewashed walls and large glass windows that looked out over the small, high-walled terrace kept things relatively bright in their bedroom," Bergen writes. "But the space was cramped for a man as tall as bin Laden [who was 6-foot-4]. The bedroom ceiling was low, no more than seven feet high. A tiny bathroom off to the side had green tile on the walls but none on the floor; a rudimentary toilet that was no more than a hole in the ground, over which they had to squat; and a cheap plastic shower. In this bathroom, bin Laden regularly applied Just for Men dye to his hair and beard to try to maintain a youthful appearance now that he was in his mid-fifties. Next to the bedroom was a kitchen the size of a large closet, and across the hall was bin Laden's study, where he kept his books on crude wooden shelves and tapped away on his computer."

This is what a credulous media being fed BS from *Somewhere* told us he was and how he lived shortly after 9/11:

[www.edwardjayepstein.com image 565x635]


what he really was: a sick old man living in squalor and mortal terror of us, who got spectacularly lucky with a single terror attack

What the media told us: He was every James bond villain and Cobra Commander rolled into one

Conclusion: We dun been Emmanuel Goldstein'ed


Reminds me of this:

30.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-04 07:20:10 PM  

TV's Vinnie: A burqaless, unbeaten female was responsible for the plan to take down Bin laden. OOOOOOO! I bet that's gonna drive Al Qaeda up the wall when they hear about that.


"Rebecca" is an Old Testament (Jewish) name. I mean -- come on, why are we even trying?

Seriously, why "Rebecca"? How about 'Brooke' or something?

"Assassinations by Brooke'.
 
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