I have been thinking about this particular rumor of Osama's death, primarily because of the interesting little specific tidbit included that he died of typhoid.
It said that "information gathered by the Saudis" indicates that bin Laden "might have succumbed to a very serious case of typhoid fever resulting in partial paralysis of his lower limbs while in Pakistan on August 23, 2006For the purposes of this post, let us consider that Bin Laden is happily (for us) dead and delivered to darkest, smelliest and foulest section of hell. Think for a moment about the "geographic isolation" and "constant fleeing" that led to this pleasant scenario.
"His geographic isolation provoked by constant fleeing is believed to have made medical assistance impossible (and) on September 4, 2006, the Saudi security services received preliminary information of his death."
Who is to blame for that state of affairs? George Bush--and most certainly NOT Bill Clinton --in spite of all the self-serving BS delivered up in his interview with Chris Wallace, there is no indication that Osama ever felt the need to hide himself when Clinton was US President. Bush literally had this rabid fanatic so frightened and paranoid that he didn't show his face for years; nor could he even call in a 3rd-rate witch doctor from a 3rd-rate Muslim country to treat this easily manageable disease. I submit that, if reports turn out to be true, George Bush succeeded in literally scaring this sadistic SOB of terror shitless, until the fecal buildup resulted in an incredibly nasty demise--one that is seriously painful, undignified, and without even the slightest hint of glory or honor as he literally defecated himself to death.
To put it bluntly, typhoid is a particularly awful way to go:
Typhoid fever is an illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. Very common worldwide, it is transmitted by food or water contaminated with feces from an infected person. After infection, symptoms include a high fever from 103° to 104°F (39° to 40°C) that rises slowly , slow pulse rate (bradycardia), weakness, headaches, lack of appetite, severe diarrhea, stomach pains, and a rash of flat, rose-colored spots called the rose spots.
Extreme symptoms such as intestinal perforation or haemorrhage, delusions, and confusion also are possible
You must admit, this is supremely divine justice. Just to be clear, your last moments on earth while expiring from this disease in a cave are spent floating in pool of your own bloody fecal matter.
Although typhoid has been killing humans for thousands of years; in modern times, it is a bacterial infection easily treated by any number of readily available antibiotics; and prevented by attention to sanitation and cleanliness--understandably not high priorities when you are running from relentless pursuit of Bush and American justice.
But a modern mentality--let alone modern conveniences-- are not readily available in the dirty caves of Waziristan; nor are the primitive Talibanic practitioners of the medical voodoo arts likely capable of dealing appropriately with the various strains of the illness. Do they even know about the medical history of the disease; or that surviving a mild case of the disease might lead to carrier status? Might there be a "Typhoid Mohammed" running around Al Qaeda at this very moment bringing suicidally bloody stools to all?
Could this be a divinely-inspired new strain of suicide "bomber" for the terrorist group? Let us hope so.