This illustration for the “Rio Negro” daily in Argentina was commissioned right as it is. Being a newspaper of rather conservative positions (for local standards) I felt impressed. To me, it was a sign of the complete loss of credibility of the American narrative outside the US, even for its allies. [See full size image here.]
Leaving aside conspiracy theories about Bin Laden’s previous death, the successive changes in the official report of the operative, the disposal of the corpse and the absence of evidence of it have removed any sense of reality from it. According to the rules of the Media, the Bin Laden suppression is a “no fact”.
The last nail in the coffin was Obama’s phrase “Justice has been done”. If a powerful country assumes “privileges” — ignore International Law, enter a sovereign nation without permission, kill an unarmed person and then remove the corpse and his property — the last thing you call it is “Justice.” You ask for excuses and try to justify yourself.
It was transparent that the order was to no take prisoners who could tell uncomfortable facts of the mutual relationship in the past if brought to court. As the US establishment proved many times before (Hussein, Noriega, Mubarak), its lack of loyalty to its rogue, dictatorial allies is shamelessly cynical.
You are warned.