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Plagued by Bin Laden, the U.S. Has Become a ‘Super Sick Cat’

China News Service republished an article by Hong Kong’s Wenweipo, citing the economic cost of the U.S. fight against bin Laden. “According to the Washington Post, since 9.11, the U.S. has spared no effort to pursue bin Laden. More than 263 intelligence agencies were rebuilt or reorganized. 1,271 government agencies, nearly 2,000 private companies, and a total of 200,000 people in 10,000 locations are carrying out anti-terrorism related intelligence work. Bin Laden is the first Arab in U.S. history that it has spent so much energy and resources to pursue. For 10 years, the U.S. has spent at least $100 million a day to catch him.” 

“According to U.S. media, the potential economic loss from hunting bin Laden ranges between US$2.8 to 5.0 trillion. … While the Clinton administration ended up with a slight surplus, today it has become a super sick cat. The world’s strongest superpower is facing the risk of bankruptcy.” 
The article continued, “… Americans know that although bin Laden is dead, the conflict between the U.S. and the extremists has not changed a bit. On the contrary, it may have intensified. This implies that the terrorist groups will continually launch unpredictable attacks and cause disasters. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars and economic crisis that Bin Laden brought have already crushed the U.S. and have made the U.S. become a really super sick cat.”

Source: China News Service, May 20, 2011