I won’t be surprised if he’s dead or alive. ultimately. Might’ve died years ago, kept alive as an “ongoing threat” by various nations (excuse to fight / look for oil), or might still be alive. Or might have killed himself today or yesterday or whatnot.
Shroedinger’s ISIS leader.
Hate US foreign policy. Never liked it. We stay in too long or leave too soon. Can’t break Nixon’s deal with Saudi or we lose Petrodollar and THEN we’d actually have to WORK at a stable currency like everybody else does.
Our domestic policy isn’t a whole lot better in a lot of places but I’ll take it over 2/3 of the world, with about 1/3 of the world I like a bit better in how they run things. But, there’s enough variety in the USA and freedom to travel (theoretically) that I could “vote with my feet” and go to Eureka or something and do the hippie thing if it bothered me that much.