It does not mean the title of some sensational fictional story. It is true - the US President Mr. Barak Obama is to meet Osama Bin Laden when he visits Pakistan ! This is of course not any official meeting but it has been arranged by a beleaguered Pak government.
Now when each and every nation has started to blame Pakistan for fostering terrorism across the globe, the government,finding itself on the backfoot has taken recourse to this move to redeem itself. What they are going to impress upon the visiting US President is that they have been helpless. A man who dared to offend the mightiest nation on earth is not a man to offend. So when Osama barged into Pak territory with his turbanned and beared army to find a safe haven,they had to accept.
And everyone expects Mr. Obama to accept this explanation.
The US is quite anxious to find a firm foothold in this region to keep other regional powers in check as well as to find an ally to takeover from them in Afghanistan. And due to some skewed thinking the US foreign policy makers seem to have taken this idea quite seriously.
According to our sources in the White House a lot of hush hush activity is going on in the Presidential abode.The CIA has been asked to provide at least seven lookalikes of the President.This is perhaps due to fears that Laden might use this opportunity to kidnap or replace the President with a lookalike stooge of his own.
Our correspondent at Waziristan province of Pakistan has sent reports about spotting a huge gathering among Talibaan supporters. They had dressed similarly-round turban,the Pathan suit and each one of them sported a long flowing beard ! From his hiding place it had looked as if a thousand Osama Bin Laden had gathered there. When he tried to find out the reason behind it all he was told that this was desired by the Man who lives in the Mountains-an oblique reference to Laden.
It needs no special intelligence to know that the two most powerful men in their fields-(who is more powerful terrorist than Laden,eh )-are not trusting each other.Hence this army of clones.
The main point of discussion would be to reach some sort of understanding.Laden may pledge not to offend the US and give monetary help from his huge terror funds to its industries to regain their financial stability while the US may decide to turn a blind eye towards his sinister activities against countries other that US allies.
It remains to be seen which of these clones shall meet which.It may also happen that the real ones really meet-somewhere else- away from prying eyes.
Keep watching this space we are not giving up so easily.