Speaking of movies and things disappearing down the memory hole...
Anyone remember the Transformer movies? After the evil Megatron's defeat wasn't he dropped into the ocean? The second movie begins with his followers bringing him back to life.
I'm not a huge fan of synchro-mysticism but, if "They" really do reveal their method via pop culture, maybe we'll see The Return of Bin Laden
. They've already conditioned us to expect sequels!
What if "They" planned it all out beforehand...placing a non citizen into office who then assures the nation he killed Osama but refuses to prove it...when Osama returns everyone will take a second, more critical look at the President and boom! CHAOS and DOOM! Better declare martial law to keep the nation from being torn apart and all the overfed reality tv watching numbskulls from getting hurt.
Or, how many sons did Osama have? The son is an extension of the father right? Maybe they'll just have one of his sons -straight out of central casting- become the next big nemesis. In that way, Osama could strike again from beyond his watery grave!