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Death of Bin Laden Announced

Justice is done. Osama Bin Laden killed by a bullet delivered by a US Navy Seal Team Member. The US is celebrating today the death of the mastermind of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks on the US. While I’m not personally inclined to dance at the news; I take some pride in the affirmation to the world that we will follow through until the mission is done. An affirmation to our friends and enemies alike, that we can, and will do it on our own if we don’t or can’t rely on the help of our ‘friends’.

I would like to also take a moment to comment on the Presidents leadership in the development and execution of this operation. It was a clear demonstration of political leadership, and I commend him for it. I hope he will continue to apply it more often in the future.  There is still much to be done.

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This operation also highlighted a success of the CIA’s intelligence collection effort going back as far as 2005. The professionalism of the Navy Seals, and the Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), from the planning, logistics, and execution of the mission through the disposition of his body, has served as a hallmark for future operations of this kind. I offer a salute and a Hooah! To all involved.

As I write this, there is already commentary on TV that pictures must be released to prove to the world that it really is Osama Bin Laden. I would not be surprised if they are not released in the near future or ever. Odds are pretty high that the ‘head’ shot was done with a .50 caliber Barrett Sniper Rifle, if so, there would be few if any ways to mask the gruesome result of this weapon, and to be honest because of this it may do more harm than good to release it.

That having been said, I would find a way if I could to deliver a copy of it to the Taliban Leadership as a simple reminder of the guaranteed result of attacking the US and our interests. You may be able to hide for a while, but justice will eventually visit you and have its day. You may want to watch the video below….

History Lesson

I find it an interesting point in history that 66 years to the day, Hitler and Bin Laden died for essentially the same cause. Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Syria, take note. Good will ultimately triumph over evil.

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Tom Whitworth 5 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Big John,

Good show!!!!!!!!!!!


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

At last!!!


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Tom Thanks lad!


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by POP See ya at the Inn!


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Great write and I agree completely that there will be much more to do. Having destroyed one head of the snake is a victory for our troops and leadership. It feels good to have a victory after so long. If our troops were ALLOWED to, we would have been kicking some serious ass from the late 60's on and we may have had a different place in the world ... at least in the respect department!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Fantastic,awesome hub! I wondered about the picture. This is a great day of victory for the USA!


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Thanks PG yep still much left to do!


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Pam - A Great Victory indeed, the pic was me in when I was in Iraq giving a Hooah, passing the hooah along to the CIA,SEALS, and Night Stalkers for dropping the 'Hammer" on his head!


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tony0724 5 years ago from san diego calif

Hmrjmr I think this is a great day for all of America and I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am. As much as I have been anti Obama on this one I have to give him some credit.


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

tony - yep it is a great day and yepper POTUS did it right, no problem giving credit where it is due. God Bless lad and thanks for stopping by!


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cheaptrick 5 years ago from the bridge of sighs

To quote Tertullian"This serpent sprouts heads faster than they can be cut off".

Dean


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Cheaptrick - Then here is the way, "Each time Hercules bashed one of the hydra's heads, Iolaus held a torch to the headless tendons of the neck. The flames prevented the growth of replacement heads, and finally, Hercules had the better of the beast. Once he had removed and destroyed the eight mortal heads, Hercules chopped off the ninth, immortal head. This he buried at the side of the road leading from Lerna to Elaeus, and for good measure, he covered it with a heavy rock."

Worked then should work now too.


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H P Roychoudhury 5 years ago from Guwahati, India

Death of Bin Laden is happy news. Obama rightly said, at Last justice have been done. It is a time for joy for peace. USA is excited with joy. But there is little joy in other parts of the world. Peace will come only when the celebration of joy will prevail everywhere.


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

You're right HP but it has to start somewhere. Thanks my friend.


Ghost32 5 years ago

Nice allocation of accolades, Hammer. Good work.

Heard this morning that he (Bin Laden) also took a round through the chest, listened to Rush debate with a caller the pros and cons of releasing the photos, and read in the online London Times that they may be released as early as to day.

Stress on the word "may", of course, which be default also means "or may not".


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

John - Being a former warrior, you understand what many fail to see. It's all about the man who makes the rubber meet the road. That's those who can pull the trigger, not those who think they can.

He got exactly what he deserved - maybe less than what he experienced. All this "I" this and "I" that make me chuckle. Obama wouldn't have the balls to pull the trigger on that sniper rifle.

Why do I say that? He never ventured out and met where the rubber meets the road. He just happened to be on "fire watch" when the action came down.

But I applaud Obama for being "Bush Lite."

The Frog


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

G32 - I don't think releasing the photos will actually clear anything up if the damage is as bad as I know it can be, the impact shock will have created distortions in the facial features that will forever lead the conspiracy guys to clam a 'photoshop' job. Not to mention it is likely pretty gruesome.

Thanks for stopping by my friend.


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Frog - Yeah the big Hoooah goes to the Boots on the Ground and like another former Democrat President, this one has no experience, never-the-less, he is at the top of the National Command Authority now, he had to make the call, and he made the right call, this time. What I can't help but wonder is if things had gone wrong would all the I's and We's have become They's? makes you wonder, I'm just sayin'.....


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brennawelker 5 years ago

This is good. The justice is done.


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Alexander Mark 5 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

Hmrjmr1, I am impressed by your non-political hub and I like it. This seems like one of the few times that libs and conservatives can celebrate arm-in-arm. A gay Facebook friend posted a funny pic about Obama claiming he was too busy getting Osama to worry about the BC thing.

But I have to wonder... Would the liberals be as happy with the president's speech if he was the W.? I can remember that, not too recently, the left fiercely criticized the use of a tongue depressor on a humbled, mass murderer, psychopath that went by the name of Saddam. Just sayin, would it have been different?


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

brennawelker - Thanks for stopping by glad you enjoyed the read.


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Alexander - I think in this instance, the libs would have read the TEA leaves and done what Nancy Pelosi did yesterday and with a lump in their throat, done the expedient and right thing and congratulated him as well.

There is still plenty of political scraps on this for both sides to fight over. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY

Good read.

I truly enjoyed it. I will share it ....

Thanks for sharing.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

NE Wright - Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked it lass.


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

Well done. Glad I found it. You always seem to hit the nail right on the head.


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

gr82bme - Thank you ma'am, happy you're glad. As for the nail, lot of broken fingers and thumbs lead to a better aim.


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Great hub, and great work from the Navy seals, and from the President. However I am concerned about the fish in the ocean that may have ate him. God Bless You.


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Leon - Thanks for stopping by, I reckon the fish are on their own. lol :))


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Outstanding hub regarding a significant event in the lives of Americans. Thank you for sharing.


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

AA Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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spsingh 5 years ago from iwebeffects.com

My solute to Old Soldiers like you !!!!


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

SPS - Thank You sir! Thanks for stopping By!


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Mamelody 5 years ago

I still don't think killing Bin Laden will solve the terrorist problem.. That will just fuel more tension and 10 more bin ladens will rise...

But good hub, enjoyed reading it!


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Mamelody - Your are correct that killing OBL doesn't solve the problem, but the only alternative is to let them continue to kill at will, which is unacceptable. So the war goes on.


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

He got what he deserved if he is indeed dead but I don't think photographs released would do anything but harm either. I would feel better if someone I trusted had witnessed it to make us more assured. When government leaves borders open to terrorists it is a little hard to have faith that they mean well.


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Hmrjmr1 5 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

Jackie - I trust Seal Team 6. If they said it was OBL then I take that on good faith from folks who would know. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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PADDYBOY60 4 years ago from Centreville Michigan

Big John-- Thank you for this hub. I am glad he is dead. But there are more that could take his place. We cannot let our guard down. Thanks for serving. I spent eight years serving our country and proud of it.


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Hmrjmr1 4 years ago from Georgia, USA Author

PB60 - You are correct we must remain vigilant. Thanks to you too for your service. Hoooah!

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