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No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden is a book that sheds light to killing of Osama Bin Laden, the then leader of Al-Qaeda, a terrorist group that has been in existence since 1988. The world has never seen one evil human being, who with his evil doctrine and a group of terrorists calling themselves Al-Qaeda, terrorized humanity in this 21st century and that was Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, commonly known as Osama Bin Laden, whose killing is the story in this book.
Until he was killed in Abbottabad in Pakistan on the 2nd of May, 2011 by an elite US Naval SEAL of 24 soldiers, Osama had done damage of untold magnitude to the entire world without an iota of guilt or consciousness to the amount of tears his action brought to many. In Kenya and Tanzania, over 200 lives were lost on 7th August 1998 while the people of USA remember September 11th 2001 bombing of Twin Towers in New York by this senseless terrorist and his Al-Qaeda terrorists.
Thanks to US Navy SEAL members of 24 courageous soldiers, who were part of the mission that killed Osama on the 2nd of May 2011 as told by Matt Bissonnette in his book No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden in a Navy SEAL mission known as Mission Operation Neptune Spear.
This is a must read book for everyone. Its first edition comes in three formats, Kindle edition, hardcover and audio CD that will be released on the 11th of October 2012, making the book accessible to everyone. Released on the 4th of September 2012 to commemorate the victims of September 11 terrorists attack, the book is a story of bravely by a handful of soldiers to rid this world one of the most notorious terrorist of our times. Some of the money that will be generated for selling this book will go a charity of families of US Navy SEAL members who have lost their lives.
The author of the book Matt Bissonnette takes a pseudonym of “Mark Owen”, and as much as he was confirmed by the Department of Defense as one of their own and a participant in the Mission Operation Neptune Spear , he will be incognitos to the public hence the use of name “Mark Owen”. Matt Bissonnette is a highly decorated soldier who has served his nation in many dangerous missions as a petty officer. He is 36 years old and has been a Navy SEAL operative and has been decorated with 5 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
It happens that there is a real Mark Owen who is an author of many books and if you search the internet for Mark Owen books you will get quite many titles including Cry of the Karahari. Any of the Mark Owens books, either real or pseudonyms are an interesting read.
The author of the book was part of the US Navy SEAL of 24 elite soldiers that killed the Al-Qaeda leader who have been terrorizing the world in Africa, Asia, Europe and America continents. Osama Bin Laden terror attacks started in Asia as part of the group fighting Soviet's Afghanistan occupation in the 80s. When he bombed the US Embassy in Kenya and Tanzania, killing over 200 people in August 7 1998 and the September 11 attacks in the USA in 2001, Osama search became a priority to the USA and other world governments with USA offering a bounty of US 25 million for information of his whereabouts, dead or alive.
Published by Dutton Publishers; an American book publisher that was established in 1986, Matt Bissonnette’s No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden is a book for those aged 18 and above and is and easy book to read as it has only 336 pages.
Upon the news on 22nd August, 2012 that No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden had been written and would be released to the public, the US government stated that if the book contain sensitive information like military secrets and tactics or information that would endanger other Navy SEAL operatives, Matt Bissonnette will face criminal charges. The publisher; Dutton quickly retaliated that the book has been verified and checked by a competent lawyer who had been a former special operations attorney and that No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden had no sensitive material that would lead to author’s criminal charges.
The Al-Qaeda on their part called for killing of Matt Bissonnette for killing Osama Bin Laden and have posted his pictures in a website. It seems this book is raising storm on both the USA Military as well as the Al-Qaeda terrorists.
If the book could make United States Department of Defense Press Secretary George E. Little release a criminal charges threat to Matt Bissonnette, then it is a worth read for everyone who like great real stories of courage. Order the book from the Amazon Links in this hub to read one of the best books, as it has been on the top of the list of the best books 2012 from 22 of August 2012 when its release was made public and has been in the top list since then even before a copy has been sold.
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The life and Death of Osama Bin Laden
Before we can dwell on the mission of how Osama Bin Laden was killed as told by Matt Bissonnette in his book No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden, we can dwell a bit on the life and times of this inhuman terrorists of our times.
Osama Bin Laden, one of the notorious terrorist of our time was born on the 10th of March, 1957 and 10 years before his death he was on the list of the most wanted person on earth dead or alive, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as other world governments including Libya for series of senseless terror attacks on innocent human beings world over.
Osama married early in his life, at the age of 17 years in 1974; he married Najwa Ghanem. Osama would later divorce her. Osama also married other wives as allowed in the Islam religion as follows. In 1983 he married Khadijah Sharif and 2 years later in 1985 he married Khairiah Sabar followed closely by his marriage to Siham Sabar in 1987. During his killing on 2nd of May 2012, Osama was found with a woman and some children, the Kuwaiti woman is said to have been his wife. However, Osama's last known wife is Amal al-Sadah, whom he married in the year 2000. With so many wives, Osama is said to have over 20 children from his different wives.
Osama bin Laden was born in a very wealthy and influential family from Saudi Arabia, his father died when Osama was only 10 years old in a 1967 plane crash. Bin Laden family seems to have bad luck with aircrafts as Salem bin Laden; Osama’s half brother from one his father’s wives died in a plane crash in 1988. Both deaths of his father and his half brother were accident due to human errors as the pilot of his father’s ill fated plane misjudged the landing distance while his half bother’s plane crash was due to hitting high voltage wires in Texas.
Said to be “soft spoken” and “well mannered” by those who knew and met him, Osama Bin Laden caused a lot of pain to families in the whole world, stretching from Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 when his bomb at the American Embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam killed over 200 people, the September 11 Twin Tower bombing in the USA and many other terror attacks.
However on the success of the US Navy SEAL Team Six, in a mission known as Operation Neptune Spear, Osama was shot dead in his private home in Abbottabad in Pakistan on 2nd May, 2011. Osama was aged 54 years old when he died and was buried in the sea the same day by American Soldiers. The book describe that after the death of Osama, his body was subjected to DNA tests to confirm his identity and flown to aircraft carrier; USS Carl Vinson in the Arabian Sea where it was buried within 12 hours as required by the Islam religion
Read the whole mission planning and execution of killing of Osama in the new book, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Matt Bissonnette.
The number of the US Navy SEAL in the mission was 24 highly trained soldiers, who defied all odds including a helicopter crash to succeed in this mission and saved the world by killing one of the most notorious, cold blooded human being to have ever walked on this earth. The Helicopter that crashed landed abruptly in the Osama's compound with its rotor suspended on the perimeter wall of the compound, this was one of the two helicopters used in this mission to ferry the 24 US Navy SEAL soldiers for this crucial mission.
This crucial mission to kill Osama Bin Laden took 38 minutes in total. It is said Osama Bin Laden 3 story house in Abbottabad was under constant surveillance by US Military. Four members of Al-Qaeda were killed in this operation.
Besides Osama, other terrorists killed are Osama Bin Laden son, a Kuwaiti courier and his brother and another Al-Qaeda terrorist found in the same room on third floor of the residence together with Osama and his "family". Osama was found resting with a Kuwaiti woman said to be his wife with some children suspected to be Osama’s
Matt Bissonnette’s book; No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden is a chronicle of the great mission that saw Osama die and its one of the best modern history book you may ever read.
Osama Bin Laden has been in the world’s most volatile spots with his Al-Qaeda terrorists. His first battle field was in the Afghanistan with Mujahedin fighting the Soviets in the 1980s, he would later go to Sudan and establish terrorists training camps in the Sudan’s Sahara desert before Sudan, due to USA and Saudi government pressure put him on a charter plane to Afghanistan where his Al-Qaeda continued with series of terror attacks targeting innocent people in the entire world. Osama’s Al-Qaeda terrorist are also said to have played a role in Yugoslav wars.
Osama is the founder and was the leader of Al-Qaeda until his death, the group of terrorists which has been terrorizing the world since its formation in the 1988.
The world owes many thanks to the 24 US Navy SEAL Team that stormed Osama residence in Pakistan, killing him as described in the No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Matt Bissonnette. However this book has brought controversy as it describe that Osama Bin Laden was not armed when he was killed, I think you as the readers will say what you think once you read the book.