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Death of Bin Laden | An Old Soldiers View
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.
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….
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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