Was the killing of OBL murder, an execution or assination? Only a few really know!
If OBL was shot in the back of the head, it was an assassination. Maybe similar to the picture in Vietnam of a captured civilian shot in the head by an officer of the Vietnamese army. A despicable act no matter how you look at it.
There are some things you just don't do. It is not wise at all, to poke a Mama Bear, with a stick, while she's trying to feed her newly born cubs.
Like wise to claim responsibility for one of the greatest man made tragedies, that one of the strongest nations on the planet has ever suffered, is fool hardy.
The example was set after Japan destroyed Pearl Harbor. The response was, two A-Bombs, and the total devastation of Japan's economy.
You look long enough and hard enough and you can find a needle in a Hay Stack.
So the answer to the question is [SUICIDE]. When OBL made the decision to attack the World Trade Center, he placed a gun to his own head and pulled the trigger. Just took the bullet longer to travel down the barrel.
you know what, he caused either directly or indirectly more death, fear and hatred then almost anyone alive so i personally don't care if they skinned him alive before they shot him. he's dead and i for one am happy.
I suppose, technically, we must classify OBL as a "combatant" in the war on terror. Certainly he was a "significant combatant" being a director and chief planner of the events of 9-11. Given that status, he was a "casualty of war" by virtue of his actions...how ever he might have chose to resist. I think if I had been one of the Seals in that room, even though I was trained, the high profile of this individual and the potential for things about him to be rigged in a booby trap fashion would have me on a very keen edge. Given that, I would probably be operating in the shot to kill mode with almost any action warranting my reaction. How clear do you have to be when you tell someone, "don't move"...that's what it means and in this case it definitely means just that. I don't for one second believe that Bin Laden would have allowed himself to be taken alive unless he had cooked some deal beforehand to fake his death and cover his tracks with his own people as a hero. As a public prisoner of the USA, he would have been a great detriment to any progress toward a solution in the war on terror. No one wanted that. At worst, he may have been summarily executed as any casualty of war essentially is in the end, gun or no gun. WB
Interesting question. I would not be surprised if the 3-letter agencies has known where Bin Laden was for a few years now. Maybe he was worth more alive and secretly under house arrest than dead. Maybe our politicians just went in to collect the bill at last. Makes for a good story anyway.
It doesn't matter if it was in the back of his head, in the sides or in the front. OBL was a combatant. He attacked us and killed thousands of innocent lives. He was a big terrorist leader killing many innocent lives. We did the right thing on eliminating him from the face of this earth. How can someone be his advocate after all he did? I recommend logging on to Youtube and watching the videos of 9/11 again, apparently many people forgot what happened.
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