Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Bin Laden Sleeps With the Fishes

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Sunday, an elite group of Navy Seals stormed the concrete mansion where Osama Bin Laden had been hiding in plain sight, in Pakisan. They were trained to kill, and kill they did. Everyone in sight. When they got to an upstairs bedroom, they found Osama Bi Laden, his wife and his son. First they killed his son, then, when Bin Laden tried to use his wife as a shield, they killed her, too. Then, they killed Bin Laden.

They took custody of his body. Later, they took his picture, harvested a few of his organs for DNA purposes, wrapped his corpse in a tarp and dumped him in the ocean.

Only a few hours after the world was notified, the inevitable whining began. "They shouldn't have buried him at sea. That's not the way Muslims do it." No, Muslims don't usually bury their dead at sea, but it isn't against their religion to do it that way.

To whom were we going to give his body? Surely not Pakistan. The countries in the Middle East would have bounced his old carcass around like a hot potato. Nobody would have wanted to bury him. We wouldn't have wanted him to be turned to a martyr. It kind of takes the fun out of building a shrine when there's no one buried there, doesn't it?

Some of the families of the 9/11 victims stated that they wanted to be allowed to see the body. Then, other folks would demand to see it, too. Before you know it, his remains would have been placed in a glass-topped coffin and hauled around the country like that smelly old dead whale that PT Barnum took from state to state in a refrigerated truck back in the day.

When everyone had satisfied his/her blood lust, then what would have been done with him? Nobody wants him buried here. I guess we could send him up with the space shuttle and push him out the door.

He's gone and good riddance. Just this once, can't we simply shut up and rejoice?

Stay tuned.

9 comments:

savannah said...

amen, sister! xox

Jay said...

Just be happy that something good has happened and not find a way to whine about it and make it political? What country to you live in?? haha

Kay Dennison said...

Well and aptly said!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Amen, amen, amen. I like this post Betty.

Darlene said...

Good one, Betty.

NitWit1 said...

I do not rejoice in killing, but in some very rare instances it is justified.

More blood was shed by Americans at his radical, misguided followers's hands on 9/11 and two wars, than was shed in this raid.

Now if we can keep our nose out of other nation's uprisings, maybe we can bring our military home. So far I see no better governments replacing what may be in place. Let them duke out their own problems as long as they stay away from our shores.

BTW exactly who beside UBL and a wife: it seems there is wide desparity in who else was saved or killed. However some may have perished in the fire of the 'copter.

Lesson: don't mess with USA. It may take awhile, but we are relentless and patient.

NitWit1 said...

I do not rejoice in killing, but in some very rare instances it is justified.

More blood was shed by Americans at his radical, misguided followers's hands on 9/11 and two wars, than was shed in this raid.

Now if we can keep our nose out of other nation's uprisings, maybe we can bring our military home. So far I see no better governments replacing what may be in place. Let them duke out their own problems as long as they stay away from our shores.

BTW exactly who beside UBL and a wife: it seems there is wide desparity in who else was saved or killed. However some may have perished in the fire of the 'copter.

Lesson: don't mess with USA. It may take awhile, but we are relentless and patient.

Big John said...

Great news about bin Laden. I just wish that it made the world a safer place.

MerCyn said...

There will always be naysayers, disbelievers (or should it be unbelievers?)and conspiracy theorists. The Navy Seals did a fabulous job that will be remembered as a remarkable, brave and historic event.