Good Job Obama and US forces!

Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt

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I'll put politics aside for a day an congradulate Pres. Obama and everyone involved in the death of Osama Bin Laden.

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 tim-The Dyslexic Blogger
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written by tim-The Dyslexic Blogger , May 02, 2011

A coward to the end there are reports that he and his son were using a woman as a human shield. The reports also say the woman died during the take down. He was shot in the head be a navy seal sniper after given a chance to surrender. A very short chance to surrender. Our people had 40 minuets on the ground in the compound located 60 miles from the Pakistani capitol in a special constructed compound larger then any other homes in the area. You can run but you can't hide the U.S. Military will get you sooner or later. God bless the United States Military Forces. Thank you President Obama at least you didn't take six months to decide, and also at least you didn't wait for criminal charges before you acted this time.


Woody
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written by Woody , May 02, 2011

What a great day in America! While this will never erase the pain of 9-11, this was a major accomplishment. A big pat on the back to the military and the chain of command that made this happen. I slept like a baby last night!


Jonny Texas
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written by Jonny Texas , May 02, 2011

Chalk one up for the good guys.


Ed Salden
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written by Ed Salden , May 02, 2011

He's already been buried at sea. Nobody will get to examine those remains.




Ed Salden
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written by Ed Salden , May 02, 2011

Osama Bin Laden is dead, and what has changed?

A little more blood shed, and one more corpse in the sea.








Badda
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written by Badda , May 02, 2011

For eff's sake, Ed... why bother, right?

More of mankind's brothers are dead and Mother Earth is crying.

Holy effing shit.



Ed Salden
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written by Ed Salden , May 02, 2011

I know, Badda, but you know how I hate all the dancing around the fire.


Barthélemy Barbancourt
Symbolism Ed
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , May 02, 2011

Osama attached America and in the end we got even with the bastard. In the purely statistical world, there is one less Muslim terrorist today than there was last week. But in the world of ideas and perception, the USA finally snuffed out an asshole that really had it coming.

Whether this sends a message to the bad guys is almost immaterial as it tells the citizens of the USA that our country is still capable of doing what needs to be done.

Now, if we can kill Quaddafy next, we might be on a roll.



Ed Salden
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written by Ed Salden , May 02, 2011

With the chanting U-S-A U-S-A, and singing God Bless America, like it's an Olympic sport or something, a fucking soccer match.


Ed Salden
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written by God , May 02, 2011

Rejoice not when your enemy falleth.


Ed Salden
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written by Ed Salden , May 02, 2011

OK, God didn't post that, but he wrote it. Psalms, I think.


Ed Salden
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written by Ed Salden , May 02, 2011

Bin Laden became an icon of terror at 9-11, a convenient symbol for writers and politicians. His death is a post script to a big old story, that's all.


Barthélemy Barbancourt
The meek have yet to inherit the earth
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , May 02, 2011

Until then:

"God has a hard-on for Marines because we kill everything we see! He plays His games, we play ours! To show our appreciation for so much power, we keep heaven packed with fresh souls!"

It is hard to refute the philosophy of Gunnery Sgt. Hartman.





Badda
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written by Badda , May 02, 2011

Ed,
If only you would now take President Obama to task for his role.



Jonny Texas
Dear Ed
written by Jonny Texas , May 02, 2011

1. The crimes of this evil man are not in doubt. He not only claimed responsibility for his crimes, he reveled in them and used them for promotion of his cause. His elimination was a just exercise in a world will all too few examples of justice.

2. The execution of the operation was one where everything seems to have been done right. It is a validation of all of the time, effort , expense, sons, and daughters of the American people. There are precious few examples in these days of 20/20 hindsight and endless analysis when everyone can honestly say "job well done".

3. Even in death Osama's corpse would have served as a rallying point of his truly evil agenda. His cause of death would have been irrelevant if a shrine could have been placed over his final resting place. However, with the spiriting away of his body and burial in a marker less grave there is no shrine, no pilgrimage site that his followers can flock to or rally the faithful around.

4. He serves as warning and deterrent to others. The tired old strategy is a Fabian one, you beat the Americans by not losing. If you can keep them chasing their tail long enough they will loose their stomach for the fight and you will win your pries. Apparently the Americans are a little more patient than he believed. He died, but not the death of a martyr, not against impossible odds, no glory in battle lying atop the corpses of his foes, no fight to the last in desperate situations, not shouting "Allu Akbar!" as he took a horde of Kafir with him. He died hiding behind the skirt of a woman in a million dollar house leaving behind nothing.

5. His death outed the ISI. How did they not know that in a town of only 500K that he was among them. Word travels fast and easy in a Muslim town. Half of the town is military and retired military and therefore used to following the rules and working for the authority. How could he possibly hide 300 yards from the parade ground of the Pakistani version of West Point in a huge complex?

The death of Osama is a good thing. YOu may have a problem with the reactions of some but as long as they didn't hurt anybody why should you care.



Ed Salden
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written by Ed Salden , May 02, 2011

Jonny, you make your case.

If anybody deserved hunting down and killing, it was him.

But the one drop of spiritual blood I have left tells me not to rejoice at the death of another man, so I'll just let you guys do it.




Jonny Texas
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written by Jonny Texas , May 02, 2011

Never cared much for revenge.

I am a big fan of:

1. Justice
2. ROI
3. Forethought
4. Deterrence
5. Truth

People will react in different ways depending on their own situation. As long as their celebration or mourning is expressed in non-violent ways that don;t keep me awake, I am a live and let live kind of guy.

Me? I had a 7&7 and slept like a baby.



Barthélemy Barbancourt
What is a man?
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , May 02, 2011

You allude to the fact that we should not revel in the death of a fellow man, but when does one leave the company of men and become something other?

I prefer sub-human but other like the term monster or even evil doer. Anyway you slice it Osama Bin Laden joined the rarefied air of Hilter, Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, Amin and a host of other killers to despicable to enjoy the fellowship of man.

Any that reveals in the deaths of innocents deserves to wiped from the face of the earth and his (or her) death should be as a celebration of good over evil or civilization versus barbarism and anarchy.

I like to have a drink on the rare occasions when the good guys put one on the board. The fact that Osama resembled a man causes me no hesitation, the devil takes many forms.



Ed Salden
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written by Ed Salden , May 02, 2011

"...but when does one leave the company of men and become something other?"

One does not. Ever.

Either the right to life is self-evident or it isn't. That's why I say no to capital punishment.



 tim-The Dyslexic Blogger
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written by tim-The Dyslexic Blogger , May 02, 2011

Ed
It is a mind set like yours that cause the cost of jailing people in this nation to go through the roof. housing a single prisoner is now about 40 to 50K a year why should we have to pay for keeping a mass killer alive in jail for the rest of his life. No thank you if you have killed some one you should pay with your own life

not suck off society's bounty for the rest of your life
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Ed Salden
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written by Ed Salden , May 03, 2011

Tim, I heard a statistic once that it costs more in legal and court costs to execute a prisoner than it does to house him for life.

I don't know if that's true, but it doesn't matter, because I prefer a government that does not kill its prisoners, and I'm happy to pay the cost.



Ed Salden
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written by Ed Salden , May 03, 2011

"...the cost of jailing people in this nation to go through the roof."

Let's get the pot people out of there.




Barthélemy Barbancourt
So you're pro-life Ed?
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , May 03, 2011

It must be hard to pull the lever every fall for all those baby killers. Or are you just against killing guilty people and you're fine with killing the innocents?


Elmer
Here's one for you...
written by Elmer , May 04, 2011

This ought to elicit some comments:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/05/use-of-geronimo-codename-in-bin-laden-operation-stirs-american-indian-backlash/1

Sorry it's so long. What a bunch of stupid people.



jk noreen
ED
written by jokin , May 04, 2011

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"written by Ed Salden , May 03, 2011

Tim, I heard a statistic once that it costs more in legal and court costs to execute a prisoner than it does to house him for life.

I don't know if that's true, but it doesn't matter, because I prefer a government that does not kill its prisoners, and I'm happy to pay the cost."

On this one Ed, you and I are in total agreement. It's simply too much to express trust in Holder, Ashcroft, Klobuchar, Meese, Swanson, Hatch and their law enforcement minions at all levels around the country to divorce politics from justice.

But the abortion thing has to be a cudgel to your brain function. Not only is there a strong moral argument that exposes your inconsisteny regarding abortion, but there is an overwhelming rationalistic demographic argument against abortion in terms of: gender bias, orientation bias, special needs bias and especially the fact that the artificial destruction of a welfare state's fertility rate destroys the very means by which it can maintain it's Ponzi scheme cornucopia of benefits.






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