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Friday, 5 August 2011

How the Americans Murdered Bin Laden

The current issue of the New Yorker contains an article explaining how Osama Bin Laden was murdered. Here is the heart of the account:

The Americans hurried toward the bedroom door. The first SEAL pushed it open. Two of bin Laden’s wives had placed themselves in front of him. Amal al-Fatah, bin Laden’s fifth wife, was screaming in Arabic. She motioned as if she were going to charge; the SEAL lowered his sights and shot her once, in the calf. Fearing that one or both women were wearing suicide jackets, he stepped forward, wrapped them in a bear hug, and drove them aside. He would almost certainly have been killed had they blown themselves up, but by blanketing them he would have absorbed some of the blast and potentially saved the two SEALs behind him. In the end, neither woman was wearing an explosive vest.
A second SEAL stepped into the room and trained the infrared laser of his M4 on bin Laden’s chest. The Al Qaeda chief, who was wearing a tan shalwar kameez and a prayer cap on his head, froze; he was unarmed. “There was never any question of detaining or capturing him—it wasn’t a split-second decision. No one wanted detainees,” the special-operations officer told me. (The Administration maintains that had bin Laden immediately surrendered he could have been taken alive.) Nine years, seven months, and twenty days after September 11th, an American was a trigger pull from ending bin Laden’s life. The first round, a 5.56-mm. bullet, struck bin Laden in the chest. As he fell backward, the SEAL fired a second round into his head, just above his left eye. On his radio, he reported, “For God and country—Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo.” After a pause, he added, “Geronimo E.K.I.A.”—“enemy killed in action.”

Read the full account here. International human rights law, American law, the American constitution, and Pakistani law all required that he be arrested and brought to justice. Nuremberg's great achievement was to move humanity beyond this barbarism

1 comment:

K said...

this is beyond flabbergasting

not only is there no body, no proof,no independent investigation, now, coincidentally (or conventially) 20 of the seals involved in the supposed operation have been killed in a helicopter.

how we can even debate the legal issues surrounding the 'murder of osama bin laden' ( the worlds greatest proganda invention ) without any kind of independent thought as to the need for some evidence to start off with, is beyond me....

i might suggest someone do some phd research into all the governments, presidents, nuclear scientists and navy seals who have died in convenient air crashes during the last 40 years...

if someone would be brave enough to open such a can of worms.. we might identify some very interesting trends.. find the 'powers' responsible and restore some sense of justice in a world bullied into propoganda campaigns

it beggars belief that people take what the US military says about Osama bin ladens murder as fact without even having as much as an ounce of evidence...

sure we have seen plenty of convenient videotapes and if we are to take them as evidence then it serves us right to live in such appalling times......