It has been a little over week since it was announced that Osama Bin Laden has been killed by our military. I must say that I am glad that he has finally been killed and I hope his death brings some closure to all the families who were affected by the events on 9/11 and the war on terror. This guy was truly evil and in my mind was in the top ten of the world’s most evil people of all time along with the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Saddam, and etc.
Just like everything else under the sun, I have some opinions / thoughts / concerns about this whole shin dig. Some of you may not agree with me on some of these points, but I can’t please each of you all of the time.
The media had fucking kittens over this story and I get the fact that this was the biggest news story since 9/11 happened 10 years ago. But could you get the facts straight about it? First it was reported that Navy Seals had a 40 minute gun battle with Osama and his people and that he was killed. Then it changed to it was a 20 minute gun battle. Then they said that Osama was actively fighting back. Later it was reported that he was about to shoot one of the Navy Seals when he was shot. Later that changed to a woman lunged at the Seals and they were both shot. Then finally it was reported that Osama was unarmed and hiding behind a woman when he was shot. I mean holy cow, just once in my lifetime can the media get something right for a change?
The Pictures Of The Body
I can understand the reason why the President said he would not release the pictures in that he does not want to anger the Muslim world. But the Pakistanis already released the pictures of the bodies of the others who were killed that day. I mean if you think for one minute that by not releasing the pictures that the terrorists are all of sudden going to stop wanting to kill Americans, you are gravely mistaken. I mean the act alone of us going and killing him is enough to make others want to continue the fight against us. I mean the Democrats (who were foaming at the mouth) during Bush’s time released the pictures of the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and I am pretty sure those pictures were like pissing gasoline on the fire. And the pictures of Saddam and his kids when they were all killed were released as well. See my point?
I digress though, I don’t want to see the pictures myself but I don’t want any nut job conspiracy theorist to have more reasons to act and think like jackasses. I can’t stand the conspiracy theory jackasses, you know the ones who said that 9/11 was an inside job yet are the same people who said Bush was so dumb he could barely speak English. If you combine the lack of picture evidence with the fact that Osama’s body was dumped at sea, you just gave every conspiracy theorist a raging hard on. Please for the love of god shut them up once and for all with this subject as I don’t want to hear their bullshit for the rest of my life.
I hate politics and I just knew the typical bullshit politics would come into this story. Democrats are saying Obama is the greatest thing since Jesus and Republicans are silent. If Osama was found while Bush was still in office, it would be the other way around with the Republicans singing the praises and the Democrats silent. I have heard and read all kinds of things saying how Obama was a hero for ordering the mission. Really? A hero? He is “Commander In Chief” and that is his number one job to issue orders to the military. I mean Bush Jr., Clinton, Bush Sr., Reagan, Carter, and Nixon all ordered troops into combat or combat missions, that does not mean they are “heroes” as well? You know who the “heroes” are here? The members of the military who participated in this mission are the heroes. I mean no disrespect by saying that, but the president is not a hero for ordering this mission. I have a lot of respect for him now for ordering a mission to kill him using the Navy Seals instead of just dropping a bomb on that compound, but that does not make him a hero.
I don’t know (and never will know) if torture was used in getting the information that ultimately led to the finding and killing of Osama, but I am not against it if it was. I do find it mildly ironic that those people who spoke against it publicly are silent right now about it. I also find it ironic that those same people are against torture but do not have a problem with killing someone (ie Osama).
That Sunday night I actually got into a heated argument on Facebook with a fucktard who made this issue political by saying Bush let this all happen and since it happened under a Republican they are all evil. I went off on his ass reminding him that December 7, 1941 happened while a Democrat was in the White House, and you could suddenly hear the crickets. Sheesh some people really do drink the cool aid.
I mean the killing of Osama transcends politics; it is greater than either party. Just like the events of 9/11 was a greater issue than politics. Now can you sort of understand why I fucking hate politics?
For 10 years now Pakistan has been saying that none of the leaders of Al Qaida are inside of Pakistan. Is it just me or is Pakistan full of shit? I mean two of the top three Al Qaida leaders (Osama Bin Laden and Kalek Sheikh Mohammed) have been either captured or killed inside of Pakistan. Osama was living in a town of a million people of which roughly 100,000 were members of the Army. His compound was 400 yards from Pakistan’s version of West Point and yet no one knew he was there? I mean Osama only had a few people there protecting him; there was no larger force of terrorists with him. Why is that? Is it because maybe just maybe the Pakistani government or their Army was so close that they were protecting him? And why is it that with those 100,000 members of the Pakistani Army so close to the compound that not one single one of them responded to the three US helicopters which were there and the ensuing gunfight that lasted 40 minutes? Someone had to have known he was there and someone had to be helping him.
As for the Pakistani government being angry that we conducted this mission in their country, well get over it as our country is pissed off that your country has been harboring terrorists and allowing them to operate in your country. The United States gives Pakistan three billion a year in “aid” and I think it is high time to stop that flow of money to them since they have clearly been half ass in helping with the war on terror. I also think that we should send Pakistan a video of Bush’s speech after 9/11 where he said something to the effect of “we make no distinction between the terrorists and those who support them” to remind them that they need to get their damn house in order before getting angry at us for doing something they should have done a long time ago.
I don’t know about you but I was a tad bit pissed off at the people who were celebrating in front of the White House that night the news of Osama’s death was announced. Especially the people who were singing the “na na hey hey goodbye” shit I heard on tv. Now I know that most of the people who were there were college aged kids who were sipping capri suns for lunch in 5th grade when 9/11 happened. But I was old enough on 9/11 to remember seeing all the video on tv of fucktards in the Middle East partying, burning American flags, and celebrating on the day after 9/11. You people on that night in front of the White House looked to me how the people in the Middle East looked ten years ago. If I was the President I would have personally walked out of the White House and told all of those people to go the fuck home and that American’s are a better people than to celebrate the death of people like that. And why is it that no one in the government told them to leave since they are so worried about inciting violence in the Middle East? Don’t they realize how this block party would be viewed by the people overseas?
This moment was meant for private reflection, thoughts, prayers, a candle light vigil, crying, and anything but a fucking block party. If you want to have that kind of “American” moment on the steps of the White House, do it when our country wins the World Cup or wins the Gold Medal in Olympic Hockey. Then that kind of celebration would be called for.
Lastly I would like to remind you that the war on terror is not over with the death of Osama. Osama is just but one sprinkle on the cup cake. There are hundreds of thousands of people (if not millions of people) who wish to commit acts of terrorism against innocent people. Nothing has changed in that respect. There were nut job terrorists before Osama and there will be nut job terrorists long after Osama. Please don’t ever think for one minute that we are any safer anywhere in the world because of his death. If anything we are more at risk as his death has now given more people motivation to commit more senseless acts of blowing themselves up for the invisible friend.
Well that sums up my thoughts on the whole death of Osama Bin Laden. I am sure I rambled a bit here and it may not have made sense, but I had to get this out.
The irony is not lost on me in all of this that as much as the terrorists made Osama Bin Laden out to be such a capitalism hating badass warrior that he was killed while hiding behind a woman in house filled with Coke and Pepsi. You can’t be any more of a capitalist pussy than that right?