The New Yorker On The Osama Bin Laden Mission

After blasting through the gate with C-4 charges, three SEALs marched up the stairs. Midway up, they saw bin Laden’s twenty-three-year-old son, Khalid, craning his neck around the corner. He then appeared at the top of the staircase with an AK-47. Khalid, who wore a white T-shirt with an overstretched neckline and had short hair and a clipped beard, fired down at the Americans

Full story over at the New Yorker – HERE

Definitely worth the read.   How much of a contrast is the vid compared to the highbrow New Yorker? haha I thought some of you would appreciate it.

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lone survivor August 3, 2011 at 08:36 pm

Can’t stand rap!
Some Rolling Stones, Steve Miller Band, yeah, but not rap.

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ENDO-Mike August 3, 2011 at 08:38 pm

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Kelly August 3, 2011 at 08:37 pm

That new yorker article is from the future? It’s dated August 8th. You’re good Mike! ha

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thebronze August 4, 2011 at 12:33 am

The guy that wrote the New Yorker article leads the the reader to believe that he knows what happened. He doesn’t. He never talked to ANY of the SEALs involved in the mission. He got his info solely from people that talked to the SEALs.

Lame.

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NNW August 4, 2011 at 03:17 am

Yeah, people who aggregate and present information are totally lame…

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thebronze August 4, 2011 at 02:47 pm

Apparently reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit…

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NNW August 5, 2011 at 12:40 am

Apparently sarcasm isn’t yours…

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Sid August 4, 2011 at 08:35 am

The author really admires the current president and presented him as a well-informed, patient, competent, introspective, compassionate, mannered, thoughful commander-in-chief. There, I said it.

Fell free to insert your own positive adjective into that stream. Some may disagree, but I firmly believe that had this occured during the former president’s tenure, we would have read about his smirk or high-fives or slamming his hands down on the table when he dismissed a possible non-violent resolution. Here, we read that there was never any question about bringing in OSB dead or deader. That is a completely rational and logical decision. There is no talk of revenge or blood-lust.

I am satisfied with the result of this raid. Apopcryphal or not, I will still quote George Orwell: Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

But I am not going to believe that our elected leadership breezed through the operation with doubt or conflict.

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thebronze August 5, 2011 at 12:35 am

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