Dear Readers: I wanted to chime in today with a big hurrah for the Navy Seal Team that took out Osama Bin Laden, as well all the service members and intelligence staff that got them to the mansion in Abbottabad. I must admit, I had no desire to hear any statement from President Obama related to this great matter; his continued bullying of Americans who oppose him on issues large and small has left me cold to any word of his on any subject. So, instead of listening to the supreme beta male, I offer this video from a true alpha American: The United States Naval Academy head Capt. Clark addresses the brigade from his porch:
For me, I think the aspect about the timing that was compelling was that it occurred the same day Pope John Paul II was beatified. Religious leaders are remembered by the fruits of their achievements. Pope John Paul II would be remembered for bringing peace and freedom to much of the world; Bin Laden….not so much.
I do think there is a divine message for us all in the sequence of these events.
From what I am able to see, it is our great military and the team of Bush/Cheney who seem to be receiving the bulk of the credit (and deservedly so). I found this statement from President G.W. Bush:
Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.
B-daddy weighs in, too: bin Laden Dead! Now What?We should certainly take a moment to celebrate, as the attacks by his organization have altered the course of our history for the worse and of course killed thousands of Americans. However, I would imagine that al Qaeda has contingency plans in place to launch terror operations in the wake of bin Laden’s death. No doubt we will see the military in an increased protective posture. If you work on a military base, get up early tomorrow to get to work.
Left Coast Rebel is on top of the full story, especially as it relates to proof of death. Check it out — it is today’s essential reading.
Something to contemplate: Needed killing – A regional term in the South and parts of the Southwest. A person can become such a trial and burden on those around hin that when someone finally shoots him, everyone who knew him says, “Well… He needed killing.” It was often used in reference to outlaws when word arrived of their deaths.
I will spend some time in prayer today — for the souls of Osama’s victims. He needed killin’ — and I am delighted it was Americans who brought him to justice.