Monday, May 2, 2011

USAMA

Congratulations to the Navy Seals for a well planned daring mission to kill Usama Bin Ladin and to President Obama for approving this mission. Ironically, some of the intelligence received as to the identity of the couriers apparently was obtained from "enhanced interrogation" approved during the Bush administration and opposed by Senator Obama. Interesting to see that what you oppose as a senator ends up playing a part in President Obama's most important foreign policy success. Gitmo helped  "get mo" results and intelligence that helped locate "public terrorist Number 1".

Bin Laden was one of 50 children growing up and I hear inherited 80 million dollars when he was quite young. This was no oppressed, starving, underprivileged fellow. How Usama grew to be a radicalized extremist terrorist is not totally known, at least not known by me.

It is interesting that Usama Bin Ladin was "hiding out" somewhat in "plain sight" as the town he was living in is also home to the equivalent of "West Point". I wonder if this academy was also known as the "Inspector Clouseau Academy" as how do you explain the fact that Ubama was within a half mile of this military academy  for years. Abbotabad may have been named after the "Abbot and Costello" comedy team because the Pakistan government not knowing who lived in a 18foot walled compound is a joke.Yes, no damp, musty caves for Usama surviving on bats, spiders, and fried rats. No, Bin Laden had a compound reportedly worth about one million US dollars.

It is a great day for America as stated by President Obama. What comes next only time will tell. Usama now "sleeps with the fishes" in his watery grave. Yes, "water boarding" led to a "watery grave" as Khalid Sheik Mohammad gave up key information as to the identity of the couriers who resided in Usama's compound. Thank-You President Bush for starting the process that ended with the demise of Bin Laden.