Tuesday, May 03, 2011

US Navy SEALs do it again

Bin Laden's demise: US rejoices after a decade

WASHINGTON — After nearly a decade of anger and fear, America rejoiced Monday at the demise of Osama bin Laden, the terror mastermind behind the horrific 9/11 attacks. Navy SEALs who killed the world's most-wanted terrorist seized a trove of al-Qaida documents to pore over, and President Barack Obama laid plans to visit New York's ground zero.

Bin Laden, killed in an intense firefight in a daring raid at his fortified hideout in Pakistan, was hunted down based on information first gleaned years ago from detainees at secret CIA prison sites in Eastern Europe, officials disclosed.

His body was quickly taken away for burial at sea, but not before a DNA match was done to prove his identity. A U.S. official said there also were photos showing bin Laden with the fatal wound above his left eye, a gunshot that tore away part of his skull. The photos were not immediately released.

Once again, US Navy SEALs have proven that they are THE elite spec ops force in the world, as they took out the most wanted "person" in the world - with a head shot, no less - in a raid that lasted approximately 40 minutes.

Next up on the hit list - Ayman al-Zawahri.

Kudos to all involved! Hopefully, at least one of the SEALs will be awarded the CMoH, which would be well deserved, imho.