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Feb 14, 2013

The Shooter

Interesting interview with the Navy Seal who killed Osama.

His first person account does not differ too greatly from the movie Zero Dark Thirty.

Things about the raid that surprised me was the use of CH-47 Helicopters.  We used them in Vietnam - you would think they would have improved helicopters after forty years.

I also find it interesting the way Osama failed to fight.  After instigating many people to fight and die, he passively awaited his fate.  He heard the helicopters land, he heard gunfire and demolitions.  The lights were turned out. Yet he did not pick up or use his assault rifle. He mounted about the same resistance that Saddam Hussein offered.

My guess is he thought we would capture him and he would be a martyr.  Or perhaps he was paralyzed with fear.  He seemed be hiding behind his wives and children.  We will never know for sure.

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