Monday, May 02, 2011

A Combat Veteran Has Some Words of Wisdom

Uncle Jimbo put a piece up while I was composing this one and fighting the "blue screen syndrome."

A terrorist network is a hydra. It has many heads. We've managed to cut off four of the hydras' heads, but there are more. They will not stop just because one more of their leaders is now less than room temperature. Were there true justice, UBF would have been tossed overboard with a double rack of ribs hung around his neck still kicking. What I want is UBF's head on a pike stuck in the ground out front of Ground Zero for a week. Then we do the tour. A week in front of the Pentagon; a week at Shanksville. Then we tell KSM and the rest of them that we're gonna do the same thing with them as soon as we find them guilty and kill their sorry asses.

My bud Major Z has a piece up you should read. I have the first three paragraphs here, but you need to make the jump and read the whole thing. Remember, this man has "been there, done that" and has a t-shirt.

Osamathanatopsis: A meditation on the death of the devil

There is one less Saudi-born terrorist multibillionaire in the world today. I met the news of the death of Osama bin Laden (hereafter referred to as UBF, for UglyBeardedFuckstick™) believe it or not, with mixed emotions.
Relief, because I knew that there was one less truly evil sonofabitch roaming the planet, making plans to kill my family. Granted, he wasn’t very likely to specifically target my family, but then again, I am the #1 google result for “new funny pictures” so there is always the possibility.
Gratitude, for the hundreds of thousands of military personnel, and the millions of their family members who have sacrificed so much through all of this, and will continue to sacrifice, as this is not the end, any more than killing Hitler in 1942 would’ve brought an end to WWII. Sure, we stand outside the Whitehouse and in Times square and celebrate and clap and sing and whatever else goes on at these rallies, but it is the families and friends of our fighting men and women who are truly the ones who show support for the troops, far more than a one-off rally or a car magnet. It is to these silent heroes that we, the military, owe our undying love and gratitude.
Apprehension, because our enemy may very well be emboldened to double down, now that UBF has been brought to room temperature. Ask yourself, if AQ were to attack and kill the US President, despite what you may think of his administration, would you want, even more, to hunt down and kill everyone even remotely responsible? What about when you saw pictures of the jubilant celebrations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, etc. on 9/12/01? Do you remember how you felt when you saw that? Do you think our enemy will feel differently? The DoD has raised the force protection level across the board--but a smart enemy (and only fools believe their enemy to be anything else) will bide his time, and wait for us to become complacent.

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