Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mess With The Eagle: You Get The Claw

Sunday night osama bin laden got clawed. For over three decades he messed with the Eagle and Sunday night he got clawed as he felt the bullet from a Navy Seal's gun crash through his forehead and end his life.

I recall the first time I ever heard his name and like others, then Senator Al Gore, had trouble pronouncing his name. At Congressional hearings during the Reagan years a young Oliver North pronounced bin laden as the most dangerous man on earth. Sadly we became more aware of who bin lade was and why Colonel North made his pronouncement.

Like any who was old enough and saw the Twin Towers go down that assault on the Pentagon and saw the wreckage of the jet in Pennsylvania, I was incensed and wanted revenge.

Sunday night that was fulfilled as bin laden became a victim of his own hate, hate he used to justify murdering peoples from all around the world in many nations. People who were unable to fight back because they never saw it coming. People who were innocent and were only in the wrong place at the wrong time. Their deaths have screamed for decades for retribution and finally at long last it has come and bin laden can no longer kill or maim people.

For me it is justice that like his victims the last thing he heard was the sound of a blast and saw a flash of light as he realized his life was over. As an American it makes me proud to know the last face he ever saw was that of an American, a US Navy Seal that resolved our differences with extreme prejudice while extending the compliments of President Obama and the citizens of the United States and sent bin laden into eternity with the message firmly implanted in his brain, mess with the Eagle___ you get the claw and Sunday night thanks to all the men and women who spent all most 10 years focused on finding him, bin laden got clawed.

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