Monday, May 2, 2011

Rejoice...! (UPDATED)

"I heard a thundering sound, followed by heavy firing. Then firing suddenly stopped. Then more thundering, then a big blast,"

September 11, 2001 0600 PDT Clock radio comes on. Local sports-talk hacks on 1090 far too subdued. Something's wrong.

10 years on...

For those in the know, we're thinking that raising a pint at Mc P's in Coronado this evening might be entirely appropriate.

(UPDATE #1):

Awwwww: Bin Laden’s burial at sea questioned by Islamic scholars.

Muslim clerics said Monday that Osama bin Laden’s burial at sea was a violation of Islamic tradition that may further provoke militant calls for revenge attacks against American targets.

Although there appears to be some room for debate over the burial — as with many issues within the faith — a wide range of Islamic scholars interpreted it as a humiliating disregard for the standard Muslim practice of placing the body in a grave with the head pointed toward the holy city of Mecca.

Sea burials can be allowed, they said, but only in special cases where the death occurred aboard a ship.

“The Americans want to humiliate Muslims through this burial, and I don’t think this is in the interest of the U.S. administration,” said Omar Bakri Mohammed, a radical cleric in Lebanon.

We'd be fascinated to know just how it was that those SEALs "prepped" OBL's body prior to his burial.

Awwww Pt. II: Pervez Musharraf Upset About US Violation of Pakistan’s Sovereignty

The Taiwanese take a crack at depicting how it all went down.

And about that SEAL Team 6...

When a former Navy SEAL was called for a comment about this article all he could say was: "You know I'd love to help you man, but I can't say a word about Team 6. There is no Team 6."

What a testament to the fact that we will never... never
give up our pursuit of scum like bin Laden. Terrorist kingpins cannot be sleeping very well of late.

Oh, and please feel free to blame Bush:

Officials say CIA interrogators in secret overseas prisons developed the first strands of information that ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Current and former U.S. officials say that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, provided the nom de guerre of one of bin Laden’s most trusted aides. The CIA got similar information from Mohammed’s successor, Abu Faraj al-Libi. Both were subjected to harsh interrogation tactics inside CIA prisons in Poland and Romania.

And finally...
"Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it."
'Cause if it didn't happen on Twitter, did it really happen?


Road Dawg said...

So Mrs. Dawg calls me up, "watch the news, I feel something horrible is about to happen" So I figured the aliens have finally contacted us, it's the zombie apocolypse or maybe they found The Dude's real birth certificate. What a nice surprise for my birthday.

SarahB said...

There in spirit. This may be the calm before the storm.

Mutnodjmet said...

I will be there in spirit, too. Tonight, I will be geocashing with some Cub Scouts -- maybe one of them will grow up to be a Navy Seal. :)

Harrison said...

He's sleeping with the fishes!

Dean said...

And I just watcthed the God Father on Saturday. Luca Brazzi!

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