Thursday, May 19, 2011

Speaking of Osama...

Did you catch the message from his relatives last week?
Relatives of Osama bin Laden want proof that the terrorist leader is dead and are calling for an investigation into how he was killed, according to Jean Sasson, an author who helped one of bin Laden's sons write a memoir.
An investigation into how he was killed? "Shot in the face by US Navy SEALS" isn't that terribly complicated a cause of death. No need to page Dr. House to sleuth this one out.
Bin Laden's relatives "would like to have been able to have witnessed seeing the body, at least identified the body, because, you know how it is in the Middle East so many times: They really need proof or people start believing -- this has been discussed by a lot more people than me -- that many people will not believe that he's dead," Sasson told CNN Wednesday.
These are people that believe that kindly old Mrs. Goldstein next door kidnaps neighborhood children and uses their blood for cookie dough; do you really think that people who shelve The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in the non-fiction section are going to be convinced by a photo on the internets? I don't mean to be harshly critical here, but the only more credulous demographic on the planet is "People Who Bought The Boxed Set Of Leonard Nimoy's In Search Of..."
"We maintain that arbitrary killing is not a solution to political problems and crime's adjudication as justice must be seen to be done," the statement said.
You know, if you'd used that one on your dad about ten years ago, it would have saved everybody a whole lotta time and effort. I'm just sayin'.

26 comments:

Lanius said...

I'm still hoping he's not dead and is instead being waterboarded somewhere. Death was too good for him.

As to Arabs.. it doesn't matter what you do.. they'll still bitch and moan.

Maybe we should resettle all of them to Mars one there is a space elevator. They like deserts, don't they?

Mattexian said...

They like deserts, don't they?
Supposedly, but then there's Dearborn.

Anonymous said...

Arbitrary killing? Ummm, maybe that did not translate from Arabic correctly?

Nothing arbitrary about killing Osama. It was purposeful and don't any of you dirty bedsheet wearing goat-humpers forget that.

Shootin' Buddy

Anonymous said...

Your on a roll today Tam!

Gerry

Vinnie said...

He had porn. It was an honor killing. Now STFU

Dave said...

Of course photos won't convince anyone. People have been making amusing photoshops of obl being killed and/or having relations with pigs for near a decade now.

We should've hauled his carcass back and paraded it through NY, then put his head on a pike at ground zero. Not many folks would doubt him being dead after that.

Even better, haul him back alive for an old-fashioned show trial, then chuck him in an oubliette, let him rot in isolation instead of becoming a martyr.

Anonymous said...

Osama died of natural causes. He was shot twice by SEALs. Naturally, he died.

SpeakerTweaker said...

No need to page Dr. House to sleuth this one out.

It might have been Lupus.



tweaker

Joseph said...

You madam have dated yourself terribly (along with me) by referencing "In Search Of..". I loved that show and no, I didn't buy the boxed set on DVD, I'm waiting on it to be remaster on BluRay.

Shrimp said...

They like deserts, don't they?

Supposedly, but then there's Dearborn.

That's just an economic desert, so it's all good.

Discobobby said...

Lupus? Is that what we're calling Mk262 Mod1 these days? I can never keep that .mil supply stuff straight. SOST, Lupus, everything has to be all secret squirrel.

Nathan said...

Maybe we should resettle all of them to Mars one there is a space elevator.

Why wait? Just build heavy-lift boosters, jam them into a payload capsule, and do some long-range target shooting.

Bubblehead Les. said...

The sad thing, Attorney Corporal Eric Holder has the same type of Insane Thinking as these Idjits, wanting to hold Terrorist Trials in Mid-Town Manhattan.

Unless they are Right Wing Gun Owning Religious Fanatics, "clinging to their God and their Guns" living in Waco, or the Clinton's wanting to appease Castro by sending back a little kid to Havana, then the Law doesn't matter.

Chas S. Clifton said...

"you know how it is in the Middle East so many times: They really need proof or people start believing -- this has been discussed by a lot more people than me -- that many people will not believe that he's dead..."

Ah, we do live in the post-Christian age. No one registers any irony at all.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Speaking of the Protocols, I just heard B. HUSSEIN Obama's Decree to the Jews that they MUST retreat to the pre-Six Day War Borders if there is to be "Peace in Our Time".

Neville Chamberlain Lives.

Tam said...

Chas,

I see what you did there. :)

Murphy's Law said...

I'm all for letting his relatives see the body. I think that our Navy should take them to the spot where they dropped him off and drop them off there too.

Anonymous said...

http://blindkat.hegewisch.net/pirates/punish.html#hangiron

"Hanging in Chains or Irons


The good news is, you were already dead. The bad news is you were not given a proper burial. For many pirates, this bad news was quite frightening. It meant that your immortal soul would never have any chance of redemption.

The practice of hanging in chains or irons was pretty basic. The pirate would be hanged until dead. Then his body would be placed in a iron cage or possibly wrapped in chains. This cage was then hoisted on a rafter and left to rot in a public area.

Typically this public place would be a dock where other potential pirates would be able to view it as a warning/reminder of what comes of those who go on the account. Such places as harbor entrances were a favorite for hanging pirates in irons. Gallows Point was one of the most famous paces.

The body would remain on display until there really wasn't anything left to display because of decomposition. At this point the rotting body would most often be dumped in the ocean for fish food or, at best, buried between the tides. It was very rare for a body hanged in irons to be claimed, due to the enormous amount of disgrace attached to such a person and the assumption that whom ever claimed the body was a pirate as well. "

Thus ought he to have been treated. Perhaps a few destroyers stationed nearby to keep the riffraff from claiming his remains, too.

Ulises from CA

Kristopher said...

Ulises:

The Navy did exactly the right thing. Take a DNA sample, identify the body, and then a burial at sea.

As much as I would liked to have seen him fed alive to pigs, we are supposed to be better than that.

The loons can howl all they want for a longform death certificate.

As for his family's complaints, they are welcome to place their tort against that of the victims of 9-11.

David said...

I'm torn here. And given the opportuntity to make the call I'm not sure which way I would go:

1. Do what we did - Shoot, collect evidence, bury at sea, then gloat.

2. Shoot him, collect evidence, bury him at sea, swear all involved to secrecy, say nothing and then let our spook network enjoy watching our enemies play their new "Where's Osama?" game.

We spent 10 years looking for him, let them spend a decade looking for him also.

WindRider said...

What, 3 wives don't qualify as 'relatives'?

Cargosquid said...

They're wondering how he died?

Heck, there's even a song about it now: http://youtu.be/PgJ8bjsVv28

Martin Short and his Singing SEALs

Anonymous said...

Cause of death: acute lead poisoning.

"No need to page Dr. House to sleuth this one out.

It might have been Lupus."

It's never Lupus.

Anonymous said...

@Kristopher
Yes, we live in a more civilized age and acted accordingly. It was legal. It showed prudence. Had the deceased not reached for something during the event, he would be awaiting trial by judge today. (I don't see how anyone could seat a jury in his case and Judge Judy would have to recuse herself on this one, too.)

That said, I stand by what I wrote. If the deceased acted like a bloodthirsty pirate, then he ought to go out as one! The brutality of the age was meant to deter the activities of it. I could've gone with the tried and true Roman method: Slit the throat and crucify the body, as did Julius Caesar.

Ulises from CA.

Pathfinder said...

Quote: ""We maintain that arbitrary killing is not a solution to political problems and crime's adjudication as justice must be seen to be done," the statement said."

Wasn't it von Clauswitz who said that war is just politics by other means?

gandalf23 said...

It's just a shame we didn't get him alive and give him a gender change operation, then kill him.