A swift bullet to the head is not justice

A swift bullet to the head is not justice

Osama Bin Laden's final moments were thus: In the middle of the night our guys break in his house, he uses a woman as a human shield against them (gentlemanly!) and then his world goes dark. Barely painful. 

Geez, why didn't they just give him a few extra dozes of Ambien and brush his hair? Maybe sing him lullabyes while he drifts off for good during late-night TV? Sorry, but justice for the attacks on 9/11 look more like, say, sending him to American prison on a day they decide to hand out steak knives at lunch. I like my justice served hot!
The truth is killing him doesn't undo his crimes. It doesn't bring back the people he's killed. The only "justice" that could have been accomplished would have been his capture and torture. I'm not really a killin'n'torturin' type myself, which is why throwing him to the dogs has an appeal. They could have released him at a monster truck rally on veterans' night or dropped him off in Humbolt Park at 3:00 AM in a stalled BMW. Get creative, people! Get him a ticket to the Kid Rock concert and put him in the mosh pit. (Have you ever been to a Kid Rock concert? Not much brown skin around but lots of guys with pocket knives.)
Quick side story! I knew a kid named Moshner who swore to me in 1998 that they named the mosh pit after him. HAHAHA.
All I'm saying is Bin Laden's dead body does nothing for me. Congrats to the President and the team that found him, I just wish we could have had a word with him before he went. Perhaps that word could have been live-streamed from an all-female detention center with him dressed like a Bratz doll. What? Like that wouldn't scare you shitless.
*Shout-out to Cin!

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  • Speaking of all-female detention centers.....news coming out that it was Bin Laden's teenage wife that sealed his fate by calling him out by name when SEAL Team Six dropped in da house.

    Damn, women over there can't keep quite too.

  • In reply to gwill:

    The teenage wife that he used as a shield for his 54-year-old body during combat? Clearly it was a marriage based on mutual interests and respect.

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    It was in her pre-nup

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    Yes, I'm assuming it's the same lucky girl, unless bin Laden had a deep bench of teenage women/shields.

    But rest assured, other than drunk frat boys roaming Wrigleyville on a warm Friday night, al-Qaeda guys have a much different definition of Chivalry than most dudes here.

  • In reply to gwill:

    Even the cops in Wrigleyville are Chads. Like, what girl is going to actually respond to cat calling from an effing on-duty cop?

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    A hooker?

  • In reply to gwill:

    It's true that it was probably easier for OBL to die this way than suffer for years inside the justice system. I am glad, however, he is no more and our tax dollars won't pay for his incarceration and trial, and that not one Navy Seal died in the process. Sadly though it doesn't bring any of his victims back to life. But, I'm hoping it's the start of the end of al Qaeda. So hoping.

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    I would have dropped him off in Lower Manhattan during the second week of September...but that is just me. Wherever he is, I doubt the 72 Virgins are along for the ride...but, I do hope a big guy named Bubba is.

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    What a relief...a little less evil in this world.

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    I've got a feeling that there aren't any Velvet Lynxxs in the Special Forces. I'll admit that I am not in them, either.

    Supposedly, the Special Forces told him to surrender, and he got out a gun, and there was a firefight. So, they did their job and stuck two bullets in his head (according to ABC News). As you note, he was a chicken bleep and hid behind one of his many wives.

    As far as justice, well he got the message before being sent to oblivion, that the U.S., on whom he crapped (to put it mildly) for 20 years finally got him. What did you want--another hand-wringing by Eric Holder in Justice whether to transport him to Thomson, Illinois, whether waterboarding is legal (apparently it did get something out of Khalid Sheik Mohammed), and whether he should get a civilian trial in the Southern District of New York? That may be justice, but it won't bring back the 3000 dead, either.

    It is fine that the Tribune gives a forum to callow youth. However, I would prefer to hear from former Governor Jesse the Body Ventura, who was a Navy Seal. When you get back from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, let us know.

  • In reply to jack:

    Oh, you mean they wouldn't really dress him up as a Bratz doll? Shoot. That was my callow youth side being SO NAIVE ;)

    I'm sure they have their reasons. Notice I wrote this a full day ago and much more info has come out since, like that he was shot in the chest *before* the eye and that the instructions from his own camp were to kill him if capture was imminent. What I thought was a little odd was that he was the last to die - they really could have just captured him. But whatever. I'm sure there is a whole novel of facts the CIA isn't giving the media.

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    He was unarmed: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/white-house-corrects-bin-laden-narrative/

  • In reply to LittleAlex:

    Hm, the details keep changing. I'm glad they got him, but if he was unarmed and the last to die of his camp, they could have questioned him before throwing him to street justice in an American penn. Please. His head would be on a stick in prison before lunch.

    Edited to add: Not that I'm some kind of military expert - I do trust Obama and the CIA know what they are doing and I'm not sure they owe us any more information.

  • In reply to LittleAlex:

    VJ is over due for a meds eval.

  • In reply to jkatze:

    Thank you for contributing such substance to this conversation. Asshole.

  • In reply to VelvetMinxx:

    Bahaha... it took me forever to figure out who "VJ" is. Let the haters keep on hatin', LOSER!

  • In reply to AbbysMom813:

    Me too - I was like "video jockey?" Guess who was raised on MTV!

  • In reply to LittleAlex:

    We keep trying to impose our beliefs and our notions of justice on a part of the world where justice is meted out from a gun barrel.

    The terrorists who killed thousands of innocent, non-combatants on 9/11 don't give a rat's behind about 'due process' or our Bill of Rights. In fact, they consider those things weaknesses in us that they can exploit.

    So when you ask whether or not a 'bullet to the head' was justice, you need to frame the question in the context of a radical terrorist. In THAT framework, the answer is 'yes.'

  • In reply to LittleAlex:

    To work for peace one must oppose hegemony and power politics.The conventional wisdom was that Jordan should be the second Arab state to make peace.Some Israeli politicians speak of another objective: to show ordinary Palestinians that Bin Laden is the obstacle to peace and prosperity.

  • In reply to LittleAlex:

    There's a few reasons it was good for him to have died the way he did. First off, this way no liberal judge can decide to give him a joke of a sentence as long as he promises to be good. Also, if he were to be held somewhere, the terrorists could try to free him or take lots of hostages and offer an exchange. And there's also the fact that if we gave him the death he deserved, the muslim clerics would use it as a way of showing their followers what monsters we must be and turning even more of them into terrorists.

  • In reply to seldon913:

    GREAT point about hostages. Although I'm not sure who they could take for an even exchange, but that would be a mess in any case.

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