No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy Seal: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
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The #1 New York Times bestselling first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy SEAL who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments. From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden’s compound, operator Mark Owen of the U...
- The Autobiography of a Navy Seal
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden is available. I recommend that you get your copy as soon as possible.
Here are a few points:
1) Media was happily eating up everything the Obama administration leaking to them. They were taking and spreading the information without question. Now they are all upset about this book. Why? Why question the Seal who is giving a first hand account of the mission as it happened when you are not questioning an administration who is leaking information for personal gain? If you thought the media loved the whistleblowers, you are half-right. Phony media embraces whistleblowers when the administration is Republican and persecutes them when the administration is Democrat.
2) Why did the administration's version made it look like Osama Bin Laden fought back? What is in our nation's best interest? Letting the jihadis know that their hero was a "pussy" and was not willing to fight although he was sending them to their certain death for years or telling them he was a fighter? Why not publicize this? Here is how the book describes Obama's last moments:
He hadn’t even prepared a defense. He had no intention of fighting. He asked his followers for decades to wear suicide vests or fly planes into buildings, but didn’t even pick up his weapon. In all of my deployments, we routinely saw this phenomenon. The higher up the food chain the targeted individual was, the bigger a pussy he was. The leaders were less willing to fight. It is always the young and impressionable who strap on the explosives and blow themselves up.
Bin Laden knew we were coming when he heard the helicopter. I had more respect for Ahmed al-Kuwaiti in the guesthouse because at least he tried to defend himself and his family. Bin Laden had more time to prepare than the others, and yet he still didn’t do anything. Did he believe his own message? Was he willing to fight the war he asked for? I don’t think so. Otherwise, he would have at least gotten his gun and stood up for what he believed. There is no honor in sending people to die for something you won’t even fight for yourself.
Isn't this account more helpful to us? If the administration knew it why weren't they going public with it?
3) As the author explains it this book will give credit to those who earned it. The mission was a team effort. It also tells the true story of the mission. The question is again if the administration was going to make up a story of the mission why didn't they make one that truly benefits us?