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Details on the Bin Laden raid


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Beautifully written article. Nice to see journalism with facts, intelligence, point of view, perspective...all the stuff typical news media lacks nowadays. Hats off to the gigantic balls shown by everyone from the president to the triggerman and everyone in between. You don't need to be a democrat or an Obama fan to appreciate the incredible risk the president took as commander-in-chief. Carter failed at such a mission and never overcame the stigma. Kicking a$$ and taking names, shooting, porn, electronics and giant gambles...very American, and very cool.

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The Americans hurried toward the bedroom door. The first SEAL pushed it open. Two of bin Laden’s wives had placed themselves in front of him. Amal al-Fatah, bin Laden’s fifth wife, was screaming in Arabic. She motioned as if she were going to charge; the SEAL lowered his sights and shot her once, in the calf. Fearing that one or both women were wearing suicide jackets, he stepped forward, wrapped them in a bear hug, and drove them aside. He would almost certainly have been killed had they blown themselves up, but by blanketing them he would have absorbed some of the blast and potentially saved the two SEALs behind him. In the end, neither woman was wearing an explosive vest.

And they say there's no such thing as altruism. Bravery at its finest. God I love our military. SO freaking badass.

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