Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden, Dead

  • Letters of Marque and Reprisal, as advocated by Congressman Ron Paul in the Air Piracy Reprisal and Capture Act of 2001, would have done the job after all, and at a far cheaper price than the "two Middle East wars that have lead to the deaths of thousands of Americans, millions of Arabs [sic], and whose explicit costs run well over $1,250,000,000,000" — Death of a Bogey Man.

  •'s Justin Raimondo reminds us of his "Kill ‘em — and get out!" article of September 28, 2001 — We Got Him — Time to Bring the Troops Home.

  • "The most likely conclusion is that the Pakistani Deep State was hiding Osama from us," writes Steve Sailer, "while collecting billions to claim to help hunt for him in the anarchic Northwest Territories" — Breaking News: Pakistan's Deep State SCAMMED Uncle Sam. "This is a crime against America of historic proportions. How many Americans have died hunting for Osama in the far-off mountains while he was being hosted in comfort in Pakistan's inner circle?"

  • "At the news of the death of Osama, thousands of young Americans gathered to celebrate in front of the White House" — Osama Bin Laden is killed. U.S. celebrates, fear in Pakistan.

  • "Faced with the death of a man, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibility of each and every one of us before God and before man, and hopes and commits himself so that no event be an opportunity for further growth of hatred, but for peace" — Vatican "not rejoicing" over death of Osama Bin Laden.

  • "US officials say Osama bin Laden's swift burial complies with Islamic custom, although burial at sea is uncommon for Muslims" — Bin Laden's body buried at sea. [To be fair, burial at sea is uncommon for most other religions as well.]
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    OpenID danightman said...

    Does that mean we can remove the pornotron and groping routine at our airports so Americans can travel unmolested again?

    Oh, wait. I guess that's still a fantasy in post-Osama America.

    OTOH, I thought that guy was dead already, but apparently he had himself a nice cushy mansion to be shot up in (and nobody noticed?). Guess he got his standard retirement package, though I suspect that now those that called him dead will now say, no, he's really alive afterall.

    8:23 PM  
    Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

    Thou ominous and fearful owl of death,
    Our nation's terror and their bloody scourge!
    The period of thy tyranny approacheth. [...]
    On either hand thee there are squadrons pitch'd,
    To wall thee from the liberty of flight;
    And no way canst thou turn thee for redress,
    But death doth front thee with apparent spoil
    And pale destruction meets thee in the face.
    -- William Shakespeare, 1 Henry VI

    3:04 AM  
    OpenID danightman said...

    I like the burial at sea part. Nice "Chicago Way" touch to the whole affair, and can only be topped by learning that received concrete footwear for his internment.

    Yep, he's "sleeping with the fishes," to use a Chicago turn of phase.

    9:56 AM  

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