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Osama Bin Laden Buried At Sea — A Mistake?

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Monday, May 2, 2011, 8: 59 AM

I understand the thinking was that they didn’t want his burial site to become a shrine, so they dumped him in the ocean. But that might have some unintended consequences. From Michael Yon’s Facebook Page:

Major mistake. OBL was/is a powerful cult figure who has vanished with no “death certificate.” His body should have been displayed. The only thing more powerful than a living cult leader is one who disappears off the face of the earth. Making his body disappear was a deadly blunder that plays straight into the hero myth. Joseph Campbell couldn’t have written a more terrible ending.

Yon is right.  OBL’s body should have been hanged from a large tree or the yardarm of a vessel.   Or sewn into a pigskin and the whole bundle hung up for display.  Brooding dark photos taken for wide decimation, to show the ignominy that terrorists earn for themselves and to graphically proclaim  we’ll get them, eventually.

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  1. Ken Spiker said, on Monday, May 2, 2011, 12: 22 PM at 12:22 PM

    Like Mossolini; nobody ever claimed he was still alive.


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