Good Luck Spinning This One

“A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him. Bin Laden apparently was shot in the head when he looked out of his bedroom door into the top-floor hallway of his compound as SEALs rushed up a narrow stairwell in his direction.” [AP/WaPo]


So they shot an unarmed, 50 year-old, Middle Eastern man in a bathrobe in his own home–do they think they’re the Los Angeles police?

@¡Andrew!: Lately, our finest have concentrated on beating the crap out of young, Black skateboarders in their own front yards.

In other news of the region, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake has just been reported in Yorba Linda, birthplace of Tricky Dick Nixon. I’m waiting for Lefty to weigh in as to whether the earthquake swarm near the Mexican border is moving north, and whether I should sleep in a tent in my back yard for a while.

@Dodgerblue: earthquake swarm

Killer bees!

I seem to be the only person in Sandy Eggo who felt Sunday’s wiggle. About on par with a truck driving past.

@Dodgerblue: Linky no worky.

The Seattle PD has adopted a similar policy of shooting first, beating second, and never asking any questions. It’s gotten so bad that the (In)justice Despotment is involved and has set up official monitoring. Ooooooh a monitoring board is definitely gonna scare the crap outta our city’s neo-fascist, militarized, right-wing, amphetamine-huffing, deaf and mute homeless man shooting (yes, this really happened), bad lieutenants.

well kudos to Navy Seal for cashing in before all his operation buddies retire and all the troops return from middle east. /snark

Do you honestly think most Americans would care if they’d made him beg for his life on his knees while the SEALs shoved a gun barrel into his mouth? Frankly, I wouldn’t. All I have to do is think of the people jumping from the WTC. He deserved whatever he got. The only thing I see them getting in trouble for is being so namby-pamby about killing him.
Feel free to revoke my liberal credentials.

@Mistress Cynica: It’s not that Osama was killed instead of arrested–though an actual trial would have gone a long way towards restoring at least an ounce of credibility to our nation’s criminal justice system–it’s the fact that we were lied to again, repeatedly, and for no clear reasons.

Obligatory conspiracy shout out: They can’t even produce a body!

@stickler: Because the trained seal’s version of Osama’s assassination differs significantly from the official version. They can’t both be right, and I’m actually inclined to believe neither.

The official version is out there for propaganda purposes, and the trained seal’s gotta juice up his tale to sell his book and satisfy his profit motive. My instinct is that the seal’s version is closest to the truth though… if Osama is actually dead, that is.

Yes, but the thing is OSB is dead, and that’s all people care about really. Now let’s all chant “U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A!”

@Dodgerblue: Did you check your earthquake preparedness kit and buy some more water like I suggested?

@¡Andrew!: ha!

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