This burial at sea stuff... in itself I don't care. Crab food is all his corpse is good for. However, the timeline is bugging me. They shoot the dude, drag him into a chopper, then take a long chopper ride back to Kabul, about 400 miles. They unload the body, take reams of photographs and video, perform an autopsy (no matter what they say, you know they did this), take a bunch of tissue samples for DNA analysis... among other things... then load the body up back into a chopper, fly some 1,200-1,500 miles to the nearest carrier group, then go through a complete Islamic-based burial prep... all within 24 hours? I don't know how fast choppers fly, but even at 100 miles per hour it would have taken 20 hours from Islamabad to Kabul and Kabul to the Arabian Sea.
I'm not buying it. That's the "show how we respect Islamic tradition" version for public distribution. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't in cold storage at a top secret military facility waiting for the DNA and other tests to be completed before being flown back over the ocean and dumped out of a chopper.
I'm not saying that's what happened, but logic tells me that the time required for that scenario makes the 24-hour turnaround a bit suspect.
Last edited by DiAnna; 05-02-11 at 10:57 PM.
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Not trying to be a Debbie Downer but those that think sending this prick into the sea will result in no shrines are fooling themselves.
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When I first heard he was buried at sea, I thought, brilliant, It makes it impossible to make his burial place a shrine but then they will make a shrine of the place he was killed, or where ever they want if that is the objective.
I think to announce that he was buried at sea will be seen as a desecration and might make it more likely that he will be made some kind of a martyr, I have no idea how to avoid this out come.
Unfortunately there is no safe way to avoid making a martyr out of a mass murderer who is a radical Islamic self proclaimed saviour of the Cult of Islam.
It's a hard thing to combat and there is no easy way to end the life of such a person and avoid the inevitable outcome we now face.
I have been involved reporting murders and and mass murder and this is a unique case.
I wish there were a safe and easy way to avoid this but, I cannot think of a way. This might be the best way to deal with this bastard.
I have nothing but respect for the team that killed this scum bag.
And I have to say Obama surprised me in this case. It is the first time he did the right thing.
"Action expresses priorities."