The SEALS are an elite band of soldiers used in special ops missions
“U.S. Navy SEALS train in this undated file photo. The SEALS are an elite band of soldiers used in special ops missions.” Photo by Miguel Salmeron / Getty Images. From ABC News.
Normals Need Not Apply
“Only a tiny percentage of those who apply to be a Navy SEAL ever make it through the rigorous training program. Most participants drop out before the end of Hell Week, a five-day period in which they sleep for a total of four hours. Here, successful Hell Week graduates practice what are known as ‘Over the Beach evolutions’ in May 2004.” Photo by Eric S. Logsdon / U.S. Navy via Getty Images. From Slate.
White House Situation Room
“President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.” Photo by Pete Souza, The White House. From CBS News.
President Obama Announces the Death of Bin Laden
Photo by Chuck Kennedy, May 1, 2011. From The White House.
Crowds at the White House
“A crowd gathers on May 2, 2011, to celebrate the announcement of bin Laden’s death.” Photo by Brooks Kraft / Corbis for TIME. From TIME Magazine.
Ground Zero, New York City
“Servicemen hang on a lamppost and cheer in celebration after the White House announced that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was killed.” Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images. From TIME Magazine.
Revelers celebrate on Pennsylvania Avenue
“Revelers celebrate on Pennsylvania Avenue on May 2, 2011.” Photo by Brooks Kraft / Corbis for TIME. From TIME Magazine.
Students Gathered at the Fence of the White House
“Students gathered at the fence on the north side of the White House, posed for photographs, chanted “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” after President Obama announced the death of bin Laden in a late-evening statement to the press from the East Room of the White House on May 1, 2011.” Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images. From TIME Magazine.
“A man at the White House carries a portrait and a folded flag.” Photo by Brooks Kraft / Corbis for TIME. From TIME Magazine.
“Here’s the REAL photo of Bin Laden dead. I swear I did NOT Photoshop this.”
Someone had to have the courage. Rendering by Steven S., May 4, 2011.
“Marvel Comic Situation Room”
This is how we felt about our leaders on May 1, 2011. Rendering by Josh Rogin.
This is in case our leaders need to attend a Royal Wedding next. Rendering by Delrayser.
“McKayla Is Not Impressed”
“Top Ten Final Words of Osama bin Laden”
The Late Show with David Letterman, May 2, 2011 (YouTube video)
“Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue”
And finally, a song for the day by Toby Keith (YouTube video)
The White House
Chuck Kennedy, May 1, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Dead: The Navy SEALs Who Hunted and Killed Al Qaeda Leader
Michael Murray, ABC News, May 2, 2011
Obama monitored Osama bin Laden attack in real time
Stephanie Condon, CBS News, May 2, 2011
Celebrating the Death of Osama bin Laden
Time Magazine, May 2, 2011
No Bark, All Bite
“The SEALs who brought down Osama Bin Laden are part of a top secret force. A slide show of the elite Navy program.”
Heather Murphy, Slate, May 3, 2011
Here’s the REAL photo of Bin Laden dead. I swear I did NOT Photoshop this.
Steven S., May 4, 2011
Wanted — Dead, Alive or Photoshopped
David W. Dunlap, The New York Times – Lens, May 4, 2011
The Marvel comic edition of the Situation Room Osama photo
Josh Rogin, YFrog, May 9, 2011
More Navy SEALS:
U.S. Navy SEALs Training
“For weeks, trainees endure grueling mental and physical workouts.”
McKayla Is Not Impressed
Osama Bin Laden Is Dead
John Hudson, The Atlantic Wire, May 1, 2011
U.S. special forces kill Osama bin Laden, President Obama tells nation
CNN Wire Staff, May 2, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Killed By Navy SEALs in Firefight
Brian Ross, Jake Tapper, Richard Esposito, Nick Schifrin, ABC News, May 2, 2011
President’s Vow Fulfilled
Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times, May 2, 2011
Updates on Bin Laden’s Death, May 2
Robert Mackey, J. David Goodman, The New York Times – The Lede, May 2, 2011
Detective Work on Courier Led to Breakthrough on Bin Laden
Mark Mazzetti and Helene Cooper, The New York Times, May 2, 2011
After Uncertainty, a Moment of Triumph in the Situation Room: ‘We’ve IDed Geronimo’
Michael Scherer, TIME, May 2, 2011
Behind the Hunt for Bin Laden – Clues Gradually Led to the Location of Osama Bin Laden
Mark Mazzetti, Helene Cooper, Peter Baker, The New York Times, May 2, 2011
Obama’s focus on Osama bin Laden paid off
John Dickerson, CBS News / Slate, May 2, 2011
Bin Laden’s Death: What This Means for Pakistan’s ISI
Aryn Baker, TIME, May 2, 2011
Finding Bin Laden Raises Questions About Pakistan’s Complicity
Robert Baer, TIME, May 2, 2011
Embarrassed Pakistan says excluded from bin Laden raid
Mark Hosenball and Kamran Haider, Reuters, May 3, 2011
CIA Chief Breaks Silence: Pakistan Would Have Jeopardized bin Laden Raid, ‘Impressive’ Intel Captured
Massimo Calabresi, TIME, May 3, 2011
Osama bin Laden ‘resisted’ assault but was unarmed, U.S. officials say
Greg Miller and Joby Warrick, The Washington Post, May 3, 2011
The bin Laden Raid: Pakistan Feels the Heat of U.S. Mistrust
Omar Waraich, TIME, May 03, 2011
Mistakes Were Made
Mark Halperin, TIME – The Page, May 3, 2011
Farewell to Geronimo
Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, May 3, 2011
I find Friedman’s self-blame suspicious, because it’s so typically hard-line liberal. We shouldn’t blame terrorism on unproven factors.
Bin Laden Raid Revives Debate on Value of Torture
Scott Shane and Charlie Savage, The New York Times, May 3, 2011
Osama bin Laden had cash, was ready to flee
Jonathan Allen, Politico, May 4, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Death Photos Will Not Be Released by President Obama
Jake Tapper, Matthew Jaffe, and Jessica Hopper, ABC News, May 4, 2011
Obama Says He Won’t Release Photos of Bin Laden’s Corpse
Helene Cooper and Mark Landler, The New York Times, May 4, 2011
Attack on Bin Laden Used Stealthy Helicopter That Had Been a Secret
Christopher Drew, The New York Times, May 5, 2011
Data Show Bin Laden Plots – C.I.A. Hid Near Raided House
Mark Mazzetti and Scott Shane, The New York Times, May 5, 2011
Celebrating a Death: Ugly, Maybe, but Only Human
Benedict Carey, The New York Times, May 5, 2011
Yes, “celebrating” bin Laden’s death was very natural, but it was not a matter of “revenge”. It was a sense of increased safety, relief, a reduction in fear, and deterrence to others. The people who thought the “celebration” was unseemly were expressing emotional weakness and a fear of retaliation, not moral sense, kindness toward their fellow human beings, or righteousness.
Killing Evil Doesn’t Make Us Evil
Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, May 7, 2011
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