Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama bin Laden dead?

Osama bin Laden-- shot in the head during a CIA operation in Pakistan? If this is true, then my first reaction is: fucking FINALLY. My next reaction is: when do we hoist his body on a pike and display his pig-gnawed corpse on the White House lawn?

President Obama is supposed to speak about this in a few minutes. I anticipate a diarrhetic torrent of commentary to ensue.

Numerological significance: September 11, 2011 marks the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 attack. For now, at least, we can call bin Laden's death propitious, but as I just wrote on Twitter:


Bin Laden dead? Hooray if true, but that's just one head on the hydra. Keep slashing away and cauterizing neck stumps.

Oh, and never for a moment believe that you can make the hydra your friend. The hydra's way ahead of well-meaning folk who think that way.


Sorry if this sentiment offends a portion of my meager readership, but I'm sure you recall that this son of a bitch was instrumental in the deaths of nearly 3000 of my countrymen-- and yours, too, if you're an American. Allow me my moment of grim satisfaction.

UPDATE: President Obama says no Americans hurt in the operation that killed bin Laden. Good. "We must and will remain vigilant at home and abroad... [bin Laden's] demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity." Amen to that.



Nathan B. said...

I'm delighted!

John from Daejeon said...

Really, buried at sea! No body makes this hard to prove.

Kevin Kim said...

Eh wot? Osama's been buried at sea? I doubt it-- and I hope not.

Kevin Kim said...

Whoa-- they are indeed saying he's been buried at sea. That sucks.

John from Daejeon said...

Not only does it suck, but it makes the doubters among us think that this could be no more than an election ploy by a President seeking a second term as his approval numbers dip while gas prices continue to climb.

For all we "really" know, he could have been dead for years as we have no body to verify this recent death with.

Very poor decision to not have a body. Did he not learn anything after all those years of birth cerificate nonsense?

John from Daejeon said...

Here it comes! Already a fake photo is online.