Thursday, May 05, 2011

Why Osama wasn't Taken Alive, and Justifiably So.

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Osama said he would never be taken alive. Given his history, it would not be unreasonable to assume that the compound might be completely rigged with enough explosives to insure a good martyrdoom for Osama.

In short, the SEALS knew that at any second the whole place might go up. In fact, it might have even been rigged to go off if Osama died.

My guess would be that they got to Osama in less than three minutes, and the rest of the time was spent photographic the place and gathering every piece of electronic storage media they could find. Going into this mission, they must have realized that an Osama Doomsday device could wipe them all out.

Thus, a 1:30 am attack, hoping that Osama would not be able to wake up and arm such a device.

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