Tuesday, May 3, 2011


[EDIT:  This post is not intended to exploit the SEAL's in any way, shape, or form.  As a veteran of two foreign wars, I completely understand the concept of volunteer service.  This post was used merely  as a tool to illustrate the obscene lack of wealth parity in this country.]


On April 29, 2011, President Obama gave the order for U.S. Navy SEAL's to invade Abbottabad, Pakistan and killed Osama Bin Laden.  Congratulations to everyone who played such a vital role in eliminating this villain from our planet.  Thank you to the SEAL's, all of the troops, intelligence agencies, 9/11 First Responders, and the many others that contributed.

Unfortunately, the capture was followed by many unsettleing questions.  Why didn't Pakistan inform us that he was there?  They had to have known where he was.  Bin Laden was found in a compound just north of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.  What is even more unsettleing is that this structure was located just 3,000 feet from Pakistan's equivilalent to our West Point Academy.  His compound, which cost over $1,000,000 to construct, has security walls exceeding 16 feet, barbed concertina wire along its perimeter, and is eight times larger than any surrounding structure.  There is no way that Pakistan did not know that he was there. 

And all this after they got upset that we wanted them to disclose how they were spending the billions of dollars we have given them.  The U.S. gives Pakistan over two billion dollars a year on average and is slated to give them almost $3B in 2012. 

 This should get interesting...

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