Much has been said since the death of Bin Laden about how the aftermath was handled. And yes, there are already conspiracy theorists popping up. Are they the deathers–the ones who don’t believe he is really dead?
Currently the debate is whether to release the photos of dead Osama Bin Laden. Are the pictures too gross? Will his followers get them and martyr him even further? Or is it just in bad taste? According to CNN, 56% of Americans want to see the pictures of him dead.
What do you think?
The mayor of Virginia Beach wants to honor the Navy Seals who killed Bin Laden. The secret military unit deploys out of a tiny military installation at Dam Neck, Virginia, right outside Virginia Beach. The problem with the mayor’s plans is, the unit is too secretive for the mayor to know who they are or how to find them. That’s just the way that unit works.
The Washington Post had a very interesting article about Navy SEALs:
But while such discretion is a prerequisite for covert operations, it raises practical hurdles for a mayor who is used to the cheering crowds that welcome home aircraft carriers to the naval base in Norfolk.
“This community is extremely proud. I’d like to come up with a way to have a city celebration of some kind. If we can!” said Sessoms, whose initial thought was to include the SEALs in the city’s “Patriotic Festival” in June. “But it’s challenging.”
Other Virginia politicians were able to overlook such details, satisfied with the knowledge that that men who killed bin Laden had a connection to the Old Dominion state. Former Republican Senator and current candidate George Allen tweeted: “As Virginians were hit at the Pentagon on 9-11 & USS Cole, it is appropriate that a VA-based SEAL team brought justice directly to #Osama.”