Been a while since I had a positive one for this category, huh? There were a couple of weeks that I was so frustrated with not being able to find a non-Bungles that I just skipped the entry altogether. Not that anyone probably noticed except for me. Anyway, that certainly was not the cast with the historic event that transpired this week. And there should be no doubt who gets the nod.
I had mentioned earlier this week how ecstatic I was for our POTUS that we got Bin Laden during his administration. Despite how much the same typical folks will say the credit goes to the administration before him too, I could care less. It happened during President Obama's watch. It was the intelligence of his administration that made it possible. Period. However, he was the one that gave the order. The folks who carried out were just as crucial.
That's where the Navy SEALs come in.
More details are slowly coming out surrounding the mission that took out Bin Laden. Of course we will never know the FULL details as that could possibly end up compromising future intelligence missions. But the one thing that was immediately known was the fact that this daring mission was completed by none other than the Navy SEALs. These cats have become so renown for their deeds of heroism that whenever we think of an impossible covert operation that has to be completed we automatically assume they are involved. Most of the time it's a correct assumption.
And it wasn't even good enough that they were SEALs. Apparently the team that pulled this off-- known as Team Six --is the most elite of all the SEALs. The A-Team if you will. So as far as the SEALs go, these guys were the SEALs of the SEALs. These are the guys that the other SEALs look up to. Okay...they probably don't look up to them per se, but they dang sure aspire to be them since they are the starting line-up.
The most impressive thing about the mission was the efficiency with which it was completed. There were up to 40 SEALs involved with the raid on the compound. They were in and out in a total of less than 40 minutes. Less time then it takes for me to get to work. And not a single U.S. casualty. The only thing lost in the mission was a helicopter and that's only because of some type of malfunction. Which still baffles me because what a jacked up time for a helicopter to break.
Because of the nature of the job that these SEALs do, we will never know the identities of the men involved. They operate in anonymity for a purpose. We're supposed to appreciate the serurity they provide without trying to put any individual over another. However, it's rather hard not to do that when it's obvious these men are something special. Whoever they are, I know I am not alone in thanking them profusely for putting their lives on the line in making sure that Bin Laden met the ending he deserved.