Sunday, August 7, 2011

American Gangsters

For those of you who haven't read it, the New Yorker piece on the Osama raid. You can read the full version by clicking on the title.

"The Americans hurried toward the bedroom door. The first SEAL pushed it open. Two of bin Laden’s wives had placed themselves in front of him. Amal al-Fatah, bin Laden’s fifth wife, was screaming in Arabic. She motioned as if she were going to charge; the SEAL lowered his sights and shot her once, in the calf. Fearing that one or both women were wearing suicide jackets, he stepped forward, wrapped them in a bear hug, and drove them aside. He would almost certainly have been killed had they blown themselves up, but by blanketing them he would have absorbed some of the blast and potentially saved the two SEALs behind him."

1 comment:

  1. This isn't really related, except maybe because Jay-Z once made an album called American Gangster, but it also isn't worth its own post.

    The single worst mash-up of all time. Jay-Z and Hot Chip. So incredible its almost artful.