GSGV: I was asking too much.

Just for a bit of class. Let’s be respectful today, you know? No B.S.

The sad-funny part is that there were 2 kinds of people who day watching what was happening: The ones that were fidgeting and wondering what was next and what would become of them, and the those who went straight to their safes or closets or drawers, pulled out a gun and stood ready to face whatever unknown was coming.

Book Review: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden.

If you are an information freak like me, you will find the book a bit disappointing. The amount of information in the book is restricted to what the author experienced and if you are looking for the “big picture” or the intelligence efforts tracking Bin Laden, you are not gonna find it here.

Still it is a decent read in its narrow scope. There is always new information about SEALs that one not in the fan club will learn (I did not know about the 4 tube NVGs for example) and his account of his part of the the mission itself shows how things never go as planned but how proper training can overcome almost any situation.

The book does contradict the official version of the death of OBL and I for one will take sides with the author that Bin Laden stupidly played peek-a-boo and lost. You don’t act like Punxsutawney Phil when SEALs are raiding your house or you are bound to get a terminal headache. So why the White House hinted that OBL was armed? I am guessing they had the George Lucas PC Syndrome and could not have Han Solo shoot first even if it is a bad guy who will have no problem shredding you with a dull razor. The author also tells that top officials were vying for the capture more than the elimination and made that very clear to the participants of the raid demonstrating that political stupidity will seep and contaminate anything you may want to do unless you are ready to caulk it.

Is it then a bad book? Not at all. If you are expecting a Mark Bowden book, you will be disappointed otherwise is a well written one-man account of the operation within a very narrow scope. Maybe one day Mr. Bowden will give us a full scope book about what it took to bring Geronimo down.

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden is available in cellulose format at bookstores everywhere and in Kindle version for those like my wife who are Kindle freak fans.

And this is why I want my wife to carry.







via I debated whether or not to share this story.

The Little Blonde is all but 4’11” and even though she has a stare that can melt steel and an attitude that will scare most linebackers, there is always the random psycho out there that will not understand the word NO unless is accompanied by the proper ballistic enhancement.

Nothing says “Please stop now” than a jacketed hollow point traveling at 1,200 fps through assaulting flesh.