Sunday, November 6, 2011

Real Story Of SEAL Team 6's Mission To Kill Bin Laden

Susannah Cahalan at the New York Post wrote a story about the new book on the Navy SEALs raid on the Osama bin Laden compound in Pakistan.

It was 1 a.m. on May 2 in Abbottabad, Pakistan, when Osama bin Laden felt his house shake.

The terror boss -- the man who had killed thousands and proudly masterminded the 9/11 attacks -- jumped from under his comfortable blankets in a panic and struggled through a sleepy haze to figure out what was going on.

He had a $25 million bounty on his head. But this compound -- with its stark, dirty rooms and grandmother’s-house odor -- had been a safe haven for years.

That was all about to end. The Navy SEALS had come for him.

The book, called SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission To Kill  Osama bin Laden, (St Martin's Press) was written by a former member of SEAL Team Six, Chuck Pfarrer.

I received a copy of SEAL Team Geronimo yesterday and I look forward to reading the book. I've read and liked Pfarrer's previous books, Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy SEAL, and Killing Che, a novel about the mission to capture and kill Communist guerrilla Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Boliva in 1967. 

“He had 90 seconds to live,” writes Chuck Pfarrer, a former SEAL Team Six commander in his new book, “Seal Target Geronimo,” which provides a never-before-seen look into the inner workings of the mission to take out Osama bin Laden.

The accounts in the book -- which differ from the official government version in many details -- come from the very SEALS who were on the mission, to whom Pfarrer had special access.

“This book is for the amazing guys who deserve better and the American people who deserve to know better,” the author, who claims he was involved in SEAL preparations leading up to the raid, told The Post

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