Sunday, September 2, 2012

Navy SEAL's Firsthand Account Of Osama Bin Laden's Death

Cynthia R. Fagen at the New York Post offers a piece from No Easy Day, a book by a former Navy SEAL who participated in the raid that killed Public Enemy Number One, Osama bin Laden's lair.

Navy SEAL Mark Owen had his H&K 416 rifle laser trained on the front door of the guesthouse in the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden had hidden for years.

The latch would not open. There were sheets covering the windows and bars too narrow to slip through. Owen was just peeling off an adhesive strip on a charge to blow the lock when someone inside the house opened fire with an AK-47, bullets whizzing just over Owen’s head.

“The first rounds,” Owen writes, “always surprise the s--t out of you.”

... It was May 2, 2011. Not 10 minutes had passed since 22 SEALs had infiltrated bin Laden’s secret compound in Abbottabad to kill or capture the world’s most-wanted terrorist — a tale now recounted in “No Easy Day: The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL” (Penguin) by Owen, a pseudonym used by one of the members of the team.

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