Monday, May 2, 2011

Forget About the Pictures....

...Gun Shy wants to see the helmet cam footage...

that is, of the SEAL who got Bin Laden in his sights and squeezed it off.

Some readers might think, "Hey Gun Shy, isn't that a little bit cruel?" Nope. If the powers to be a going to stand around wringing their hands and hemming and hawing about showing us the pictures, because supposedly they are too graphic, the release the helmet cam footage up to the point of impact of the round (for the faint) and the full footage for everyone else should clear up the matter for anyone who has questions. I would love to see the look on Bin Laden's face through the lens of the helmet cam right before his hair got parted. It would be a great "oh $hit" moment...

If you click here, you will see some footage of another Tier One Special Operations Team in action that would be very similar to the helmet cam footage from the recent operation.

Below is the account that went along with the video:

A group of US Army Special Forces, the Delta Force perform a rescue mission on four hostages in a raid after staking out their captors' hideout for a day the first military rescue of foreigners caught up in Iraq's wave of kidnappings. This is the account from the Polish prisoner - Jerzy Kos:

Blinking through the blinding dust kicked up by helicopter rotors, Jerzy Kos saw soldiers bursting through the iron door of the house where he was held captive in Iraq. Then, they reassured him: "Don't worry, we are Americans."

The Polish businessman recounted his rescue from Iraqi kidnappers, along with three Italians, after an emotional homecoming at the Warsaw airport that left his voice trembling.

One of the Italians, Umberto Cupertino, gave a similar account on his return home, saying an American soldier cut the bonds on his wrist, said in English, "You're mine," and led him to a helicopter.

Kos, 64, a construction company director, described the rescue as a "fast and unexpected" operation.

He and the Italians were imprisoned in a house in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, until Tuesday, when they and their captors heard helicopters approaching. The door was then blown in, kicking up a dust cloud and knocking the hostages to the ground.

"There was lots of dust and you couldn't see through it. When I opened my eyes, I saw American soldiers," he said. "They said, `Don't worry, we are Americans.' They held our hands and we ran to the helicopter -- I will remember that for the rest of my life."

"They did it perfectly," Kos said at a news conference.

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