Friday, May 13, 2011

Why was bin Laden buried at sea?

In a recent Time magazine article, it is mentioned that bin Laden's body was buried at sea*, because a land burial site would have been turned into a shrine that would have attracted terrorists.

"But the lingering question is, Why at sea? The official said that finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world's most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, so the decision was made to bury bin Laden at sea. Furthermore, one suspects that the U.S. would not have wanted there to be a grave site for fear of it turning into a place of worship for bin Laden's followers."


This is a stupid reason.

Had bin Laden's burial place been turned into a shrine by his followers, we could have known exactly where to find them. Now, instead, we have no fraking clue where they are. They missed their chance to take the needle out of the haystack, and they blew it (when they could have blown up his followers instead).

Really fraking brilliant. They flushed a really good booby trap lure down a toilet.

*side note; people aren't technically "buried" at sea, they're actually just dumped overboard. The English language is silly like that.

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