...the Pentagon is releasing videos of bin Laden that were found in his million dollar hut. One purpose of sending these out to the world, is to diminish the impact of the 'messianic' figure that he had become to many. Some of the videos are 'outtakes' of videos previously released. The one below shows...well it shows an aged man watching himself on a dated TV that sits on a desk I left in the basement of my last house. Not quite the 'spartan' cave some expected, and not the million dollar mansion described, but more like some distant cousin's spare room. (I think they should have got somebody to dub over in a less-than -masculine Arabic voice, "Does that shalwar make my butt look big?" ...and subversive propaganda stuff like that. It would'a worked, people still think J Edgar Hoover was a crossdresser)
In related news, Lt Michael Murphy got a warship named after him. I think it is great that his story is out there. Though the mission was a 'failure', from what Marcus Luttrell says, Murphy and company took down several villages worth of the bad guys on the way out...
...before I read about Murphy I had done a workout named after him. The story goes that it was a favorite workout of his...and now it is an occasional WOD (Workout of the Day) and in some places a charity event.
Run 1 Mile
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
Run 1 Mile
...with a weighted vest.
Instead of the weighted vest, you could compromise with three milk shakes every day... ;^)
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