May 2, 2011

Reprisal



A peaceful city where the SEALS train, 2011.


Yesterday and Today
Himself: He waxed his car while I was washing the new bed quilt. Salad out. Meeting.

Herself: Grumpy washed too. I’m trying to get my brain ready for the home inspection that’s coming Thursday.

Walking down the hall, I overheard words.

“They killed Osama bin Laden.”

Another kid walking next to him said something.

“No, the other one, bin Laden,” the first kid replied

I thought they were joking and moved on to the chocolate cake. There are importances, you know.

The world moves on. I have a much loved grandson over there. Somewhere. FPO addresses are just strings of numbers now. Not only will there be reprisals, there will be martyrdom waved under our noses. bin Laden’s thinking has permeated a large group of followers. Just like I blamed my problems on my mother, they are blaming their problems on us.

The kid wasn’t joking.

8 comments:

  1. I fear this is only going to escalate the terrorists to do things that make no sense at all with no regard for anyone else in the world. Of course, they are already doing that....

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  2. I have opinions that will be posted later. It's just that, when I think of Navy SEALS, I now picture LL Cool J.

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  3. Many thoughts and many questions. Two more young ones from our church going to Aphganistan this week.

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  4. This is far from over. As far as I'm concerned, it just opens another chapter. I can comment here on a computer, by the way. But no longer my phone.

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  5. What an appropriate picture for this post on this day in history. Yay SEALS.

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  6. I'm glad bin Laden is gone. I really am. However, I don't approve of going out into the streets and cheering and gloating though. I think it will only enflame the followers do do something even more evil.

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  7. I'm glad bin Laden is gone. I really am. However, I don't approve of going out into the streets and cheering and gloating though. I think it will only enflame the followers do do something even more evil.

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  8. I, too, am glad he is gone, quickly buried at sea.

    "Tis true we are in great danger, the greater, therefore, should our courage be." And our vigilance.

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