Monday, August 1, 2011

A thousand HK fanboys fell silent...........

  The hotly debated question has finally been settled.....

  What gun was used to kill Bin Laden?

  Was it a 7.62x51mm Colt CM901 rifle?

  NO, it was an HK416!

  Well, according to the first in depth interview with the DEVGRU SEALs that executed the mission, it was a suppressed plain ol' M4.  You know, one of those gas impingement rifles that "shits where it eats" and malfunctions all of the time according to some folk.

  A second SEAL stepped into the room and trained the infrared laser of his M4 on bin Laden’s chest. The Al Qaeda chief, who was wearing a tan shalwar kameez and a prayer cap on his head, froze; he was unarmed. “There was never any question of detaining or capturing him—it wasn’t a split-second decision. No one wanted detainees,” the special-operations officer told me. (The Administration maintains that had bin Laden immediately surrendered he could have been taken alive.) Nine years, seven months, and twenty days after September 11th, an American was a trigger pull from ending bin Laden’s life. The first round, a 5.56-mm. bullet, struck bin Laden in the chest. As he fell backward, the SEAL fired a second round into his head, just above his left eye. On his radio, he reported, “For God and country—Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo.” After a pause, he added, “Geronimo E.K.I.A.”—“enemy killed in action.”

1 comment:

  1. This is the 3rd different gun I have heard being used now, all from sources I can't necessarily question. Strange how the internet works.