0 dark 30

I have a more than passing interest in the special Forces, as they’re known, and I’m still on about two of the movies centering on the death of Osama bin Laden with, I’m sure  even more on the way.

My brother was in the famous  Special  Air Service (SAS ) regiment, and  my father was in the strangely named  Artists  Rifles, disbanded in 1945   and  and  resurrected in 1947 as the SAS Regiment.

I’m the wimp of the family, serving briefly in the Royal Air Force in Aden, as it was then known, and Bahrain.

The American version of the SAS, from which it draws many of its practices, is the  equally famous Navy SEAL Team 6, the band of warriors who eventually killed bin Laden.

People look at newspaper headlines announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden in WashingtonBut it was a CIA crew led by a determined female agent, the glamorous (naturally 😉  Maya, played by Jessica Chastain, who ultimately  pinpointed the Al Qaeda chief’s whereabouts —  in the movie version, at least.

“Now,  3 US senators,  ‘question the accuracy’ of at least one of  the  films, Zero Dark Thirty,” I posted yesterday.

Which of the 2 movies is accurate, if either of them are?

Only the CIA knows, and it’s not telling. But for thud and blunder  I’d have to go with Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden.

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  1. Hey DA: you’re assuming I knew about bin Laden’s kidney difficulties; I didn’t, but nonetheless and notwithstanding, the 2 movies are great thud and blunder fodder;)


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