Yeah, I'm Putting In My 2 Cents

I won't say too much because most people know my political stance but this is undoubtedly and undeniably momentous for us as a nation. We must not lower our guards and please please PLEASE stick to OPSEC and continue to pray for our troops.

A lot of people are speculating and noting the obvious that there will more than likely be a power struggle to take Osama's place. I think its safe to say that's going to happen and yes we have to proceed with caution BUT freaking out and going into a catatonic state of fear and and unrest isn't going to do you or anybody any good. I've already seen rumors and people posting on Facebook about air strikes to bases and such. Just stop. You're not helping.  All military outposts are currently sitting at Fpcon Bravo which for those who don't know means extremely heightened security and is specifically aimed at high risk of terrorist threat.

We are a strong and brave nation. That has been proved time and again. We don't falter, we don't hesitate, and as shown in these recent events, we do not FAIL.

Some quotes, statements and things I have seen posted by friends all over the place. 
Funniest Facebook Page ever: And That's How The USA Outdoes A Royal Wedding
Facebook Statuses:

"The girl married her Prince. The bad guy is dead. It's a real Disney weekend here on Earth."

"We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail." - President Bush, 2001. We did not. God Bless America.

"Heard Obama's statement was late because they were digging through the White House attic so he could wear Bush's "Mission Accomplished" flight suit."
"May 1st of 1945: Hitler announced dead - May 1st of 2011: Bin Laden announced dead"
Statement from former President George W. Bush:
"Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001.  I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission.  They have our everlasting gratitude.  This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001.  The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message:  No matter how long it takes, justice will be done."
Statement from Mitt Romney:
"This is a great victory for lovers of freedom and justice everywhere. Congratulations to our intelligence community, our military and the president. My thoughts are with the families of Osama bin Laden's many thousands of victims, and the brave servicemen and women who have laid down their lives in pursuit of this murderous terrorist."
Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said on Twitter:
"#BinLaden's death does not eliminate the threat from #alQaeda, but it is hard to see anyone playing the same organizational role he did."
Seen on a military site:
Saddam Hussein ☑
Osama Bin Laden ☑
Westboro Church ☐
Via a Facebook MilSpouse Page:
Now I lay me down to sleep, one less terrorist this world does keep. With all my heart I give my thanks to those in uniform regardless of rank. You serve our country and serve it well, with humble hearts your stories tell. So as I rest my weary eyes while freedom rings our flag still flies. You give your all, do what you must, with God we live and God we trust. Amen
Now I gotta share something spectacular. We've all heard it and most of us have seen it but tonight was the first time ever that I cried while listening to and watching Toby Keith sing.
"Justice will be served and the battle will rage. This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage. You'll be sorry that you messed with the US of A 'Cause we'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way."
I have never been prouder to be the wife of an American Airman. He just returned from 7 months in Afghanistan and continues to serve our country every day. I have never been more overwhelmed with emotion and pride to be living in this country which despite all of its mistakes and politics is truly the best country in the entire world. Keep the love, pride, and prayers going and as always support our troops. 


Mrs. Gambizzle said...

Great post! [:

Anonymous said...

Amen! We must remain vigilant and yet calm.

Adrienne said...

Well said! :)

Michele Brooks said...

I just found your blog today. I just wanted to say that I agree with everyone you posted. It was crazy on Twitter last night! And sadly, most people don't get that if you cut the head off one, two grow back in it's place.

Consider The Lilies said...

what a powerful post. well said :)

the U.S. hit list was the best. those crazies are next for sure.

MommaMarini said...

This is a great tribute and reminder! Thanks for all your hard work in pulling this post together with all the resources.

No Model Lady said...

Haha! Okay, I like the serious part too but those statuses and GhostOsama twitter posts are freakin' hilarious!! Thanks for brightening my Monday!

Ashley D. said...

What a great post! I LOVE that song! As a civilian, I am so thankful for our United States military who fought long and hard to make this day happen. The U.S. is a safer place because of them, and I am so proud to raise my daughter in this country. Give your husband a hug for me. I am thankful for his service.

Team Mama said...

Very well written post- you must have been up all night while Cody was at work! Someone said last night that some are going to try to spin it so that Pres. Obama gets none of the credit. My take- the military that has been over there for nearly 10 years and the ones that put their lives on the line and hunted him down and took him out should get ALL the credit! They're the ones who actually did it! There will be heightened tensions- Taliban has already announced their spring offensive in Afghanistan. So very glad that Cody is home! <3 <3 <3

Kristi said...

Great post! Sometimes the best way to say things is to quote others. Loved this.

TheStrengthBehindtheStrong.com said...

Great post. I'm going to have to share the "Royal Wedding" Facebook page -- love it!

Lauren said...

REally great post!!

JG said...

Yeehaw! (It seems appropriate today. :))

The WholeFamDamily said...

ur such the coolest! yes, we can't get too crazy or fearful, my hubby is deploying there very soon and i have to take a deep breath and be calm...BUT i think we did the right thing, i'm glad bin Laden is dead, and it irks me to no end all the ignorant people i keep hearing saying we're no better than Osama, or we're not enlightened society if we do the same thing by killing him, blah blah. get over it. he is evil and the world is better to not have his evil in it. it doesn't solve everything, but the world is a much better place without him in it! Pull ur heads out people!! hahaha

Nicole Marie said...

"And that's how USA outdoes a Royal Wedding" LOL

Erin said...

Couldn't have said it better! I posted on FB last night how proud I am to be a mispouse. How it's moments like these that we are reminded why our sacrifices are worth it.

Don't mess with the USA, we will find you, NO MATTER WHAT!

Jessica said...

very well said!


my favorite post about this, well done, well done