Bin Laden, Geronimo link angers Nativ...

Bin Laden, Geronimo link angers Native Americans

There are 6 comments on the WTTV Indianapolis story from May 4, 2011, titled Bin Laden, Geronimo link angers Native Americans. In it, WTTV Indianapolis reports that:

The reported use of "Geronimo" as a codeword in the operation that led to Osama bin Laden's killing has angered some native Americans and threatens to become an embarrassment for the Obama administration.

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Mrs B

Havre, MT

#2 May 18, 2011
The whole world is so ready to take offense at anything & everything. Why can't the Native Americans consider it an honor that one of their fore fathers is being cited in a brave act in the name of patriotism!

“Geekhood Is Greatness”

Since: Feb 11

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#3 May 18, 2011

"Whether it was intended only to name the military operation to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden or to give Osama Bin Laden himself the code name Geronimo, either was an outrageous insult and mistake.

"And it is clear from the military records released that the name Geronimo was used at times by military personnel involved for both the military operation and for Osama Bin Laden himself. Obviously to equate Geronimo with Osama Bin Laden is an unpardonable slander of Native America and its most famous leader in history.

"And to call the operation to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden by the name Geronimo is such a subversion of history that it also defames a great human spirit and Native American leader. For Geronimo himself was the focus of precisely such an operation by the U.S. military, an operation that assured Geronimo a lasting place in American and human history.”

—Harlyn Geronimo, Geronimo's great-grandson, Senate Commission on Indian Affairs for a hearing on racist stereotypes of Native Americans, May 5, 2011.

United States

#4 May 22, 2011
GERONIMO!!!!!!! lmao
Bin Laden

Gettysburg, PA

#5 May 23, 2011
This world is full of cry babies.....

Can you just imagine if the Mission was called "Tyrone"? or "Pedro"

Tucson, AZ

#6 May 23, 2011
Both were terrorists hunted down by our armed forces, why not?

United States

#7 May 23, 2011
@gulch geek.
I knew his father.
Geronimo's grandson. He lived on some land almost to Tucson Mountain Park. He had built his home out of cactus spines. Dirt floor. He'd charge tourist 's 3 bucks to take a pic with him. I lived in the "hood. I'd cook and bring him home cooked meals. I loved him like family
His son, the man you quoted, had stopped speaking with his dad
After Hughes Aircraft bought the land and Gerinimo Jr had to leave he died. He was 112 years young.

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