Wednesday, May 11, 2011

'Geronimo' use in bin Laden mission prompts group to offer counseling



It seems that the government is offering counseling services to Native Americans who are experiencing grief and hurt because the operation to kill Osama was codenamed "Geronimo."  If you call their help number you can join their "Circle of Healing."


He did not need to attend a "Circle of Healing"


A local Native American organization is offering counseling to anyone who feels offended or hurt by the use of "Geronimo" as a code name for the recent U.S. operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

"Geronimo EKIA" (enemy killed in action) was the message U.S. Navy SEALs sent to Washington officials to let them know bin Laden was dead last week. But the code name upset many Native Americans because Geronimo is the name of Native American warrior many consider a hero, while bin Laden was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.


http://www.detnews.com/article/20110509/METRO/105090407/%E2%80%98Geronimo%E2%80%99-use-in-bin-Laden-mission-prompts-group-to-offer-counseling

3 comments:

  1. posted to "Situation Room" by accident

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  2. Here is what one American Indian had to say about this:

    http://www.badeagle.com/2011/05/06/geronimo-osama-and-indian-propriety-protesting-the-protesters/

    http://www.badeagle.com/2011/05/06/geronimo-why-use-the-name/

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