On May 1, 2011 it was announced that the U.S. SEAL Team 5 had killed Osama bin Laden during a raid of his Pakistani compound. Many cheered the action, while some questioned the legality and morality of the decision. And yet others mourned that they missed the opportunity to kill him themselves. For those people, there is new hope.
Yes, now you, too, can kill Osama bin Laden. A former Navy SEAL has recreated the site where all the action took place and is offering your average, ordinary non-SEAL the opportunity to re-enact the raid. In a 10,000 square foot complex in New Hope, Minnesota, over 100 people have signed up to make-believe kill Osama.
Larry Yatch, the former SEAL (not a part of the raid), has set up the compound as a combination of ultimate fantasy and self-defense lesson. Yatch greets the participants in character, with a surprise black ops mission. Upon briefing, the members are equipped with paint ball guns and begin their mission. By the end, most have reported an adrenaline rush and a total peace with their post-9/11 trauma issues.
NY Daily News via Foreign Policy