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    Default Geronimo

    Dear all,
    I read in a newpaper that the operation to catch Bin Laden was called "Geronimo" and some native Americans expressed disappointment against it.

    When I think of the word "Geronimo", what comes to my mind first is the native American hero, and the second is the cry a soidier with a parachute say when they jump off to the ground from a plane.

    I thought as the mission to take down Bin Laden was an attack from the sky, it was called "Geronimo". Do you think my guess could be right?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Geronimo

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,
    I read in a newpaper that the operation to catch Bin Laden was called "Geronimo" and some native Americans expressed disappointment against it.

    When I think of the word "Geronimo", what comes to my mind first is the native American hero, and the second is the cry a soidier with a parachute say when they jump off to the ground from a plane.

    I thought as the mission to take down Bin Laden was an attack from the sky, it was called "Geronimo". Do you think my guess could be right?

    Thank you

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    Who knows why they call it that. They have a lot of weirdly named operations. It doesn't have to have any logic.

    You can read some speculations about it here:

    BBC News - Osama Bin Laden: Why Geronimo?

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