United States executing him was a straight-forward message sent to Al-Qaeda, and other terrorist groups like ISIS, that the United States stops at nothing when it comes to putting a permanent stop to terrorism. Bin Laden was camped out in a town in Pakistan in a seemingly secure place, but was still tracked down by US intelligence and eventually terminated. No terrorist is safe when they mess with us. Zero Dark Thirty displays to the public the determination required by the United States to counter Al-Qaeda’s attacks.Did President Obama not just walk around and look for bin Laden, andthen tell his squad of troops to go blow bin Laden’s head clean off? Was this not all a big game of hide and go seek? Wrong. Zero Dark Thirty exposed to the world an idea of some of the true heroes in our country. While the public expected the film to just be more pro-Obama propaganda, it was quite the opposite. A whole lot of hoops needed to be jumped through to make this operation a success, and the film displays just those jumps. It follows the work of Maya, a CIA intelligence analyst. Throughout her entire life since high school, she was hard at work at getting to the bottom of Bin Laden’s location. After nearly 12 long years, she finally located him with the
help of her team. At the end of Zero Dark Thirty, once Bin Laden is taken down, she is seen crying on the plane. This is because her lifelong mission
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- Winter '08
- Al-Qaeda, Central Intelligence Agency, September 11 attacks, War on Terrorism