Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bin Laden's Explosive Head Trauma

To erase any lingering doubts of Osama Bin Laden's demise, the Administration is pondering the release of his "gruesome" death photos. While his face is recognizable, the extent of head trauma is reportedly considerable.

Believe it or not, today's cinematic versions of paramilitary blood and gore are quite sanitized, thankfully failing to capture what happens to the human body when it is on a bullet's business end.  It's likely Bin Laden was the victim of an "explosive head injury," resulting from the transfer of the decelerating bullets' kinetic energy to a posteriorly forming pressure cavity. This reportedly can generate up to 1400 pounds per square inch.  The closed container that forms the human skull is simply no match.   

And according to latest reports, Osama Bin Laden was unarmed when his head was "double tapped." The DMCB has to wonder if the potential spectacle of assigning him a lawyer ironically lowered the threshold for violating Bin Laden's civil rights.

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