Skip to comments.Onondaga Nation leaders blast 'Geronimo' codename for Bin Laden
Posted on 05/03/2011 8:31:07 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Leaders of the Onondaga Nation blasted as reprehensible the assigning of the worlds most wanted terrorist Geronimo as a codename.
Bin Laden was killed during an attack on his compound in Pakistan Sunday. Weve IDd Geronimo, U.S. forces reported by radio to the White House. Later, word came that Geronimo was dead.
Think of the outcry if they had used any other ethnic groups hero, the Onondaga Council of Chiefs said in a release Tuesday. Geronimo bravely and heroically defended his homeland and his people, eventually surrendering and living out the rest of his days peacefully, if in captivity, the chiefs noted.
Geronimo is arguably the most recognized Native American name in the world, the chiefs said, and this comparison only serves to perpetuate negative stereotypes about our people.
Geronimo was an Apache leader who fought Mexican and U.S. forces before surrendering to U.S. authorities in 1886. He died in 1909.
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The Culture of Offended Victimhood is a very diverse population
In recognition of Our Fearless Leader, who planned and executed this operation all by himself, it’s obvious the codename for Obama should have been “ArnoldPalmer” or “Tiger”
Tend your casinos, kimo sabe. ;-)
This handwriting was on the wall in thick paint strokes.
Everyone hates 0bama
I agree with them. Geronimo was an honorable man.
In WWII it was the code word for jumping out of airplanes.
Somehow American Indians had thicker skin in the 1940's
Yea Yea Yea, and Saint Johns is now the Red Storm! enough already!!!
“Get over it!”
Isn’t a codename supposed to bear no relation to and give no indication of its real meaning? There is no association that is supposed to be made. Getting offended by its use here is akin to being offended by a random two-word key combination on one of those CDs that AOL used to send out.
GET A LIFE!
No kidding. I wish someone would just tell them to STFU.
I am so sick of that crap.
Well, they could have used Quanah Parker or Sitting Bull, I guess.
I like Geronimo better, sounds manly. I mean some SEAL yelling “Quanah Parker” of “Sitting Bull” is gonna hear it from his mates. He’d sound like that little wiggler Bruno on DWTS.
If the Native Americans were so cool, how come we kicked their ass for two hundred years.
And we did kick their ass repeatedly.
Dude, so sorry. We had no idea Geronimo was an Onondaga. . . He wasn't? Then what the #$$%& business is it of yours?
Funny that the Apache didn’t speak up on this.
I can just imagine the Onondaga uproar if the operation were named “Tadodaho.”