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Snuff Films at the White House

The Death of Osama bin Laden: Snuff Films at the White House

“Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life.  Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.”  

J.  R. R. Tolkien, The Lord Of the Rings, Book Four, Chapter  One

The US President

And his Secretary of State

Are watching snuff films.

US Navy Seals

Line up their chosen victims

Then kill them, one by one.

On a Seal’s helmet,

There’s a hidden camera

So that images

Of those they’re killing

Are fed back by satellite

To a viewing room

Inside the White House

Where the US Navy Seals’

Performance is judged

By the President.

Sheikh Osama bin Laden

Topples. Blood squirting.

The great and the good

Watch intently. Savoring

This death-orgasm –

This buzz the powerful

Get when causing death, claiming

That they’re still human.

When the audience

Has had its fun, the body

Is dropped into the sea.

Rhythmical cheering

Strikes up. ‘USA! USA!’

‘God loves the USA!’


‘The greatest country

‘In the history of the world!’

‘High fives all around.’

The US Emperor,

The first black President,

Who’s ironically

Invaded Africa:

Libya, Somalia, Sudan,

As well as Asia

Can’t stop himself there:

Just as all schoolboys enjoy

Pulling wings off flies,

A lens is focused

To watch trophy death-throes

Of an enemy.

As in ancient Rome,

Where crowds bayed for blood and death,

There’s ecstatic applause.

The rule of law’s absent:

No one’s captured. Or tried.

The victim’s unarmed.

‘Let’s watch someone die!’

The White House equips itself

For a voyeur’s crime –

‘Kill all his women!’

‘Wave to the White House, baby,

‘We’re filming your last breath!’


‘Hate our freedoms, huh?

‘Hate our Right to Happiness? –

‘We’ll jerk off while you croak.’


A box of Kleenex

Appears. Each takes a tissue

To wipe away tears.

They miss Osama,

For now they will have to think

Of more enemies –

Invaluable to

The war economy

Of theUSA.




Heathcote Williams