In the true story 'Zero Dark 30', unarmed CIA agents spent 12 years and suffered casualties hunting for and finally killing Bin Laden. By the way, I had breakfast buffet at the Marriot in Islamabad a couple of months before it was blown up.
The movie is a tribute to these still unknown but finally well-sung heroes of freedom, country, justice and humanity. They were unarmed. Their only weapons were in their skulls. Not here where we carry our brains in holsters.
During the 1989 coup when US intelligence agents were combing the city for rebel positions, I offered them a range of weapons for their protection. None took up my offer. Yet none of them was packing. I guess they use their bare hands, big brains and raw courage. How we envy the Americans their heroes. But envy no more for we had our own operation 'Zero Dark 13'.
In Atimonan, Quezon, police operatives found and gunned down 13 people, some of them police as well, on suspicion of something or other and they did it in under one hour: the suspicion, the hunt and the execution.
It turns out that half of those killed weren't even armed and that none of the 13 had fired. Now that's far better than Zero Dark 30 which took all of 12 years to accomplish its mission. Let us call our version: Everyone in the dark stupidity.
Good night and good luck.