And get bitten squarely on the ass.
Maybe it's because I read a lot of fiction. Maybe it's because I enjoyed reading Black Hawk Down and Killing Pablo. Maybe it's because I wanted it to be true, and in the absence of truth, people tend to listen to whoever is talking.
Whatever the reason, I pointed you to this article in the New Yorker, which has rasied questions from various sources as to its authenticity.
And I should have known better. SF-Types are a tight-knit bunch, and notoriously closed-lipped about operations they've been on... especially in operations like this one, where Mr. Jihad will always be looking for revenge. Nobody is really looking to avenge Pablo Escobar--but plenty on IHateAmericas would love the opportunity to exact revenge on the guys who killed bin-laden.
The details were good--pretty accurate from my experience--but the things that weren't right weren't completely out of my scope of experience--a little common sense and a little more questioning on my part would've likely led me to the same conclusion: this douchebag wrote fanfic war porn, and I linked to it as though it were gospel. The article reads as if the author rode along with the operation or had direct access to a number of the operatives. To not acknowledge if indeed he did not is misleading at best.
My Bad. I'm off to get my bullshit meter re-gauged.