Geronimo Leading Google Searches: Code Name For Osama Dead

May 3, 2011 • 8:40 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

As you know, Osama Bin Laden was captured and killed by U.S. Navy Seals. But did you know that "Geronimo" was the code name for this special operation?

Osama & Geronimo

That is the top search going on at Google right now. Searchers want to know why the operation was named Geronimo.

As you may know, Geronimo was well known Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. He lived between June 16, 1829 - February 17, 1909, dying at the age of 79. He actually died as a prisoner of the United States at Fort Sill, Oklahoma from pneumonia.

Some people find the code name offensive and insensitive. But when the Seals killed Osama, they sent a message back to their base, "Geronimo EKIA." It meant they killed Osama.

Anyway, people are searching for answers on the code name and the Osama news is still leading the charts on Google for top searches.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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05/03/2011 01:37 pm

Looks like the Skull and Bones Tomb has a new skull to keep Geronimo company!


05/03/2011 02:01 pm

thats soooo stupid for comparing Bin Laden to Geronimo... so fuck you


05/03/2011 02:37 pm

Can u believe this crap?!?!? Geronimo ran and fought for his land, people and killed for self defense not gain! He was just protecting his people and what was rightfully his, This is an insult to the native people! Code name shoulda been Columbus, He came into a country that wasnt his and killed and took lives for self righteous gain!

Loren Mckechnie

05/03/2011 10:49 pm

Ok, so we now know that Google Hot Trends is a news feed, delayed about 30min. Honestly, its where I get updated with the worlds events. I guess I need to get out of my Cubicle a little more. These Google products have become a vortex of SEO data points.

Barry Schwartz

05/03/2011 10:55 pm

I have used Google trends maybe twice for stories on this site.

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