Geronimo Leading Google Searches: Code Name For Osama Dead

May 3, 2011 - 8:40 am 6 by
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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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