It was back in 2001 that the narrative for America's hunt for the al-Qaeda leader became strewn with Wild West imagery. George W Bush's call for Bin Laden to be caught "dead or alive" mimicked the posters of the old Hollywood westerns, while borderland Pakistan became the Old West reincarnated in the minds of many commentators. Bin Laden was referred to by one as a "21st-Century Geronimo, trying to elude the US military somewhere in a dry mountain range that could easily pass for the American West". Afghanistan's cave-laced mountains, were easy to imagine using the template of the Sierra Madre mountain range thousands of miles away, where the original Geronimo managed to elude US troops for so long in the late 19th Century.Referring to US military possibilities in the tribal areas of Afghanistan's mountainous regions, Allan R Millet, a retired Marine Corps colonel and Ohio State University professor, said in 2001: "It's like shooting missiles at Geronimo... you might get a couple of Apaches, but what difference does that make?" Why let them mirror us to Terrorist today they prove to us they hate us every chance they get and why be okay with that? I had assumed & been told, like many & by many that it was simply the code name for the operation that was used to raid the Osama compound, where they used Geronimos raid tactics, but this isn't completely true...after researching more, checking my sources & comparing notes with my fellow native people who have been watching & listening, this has been going on since the search for Bin Laden began...Let it be known that there is no comparison to be made between Osama & Geronimo. Geronimo would never use a woman as a sheild...It was the U.S. at that time who murdered Geronimos wife, mother & many more & defiled their bodies. Osama never fought for his people he's always been hidden, Geronimo faced the U.S. army on many occasions along with his warriors, seeking justice for his people...I could go on & on all day...maybe if they taught more Native American history in schools people would know the difference...& how can you have U.S. History without Native American history in the first place! Know the truth & true history because it speaks for itself, as does history in the making!