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Mon May 02, 2011 2:43 am

Rumor mill buzzing as Obama is to speak any minute. Sources saying it's about OBL. Let's hope we got him.
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CNN, MSNBC speculating OBL has been killed.
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Looks like we posted at the same time,
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Banner on NY Times home page says he is dead - doesn't say whether we got him or whether we found him dead (not that I really care either way).

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Geraldo is about to have a stroke.


CONGRATULATIONS to Coalition forces. What an amazing accomplishment. We're proud of you.
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Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 1):
CNN, MSNBC speculating OBL has been killed

I am hoping more like we got him alive so he can through the process here and be executed. That would be a bit sweeter.

CNN saying they have three sources saying he is dead!

[Edited 2011-05-01 19:46:34]
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Who's going to take his place?
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Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 5):
I am hoping more like we got him alive so he can through the process here and be executed. That would be a bit sweeter.

Would be a media circus that we don't need - better off that he's dead before he ever sees a courtroom.

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Thank God!

Congratulations to our military, intelligence assets, and our coalition forces.
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Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
doesn't say whether we got him or whether we found him dead (not that I really care either way).

Reports coming in that he was killed by a U.S. bomb about a week ago and that DNA evidence has confirmed it was Osama bin Laden.
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Mon May 02, 2011 2:49 am

I am so glad that this chapter in America's history is over.

My prayers go to the loved ones of those killed on 9/11 and all those lost in the subsequent military actions to find Bin Laden. Appropriate that OBL is confirmed dead just as the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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"Bin Laden Is Dead, U.S. Official Says"

Breaking at NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/wo...a-bin-laden-is-killed.html?_r=1&hp

Quoting aerobalance (Reply 6):
Who's going to take his place?

Noone. Presumably al-Zawahiri, but he lacks the, shall we call it notability and goodwill with the Saudis?

Not that it matters much, AQ have never been a centralised organisation anyway. I personally see them more as a franchise-type operation, who lends their name and financial support to budding wanna-be terrorists.
 
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Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 5):

I am hoping more like we got him alive so he can through the process here and be executed.

My guess is that there was no way to capture him alive.

This is very good news, but I think that most Americans will credit it with too much relevance. OBL's death will not stop AQ and is very likely to lead to retaliatory attacks.
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I am glad we got him and everything, but this does not mean the terrorists will go away.
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Mon May 02, 2011 2:51 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 12):
My guess is that there was no way to capture him alive.

Very true. Either way it is a good day!
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U.S. News saying a conference coming soon - OBL Confirmed dead.
 
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Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 9):
Reports coming in that he was killed by a U.S. bomb about a week ago and that DNA evidence has confirmed it was Osama bin Laden

Too bad, I wish he would have suffered.

Quoting CPH-R (Reply 11):
Noone. Presumably al-Zawahiri, but he lacks the, shall we call it notability and goodwill with the Saudis?

Good. Let this be a statement that you can't hide from the US and NATO forces. It may have taken a while, but you will be nabbed. Dog will hunt!
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Mon May 02, 2011 2:52 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 12):
My guess is that there was no way to capture him alive.

Given the location he's been hiding at has been glaringly obvious to everyone for the past couple of years, you can bet on that

Quote:
This is very good news, but I think that most Americans will credit it with too much relevance. OBL's death will not stop AQ and is very likely to lead to retaliatory attacks.

This. It won't mean an exit from Afghanistan any time soon, which is what I think most Americans will probably associate this news with.
 
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I at least hope it was a painful death..........
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BBC: Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been killed and the US has his body - US media reports - President Obama to speak shortly
 
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Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 9):
Reports coming in that he was killed by a U.S. bomb about a week ago and that DNA evidence has confirmed it was Osama bin Laden.

I wonder how they have DNA to confirm it's his. But no matter really - if true, bravo zulu to the military and intelligence communities for finally catching up with the bastard.

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 13):
this does not mean the terrorists will go away.

Certainly not, but it does make me feel a bit better to know that the guy who planned the 9/11 attacks isn't getting away with it.

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Quoting alberchico (Reply 18):
I at least hope it was a painful death..........

I hope he died by ceiling above him collapsing so he can have an idea what the people in the WTC went through.

Good riddance.

[Edited 2011-05-01 19:59:33]
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Quoting CPH-R (Reply 11):
AQ have never been a centralised organisation anyway.

That's true.

Quoting Mir (Reply 20):
I wonder how they have DNA to confirm it's his.

There are lots of his immediate offspring who are not all hostile to American interests. I'd guess that might have helped.
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Congratulations to all involved, our soldiers, our intelligence and the international coalition in locating and killing Osama bin Laden, he is accountable for the lives of thousands of innocent people.
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Hell yea baby!!! Grats to our military and coalition forces.
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from: http://www.nypost.com/



[Edited 2011-05-01 20:00:53]
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Congratulations to everyone involved in this long and arduous process! Still a LOT of work to do, but certainly a very good step.

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WOOP, WOOP, WOOP....US MILITARY!!!! Way to go boys and girls. We pray for those who gave their lives up to get him.
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 12):
My guess is that there was no way to capture him alive.

According to everything I've seen, the common belief within the CIA and other intelligence agencies was that Bin Laden's bodyguards had standing orders to kill him if capture seemed imminent, so he could claim martyrdom.
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I'm much more excited about this than I am Saddam. Just as long as he didn't die of kidney failure...

See you in hell, OBL.
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Absolutely historic moment! Way to go coalition.
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I hope he rots in hell, and that his virgins end up being ugly men. This in no way ends the war on terror, but is a huge victory for all of those who have worked so hard serving our country, and those serving our allies.

If he was killed a week ago I have to say how impressed that I am that it was kept quiet. Watching Obama last night at the White House Correspondents Dinner you would never have known that he was holding such a secret. Well done to everyone involved.
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Quoting BMI727 (Reply 29):
According to everything I've seen, the common belief within the CIA and other intelligence agencies was that Bin Laden's bodyguards had standing orders to kill him if capture seemed imminent, so he could claim martyrdom.

Which he would do reagardless but we got his body and intead of being a martyr he really is a cowardly thug.
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Mission Accomplished
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One of the reports on CNN say when they got him he was in a mansion just outside Islamabad.
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A very good day indeed for US forces. Seems these years finally paid off.

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 13):

I am glad we got him and everything, but this does not mean the terrorists will go away.

Everyone is aware of this, but taking Bin Laden out of the map will surely be a huge impact to Al Qaeda and the Taliban. While terrorism will continue, I don't think it will be as often as before.
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Quoting airtran737 (Reply 32):
Watching Obama last night at the White House Correspondents Dinner you would never have known that he was holding such a secret.

Would explain his good mood, though.

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According to CNN, he was killed in a mansion outside of Islamabad.

Not in a cave.

Gotta love those Pakistanis.
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Quoting jcs17 (Reply 39):
According to CNN, he was killed in a mansion outside of Islamabad.

That's daring, if true. He was somewhat safe in the NWFP and the Tribal Areas, as Pakistan had a hands off approach to those sectors, so for him to venture to Islamabad must have taken something serious.

Either that, or he let his guard down.
 
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According to CNN.com he was killed in Afghanistan


All Speculation...we'll see in a bit.
 
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I'm going to the mosque for my morning prayers. I shall not be praying for his salvation.

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AP is reporting that Bin Ladin was living in a MANSION outside of Islamabad. So much for the stories about living in a cave.

I suppose the Pakistanis have some explaining to do...

Good job to all our troops, and may the Nintendo player who remote-guided the bomb on OBL's head will never, ever have to buy a beer the rest of his life.
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A good win for the US today.
 
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They are saying that it was a SPECIAL OPS that took him out on the ground
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massive political win for Obama...good riddance to bad rubbish.

unfortunately AQ stil exists and that is real issue.

[Edited 2011-05-01 20:17:49]
 
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One unconfirmed report (CNN) has indicated that he was killed in a mansion in Pakistan where he was staying with family members. No comment on if we have managed to kill those family members enjoying the mansion's luxury with the SOB.
 
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Mon May 02, 2011 3:17 am

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 30):
Just as long as he didn't die of kidney failure...

He never had kidney trouble. He did, however, most likely have Addison's disease.
 
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The CBC (TV) has just reported that Prime Minister Harper is going to address the country after Obama speaks.

I would like to take this time to thank all the men and women in uniform, and their families, who have sacrificed so much to protect the rest of us from this madman. Your efforts have not been in vein, and your service and sacrifices will never be forgotten.
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They're (CNN) now saying that it was a human operation (read: CIA, and possibly ISI), not a bomb or missle.
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