Register to reply

Osama Bin Laden killed by US in Pakistan

by Mech_Engineer
Tags: killed, laden, osama, pakistan
Share this thread:
StevieTNZ
#19
May2-11, 12:41 AM
PF Gold
StevieTNZ's Avatar
P: 808
Lots of people out in the streets in New York and Washington celebrating!
Ivan Seeking
#20
May2-11, 12:45 AM
Emeritus
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Ivan Seeking's Avatar
P: 12,501
Quote Quote by KingNothing View Post
I'm guessing Mr. Trump will need to see a long-form death certificate?
No, but the Muslim world will. They will want to see the body; hole in head included.
Al68
#21
May2-11, 01:04 AM
P: 801
Quote Quote by baric View Post
this is amazing news. I am very happy. I think Osama not paying the price for 9/11 has been weighing on the minds of a lot of Americans for a long, long time.
Yes, it has. And his death will improve the health of many. The blood pressure of millions of Americans rose sharply every time they thought of Osama bin Ladin still being alive and free.

And this is certainly the greatest accomplishment of this administration. And it doesn't raise my blood pressure one bit to say: Kudos President Obama!

(Well, maybe it did a little, but I still stand by it)
Lichdar
#22
May2-11, 01:32 AM
P: 6
A glorious day.
Pengwuino
#23
May2-11, 01:51 AM
PF Gold
Pengwuino's Avatar
P: 7,120
What day was he actually killed? Someone posted that Hitler was killed on April 30th... would be one hell of a coincidence!

This is such a great day for the US though. We haven't had anything to celebrate in a very long time.
ideasrule
#24
May2-11, 02:10 AM
HW Helper
ideasrule's Avatar
P: 2,322
As my friend said, "you know, the Romans were also pretty happy when they killed Jesus Christ." Considering that al-Qaeda has no qualms about using suicidal attacks, I expect bin Laden to be considered a martyr.

Quote Quote by rootX View Post
He was more of a symbolic figure. It certainly is big political victory for Obama
I don't think he was just a symbolic figure. If nothing else, he's the son of a Saudi billionaire and controls a personal wealth of 30-300 million US dollars. That's a lot of money anywhere, but in the impoverished Afghan/Pakistani region where people are desperate for money, it can buy you an impressive army.
Pengwuino
#25
May2-11, 02:17 AM
PF Gold
Pengwuino's Avatar
P: 7,120
So apparently they buried his body already, and at sea.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/201...cials-say.html

This is odd....
bobze
#26
May2-11, 02:18 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
P: 645
Picture is already out there of the hole in his head (I won't put it up, its pretty graphic but you can GoogleBing it). Apparently they confirmed the kill with facial recognition and DNA testing.

I <3 DEVGRU, go SeALs!
FizixFreak
#27
May2-11, 03:12 AM
P: 188
Quote Quote by Pengwuino View Post
So apparently they buried his body already, and at sea.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/201...cials-say.html

This is odd....
Yes it is odd i just heard this news moments ago why would they buried him so quickly it is quite a surprise if you ask me i smell something fishy because Arabic media is denying this news usama's body would have been the ultimate proof and i haven't heard of any news which mentions any DNA testing there is someting wrong here.

I see people here saying that things will get better for Pakistan after this well i am from Pakistan and to be honest i fear that the things will get even worst we are already dealing with Taliban but now we might have our hands full with al-qaeda obama mentioned that the Pakistani troops had a big contribution in the operation so bin laden's successors might be seeking revenge and that is not all the Indian media now has a very good excuse to blame Pakistan for the terrorist activities in the region and they are doing so with all their strength and even for the USA this war is far from over
Borg
#28
May2-11, 04:06 AM
PF Gold
Borg's Avatar
P: 771
I have had an aerial photograph of ground zero on my desk since 9/11. This is a happy day for me. Good riddance.
Pengwuino
#29
May2-11, 04:08 AM
PF Gold
Pengwuino's Avatar
P: 7,120
Quote Quote by bobze View Post
Picture is already out there of the hole in his head (I won't put it up, its pretty graphic but you can GoogleBing it). Apparently they confirmed the kill with facial recognition and DNA testing.

I <3 DEVGRU, go SeALs!
Apparently officials are saying it's a fake and msnbc is saying it doesn't look right either.

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news...hoto-is-a-fake

Gawd I hope I don't wake up tomorrow to a bunch of conspiracy theories.
Borg
#30
May2-11, 04:22 AM
PF Gold
Borg's Avatar
P: 771
Quote Quote by Pengwuino View Post
Apparently officials are saying it's a fake and msnbc is saying it doesn't look right either.

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news...hoto-is-a-fake

Gawd I hope I don't wake up tomorrow to a bunch of conspiracy theories.
Thanks for the link Pengwuino. I'm sure that he's dead but, that image really looks like the 1998 image. Let's hope that the US releases some real pictures.
Proton Soup
#31
May2-11, 04:32 AM
P: 1,070
Quote Quote by Pengwuino View Post
So apparently they buried his body already, and at sea.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/201...cials-say.html

This is odd....
yes. it doesn't seem well-thought out.
cobalt124
#32
May2-11, 05:00 AM
PF Gold
cobalt124's Avatar
P: 147
Quote Quote by Pengwuino View Post
Apparently officials are saying it's a fake and msnbc is saying it doesn't look right either.
That doesn't look convincing. And Pakistan has some questions to answer, bin Laden holed up in a fortress 62 miles NE of Islamambad!
Proton Soup
#33
May2-11, 05:09 AM
P: 1,070
that pic is from "the internet". there is no reason at all to think it is real.
Andre
#34
May2-11, 05:35 AM
PF Gold
Andre's Avatar
P: 5,458
Kudos for Barak Obama in a clear attempt to unpolarize.

As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. I’ve made clear just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11 that our war is not against Islam. Bin laden was not a Muslim leader. He was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries including our own.

So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.
Back to the 'We are in this together'-policy instead of the you are either with us or against us wars. Now diplomacy should go into the highest gear, back to cooperation.
MATLABdude
#35
May2-11, 06:03 AM
Sci Advisor
P: 1,724
Quote Quote by Pengwuino View Post
So apparently they buried his body already, and at sea.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/201...cials-say.html

This is odd....
Quote Quote by Proton Soup View Post
yes. it doesn't seem well-thought out.
I think it's a wise decision. No body to recover for a shrine or massive public funeral, and assuming it was done properly, no way for somebody to desecrate the body or otherwise provide any propaganda value. Everything done quick, above-board, and with no fuss.
DaleSpam
#36
May2-11, 06:06 AM
Mentor
P: 17,318
I agree; burial at sea is a good option. But I would think that they would want to wait to do that after some 3rd-party confirmation of identity.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Finally found Osama bin Laden General Discussion 14
Has Morgan Spurlock Found Osama Bin Laden? General Discussion 16
OOOHH LA LA! Check out Osama Bin laden's Neice in the new GQ General Discussion 7
Any proof that it WAS Osama bin Laden Current Events 6
OSAMA BIN LADEN and Saddam Hussein had an operational relationship Current Events 10