Osama Bin Laden killed by US in Pakistan

  1. Mech_Engineer

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    News reports are saying Osama Bin Laden has been killed in Islamabad by a US bomb, reportedly the result of a sensitive intelligence operation.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/05/01/usama-bin-laden-dead-say-sources/

     
  2. jcsd
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    That's a wonderful news!

    I hope this will weaken the terrorist operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, I don't expect to see any bigger changes.
     
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    It won't. Al-Qaeda has already been almost completely eradicated, at least inside Afghanistan, and they have almost zero direct ties with the Taliban (who are not a terrorist organization by the way).

    Honestly, this is mostly a huge political victory for Obama, and a symbolic victory for the U.S., but very little change will come from this. I'd expect some protects in Pakistan, but not much more.
     
  5. russ_watters

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    Obama said in his speech he was killed today by a military ground force. That's pretty ballsy - more than I would have expected from him.
     
  6. lisab

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    Kudos to the service men and women who made this happen, and to the behind-the-scenes intelligence professionals too!
     
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    Bad move Obama, bad move.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. lisab

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    :rofl:
     
  9. Mech_Engineer

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    Obama's speech minutes ago said that Bin laden was killed in a firefight in a compound deep within Pakistan, and U.S. forces took control of his body. It appears this was more than an Air Force bomb being dropped.
     
  10. Greg Bernhardt

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    Al Jazeera reported he was in a Mansion outside Islamabad
     
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    I was also thinking of all the hard work they did for about a decade!
     
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    He was more of a symbolic figure. It certainly is big political victory for Obama
     
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    The Friend button is not working. I wanted to friend him. He must be feeling pretty bad right now knowing he will not get any wergins.
     
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    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.
     
  15. lisab

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    :rofl: Lacy, you crack me up!

    Meh, he doesn't need any more virgins...didn't he already have like 12 wives?
     
  16. Pengwuino

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    Looks like they got him in an urban area. Someone is going to have some explaining to do!

    Say HAI to Saddam you son of a biatch :)
     
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    I'm guessing Mr. Trump will need to see a long-form death certificate?
     
  18. Pengwuino

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    And now, no more wedding talk!! DOUBLE WOOT!!!
     
  19. Ivan Seeking

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    He was shot in the head in a firefight.
     
  20. StevieTNZ

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    Lots of people out in the streets in New York and Washington celebrating!
     
  21. Ivan Seeking

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    :rofl: No, but the Muslim world will. They will want to see the body; hole in head included.
     
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