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Old 02.05.2011, 10:53
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

While I agree that the gathering at Ground Zero and in DC can be viewed as being in poor taste, please, just for a moment try to remember that many (tens of thousands) of these people lost loved ones at the instruction of that monster. This is the first sigh of relief and feeling of closure for them.

I was flying east that fateful morning and have felt lucky to this day that the plane I was on was not involved. I am sure it is a memory that will never fade for many Americans, especially those who lost loved ones during or as a result of the attack.

I, for one, have never felt better after crying this morning having heard the news on the radio.
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Old 02.05.2011, 10:54
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"Secure my next term in office".
He probably has with this victory. He has delivered what the republicans couldnt do - justice served on a plate to hungry Americans for the 9/11 incident. I can only imagine what they've been through, and to have closure is a huge relief. Sadly, there will always be another nutter/fanatic up for the post of Chief Terrorist. But I wont take away from what is, a remarkably positive occasion.
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Old 02.05.2011, 10:56
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

And the winner is ???????
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Old 02.05.2011, 11:06
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While I agree that the gathering at Ground Zero and in DC can be viewed as being in poor taste, please, just for a moment try to remember that many (tens of thousands) of these people lost loved ones at the instruction of that monster. This is the first sigh of relief and feeling of closure for them.

I was flying east that fateful morning and have felt lucky to this day that the plane I was on was not involved. I am sure it is a memory that will never fade for many Americans, especially those who lost loved ones during or as a result of the attack.

I, for one, have never felt better after crying this morning having heard the news on the radio.
Ah, but what makes a monster? He killed a couple thousand, the US military has killed far more than that in the middle east. The military videos of American soldiers picking off with sniper shots civilians in the street, cheering at their deaths. That is monstrous.
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Old 02.05.2011, 11:10
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

To think this has anything to do with the upcoming election is farcical. It's too far out, and quite honestly, I would like to believe that most Americans are smart enought to realize that, while the President of the US is the head of the military, he really doesn't run that show. What he deserves credit for, in my opinion, is for deciding to not let anyone know the raid was happening, e.g. Pakistani govt officials or any other "Allies" for that matter.

That said, I would have bet the farm that the Bush administration was going to pull Osama bin Laden out of hat to gain a second term, as it would have taken America's mind off the fact that no weapons of mass desctruction were found in Iraq, coming full circle from using Iraq to take our mind off the fact that we could not capture Bin Laden.
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Old 02.05.2011, 11:11
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Every freedom loving UhmeriK'n, of course.

My question is, now that the worlds number 1 most wanted man is accounted for, is there any chance that some of the 700 Billion that the US Department of Defense has asked for next year could be redirected away from more predator drones to Education, Healthcare, civilian scientific research, etc?
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Old 02.05.2011, 11:11
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Crowds gathered outside the White House in Washington DC, chanting "USA, USA" after the news emerged.

Good grief
Were they also shouting "death to Iran"?
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You mean the US that is estimated to have between 5 & 8 Million Muslims?
That's what about 0.5% of the population?
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Old 02.05.2011, 11:15
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

Well that didn't happen.

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What should they have done? Leave it there?

I would have put the head on a spike in the town squares of Islamabad or Kabul.

They however need the body because they will give him a proper burial in accordance with islamic law. Plus they also need it in case people start to question whether he was really killed
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http://twitter.com/ReallyVirtual/

I hate Twitter but this is a bit nifty. A guy tweeting while the attack was going on.
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

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  • Bin Laden's recent death was announced by the president of the United States.
  • Bin Ladens death a long time ago was announced by an anonymous person in an online forum.
Now, who is more credible?
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Old 02.05.2011, 11:23
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

I lol'ed.......

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Old 02.05.2011, 11:28
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That's what about 0.5% of the population?
More Muslims than countries like Libya, Kuwait, Lebanon but less than Russia.
What is the point of these comparisons?
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More Muslims than countries like Libya, Kuwait, Lebanon but less than Russia.
What is the point of these comparisons?
I don't know. You started it
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What should they have done? Leave it there?

I would have put the head on a spike in the town squares of Islamabad or Kabul.

They however need the body because they will give him a proper burial in accordance with islamic law. Plus they also need it in case people start to question whether he was really killed
May be the wanted him alive ,but he snuffed it on the way
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May be the wanted him alive ,but he snuffed it on the way
he was shot in the head... pretty sure he was dead after that.
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he was shot in the head... pretty sure he was dead after that.
Prove it!

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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

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Every freedom loving UhmeriK'n, of course.

My question is, now that the worlds number 1 most wanted man is accounted for, is there any chance that some of the 700 Billion that the US Department of Defense has asked for next year could be redirected away from more predator drones to Education, Healthcare, civilian scientific research, etc?
There is no chance of that, as now will be the worse time for the military out in Afghanistan so in my opinion that budget will increase maybe for the next 18 months.

There will be more military deaths in the next 6 months that there have been in the last 18 to 24 months as the New leader of Al Qaeda will be looking to make his mark and the Fighters will be looking for revenge.

Hope im wrong but from past experience of serving in these areas its what normally happens.
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he was shot in the head... pretty sure he was dead after that.
Somebody forgot to tell that to Gabrielle Gifford !
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

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