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The big question is if the US had the possibility to bring him alive in the US for a proper trial & investigation. I think he certainly had a lot of interesting things to say.
I don't understand why they "burried" him in the sea? Were they too scared to keep the body in the US? Since there is no way to verify it, I assume they kept the body.
The world is certainly a safer place today, but tomorrow other osama's will be aligning unfortunately.
2011 has been so far quite a special year:
- revolutions in arab countries
- tsunami/nuclear catastrophy in Japan
- bin laden caught & killed
- hamas & plo agreement
and there are more to come especially in the middle-east.
One reason is that if you bury him and have a known grave then you create a site for martyrdom. Tough to do that with a burial at sea. Unpleasant real politik, but there it is.
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

Did someone just said anti-americanism? No, my lad, it is not anti-americanism to say that America achieved nothing but bloodshed, that, in my opinion was absolutely unnecessarily!
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So...if Pakistan or some other country or pseudo-military organization would quietly and secretly invade the US, stalk out the president and kill him, that would be ok? And the celebrations in the streets of the invading country(ies) would be a good thing?
I kept out of this untilo I read this. How stupid are you, since whwn has Bin Laden been anything but a murdering terrorist. Preident of what?
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Old 02.05.2011, 15:50
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Unless you've seen something I have not, you certainly do not know whether they tried to apprehend him and had no choice but to shoot him or whether they intended the whole time to kill him. You should probably wait and find out.
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/th...a-order-102850
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Did someone just said anti-americanism? No, my lad, it is not anti-americanism to say that America achieved nothing but bloodshed, that, in my opinion was absolutely unnecessarily!
That's probably why you don't run the place. Your opinion is that he should have been allowed to live his days out undisturbed then? What exactly is your opinion and what proof do you have that killing him (whether the intended result or not) was more bloodshed than allowing him to live would have caused?
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The big question is if the US had the possibility to bring him alive in the US for a proper trial & investigation. I think he certainly had a lot of interesting things to say.
I don't understand why they "burried" him in the sea? Were they too scared to keep the body in the US? Since there is no way to verify it, I assume they kept the body.
The world is certainly a safer place today, but tomorrow other osama's will be aligning unfortunately.
2011 has been so far quite a special year:
- revolutions in arab countries
- tsunami/nuclear catastrophy in Japan
- bin laden caught & killed
- hamas & plo agreement
and there are more to come especially in the middle-east.
- The Royal Wedding.....
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That's what soldiers are trained to do when they're being, you know, shot at.
It's been reported several times and I'm sure I heard it on the BBC that this was a kill mission.
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they say after being identified that he was buried at sea according to Muslim tradition.I don't know of that tradition. I don't know of any Muslims buried at sea unless on a ship that can't get to port within three days. However it does mean that there is no martyrs grave- pretty clever huh?
You don't?

As already quoted here & checked with other sources
"If it is feared that an enemy may dig up the grave and exhume the dead body and amputate its ears or nose or other limbs, it should be lowered into sea, if possible, as stated in the foregoing rule"
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The guy should have been given a fair trial instead of just killed. Otherwise what is the difference?
Live by the sword, die by the sword.

Bullet to the head is the ideal outcome.
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<blah> enemy combatants <blah>
Please remember that "Enemy Combatant" is a phrase coined* to circumvent Geneva Conventions during an unconventional war. It's a carte blanche to carry out war crimes, nothing more.

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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

However, in other articles it was stated that OBL had been invited to surrender; that, after the Americans had come under heavy, defensive military fire.
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I kept out of this untilo I read this. How stupid are you, since whwn has Bin Laden been anything but a murdering terrorist. Preident of what?
Did he only become a murdering terrorist after the US stopped funding him or before?

Seriously, the Prez at the time said he was responsible for 9/11...I for one would like to see the evidence....call me cynical but I tend not to believe everything that comes out of a politicians mouth.
Especially in the middle of a national crisis when they desperately need someone to blame.
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So...if Pakistan or some other country or pseudo-military organization would quietly and secretly invade the US, stalk out the president and kill him, that would be ok? And the celebrations in the streets of the invading country(ies) would be a good thing?
If they behave like this http://www.rawa.org/murder-w.htm
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Every time the "death order" is mentioned, it's in scare quotes.
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

is the property market in Pakistan overheating? can't believe that pile of s..t is worth $1mil.
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

The article doesn't quite match its headline. Tough to tell -- it wouldn't surprise me if the rules of engagement allowed for immediate fire at signs of resistance but that the directive was "dead or alive."
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.


funny to notice that it is the 20+ first google hits that are only Indian news.

The same ones that stated that Obama's trip to INdia would cost 2 billion dollars and 10% of the navy as support...

just sayin
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is the property market in Pakistan overheating? can't believe that pile of s..t is worth $1mil.
come with its own (downed) helicopter, thats why
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come with its own (downed) helicopter, thats why
ahaaa....
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Obama's popularity was looking pretty low, the American economy was depressed, China has been stealing all the lime-light, the various wars at the moment all look like they achieved nothing, need to give coalition partners proof that America can uphold it's military promises, sending out a message to other countries that no one is safe...etc.
There are quite a few reasons and burying the man at sea was about the stupidest thing they could have done.

It is all a bit odd to me firstly that no one is mentioning that they executed him without a trial, which is just plain wrong and secondly that they could have had him in 2001 if Bush had actually been a decent human being instead of utter scum,

Also do people still really believe that OBL was the head of some James Bond type super crime organisation...or just a name the US plucked out of a hat so they could have a focal point to blame.
About "or just a name the US plucked out of a hat so they could have a focal point to blame"

No, he was the name who was distributing videos & tapes claiming terrorist murder successes & threatening to murder me & you & lots of other people.
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