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Old 02.05.2011, 05:18
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Osama Bin Laden Dead

US news media outlets are reporting that Osama Bin Laden is dead, and that the US has the body.
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Old 02.05.2011, 05:21
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US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

quote: "A senior U.S. official tells CNN that Osama bin Laden was killed by the U.S. forces in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital of Islamabad"

source: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS...ex.html?hpt=C1
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Old 02.05.2011, 10:05
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quote: "A senior U.S. official tells CNN that Osama bin Laden was killed by the U.S. forces in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital of Islamabad"

source: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS...ex.html?hpt=C1
About "in a mansion"!
I always thought Bin Laden was hiding in a mansion; but I thought in Geneva not Islamabad.

So much for the stories about the religious ascetic living in poverty & hardship in a remote cave.
Turns out to be living in a $1M mansion himself while sending poor children out to blow themselves up.
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Old 02.05.2011, 10:07
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Crowds gathered outside the White House in Washington DC, chanting "USA, USA" after the news emerged.
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Old 02.05.2011, 10:10
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Tim in London, says he is reminded of the words of Col Tim Collins to his troops: "If you are ferocious in battle remember to be magnanimous in victory": "The ugly, boastful scenes outside the White House cannot in any way be seen as magnaminous and is unpleasently remindful of flag-burning rallies and hate parades more commonly witnessed in those countries we suspect of being orchestras of terror."
Interesting perspective
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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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Old 02.05.2011, 05:22
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US news media outlets are reporting that Osama Bin Laden is dead, and that the US has the body.
And this releases the Pakistanis of all collusion? Not so quick!
Saudi intelligence methinks.
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Old 02.05.2011, 07:33
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13256676
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Old 02.05.2011, 07:35
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

It's about time, well done USA
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Old 02.05.2011, 07:46
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Re: US gov. claiming Osama bin Laden killed.

Pres. Obama's speech last night:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and...sama-bin-laden
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Old 02.05.2011, 08:06
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Miss L-P: "why has it taken so long?".
Me: "I wonder who the new enemy will be?".
Both of us frowning: "hmmmm...".
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Possibly one of the best presidential speeches ever !
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Old 02.05.2011, 10:50
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US news media outlets are reporting that Osama Bin Laden is dead, and that the US has the body.
Oh dear... what are we going to do now...?
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Old 02.05.2011, 10:51
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Oh dear... what are we going to do now...?
Simples, turn our attention on that terrorist harboring planet Mars.
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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, 11:10
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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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And the winner is ???????
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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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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Osama Bin Laden is dead
FINALLY !

It's still a huge victory, even if it won't actually stop Islamic terrorism !
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