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Old 05-01-2011   #1
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OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD



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(CNN) -- The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama Bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials said Sunday night.

Bin Laden was the leader of al Qaeda, the terrorist network behind the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. U.S. officials said that their forces have the body of bin Laden.

The enormity of the destruction -- the World Trade Center's towers devastated by two hijacked airplanes, the Pentagon partially destroyed by a third hijacked jetliner, a fourth flight crashed in rural Pennsylvania, and more than 3,000 people killed -- gave bin Laden a global presence.

The Saudi-born zealot commanded an organization run like a rogue multinational firm, experts said, with subsidiaries operating secretly in dozens of countries, plotting terror, raising money and recruiting young Muslim men -- even boys -- from many nations to its training camps in Afghanistan.

He used the fruits of his family's success -- a personal fortune estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars -- to help finance al Qaeda in its quest for a new pan-Islamic religious state. How much bin Laden got in the settlement of the family estate is still a matter of contention. Estimates range from tens of millions to hundreds of millions.

Even before September 11, bin Laden was already on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

He had been implicated in a series of deadly, high-profile attacks that had grown in their intensity and success during the 1990s.

They included a deadly firefight with U.S. soldiers in Somalia in October 1993, the bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa that killed 224 in August 1998, and an attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors in October 2000.

Bin Laden eluded capture for years, once reportedly slipping out of a training camp in Afghanistan just hours before a barrage of U.S. cruise missiles destroyed it.

On September 11, sources said, the evidence immediately pointed to bin Laden. Within days, those close to the investigation said they had their proof.

Six days after the attack, President George W. Bush made it clear Osama bin Laden was the No. 1 suspect.

"I want justice," Bush said. "There's an old poster out West that said, 'Wanted, dead or alive.'"
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD

Just finished watching the president's speech.

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It's about time.

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He will be missed.

I mean... who do we have to hate now?
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^ don't worry, there are still plenty of bad guys out there to play hide and go seek with for the next decade.

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I mean... who do we have to hate now?
Justin... Bieber?

Slightly less meaningful, perhaps. Just slightly.

A victory in a sense, but by no means the end of ter'r. Obama was just a scapegoat. A rightful scapegoat, but a scapegoat nonetheless....

*Knowing stare*

Hardly matters, anyway; the world's about to end. Shee ya on the othah shide, kidsh! Haw haw!
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Obama was just a scapegoat.
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Oh yeah?
Yeah, hence:

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I literally had to consciously focus on NOT typing "Obama" the first time, so I thought I'd just leave it in there that way, and see if anyone else would notice.

*Crazy eyes of easily amused*

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Justin... Bieber?
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I actually can't say that I heard too much of him, though.

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A victory in a sense, but by no means the end of ter'r. Obama was just a scapegoat. A rightful scapegoat, but a scapegoat nonetheless....

*Knowing stare*

Hardly matters, anyway; the world's about to end. Shee ya on the othah shide, kidsh! Haw haw!
I'd have rather liked it to have him caught and jailed then just killed.
I mean, he's replaceable, even in his own organization.

Now I have to be afraid of acts of vengeance, I'm flying to Colorado in less then 4 days.

Oh nice not typo you did earlier, I didn't even notice at first :D
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It is a risk we all took.

The time of Osama is over. Do we live the Middle East to its fate? Do we let them stand alone?
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he died of old age.
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I actually can't say that I heard too much of him, though.
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I'd have rather liked it to have him caught and jailed then just killed.
I mean, he's replaceable, even in his own organization.

Now I have to be afraid of acts of vengeance, I'm flying to Colorado in less then 4 days.

Oh nice not typo you did earlier, I didn't even notice at first :D
That is very true; it would have been better that way.

And exactly; that's why the way the news is reporting this (i.e., completely tactlessly) seems... not smart.

It's no small wonder that America is "not the most popular" nation, at times. In a way, this does not seem like justice at all; it seems more like vengeance, and vengeance will be returned with vengeance. *Hears dark, undulating strings beginning to play*

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The time of Osama is over. Do we live the Middle East to its fate? Do we let them stand alone?
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^ exactly! its Sadam all over again for me. I am ashamed that we revel in someone's death so publicly and heartlessly. its not like he was our over lord causing daily horror....
my friend in dc said its a freaking frat party out there. kinda gross

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Awesome day. Just awesome.
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Two things come to mind here.

Foremost, I thought this was appropriate: "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Also appropriate: The ordinary girl married a prince and the bad guy was killed. This week brought to you by Disney. o.O
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What were you trying to rescue him for anyway?
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Not killing him would have prevented him from being a martyr. Not that we probably wouldn't have ended up killing him anyway.
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they(media) are making it sound like they gave him the option to give up but he refused and fought back (duh! fuck you infidels! i die on my soil!!). its a bs loop hole, he should of been tazed beyond compared, locked up and shipped to the un to under go trial. or what ever the international protocall is for terrorist. Instead we look like Team America blowin shit up and naming it justice later
like DUH!!! he would of been killed without a doubt! due process?
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A trial would have made it into a circus and it would be really easy to make him into a martyr in the extremist muslim world that way. If they'd taken him into custody there would have been questions about who could take him, all sorts of questions about logistics, who would to the trial, be the judge, etc, etc, and then there's always the small possibility that justice wouldn't be served. Personally, I don't care whether they 'gave him a chance to surrender,' I think it's better that it happened the way it did.
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I agree with Jenn.

He was an outlaw, essentially. How many outlaws can you think of who ever got a trial? Most of them are just gunned down at the OK Corral.

Good riddance.
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