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2011-05-02 -Obits-
Osama bin Laden dead
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Posted by Gloria 2011-05-02 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1593 views ]  Top

#1 Doorknob dead?
Posted by badanov 2011-05-01 22:55|| http://www.freefirezone.org  2011-05-01 22:55|| Front Page Top

#2 Allah ackbar!!!!!!

Enjoy your 72 raisins, asshole!
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2011-05-01 22:55||   2011-05-01 22:55|| Front Page Top

#3 Deader than DEAD
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-01 22:56||   2011-05-01 22:56|| Front Page Top

#4 Show me the head on a stick.
Posted by tu3031 2011-05-01 22:58||   2011-05-01 22:58|| Front Page Top

#5 I have cracked open a beer to celebrate. There will be more in the future. Rot in hell, you bastard.
Posted by IG-88 2011-05-01 22:59||   2011-05-01 22:59|| Front Page Top

#6 DNA on a stick probably
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-01 23:00||   2011-05-01 23:00|| Front Page Top

#7 Drag his body through the streets of NY, DC and that Pennsylvania field.
Posted by Jefferson 2011-05-01 23:00||   2011-05-01 23:00|| Front Page Top

#8 +1 For Obama Nuff Said :)

Dead as a rock I love it
Posted by Play4keeps 2011-05-01 23:00||   2011-05-01 23:00|| Front Page Top

#9 My compliments to the pilot or drone operator (whichever is appropriate).
Posted by Mike 2011-05-01 23:02||   2011-05-01 23:02|| Front Page Top

#10 This is going to look good for Obama. He said he was gonna get the bastard and he got him.
Posted by tipper 2011-05-01 23:04||   2011-05-01 23:04|| Front Page Top

#11 How's that spring offensive going, %ssh*£€?
Posted by Perfesser 2011-05-01 23:04||   2011-05-01 23:04|| Front Page Top

#12 Fantastic. And on May Day no less.
Posted by Free Radical 2011-05-01 23:04||   2011-05-01 23:04|| Front Page Top

#13 I can't wait for Obama to take all the credit. Pointing out how Bush couldn't do it, and he did.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2011-05-01 23:06||   2011-05-01 23:06|| Front Page Top

#14 tipper, I won't hold THIS against him.
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-01 23:06||   2011-05-01 23:06|| Front Page Top

#15 
Posted by CincinnatusChili 2011-05-01 23:08||   2011-05-01 23:08|| Front Page Top

#16 CBS is saying it was a headshot, not a bomb. In which case, my compliments to the guy with the rifle.
Posted by Mike 2011-05-01 23:09||   2011-05-01 23:09|| Front Page Top

#17 I hope the son of a bitch died very, very afraid.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2011-05-01 23:10||   2011-05-01 23:10|| Front Page Top

#18 As someone whom knew Osama during the 1980's Afghan War I will hold off on any conclusions or opinions, etc. until after I watch andor read the News, Net reports.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2011-05-01 23:10||   2011-05-01 23:10|| Front Page Top

#19 Some credit should go to the intervention of St. Anna Nichole Smith.
Posted by Anonymoose 2011-05-01 23:10||   2011-05-01 23:10|| Front Page Top

#20 How'd the start of the dread Spring Offensive work out for you guys, Taliban?
Posted by IG-88 2011-05-01 23:11||   2011-05-01 23:11|| Front Page Top

#21 Appears we ALL may have received a Royal wedding present.
Posted by Besoeker 2011-05-01 23:12||   2011-05-01 23:12|| Front Page Top

#22 Killed just outside capital of pakistan? Arseholes.
Posted by Bunyip 2011-05-01 23:14||   2011-05-01 23:14|| Front Page Top

#23 To the men and women of our military and intelligence communities - job well done. Thank you.
Posted by Procopius2k 2011-05-01 23:14||   2011-05-01 23:14|| Front Page Top

#24 As per other Islamist Personages claimed to had been killed, I would like to see a solid death pic(s) of OBL.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2011-05-01 23:14||   2011-05-01 23:14|| Front Page Top

#25 Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done. - G.W. Bush, Sept 20, 2001
Posted by Percival 2011-05-01 23:15||   2011-05-01 23:15|| Front Page Top

#26 Finally, it's done. Congrats to the armed forces, and everyone affected by this piece of shit.
Posted by Destro 2011-05-01 23:15||   2011-05-01 23:15|| Front Page Top

#27 E's not DEAD, E's PINING!
Someone had to say it.
Posted by Joger Oppressor of the Lichtensteiners9577 2011-05-01 23:16||   2011-05-01 23:16|| Front Page Top

#28 In a mansion in the FUCKING PAK CAPITAL !
Posted by Water Modem 2011-05-01 23:17||   2011-05-01 23:17|| Front Page Top

#29 Let's wait for the ACLU to sue due to the extra-judicial nature of this.
Posted by jack salami 2011-05-01 23:17||   2011-05-01 23:17|| Front Page Top

#30 Don't let your guard down yet. There are a lot of his mujahadine disciples, many now with renewed vengeance on their minds, still out there.

But definitely, keep taking the fight to them.
Posted by Pholutch Bumble9115 2011-05-01 23:17||   2011-05-01 23:17|| Front Page Top

#31 I bet the smell was only marginally worse
Posted by Frank G 2011-05-01 23:19||   2011-05-01 23:19|| Front Page Top

#32 The guys who did this won't be buying their own liquor for a while. Next stop, Mullah Omar.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2011-05-01 23:19||   2011-05-01 23:19|| Front Page Top

#33 Petreaus just returned from Karachi. Very interesting.
Posted by Besoeker 2011-05-01 23:20||   2011-05-01 23:20|| Front Page Top

#34 Once again, I'm thinking of those black shadows disappearing out of nowhere to drag him into eternal darkness.

To quote Dante Alighieri:

Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.

Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.

Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-01 23:23||   2011-05-01 23:23|| Front Page Top

#35 Bin Laden living in ostentatious splendor in Islamabad does not speak well for the Pak government.
Posted by Gloria 2011-05-01 23:24||   2011-05-01 23:24|| Front Page Top

#36 Nothing ever spoke well for it.

Is Fred already sleeping?
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-01 23:27||   2011-05-01 23:27|| Front Page Top

#37 I REALLY hope that Obama will get ONE speech right.
No BS of "religion of peace", please.
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-01 23:29||   2011-05-01 23:29|| Front Page Top

#38 News say it was a ground operation.

He was living in a mansion in Islamabad.

Rawalpindi? Hmm. Wonder how the US slipped that team through Paki intelligence?

News say it was a ground operation.
Posted by Zebulon Thranter9685 2011-05-01 23:32||   2011-05-01 23:32|| Front Page Top

#39 Gloria got me up. I'm using her computer.
Posted by Gloria 2011-05-01 23:33||   2011-05-01 23:33|| Front Page Top

#40 tu3031, my wife said the exact same thing.
Posted by swksvolFF 2011-05-01 23:37||   2011-05-01 23:37|| Front Page Top

#41 Oh I wasn't aware of this.
So let me be the first to thank you for all the great work you have done here. I'm sure others will chime in.

Thank You for your service, Fred
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-01 23:37||   2011-05-01 23:37|| Front Page Top

#42 Team America: Fuck yeah!
Posted by RandomJD 2011-05-01 23:37||   2011-05-01 23:37|| Front Page Top

#43 Oh come on now, it seems fairly obvious. During the wedding an OBL operative snuck into the palace, stole Obambis gift to the Queen of his speeches, he listened to them and he head blew up. Or perhaps a 12.7mm, just hoping.
Posted by Steven  2011-05-01 23:43||   2011-05-01 23:43|| Front Page Top

#44 Credit where credit is due: happened on Obama's watch, Obama should get the kudos. That's how it works.
Posted by Secret Master 2011-05-01 23:45||   2011-05-01 23:45|| Front Page Top

#45 Pull all Americans out of Pakistan and nuke the place until it's a glowing crater from the Indian border to the Iranian border. They that befriend my enemy become my enemy. Let Pakistan rot, as it so richly deserves.
Posted by Old Patriot 2011-05-01 23:45||   2011-05-01 23:45|| Front Page Top

#46 Old Patriot

Let's keep focused on the real enemies: Everyone who knowingly gave shelter to this monster.

Let's not become monsters ourselves.
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-01 23:50||   2011-05-01 23:50|| Front Page Top

#47 Took the wife outside to literally dance in the street. Then had a toast to him rotting in hell.
Posted by JonC 2011-05-01 23:52||   2011-05-01 23:52|| Front Page Top

#48 Congrats to all of the intelligence/military folks for their hard work & perseverance. Next up: Ayman, with Mullah O in the hole...
Posted by PBMcL 2011-05-01 23:54||   2011-05-01 23:54|| Front Page Top

#49 Whom owned the deed on the mansion?
Follow the money trail!
Posted by Water Modem 2011-05-01 23:56||   2011-05-01 23:56|| Front Page Top

#50 I won't say what I think we should do with his body, just congrats to all the military and intel guys that made it happen.
Posted by Silentbrick - Lost Drill Bit Division - Halliburton 2011-05-01 23:59||   2011-05-01 23:59|| Front Page Top

#51 About time!
Posted by Spimble tse Tung2768 2011-05-02 00:00||   2011-05-02 00:00|| Front Page Top

#52 I go to log in for the first time in forever, and I get fluffy bunnies. Figgers.

Anyway, good riddance to bad rubbish, and congrats to all involved.
Posted by Seafarious 2011-05-02 00:17||   2011-05-02 00:17|| Front Page Top

#53 Hello, Sea. Good news brings the people out.
Good to see you back
Posted by tu3031 2011-05-02 00:19||   2011-05-02 00:19|| Front Page Top

#54 Crowd outside the White House confirms that.
Posted by Seafarious 2011-05-02 00:24||   2011-05-02 00:24|| Front Page Top

#55 Sounds like they cornered him like a rat and took him out. That's a story I'd like to hear.
And someone in Pakistan has some splainin' to do...
Posted by tu3031 2011-05-02 00:28||   2011-05-02 00:28|| Front Page Top

#56 I have waited ten years for this. Now the monster is dead and I have lived to see it. There have been times when that outcome was in doubt.

HALLELUJAH!
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2011-05-02 00:28||   2011-05-02 00:28|| Front Page Top

#57 Hiya Sea!

Glad to see the crowd outside the White House. Good news indeed.

Pleased to see that Obama gave Bush credit, and a phone call before the TV announcement. That was appropriate.

It'll take a few days (maybe less) for the firefight story to come out. The fellas who went into Abbottabad? Their money is no good at any enlisted or officer's club in the world.
Posted by Steve White 2011-05-02 00:52||   2011-05-02 00:52|| Front Page Top

#58 Only a guess, but I suspect this has been a on-going US/PAK collaborative effort. General Petreaus was just in Islamabad, probably a connection. Comments reference "no collateral damage" were for host nation consumption. They may also indicate he was lured to a kill site. Timing of news release is of great interest as well, coming amid the 1 May Taliban Spring Offensive "we're killing everyone" news releases. Great Information Operations effort! Mark Bowden, author of 'Killing Pablo,' where are you.
Posted by Besoeker 2011-05-02 00:54||   2011-05-02 00:54|| Front Page Top

#59 Thousands outside the White House. Jubilation! USA!
Posted by Bobby 2011-05-02 00:55||   2011-05-02 00:55|| Front Page Top

#60 1 km from the academy A garrison town.
Posted by Water Modem 2011-05-02 00:56||   2011-05-02 00:56|| Front Page Top

#61 I heard someone quoting Mark Twain, "I've never wished a man dead, but there are some obituaries I've read with great pleasure."

He had no idea.
Posted by Bobby 2011-05-02 00:59||   2011-05-02 00:59|| Front Page Top

#62 Job well done, guys --- Godspeed

Which brings me to ask this question:
Will this team request to meet with Pres Bush?

The Saddam guys met with Bush after they had told Saddam, "President Bush sends his regards," to present him with Saddam's pistol.

And after the Fort Hood shooting, word spread fast, "The President is coming," and no one questioned that it was Bush coming.

Just wondering....... reports -- a perfect mission. Thanks guys, hope you are seeing the folks in front of the White House and in Time Square... it's all for you.. --- WOW
Posted by Sherry 2011-05-02 00:59||   2011-05-02 00:59|| Front Page Top

#63 No words can describe how happy I am at this moment. I was a Freshman in Highschool when I watched the second plane hit and both towers come crashing down live. My fondest wish is to shake the hand of the SpecOps that got the kill-shot on Bin Laden.
Posted by Charles 2011-05-02 01:13||   2011-05-02 01:13|| Front Page Top

#64 Just had a thought I had to get out: They say he was killed a week ago and were waiting on the DNA tests. So, he was killed on Easter? Oh sweet dear LORD above, you exist.
Posted by Charles 2011-05-02 01:18||   2011-05-02 01:18|| Front Page Top

#65 
Posted by Water Modem 2011-05-02 01:19||   2011-05-02 01:19|| Front Page Top

#66 [Updated, 12:54 a.m. ET] CNN's Chris Lawrence, citing U.S. officials, reports that the compound where bin Laden was found - in Abbotabad, Pakistan, about 100 kilometers outside Pakistan's capital of Islamabad - was three stories tall, and about eight times larger than any of the buildings around it.

An official said a "small U.S. team" was involved in the operation at the compound - the official would not confirm any U.S. military involvement. An official said bin Laden resisted the assault - and was killed in the firefight.

Three other men were killed in the firefight, and a woman being used as a human shield was also killed, the officials said. There were no U.S. casualties, the officials said. The U.S. team was at the compound for about 40 minutes, officials said.

A U.S. helicopter crashed during the raid because of mechanical reasons, an official said. It was destroyed, the officials said.

A senior administration official told reporters that U.S. President Barack Obama's administration did not share intelligence gathered before the attack on bin Laden in Pakistan with any other country - including Pakistan - for security reasons. The official said that only a small group of people inside the U.S. government knew about this operation targeting Osama bin Laden in advance.

[Updated, 12:24 a.m. ET] A team of U.S. Navy SEALs carried out the operation in Pakistan that ended in the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, CNN's Chris Lawrence reported. The operation lasted about 40 minutes, and the team had practiced the raid a few times.
Posted by tu3031 2011-05-02 01:26||   2011-05-02 01:26|| Front Page Top

#67 Greetings, Seafarious. We've missed you!

European Conservative, the Dante bit is especially apt. I've put it up on my Facebook page.

Ulululululululuuuuuuuuuu!!!

CNN is blogging the story updates:

[Updated, 12:54 a.m. ET] The compound where bin Laden was found - in Abbotabad, Pakistan, about 100 kilometers outside Pakistan's capital of Islamabad - was three stories tall, and about eight times larger than any of the buildings around it.

An official said bin Laden resisted the assault - and was killed in the firefight.

Three other men were killed in the firefight, and a woman being used as a human shield was also killed, the officials said. There were no U.S. casualties

Updated, 12:54 a.m. ET] A senior administration official told reporters that U.S. President Barack Obama's administration did not share intelligence gathered before the attack on bin Laden in Pakistan with any other country - including Pakistan - for security reasons.

Updated, 12:24 a.m. ET] A team of U.S. Navy SEALs carried out the operation. The operation lasted about 40 minutes.

[Updated, 12:11 a.m. ET] Members of Pakistan's intelligence service - the ISI - were on site in Abbotabad, Pakistan, during the operation, CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports, citing a senior Pakistani intelligence official.
Posted by trailing wife 2011-05-02 01:29||   2011-05-02 01:29|| Front Page Top

#68 "a woman being used as a human shield"

Surprise surprise
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-02 01:32||   2011-05-02 01:32|| Front Page Top

#69 Aaaaan tu3031 beat me to the post. Which means y'all saw it three minutes sooner than I planned. ;-)
Posted by trailing wife 2011-05-02 01:34||   2011-05-02 01:34|| Front Page Top

#70 I'm flying a US flag from the roof of my house now.
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-02 01:34||   2011-05-02 01:34|| Front Page Top

#71 did not share intelligence . . . with any other country - including Pakistan - for security reasons.

And that's why it worked this time.
Posted by RandomJD 2011-05-02 01:39||   2011-05-02 01:39|| Front Page Top

#72 Observation of the media --- Seems to me, all but Fox got a heads up of what was about to happen.

Admit it, I was watching Celebrity Apprentice, when there was a break in --- of breaking news of a White House announcement to come.... followed by waiting for Prez to announce UBL dead.

Switch to Fox --- Geraldo reading words coming at him, as he was first seeing them. Obviously reading the words on his computer screen for the first time. He didn't know what was coming .....

Switched back to NBC... they already had the big forces on air.... Same with ABC -- kept clicking through the channels....Each station had their "experts" on .... anchors on board..

And Fox still had Geraldo -- took about 20-30 minutes before Bret got there to take over...

Fox hadn't gotten the forward info.

Just speculation on my part...... but the White House released info that let everyone get their bigs on.... except to Fox. Fox had Geraldo, networks had their bigges in place, to make the initial announcement.........

Posted by Sherry 2011-05-02 01:43||   2011-05-02 01:43|| Front Page Top

#73 If this had happened under Dubya, ole George would have Binny stuffed and mounted in the lobby of the White House.

Too bad Obama is too civil.

Revenge is a dish best served cold as ole T.E. would say, but in this case, I'll take it anyway I can get it.

If we can't have his head, can we have his right hand, signet ring and all in a jar for the Smithsonian?
Posted by Bill Clinton 2011-05-02 01:44||   2011-05-02 01:44|| Front Page Top

#74 From what I've read, the dead are one of his wives, his youngest son (who was supposed to be a chip off the old block, so good riddance to him) and two of his couriers. Bin Laden took one in the head.
I guess the key to finding him was finding out his favorite courier, figuring out who he was, tailing him, and nailing the location. It supposedly took four years to put it all together.
Posted by tu3031 2011-05-02 01:48||   2011-05-02 01:48|| Front Page Top

#75 Xinhua is reporting:
Local Urdu TV channel Duniya quoted sources as saying that:
six children, two wives of Osama Bin Laden were arrested along with his four close friends in a search operation launched early Monday morning by the Pakistani forces in a mountainous area located some 60 kilometers north of Pakistan's capital Islamabad. The report said that one of Bin Laden's sons was killed in the operation.
Posted by Water Modem 2011-05-02 02:08||   2011-05-02 02:08|| Front Page Top

#76 I will bet you dinars to donuts that US intelligence did this one on the QT without help from Paks. Last time we found Binny with that prince, we notified Paks cause we were going to overfly and they gave Binny a warning and we did not get him. Bloody Paks are vermin that should be dealt with in an appropriate way.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2011-05-02 02:19||   2011-05-02 02:19|| Front Page Top

#77 HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH AHHAHAHAHA

LOL the Fat Lady Has SUNG

Goodbye you old bastard

Enjoy the fires of hell

It's time for ululating, handing out sweets and firing machine guns in the air - oh. I forgot. That's what the Islamists do when ordinary people get killed.

We handle ourselves with a bit more dignity.

Justice is served. It might have taken 10 years but it's great to see the US get their man.

Congratulations all who took part in this effort.

Thank you for ridding the world of a nasty piece of work.

Amen brothers.

all the best from Australia
Posted by anon1 2011-05-02 02:20||   2011-05-02 02:20|| Front Page Top

#78 BURY HIS BODY WITH THE HEAD OF A PIG

FILM IT AND STICK IT ON YOU TUBE AS A WARNING TO OTHERS

PUT HIS HEAD ON A STAKE TO MARK THE GRAVE
Posted by anon1 2011-05-02 02:23||   2011-05-02 02:23|| Front Page Top

#79 Pigs are very useful tasty animals.
No need to insult them.
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-02 02:34||   2011-05-02 02:34|| Front Page Top

#80 from times of india:
"For some time there will be a lot of tension between Washington and Islamabad because bin Laden seems to have been living here close to Islamabad," said Imtiaz Gul, a security analyst.

"If the ISI had known then somebody within the ISI must have leaked this information," Gul said, referring to the Pakistani intelligence agency. "Pakistan will have to do a lot of damage control because the Americans have been reporting he is in Pakistan ... this is a serious blow to the credibility of Pakistan."
Posted by Water Modem 2011-05-02 02:37||   2011-05-02 02:37|| Front Page Top

#81 HMMMMM, HMMMMMM, wehell, the written text of POTUS Bammer's announcement says OBL was killed early this AM Monday - BUT-T-T, VARIOUS NEWS, MIL BLOGS REPOR THAT OSAMA WAS KILLED LAST WEEK WID THE US NEEDING TWO OR MORE DAYS TIME TO CONFIRM HIS IDENTITY WID DNA TESTS???

So which is it?

Even iff OBL is undeed gone, it still leaves ZAWAHIRI + MULLAH OMAR, + a number of Others + their Heirs.

Again, ISLAMIC MIL HISTORY = MUSLIMS LIKE FIGHTING PREDATORY, LIMITED WARS OF MANY YEARS, DECADES, + GENERATIONS. The USA is fighting not just Osama, but Osama's Sons, Brothers, Uncles, + Associates, etal.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2011-05-02 02:46||   2011-05-02 02:46|| Front Page Top

#82 question: Obama said "After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body. "
Does that mean he died after or in the firefight?
Posted by Water Modem 2011-05-02 02:47||   2011-05-02 02:47|| Front Page Top

#83 another interesting carefully worded part of the statement: "
Tonight, I called President Zardari, and my team has also spoken with their Pakistani counterparts. They agree that this is a good and historic day for both of our nations. And going forward, it is essential that Pakistan continue to join us in the fight against al Qaeda and its affiliates. "
Posted by Water Modem 2011-05-02 02:49||   2011-05-02 02:49|| Front Page Top

#84 Water Modem,

Thank you for your interesting and thoughtful contributions.

I always look forward to your commentary.
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2011-05-02 03:06||   2011-05-02 03:06|| Front Page Top

#85 As per GUAMPDN > AP claims two US CT Officials say that OBL was killed in Pakistan LAST WEEK, NOT early Monday or even this weekend as POTUS Bammer indics in the text of his speech announ Osama's death???

Just sayin.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2011-05-02 03:25||   2011-05-02 03:25|| Front Page Top

#86 Also, SHOT-IN-THE-HEAD versus DEATH-BY-BOMB-BOOM thingy.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2011-05-02 03:28||   2011-05-02 03:28|| Front Page Top

#87 It would be cool if he had been shot during Passover.
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2011-05-02 03:33||   2011-05-02 03:33|| Front Page Top

#88 I don't believe the last week thing

1) Hard to keep secret
2) Obama would have given a better speech, and on prime time
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-02 03:36||   2011-05-02 03:36|| Front Page Top

#89 More.
There are also a couple of reports that he's been buried at sea.
Posted by tu3031 2011-05-02 03:51||   2011-05-02 03:51|| Front Page Top

#90 Tu3031, I hope that you are right. On second thoughts, though I'd very much like some pork on his fork, I think it's the best that Osama Bin Laden be dumped at sea

With a bit of burley to ensure sharks maul the body.

That way there is no land-based grave site for followers to turn into a shrine.
Posted by anon1 2011-05-02 04:16||   2011-05-02 04:16|| Front Page Top

#91 But a shrine would be useful, anyone shows up to visit it, shoot them.

I didn't get to tell the Rig crew, the Directional hand did. I'm sure they're grinning big tonight.
Posted by Silentbrick - Lost Drill Bit Division - Halliburton 2011-05-02 04:26||   2011-05-02 04:26|| Front Page Top

#92 Sic semper tyrranis.
Posted by no mo uro 2011-05-02 04:43||   2011-05-02 04:43|| Front Page Top

#93 Pentagon confirms that Osama's bullet-riddled carcass has already been buried at sea, with "full Islamic ceremony." Burial at sea is permissible under Islamic custom and this also meets the 48 hour requirement for timely burial. He does indeed sleep with the fishes. As for the ship, the LHAs and LHDs (big amphibs) have comprehensive mortuary facilities. It may have been one of these rather than a carrier where the examinations were carried out. After that, he would be sewn into a sea bag or possibly a garbage bag, weighted down, and a Muslim chaplain would be ordered to say a few words before they pitched him overboard. Good riddance.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2011-05-02 04:47||   2011-05-02 04:47|| Front Page Top

#94 It probably would have been good to get him alive, if only because the world will pretty soon be awash in conspiracy theories saying he's not really dead, he's alive and living in.... (insert nearest backwater).

Plus we could have questioned him and found out who was plotting what.

But then we would have had the problem of putting him on trial etc, which would give him a platform to spread his evil views.

We probably needed the dead body on display for a while so people could not be able to dispute the death.

What for to give him the dignity of an Islamic burial? It speaks well of us, our restraint and respectful nature I guess. It makes us better people to honour even the dead enemy. But still... could be shooting ourselves in the foot come the Michael Moore conspiracy theories
Posted by anon1 2011-05-02 05:21||   2011-05-02 05:21|| Front Page Top

#95 anon1

Conspiracy theories are completely disconnected from reality, so it doesn't matter.
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-02 05:33||   2011-05-02 05:33|| Front Page Top

#96 I guess there is always a trade-off between triumphant display vs. quick disposal, a la Hitler. IMNSHO going the Hitler route is probably not the worst option.
Posted by Scooter McGruder 2011-05-02 05:33||   2011-05-02 05:33|| Front Page Top

#97 Last week. It happened last week, right before zero released his birth certificate. That way, he knew the controversy would die down after Sunday night. While he basked in the glow of something he couldn't stop.

Cynical this morning, aren't I.
Posted by Bobby 2011-05-02 05:53||   2011-05-02 05:53|| Front Page Top

#98 Hitler actually made sure that nothing "exposable" would be left of him.

The Nazi Criminals hanged in Nuremberg were quickly cremated, so no trace was left.
Posted by European Conservative 2011-05-02 06:19||   2011-05-02 06:19|| Front Page Top

#99 He deserved nothing more than the dignity he afforded to his innocent victims. Enough recording to establish his identity, then shoved off chopper over waste ground, or thrown overboard at sea.

Congratulations to the bringers of justice, and may he rot in hell forever.

Died hiding behind a downtrodden woman - pretty much sums up the whole jihadist thing.
Posted by Bulldog 2011-05-02 06:35||   2011-05-02 06:35|| Front Page Top

#100 Even if it's raining, it's a good morning. Thanks to all who have pursued this scum for so many years. Keep up the good work on your next target.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2011-05-02 07:13||   2011-05-02 07:13|| Front Page Top

#101 Great news.

Why the quick burial at sea? I am glad that POS will have no shrine, but was burial before evidence was acknowledged a wise move?
Posted by Jules187 2011-05-02 07:26||   2011-05-02 07:26|| Front Page Top

#102 George Washington, Patrick Henry and the 70 other Virginians are rolling up their sleaves to give him a beat down even now.
Posted by eLarson 2011-05-02 08:48||   2011-05-02 08:48|| Front Page Top

#103 Hopefully, there was actionable intelligence in the compound as well that can lead to further successes when acted upon quickly. Not to mention a certain amount of movement of operatives switching locations which also gives chances at them because movement brings chances.
Well done to all involved in the mission!!!!!
Posted by Odysseus 2011-05-02 09:14||   2011-05-02 09:14|| Front Page Top

#104 CNN just reported there were lots of computers with the hard drives torn out at the site afterward. Ulululululululuuuuuuu!

Local man tweated the raid.

Analysis.

Latter two links from Michael Yon's Facebook page.
Posted by trailing wife 2011-05-02 09:20||   2011-05-02 09:20|| Front Page Top

#105 As I said here many times, not hiding in a cave, living it up in a mansion in Pakistan.
Posted by John Frum 2011-05-02 09:38||   2011-05-02 09:38|| Front Page Top

#106 My prediction was a mansion in Rawalpindi. This was Abbottabad. Bet the mansion was owned by a Pakistani General.
Posted by John Frum 2011-05-02 09:43||   2011-05-02 09:43|| Front Page Top

#107 tis' true, John. One might almost think the Paks are not our ally or friend.

/sarc
Posted by Frank G 2011-05-02 09:45||   2011-05-02 09:45|| Front Page Top

#108 Abbottabad

The city is situated in the Orash Valley, 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Islamabad and 150 kilometres (93 mi) east of Peshawar at an altitude of 4,120 feet (1,260 m) and is the capital of the Abbottabad District. The city is well-known throughout Pakistan for its pleasant weather, high standard educational institutions and military establishments. It remains a major hub for tourism of regions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir in the summer.

Abbottabad is home to Kakul, the West Point of the Pakistani military.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2011-05-02 09:48||   2011-05-02 09:48|| Front Page Top

#109 bin Laden was alive and Obama's longform was perfectly normal. I'm zero for two.

Betting types will want to know a couple of my other predictions: we're going to double dip and Obama will be re-elected, but maybe not in that order.

In any event, congratulations are due to the Obama administration and the agencies and forces that effected this raid. It's been in planning for months with Obama and Panetta directly in charge, and they were able to pull off a perfect mission.
Posted by KBK 2011-05-02 10:19||   2011-05-02 10:19|| Front Page Top

#110 I wouldn't say it assures his reelection. I remember Bush I was a shoe in after Desert Storm. How'd that work out?
Posted by tu3031 2011-05-02 10:22||   2011-05-02 10:22|| Front Page Top

#111 A military cantonment!!!!
Posted by John Frum 2011-05-02 10:51||   2011-05-02 10:51|| Front Page Top

#112 One week ago, the chief of Pakistan's Army Staff, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, told graduating cadets in the city of Abbottabad that the "back of terrorism" in Pakistan had been broken, thanks to the sacrifices of Pakistan's soldiers.

Kayani was speaking at the "passing out parade" at the prestigious Kakul military academy in Abbottabad, the West Point of Pakistan. At that very moment, the man who had dragged Pakistan into the "War on Terror" a decade earlier was, it transpires, just a mile or two away, living in apparent comfort behind the high walls of a very private compound. Osama bin Laden, who had declared war on Pakistan, had apparently been living for months in a city that had made its name as a military garrison.
Posted by John Frum 2011-05-02 10:54||   2011-05-02 10:54|| Front Page Top

#113 Congratulations and many thanks to our military and intelligence folks! They are super. I cannot express my feelings about how I feel about their accomplishment--probably feelings of relief and gratitude come closest. UBL had this coming for a long time. Payback is a bitch. Others of our enemies should take notice. They are reachable anywhere in the world.
Posted by JohnQC 2011-05-02 11:07||   2011-05-02 11:07|| Front Page Top

#114 obama is happy no doubt, because saudis... hmm i mean americans wanted obama dead
Posted by Shish Squank8162 2011-05-02 11:27||   2011-05-02 11:27|| Front Page Top

#115 Pakistan's Army Staff, Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at minute 5. I hope all the music, shouting and marching didn't bother the Paskistan Military Academy's next door neighbor, OBL.

Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2011-05-02 13:53||   2011-05-02 13:53|| Front Page Top

#116 Shish Squank8162, was that supposed to make any sense?
Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2011-05-02 14:06||   2011-05-02 14:06|| Front Page Top

#117 More from the news service that cannot be named...

The al-Qaida leader was identified by name by a woman believed to be one of his wives — bin Laden had several — who was present at his Pakistan compound at the time of the U.S. raid. He also was visually identified by members of the U.S. raid squad, a senior intelligence official told reporters at a Pentagon briefing. Under ground rules set by the Pentagon, the intelligence official and two senior defense officials could not be identified by name.

The intelligence official also said quite a bit of unspecified material was collected by U.S. forces during the raid. Without describing the material, the official said it is being analyzed by a team of people at the CIA.


The officials said bin Laden was killed toward the end of the firefight, which took place overnight Monday in a building at a compound north of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital. His body was put aboard the USS Carl Vinson and placed into the North Arabian Sea.

Traditional Islamic procedures for handling the remains were followed, the officials said, including washing the corpse, placing it in a white sheet. Preparations for at-sea burial began at 1:10 a.m. EDT Monday and were completed at 2 a.m. EDT, one official said.

The intelligence official said the DNA match, using DNA from several family members, provided virtual certainty that it was bin Laden's body. The U.S. is believed to have collected DNA samples from bin Laden family members in the years since the 9/11 attacks that triggered the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. It was unclear whether the U.S. also had fingerprints or some other means to identify the body on site.

Bin Laden was shot in the head during the firefight with members of an elite American counter-terrorism unit that launched a helicopter-borne raid on the al-Qaida leader's compound, U.S. officials said. Officials said the U.S. special forces who stormed the compound came face to face with their prey.

U.S. officials also said bin Laden was identified through "facial recognition," a reference to technology for mapping unique facial characteristics, but it was not clear exactly how the Navy SEAL troops performed the comparison.

The body was photographed before being buried at sea, although no images have been released by the Obama administration.

The U.S. official who disclosed the burial at sea said it was not possible to find a country willing to accept the remains. Pressed by reporters to say which countries had been contacted about taking the remains, the official said, "I'm not going into details of those conversations."
Posted by tu3031 2011-05-02 14:59||   2011-05-02 14:59|| Front Page Top

#118 The U.S. official who disclosed the burial at sea said it was not possible to find a country willing to accept the remains. Pressed by reporters to say which countries had been contacted about taking the remains, the official said, "I'm not going into details of those conversations."

(That's our story, we're sticking to it. And frankly, admit it, it's a fine story that works on many levels. Next question!)
Posted by Pollyandrew 2011-05-02 15:35||   2011-05-02 15:35|| Front Page Top

#119 hello all,

white house undecided on releasing Dead Binny snuff pics:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iq_z7J8vZFcHdSS_352WC3EGYT6A?docId=CNG.4ec0d644f5638e40f182b6d39cbee4b3.e41

also reported on google news link that i can't find now... it was a pakistani military safe house... raising further questions.
Posted by anon1 2011-05-02 17:47||   2011-05-02 17:47|| Front Page Top

#120 "white house undecided on releasing Dead Binny snuff pics"

Well, hell, anon, I went to the link and it was just a story, no pictures. I want to see pictures!

Thanks for the heads-up (I guess).
Posted by Barbara Skolaut 2011-05-02 19:21||   2011-05-02 19:21|| Front Page Top

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