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May 2, 2011 5:47:12 AM

Thought this day would never come.
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May 2, 2011 6:02:05 AM

Why didn't they capture him and let a serial killer saw his head off on youtube with a big knife! That would have been justice!
May 2, 2011 6:53:07 AM

Americans are the biggest fools in the the history of mankind. USAMA is nothing but an illusion. first it was the russians before them the germans, The few who control the american government are the owners of the biggest wepons industry of the world. they need an enemy in order to keep their industry running.
and amrican people have such thick skulls that this thing cannot get accross to this brains. what a shame.
May 2, 2011 7:08:10 AM

I see advancing the frontiers of human understaning is not an integeral part of your curriculum vitae or coloring book of drivvle as in your case.
May 2, 2011 10:22:12 AM

neo700 said:
Americans are the biggest fools in the the history of mankind. USAMA is nothing but an illusion. first it was the russians before them the germans, The few who control the american government are the owners of the biggest wepons industry of the world. they need an enemy in order to keep their industry running.
and amrican people have such thick skulls that this thing cannot get accross to this brains. what a shame.


Well the chinese, American, German, Russian, Frence, and English are the largest weapons manufacturers collectively ... plus a few others I can't recall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_industry

Wars actually cost the countries involved ... they don't make money out of it.

Private firms who make weapons cenrtainly do make a lot of money.

Whilst I respect the followers of any religion, be it christian, Muslim or other, I can't respect any religious fanatice who calls on others to conduct war in God's name.

I also condemn anyone who would commit such cowardly acts as hyjacking planes and flying them into buildings, or conducting suicide bombings against civilian targets.

Terrorists are simply not people ... they are animals.
May 2, 2011 11:20:37 AM

YAAY! :bounce: 

neo700 said:
USAMA is nothing but an illusion.

So is that big hole where the Twin Towers used to be, right?
May 2, 2011 12:44:04 PM

W00T w00T!

Im having a problem with this though.......Why would they give him a burial at sea so soon after he was shot? Im having trouble finding ANY information as to an Islamic burial at sea. You guys break out your Armadillo / Leprosy Hats and wait for the conspiracy storm......
May 2, 2011 12:44:52 PM

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If a person dies on a ship and if there is no fear of the decay of the dead body and if there is no problem in retaining it for sometime on the ship, it should be kept on it and buried in the ground after reaching the land. Otherwise, after giving Ghusl, Hunut, Kafan and Namaz-e-Mayyit it should be lowered into the sea in a vessel of clay or with a weight tied to its feet. And as far as possible it should not be lowered at a point where it is eaten up immediately by the sea predators.
May 2, 2011 1:14:26 PM

The skeptic in me says he's still alive.

In either case, proclaiming to people that their leader is dead is likely to produce a wave of counter attacks.
May 2, 2011 1:55:58 PM

I would have preferred him in a ditch with 5 gallons of diesel poured over his body. A sea burial off a navy ship is an honorable method of military burial, unless they just chucked his dead carcus from the chopper with a couple of cinder blocks and a pigs head in the bag.
May 2, 2011 2:32:20 PM

^ From what I've read, yes they dumped his body into the sea from the chopper, weighted down so as to sink to the bottom. I'm pretty sure they just kicked his corpse out, no ceremony or anything, as these were the Navy SEALS who killed him.

Problem for burial at sea for Muslims is that they are supposed to be buried facing Mecca, which of course is not possible in the ocean.

Anyway, good riddance, and it's nice to see Americans rejoicing - let's hope all those Middle Easterners who were dancing in the streets following 9/11 are not too happy today..
May 2, 2011 2:50:23 PM

I worry about repercussions for more innocent people so I'd like you guys to keep it civil ...
May 2, 2011 3:04:56 PM

Reynod said:
I worry about repercussions for more innocent people so I'd like you guys to keep it civil ...


Amen voice of reason Reynod.

i worry that his body was hastily disposed of....... I mean this guy was most wanted worldwide. And what we get is reports of "We found him, We killed him and then promptly disposed of his body according to his religion"...... Fock that. Not to sound too crazy but..... All we really have is the governments word on this. Can you imagine what people would say if I posted that I had found and killed Bigfoot and after making absolutely sure it was in fact Bigfoot I promptly burned the body, without taking anypictures or getting a second opinion. You think anyone would believe me?

How come no one thought to just google map Osama's Compound?


May 2, 2011 3:48:15 PM

wanamingo said:
Amen voice of reason Reynod.

i worry that his body was hastily disposed of....... I mean this guy was most wanted worldwide. And what we get is reports of "We found him, We killed him and then promptly disposed of his body according to his religion"...... Fock that. Not to sound too crazy but..... All we really have is the governments word on this. Can you imagine what people would say if I posted that I had found and killed Bigfoot and after making absolutely sure it was in fact Bigfoot I promptly burned the body, without taking anypictures or getting a second opinion. You think anyone would believe me?

How come no one thought to just google map Osama's Compound?

http://weeklyworldnews.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/osama_compounda.jpg

I google earthed it this A.M. Did you see all the hospitals and clinics in the area? I heard he had a kidney pbm for a long time. Oh and 3 blocks from a police station? This town also houses the military acadamy and 3 regts. of troops. It looks sweet for skiing in the winter with the snow on the mountains.
May 2, 2011 4:26:19 PM

^ Yep, it's pretty obvious that Bin Laden had the knowledge if not the blessing of the Pak gov't (or at least military) for the last 6 years, seeing as how his house was built in 2005, 8 times the size of comparable houses in the neighborhood which I understand is filled with Pak military retirees, and only several hundred yards from their pre-eminent army military academy..
May 2, 2011 7:31:46 PM

neo700 said:
Americans are the biggest fools in the the history of mankind. USAMA is nothing but an illusion. first it was the russians before them the germans, The few who control the american government are the owners of the biggest wepons industry of the world. they need an enemy in order to keep their industry running.
and amrican people have such thick skulls that this thing cannot get accross to this brains. what a shame.



All I read was:

"RAWR CONSPIRACY THEORIES. HERP DERP SKYNET."

Srsly lighten up, bro.
May 2, 2011 7:57:39 PM

I love how they Keep Uday and Qusay (Hussein) on ice for 11 days, embalm them and THEN burry them. After the media took tons of pics. I mean shite you can see Saddam get beheaded on the internet. Why couldnt they hang on to his body for hmmm...... i dont know anything longer than an hour or two?

bullshite senses tingling....... Also May 1st is 8 (?) years to the day of the "Mission Accomplished" Speech.
May 2, 2011 8:29:42 PM

Yes, there is no doubt in my mind that the Pakistani's were harboring him. Of course, the government and the Pakistani government will be buddy-buddy for awhile over it, but eventually we'll hear about it.

The word is that there is a "martyr tape" that may soon be released featuring Osama's last words, etc... Typically, these tapes are attributed to suicide bombers and the like, but obviously, Osama knew that his day would come eventually. I'm not sure if we'll hear it or not on the news networks. Personally, I don't want to hear from the guy ever again. Not to mention, it'll lead to a fervor of sorts from his followers, which we do not need. He's at the bottom of the sea and that's where he needs to stay.
May 2, 2011 9:05:29 PM

I understand about wanting to portray an image of civility and respect about the whole matter (as hypocritical as it still is), but I still would like to have seen him buried with a mouth full of BBQ pork.
And, as long as those 72 virgins had to wait for him, I'll bet those guys were particularly eager.
May 2, 2011 9:07:50 PM

May 1st 1945, alot of people wanted to see the man that died that day as well
It was reported a day late, but Hitlers demise was known on this date as well
May 2, 2011 10:33:15 PM

Kidney pbms. Probably high blood pressure. Those virgins may be disapointed.
May 2, 2011 10:39:30 PM

JAYDEEJOHN said:
May 1st 1945, alot of people wanted to see the man that died that day as well
It was reported a day late, but Hitlers demise was known on this date as well


Really, Hitler died today as well?
May 2, 2011 10:46:49 PM

mw14220 said:
Kidney pbms. Probably high blood pressure. Those virgins may be disapointed.

Reread my post. Since they're guys, they won't need to care about bin Laden's "abilities."
May 2, 2011 10:56:27 PM

dogman_1234 said:
Really, Hitler died today as well?


OBL died a week ago. They took the time to confirm before they released.
May 2, 2011 11:16:56 PM

That great and all but the economy still sucks and jobs are hard to find .I am glad I had this to take my mind away from real problems.
May 3, 2011 12:51:09 AM

Onus said:
Reread my post. Since they're guys, they won't need to care about bin Laden's "abilities."

I should have gotten that, as a re-run of Deliverence was on last week.
May 3, 2011 1:50:19 AM

Already, some Republicans are demanding to see the long-form death
certificate.
May 3, 2011 1:54:47 AM

Yeah and Obama won't deny his father was a citizen of Kenya, not the U.S.
May 3, 2011 2:51:13 AM

I thought that Hitler kicked the bucket (on his own accord) on April 30?
May 3, 2011 4:06:46 AM

He did...

Anyways...just wading the conspiracies...

...I am glad to be alive in one of my country's greatest moments in history...no matter what you say...
May 3, 2011 3:32:12 PM

High points in your country's history include landing on the moon and gender and race equality, and equity ... don't foreget these as the assasination of one man hardly compares.

If it were not for these things you wouldn't have a group of extremist nutjobs wanting to tear down your way of life ... as it would be as miserable as the gutters they currently live in.

I'm getting all teary ... sniff ...
May 3, 2011 5:25:46 PM

Most Arabs (Non *-stan Countries) completely forgot that Osama even exists. Although people around the world still want America to start withdrawing from the middle east.

How Orwellian is it that we have "Completed" the mission and still plan on hanging out for a couple years. How would you feel if a plaumber fixed a leak and then setup shop in your living room waiting for another one?

I would have been MUCH MUCH prouder of America if we had simply captured Osama and had him tried in the Hague for which he no doubt would have been sentenced to death.

Conspiracy Theory: Spell check corrects Osama as Obama! Bum Bum Bum...........
May 3, 2011 9:52:22 PM

wanamingo said:
Most Arabs (Non *-stan Countries) completely forgot that Osama even exists. Although people around the world still want America to start withdrawing from the middle east.

How Orwellian is it that we have "Completed" the mission and still plan on hanging out for a couple years. How would you feel if a plaumber fixed a leak and then setup shop in your living room waiting for another one?

I would have been MUCH MUCH prouder of America if we had simply captured Osama and had him tried in the Hague for which he no doubt would have been sentenced to death.

Conspiracy Theory: Spell check corrects Osama as Obama! Bum Bum Bum...........

Please! Osama and his minions declared war on us. He is not a criminal but a mass murdering war criminal. His operations were asymmetrical warfare practiced on the populis of America,Europe, and the Middle East. THEY WERE PAID FOR BY SOME-ONE! Now that he is dead Either Saudi money or Iranian money will have a cheap dollar puppet. Capture? Please Navy Seal let me kill 2 of you then I'll let you shoot my wife and I'll give up! All us overclocking, computer warfare loving,ME2 playing stay at homes, should buy the next Veteran we see a beer and thank him/her and their families. The Hague? We fought a revolution to get rid of that Euro-scheiss!
May 4, 2011 8:58:48 AM

Hopefully activision will make a Call of duty game and i will be able to kill him over and over again :D 
May 4, 2011 1:25:40 PM

buwish said:
I thought that Hitler kicked the bucket (on his own accord) on April 30?


That's pretty much what I've read as well - all the documentaries I've seen state that Hitler first administered cyanide to his wife Eva Braun and then shot himself in the head on April 30, just a day or so before the Russians invaded his bunker in Berlin. In observance of his last wishes, his staff took both bodies outside the bunker, doused them with gasoline, and burned them.

Of course, there's plenty of conspiracy theories, incl. my favorte - the Germans developed flying saucers and took Hitler, Josef Mengele and a bunch of the others to Mars where they all live in a new bunker hidden from telescopes, and get resupplied periodically by sending the saucers back to Earth to go shopping at, I dunno - KMart?? :p .
May 4, 2011 1:29:21 PM

jfs123 said:
Hopefully activision will make a Call of duty game and i will be able to kill him over and over again :D 


I've read where the producers of the "Hurt Locker" plan to do a similar film about SEAL Team 6 taking out Osama. So I imagine there will be some games along the same theme.
May 4, 2011 1:51:30 PM

No country wanted Bin Ladin...gamer... except the Indian ocean.
May 5, 2011 1:44:02 AM

dogman_1234 said:
No country wanted Bin Ladin...gamer... except the Indian ocean.


Fish & crabs are pretty much apolitical - they'll eat anybody including subhuman terrorists. So naturally they 'volunteered' to receive his remains..

Still it makes for a nice picture - Bin Laden twisting with the currents a mile deep in crushing, pitch-black frigid water, while the crustaceans have their way with him :p . It's a safe bet he never saw that one coming..
May 5, 2011 3:39:38 AM

Sounds like a perfect movie pitch to finish the bad guy...doesn't it?
May 7, 2011 2:44:26 PM

What I find most irritating about the whole situation is that bin Laden probably lived in that compound for 5-6 years, while we're in Afghanistan and such looking for him. The Pakistanis have a lot of explaining to do.

None the less, it sounds like both the CIA and military were on the ball with the whole operation. I'm rather impressed the CIA kept tabs on him for a few months prior to the raid at a "safe house" just a few doors down. The raid itself by the SEALS was flawless. All this talk about whether killing bin Laden was legal or not is moot in my mind- he deserved it, not to mention he would be a huge liability alive, no matter where he was held. The Pakistanis are throwing a fit about not informing them of the raid and violating their sovereignty, but as mentioned above, someone(s) was helping him and not informing them was and intelligent move.
May 9, 2011 3:02:01 PM

buwish said:
What I find most irritating about the whole situation is that bin Laden probably lived in that compound for 5-6 years, while we're in Afghanistan and such looking for him. The Pakistanis have a lot of explaining to do.

None the less, it sounds like both the CIA and military were on the ball with the whole operation. I'm rather impressed the CIA kept tabs on him for a few months prior to the raid at a "safe house" just a few doors down. The raid itself by the SEALS was flawless. All this talk about whether killing bin Laden was legal or not is moot in my mind- he deserved it, not to mention he would be a huge liability alive, no matter where he was held. The Pakistanis are throwing a fit about not informing them of the raid and violating their sovereignty, but as mentioned above, someone(s) was helping him and not informing them was and intelligent move.


I agree with everything in your statement except the flawless comment, as a general rule we don't crash our helicopters and have to destroy them, and call that flawless.
May 9, 2011 5:24:49 PM

True- it turned out to be a minor issue though in concern to the mission as a whole. I believe it was reported as a mechanical failure. It happens I suppose. By the pics of the wreckage though, it looks like it may have been some sort of stealth helicopter- not something you see in the photos in Afghanistan and Iraq.
May 9, 2011 7:36:31 PM

buwish said:
True- it turned out to be a minor issue though in concern to the mission as a whole. I believe it was reported as a mechanical failure. It happens I suppose. By the pics of the wreckage though, it looks like it may have been some sort of stealth helicopter- not something you see in the photos in Afghanistan and Iraq.


I can completely understand this. they went in with 2 extras just in case something happened. It could have literally been something as simple as the copter wasn't achieving the right amount of lift, so being the badasses they are didnt want or need anything that couldnt run at 110% (like themselves) they put it out of its imperfect misery.

But from a mission point of view the transport couldnt be trusted to get the job done so they "Cut it loose" and blew it up. Bad ass.
May 9, 2011 8:41:32 PM

A Stealth Black Hawk about 10 million maybe.

It was worth 1000+ times that to get rid of him.
May 9, 2011 9:19:41 PM

Hard to tell if it was a Blackhawk for sure. Based upon the photos I've seen of them, they don't look like they have a lot of room. However, they do come in a lot of variants, so it wouldn't shock me if special ops has a few one of a kind models laying around.
May 9, 2011 9:57:16 PM

I agree. Speculation about the top secret hardware the military is good fun. That $685.1 billion defense budget has to be good for something. I'm personally rather excited about the drone technology. The tech on some of the UAV's is amazing. For example, a Qinetiq Zephyr UAV can fly for 2 weeks straight. Eventually we won't even need pilots to fly dangerous missions. It'll be some years down the road before that happens, but it has the potential to.

Then again, unless there is a fool proof method of stopping all electronic interference and such, I don't think the military will be taking that chance anytime soon.
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