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Is Osama Bin Laden dead?

  1. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    I received this twitter news - News media rumor & speculation is that Osama bin Laden is dead!

    1. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I sure as f**k hope so ! Apparently they have the body

    2. DTR0005 profile image85
      DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes - though we haven't seen the long-form death certificate.

  2. lrohner profile image86
    lrohnerposted 5 years ago

    Turn on the television. Obama's getting ready to speak.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol You saw that video too, huh. lol

      1. lrohner profile image86
        lrohnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Huh? I was watching Celebrity Apprentice and Trump was about to fire someone when the frickin White House busted in with the news. Damn Obama! smile

        1. Mikeydoes profile image81
          Mikeydoesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Obama doing his part to 1 up Trump.

          1. lrohner profile image86
            lrohnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol lol

          2. Bgduke84 profile image60
            Bgduke84posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Read my article on hubpages about that.

            1. Paraglider profile image89
              Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              No

          3. proudlib profile image61
            proudlibposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            somewhere else, you said that Bin Laden was killed over a week ago.  Someone gave you bad info.  '"With Obama having authorized the operation, Panetta gave the order at midday Sunday for the joint special operations-military team that carried out the assault to raid the compound, the officials said." - MSN.com

        2. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          There is a video on YouTube(and no I am not going to go looking for it tongue ) that shows Obama and Osama bin Laden are the same person. It showed how they look so much alike, including facial structure. tongue

          I was only joking with you. tongue

        3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol

        4. Stevennix2001 profile image83
          Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You were pissed by that too?  As was i.  I mean they could've waited for like 15 minutes to let us see the ending of "Celebrity Apprentice", but instead they had to show news coverage of reporters telling us what OBama was about to say rather than just cutting directly to O'Bama the instant he is ready to make his speech.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    NYT , CNN announced it! Obama will be on in a few minutes.

    1. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Rebekah ! smile

      1. rebekahELLE profile image91
        rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Tony! WOW! Can u believe it!!

        [my sons are in south cali this weekend.]

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    Ok I will watch the news!

  5. lrohner profile image86
    lrohnerposted 5 years ago

    Yeah, but now I don't know whether Star or Nene got the boot! Obama couldn't have just sent out an email like the rest of the free world? smilesmilesmile

    1. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I thought Napalitano was supposed to tweet us about this !

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The question now is how much credit Obama will take.  Do you think he will claim to have given the direct command or allow the competence of US special forces to shine?

        I thought Bush was concealing Bin Laden's death for years.  He couldn't survive because he was on dialysis, blah, blah, blah.... We know the ritual chats of the crazy left.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Classy roll

        2. lrohner profile image86
          lrohnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm pretty sure he just took credit for the whole thing. But of course...

          1. quotations profile image91
            quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            As Commander in Chief he is entitled to take credit for the successes of the military, just as he would be responsible for any screw up by his subordinates.

            1. lrohner profile image86
              lrohnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this
        3. BaliMermaid profile image59
          BaliMermaidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Deader than a rusted door nail he is, and as they say in New York and Chicago, he sleeps now with the fishes.

          The question will be how can this creep have been hiding, possibly for five years, within walking distance of the Pakistani equivalent to West Point.

          And yes Obama gets the credit as the Commander and Chief and deserves it for taking the steps and making the right decisions to fulfill his campaign promise and threat to go where ever Obama was found to kill or capture him.

          Like Obama or not, credit due where credit is deserved.

          1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
            uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Obama promised to bring Bin Laden to trial that morphed into kill or capture when he finally had to put on the big boy pants and realize he was C-in-C of adults men and women willing to fight, kill and die for this country.

            The assets employed to get Bin Laden had been in place for a decade.  Some of the intelligence used to get OBL came from Gitmo detainees.  Obama has been cutting assets and dollars needed in the war since his time in Congress when he consistently opposed every Bush tried.

            He deserves credit for not getting in the way.

            1. PrettyPanther profile image86
              PrettyPantherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Actually, you have your facts wrong.  Obama said the U.S. would kill bin Laden during a presidential debate, before he was elected president.  He made it a priority and did what he promised.  I know, it's really hard to swallow.  Competence matters.

              "We will kill bin Laden. We will crush al Qaeda. That has to be our biggest national security priority," Obama said during the presidential debate on October 7.

              http://articles.cnn.com/2008-11-12/poli … M:POLITICS

              Contrast that with George W. Bush, from a March 13, 2002, press conference:

              Q: But don't you believe that the threat that bin Laden posed won't truly be eliminated until he is found either dead or alive?

              BUSH: Well, as I say, we haven't heard much from him. And I wouldn't necessarily say he's at the center of any command structure. And, again, I don't know where he is. I -- I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him.

              Bush had different priorities, only 6 months after 9/11.  You can try to convince people that the altered reality that exists in your brain is real, but too many people remember. We know the difference between a man and a boy, and Obama is not a boy.

              Your disrespect, at this moment in time, is appalling.

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        She just announced we're at threat level mauve.

        1. tony0724 profile image60
          tony0724posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ron that was funny !!!! big_smile

  6. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 5 years ago

    Now let's get the f**k out of Afghanistan !

    1. proudlib profile image61
      proudlibposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Amen

  7. Peter Owen profile image60
    Peter Owenposted 5 years ago

    Obama is about to speak right now

  8. Lemont Bigsby profile image61
    Lemont Bigsbyposted 5 years ago

    Yeah theres a photo floating around the internet. I wont post links to it but the photo seems like him.

  9. laneanders profile image59
    laneandersposted 5 years ago

    Obama will announce that Osama is dead.  10 years later he finally got what he deserved.  Infidel.

  10. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    The newspaper headlines will be huge tomorrow.

  11. Peter Owen profile image60
    Peter Owenposted 5 years ago

    Something I never understand. They got him a week ago, waited for DNA testing to confirm and will now announce. What did they match the DNA against? Dont they need some specimen taken from Bin Laden at some point in the past?

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Peter, that wouldn't be difficult considering he is related to someone in Saudi Arabia. hmm

      1. secularist10 profile image89
        secularist10posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Or more precisely, related to about 5,000 someones in Saudi Arabia, lol.

        1. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Well, yeah, there is that. But, one would do. tongue

    2. laneanders profile image59
      laneandersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They got it from some of his relatives.

    3. BaliMermaid profile image59
      BaliMermaidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They got him Saturday night - Washington time and announced it Sunday night. They did NOT claim DNA  until Monday morning.  On site they used facial scan analysis and finger print.

      DNA was easy as they had samples of the family DNA given by the family years ago.

  12. secularist10 profile image89
    secularist10posted 5 years ago

    And all this time I thought Barack HUSSEIN Obama was a secret Marxist Muslim agent trying to kill grandma and undermine the American way. Silly me!

    Did I mention his middle name was HUSSEIN?

  13. Mikeydoes profile image81
    Mikeydoesposted 5 years ago

    We got Osama Bin Laden a week ago. We almost got Qaddafi last night.. Man that would have been a KILLER week.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Lady Gaga would have been the trifecta

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Love it!

      2. tony0724 profile image60
        tony0724posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Come on Ron ! No one can wear a meatsuit like her.

  14. quotations profile image91
    quotationsposted 5 years ago

    All the major news outlets are reporting that Bin Laden is dead. On FoxNEws.com the conservatives are doing mental acrobatics to not have to give President Obama any credit. It's hilarious.

    I am anxiously awaiting the President's address. If the news reports are wrong, and the President's announcement is about something completely different there will be a lot of embarrassed reporters in a few minutes.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Donald Trump will find a way to take credit for this...

      1. Mighty Mom profile image92
        Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely.
        He's had his crack(head) team -- the same ones who turned Hawaii upside down -- on this for weeks now.
        Can't you just hear Trump roaring to bin Laden: You're SOOOOOO Fired!

        1. quotations profile image91
          quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe instead of sending his operatives to find a birth certificate (Pro Tip - check with the hall of records) Trump should have sent his operatives to find Bin Laden. I can see Trump kicking himself now.

      2. Hugh Williamson profile image89
        Hugh Williamsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The Donald demands to see Bin Laden's death certificate.

    2. BaliMermaid profile image59
      BaliMermaidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      O'Reilly will give Obama credit but Hannity, forget it, he's probably in denial.

      Obama gets the credit, like him or not, it's his watch and he would have caught the crap if they had failed so he gets the cred for the success. Fair is fair. The real question is. How could this creep have been living, for as long as 5 years within walking distance from the Pakistani equivalent of West Point.

      And what genius to have buried Usama at sea. No martyr shrine for this creep. Sleep with the fishes Usama.

  15. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    I, for one, will not believe it until the WH posts the official death certificate! lol

  16. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    ha, I wonder who will be the first Republican asking for a long form birth certificate.

  17. Mikeydoes profile image81
    Mikeydoesposted 5 years ago

    We sent our boys in there to kill him! There was a gun fight. We prevailed with no casualties!

    1. BaliMermaid profile image59
      BaliMermaidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yay Navy Seals

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The United States Navy, a Global Force for Good.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvlkdyTstlI&NR=1

  18. secularist10 profile image89
    secularist10posted 5 years ago

    Obama just won the election, folks.

    1. lrohner profile image86
      lrohnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No kidding. Timing certainly is everything, isn't it.

    2. sofs profile image89
      sofsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah he did smilesmilesmile

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        logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thats what they said about the first bush after he kick saddam out of Kuwait.
        It's a long time to election time.
        Still, it's a great day for civilized peoples!

  19. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 5 years ago

    Can we just all be Americans for one night ? This should be a moment of celebration ! Drop the party crap for a few.

    1. PrettyPanther profile image86
      PrettyPantherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Completely agree.  This has been a long time coming; let's just take a moment as Americans, whatever that moment means to you.

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Waiting for the Obamabots to gloat, oops waiting is over.  It has already started.  How is Bin Laden alive any way weren't we told he had died of renal failure and Bush was just using Bin Laden to expand the war?

        You heard they found him in Dick Chaney's basement.

    2. uncorrectedvision profile image60
      uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It is a time for caution.  Bin Laden was far less relevant than anyone thinks.  He was less relevant to the events of 9/11 than people think.  The operation capability of Al Qaeda will barely be effected.

      Besides, didn't the crap start up on Sept. 13th right after the whole singing on the capital steps?

    3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this
      1. tony0724 profile image60
        tony0724posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        OMG ! That was classic ! I did not even know that existed. Good call.

    4. proudlib profile image61
      proudlibposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wish I had read this before I posted a sarcastic remark on another forum.  You are right.  Let's try to be one nation.

  20. skye2day profile image84
    skye2dayposted 5 years ago

    The President took all the credit. Go Figure. I Hope this gives much needed closure for the many families that have suffered and lost a love. God Bless them. Pray for our nation!
    Peace and love. In GOD we trust.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image92
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The president most certainly did NOT take all the credit. Read the transcript.
      But, as commander-in-chief, he did give the order.
      So I guess it would be accurate to give him some credit.

      And yes, he also didn't leave God out of his remarks.
      "God bless you. And God bless the United States of America."
      God was guiding our soldiers. But they are the ones who deserve the credit for this, don't you agree?

      1. 0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        MOM, the P threads???????

        keep it rough, fast and smart like I know you can

        lol

      2. BaliMermaid profile image59
        BaliMermaidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Obama also said - one nation UNDER GOD.

  21. PrettyPanther profile image86
    PrettyPantherposted 5 years ago

    Excerpt from President Obama's remarks, giving credit where credit is due: 

  22. Stevennix2001 profile image83
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    I know I said this same exact statement on another thread regarding this same topic, but I'll post it again here:


    Although I think for the short term this is a great victory, as it can finally put the minds of those effected by 9/11 to rest knowing that the man responsible has been brought to some form of justice.  However, I think the bigger question that I have, and I think everyone else should be asking as well, what does this mean long term wise?  does this mean that the war on terror is over?  If so, are we going to start pulling troops out of Afghanistan and Pakistan now?  I know we can't for Iraq for obvious reasons, but what about the other two places I just mentioned?  What's going to happen now?  Now, those are the questions I really want to know, as I think the events that the O'Bama administrations makes after this bit of news will have even bigger impact on this country.

  23. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    Power politics and dynamics is not going to end with the death of Bin Laden. It will just shift, we are facing huge probs in different magnitudes today!

  24. skye2day profile image84
    skye2dayposted 5 years ago

    You are correct. Yes the President did give credit to a job very well done. I suppose because he was so firm on I did this, I did that, I did give orders, I I I it got to me a little bit. As if I am perfect or judge, I am not!! GOD is in charge and Praise Him for the orders and the men that did get binladen.  Pray for our Nation and our leaders, Amen! I do pray for the President that He is led by divine light. I am very grateful He acknowledged the Lord God!! Blessings to you.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this



      Singing from the Taliban hymnal.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image92
        Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Render to God that which is God's.
        Render to Obama that which is rightly his.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Allah be praised

          1. BaliMermaid profile image59
            BaliMermaidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Alhamdullilah

  25. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    I didn't read all the posts so if someone already said this,forgive me; but why did they already "bury" him at sea?
    I would have thought that the government would keep his remains intact in a morgue to keep as proof.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image66
      prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know much about Islamic tradition but I presume seeing a dead "body" will evoke so much emotion.

    2. I am DB Cooper profile image67
      I am DB Cooperposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      For one, they didn't want to provoke people who might become enemies of the United States. Two, they didn't want there to be a specific spot where people would know where to find his body, as there would be a possibility of his supporters enshrining him like people did at the spot where Saddam Hussein is buried. Three, no country would have accepted the body, and bringing it back to the United States would have been seen as disrespectful to many of his victims and their families.

    3. BaliMermaid profile image59
      BaliMermaidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The attack was broadcast live on c-span smile no need for land burial and they have his dna match BEFORE they buried him.

      But the real reason, said to be, no nation would take the body.

      1. uncorrectedvision profile image60
        uncorrectedvisionposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I bet Iran would have loved to make a shrine to the greatest single murderer of infidels since the 15th century.

  26. PrettyPanther profile image86
    PrettyPantherposted 5 years ago

    I just want to say one thing.  Most people don't realize what our intelligence people go through, year after year, to help defend us from threats we have no clue about.  They do it without public recognition, often away from their families for months, even years, in places and situations that are incredibly dangerous.

    This is a great victory for them.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They are extraordinarily skilled and trained. A huge victory for the entire team involved.
      I read this article earlier. http://nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/t … n-20110502

      While the government was about to shut down, Obama was behind closed doors in high security meetings with the biggest, most dangerous manhunt about to come to a close. He obviously had many important issues on his plate.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image86
        PrettyPantherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for sharing the article.  Many important issues, and at least one ridiculous one.  Imagine how he must have felt having to address the birth certificate issue while all this was going on.  No wonder he could barely contain his amusement.

        1. BaliMermaid profile image59
          BaliMermaidposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          look at his (Obama's ) smile at the White House press corps dinner when a joke was told about Usama living in the Hindu Kush. He did not give away a thing.

  27. Cable TV profile image60
    Cable TVposted 5 years ago

    Well, I am glad to see the American people come together in happiness and pride for this country. Obama didn't start this messy war in the middle east, but he will hopefully finish it and this is a good sign. Nonetheless, i hope the women and children directly involved with that mad man (Bin Laden that is) will find freedom and relief now that he is gone.

 
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