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Bin Laden dead

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Lumnox, May 2, 2011.

  1. Lumnox

    Lumnox Second Year DLP Supporter

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    Congressional and administration officials tell CNN Osama bin Laden is dead. He was reportedly killed in Afghanistan.
     
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    Tenages Order Member DLP Supporter

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    So that's good news. Of course it in no way justifies the fact that we're still in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    But that said. Fantastic news is fantastic.
     
  3. Red Aviary

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    So CNN's homepage is telling me. Apparently Obama's going to say something in a short while about it. "STREAM STARTS SOON."
     
  4. Qilin

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    Good thing I checked again, I was just about to post this.
    I'm quite curious as to how they can confirm this, but it is still so new the only thing I can find is:

    "In advance of an important statement House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. has the body."

    Edit: Snap, I'm going to have to view that!
     
  5. Rhys

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    I heard about it a minute ago when an audible USA chant started on the Mets/Phillies game I have on in the background.

    BBC
     
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    Euroclydon High Inquisitor

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    And the 10 year game of Hide-n'-Seek comes to an end.

    GoTeamAmerica.
     
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    Surprised me. I always assumed we'd already killed him, or he died due to disease, and we didn't say he was dead so he wasn't a martyr. If we really did kill him and are now bragging about it, congrats, you just made the man a saint in the eyes of the fanatics. Best case would have been to whack him out and not say a word.
     
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    Glad we got him instead of having him die an obscure death in a cave somewhere.
     
  9. Lumnox

    Lumnox Second Year DLP Supporter

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    America. Fuck Yeah. So lick my butt and suck on my balls.
     
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    Seems a bit double-edged really. If we never said he was dead, his followers would just assume he succeeded and got away. But yeah, even this way it could be spun into however they want to see it.
     
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    And many trillions of dollars later...
     
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    I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get to hang him.
     
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    Hopefully this will give us an excuse to finally gtfo of Afghanistan. I'm glad he's dead, but honestly can anyone say it was worth all the time, money, and lives to kill this one person?
     
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    Reports coming in that it's a mansion in pakistan and the body is definately in U.S hands.
     
  17. Giovanni

    Giovanni God of Scotch

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    The only acceptable reason for this delay is because we are shipping the body to the US so Obama can hold the severed head up for the cameras.

    For everybody bitching about Afghanistan withdrawal, start a different thread.
     
  18. lazarus01

    lazarus01 First Year

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    Apparently, they had a blood test done to verify the identity (according to Geraldo Rivera), which would make sense as he does have living relatives.
     
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    Obama probably wants to make sure his speech is perfect before he comes out. This is going to be one of the most historic moments of his presidency.
     
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    Lumnox Second Year DLP Supporter

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    MSNBC is saying the delay is due to us having to tell everybody important (i.e. relevant govt committees and foreign leaders) before they announce to the general public
     
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