US has the BODY of Osama Bin Laden

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 05/01/2011 ( 357 moms have responded )

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It is reported that he is Dead, killed in Afghanistan

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Laura - posted on 05/02/2011

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I can not rejoice in his death because I can rot rejoice any death. I am however a realist and realize that this needed to be done. He would not have allowed himself to be captured. This was the only way it could have happened. And besides how many drug lords still have power even though they are in prison. Capturing him would have done nothing.

I also agree that it is far from over but our government and military realize this. There will be repurcussions (sp?) but it did need to be done.

Kate CP - posted on 05/02/2011

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Imprisoning him wouldn't have helped at all. He wouldn't have thought about what he did and regretted it because he thought what he did was right and just.

This is like learning that Hitler was dead and the war was ending in 1945. This man was evil, pure and simple. He would have killed more people tomorrow if he wasn't stopped yesterday. I do not mourn his death.

Jenni - posted on 05/02/2011

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Yeah, I don't agree with the imprisoning him either. I understand he needed to be... destroyed. Imprisoning him wouldn't have caused him to sit around thinking about what he had done. He would NOT have seen the error in his ways. He believed whole-heartedly that his actions were justified by his beliefs. It was a necessary evil for all the reasons listed by the posters above me.

Isobel - posted on 05/02/2011

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That's not what I meant either...clearly I'm not expressing myself clearly so I'm just gonna have to bow out of this one.

Esther - posted on 05/02/2011

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I think imprisoning him would have been a horrible idea even if it could have been pulled off. It would have kept him around as a martyr. His organization would have milked that for all it's worth for decades to come and painted him as the Nelson Mandela of their movement. Not to mention the cost of keeping him imprisoned and secure. Bullet to the head sounds just right to me.

As for the reporting around it - this is a HUGE story for many people around the world. Not just the US. I believe something like 50% of his victims were muslims. Of course Gerry Adams being killed would have been covered for more than 2 mins here too. But Gerry Adams' victims were not as widespread as OBLs victims. Everyone in the world was a target for this guy. He was indisciminate. This isn't another "look at America be self important again" story. This concerns everyone and it is rightfully being reported as such.

JL - posted on 05/02/2011

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The thing that many people are failing to understand is that Osama Bin Laden said more than once that he would go out in a shoot out. He did not want to be captured alive and taken to court. He would have done anything to avoid that fate because he wanted to be a martyr. If you think he would have been captured so easily without putting up a fight..without let's say using females as human shields and willingly letting his family members die to avoid capture..then you need a reality check. The reality is that the only way justice was going to be served was going to be by a shoot out where in the end Bin Laden was killed. In a perfect world he would have been caught 10 years ago, went to trial and then prison for life. But then again in a perfect world he would have not perpetrated the acts of violence he did. Yes, his death will NOT end terrorism but according to Counterintelligence agents in the US military it will strike a blow to the heart of the organizations. It was also add to the momentum created by the revolutions sweeping throughout the Middle East that are demanding new regimes and human rights!

Krista - posted on 05/02/2011

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Shameless political moment ahead:

Remember when then-candidate Barack Obama said if he had actionable intelligence on Bin Laden’s location he would authorize a cross border raid into Pakistan, and the republican candidates, including McCain, rebuked him for proposing to violate Pakistan’s sovereignty?

I'm thinking it'd be REAL nice if some of that footage found itself being aired on the news, no?

Tinker1987 - posted on 05/02/2011

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im happy he is finally dead.but i wouldnt jump to celebrating someone as sick as he was likely has plans from beyond the grave and has his worshipers here to continue his dirty work.i dont think this is over at all

Isobel - posted on 05/02/2011

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I didn't mean he only hurt Americans...I meant the only reason he was getting all this publicity was because of the Americans he killed.

If English Military had've killed Gerry Adams, do you think it would've got more than 2 minutes air time here?

Doubt it.

Krista - posted on 05/02/2011

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OBL may or may not not have been the planner behind AQ’s terror attacks but he WAS the charismatic leader and figurehead. Taking him out of the picture may not interrupt their operations in the short term but it’s a big blow to their recruiting and image. That does a lot of damage in the long term. They can no longer rally around the charismatic leader who got away with attacking the most powerful nation on Earth, among others.

Cyndel - posted on 05/02/2011

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Awesome yes...however...this just means someone else has taken his place, took his place the moment they confirmed his death more then likely, someone who we may not know anything about, someone who may be an unknown commodity, that puts us in a dangerous place. But the thought he is dead is great! The above is just how my husbands mind works, it was the first think he said when we heard the news...and it makes since.

Krista - posted on 05/02/2011

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I can understand why some people would be celebrating. I can sympathize with that. People have been frustrated for years that this individual hurt them so badly, and yet continued, again and again, to elude capture. I think there was a real feeling amongst people that OBL would NEVER be brought to justice and would basically get away scot-free. And the injustice of that was probably very galling and upsetting. So like Esther said, they may not necessarily be cheering his death, but just cheering the fact that he will NOT be living out the rest of his life in comfort, having gotten away with his terrible acts.

Jenni - posted on 05/02/2011

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I would have loved to see and would have respected a nation wide memorial service for all the innocent victims since 911 on both sides of the fence. Don't give Bin Laden the publicity. Give the publicity to the innocents who were slain because of his actions. America would have been respected for that around the world. The world would have mourned their losses and the losses of the world. We could have come together in this time. Including the people of Afghanastan. How many innocents died in Afghanastan based on faulty intelligence?
This was a time for humanity and humility, not celebration.

Sara - posted on 05/02/2011

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I agree with you, Jennifer. I'm happy the man is gone from this world, and I don't begrudge people who feel happy about this outcome, but to me it doesn't inspire a reason to celebrate. So many have died because of this man, and I'm sure more will in the future, to me that's not something to celebrate.

Jenni - posted on 05/02/2011

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Exactly Vera.



I understand it needed to be done. Don't get me wrong but to celebrate it imo is hypocritical and short-sighted. I even understand being relieved to an extent. Especially for those victims and families who were affected by his attacks. I just think to celebrate is the wrong reaction; to mourn the deaths of innocents killed on both sides would be the appropriate reaction.

Vera - posted on 05/02/2011

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Jennifer I completely agree I don't think anyone should be rejoicing. You should hear how the people around here are talking - it makes me sick. My husband and I are at odds about this - actually I am the only one around here that doesn't feel it is right (the rejoicing part) While I do feel he did deserve to be punished I don’t feel it’s right how we are rejoicing about the death.

If we were going to do this act we should have done it humbly - not broad cast it like we rule the world and are out to teach lessons to anyone that crosses our path – which is exactly what we did last night. We have killed so many innocents too when we were butting our nose into other nations affairs and yet you don’t see those countries acting like we are.

I don't think it's fair for him to get away with what he has done but killing someone (getting that revenge we have been so desperately seeking like a lost soul wandering) has done nothing. The people he has killed are still gone, and nothing will bring them back. While I do feel so badly for those people and wish it never affected them like that there was a better way to have handled the situation.

As a added note he didn't act alone others worked with him to make those horrible things happen and with the fall of one leader leaves the door open for another - only what most don't realize is that that other person rising to power is someone we don't know about making him more dangerous, and their hearts filled with more anger and hatred.

We should be humble about this, I just told my husband I have a bad feeling about this, a very bad feeling.

BTW anything I said doesn't mean I don't respect the families or our military as I have many family members and friends in the military. It's about how we handle this and how we take the appropriate measures to counter act what has been done to us. We should not gloat and wallow in the death of another.

I think having him sit in a jail somewhere to think about what he did for the next 100 years with out release would have been fine (sorta like an adult time out) Funny they chose to do this yet our jails are filled with TONS of people who have murdered, raped kids etc yet they get to live… I guess our “parents” have one set of rules for some and another set of rules for others. Yes, they could have wounded him and brought him back.

Michele - posted on 05/02/2011

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I am sad that the world is the way that it is, and that this needed to happen. I do believe that it had to happen, but I am not exactly overjoyed by it either.

Jenni - posted on 05/02/2011

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1 evil man out of millions of evil men and a million more to replace him. I don't celebrate death and the evils of this world. Personally, I'd like to see the spot light turned on those who kill millions of innocent people but those people have the power and money to fly under the radar and continue their attrocities. (I'm not pointing a finger at any particular individuals or groups, I'm including all of them).

Dana - posted on 05/02/2011

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What people fail to realize is this isn't just about an eye for an eye. It's about stopping an evil man, who continues to kill people! The stupidity on the matter is truly astounding to me.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 05/02/2011

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a comment was said that we US were celebrating like a 3rd world country by dancing in the streets... Hmmmm were we?

Rosie - posted on 05/02/2011

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the celebration outside of the white house was too creepy for me. however i won't lie, i am happy that the man is dead. i dont' care if an eye for an eye makes everyone blind, the fucker got what he deserved, IMO.

Dana - posted on 05/02/2011

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Cathy S. - posted 7 hours ago

"It was Laura's comment that got me
I fail to see at this moment how he's any different from any military general...other than the fact that his target was on American soil
because his attacks weren't just American soil. It brought back a few memories of the London attacks and how badly it affected this country. The attacks everywhere else are so often absently forgotten. That upsets me.
How was he different from any other military general? His attacks targeted the innocent. He didn't target the military. His attacks were to insight fear and terror into millions. I feel the same level of disdain for any military leader who used terrorism to attain power."

Exactly, I couldn't agree more.

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Personally, all the celebrating about his death creeps me out. Am I sad he's gone or do I mourn him? No. But I most certainly don't celebrate the fact that he's dead. His followers will seek revenge and carry on his cause. He will be a martyr and will live forever in the stories told by his people (and ours...I mean, we're talking about it too right? Every story needs a bad guy.) I just think that, while it was almost inevitable that he would be caught and killed, it will only serve to continue this war on terror. It is far from over. As I said on another board, our grandchildren will be fighting and dying for this war. To me, THAT is what I find unacceptable. And I also find it a bit wierd to be happy about anyone's death. I can understand relieved, closure, all of those reactions. But celebrating? Dancing? Singing? Asking for a national holiday? It's a holiday I'd never celebrate.

JuLeah - posted on 05/02/2011

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I am not really seeing what difference this will make. It doesn't really make me happy - I mean, happy that he, his young wife, and two others were killed? Nah.
We had this guy in our country after 9/11. Shrub let him go. The last ten years of hunting for him didn't need to happen.
With him out of the way, we will find another to hunt. The war will continue as long as money can be made. Does that sound jaded?
Hunting this guy was never about America, or freedom, or apple pie .... it was about money and still it.

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My husband just told me the same thing, Kylie, but he had heard it second hand, not on the news. That does seem an odd thing to do...

I am not "happy" about his death, maybe "relieved?" I'm not really sure, just waiting for what comes next, I guess. While I do not respect him or morn his death in any way, I do not rejoice either.

We've been a bull's eye for years, I don't think these events will increase anyone's hatred for us, but they could provide a false sense of security that would be a good opening for attack. I would hope our leaders would see that and be prepared for it.

Esther - posted on 05/02/2011

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Kylie - they dumped him in the ocean because according to islam he had to be burried within 24 hours and no country would want him on their soil. They also wouldn't want any burial place to be turned into some kind of Mecca for his followers. But they did DNA testing & some kind of facial recognition test to prove it's him. I don't doubt that conspiracy theorists will come up with Elvis type scenarios and claim he's still out there, but honestly, if he wasn't dead, don't you think some video message from a cave would soon appear all over the internet just to embarrass the US? I'm quite confident he's a goner.

Isobel - posted on 05/02/2011

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Sorry Cathy...but I don't recall a world-wide party complete with face painting and flips in the air when the IRA handed in their guns.



The reason the WORLD is paying attention is because of the World Trade Centre, not because of what he did in London.

Kylie - posted on 05/02/2011

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US has the body? I just saw on the news Osama Bin Laden was "buried in the ocean". That seems incredibly suss to me. Why would they throw the body of the worlds most wanted man in the ocean? What is he, megatron?

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Yes he was killed in Pakistan...I have mixed emotions about it.I can understand many peoples views and i don't think any of them are wrong.Many people feel affected differently and thats a normal way to feel.
For the many people this man killed, i feel his day came.
I don't feel happy.
I feel justice has been done for all those who were killed and those who had to live with a loss of a loved one for all these years.Its sad people are born to live&die like that man did.I think justice is they main feeling i have about this.

Amanda - posted on 05/02/2011

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"He has taken away fathers, mothers, daughters and sons, in many different countries. People that were just going to work like they did every day. And all because they weren't living the lifestyle according to him."

The same can be said about Bush Jr.... Shall we shoot him too?

Bin's death does not end terrorism, it actually might make it worse. I am gald Obama did say Bin isnt muslim leader, and that we are NOT as war wiht muslism. I am so sick of hearing the hate for muslims, I really hope that speech will change many peoples out looks on such a beautiful religion with such beautiful people.

Jenni - posted on 05/02/2011

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Cynthia it's very rude and immature to mark someone's post as 'funny' when it's not intended to be.

Cynthia - posted on 05/02/2011

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Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. he's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!

Jenni - posted on 05/02/2011

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Oh good Lord, there's head shots of his corpse.

I think we need to keep in mind that Osama was fighting for what he believed in, the same as the US (and others) fight for what they believe in. The numbers of innocent victims killed by Osama isn't even comparable to the number of innocent victims killed through military exploits by the US (and other developed countries). None of our hands are clean of atrocities and blood shed.

That's why I am sad. For all of us. Nobody should rejoice in murder or death.

Iris - posted on 05/02/2011

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I can understand people having no emotions, because there is no one they know that has been affected by the bombings. I can also understand people rejoice because finally they got closure. But being sad over his death, I just can't understand.

Esther - posted on 05/02/2011

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It isn't about joy over death, it's about joy over justice. I certainly don't think he's a loss for humanity.

Iris - posted on 05/02/2011

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I can see it being a joyous occasion. For the people I mentioned above. Yes his life was sad, but that's according to us, not him. So yes, I'm glad he's dead and gone.

Esther - posted on 05/02/2011

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Live yes, die - not so much. He was given a lot more mercy and dignity than the people he murdered.

Vegemite - posted on 05/02/2011

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i don't see why it's a joyous occasion. It is sad that anyone would live and die in that way.

Iris - posted on 05/02/2011

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I am wondering that myself.

Christine, how can you be sad that a man that has killed thousands of innocent people is dead?



He has taken away fathers, mothers, daughters and sons, in many different countries. People that were just going to work like they did every day. And all because they weren't living the lifestyle according to him.



Because of what he did we have lost firemen. And because of what he did, we have troops risking their lives in Afghanistan and many lives lost over there over the last 10 years.

So I'm just curious..

Esther - posted on 05/02/2011

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@ Christine - I can get not feeling joy over his death, but sadness? What is sad about this guy being gone?

Vegemite - posted on 05/02/2011

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i feel sad that such a man has lived but i also feel sad that such a man has died. It's just all sad to me.

Jodi - posted on 05/02/2011

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They were also linked to the 2002 Bali bombing which killed a lot of Australians and other foreigners too.

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