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May 2, 2011, 09:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by stupendousman View Post
I remember back in College...we didn't need an excuse to party and cheer, but it was always great when there was one and we could take advantage of it!
I was usually too busy doing homework and/or washing my hair.

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May 2, 2011, 09:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I have a question...

Several politicians have said that "justice has been done". Technically speaking, wouldn't justice involve a trial? I'm not suggesting that Osama should have been tried in court, but my question is what exactly does our laws say about the appropriate course of action for an act like this? If the perpetrator is an international terrorist than an eye for an eye is considered just?

Again, I'm not insinuating anything, I'm just looking for clarification as to why "justice has been done" is being said repeatedly.
I want to say kudos to Obama for having the balls Clinton did not have and ordering the arrest Bin Laden.
Bin Laden was killed while resisting arrest. Unfortunately a woman used as a human shield was also killed.
If McCain or Bush gave the order, I bet some of those same politicians would be screaming Bin Laden's rights to due process were violated.

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May 2, 2011, 10:12 AM
 
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how long before the "Call of Duty : Abbottabad, Pakistan" expansion hits the stores?
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I tell you one thing, Athar best get the HE out of Pakistan ASAP.
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May 2, 2011, 10:16 AM
 
Interesting that Pakistan wasn't notified of the raid at all. Sounds like Obama let them know only after they'd hauled Bin Laden's body out and confirmed authenticity.

You know he would've been tipped off otherwise.
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May 2, 2011, 10:20 AM
 
Thanks, BPR2! And according to Wikipedia, the compound was, in fact, close to the Pakistani Military Academy.
     
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May 2, 2011, 10:22 AM
 
Barry showed some balls, it's a real feather in his cap. The first one, but a feather none-the-less.
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May 2, 2011, 10:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by Atheist View Post
Anyone have a plausible explanation why it took almost 10 freakin' years to get him? Just seems odd. And buried at sea? Conspiracy theorists rejoice!!! (Just to clarify, I fully accept the governments claim that he is dead.)
Going off my earlier claim this may have been an accident, there are two big possibilities.

1) He's "the devil you know". Now that he's dead, someone else will fill that vacuum. Someone potentially more competent.

2) We've compromised his organization, and his death puts the people we've flipped farther away from the top.

I don't think it's chance AQ and Bin Laden have been so unsuccessful since 9/11.
     
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May 2, 2011, 10:58 AM
 
Why does FOX News spell Osama's name Usama?

Edit: Apparently that's how the FBI spells it.
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May 2, 2011, 11:00 AM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Why does FOX News spell Osama's name Usama?
There are different ways to transliterate from the Arabic script, that being one.

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May 2, 2011, 11:02 AM
 
One down, 2.5 billion to go.
     
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May 2, 2011, 11:06 AM
 
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Apparently the firefight was in Las Vegas.

     
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May 2, 2011, 11:11 AM
 
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May 2, 2011, 11:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Why does FOX News spell Osama's name Usama?

Edit: Apparently that's how the FBI spells it.
I remember Shep Smith had a TelePrompTer fail and needed to vamp.

He pulled this question out of the mailbag and responded "you have to understand, these people write in squiggle".
     
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May 2, 2011, 11:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
One down, 2.5 billion to go.
You should try not talking. See how that goes.
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May 2, 2011, 11:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
One down, 2.5 billion to go.
Frigging reported.

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May 2, 2011, 11:28 AM
 
( Last edited by Chongo; May 2, 2011 at 05:23 PM. )
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May 2, 2011, 11:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Frigging reported.

Keep your genocial wank-fantasies to yourself.
Touchy-feely liberal response. Do you really think killing ONE terrorist will make us safe?
     
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May 2, 2011, 11:49 AM
 
I don't know, do you really think there are 2.5 billion terrorists out there?

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May 2, 2011, 11:52 AM
 
The number of Muslims is closer to 1.5 billion. If 10% are radical thats 150 million.
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Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Touchy-feely liberal response. Do you really think killing ONE terrorist will make us safe?
While I do not, I don't see any value in debating points with someone who casually calls for the killing of two and a half billion people.
     
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May 2, 2011, 12:18 PM
 
Congratulations to President Obama and his national security team, the US Intelligence community, and the US Special Forces for carrying out a successful raid on a compound where they strongly suspected, but were not sure, that OBL was hiding in plain sight. This is how the so-called "War on Terror" should be fought. Not by spending a billions of dollars occupying a country where Al-Qaeda is no longer active. Now that OBL is dead hopefully the Taliban will no longer feel honor bound to harbor the remnants of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan so that a political settlement can be reached. If so, that will only hasten the day when US forces can withdraw .... which I think we can all agree would be a major help on the deficit front.

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May 2, 2011, 12:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Didn't work for Megatron, probably won't work for Bin Laden either...

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May 2, 2011, 12:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
Didn't work for Megatron, probably won't work for Bin Laden either...
That's probably the funniest damn thing I'll read this week.
     
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May 2, 2011, 12:27 PM
 
A senior White House official would neither confirm nor deny that Zombie Bin Laden can swim.

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May 2, 2011, 12:30 PM
 
Why would Zombie Bin Laden need to?
     
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May 2, 2011, 12:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
That's not so bad, we just flushed him like a dead goldfish.
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May 2, 2011, 12:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Why would Zombie Bin Laden need to?
I guess there is the walking along the seabed idea.

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May 2, 2011, 12:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
One down, 2.5 billion to go.
Add another 2.5 Billion for the Christians, so 1 down, 5 Billion to go, then the world will be safer, happier and the over population problem will be gone.
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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
I guess there is the walking along the seabed idea.
Exactly. The White House is trying to distract us from the real issue.
     
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May 2, 2011, 01:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
I guess there is the walking along the seabed idea.
Is he going to live in a pineapple under the sea?
     
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May 2, 2011, 01:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Exactly. The White House is trying to distract us from the real issue.
That the rise in sea level is really because of zombies stepping on sea sponges?
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May 2, 2011, 02:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
One down, 2.5 billion to go.
Congratulations! You are, like, the second person I've ever reported in 10 years.

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May 2, 2011, 02:46 PM
 
You guys are probably just mis-transliterating BadKosh

Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey
There are different ways to transliterate from the Arabic script, that being one.
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
One down, 2.5 billion to go.
He probably meant "one [transliteration] down, 2.5 billion to go"






     
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May 2, 2011, 03:31 PM
 
As I mentioned years ago, bring on the Zombie Task Force.
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May 2, 2011, 04:34 PM
 
All joking aside. My wife is PO'ed. She wanted to see the body, and pictures aren't going to cut it for her. We now have a thread asking if OBL was myth or real. Osama Bin Laden: Myth or Reality?
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May 2, 2011, 04:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
All joking aside. My wife is PO'ed. She wanted to see the body, and pictures aren't going to cut it for her. We now have a thread asking if OBL was myth or real. Osama Bin Laden: Myth or Reality?
I understand how your wife feels I guess, but...

Ask your wife if she was ok with the video and images of dead US soldiers being dragged through the streets, or with the images of the burnt torsos of US civilian contractors being hung from bridges.

If the US put Bin Laden's body on display it would essentially be doing the same thing. Personally, I think the US is a little higher up the moral ladder than that.
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May 2, 2011, 04:53 PM
 
Meh. Everytime I show my wife a video of anything on the internet she thinks it's fake.

"Hey, look at this cat wearing a funny hat. Isn't this funny?"

"It's fake"

I mean, seriously. I've seen the governor of California wrastle with a liquid metal assassin from the future. What are a few photos going to prove anyway?

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May 2, 2011, 05:02 PM
 
Its good that he's dead, but I'm afraid to say that seeing images of people throwing parties in the streets doesn't give a good impression. Yes, you probably don't care but it sort of reminds me of seeing people in certain Arab states celebrating in the streets after 9/11.
     
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May 2, 2011, 05:05 PM
 
Yeah ok but there's a difference between killing a certain person who has been an identified military target versus killing random civilians in a sneak attack.
     
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Originally Posted by James L View Post
I understand how your wife feels I guess, but...

Ask your wife if she was ok with the video and images of dead US soldiers being dragged through the streets, or with the images of the burnt torsos of US civilian contractors being hung from bridges.

If the US put Bin Laden's body on display it would essentially be doing the same thing. Personally, I think the US is a little higher up the moral ladder than that.
I showed her those photos, and the videos of the beheadings. That's why she wants to see the body.
BTW, The bodies of Uday and Qusay Hussein were shown to the press, and photos were published.
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May 2, 2011, 05:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
I showed her those photos, and the videos of the beheadings. That's why she wants to see the body.
Just to be clear, she wants to see the body because they showed the bodies of the US personnel?
     
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Originally Posted by mattyb View Post
Its good that he's dead, but I'm afraid to say that seeing images of people throwing parties in the streets doesn't give a good impression. Yes, you probably don't care but it sort of reminds me of seeing people in certain Arab states celebrating in the streets after 9/11.
Yeah, I must say the general reaction to that - at least here in Canada - has been pretty overwhelming negative. Most people seem confused - here the news has been pretty much met with a sort of "quiet satisfaction" - finally, it's a relief. But I simply can't imagine anyone wanting to dance in the street aboout it.

Pretty interesting.

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May 2, 2011, 05:50 PM
 
well considering its just a CIA cover up to hide the fact he died on natural causes and they had to dispose of any evidence he still worked for the US with the burning of his US funded home and disposal of his body which would have risk the true cause of death getting out to the public. Why would any one be dancing in the streets except gullible Americans? Do you really think it took 10 years to find him? But then again you prob believe that 9/11 was not a manufactured event for political gain either. No jumping for joy here. Hes dead so what. I can almost say for sure the death of G.W. Bush when ever that happens will spark more world joy then Osama's death.
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I always wonder why people are so fascinated with weird conspiracy theories.
     
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I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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well considering its just a CIA cover up to hide the fact he died on natural causes and they had to dispose of any evidence he still worked for the US with the burning of his US funded home and disposal of his body which would have risk the true cause of death getting out to the public. Why would any one be dancing in the streets except gullible Americans? Do you really think it took 10 years to find him? But then again you prob believe that 9/11 was not a manufactured event for political gain either. No jumping for joy here. Hes dead so what. I can almost say for sure the death of G.W. Bush when ever that happens will spark more world joy then Osama's death.
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