Osama Bin Laden = Dead?

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Osama Bin Laden = Dead?

Post by weaponepsilon » Sun May 01, 2011 9:19 pm

News story just posted! http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110502/ap_ ... _bin_laden" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Osama Bin Laden = Dead?

Post by vskid » Sun May 01, 2011 9:48 pm

Yup, just watched President Obama give his speech on TV in a room full of soldiers. :twisted:
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Post by weaponepsilon » Sun May 01, 2011 10:00 pm

Can we really believe? Especially when this guy is supposed to have been in some cave in a lawless zone and hes found in a luxurious mansion?
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Post by vskid » Sun May 01, 2011 10:09 pm

I think it was supposed to have happened a week ago, so they've had time to make sure. If it doesn't turn out to be true, I think Obama can kiss a second term good-bye, so I bet he's sure.
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Post by nightwheel » Sun May 01, 2011 10:14 pm

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld ... 1556.story" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

he was killed today
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Re: Osama Bin Laden = Dead?

Post by weaponepsilon » Sun May 01, 2011 10:32 pm

If there is a second "Mission Accomplished" speech, they'd better be right.
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Post by eagle5953 » Sun May 01, 2011 10:41 pm

They are reporting now that he was killed today, not a week ago.

I was surprised to hear that he was in a mansion, not a cave. Sounds like he was hiding in plain sight.

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Post by nightwheel » Sun May 01, 2011 10:52 pm

eagle5953 wrote:They are reporting now that he was killed today, not a week ago.

I was surprised to hear that he was in a mansion, not a cave. Sounds like he was hiding in plain sight.
The old "Bait-and-Switch" tactic.

But yea, I was quite surprised they found him in the middle somewhere. (That somewhere being Abbottabad, Pakistan.) Instead of finding him in the middle of nowhere.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden = Dead?

Post by Black Six » Mon May 02, 2011 3:49 am

I could definitely see it as possible that the military knew he wasn't in a cave but obviously wouldn't tell the press as it would likely get back to Osama and tip hip off that they were onto him.

Glad we got him though.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden = Dead?

Post by Metallica Man X » Mon May 02, 2011 9:10 am

Bleh, he's been dead since '01...and if I remember right, this is the eighth or ninth time the gov't has said he's dead. Although, this time around, the big media is making a little more of a stink about it...guess people aren't being fooled by the ghost of Osama anymore so they're making it "official" finally.

It's just crud being put out in an attempt to boost the president's abysmal approval rating.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden = Dead?

Post by weaponepsilon » Mon May 02, 2011 9:52 am

Of course none of this matters when the Machines rise against us....
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Post by cennar » Mon May 02, 2011 12:23 pm

and the little man was loaded into the cannon. the big top was in roar. the ring leader sweat... this one last show... the oil spills bankrupted federal institutions, the insane military budget... just this guy to get blown from a cannon, and they might still give a crap enough to vote me in again.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden = Dead?

Post by Triton » Mon May 02, 2011 7:12 pm

I was surprised to hear that he was in a mansion, not a cave. Sounds like he was hiding in plain sight.
he was hiding out in mansion compound in Abbottabad Pakistan about 100 miles from the Afghanistan border, and about 3/4 of a mile from the Pakistan Military Academy. according to what i've read the mansion was well defended, surounded by a 12 (or 18) foot high concrete wall
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The primary areas they searched for him in were mostly near the Afghanistan border and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan, so its not too surprising they didnt find him. according to wiki this compound did not exist prior to 2002 and was probably build sometime around 2005

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Re: Osama Bin Laden = Dead?

Post by Mr. Bastey » Mon May 02, 2011 7:29 pm

I was shocked to see this, honestly a bit skeptical when I first heard, still kind of skeptical...

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Re: Osama Bin Laden = Dead?

Post by Triton » Mon May 02, 2011 7:33 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Osama_bin_Laden
read and learn. Its healthy to question information given to you by mass media and people in positions of power, but all the conspiracy theorizing and whatnot is kinda silly IMO. Remember people revenge is a dish best served cold

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