Bin Laden Dead!
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Quote:Osama Bin Laden Killed By Navy Seals in Firefight

By BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) , JAKE TAPPER (@jaketapper) , RICHARD ESPOSITO and NICK SCHIFRIN (@nickschifrin)
May 2, 2011

Osama Bin Laden was killed not by a drone strike, but up close during a firefight with U.S. troops. He was not living in a cave when he died, but in a million-dollar mansion with twelve-foot walls just 40 miles from the Pakistani capital, where U.S. forces killed him Sunday.

The U.S. had been monitoring the compound in Abbottabad for months after receiving a tip in August that Bin Laden might be seeking shelter there. He had long been said to be in the mountainous region along the Afghanistan, Pakistan border, hiding in a cave as the U.S. sought to kill him with drone strikes from above. Instead, he was in a house eight times larger than its neighbors, with walls more than 12 feet tall and valued at $1 million. The house had no phone or television and the residents burned their trash. The house had high windows and few points of access, and U.S. officials concluded it had been built to hide someone.

According to U.S. officials, two U.S. helicopters swept into the compound at 1:30 and 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Twenty to 25 U.S. Navy Seals under the command of the Joint Special Operations Command in cooperation with the CIA stormed the compound and engaged Bin Laden and his men in a firefight, killed Bin Laden and all those with him.

Two Bin Laden couriers were killed, as was one of Osama Bin Laden's son, as was a woman reportedly used as a shield by one of the men. Other women and children were present in the compound, according to Pakistani officials, but were not harmed. U.S. officials said that Bin Laden himself did fire his weapon during the fight.

One of the U.S. helicopters was damaged but not destroyed during the operation, and U.S. forces elected to destroy it themselves with explosives.

The Americans took Bin Laden's body into custody after the firefight and confirmed his identity. According to a senior administration official, the U.S. is "ensuring it is handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition. It's something we take seriously and therefore it's being handled in an appropriate manner."

According to Pakistani officials, the operation was a joint U.S.-Pakistani operation, but U.S. officials said only U.S. personnel were involved in the raid.

"The United States has conducted an operation that has killed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and a terrorist responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent men, women and children," said President Obama Sunday night in an address to the nation. "A small team of Americans carried out with the operation with extraordinary courage. After a firefight, they killed Osama Bin Laden, and took custody of his body."

Abbottabad is a city of 90,000 in the Orash Valley, north of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, and east of Peshawar. It is 40 miles by air from Islamabad.
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Great news - another bad guy, and a really evil one at that, brought to justice.

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Dickie Billericay Wrote:By BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) , JAKE TAPPER (@jaketapper) , RICHARD ESPOSITO and NICK SCHIFRIN (@nickschifrin)
May 2, 2011

Osama Bin Laden was killed not by a drone strike, but up close during a firefight with U.S. troops. He was not living in a cave when he died, but in a million-dollar mansion with twelve-foot walls just 40 miles from the Pakistani capital, where U.S. forces killed him Sunday.

The U.S. had been monitoring the compound in Abbottabad for months after receiving a tip in August that Bin Laden might be seeking shelter there. He had long been said to be in the mountainous region along the Afghanistan, Pakistan border, hiding in a cave as the U.S. sought to kill him with drone strikes from above. Instead, he was in a house eight times larger than its neighbors, with walls more than 12 feet tall and valued at $1 million. The house had no phone or television and the residents burned their trash. The house had high windows and few points of access, and U.S. officials concluded it had been built to hide someone.

According to U.S. officials, two U.S. helicopters swept into the compound at 1:30 and 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. Twenty to 25 U.S. Navy Seals under the command of the Joint Special Operations Command in cooperation with the CIA stormed the compound and engaged Bin Laden and his men in a firefight, killed Bin Laden and all those with him.

Two Bin Laden couriers were killed, as was one of Osama Bin Laden's son, as was a woman reportedly used as a shield by one of the men. Other women and children were present in the compound, according to Pakistani officials, but were not harmed. U.S. officials said that Bin Laden himself did fire his weapon during the fight.

One of the U.S. helicopters was damaged but not destroyed during the operation, and U.S. forces elected to destroy it themselves with explosives.

The Americans took Bin Laden's body into custody after the firefight and confirmed his identity. According to a senior administration official, the U.S. is "ensuring it is handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition. It's something we take seriously and therefore it's being handled in an appropriate manner."

According to Pakistani officials, the operation was a joint U.S.-Pakistani operation, but U.S. officials said only U.S. personnel were involved in the raid.

"The United States has conducted an operation that has killed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda and a terrorist responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent men, women and children," said President Obama Sunday night in an address to the nation. "A small team of Americans carried out with the operation with extraordinary courage. After a firefight, they killed Osama Bin Laden, and took custody of his body."

Abbottabad is a city of 90,000 in the Orash Valley, north of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, and east of Peshawar. It is 40 miles by air from Islamabad.

I didn't read the name Gus Sainz anywhere in the article. I wonder how long it will be before Gus starts claiming that he played some role in the Bin Laden operation?

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Quote:Instead, he was in a house eight times larger than its neighbors, with walls more than 12 feet tall and valued at $1 million. The house had no phone or television and the residents burned their trash. The house had high windows and few points of access, and U.S. officials concluded it had been built to hide someone.

You mean Obama bin Biden fooled his lefty flop house fans with this mudblood prince messianic thing, talking about the kingdom that shall come where hippies, lefties, rastas and their ilk will be the first...and in reality lived a pampered life in a mansion with all comforts?RolleyesBig GrinCool
Who evaluated the house, exactly? Mister Esposito's uncle Sal or mister Schifrin's uncle Shlomo?

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Now that the real American ripped his t-shirt to shreds, it may prove useful to remind that "rumors of waste and special privilege" were a preferred wartime psychological operation weapon.
See
(Floyd H. Allport and Milton Lepkin, "wartime Rumors of Waste
and Special Privilege," Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology
40 [1945]: 4).


Quote:A small team of Americans carried out with the operation with extraordinary courage. After a firefight, they killed Osama Bin Laden, and took custody of his body.

You mean no "intelligent" bombing of civilians? No sex parties with minors? That's an improvement over Iraq...RolleyesBig Grin
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(05-02-2011, 11:32 PM)Geoff Vankirk Wrote: I didn't read the name Gus Sainz anywhere in the article. I wonder how long it will be before Gus starts claiming that he played some role in the Bin Laden operation?

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Quote:There were also significant contributions to the investigation and prosecution by Gus Sainz and his team at Degreediscussion.com
http://chronicle.com/news/article/4784/d...-in-prison

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What's this burial at sea crap? How about at the end of a bank of urinals at Yankee Stadium.
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(05-03-2011, 02:22 PM)Ben Johnson Wrote: What's this burial at sea crap? How about at the end of a bank of urinals at Yankee Stadium.

Thought it was supposed to be "72 virgins," not "72 sturgeons." Tongue
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(05-03-2011, 02:22 PM)Ben Johnson Wrote: What's this burial at sea crap? How about at the end of a bank of urinals at Yankee Stadium.

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There's a new drink out there....it's called a Bin Laden:

Two shots & a splash of water!
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(05-03-2011, 02:22 PM)Ben Johnson Wrote: What's this burial at sea crap? How about at the end of a bank of urinals at Yankee Stadium.

What is it?
Is it a convenient way to get rid of the burden of the proof...
I heard they had one gallon of sperm for DNA testing, but there was this brave GI who was thirsty during a blackout and...you know...
I also heard Bin Laden has been buried at Katyn along with Polish victims of Nazi onslaught, under a monument to Iraq's weapons of mass destruction...
If you struggle to find it, it has the shape of a butt and lies next to a memorial for the poor Kuwaiti newborns that bad Iraqi invaders had killed in 1990...
Still can't find it?
Ask the guide for the monument to the "crucified Canadian"...it's on Belgium martyr square...

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Here's the rant of another great American

Quote:Hulk Hogan was my childhood hero. Even my father, who generally disapproved of professional wrestling, seemed to look up to him as something of a role model for balding men in their forties. Yet, the Hulkster has disappointed me in recent years. For example, there’s the time his son crashed his Toyota Supra while drunkenly drag racing, leaving passenger John Graziano in a permanent vegetative state, and Hogan went on Larry King to explain that the accident was all part of God’s plan to make Graziano a better person. It might be difficult to see how Hogan thinks turning Graziano into a vegetable with half of his head missing might make him a better person, but remember what I said up there about intellectual disability being no bar to virtue.

Okay, so, fine. But what about his public sympathy with O.J. Simpson following his divorce? How about the reports of his cheating on his wife with his daughter’s best friend? What about the creepy photos of him rubbing tanning lotion on his own daughter’s buttocks? And remember the time he turned his back on his loyal fans and his longtime friend “Macho Man” Randy Savage and joined the New World Order?

But never — not once — did I ever question Hulk Hogan’s patriotism. Even casual fans remember the first three Demandments of Hulkamania — training, saying your prayers, and eating your vitamins — but diehard Hulkamaniacs everywhere also remember his exhortations to believe in themselves and be true to their country. Whatever the Hulkster’s other human failings, I thought, Hulk Hogan is a Real American. His theme song says so. He’s certainly not the type who would ever launch a cowardly Pearl Harbor attack against his country. I mean, there were the bizarre, worrying dueling interviews leading up to Wrestlemania VI in which Hulk Hogan promised to give the Ultimate Warrior eternal life in return for his self-sacrifice and Warrior, in return vowed to tear down the cockpit door of Hulk Hogan’s airplane and send his airplane into a nosedive. But I never worried that Hulk hogan could be involved in any kind of sinister plot against his own country. Russia? Certainly. Parts Unknown, sure. But not the good old US of A.

That is, I didn’t, until I was reading a comment thread at the AV Club featuring posters doing pitch-perfect written impersonations of the Hulkster, the Ultimate Warrior, and Good Ol’ J.R, and found a link to the following image, which gives haunting, tragic new resonance to the opening line of Hogan’s theme song

These are clearly not the actions of a Real American. To quote WCW wrestling announcer Tony Schiavone, we have seen the end of Hulkamania. Hulk Hogan, you can go to hell! Straight to hell.

Is this sociopath serious?
There are interviews in which Hogan explains his was JUST A GIMMICK!

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