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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They got the info from KSM years ago, but obviously it took time to use it.
    Inside the Operation That Brought Down Osama Bin Laden - ABC News

    The intel was from the CIA, not Khalid Sheikh Muhammad.

    Some interesting tidbits:

    His DNA matched DNA taken from a sister who had died of brain cancer in Boston. Her brain had been preserved in case it was needed to confirm Bin Laden's DNA.

    U.S. officials say Pakistan was not informed in advance of the military operation inside their borders.

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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Degreez View Post
    Inside the Operation That Brought Down Osama Bin Laden - ABC News

    The intel was from the CIA, not Khalid Sheikh Muhammad.

    Some interesting tidbits:

    His DNA matched DNA taken from a sister who had died of brain cancer in Boston. Her brain had been preserved in case it was needed to confirm Bin Laden's DNA.

    U.S. officials say Pakistan was not informed in advance of the military operation inside their borders.
    They said this earlier that interrogations of KSM led to knowledge about a personal courier of bin Laden.
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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

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    It does? Really? My family and friends who are dead are still dead. Is it a good thing? sure. Is it "everything" hardley. Lets have some perspective here.
    Rev, it is common for those affected by a crime to want closure. Family of the dead do not go to the killer's death sentence for kicks... they want to see justice done. It is what it is. I can bet you that those affected by 9/11 are rejoicing today.
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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Does anyone else get this wonderful feeling deep down inside them knowing that crabs are feeding on bin Laden's body as we speak? That just makes me happy to the core.

    GO NAVY SEALS!!! GO USA!!!!!!! Japan regretted attacking america, and now bin Laden does too!! DON'T MESS WITH THE USA!
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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    This news is a welcome development. Aside from justice's having been served, the outcome shatters Al Qaeda's ability to use Bin Laden as an icon and survivor in its narrative. Geopolitically South Asia remains essentially little changed. The Taliban continue their insurgency in Afghanistan aided, in part, by the impact of a corrupt regime in Kabul. Pakistan continues to slide toward failed state status. In the near-term attempts at revenge attacks could be particularly high in Afghanistan and in Pakistan, though Al Qaeda and its supporters will likely try to carry out attacks in a wider area. The location of Bin Laden's hideout, in close proximity to two Pakistani military bases and in a community with a significant military retiree population, raises questions of its own.

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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    I would like to say that Obama had nothing to do with Bin Ladens capture, other than saying "yea, go get him." Credit should go to the CIA, not BHO.

    Hardly a shoe-in for reelection in 2012. While Bin Ladens death is huge, it's not as close to home as being 15 trillion in debt and unemployment numbers near double digits. It's just the way it is. Saddams capture didn't promise a republican in 2008, so this won't do that for the dems either.
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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    I would like to say that Obama had nothing to do with Bin Ladens capture, other than saying "yea, go get him." Credit should go to the CIA, not BHO.

    Hardly a shoe-in for reelection in 2012. While Bin Ladens death is huge, it's not as close to home as being 15 trillion in debt and unemployment numbers near double digits. It's just the way it is. Saddams capture didn't promise a republican in 2008, so this won't do that for the dems either.
    In this case, I don't agree. Obama decided to carry on the GW Bush administration foreign policy (deplite his rhetoric to the contrary) and also decided to keep up and increase some aspects of it. Obama assigned the order to go investigate and continue going after Bin Laden, Obama also signed the actionable intel that authorized and ordered the assault on Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan. He does have something to do with it - and while I agree the CIA and Navy Seals actually carried it out, the Credit goes to Obama just as the criticism would go to Obama should the mission have failed.

    This is a great day, but a very small one. Zawahiri is still at large, Al Qaeda is primarily cut up into small factions which have to continue to be monitored and rooted out. Last night was an excellent showing of how the US (despite Pakistan's harboring - which is a whole different story) is fully capable of going right into Pakistan covertly, doing the job and getting out. All terrorst wannabe's beware... make sure you're wills are up to date.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    "If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Visible line going through the picture of Osama dead as though two pictures where morphed (top half has slightly different skin tone), looks exactly like the picture on the left (the bottom half mouth area just inverted).
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    Re: Osama Bin Laden is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Visible line going through the picture of Osama dead as though two pictures where morphed (top half has slightly different skin tone), looks exactly like the picture on the left (the bottom half mouth area just inverted).
    I think the reason he has slightly different skin tone was due to the fact of the blood splatter on his face.

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