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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #30 on: May 02, 2011, 08:38 PM »
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Yes, I did see it. I probably shouldn't have, gave me nightmares for a bit on how dimly lit it was.

There's a ton of rumors going around.

How do you feel about the celebrations, though? While I don't care that people are excited that he's dead, I think it's a little much to be having street parades and the like.

If any of my nearest and dearest had thrown themselves off the top of one of the Twin Towers because of this man, I'd most probably be cheering too.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #31 on: May 02, 2011, 08:55 PM »
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I'm all for the street celebrations.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #32 on: May 02, 2011, 09:03 PM »
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I'm not going to link, but you apparently can find photos of Osama's body (allegedly), but they definitely don't look fake, on foreign press websites.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #33 on: May 02, 2011, 09:07 PM »
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Everywhere I've read says it's fake. There's comparison shot of the death photo next to the original, it's just photoshopped.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #34 on: May 02, 2011, 09:08 PM »
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Have you looked at them?
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #35 on: May 02, 2011, 09:09 PM »
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Have you looked at them?
Yes, assuming you're referring to the photo embedded in this article.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #36 on: May 02, 2011, 09:10 PM »
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If any of my nearest and dearest had thrown themselves off the top of one of the Twin Towers because of this man, I'd most probably be cheering too.
Likewise.  It's not the best way to feel, but I can completely understand how you'd feel that way.  Totally needless violence borne from a need for power.  Nuts...
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #37 on: May 02, 2011, 09:17 PM »
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Yes, assuming you're referring to the photo embedded in this article.

If in fact, this is genuine, then it does not bear out the report I read that said he had been shot through the eye.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #38 on: May 02, 2011, 09:17 PM »
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If in fact, this is genuine, then it does not bear out the report I read that said he had been shot through the eye.
It's not genuine.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #39 on: May 02, 2011, 09:20 PM »
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It's not genuine.

So, do you think the "Guvvies" are going to show us all something to satisfy us and shut us up? 
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #40 on: May 02, 2011, 09:27 PM »
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In this particular instance, I just can't imagine that there are too many Americans who give a toss for Islamic cultural sensitivities.

I wonder how many "leaders" or "layers of leaders" there are remaining and what Plan "B" is.
It wasn't only Americans who were killed on 9/11.  Citizens of many countries were also victims, as were a number of Muslims.  It would be interesting to have views of the relatives of the latter.

It's like a hydra, as soon as you chop off one head, another grows.  Terrorism/ freedom fighting  has its roots in poverty, cruelty and injustice and there's plenty of that in this little old world.
Sadly, BBH, I agree with you.  I think Obama is being naive if he seriously thinks that the world will be a safer place without this man, although perhaps he's just trying to offer soothing words of reassurance - and it hasn't taken the British government long to start their scaremongering.  Regardless of the circumstances surrounding Bin Laden's death, and his subsequent burial, there's no doubt that

Two questions remain: Does al-Qaeda have a future and how will it react?

In the short term the Obama administration is already bracing itself for possible revenge attacks, either against US forces in Afghanistan or, worse still, in the American homeland.

But for many the bigger question is whether, in the longer run, al-Qaeda can survive.

Since the start of the year, some experts have argued that the uprisings in the Arab world have rendered it irrelevant.

They will see Bin Laden's death as confirming the trend.

Perhaps. But the root causes of radical Islam - the range of issues that enabled al-Qaeda to recruit disaffected young Muslims to its cause - remain, for the most part, unaddressed.

The death of Bin Laden will strike at the morale of the global jihad, but is unlikely to end it.


Full article - "Will Osama Bin Laden continue to haunt the US?" - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13257631

Although not just the US, but the rest of the Western World.



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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #41 on: May 02, 2011, 10:33 PM »
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Absolutely no surprise that while ordering others to make attacks and sacrifice their own lives, all along he was hiding in a luxurious mansion, not a **** hole cave in the mountains, and spent his final moments hiding behind his wife trying to use her as a human shield. As if there was any doubt about the kind of person we were dealing with.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #42 on: May 02, 2011, 10:37 PM »
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Absolutely no surprise that while ordering others to make attacks and sacrifice their own lives, all along he was hiding in a luxurious mansion, not a sh*t hole cave in the mountains, and spent his final moments hiding behind his wife trying to use her as a human shield. As if there was any doubt about the kind of person we were dealing with.
I'm very glad he's gone, but there will always be others willing to step up.  It's sooo depressing to think we have to now wait for the backlash.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #43 on: May 02, 2011, 10:39 PM »
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and spent his final moments hiding behind his wife trying to use her as a human shield.

According to BBC reports, this is unsubstantiated and when questioned further the US official admitted it was unclear how the woman got into the line of fire and may have put herself there.
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Re: Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces « Reply #44 on: May 02, 2011, 10:46 PM »
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I'm very glad he's gone, but there will always be others willing to step up.  It's sooo depressing to think we have to now wait for the backlash.
Bin laden may be gone ,but the idea behind him his very much alive.Lots of other men willing to die for this cause
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