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Osama Bin Laden killed by US forces

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Twitter has exploded with political insiders/networks saying that Bin Laden has been killed. Waiting for a reputable news article to confirm, though.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/world/asia/osama-bin-laden-is-killed.html?_r=1&hp
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He hid well.
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The BBC's last update was at 3:54 am and is merely reporting what is being said in the US media, although they've added that the speech Obama was scheduled to make has been delayed three times, so it looks like there's some uncertainty here.  

If the story is true, then I wonder how they managed to conclusively identify his body since he most certainly wouldn't be carrying a passport, or any other form of identity, at least not in his own name.  Also until now, according to the rolling BBC News 24, he was believed to be hiding in the mountains of Aghanistan.
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Watch the live stream. He just confirmed it.
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Wow, Fox News, Freudian slip?

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^^ Very apt. Smile


Watch the live stream. He just confirmed it.
 
Couldn't get the live-stream to work but I've just listened to Obama's speech on BBC News.
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Osama bin Laden is killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/osama-bin-laden-is-killed-by-us-forces-in-pakistan/2011/05/01/AFXMZyVF_story.html?hpid=z1
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Well they've finally got him. And he's never bn a inconspicuous figure to identify.
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Feels strange to be happy at someone being killed. Just something you generally don't feel but for me it feels like a proud day to be part of the Western World. Not sure I'd have been outside Buckingham Palace with flags on Friday but reckon I might have been outside the Whitehouse today.
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I was wondering about identification.  Aren't there some bin Laden family members in the US?  I wonder if they have a DNA sample from one of them?  I also wonder how much this whole operation cost - as it's been ongoing for 10 years, most probably as much as some small country's entire budget.
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I imagine the proof of identification will come out in the coming days but they must be certain to have announced it to the world. Read that has is one of 50 children of his father! So there must be thousands of relatives all over the world.
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I was wondering about identification.  Aren't there some bin Laden family members in the US?  I wonder if they have a DNA sample from one of them?  I also wonder how much this whole operation cost - as it's been ongoing for 10 years, most probably as much as some small country's entire budget.

Great link here for you - money just ticking over all the time - I don't know what 12 zeros after a coma is - trillion or something? dontknow

http://costofwar.com/en/
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Apparently they've buried him at sea already.
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Why take his body to bury it at sea?
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