Bin Laden is dead.
Does that mean I can go home now…?
I do think that the audacity and daring of the 9-11 operation made such fools of the US that they felt the need to start a war or two and invade some sandy country whilst shouting.
Like they’ve reportedly been doing outside the White House since the announcement – “USA, USA”…Posted 6 years ago
TT, yes you’re right to say he needed capturing.
It was the “killing” bit – with glorification – that made me feel slightly uncomfortable.
Whatever he may or may not have done everybody should have a fair trial.
Now that will open another can of worms……. Guantanamo….Posted 6 years agocranberryMember
No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.
Interesting wording – could be read that OBL did not take part in the firefight and/or he was not killed as part of the firefight but was executed afterwards.Posted 6 years ago
Interesting wording – could be read that OBL did not take part in the firefight and/or he was not killed as part of the firefight but was executed afterwards.
I imagine he doesn’t have the energy to lift a gun let alone get involved in a fire fight. More than likely they won’t have taken any risk in letting him escape again so excessive force would have been used in order to kill all within that compound.Posted 6 years agosparkingchainsMember
Much more detailed info with The Guardian on the attack and where he was found.Posted 6 years agosimonralli2Member
Well given how ill he was in 2001 and how he died in 2001, this seems pretty miraculous to me. We should be celebrating his resurrection. 🙂
This is a man who was clearly not well. I mean, as you see from these pictures here, he’s really, by December he’s looking pretty terrible. But by December, of course, that tape that was aired then, he’s barely moving the left side of his body. So he’s clearly got diabetes. He has low blood pressure. He’s got a wound in his foot. He’s apparently got dialysis … for kidney problems.
Bin Laden, according to the source, was suffering from a serious lung complication and succumbed to the disease in mid-December, in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest honorably in his last abode and his grave was made as per his Wahabi belief.TooTallMember
It was the “killing” bit
If a bloke who didn’t want to be captured was holed up with several armed blokes with no fear of death and no desire to be captured, capturing them would be damn near impossible.
Not really. After a firefight they then went forward to confirm, search for intelligence and evidence then ensure they had the real evidence of his death. Nothing of mystery there.Posted 6 years ago
Well of course ernie, if YOU’D have been on the case, looking for one man on the face of the planet hiding away in an unknown location, the scumbag would have been killed years ago.
Of course that’s what it took. Why wouldn’t it?
Good to have someone around with the resources to do it, say I.Posted 6 years agoernie_lynchMember
looking for one man on the face of the planet hiding away in an unknown location
Absolutely, I couldn’t agree more. There’s about 6 billion people in the world, it must be a nightmare looking for just one person. Specially when the crafty fecker is hiding in an “unknown location”……he could have been anywhere, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Helsinki. I bet finding him just over the Afghan border in Pakistan came as a surprise to them.Posted 6 years agoLMTMember
Feels like a level complete on Call of duty!! then the big sensationism that the US and the news do, he’s dead so on and so forth!!
I might be missing the point, but yes he masterminded so many terror attacks, well so we are lead to believe from american intelligence, not sure if intelligence is the right word.
Buried at sea? why not just jetison it into space and be done with it.
Who knows what backlash this will be, terror alerts will go up and airport security will be clamped down again.Posted 6 years ago
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