published Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is dead, President Barack Obama says

From Staff and Wire Reports

UPDATE: U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, called the strike that killed bin Laden "a historic moment for the U.S. special operations and intelligence communities. I highly commend the special operations units who undertook this mission and carried it out with no injuries to women or children inside the compound. The CIA and others in the U.S. intelligence community did a phenomenal job over several months in carrying out this assignment," Chambliss said in a news release.


WASHINGTON—President Obama announced late Sunday that Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks, was killed in a firefight during an operation he ordered Sunday inside Pakistan, ending a 10 year manhunt for the world’s most wanted terrorist. American officials were in possession of his body, he said.

The fate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Al Qaeda number two in command, was unclear.

The death of Mr. Bin Laden is a huge punctuation in the American-led war on terrorism. What remains to be seen is whether the death of the leader of Al Qaeda galvanizes his followers by turning him into a martyr, or whether it serves as a turning of the page in the war in Afghanistan and gives further impetus to the Obama administration to bring American troops home.

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tderng said...

PUT HIS HEAD ON A PIKE ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN!!!!!!!!!!!

May 2, 2011 at 12:05 a.m.
SeaSmokie59er said...

JSOC!

May 2, 2011 at 12:07 a.m.
SeaSmokie59er said...

Tier 1!

May 2, 2011 at 12:09 a.m.
Horus said...

How ironic, just before his campaign run this summer he finally kills bin laden. And so begins his reelection campaign as the man who killed bin laden. He did what the Republicans couldn't and I promise you, just like you didn't hear the end of change, you won't hear the end of this.

May 2, 2011 at 12:16 a.m.
chet123 said...

GOD BLESS AMERICA! 1 DOWN(BIN LADEN)1 TO GO GADDAFI....GO GET THEM OBAMA!

May 2, 2011 at 12:24 a.m.
chet123 said...

GADDAFI wont sleep well tonite

May 2, 2011 at 12:25 a.m.
chet123 said...

FOLKS...I SEE THE HATERS NOT OUT TONITE....THINK THEY ARE ANGRY! LOL LOL LOL

May 2, 2011 at 12:51 a.m.
Horus said...

Hahaha see Chet? That's exactly how they want you to act.

May 2, 2011 at 12:55 a.m.
chet123 said...

go get them obama!!

May 2, 2011 at 1:34 a.m.
hambone said...

Obama better produce Bin Lsden's long form birth certificate or no one will beleive it was him!

May 2, 2011 at 6:30 a.m.
grammynga said...

If people start with all their snide comments about Obama, like the one above,(horus) it being a political move, I want to say, how stupid can you be, with all the devastation around us with the storm, can you not just be Thankful that the evil one is dead.

May 2, 2011 at 7:46 a.m.
limric said...

I feel, and I'm sure everyone else here does also, that a great weight has been lifted - like a Memorial Day. Those special forces, at this time, are our May 1st Santa Claus. A gift we shall not soon forget.

The whole country can let out great cheer and it will be heard around the world.

Let NO ONE try to take this from us. And I DO NOT CARE if any other country or leader doesn't like it.

Although I can understand the reasoning for dumping his body (I WILL NOT say 'buried')in the sea, being an old New Yorker with two friends that vanished on 9-11, I would have liked his body chopped up a bit and thrown on Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island. To become intimate friends (feed) with the Seagulls, bulldozers, bugs, bacteria, rats and the haunted remains resting there that will torment him for eternity.

Thank you boys. Thank you VERY VERY MUCH.

May 2, 2011 at 9:04 a.m.
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