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      05-01-2011, 10:42 PM   #1
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Exclamation BREAKING NEWS: Osama Bin Laden is DEAD!

History text books are being rewritten tonight boys and girls.

(Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan and his body was recovered, President Barack Obama announced Sunday.

"Justice has been done," Obama said in a dramatic, late-night White House speech announcing the death of the elusive mastermind of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the New York and Washington.

Obama said U.S. forces led the operation that killed bin Laden. No Americans were killed in the operation and they took care to avoid civilian casualties, he said.

"The United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda and a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of men, women and children," Obama said.

It is a major accomplishment for Obama and his national security team, after many Americans had given up hope of ever finding bin Laden.

A crowd gathered outside the White House to celebrate, chanting, "USA, USA."

Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, had repeatedly vowed to bring bin Laden to justice "dead or alive" for the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington that killed nearly 3,000 people, but never did before leaving office in early 2009.

U.S. officials said that after searching in vain for the al Qaeda leader since he disappeared in Afghanistan in late 2001, the Saudi-born extremist was killed in the Pakistani town of Abbotabad and his body recovered.

Having the body may help convince any doubters that bin Laden is really dead.

He had been the subject of a search since he eluded U.S. soldiers and Afghan militia forces in a large-scale assault on the Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan in 2001.

The trail quickly went cold after he disappeared and many intelligence officials believed he had been hiding in Pakistan.

While in hiding, bin Laden had taunted the West and advocated his militant Islamist views in videotapes spirited from his hideaway.

Besides September 11, Washington has also linked bin Laden to a string of attacks -- including the 1998 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the 2000 bombing of the warship USS Cole in Yemen.

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      05-01-2011, 10:46 PM   #3
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Obama to speak at 10:30

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He killed a week ago by a US bomb.
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      05-01-2011, 10:47 PM   #5
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nice link man, would read again
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10:30 est?
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      05-01-2011, 10:47 PM   #7
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A Great Day for the civilized world!!!!
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I was about to make this same post, this is great news but could potentially turn ugly.
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      05-01-2011, 10:53 PM   #9
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I read that as Osama at first..

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      05-01-2011, 10:53 PM   #10
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someone explain Osama vs Usama
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      05-01-2011, 10:54 PM   #11
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10:30 est?
seems delayed - at first I thought it was automatically adjusting to my time zone.
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      05-01-2011, 10:55 PM   #13
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Well, I guess I'm not signing onto Facebook for a day or two. Everyone will be saying the same thing.
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Osama bin Laden is dead!

I'm going to go do some burnouts!
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      05-01-2011, 10:55 PM   #15
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Well, I guess I'm not signing onto Facebook for a day or two. Everyone will be saying the same thing.
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Exclamation Osama Bin Laden DEAD!!

Obama to address the nation soon.

so make it about BMW. anyone know what boost and IC i can run on procede and 110 racegas on an otherwise stock car?
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      05-01-2011, 10:57 PM   #18
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lol beat me to posting a thread like this.

I believe this will enrage Bin Laden's followers and there will sadly be more bombings and terrorist attacks in the future. Except this time around, will be much much worse.
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Since we killed the terrorists leader, they'll probably attack us again.
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I think Osama is the correct way.
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Already posted in thread in politics sub-section but in4firstpage anyways.
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