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OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby FSTargetDrone » 2011-05-01 10:44pm

Aiens? Or killer asteroids?

Story:

President Obama plans to address the nation Sunday night

By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau

May 1, 2011, 7:01 p.m.

President Obama will address the nation on a national security issue at 10:30 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, the White House said.

The announcement was abrupt, coming after the White House had declared a so-called lid, meaning no other news would be coming for the remainder of the day.

A White House official declined to comment further.


EDIT:

The time slipped from 22:30 to 22:45 to 22:50. So far...

I'm guessing this has something to do with bin Laden.
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Re: Surprise Announcement By Obama At 22:50 EST TONIGHT

Postby Moby Halcyon » 2011-05-01 10:45pm

The news is saying that Osama Bin Laden is dead.
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Re: Surprise Announcement By Obama At 22:50 EST TONIGHT

Postby FSTargetDrone » 2011-05-01 10:46pm

Moby Halcyon wrote:The news is saying that Osama Bin Laden is dead.


Seems likely enough. Few minutes more... Turn on your TVs...
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Dalton » 2011-05-01 10:50pm

BREAKING: OSAMA BIN LADEN CONFIRMED KILLED
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby JME2 » 2011-05-01 10:50pm

10 years too late, but good. Adios, motherfucker.
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Re: Surprise Announcement By Obama At 22:50 EST TONIGHT

Postby Mr Bean » 2011-05-01 10:51pm

Report is Osama Bin Laden is dead, a special action team went into Pakistan got him and have the body.

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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Sute » 2011-05-01 10:52pm

I don't know which surprises me more: That we finally killed him or that he was still alive until now.

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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby erik_t » 2011-05-01 10:53pm

Rest in pieces, shitbag.

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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Thanas » 2011-05-01 10:54pm

If it is true, congrats to the USA and well done.
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby fgalkin » 2011-05-01 10:55pm

Huzzah.

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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby FSTargetDrone » 2011-05-01 10:57pm

And cue Obama's political standing rising...

Not that it matters.
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby DireApostasy » 2011-05-01 10:58pm

A long time coming, that. Congrats to the US for finally nailing the bastard.
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby The Vortex Empire » 2011-05-01 10:59pm

About time, though I don't think this will really impact Al-Qaeda's operation much. Still, one more psychopathic murderer is gone from the world.

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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby RazorOutlaw » 2011-05-01 11:00pm

I'm feeling a little shocked, maybe disbelief? Yet I think it's awesome otherwise. Good job to the guys that got him and everything else that went in to that!
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Fire Fly » 2011-05-01 11:01pm

If the news is true, I hope this marks the moment where we can slowly go back to pre-9/11 times and be a little less crazy.

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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby FSTargetDrone » 2011-05-01 11:01pm

It's 30 minutes since the scheduled announcement, so the statment from Obama will come at any time now.

EDIT:

Now they are saying 23:10 or 23:15.
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Lonestar » 2011-05-01 11:04pm

<---wonders if the Air force pilot who dropped the JDAM will get the bounty.
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Zadius » 2011-05-01 11:08pm

I was hoping they'd capture him alive as that would have been the most humiliating result for al-Qaeda, but I'll take him being dead. :) They have his body apparently, which I believe is true otherwise Obama probably wouldn't be having a sudden press conference since it would take more time to be sure he was really dead. Are we going to see a postmortem mugshot like with Zarqawi?
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Sea Skimmer » 2011-05-01 11:08pm

Rumors so far suggest he was killed by troops on the ground, which would make it way easier to explain how they could ever confirm he was killed. We can officially declare victory in the first campaign of the war on terror now. The glorious murderfest accomplished something.
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Alphawolf55 » 2011-05-01 11:09pm

Question, will this have any major impacts on the 2012 election or will this go away quickly?

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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Stofsk » 2011-05-01 11:11pm

Alphawolf55 wrote:Question, will this have any major impacts on the 2012 election or will this go away quickly?

If I were Obama I would milk this for every drop it's worth to get re-elected.
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby DireApostasy » 2011-05-01 11:11pm

Sea Skimmer wrote:Rumors so far suggest he was killed by troops on the ground, which would make it way easier to explain how they could ever confirm he was killed. We can officially declare victory in the first campaign of the war on terror now. The glorious murderfest accomplished something.

The news I'm watching is saying it was a bomb that killed him (deployed from a Predator, maybe?), and special forces recovered the body.
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Zadius » 2011-05-01 11:12pm

Stofsk wrote:
Alphawolf55 wrote:Question, will this have any major impacts on the 2012 election or will this go away quickly?

If I were Obama I would milk this for every drop it's worth to get re-elected.


Yep. Obama gets the "Ladies and gentleman, we got him," moment here. The one that really mattered the most, too.
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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Alphawolf55 » 2011-05-01 11:14pm

"In 3 years, I passed major health care, fought Republicans tooth and nail, saw democracy take root in the middle east and killed Osama Bin Laden, the Republicans had Washington for 8 and all they did was get us into iraq and tank the economy'

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Re: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Postby Pelranius » 2011-05-01 11:15pm

Huzzah, we got the son of a bitch!

Now where's Mullah Omar?
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