Osama Bin Laden is Dead!

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Osama Bin Laden is Dead!

VieuxCarre VieuxCarre
If you haven't seen the news, Osama Bin Laden is confirmed dead and his body is in US custody. I honestly can't believe it!

Almost 10 years since 9/11 and we have him. It's a good day for America.
05/01/2011
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Daniel & Brittany Daniel & Brittany
Bout time we got the SOB
05/01/2011
VieuxCarre VieuxCarre
Obama is about to make an official announcement about it soon. I'm relieved but at the same time it brings up worry of a bigger attack now that he's gone.
05/01/2011
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
I agree, while I'm kind of glad that we won't have to worry about him anymore, I worry about retaliation and all.

I'm waiting on the live stream to start, it's taking forever for it to get going, lol.

link

(there's also one that'll be on CNN.com, too)
05/01/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by VieuxCarre
Obama is about to make an official announcement about it soon. I'm relieved but at the same time it brings up worry of a bigger attack now that he's gone.
hes on tv right now!
05/01/2011
VieuxCarre VieuxCarre
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Originally posted by Persephone Nightmare
I agree, while I'm kind of glad that we won't have to worry about him anymore, I worry about retaliation and all.



I'm waiting on the live stream to start, it's taking forever for it to get going, ...
The stream started. President Obama is on right now.
05/01/2011
Persephone Nightmare Persephone Nightmare
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Originally posted by VieuxCarre
The stream started. President Obama is on right now.
Yep, watching, lol
05/01/2011
married with children married with children
Im happy, but the problem is that there is just 1 million more of those MF'ers out there wanting to kill everyone who does not share there beliefs.
05/02/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
No doubt a psychological victory - but it will not change anything regarding ongoing wars and terrorism. As long as there is envy and fanaticism the violence will continue. War has been with us from day 1 - and you can be sure it will still be here when you and I move on...
05/02/2011
K101 K101
Omg! Lol I just heard about this a few hrs ago from a text message from a friend and I truly thought it was a joke until I SAW it on Yahoo. I immediately posted on FB lol. It sure is a happy day! It made my day! When I realized it was true I said "Hellllll yea!" Really loud and then realized how crazy it probably sounded to my mom who was in the bathroom. Lol.

I'm very glad he's finally dead. I cannot believe it took this long!
05/02/2011
kelaaa33wish kelaaa33wish
He got what he deserved, it took some time but is done with now. There will always be someone to try an be a bad ass and try to take over. I wish that his death would bring our men and women home from the war ( as I have a son in Afgan. right now) but I don't think the death of this terrorist SOB will bring our troops home.
05/02/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I was up WAY too late watching this on CNN last night. Certainly a historic event.

There is a good chance it can cause some serious uproar though.
05/02/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
No matter what comes, I'm glad he's gone. I hope this marks a change for the better with this war (and hopefully the beginning of the end of it).
05/02/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I have been having conflicted feelings.

I am not glad that someone is dead. I don't think that rejoicing in the loss of life (no matter whose) is appropriate. I am glad that he won't be the responsible party for further murders. I'm afraid of the retaliation of his followers; do you think his followers are going to be like "Ah, damn, they got him. Oh well, I guess that means we're done"? It's only one head of the monster, not the monster. How many pockets of officers do you think he has hidden throughout the Middle East? I don't think that the war on terror is anywhere close to over. I don't think our troops will be brought home anytime soon; and yes I have loved ones over there that I hope come home soon. And I hope that I don't sound pessimistic, but there's going to be repercussions for killing him.

And let's face facts. We cannot be absolutely certain that we really do have him. We have government reports; and without sounding all "crazy-conspiracy-theo rist," the government is not exactly known for its honesty.
05/02/2011
SexyTabby SexyTabby
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I have been having conflicted feelings.



I am not glad that someone is dead. I don't think that rejoicing in the loss of life (no matter whose) is appropriate. I am glad that he won't be the responsible party for further ...
Initially when I heard this early this morning I thought good I'm glad they ended the pain for so many that needed closure. So many people died on 9/11. Those families and all those effected by him have closure and that's worth celebrating. The man, his son and the people protecting him who died...that was on his head not ours. Evil is real and it lives inside of man - but good also lives there. Good triumphed today and that's just the way it is sometimes.

My second thought was oh God my son has a field trip to the local Naval Base and that truly concerns me because I'm sure somewhere, someone with a delusional mind will attack our soil and it just seems if the Navy Seals took him out then the Navy Bases may be a target. I really hope not but I don't need my child caught up in some revenge holy war.

Though it leaves me mixed in my emotions I will say a good friend of mine lost his daughter and partner in the towers on 9/11. My heart rejoices that he will have even the smallest bit of closer.
05/02/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
This is some pretty deep conversation going on. I just hope everyone who was able to hug their family and friends today were able to. I send love and comfort with all my might to your friend, SexyTabby. I hope closure is easier for him now.

I agree with some sentiments. It's not good for people to be happy that someone was killed. People could be grateful that evil has been vanquished. People could be relieved that there's one less source of hatred and violence against masses of people in the world. People can even rejoice in what they feel is a day in history that terrorism started to fall. But it's not healthy to give in to contentment with death.

But some don't deserve the wonderful thing called life.

I try very, very hard to really breath and believe a lot of the existential stuff I've learned and the liberal, culturally-aware insights and opinions and knowledge I carry. But I still can't help but shake the protective feeling I have over people that have been persecuted, tortured, raped, murdered, etc. So anyone that grossly violated humanity is subject to vengence from the very humanity they hurt.

So it does kinda go against my own normal ways of thinking. But in the end, we are animals (albeit sentient ones) and self-preservation is important. He stepped out of bounds with how he treated the entire rest of the world's population. I just shrug and say, "Yeah, you were going to get it in the end, bin Laden. That's what happens."

But yeah, I'm worried about repercussions as well. I just hope with all my might that their attempts are weak and disorganized without him. Let there be no more tragedies.
05/02/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Oh and I absolutely loved Obama's speech last night. He is such an intelligent and articulate speaker, no matter what your party affiliation is you must agree. If you haven't heard it yet, you should find it and give it a listen.
05/02/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
About bloody time!
I feel no loss when a psycho killer is finally stopped for good! The world is a tough enough place, without having to deal with evil creeps as well.
05/02/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Just when I thought I could stop watching the news...remember how everyone seemed to be glued to their tv's when this started in 2001?
05/02/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Just when I thought I could stop watching the news...remember how everyone seemed to be glued to their tv's when this started in 2001?
I do. I'm totally freaked. I have friends and family in Atlanta (home of the CDC), DC, and NYC. Pardon my lack of enthusiasm, but I'm under no delusions that this is the end of this.
05/02/2011
PassionQT PassionQT
Wow! I saw a corpse photo online, "supposedly" of him, but it was on Craigslist, so who knows if it's real or not. Gruesome though if it is! Well it's about time they got him. Who knows how long he was camping out in that mansion, but at least that had enough intelligence to know that is exactly where he was.
05/02/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by PassionQT
Wow! I saw a corpse photo online, "supposedly" of him, but it was on Craigslist, so who knows if it's real or not. Gruesome though if it is! Well it's about time they got him. Who knows how long he was camping out in that ...
It is fake. The White House has officially stated they are not sure if they are going to release the real image because it is so graphic (you can see gray matter).
05/02/2011
Ansley Ansley
I'm glad he's dead. Glad, I tell you. Happy, even. I feel no shame because he felt no shame in murdering thousands of people for his will.

This is only the beginning and though I live in Atlanta, I am not at all terrified. If I am, they have still won. I refuse to let them win.

When your oppressor is no longer breathing down your back, you lose the will to fight for his favor. It's that simple. A lot of people who were brainwashed into this might 'wake up' and see the light. Might. It's a possibility. Though how certain of one, no one can be sure.
05/02/2011
alliegator alliegator
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
Oh and I absolutely loved Obama's speech last night. He is such an intelligent and articulate speaker, no matter what your party affiliation is you must agree. If you haven't heard it yet, you should find it and give it a listen.
I completely agree. He brings dignity and respectability to the position.
05/02/2011
Kim! Kim!
I don't feel that it's right to flat out celebrate someone's death. I mean at what cost did this come? Over the last ten years there have been so many civilian causalities alone. Then once you add in all of the soliders lost it only gets worse. And, less importantly, monetarily this has cost us so much too. Yes, he deserved to be punished, please don't get me wrong. And putting him to death was not a horrible way to handle it. But to flat out cheer because he is dead just seems sort of barbaric to me. I do, however, hope that this has brought some closure, no matter how minuscule an amount, to those who lost loved ones on September 11th.
05/02/2011
missdizzy missdizzy
I feel it's just fine to celebrate the symbolism that this has for us.
05/02/2011
liilii080 liilii080
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Originally posted by Daniel & Brittany
Bout time we got the SOB
Ditto. This mission to protect our freedom is not over but at least I can sleep a little easier tonight knowing that.
05/02/2011
Kat Shanahan Kat Shanahan
I'm not American, so I guess that probably colours my feelings about this...but I just cannot seriously bring myself to celebrate the death of another human being. I watched some of the news coverage today of people cheering and celebrating in Times Square, and while I guess in one way I can understand the sentiment behind the celebration, part of me remembers that, ten years ago, there was news coverage of people in Pakistan and Iraq celebrating what happened in NYC, and I think to myself: Are those people in Times Square today really any better?

I didn't lose anyone on 9/11. I wasn't personally affected by it, so maybe I don't have a right to comment on any of this. I guess I just wish that people would realize that one man's death does not mean that terrorism is "over". All this means is that now, the terrorists have a reason to strike back. Which, if it happens, will give the Americans a reason to strike back. And when the Americans strike back, then the terrorists will respond in kind...and then....

Do you see where this is going?

A friend of mine on Facebook posted something very poignant (and, I think, very true) today. I reposted it on my own Facebook and I'd like to share it with all of you here:

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

I think that sums up my feelings about the whole thing perfectly. I simply can't bring myself to rejoice in the death of a human being...not even an enemy.
05/02/2011
Cream in the Cupcake Cream in the Cupcake
My worry is the retaliation on the American people. That is where their violence stems from anyway. Yes they are radical and for lack of a better term, crazy, but if our nose wasnt in everyone business we wouldnt have a majority of the problems we do today. We have bases in over 130 countries. What if Russia, China, or any Middle Eastern nation planted a base on our shore? You would be attacking them too. Well, I would be.

Now before you get mad, I am not condoning at all what he did. To this day I cry when I see images of 9/11 and this man (Bin Laden) deserved death, in my opinion. Hopefully he truely is dead but there are many, many others ready to take his place.
05/02/2011
Cream in the Cupcake Cream in the Cupcake
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
Oh and I absolutely loved Obama's speech last night. He is such an intelligent and articulate speaker, no matter what your party affiliation is you must agree. If you haven't heard it yet, you should find it and give it a listen.
Articulate reader, maybe, I couldnt get over his eyes racing back and forth between lines. And dont kid yourself that he actually wrote that speech. Logic is the last thing on his mind.
05/02/2011
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