BREAKING: Osama bin Laden dead as a result of US strike (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on May 1, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Multiple news outlets are reporting the news. Not confirmed as to how or which country (Afghanistan or Pakistan). The President will be issuing a statement shortly on the matter.

Absolutely awesome news. It’s a symbolic victory as the war on terror will go on nevertheless, but that doesn’t diminish the historic significance of this kill. Supposedly it happened days ago It happened earlier today but the US wanted DNA confirmation first before they made the official announcement. Morons on Twitter and ABC News are making a partisan issue out of it by giving President Obama all the credit but the real credit goes to the boots on the ground, including both our military and intelligence agents who NEVER stopped looking for OBL in the aftermath of 9-11, never stopped hunting for him nor digging for intelligence from informants that would lead us to him.

Now is a good time to remember in prayer the victims of OBL’s Islamofascistic reign of terror. Decades of murder finally, at long last, officially avenged. It’s a great night.

Update – 11:41PM: The President says that the kill happened today after days of intelligence reports indicating where OBL was. Pakistani intelligence helped lead us to him. He says he authorized an operation to take OBL out. There was a firefight and no American troops were harmed. OBL was killed via a bullet to the brain.

News reports: Navy Seals being given credit for the operation.

Bret Baier on Fox is saying the President said the intelligence reports have been coming in since last August and in the last week he (Obama) authorized the use of force to take him out. I’ll need to review the speech. That’s not what I heard. Either way, OBL is gone and that is great news for us all.

Here’s a link to President Bush’s statement:

Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.


Here’s the text of President Obama’s speech.

A crowd of an estimated 2,500 are celebrating outside the WH. Celebrations also ongoing at Ground Zero. Awesome.

Update – 1:20 AM: How OBL was tracked.

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  • 16 Responses to “BREAKING: Osama bin Laden dead as a result of US strike (UPDATED)”


    1. Lori says:

      Leave it to Obama to make this all about himself.

    2. RickS says:

      Exactly what I was thinking. This narcissistic fool of a president has to make it about him, every time. And now he’s going to use this event at every turn for the next year and a half to show what a great leader he is and how we should give him four more years. What a pathetic and small man. God help us.

    3. Chris says:

      Thank you to our military, counter-terrorism agents and President Obama!

    4. Michael says:

      Good job President Obama, the US Intelligence community,and the US Military. Chris here shows class. RickS though should go look in the mirror to see a pathetic and small man.

    5. Carlos says:

      Thank Duh-1 for what, Chris? For giving a decision even my dim-witted and mentally challenged brother could make? Not too much glory there, but he’ll (as already noted) make it the biggest decision ever made by any president, EVUH!

      And, in case you believe I’m unreasonable in my relief that bin Laden is burning in hell now, I think the celebration in Times Square is as uncalled for as were the muslim celebrations after 9/11…

    6. Drew says:

      Don’t be fooled! Is there anything so sacred that Obhammud would not politicize it for personal gain? Before all the orgasmic chortling begins, keep in mind also the Pakistanis were harboring this murder all along and damn well knew it.

    7. PE says:

      The sewer rats now have a dead icon.

    8. Paul says:

      Forget the politics for a moment-Osama Bin Laden is dead. It was about time…

    9. Tom TB says:

      Abbottabad is where Pakistan’s Military Academy is. It would be like an internationally known fugitive hiding in a suspicious closed compound a mile from West Point…

    10. Tex says:

      A great day for all the peace loving people of the world. A demon, if ever there was one, was dispatched straight back to Hell by the world’s finest military in the world – the U.S. military.

      And no amount of explaining could get me to believe the Pakistanis had no idea bin Laden was living in this massive and very expensive compound in the middle of an area populated by many Pakistani military personnel. Pakistan was protecting him.

    11. Great White Rat says:

      Carlos, I’ll give Obama credit for deciding to send in the SEALs to get the job done right, regardless of whatever whining comes from Pakistan over the next few days. You’re right that any dimwit would have done the same thing…let’s just be glad that for once, Obama rose to that level.

      The real credit, of course, belongs, as ST says, to the SEALs, the military, and the intelligence agencies who never rested in their effort to run OBL to ground.

      One other item: from what I’ve read, the key piece of information was the identity of bin Laden’s trusted courier. We got that information from one of the Guantanamo inmates about four years ago. Had Gitmo been shuttered years ago as the Democrats – including Obama – and the rest of the left demanded, bin Laden would still be at large today.

      Those who wanted Gitmo closed should have to explain why they’re pleased with last night’s news, in view of that fact.

    12. Guy M says:

      Curious about the timing of all this, but I have to give Obama his due, at least he got the guy. The news over here in the U.K has been non stop today about this.

    13. captaingrumpy says:

      I don’t like ther news that Bin Laden was buried within 24 hrs of being killed as is required in the Muslim faith.Another Obama decision , made so as to not offend his Muslim friends.

    14. Dock0 says:

      I am just thankful that none of our SEALS were injured or killed in that operation. God bless ’em.

      Imagine if Obama had to look saddened about HIS victory over Osama while speaking of casualties.

      The crocodile tears would have been copious while HE was on camera, followed by the live mike, “I really wowed those Rubes, didn’t I!”