02 May 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead, Obama Announces



On Sunday night May 1, 2011 Obama released that Osama bin Laden is dead in a televised address to the nation. Osama's death was a result of a operation launched in Abbottabad, Pakistan where Osama was expected to be hiding, according to the U.S. intelligence. After a firefight, a small team of American forces killed Osama and took possession of his body, the president said.

“Tonight I can report to the American people and the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden,” Obama said during brief remarks at the White House.

“Justice has been done,” he said, in comments that marked a formal end of the manhunt for the most visible and emotionally-charged symbol of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Obama said that the U.S. intelligence operatives had received a tip in August regarding Bin Laden's whereabouts but Obama waited till he had enough reliable information to proceed action.

“After a fire fight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body,” the president said. “No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties.”

Obama said the 9/11 attacks that Bin Laden and his lieutenants orchestrated nearly 10 years ago remain "the worst attack on the American people in our history" and said the images of the crumbling Twin Towers "are seared into our national memory".

My opinions/thoughts

I believe that once Saddam Hussain was killed that Osama Bin Laden would be coming up dead after for the simple fact that American soldiers NEVER stop until they can finish with what war started. The war is sort of confusing certain people from the important matters of life, like what's happening to the economy; there is too much money being funded into the war and now that this has happened, I've read comments wanting the troops to come home. Is that necessary ? No ! The war will continue with a different meaning now, since Osama has been the hot topic now another hot topic will appear out of nowhere. Bin Laden was never captured or killed while George Bush or Bill Clinton was in office but now that Barack Obama is in office, this will seem like of the greatest Presidents ever. This whole thing will hit close to home for people in New York City since that's where the World Trade Center/Twin Towers bombing happened, which was said to be planned by Osama, that led people to believe that this man should be killed.

Here is a question, where are the photos ? Videos ? It's still early in the story so I'll give it sometime for photos/videos of the evidence to start showing up. I doubt Obama would lie anyway. He's so excited for his victory but I really do commend the soliders/intelligence forces that were actually at the seen fighting, those are the true heroes. 

What will the army focus on now ? Osama is dead so what's next to war about ?

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