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Postby Plavt » Mon, 02 May 2011 2:27 pm

Unfortunately there are plenty of 'skeletons in the cupboard.' :(
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 02 May 2011 2:35 pm

Yeah, I reckon the terrorist attempts will be stepped up in spite in the short term, but I think the figurehead going down will be a huge moral loss to al qaeda.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 02 May 2011 2:50 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... -long.html

This seems quite an insightful early summary. I look forward with interest to analyses of 'where Al Quada will go from here' when there has been time for writers to digest the news.

OBL had deputies, so was replaceable. It would be good though if this somehow staunches the flow of his Saudi funding of terrorism.

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Re: BIN LADEN HAS BEEN KILLED AND WE HAVE THE BODY!

Postby manutdfan » Mon, 02 May 2011 4:58 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:http://news.yahoo.com/video/world-15749633/25084937#video=25084937


Donald Trump and the Republicans want to see the long form of the death certificate.

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Re: BIN LADEN HAS BEEN KILLED AND WE HAVE THE BODY!

Postby nakatago » Mon, 02 May 2011 6:23 pm

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manutdfan wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:http://news.yahoo.com/video/world-15749633/25084937#video=25084937


Donald Trump and the Republicans want to see the long form of the death certificate.


Oh snap!

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Re: BIN LADEN HAS BEEN KILLED AND WE HAVE THE BODY!

Postby Asdracles » Mon, 02 May 2011 6:27 pm

manutdfan wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:http://news.yahoo.com/video/world-15749633/25084937#video=25084937


Donald Trump and the Republicans want to see the long form of the death certificate.


Looks like the corpse (or possible corpse) has been thrown to the sea, so this won't be possible....

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Postby Snowfly » Mon, 02 May 2011 6:44 pm

won't be long before he comes back as this guy... you can make huge strides in weapons development in 10 years.

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Postby aster » Mon, 02 May 2011 8:21 pm

First some royal wedding, now this, time to switch off all news channels for another week... :)

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 02 May 2011 8:30 pm

aster wrote:First some royal wedding, now this, time to switch off all news channels for another week... :)


Apparently Pippa Middleton might have an announcement to make soon. Bet you can't wait eh? :wink:

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Postby aargon » Mon, 02 May 2011 8:41 pm

They would have been better off trying to capture him alive - now that he is dead, al que ad have a great martyr they can use for further propaganda and recruitment - and if you know what happened with Jesus Christ :o - they`ll end up writing a book about him :shock:
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 02 May 2011 8:45 pm

^^Look, when they enlist 12 year olds as suicide bombers, they can hardly need more impetus to blow-up free thinking, free people.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 02 May 2011 10:24 pm

aargon wrote:They would have been better off trying to capture him alive - now that he is dead, al que ad have a great martyr they can use for further propaganda and recruitment - and if you know what happened with Jesus Christ :o - they`ll end up writing a book about him :shock:


Don't you suppose that every government official, from the President on down, wanted to capture him alive? That they did not suggests that for the military personnel on the ground it was not a possibility. Very hard to second guess folks in the middle of a mission with bullets and bombs going off.

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Postby BillyB » Mon, 02 May 2011 11:18 pm

It's quite strange about the body being 'thrown to sea' as some reports are mentioning. I saw pictures of his 'dead' face on the news today. If they got those pictures - assuming of course it isn't a body double - why dispose of it?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 02 May 2011 11:38 pm

I stand corrected. The purpose of the mission was to kill, not capture. As to speculation regarding burial at sea, all an attempt to prevent him becoming a martyr... and to smack bin Laden family in the face.


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