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  1. czacza

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    The president will be making an urgent statement tonight...just saw a breakthrough on the tv...could be coming any minute...:huh:
     
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    It's about national security...

    Probably pushed back to 10:45.
     
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    CNN has said we have Osama bin Laden's body.
     
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    On now...bin laden statement they are saying...
     
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    Will gas prices go down now?
     
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    They're all saying that we have Bin Laden's body in custody...still waiting for the actual statement. Right now, we're just listening to the talking heads speculate about the statement itself.
     
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    Ironic? That it's cutting into Trump on the east coast;)
     
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    Yes, very ironic!

    I was in the middle of watching Brothers and SIsters though....Brody was just about to tell Nora something REALLY important! LOL
     
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    Hopefully he's now with 72 armed Virginians.......
    and not 72 Virgins.
     
  11. czacza

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    Or raisins/currants which is another translation of that 'promise'.:huh:
     
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    The White House is blowing this...the news is out, Geraldo has announced it:dizzy:...seriously? You'd think they would get the President on...the talking heads have been going at it for nearly 1/2 hour...:confused:
     
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    I just got back from Walmart and am just catching this...Well, this is certainly big news...
     
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    LOVE IT! You always say the right thing.

    Someone I know spent 3 tours and was shot twice as one of those very special guys hunting him. I bet he is rejoicing tonight.
     
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    I hope he is rejoicing, scmom........:hugs:
     
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    Could be a teleprompter problem......:whistle:
     
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    He gets the 72 Virgins.....they just happen to be 72 of his former suicide bombers. :p
     
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    I know how bad, devastating, evil, horrific, etc it is that our soldiers are captured, tortured and killed. I just hope that nothing fishy comes out of this and makes us look even worse than we already do to other countries. Hopefully, we didn't torture him or do anything hypocritical.
     
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    Hypocritical?
     
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    Break the Geneva Convention.
     
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    I doubt he was tortured...but I wouldn't give a darn if he was.
     
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    I'm proud we have the Special Forces that we do. They are a brave group of men/women ..... who have taken out a merciless, evil murderer of innocent men, women, and children........
     
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    What?
     
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    How many times in 1 speech did he say "I" and take credit for it? It makes me sick that it turned into a political campaign speech.
     
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    I'm not saying that we did torture him or break the Geneva Convention. I clearly wasn't there. I was just expressing concern that I hope that nothing comes forward incriminating the US or our military.

    Maybe I'm crazy but I would care if he was tortured. I think it's horrific when our soldiers are captured, tortured, videotaped, murdered, etc by other countries during this time of war. It's unlawful and it's evil. Obviously, Bin Laden is a horrible, bad man (that doesn't even cover it) but that doesn't mean that our men should be unlawful or evil as well.
     
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    Guess I have a higher opinion of our Special Forces. Pakistan gave permission and support of this operation. There may have even been a Pakstani helicopter involved in the mission as they were being threatened by Al Quaeda in Islamabad...The President was clearly informed on the planning and progress...our forces have been focused and dedicated to tracking OBL for nearly 10 years...Obama made getting OBL a priority...mission accomplished.
    I'm sure we'll hear more about it in the coming days, but my main concern isn't a breach of the GC...I'd be more concerned about rogue terrorist cells and sleeper cells who do not live by such codes.
     
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    Of course I am glad that Bin Laden can't harm any more innocent people but I'm worried about retaliation from his supporters. They are already reporting increased security at bases on the news.
     
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    It's a great day to be an American (even if you're an American in Mexico). I am proud of country... :)
     
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    I think that LUCH's statements might be being misread. I'm reading it not as though she thinks our troops would have broken the GC's, but that she really hopes nothing comes out that we did. There most certainly be ramifications to the US finally killing Bin Laden. There are a lot of people in the world who hate us. Remember how we felt when we saw those people in other countries pouring out in celebration of 9/11? We were ready to attack and kill...and we did. Now, go turn on your TV. Go look at the scene in front of the White House. Do you not think that supporters of Bin Laden and Al Qaeda feel something like we felt watching those scenes?

    Also, as much as I also respect our troops, it would be a lie to pretend every single troop has been above board every single instance. Quite the contrary, there have been multiple well-publicized incidents involving US and allied troops mistreating enemy prisoners.

    I think, what LUCH is saying is that she hopes that every single move we made was above board, and we won't have to deal with scandals involving torture and abuse that would seriously mar the extent of our victory.
     
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    It didn't come off as a campaign speech to me...
     
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    agreed...He mentioned family of 911 victims and everything. Very sensitive and humble speech.

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    I am loving the hundreds of people at the white house cheering!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    I started to included the transcript and highlight each "I" reference to compare them to the many more "we" references, but then I determined that may be obnoxious. The statement is what you make of it, I suppose. I felt it was more about the United States as a whole, and the work of intelligence and soliders in particular, than his actions.
     
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    It's great! Did you hear them sing the national anthem? This is all over the Mexican news too.
     
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    Yes! I had no idea the crowd would grow to be so huge. It was only a handful of people out there at first.
     
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    On Craig's List there is a Used portable Kidney dialysis machine for sale in Abbottabad, Pakistan. the bid is at "a buck two fifty"

    The report is that Navy Seals were the ones who "got him"

    GO NAVY!
     
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    Irony: Osama Bin Laden reported dead on the same day Pope John Paul II is Beatified. Things that make you say THANK YOU GOD!!
     
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    Someone on tv was holding up an iPad that had a black background, and then in white: Obama-1, Osama-0. I heart Americans. ;)
     
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    I think done is done. Media will report on this until we get tired of hearing it which frankly I'm already tired of it and it's only been a matter of minutes. Politicians will harp on it as a positive note and what a success the mission has been. And, the 'bad guys' will martyr him then continue on without missing a beat. Sum of change equal zilch. Threat equal the same.

    It would have been so much better to have captured him alive.
     
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    I lost 4 former students to the war, I lost 3 former high school classmates on 9/11 and my son and daughter in law served in the war.
    I am glad that he is dead!
    It may not stop the terrorists cold but it may make them have second thoughts.
     
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