Dick Marcinko must be proud today, I'm suprised they even admitted they exist.
Dick Marcinko must be proud today, I'm suprised they even admitted they exist.
Looks like hat CPAP machine was a casualty too. Moment of silence please.....love me some CPAP!
AMERICA, (fuck yeah)
Let's drink champagne tonight and celebrate. This is a great day for America.
Obama > Osama!
Because if BO isn't > Osama then we're in serious trouble...
"I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure."
A-hole! Osama go bye-bye :)
Sorry if this has already been posted, but this tribute still brings tears to my eyes.
..and to this day, I remember where I stood and how I felt as I played my part. The atmosphere in the Big House was electrifying and incredibly powerful, and I still get chills thinking about it.
It brings tears to my eyes too. Glad you found this and posted it.
What I should have found last night. Plus...uh, whatever these comment things are now....
I would just like to point out that in the msnbc.com computer simulation of the raid, the SEALs were blue and the al Qaeda figthers were red. Seems about right...
I think this thread has served its purpose, and the inevitable politics are starting to creep in. Obviously it's up to you, but it might be about time to let it drift on down the river.
Particularly the CIA in cooperation with a group of 6 Navy Seals. Too bad my Army Rangers didn't get to him first. Although I don't think he would be identifyable if it had been us! GO RED WHITE AND BLUE~!
Well, it would appear so, but I'm still waiting for Tom VH's confirmation before I celebrate.
May that POS rot in a special place in hell for eternity.
going on (pun very much intended). Killed in raid, identified, DNA tested, dumped at sea, in like an hour. This has to be the most confusing and perplexing international event that I have ever witnessed. There is another shoe, it will fall. Not predicting or believing that anything is going to happen domestically, but this is a peice to a bigger puzzle that is either coming together or falling apart rapidly, not sure which quite yet. I am on pins and needles today, this news in the way that it is being presented is givng me a very uneasy feeling. Signed "relieved, confused, and terrified American citizen." And why is Fox News spelling his name with a U.
but how did my post get removed? It was completely void of any political commentary of any sort. I am a Repulicrat, a Demoblican even.
A symbolic victory at most, and after great cost. What's with all the patriotism? After a ten year war, does his death actually make you feel good? Different? Safer?
wanted by every law enforcement agencies in the world for committing some of the worst possible acts of terrorism ever in our history or the worlds history.
Really? This is just a small victory? What are you even talking about? Do you stop hunting murderers after 10 years because, well it's gotten to expensive, or why would we feel safe after he died?
The man committed murder against your fellow citizens and deserved to die! Period!
You downplay this at the risk of sounding like a hater and have just trivialized every death that the US has suffered hunting for this piece of shit, in your one ignorant sentence!
I'm not even going to tell you that you should pipe down about it, because it's your right. I am going to tell you that you are flat out wrong!
I didn't say small victory. I said symbolic victory. And I never said he didn't deserve to die, he did. But this show of solidarity behind his death is a false jazz, another empty rallying cry. The war goes on, soldiers fight and die, and really nothing has changed. To believe that the death of this man changes anything worldwide is a delusion.
By the way, you sure inferred a lot from a short post that was simply stating that tens of thousands of people have been lost to this cause, and our soldiers are still not coming home, even after the man that launched the ships is now dead. The ills war still spiral.
combined with the rest of your sentence does not infer "small"?
The show of solidarity can easily be described as a collective sigh of a nation(s) that have been held hostage by the worst terrorist orginization and it's leader for many years.
But if you can't see that this does weaken the orginization and assist in cracking it open even further then I can't help you.
Does it kill it with one blow? No! But it is certainly more than what your post sounded like, and to me that sounded like, "BIG DEAL".
It is a Big Deal!
That is all!
This provides a nice jumpstart to my day.
This is something I figured would be happening shortly...
For those that want a Sparknotes version: Bin Laden was "buried at sea", and people are pissssssed. I understand the reasoning for being buried at sea (i.e., avoid becoming a "shrine"), but I feel an unmarked grave would've done the same thing.
This probably isn't a "tipping point", but this just reinforces my gut feeling that something bad is going to happen soon. I just hope we can thwart it before it happens.
You can be certain the radicals will seek vengence. But to be honest, we needed to take the body from the site for proper identification. The radicals were going to be pissed either way, even if we were to give his remains back for land burial.
Personally, I'm glad Osama sleeps with the fishes. Could not have happened to a more deserving individual.
I wish they hadn't buried him at sea. Without a body, the US will get all sorts of conspiracy theories and doubt.
This happened just in time for Trey Parker and Matt Stone to write a South Park episode about it and squeeze it in this season!
Or by this Wednesday.
We got it. Bin Laden is dead. Please remove from top of MGoBoard and resume moving new posts down chronologically. Thank you.
It's a shame they could only kill him once.
I am very suspicious of the government's claim that they disposed of the body that quickly. In nearly every death involving high level figures in the history of this country, and in deaths involving international figures famous, notorious and otherwise, there is an autopsy performed as a routine and important procedure. Furthermore, given the 'family tree' of the Bin Laden's, I would think they would keep a significant portion of OBL's DNA, for later use, much like they did with his sister's brain. Also, given all of the speculation by the military, etc., related to his health ('is he dragging a dialysis machine around?'), I would think an autopsy would have been done to end that speculation. Candidly, I don't believe he was dumped in the ocean, but I do believe he is dead. And THAT, is the happy bottom line.
They took out his compound about a week ago. So Osama corpse was rotting away.
unless you know something the news media doesn't, that's not right. They attacked yesterday, shot him yesterday, and dumped him in the sea yesterday.
yes he was killed yesterday - i believe that in the Islam religion, it is customary to bury the body before 24 hours has passed (heard this on a radio show so take it with a grain of salt). The same radio show was talking about how we tried to give his body to the Islam church to bury and they refused (once again not stating this as fact just saying what I've heard).
This would at least explain the burial at sea so quickly after to attack but to me it just seems funny that we would respect this guys religious rituals.
This is just something I have heard that could explain it. TFWIW
I'm no scholar on the topic, but I got this from about.com and it seems legit based on what I've heard and would put a de-facto twenty four hour limit on burials.
The burial should be done as soon as possible after death, but the following times should be avoided :
At night.From sunrise until the sun is fully risen.At the zenith of the sun (The sun at the meridian), until it passes the meridian.
When the sun pales before sunset until it has set.
During these times burying is prohibited unless there is an urgent necessity, according to the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) that was narrated by (Muslim)
To everyone's conspiracy theory delight...ask yourself, who really profits by revealing or claiming it NOW? If someone, anyone was going to try and pop this out at an opportunistic time, it would be right before an election. Not May. This doesn't do anything for anyone to "fix" it for now. It happened now, because it just happened now.
It is going to suck balls hearing all about the "way it really happened" and "what actually happened".
I bet UBL has an audio recording saved for just this purpose, and we're going to hear all about how he actually isn't dead, and how the US is saying he is because we're all such bad people.
But unclear why such a reportedly 'quick' burial at sea? If the attitude is to get the garbage off the deck as soon as possible, I could understand. But there is signficant importance related to a comprehensive autopsy, and I doubt that happened if the media reported time frame is accurate.
dictates that the dead be buried within 24 hours of death. Why do you need an autopsy if there is a bullet wound in the head and the guy that shot him says, "he died when my bullet entered his brain."
I heard that they might be shipping the body to Saudi so that his father can bury him. I heard that bin laden and his father have sort of an estranged relationship because bin laden has been bad to his father's business (who is the richest man in saudi that is not from royalty).
As I understand it in Islamic tradition it is very important for the father to bury his son.
His father died in 1967.