May 2, 2011

 
 
 

Via WSJ:

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a mastermind of the largest terrorist attack in American history, was killed Sunday in Pakistan in a military operation after the U.S. learned of his location.

"Justice has been done," President Barack Obama said from the White House, where he made the dramatic announcement late Sunday. "The United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda and a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children."

He said that he had ordered the attack earlier in the day after it became clear last week that there was sufficient intelligence, following a lead about his whereabouts that first surfaced in August. Mr. bin Laden was killed with a "head shot" during the firefight, a senior administration official said. The raid was conducted by U.S. military personnel operating under the authority of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Mr. bin Laden's body was given a burial at sea Monday, the Associated Press reported, citing a U.S. official.

The elusive al Qaeda leader was killed in a targeted assault in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, roughly 40 miles outside the capital city of Islamabad. The raid was conducted by a small helicopter-borne strike team, a senior U.S. administration official said. The team was on the compound for under 40 minutes, the official said.

Mr. bin Laden's body was identified by the strike force, officials said. Family members in the compound also positively identified the body as Mr. bin Laden's, giving the U.S. the confidence to make the announcement Sunday. DNA testing is also being conducted.

Omar Khan, a local resident in the area of the attack, said American and Pakistani commandos landed in the area at 1:10 a.m., local time, and raided a house. "The entire area was rocked with a massive explosion," he said. "A massive exchange of firing took place which continued for more than half an hour." Security forces have cordoned off the area.

A senior administration official said Mr. bin Laden "did resist the assault force" and was killed in the firefight that ensued as the strike team entered the compound. Another administration official said the U.S. was taking steps to ensure that Mr. bin Laden's body is "handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition."

3 comments:

  1. I don't believe it...quite ironic how they've buried Osama's body in the sea....and so soon WTF?? Really?? Have you seen the photoshopped pic of Osama dead...So now the world will be in fear of supposed retaliation...smdh dont believe the hype folks

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  2. I agree with Anonymous. Americans as a whole are not the most "thinking" individuals, so the media and the powers that be throw anything and everything their way, and they believe it. Although I like the president, he is only a puppet for those who are really controlling the world events - he's the clean-up man. World leaders have had the opportunity to kill bin Laden for over a decade, so why now? I'm sure some type of oil deal was made with him, so that he will continue to hide in his cave and not make any trouble with the U.S.

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  3. Osama has been dead since 2003....Obama ain't shit but a puppet apart of the elite...no surprise to me this news has arisen on May day. the elite are into numbers, and coincidentally this was announced the same day Hitlers death was announced on May 1st...Only sheeple would believe the bullshit they are being fed...the country has been waiting for Osama's death, then supposedly his body is thrown out to sea...no verification, only the world of the government...If you want to be enlightened go to www.infowars.com

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