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News Of Osama Bin Ladenís Death Spreads Like Wildfire On Twitter
Tech Crunch ^ | May 1, 2011 | Alexia Tsotsis

Posted on 05/01/2011 8:19:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

@keithurbahn Keith Urbahn So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn. 42 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry

According to the Twitter-sphere, President Obama is about to announce the death of Osama Bin Laden, in an impromptu announcement broadcast on Whitehouse.gov this Sunday night at 10:45 EST.

This news is actually spreading like wildfire before the broadcast on Twitter where the first sign of confirmation came when Keith Urbahn, the Chief of Staff for former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, tweeted “I’m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden.”

“Osama Bin Laden” is now a Twitter trending topic.

CNN and the New York Times have just confirmed. Wow this news isn’t even out yet and it is already old.

Updating.

@brianstelter Brian Stelter CBS News producer reports: RT @jacksonjk: House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. has the body. 32 minutes ago via web

Jill Jackson House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. has the body. 33 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Reply

Andy Levy Fox News confirms bin Laden is dead. 25 minutes ago via web

Kent Matheson Cnn says bin laden is dead 21 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®Reply


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: internet; obama; osama; osamabinladen; rumsfeld; wot

1 posted on 05/01/2011 8:19:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama delayed to get the cheerleaders out in front of the White House, while that I sit here remembering how Clinton had him and let him go. Anybody recall that?

The man who earned this get along with his beloved military is the retired Commander in Chief in Dallas. GWB. Hats off, W. Your guys did it!


2 posted on 05/01/2011 8:26:16 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This was a good leak. It stole the thunder from the stage hogging jackarse Obama.


3 posted on 05/01/2011 8:34:06 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama was probably delayed waiting on the teleprompter.


4 posted on 05/01/2011 8:52:38 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Quick quiz:

Interpol issued international arrest warrant for OBL in 1998, three years before 9/11

What country requested it?


5 posted on 05/01/2011 8:59:00 PM PDT by DTA (U.S. CENTCOM vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It seems pretty obvious who that ‘reputable person’ is, considering who this young fellow works for. Looks like in reality Rumsfeld broke this story, and I wouldn’t really be surprised if he actually knew before the president did.


6 posted on 05/01/2011 9:10:00 PM PDT by baa39
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To: DTA

Pakistan?


7 posted on 05/01/2011 9:10:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. TR)
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To: DTA

Libya


8 posted on 05/01/2011 9:16:58 PM PDT by baa39
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