Skip to comments.Bin Laden killed: How it happened (Time to bomb Pakistan for harboring Al-Qaeda)
Posted on 05/02/2011 3:36:22 AM PDT by tobyhill
Details are emerging of how al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was found and killed at a fortified compound on the outskirts of Abbottabad in north-west Pakistan.
The compound is just "a stone's throw" and less than 200 yards from the Pakistan Military Academy, an elite military training centre, which is Pakistan's equivalent to Britain's Sandhurst, one local journalist from Abbottabad told the BBC.
Other reports have put the distance at 800 yards.
But the compound lies well within Abbottabad's military cantonment - it is likely the area would have had a constant and significant military presence and checkpoints.
The operation began at about 2230 (1730 GMT) and lasted about 45 minutes, military sources told BBC Urdu. Two or three helicopters were seen flying low over the area. Witnesses say it caused panic among local residents.
Barbed wire and cameras
The target of the operation was the compound, which had at its centre a large three-storey building.
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Pakistan has a lot of explaining to do (and it wont help them). A link to the map below:
The word “Outrageous” doesn’t begin to cover it.
Let’s hope they never identify the individual who actually delivered the candygram.
The Paks are no friends of ours.
The w0n takes credit in 3..2..1..
Who cares about a ten year old candygram... Obama loves himself now.
The Pakistani Military and ISI knew exactly where he was for 10 years now so while this is good news that he’s dead, Pakistan must pay a price.
Our friends in “Pokeston” ...
Oddly enough, we’ve had reports of Pakistan harboring bin Laden for years. Years. The timing of his capture and death couldn’t be better for Zero if you’d scripted it in Hollywood. With his polls numbers bottoming out and his domestic/economic policies widely hated...’how’s hope and change working out for you?’...Zero needed something, and this breathes life in his reelection campaign. But Bin Laden’s followers will rally and commit acts of mass murder, and gas prices won’t fall until we drill for our own oil. Call me cynical, but I think Zero wouldn’t have done anything had his poll numbers looked better. That said, Bravo and well done, Navy seals and everyone who took part in this!
Exactly why I think this is a “Madame Tussaud” event.
One more thing...Zero actually used the words: One Nation Under God...and God Bless the United States of America. He even hinted that we’re an exceptional nation. Nah, I must have been dreaming.
Why buried at sea before we had a chance to cut his body up?
Why is Obama so sensitive to Osama’s religion?
Who harbored him?
Makes perfect sense as a hide-out in plain view. Also makes sernse that every bloody Paki from corporal on up knew where the guy was all along.
Bingo! I hope a Navy seal slid a ham sandwich in bin Laden’s mouth before they rolled him up in that white sheet and dumped him overboard.
OH, mabye not.
If Obaama is so desperate for re-election that he threw Al-Qaeda under the bus, they're going to come back for vengeance in a big way. Muslim sleeper cells, anyone?
(Which *might* lead to chaos and a call for suspension of US elections, btw.)
NO cheers, unfortunately.
A quick burial at sea prevents them from setting up a martyr’s site, plus it was private. Muslims can’t prove we put bacon to good use, but I sure hope we did. As for Zero, that speech was typical self aggrandizement. I, I, I...you’d have thought he carried out the raid all by himself.
Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader. He was a mass murderer of Muslims, Obama said.
Obama more concerned about his fellow Muslims that Bin Laden killed than all our fellow Americans that were killed. And Obama made sure Bin Laden received a proper Muslim burial. Obama is a POS.
"The guy is an @sshole, do you think we want him down here?!?"
Obama’s speech was awful. I never in my life heard anyone use so many words to say so little in my life. And his use of the first person and his credit taking, scene stealing and general self centered behavour was appalling. He made only what seemed to me the most perfunctory and minimal expressions of gratitude and appreciation of those who actually made it happen.
2 or 3 helicopters near a military academy caused fear and panic?
This story gets smellier and smellier.
God Bless the hard work of the American military and Intell forces!!
The information about where this scumbag was had been developed over a number of years. That said this is actually the first thing I can think of that Obama has done right.
Give Obama all the credit, he deserves it.
I believe Bin laden died of “natural causes” that is a serve over dose of lead in his brain!
Disgusting how 0bama tries to make it look as if he personally planned the operation.
I think it’s Bush’s fault.
He should measure what he says carefully ;).
It was soooooo noticeable. His handlers made him do it to prove he is a Christian.....Not a Muzzie who a minute before said Usama was not a muzzie.
The only 0bama speech I’ll watch is his resignation speech!
But, if he wants to take personal credit and get the Grand Fatwa, that’s ok by me :) The US military would have his back; whereas if it were the other way around...
WRONG, OBAMA! Osama was VERY good Muslim. He took the Koran seriously which is why he loved murdering Americans in cold blood. Now, thanks to the SEALs, he is rotting & roasting in hell.
So, my question is when are we gonna go after that Kim Il Jong & Abdulminiwhatever to make the world an even safer place? Mess with the best & you die like the rest. What comes around, Osama baby, goes around. Have a nice eternity w/o ac!
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Where are the hoards of people in Gaza handing out candy?
This is a wonderful accomplishment for the guys who did the actual capturing of Bin Laden. They are heroes. The operation reminds me of the Israeli rescue at En Geddie (sp.?).
But it’s mainly a symbolic victory. We haven’t put an end to terrorism. Another crazy will step in and take Bin Laden’s place.
Did anyone read that they are saying he was “buried at sea?”
It most likely was ST6.
Two Minute Hate time, folks!
He already said he gave the order.
I was listening for “I”
It later occurred to me that he had to say that he as president gave the order personally and the implication that no prisoners were taken was also at his order.
Also, he used the word Terrorist several times.
Obama will say anything to increase his chances of being re-elected. It’s always about him. It’s a shame that some people will think he is sincere.
Now known formally as DEVGRU, btw.
True - the fight has been going on for fourteen-hundred years, rising and falling in intensity like the tide. One man's death isn't going to stop it.
Yea my offspring told me that. Just doesn’t flow!
BREAKING: Sharks at seas enjoy dinner with trashed Osama meat. Sharks gave a thumbs up to Navy Seals for throwing nice dinner out of the helicopter.
BREAKING: Fox News reports “Obama” bin Laden dead by mistake lol
Ok call me suspicious but, isn’t it weird that ol’ Bin was killed last week? Ok, yea, I have my tin foil hat on. How long did they know he was there? And who gave the go ahead to go in and get him? Was it really just last week, or did this happen a while ago and Obama is using it to divert attention away from something else? Everything coming out of Obama’s mouth last night sounded sincere but everything he does is contrary to what he was saying. He can’t even call these people terrorists. Just sayin.
When we first made them THE MOST STRATEGIC ALLY in the war on terror, Pakistan had no, nada, none intelligence system. We set them up...ran it...and apparently still do.
Frankly, I don't see any gain in Usama's death. He was no longer the leader of alqueda.